Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Front Room by The Kneady Baker @ Taman Desa

The Kneady Baker has more than puns in its oven - Jo (she makes the bread rise) & Pete (he ensures the meat sizzles) cast aside careers in banking & advertising to embark on a fresh path as cafe founders, creating a cheerful space that feels like both living room & restaurant (no surprise; some of the furnishing comes from the couple's domestic collection), discreetly ensconced upstairs in a shop-house without a formal signboard (after all, you wouldn't stick a big billboard outside your home).

Crowd favourites from the kitchen include eight-hour-cooked pulled pork in sweet-savoury gravy, sandwiched in milky buns (RM22, with fries & coleslaw), & fairly fluffy buttermilk waffles with strawberries, pecan crumble, passion fruit curd, custard cream & maple syrup (RM20), illustrating a clear commitment to honest, quality cooking. The Kneady Baker initially started life as a cake purveyor, so a slice of, say, the pandan sponge with gula Melaka buttercream (RM13) is worth relishing. And while Front Room mainly runs as a daytime eatery, it opens up on selected weekend nights for talented indie chefs who want to bring something special to the table, such as an ex-central banker who recently raised interest in miang kham & massaman.

Front Room & The Kneady Baker
16-1, Jalan 1/109E, Desa Business Park, Taman Desa, Kuala Lumpur. Open Wed-Mon, 930am-5pm. Tel: 016-233-8807

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8 comments:

  1. yums yums! That slice of cake looks great for RM13~
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    1. Rebecca: it's a nice take on the pandan-gula melaka combo! :)

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  2. Love the look of the place, kinda cosy. What's that in the corner? A spotlight?

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    1. Suituapui: yes, i think that's some sort of lamp, heh ;)

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  3. I love the decor. It looks like you could practically live there. The food look wonderful, in particular the waffles.

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    1. Phong Hong: it's good for jo and pete, since they spend most of their time here now! they'd be glad to hear you like the look of their food ;)

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  4. Argh......why those lovely cafes always opened at Taman Desa >_< I hardly venture to this area, sob sob ~>_<~

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    1. Choi Yen: heheh, taman desa is a nice neighbourhood to explore ;)

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