District 13 Cafe @ Aman Suria, Petaling Jaya

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Aman Suria is another place to go if you are looking for food in PJ area. Joining the cafes and kopitiams in the neighbourhood is a friendly cafe named District 13 Cafe. District 13 Cafe is a very simple cafe that serves honest food.

Had a chat with the owner cum chef of the cafe, Howard and found out that they will source their ingredients from the market every morning. With ingredients this fresh, you don't need much of seasoning or marination; rather, Howard believes in letting the ingredients shine. Hence, there are very minimal seasoning and marination in the dishes at District 13 Cafe.

Smoked Duck Salad with Pear Dressing (RM 23). The duck has been nicely rendered and all it left was slices of tender duck meat with a nice hint of smokiness. I took a look at the menu, it says "tea and pear infusion dressing". Though I couldn't really taste the tea but I love the sweetness of the pear that balance out the savoury notes of the duck. Overall, we love this dish to the core.

Chicken Popcorn served with Cheese Sauce (RM 15). If you love the cheesy wedges from KFC, you'd love this even more. Crispy fried chicken popcorn drizzled with spicy cheese sauce, the chicken popcorn are tender and juicy, while the heat from the cheese sauce is a good way to kick-start your appetite. I will have no problem sacrificing my calories for these!

Pan Seared Sea Bass with Cauliflower Puree (RM 21). Sea bass is meaty and flaky. The salsa is light and very refreshing, and I especially love the cauliflower puree.

Pork Schnitzel (RM 18). Juicy meat and crispy batter, the Pork Schnitzel definitely hits all the right mark when it comes to fried food.

Miso Seafood Pasta (RM 25). It was my first time trying miso with pasta. District 13 skillfully incorporated the umami flavours of miso into the pasta without overpowering the entire dish with miso flavours. The Miso Seafood Pasta is definitely a unique dish worth trying and also my personal favourite too.

Ahi Tuna Rice Bowl (RM 20). I love how simple rice bowls are yet you can do so many things with them, just like this bowl of Ahi Tuna Rice Bowl at District 13. Slices of perfectly cooked smoked tuna with runny onsen egg, a simple bowl of smoky and creamy goodness!

Grilled Pork Rice Bowl (RM 18). If fish is not your thing, opt for the grilled pork then.

Juicy Pork Burger (RM 25). Homemade patty by the chef himself at District 13. If you are a fan of burgers, give their burger a try!

Cappuccino (RM 10). District 13 roasts their own coffee beans. Instead of robust flavours, the coffee at District 13 is on the milder side.

Mocha (RM 11). A bit of chocolate to your daily cuppa of coffee.

T.I.E (RM 15). Espresso with soda.

Rose Tea with Milk (RM 10). For non-coffee lovers, give the Rose Tea with Milk a try. A hint of floral note in warm milk, not too bad actually and I'm kind of liking it.

As an experience chef himself, Howard who is also the owner of the cafe, does the ingredient shopping every morning at the market, and prepare the food himself. Every ingredients that goes into the dishes are very well thought of. District 13 doesn't have very extravagant or hipster-liked interior but the sincerity and passion of the owners towards serving good food can be seen through the dishes they serve. If you are at the neighbourhood, why not drop by District 13 and try it out for yourself!

To know more updates on District 13 Cafe, check out their Facebook and Instagram.

Address: Jalan PJU 1/43, Aman Suria, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Operation Hours: 11am to 10.30pm (Tuesday to Thursday) | 11am to 12am (Friday) | 10am to 12am (Saturday) | 10am to 10.30am (Sunday) | Monday CLOSED
Contact: +603 7886 6568

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