East meets West @ Joe's Cafe

It was a dark, damp Sunday night. My mother and I were walking along the streets of Klang, searching for a restaurant to have dinner in. We stumbled across a humble establishment called Joe's Cafe, and thus decided to give it a try. The establishment's address is: 17G, Jalan Tiara 2D/KU - located in Bandar Baru Klang, 41150 Selangor. Though the restaurant itself isn't big and recognizable, its sign is one of the biggest and brightest on the street - making it hard to be missed.

We decided to order a bit of everything on the menu, seeing as it had a satisfying variety of Asian and Western dishes. As a drink, my mother ordered a Cup of White Coffee. The coffee was perfect in terms of its sweetness, though I felt it was too strong for me. My mother on the other hand, thought it was just nice. I'd would imagine it all comes down to a matter of one's personal taste.

We shared an Ebi Katsuo Maki worth RM4, which consisted of a crab stick inside, with finely sliced cucumbers and topped with a sweet prawn paste and mayonnaise. The vegetables were nice and crisp and gave the dish a nice texture. The prawn and mayonnaise further excentuated the flavor of the maki. The dish was a pleasant combination of flavors and textures, which I simply couldn't get enough of.

We had also shared a Tamago Maki worth RM3, but this was more disappointing than the Ebi Katsuo, as there was too little egg and the seaweed was a bit too tough to bite. Though, if the egg and rice were served in appropriate amounts (and the seaweed made a little softer), this dish would have easily been on par with the similar dishes served at Sake Sushi or Sushi King.

Next up, we were served Otak-Otak Samosas, something I have never heard of before. The first thing my mother said upon touching the samosas were that "they are hot" - which indicated to me that they were really fresh. Indeed they were - the skin was crisp and hot, and the filling was of a perfect consistency to that of good otak-otak. The filling however, did not tasting like otak-otak, but rather of a sweet paste.

Finally, we were served the Pita Bread with a Beef filling and Cheese, worth RM9.50. The bread was crisp outside and warm and fluffy inside, while the beef was tender, though slightly over-salted. The yoghurt inside added a nice cooling touch to the dish, and the lettuce, tomato and cucumbers were nice and crisp. A lovely dish - which looked very healthy too.

On the whole, I had a great time at Joe's Cafe. The interior was nice and cosy, while the food there was rather tasty and definitely value for money. If ever you find yourself in Bandar Baru Klang, then I highly recommend you try this establishment. You will not be disappointed.

Presentation: 5/10

Ambiance: 4/10

Service: 5/10

Overall Taste: 7/10

General Impression: 7/10





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