Cross-Legged @ The Strand, Kota Damansara

December 1, 2013

Returning to Cross-Legged, a cafe where things have gotten discernibly fishier since our first visit.
Earlier entry on Cross-Legged: July 10.

 The chicken comes before the egg in this entry, thanks to irresistibly creative recipes like this salad of chicken baked over a low fire, then laid to rest on a bed of buttered potato cubes & sweet corn kernels, made perky with cucumbers, finely chopped mint, coriander & lime pulp, finished with a dash of ginger ale soda & mild chili gravy. RM15.

Cross-Leggeds food displays not only creativity but complexity, showcased in this steamed rice powerfully flavored with smoked chicken essence, herbs & butter in a stone pan, then plated with smoked chicken breast slices. RM15.

Well need little egging on to profess our love for Cross-Leggeds steamed eggs (RM10), mixed with chicken sausage, cubed capsicum & tomatoes, topped with a thin cheese crust & served with unique "crust fries," comprising strips of bread crust seasoned with olive oil, herbs & butter.

 Deconstructed omelets (RM15): Fantastically fluffy, pancake-shaped whisked eggs, crowned with corn cream cheese, coupled with a vivacious salad of guava & cucumbers dressed with Chinese black vinegar & coarse sugar.

Fiber & vitamins feature prominently in Cross-Leggeds concoctions. The fruit omelet (RM10) is filled with not merely fruits, but oats, nuts & cornflakes as well.

Bonus cafe stop: Fat Spoons fun desserts prove worth the time & effort of confronting Damansara Uptowns parking woes.

Cempedak spring rolls, five to a plate for RM10, served nice & hot with vanilla ice cream.

Sago pudding, well matched with The Last Polkas salted Gula Melaka ice cream.

House-made malted blondie, crumbly-moist in that indisputably fresh-baked manner.

Thumb through Fat Spoons menu booklet; it might bring back childhood memories.

Cross-Legged Cafe
67-1, First Floor, Jalan PJU 5/21, The Strand, Kota Damansara
Tues-Fri, 12pm-2pm, 6pm-9pm; Sat, 11am-9pm; Sun, 11am-3pm

Fat Spoon
73, Jalan SS21/1A, Damansara Utama, Petaling Jaya
Daily except Mondays. Tel: 03-7728-3323

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