We’ve been on a mission to try as many new restaurants as possible instead of sticking to the few familiar ones. I must say that this newly hatched open-mindedness has found us gems that will keep eating out from devolving into a necessary and boring experience.
The most recent restaurant to have made an impression on us is called “The Good Batch”. Located in Damansara Utama, or Uptown to most of us PJ-ians, the restaurant is what I would describe as a modern gastropub – serving both booze and high quality food.
# – The Good Batch.
The interior’s modern and unpretentious with plenty of comfortable tables and seatings. I wish more new restaurants would aim for comfort than avant-garde.
# – The interior.
# – My carrot juice.
Ironically, the husband ordered a dish called “The Hangover Mess” which was a delicious beef hash packed with chopped capsicums, served with two sunny-side up eggs, a toast and hollandaise sauce.
# – The Hangover Mess.
# – The hash beneath the sunny-side ups.
It was delicious! The eggs were cooked to perfection, yolk oozing into the moist but flavourful hash. You don’t have to have a hangover to enjoy it.
As for myself, I opted for a vegetarian dish called “Portobello Road”. It’s two slices of toasts topped with breaded portobello mushrooms fried to perfection (with no trace of sogginess you sometimes get with badly done portobellos), blanched spinach, two gorgeous poached eggs and hollandaise sauce. Served together was a generous amount of refreshing rocket salad with light vinaigrette.
# – Portobello Road.
I loved it! If all vegetarian food were made this way, you can guarantee that I will be a convert. The crunchiness and smokiness of the portobellos, with the rich eggs Benedict made Portobello Road the quintessential comfort food.
# – Egg porn.
Of course we had to check out the desserts. We ordered a the unassuming banana cake but it was pretty damn mind-blowing.
# – Banana cake.
Fresh sliced bananas and chocolate ganache sandwich between two incredibly moist but light banana sponges, slathered in peanut butter frosting. Say what????
This is the creme de la creme of banana cakes!
# – Yum.
Hubs also ordered a cappuccino to go with the cake, he said it was nice.
# – Caffeine fix.
# – Obligatory I was there.
Prices are reasonable and seem fair for the quality of food. Will we come back again? You bet.
The Good Batch
47400 Petaling Jaya, Malaysia.
Closed on Monday
Tue – Thu, 11am – 12am
Fri, 11am – 1am
Sat, 10am – 1am
Sun, 10am – 11pm
Tel: 03-7733 2303