Dining concept nowadays has been taken to a new level, where one can simply dine and shop together as well. One such place is the South Pacific Cafe & Boutique located within suburban Taman Segar Perdana in Cheras. Indulge in lovely western or local delights with soups, salad, pasta and healthy desserts. Fried dumplings in creamy mushroom, seafood spaghetti, green curry, pineapple fried rice, ginger tong yuen are just some of the mouth watering dishes waiting to be ordered.
Enterprising lady Ms May King
Ms May King the cafe cum boutique proprietress, thought of this idea to cater to the needs of young busy mothers. Offering a relaxed, homely and comfortable place to catch a bite & to shop besides, her place also caters for private parties, gatherings and even kids birthday parties. "Special theme party like 'Princess Party', 'Minion Party', all these can be arranged and planned for", May King explained.
A little kiddies corner comes with mini television and toys to keep the young ones entertained while mummy shops & daddy dines.
Some of us just simply can't resist not checking out the pretty dresses. According to May King, all her clothes are imported from Hong Kong & China. She offers a Membership Program for her loyal customers where points accumulated up to 1500 will be entitled to a 20% discount off the rack for subsequent purchases. Besides that, there is special Member's Day Sale and even annual Lucky Draws for her customers too. Prizes for them can comes in form of buffet vouchers and many more.
A great concept of private dining in a pleasant setting for family, friends and BFF's to eat and be merry. If you're up for some delish home cooked meal, do check out this cosy little place as you mingle and chatter away with your family and friends. Believe me, dining in South Pacific is definitely one experience that should not be missed!
Refreshing Fizzy Lemonade - RM 3.80
This fizzy drink is refreshing, not too sweet with a hint of sourness from lemon juice. Much better than the lemonade we used to as this has the gassy & fizzy taste to it. I would prefer this healthier option rather than the plain old 100Plus or sugar laden fizzy soft drinks - Coke or anything else. Could do better if comes chilled with ice cubes for a cooler sensation.
This is a very unique 'Spout-less' teapot I noticed at South Pacific while dining there. Call me 'Jakun' or anything else but this is the first time I saw such an interesting 'device'. As it's spout-less, how does one pour the tea out? Ah-ha, the trick is to put it right on top of the cup and it will automatically release the tea from the bottom. Easy right, but on the contrary, there's a possibility of over flow as we can't see the amount of tea coming out.
While waiting for our food, we play around with this pot and discovering that there's a trick to it. The right method is to look the water level in the pot to determine how much we want. Anyway, we have much fun trying to pour tea and not spilling for every one at the table that day!
At South Pacific, we were served with a variety of starters which also include a soup. Creamy Mushroom soup have always been my favourite, any time anywhere as I grew up drinking the Campbell soup during my younger days. The mushroom soup was really rich, creamy and well-seasoned, combined with the generous amount of button mushrooms that made this another comfort food candidate indeed. Well, I bet this is a sure winner with kids and goes well with garlic bread or light toast.
I found there were plenty of button mushroom slices. It tasted so smooth and it was so filling. Would have been nicer with a sprinkle grated cheese toppings on this delicious soup.
Salu-brious Crunchy Chicken Salad
Chicken salads are always full of flavour, protein and healthy fat fit the bill. One have to savour this salad slowly in order to enjoy it to the fullest. It was a prefect combo of crispy romaine lettuce lightly coated in a creamy dressing topped with soft-boiled eggs, crunchy julienned carrots and onions. Sounds healthy and nutritious, right?
For starter, I found this chicken salad simply appetizing. Loves the taste of bits & pieces of chickens as I munch thru the fresh vegetables drizzled with thousand island dressing. According to Ms May King, the chicken meat was specially marinated first for the added flavour.
Something Different : Fried Dumpling
Creative dish from South Pacific, a chef creative marriage of the chinese wantans with western creamy sauce. Looks can be quite deceiving, I initially thought it was some dumplings served in curry sauce. Ms May King further explained that she added some praprika for added flavour, thus the orange colour of the sauce.
Wantan dumplings was tasty and cooked just right, not too soft. Minced meat within was of the right texture, savoury with meaty bites. A very unusual dish paired the usual wantans with rich creamy sauce. Somehow, the whole combination was really tasty and agreed with my taste buds. And for that, it gets a thumbs up from me!
Hearty Pineapple Rice - RM 8.50
Rice being our country staple food, so obviously fried rice of any style will always be everyone's favourite. Even though fried rice is a simple dish to prepare, it takes a lot of skill to make it outstanding. The rice must be fluffy with every morsel evenly coated with a sheen of golden egg. Vegetables like the long beans and french beans, chicken, roast pork, cha siew or shrimps are added to complement the whole dish.
Chunky Pineapple with the kunyit rice
Pineapple rice that I sampled @South Pacific was given a new twist with added tangy pineapple.This dish comes with generous serving of chunky chicken meat and pineapple, making an unusual but harmonious combination that is also healthily delicious. Another unique feature is that the yellow coloured rice was infused with fragrant kunyit and orange peels too. The whole dish looks simple but good to eat.
South Pacific Cafe
23-1 Jalan Perdana 4
Taman Segar Perdana
43200 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel : 9075 6822