Organic Life Cafe, Kota Damansara

My colleagues and I eat organic fare at least once a week since we discovered this place in Subang’s SS18. So when we spotted this place in Kota Damansara, we were quite excited to try their food.

The decor of the place is pleasing enough, with easy-on-the-eyes colours and comfy booth seats etc. They also sell some organic foodstuff but the choice is quite limited in comparison to our regular organic restaurant.

We decided to start with Viet Spring Roll-Ups, which is really beautifully wrapped. Vermicelli, carrots, lettuce leaves, mint & basil leaves wrapped up delicately in a thin, rice roll skin, it looked so inviting. On the side, a dark coloured dipping sauce was also given. Even though the roll looked so delicious, I thought that the taste of the mint/basil leaves was too overpowering, and I couldn’t taste much else. Also, the vermicelli was mixed with some fine powder which didn’t sit down very well with my tastebuds. Pity for something that looked so good, imo.

My choice, the Claypot “Lui Cha” Set was presented in a myriad of colours. The brown rice was garnished with toasted black sesame, and the diced condiments surrounding like a moat included carrots, beancurds, black wood fungus, peanuts, potato leaves, long beans, preserved radish (i think) and rice beans (眉豆). I normally pour all the rice, sides and soup into one bowl and mix it well when eating lui cha but here, the claypot bowl was already filled to the brim with the soup and the plate was quite flat so I couldn’t have it the usual way. The management should think about giving a soup dish which would be easier for those who take lui cha the traditional way. 😛 But apart from that, it tasted pretty good. The soup tasted quite authentic even if the side condiments were not all the greens I’m used to.

My colleague had Mee Siam which was served in a glass leaf bowl. Thumbs up for presentation. Taste wise, it was quite close to the real thing though the vermicelli noodles were a bit dry, and clumpy.

Overall, the menu choice was quite good and they had quite a variety of fruit/vegetable juices. Noticed that the table next to ours ordered Pineapple fried rice and it was indeed served in a carved pineapple half! I’m glad to see more organic cafes popping up, where taste doesn’t necessarily have to be compromised. 🙂

Organic Life Cafe (www)
32-1, Jalan PJU 5/10,
Dataran Sunway
47810 Kota Damansara
Selangor, Malaysia
Tel No: 03 6141 6623
Opening Hours: 10.30-3pm/6pm-10pm

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  1. the vietnamese spring rolls look amazing! love the swirls.. i guess going organic sometimes means having to compromise on the taste.. huh 😦

    epicuriousgirl says: not necessarily organic I think. Imo, more flavour is compromised in vegetarian dishes 😛

  2. polytikus said

    eeeee …. i wanna go!!!! 😦

    epicuriousgirl says: haha, a place to keep in mind then 🙂

  3. JeromeFo said

    ” Too healty ” for me =S
    Lolx. Anyway, i shall go check it out this unique restaurant =)

    epicuriousgirl says: hah, may sound very healthy, but there are other organic restaurants serving meat!

  4. mimi said

    sometimes have to detoxic our body too 😛

    epicuriousgirl says: yup yup.

  5. J2Kfm said

    the shot of the claypot lui cha rice looks fantastic.
    I’ve always been a fan of lui cha, though no meat is involved.
    pity bout the Viet Spring Rolls though.

    epicuriousgirl says: thanks. I love lui cha too!

  6. such colourful health food!! giant bowl at ss2 serves very delicious organic/vegetarian nasi lemak too..yumz

    epicuriousgirl says: really? will look out for it if i’m in the area.

  7. lyne said

    em!! yum yum

  8. wish there is an outlet next to my office.

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