Saturday, 2 February 2008

Ladies 'Momma'lade @ Marmalade Cafe, Bangsar Village II

It’s birthday celebration for A ! The Chee Muis decided to meet up and rouse to the occasion for A. Where can we go where children will be welcomed and even catered for. With most of our friends having at least a kid in tow, we had to find a kid-friendly place so that the moms can enjoy tete-a-tete (ok lah, gossip time) while the children are sufficiently occupied. Marmalade Café fits the bill perfectly! The cafe has a separate play area for children so the kids have free reign to run ‘ahem’ wild while the adults catch up with one another.

Now, on to the serious business of ordering food! We decided on Sounds of Havana, Oceanic Citrus Smoked Salmon, Turkey and Mushroom Quiche, Smoked Salmon Spaghetti, mini Pizzas and the Terriyaki Chicken Sandwich, all to share.

Sounds of Havana is a delightful mix of red and yellow capsicums, cubed pineapples, tender chicken meat, cheese with bits of pomelo and a sprinkling of crunchy coconut shreds and nuts topped with alfalfa sprouts. It is both a feast to the eyes and the palate. I like how the different textures and flavours meld together.
Next serve, Oceanic Citrus Smoked Salmon. This salad is refreshing with its citrusy tones. Lemon and grapefruit pieces tossed with cherry tomatoes and butterhead lettuce topped with sunflower seeds. But eating it after the robust flavours of sounds of Havana, it seems a little dull and bland. A small pot of vinaigrette dressing was served alongside. There was too little sauce so we asked for more.
The Turkey and Mushroom Quiche serving size is quite substantial. I liked the creamy sauce oozing out of the quiche, mushroom and turkey ham sandwiched.

The Smoked Salmon spaghetti was a favourite at dinner table. Creamy sauce with pieces of smoked salmon. Mini Pizzas are topped with grilled mozeralla and olives. Nothing very exciting. Sorry, no pictures of both the dishes.

What is a birthday without a cake? Since we were all too full, we ordered cupcakes to share and to stick the birthday candle. I loved how they frosted the cupcakes, it’s so pretty, my favourite was still the chocolate but then, I’m a sucker for anything chocolate. I find the lemon and strawberry frosting too cloyingly sweet. These babies are RM4.50 a pop.

Marmalade is just perfect for a family meal if you have little ones in tow. There is a kiddies menu offering Bangers and Mash, Fish n Chips, Cheeseburgers to the young 'uns. One of the kiddies at our table chomped through 2 orders of Bangers and Mash. Must have been quite tasty.

Marmalade Cafe
Lot 1F-18 , First FloorBangsar Village II2, Jalan Telawi 2 , Bangsar Baru , Kuala Lumpur.

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