TCK 1920 Hakkakaya is one of the funniest restaurant names I have come across.
Don't you think so?
When Kate brought me here, I thought they served Japanese food till I read the fine lines: Old Pasar Road Cafe.
HAKKA KAYA, must be the influence of feng shui. Here are a few names I thought they should have tried: Hokkienkaya, TeoChewKaya, Mestikaya, Cepatkaya or Manyakkaya.
I did not know what to expect from a "Rich Hakka" restaurant. When handed the menu, a list of East meets West dishes were available.
Having craved for Nasi Lemak for the whole day, Kate ordered Nasi Lemak Ayam Rendang. It tasted very good indeed. Tasty chicken rendang, addictive anchovies, irresistible sambal and delicious coconut milk pandan rice.
Since Kate went East, I ordered West. The Carbonara I ordered came with a little cup (yes, a little cup) of mushroom soup. Though small in amount but it made up in quality.
I began to realize that the chef must have a fetish for "fine dining" presentation of food.
The Carbonara, served with sufficient slices of chicken ham and mushroom was not bad considering I was already half full from the "kau kau" mushroom soup.
Getting bored of settling for either soft drinks or chinese "leung shui", we ordered "Bu Bur Cha Cha".
Once again, Hakkakaya did not fail to surprise us with the quality of food. It was served tasty creamy, rich with coconut milk or "Santan".
We were already beyond our expectation at this point. Do try the food here if you are bored with the extended choice of food served in One Utama. Located at Old Wing One Utama, it is tucked between to Kenny Roasters and Mardigras Pub.