Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Toast And Roast @ SS2, PJ

Oh pork. How you soothe the soul...(and clog the arteries *sigh*) ....

Some food places are so hidden...

Tucked away in the middle of a small block of shop lots between a condo and some houses (a very residential area) in SS2, Toast & Roast almost seems like it's purposely trying to avoid attention:
(I had no idea it was so close to my home...)

Modern signage but standard coffee shop "ambience" inside....

It's really simple inside - pretty much a relatively clean and comfortable coffeeshop setting.... with an array of tantalising, glistening roasted meats hanging in the "stall" in front.
(Actually, that's the only stall in the coffeeshop)

The main star there is the Premium Char Siew (Small RM 8, Medium RM 16, Large RM 24):

Delicious (and harmless?) sin....

It had a nice balance of moist yet crispy - the slightly charred bits contrasted so well against the tender meat, which was not too cloyingly sweet...
(The best cut to order is "poon fei sao" (Half fat skinny)... which has the added yumminess of the perfect balance of melt in mouth fatty bits and tender meat)

You can of course eat the char siew with rice, but that day we had the Hakka Mee with Mince Meat (RM 5) instead:

A hearty meal of carbs and some meat....

Although saltier than I would have liked, the bouncy noodles topped with moist, savoury minced meat sauce was a yummy eat, especially since it was topped with crunchy chee yau char (Um. Pork fat croutons?).
(I think the Char siew would go better with regular steamed rice though.... The noodles are almost a meal on it's own and the meat sauce, although tasty, overpowers the char siew...)

We also ordered the Green Curry Pork (Small RM 6, Large RM 10), which they have on certain days:

A random bit of Thai cuisine at a Chinese coffeeshop....

I'm not sure if its completely authentic, but it was still yummy - lemak (creamy) enough with a good fragrance of basil, and not too spicy.

Thank goodness for my dear food-aholics who rescue me from my episodes of work related food hiatuses.

(*waves at the gorgeous Bangsar Babe (and Rif)... and to Nips for giving us a good reason to meet up*.. THANKS Y'ALL!)

So it's: Relatively comfortable ambience (for a coffeeshop), good range of roast meats and some noodles/ side dishes BUT nothing bad really, just that some of the pricing seems to be on the higher side (for a coffeeshop) and parking can be a bit of a pain......

Restaurant ReviewSummary Sheet:

Toast And Roast @ SS2, PJ

No. 20, Jalan SS2/72, Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Taste: 7
Ambience : 6
Service : 5
Price** : RM 11 per person
Parking: OK

** Approximation - 3 course meal, excluding drinks

Telephone No.: 016-682 2249/ 013-340 3983
Opening Hours: 9am to 4.30pm (or until stocks last, as their Facebook page warns...)
(Closed on Tuesday)



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  1. green curry pork and char siew! What next, pandan siew yuk? =D

  2. Hi J
    Kindly be informed that this post has been reprinted on, thanks. ^^
    P/S: We have put your name and link credit back to this article.

  3. Hi J! Was wondering - do they do siu yoke here? And is it decent? I've seen so much praise for the char siu but I much prefer the former. If you can get one type of roast right, you should be able to get the other type, easy peas right?

  4. char siu looks really good. :D

  5. to dropsofcontentment:
    Why not?? That sounds like an interesting combination :D

    to minchow:
    Yup.. Saw that they have roast chicken and siew yoke too - didn't try it tho... Wanna go makan? :)

    to Michelle Chin:
    It was yummeh. om nom nom nom :D

  6. drooling over the char siew on this side of the earth!

  7. My friend has been raving about this place but I hv yet to go :(

  8. tHE Best char siew in my rank!

  9. to Joe who is constantly craving:
    Well, u r not THAT far away :) Come back soon n let's go for another round :D

    to babe_kl:
    The siew yoke there is just so-so.. but yeah, the char siew is really nice :) Hope u like it.
    (go try it soon...! Just call me if ur in the area n I'll come join u. Om nom nom nom)

    to choi yen:
    I completely agree. :D *high five*

  10. I love the char siew here too. It's our current favorite. Btw, the siew yoke here (when we tried) wasn't too good, so we usually just stick to char siew and Hakka mee.

  11. to Baby Sumo:
    Yeah.. it's a pity about the siew yoke but MMmmmmmm that just helps us all concentrate on how good the siew yoke is, don't u think so? :D

  12. We are supposed to go together! Has it been a year since we made a pact? Haha .... sigh. How time flies.

  13. to J2kfm:
    OMG has it really been a year already?? :(

    My new job has really eaten up my life... We should go soon, before another year slips by! When are u free?

  14. This place looks pretty decent. I am sure there will be so many people, who'll pay a visit on regular bases. It attracts not only by its great ambience, but with irresistible food, too.

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