Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Haute Food @ Plaza Damas, KL

Yummy sandwiches in Plaza Damas :) ....

I had heard a lot about Haute Food but never noticed it, as it is tucked away in a little "alleyway" in Block H of Plaza Damas (sort of around the corner from the mamak/ 7-11 outlet?):
Just outside Haute....

Whether you prefer to sit al fresco (which can be a bit warm) or inside (small, simple but cosy), Haute Food is very popular and is usually packed during peak hours:
Inside Haute....

Nothing on the constantly changing Daily Special menu sparked my interest that day, so I went for the Roast beef sandwich (RM 13.50) which is on their normal menu:
(The normal menu has a selection of lighter options - interesting sounding sandwiches and breakfast items)

There's nothing about this sandwich that I didn't like:
- Generous slices of moist roast beef,
- slathered with tender, fragrant slices of caremelised onions, and
- crisp fresh greens,
- nestled in between two thick slices of perfectly toasted crusty bread.
:D :D :D
Hello, gorgeous....

Since we were there quite late on Saturday, we were just in time for the Tea time special - Cake and tea/ cofee for RM 16 (3pm to 5pm):
(Its not a bad deal, but not exactly super worth it - considering that most of the cakes are priced around RM 12 a slice and coffee around RM 8 a cup)

Moving on to dessert:
To be completely fair, I have heard a lot of good things about the cakes there... but the 2 that we tried didn't wow me.
(Nothing really wrong with the cakes actually, they are above average - Just not super nice, as I expected)

- Chocolate cake:
Slab of cake....

Overall, fairly moist and fairly chocolatey.
(What a giant slice though!)

- Bread and butter pudding:
Our platter of pudding....

Nice textural mix from the ice cream, crunchy almonds and "bread", but the bread was not quite moist enough and wasn't particularly fragrant.
(OK lah)

As much as I am a rice person, I do get cravings for a really good sandwich sometimes... and now I know where to go when I do!

So it's: Casual ambience, decent range of light eats and cakes (with a rotating selection of daily specials), reasonable pricing (considering serving size and that it's in Mont Kiara) BUT nothing bad really - just that the service can be a bit slow when it gets packed and (so far) not all the cakes are fantabulous. :).....

Restaurant Review
Summary Sheet:

Haute Food @ Plaza Damas, KL
H-0-2, Block H, Plaza Damas, 60, Jalan Sri Hartamas 1, Kuala Lumpur

Taste: 6
Ambience : 7
Service : 5
Price** : RM 40 per person
Parking: OK

** Approximation - 3 course meal, excluding drinks
Telephone No.: 03-6201 3168
Opening Hours: 10am to 6pm (Closed on Tuesdays)



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  1. LOVE this place.. psycho good la ;)

  2. arghhhh and i still haven't been there yet. :-( damn my stupid schedule.

  3. the sandwiches look good. will be there!

    is there hope for the bread and butter pudding? or its just gonna make my taste buds weep. i love bread and butter pudding:D

  4. I'm always lost when it comes to Plaza Damas... but since u mentioned 7-11.. I will try to ask ard should I can't find it

  5. dear owner of haute,
    pleeeeeeeeeeeeeease consider extending your hours until at least 8 p.m. on weekdays.
    fondest regards,
    a kl office slave who can't reach plaza damas anytime before 6 p.m.

  6. omg, you went without me.. =(

  7. nxt time choose a fancier looking cake haha..i cant c how that chocolate cake could have been mindblowing..looks rather plain =)

  8. to Ciki:
    Yeah. The sandwich was awesome!! :D
    (Can't wait to try the other food there)

    to Lyrical Lemongrass:
    It's never too late - great place for a lazy weekend brunch. :)
    (Go this weekend?)

    to missyblurkit:
    I wouldn't say the b&b pudding was awful but it definitely wasn't great either...
    (Only one way to find out whether you will like it tho - try it! :) Who knows? Maybe they were just having a bad day cake-wise when I went there?)

    to thule aka leo:
    If you are standing in front of (facing) the 7-11, just turn to your right and walk towards the next block of shops. It should be in the middle of that block, on your left.
    (Hope you can find it easily and will enjoy the food!)

    to Sean:
    We should start a petition! :)
    (Or just go there on weekends, I guess?)

    to PureGlutton:
    Happy New Year to you too! :)

    to sooj:
    We go on Saturday for lunch?

    to Joe who is constantly craving:
    Well, if it was done right then just a simple chocolate cake can be mindblowing. :)
    (How can I not choose chocolate cake anyway? LURVE chocolate....)

  9. Next time you go, you call me? *bats eyelids*

  10. Haha..yup I didnt like the sloppy Bread & butter pudding. Stay awy frm the Tiramisu too.
    But the choc ws fine fr me as I do not like my choc too heavy ;p
    At least it didnt taste like cadbury choc!

  11. I think I will get lost trying to come here. Bring me, pleaseeee!

  12. to thenomadGourmand:
    Yeah, true.... Will try the carrot cake next round - I remember you said that is nice, right? :)

    to unka leong, jason and ciki:
    Jom! Let's go together-gether? :)

  13. good to hear that they are still good after all this while :)

    passion is key for consistency!


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