Each time when I told my children about “healthy food” or “organic food”, their faces go “ewwww”! Why do we have this perception that healthy foods are tasteless? Hmm….let’s check it out.
My recent adventure was to this cafe nestle well away from main roads, a row of shoplots in a residential area.
Medifoods is a chain of restaurants, retail outlets and lifestyle cafes. The one I visited was in SS18, Subang Jaya, Selangor (Malaysia). Branches of Medifoods can be found in SS2 (I googled it) and Subang Jaya Medical Centre. We all know that foods in hospitals usually don’t suit our tastebuds. Glad Medifoods is there!
Medifoods has an inhouse nutritionist to offer nutritional advice, sale of a good range of organic dry products, household items, toiletries, beverages and vegetables. I learnt that they do catering services too.
The cafe serves mixed or economy rice. The spread, kept warm by hot water and an electric heater below, consists of 10 to 12 troughs of cooked food, including vegetables, eggs tofu and chicken. Customers select any combination of these cooked dishes, which are served accompanied by a portion of steamed white rice and an individual bowl of soup. All for just RM12.80 per serving.
Besides, one can also order from the ala carte menu. They have appetizer, entree, dessert and hot and cold beverages. Vegan and non-vegan foods.
Since I wanted to have a vegetarian lunch, I ordered the Nasi Lemak (traditionally fragrant white rice cooked in coconut milk served with condiments) and a glass of hot home-made soy milk. Mine looked like this….
Lovely to look at and tasted yummy too! The rice was cooked with some herbs. So was the “sambal” – hot chili pepper sauce. Next, I ordered the “chai kueh”, steamed vegetable dumpling. Love the texture and taste. However, I wish they had used the original dumping chilli sauce, which will enhance the taste of the dumpling. The one served tasted more like the chili sauce for chicken rice.
If you were to drive there, remember not to park at the shoulder of the roads. Your cars will be towed away by the city council officers. That will make the meal a very pricey one.
Try it out, if you are around these areas.
~ Alice N.