Little Jungle Coffee House @ Taman Gembira, Kuchai Lama
The coffee enthusiast hubby was immediately intrigued by photo of an unusual coffee drink posted by a friend in FB and made a beeline for the coffee house on yesterday.
Occupied a corner shop house at Taman Gembira, Kuchai Lama, Little Jungle Coffee House was brimming with a robust lunch crowd when we reached on 12pm+ yesterday and we had to wait for a while for table.
The place is bright and airy and the interior is typical “Kopitiam” setting with simple round tables and plastic chairs. One of the wall is decorated with photos of patrons posing with their signature food of iced coffee, Nasi Lemak with fried chicken whole leg and pork noodles.
Service was prompt, our table was cleaned while we were seated and order was made in a jiffy.
Joke of the day, if you understand Chinese （⌒▽⌒）
Geng Chow Bing (RM4.50)
This is the “unusual” iced coffee that ignite hubby’s curiosity to check this place out. “Geng Chow Bing” literally mean very powerful ice in Cantonese, and it is indeed has a quite “powerful” appearance. A glass of frothy iced coffee crowed with a big coffee ice cube.
According to hubby, the flavour of the iced coffee (with ice cubes underneath) was decent and with the big coffee ice cube on top, the taste of the coffee remained potent and didn’t diluted like what the usual iced coffee.
Passion Fruit Drink (RM7.50) & Avocado Juice (RM7.50)
The Passion Fruit Drink with a strange Cantonese name of 飞天遁地, which is to describe a very capable person. It is a perfect thirst quencher with passion fruit juice, pulps and soda. The Avocado Juice in light green hue was slightly creamy and the flavour was not as intense as I would have hoped. Perhaps addition of chocolate syrup could make it tastes better.
Kaya Butter Croissant (RM5.20)
The long croissant really hit it out of the park. Arrived hot sandwiched with chilled butter and fragrant kaya (coconut jam), the pastry was pleasantly flaky on the outer, complimented by the sweetness of kaya and the savoury butter. It was irreproachable in taste and texture. Enjoy it hot, the croissant was such a treat!
Half Boiled Eggs (RM1.30/egg – minimum order 2 eggs)
Pork Noodles (RM6.50) + Egg (RM1.20)
Their signature pork noodles didn’t quite live up to our expectation though. They only serve soup version, so both of us got two bowls of pork noddles without innard. At a glance, the soup looked cloudy and full of flavours, but it didn’t impress as much as I thought it would be. The flavour of the broth wasn’t as pronounced, or I would say rather bland for my taste bud. (ノ﹏ヽ) Definitely no where near a good pork noodles for us.
Portion wise, it came with decent amount of minced pork patties, pork balls and pork slices. It also top with delicious crispy fried pork lard and aromatic fried garlic oil. There is a version with addition of wine too (RM8.50). Other food available are Nasi Lemak, Fried Lobak, Fried Fish Paste and Fried Nam Yue Pork Belly.
Verdict: The Geng Chow Bing which is the pull factor of our visit was good and I highly recommend the Kaya Butter Croissant. Do come here earlier if you wanna try the Nasi Lemak as it was sold out during our visit.
Little Jungle Coffee House 小树林咖啡馆
79, Jalan Rukun 4, Taman Gembira, 58200 Kuala Lumpur.
Operating hours: Fri – Wed: 8.00am to 3.00pm, close on Thursday.