Embassies. The one spot in every country that connects you to home. A safe place, permeating familiarity and a comforting atmosphere where you know you can just be yourself. That’s the vibe the Embassy Cafe strives to imbue into their bright and cosy crib on the second floor of The Starling Mall, Uptown Damansara. Its Malaysian essence further emphasized by a tropical interior design and an infusion of natural clean lines, symbolic of the fluidity of time, space and evolution that connects all of us, The Embassy has succeeded in merging quiet elegance with local familiarity.
Coffee lovers will love having their coffee selected and made by The Embassy Cafe’s Head Coffee Specialist and Manager, Joseph Long. Joseph had garnered a wealth of coffee knowledge through his experience as Malaysia Barista Championship 2013 Best Espresso, Malaysia Brewers Cup Champion 2014 and Malaysia Latte Art 2015 Sensory. Coffee here comes freshly roasted from esteemed roaster Coffex Coffee, providing only the best beans from around the world.
Offering cuisine from the East and West, the founders of this dining experience were inspired by their fervour for food. Wanting to bring back the lost relics of traditional Malaysian recipes especially from the Northern states, the team visited old aunties in their homes to uncover the secrets of authentic Northern cooking, bringing elements of it back to the city. Infusing these olden flavours into their repertoire, Chef Mohd Amir has done a fantastic job at creating a tantalizing menu of traditional eastern tones blending with familiar Western favourites. Simplicity is at the heart The Embassy Cafe’s menu.
We begin our gastronomical journey in The Embassy Cafe with a Nordic Salad.
The Embassy Cafe has managed to accomplish the impossible: making salads addictive. Simple yet delightfully fragrant, the Nordic Salad was infused with delicious light, citrusy dressing and topped with a golden, crispy soft shelled crab. This appetizing dish of greens is one that you’re bound to finish.
Then our Mushroom Soup arrived.
One of the best that has crossed our path, this fresh creamy potage is a blend of five different types of wild mushrooms; the Shitake, Enoki, Shimeji, button and black mushrooms. Indulge in its rich and savoury taste and texture with warm toast spread with a distinct and delicious homemade garlic paste, a finishing touch to soupy perfection.
Moving on to the mains, the Cheese Trio Sourdough was a bombshell in the disguise of a regular sandwich.
A grilled triple cheese medley with fresh spinach and tomatoes, the tercet of cheeses were the flavour factors that made this simple dish remarkable. Don’t be surprised if you’re calling for seconds!
Our meal continued with the Madame Secretary Burger.
A phenomenal piece of culinary masterpiece, this massive bun, nestling its fried buttermilk chicken, cheese, onion rings and a flawless sunny-side-up egg will blow your mind. Drizzle some delectable honey mustard mayo over the burger and enjoy this little piece of heaven, with fries.
The Napolean Pasta was another flooring dish.
With the right amount of creaminess and a tinge of spicy, this al dente dish, integrated with a local twist was a trilling escapade for the tastebuds.
The desserts were the perfect ritardando to The Embassy Cafe’s culinary ensemble. The Gula Melaka Banana Cake was light but richly infused with fresh banana flavour, with nuts and caramel toppings to seal the deal.
Embassy Cafe’s Eton Mess culminates the dining experience perfectly, with its silky smooth blend of meringue and heavy whipped cream topped with a toothsome display of fresh fruits. You’ll be scooping spoon after yummy spoon of this luscious dessert.
With superb customer service, a family focused mind set and ethical kitchen operating principles of honesty, integrity and prioritising customer value, The Embassy Cafe is an ambassador of offering amazing Western cuisines with Malaysian timbres at exceedingly reasonable prices. A place where east and west blends to create the extraordinary, this inconspicuous nest of simplicity is definitely worth discovering.
Address: Starling Mall, Jalan SS 21/37, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Phone: +60 3-7662 5408