Sunday, December 11, 2011

Food Review: Onde Onde at Waterfront Desa Parkcity

Few weekends ago, some of us bloggers were invited to a food review at onde onde, Desa Parkcity.

When we arrived, we were greeted by Muiz, the manager there and ushered to a cosy corner of the shop. Nestled in the lake fronting shoplots of Desa Parkcity, onde onde focuses on bringing scrumptious Nyonya and local delights to residents in the neighbouring housing areas, and prides themselves on their authentic serving of local delights.

We were served with their signature coffee (RM2.80, add 10cents for Iced coffee) using ground coffee which is sourced from a traditional family roster in Ipoh; and being a coffee lover, I appreciated the fragrant aroma and distinguished taste. There was none of the overbearing ground coffee aftertaste,or margarine residue and it went down smooth. :)

 One of their specialty drinks are the Japanese Cucumber Sour Plum Juice (RM5.90) which gave me a refreshing feeling. It was light without being tasteless, and not too heavy to the point of overbearing. The sour plum added a nice touch to the drink.

Being a Malaysian, who wouldn't know the traditional Kaya toast? This is the Grilled Toast with Home-Made Duck-Egg Kaya and Butter (RM2.80) Couldn't really taste the duck-egg (don't even know if I should have tasted it), but it's an interesting concept :D

Their Signature Asam Laksa (RM9.90), with a whole mackerel in it. They use family recipes passed down from generations and there was not much difference to the taste of the authentic Penang Asam Laksa that I had when I was in Penang, so I would say it really is one of their signature dishes.

Prawn Noodles ('Mee Yok') (RM9.90) A little too salty for my liking, but if you have an affinity for it, then this is the dish for you :)


As the name suggests, onde onde has 20 Nyonya ‘kuih-muih’ varieties, and we were treated to two of them. We couldn't try the others as they were all sold out already, even their namesake, the Onde Onde >.<

 They also have specially-designed combo sets which allows consumers to taste 2 food items at any time and it comes paired with side dishes, and a complimentary nyonya kuih. The one we tried was the Combo B, with Special Fried Rice and Curry Laksa (RM15.90)

 Signature onde onde Durian Dessert (RM7.90). This is for all durian and cendol lovers out there :) Point of Note: their ‘Gula Melaka’ are sourced from none other than Melaka, so you don't have to purposely make a trip to Melaka Jonker 88 for some of that Gula Melaka Cendol, you can get it right here at onde onde :D

Upon stepping into onde onde, one will be attracted to its striking pink and turqouise walls which are lined with antique Nyonya pottery, porcelain and decoratives. Nyonya folk painting is also featured prominently on wall murals and furniture, giving the restaurant a cosy and alluring ambience.

So if you have a weekend to spare and feel a wanting for Nyonya food, do head over to onde onde at Waterfront Desa Parkcity to satisfy your cravings. onde onde is opened 7 days a week, from 9am-10pm on weekdays.

onde onde
GF-3A Ground Floor, Waterfront @ Parkcity
5 Persiaran Residen, Desa Park City 52200
Kuala Lumpur
Telephone: +60 3 6280 7419


Nikel Khor said...

Nyonya laksa seem nicer ler..

Charmaine Pua said...

Nyum!!! Looks appetizing oh! But unfortunately I dun eat spicy food... I can only eat the kuihs haha

choulyin.tan said...

I've never tried the Nyonya Laksa before :/ they only served us their signature dishes

Li Ping
you can have the desserts!! you like Cendol? :D