Nara Kitchen & Co. @ Damansara Uptown: Happy Place with Happy Food!

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If you are a foodie and so happened to live or hang around PJ a lot, I'm very sure Damansara Uptown is one of the many places that you have visited frequently for food. There seems to be new eateries opening up every now and then, but Nara Kitchen & Co. has always caught my attention.

The always white and bright Nara Kitchen & Co. gives out a very "zen" vibe every time I passed by the cafe. Despite my curiosity, I've never stepped foot into the cafe until now.

Clean, white and bright with a touches of colours at the wall. Immediately I fell in love with the simplicity of the cafe.

When to Nara Kitchen slightly after lunch hours, and the cozy ambiance of the cafe made me want to stay there longer.

Assorted Veggie Chips (RM 8) + Avocado Salsa Dip (RM 6). Who says chips have to be unhealthy? These crispy veggie chips are definitely a healthier version.

Oh, not to forget the bowl of salsa dip that was creamy, bright and pretty refreshing at the same time.

Waffle Benedict (RM 26). A twist from the famous eggs benedict - buttermilk waffles topped with organic poached eggs, grilled marinate prawns, with salted-egg crumble and Hollandaise sauce. The waffles were light and fluffy, and I like the mild kick of smoky-spiciness of the prawns. The downside? If only the portion could be bigger and it'll be perfect.

Chef's Classic Tomato Bolognaise (RM 19) + XXL Chicken Meatball (RM 10). The meatball is XXL, for sure. Look at the size of that meat ball sitting on top of the spaghetti. If it wasn't recommended by Caroline, the pretty lady boss, I'll never order this dish purely because I'm not a fan of bolognese and meatballs. The handmade XXL meatball was PERFECT! It was firm yet juicy on the inside, and well-marinated. If I ever crave for meatballs, this will definitely be my go-to!

On top of ala carte, Nara Kitchen serves Executive Lunch Menu w/ Drinks + Soup of the Day (RM 19++) too. There are a total of 5 items to choose from, and we had the Japanese Curry Donburi.

Just like what you'd expect in a Japanese curry - sticky steamed rice, hand-cut potatoes and carrots, and organic egg. The curry wasn't spicy at all, instead the aromatic curry was very soothing. I actually ordered something very similar when I visited Nara Kitchen the 2nd time.

Pretty in Pink (RM 18). I love doughnuts but not when they are drizzled or glazed with sauces. So, if I were to order the dessert on my own, Pretty in Pink would certainly not make it to my order list. Yes, the glaze was still too sweet for my liking; but I like the chewy texture of the doughnuts.

Cappucino. It is always nice to balance out the sweetness of the dessert with a cuppa.

Looking through the menu, Nara Kitchen serves very simple and straightforward food but with lots of thoughts into it. The pricing might be considered steep for some, but the Executive Lunch Menu certainly worth a try.

"Nara" means happy in Greek, and just like the name of the cafe, this was how I felt when spending my day at Nara Kitchen & Co. Not only the food was good, but I was very impressed by their service and friendliness too.

To know more updates on Nara Kitchen & Co., check out their WebsiteFacebook and Instagram.

Address: 61, SS 21/1A, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Operation Hours: 12pm to 3pm, 6pm to 10:30pm (Monday, Thursday & Friday) | 10am to 10:30pm (Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday) | Tuesday CLOSED
Contact: +603 7733 5897

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