Saturday, December 27, 2008

Mmm Express - Waterfront Desa Parkcity, Kepong

P/S This outlet looks like its closed for business. Will update. 30th March 2010.

Mmm ... an express light meal concept from Sri Melaka. I am not sure if this is the Sri Melaka that are found in 1 Utama and Amcorp Mall. May have other branches too.

The meal can be light but also can be as heavy on the tummy as one wants it to be.
The concept is a clean-cut and uncomplicated interior. Comfy yet detached. Though the furniture is soft and comfortable yet the hardness of the aesthetics may not encourage customers to linger. Neutral may be the word.
The Spring Roll RM4.50 is very good. Crispy and flavourful contents with julienne carrots thrown in. The skin also crumbled in the mouth. A pretty sight.Assam Laksa Set - plus a drink (RM9.00)
Aromatic yet with many competing laksa's' our senses are dulled and may not be sensitive to pick up small differences except the exceptional standouts. Contents were pureed into a fine suspension to the disappointment of those who like the fish meat to be chunky.Nasi Lemak Set - plus a drink (RM9.50)
Average run of the mill sterile fare. Should have done better with imaginative food presentation to out 'look' other competing nasi lemak!It occupies a lookout position with a commanding view of the front area of the Waterfront Mall. Like a observation tower. The following scene played out right in front of our eyes. The modus operandi of the police out-rider and the positioning of the 2 patrol cars sandwiching the VIP limousine. The Mercedes is that of the Vietnamese ambassador as we saw Vietnamese flags draped from lamposts on our way in. He dropped by the Parkview Chinese Restaurant for lunch. And guess what the entire retinue went up to Mmm... Express for lunch. About 20 pax! Uniformed and non-uniformed. I guess they want a commanding view too.

Desa Parkcity is going great guns having a tripartite JV with Vietnamese and Singaporean partners in in developing 200-acre parcel 13km from Hanoi with 7,000 residentials and 1.5 million sq. ft. of commercial and office space.

2 comments:

Life for Beginners said...

I'm not sure if the owners of Sri Melaka are actually Malaccans but I find that the cuisine here hardly smacks of the true Malaccan "taste", if you know what I mean...

Then again, I guess this is the "fast food" version of local fare, rite? And one shouldn't expect too much... :P

worldwindows said...

Yes for a fast, good enough, average run in and out meal.