A Malaysian Blog about Food, Family and Friends – by Lyrical Lemongrass
Random Thought #1
Our TV stopped working a week ago and we haven’t got it fixed yet. We used to proclaim that we weren’t TV addicts. Then why is it that when I am face-to-face with the love of my life, the following conversation happens:
Bald Eagle (without TV): Do I know you?
Me: I’m your wife.
Bald Eagle (without TV): When did you grow so old?
We’re getting our TV fixed tomorrow.
Random Thought #2
Never tell your mother-in-law that you work late hours. She’ll ask you to tell your boss that your MIL said that you should go home before midnight (death wish No. 1). And she’ll also instruct you to tell him that he should put you and your colleagues up at the Hilton for the night (death wish No. 2).
Random Thought #3
I need an iPhone.
Random Thought #4
Is there a Lost-And-Found for missing SMSes?
Random Thought #5
With all the 10 cents I’ve been saving on toll everyday*, I can soon fly to Cambodia.
Cue Departure Lounge.
There’s something about Departure Lounge that lifts the spirits, from the heady aroma of freshly brewed coffee to the warm greetings (very un-fastfood like) as you enter the place. The decor is simple, not pretentious, mostly functional. Travel books are placed on bookshelves in a cheerfully lit corner; you can help yourself to these books while you enjoy a cuppa, and return them when you’re done. The menu is extensive, but mostly consisting of breads, pancakes, salads – typical western fare. Not that I’m complaining because sometimes, it is nice to have something other than curry chee cheong fun for breakfast.
Today, I spent a good 10 minutes going through the menu, flipping back and forth, back and forth, and finally decided on an All Day Brekkie which is essentially a flaky croissant filled with chicken sausage, turkey ham, fried egg, tomatoes and cheese. Corn chips and salsa are served on the side. All very good, and I shan’t complain about the turkey and beef substitutes for ham and bacon. The melted cheese and the fried egg with the almost runny yolk sealed the deal for me.
Bald Eagle went for one of their popular breakfasts, the Do-It-My-Way (DIMW). You basically pick up a card and tick either 3, 5 or 7 items that you wish to have on your plate, depending on how ravenous you are, and give it to the staff at the counter. In Bald Eagle’s case, he was feeling rather pleased about the events the night before, primarily made up of a football field, two teams, and a 4-1 victory, so going all out for 7 items seemed appropriate. The boy sure has a big appetite – turkey ham, beef bacon, mushrooms, fish fingers, pancake, scrambled eggs and chicken sausages. Oh, and bread. All for RM12.90 only.
The coffees are all very reasonably priced. Small drinks are approximately RM5 each, while a mug of latte comes at RM7.50. Bald Eagle’s Espresso Con Panna was priced at RM6. Ice-blended beverages are approximately RM10 for the larger of two sizes. We also got ourselves a macadamia and chocolate chip cookie (RM2.50) which was bursting in nuts and chocolate – so delicious!
I’ve fallen in love with this place. It’s not because the food is mind-blowingly amazing, because really, it is just good, wholesome fare. Some restaurants make you feel uneasy and self-conscious, while others make you smile. This one makes me feel happy. I like.
No. 10, Jalan Solaris 4,
Solaris Mont’ Kiara, 50480, Kuala Lumpur.
Business Hours: 8am – 7pm (Monday-Saturday) and 10am-5pm (Sunday and public holidays).
Also check out Small Time Traveller’s thoughts on Departure Lounge.
Food, for me, is a means to an end and not an end in itself.
Food, for me, represents the love of family, the fellowship of friends, and the community and communality it brings.