Food Review – Chequers in Taman Tun Dr. Ismail

[Review]

Chequers Taman Tun Dr Ismail

Over the last few years there have been some noticeable trends in the food and beverage industry. Starting off with Chatime which made Taiwanese bubble tea popular again (bubble tea was available since I was in secondary school) then came the coffee/ cafe trend which evolved somewhat into the breakfast cafe trend and now we are witnessing the waffle trend!

Waffles are certainly not new in Malaysia. You can find them at A&W and at those little dessert kiosks in shopping malls or LRT stations. Honestly I really didn’t expect waffles to suddenly gain such popularity again but hey – it’s nice to be surprised every now and then. So I got to try out a new waffle place when one fine morning Nicole invited me to join her and Amaine at Chequers in Taman Tun Dr. Ismail for breakfast.

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The shop is divided into indoor and an al fresco dining areas. There’s no upstairs at section at the moment although you will notice a staircase.

We chose to sit inside as it was a pretty warm day

We chose to sit inside as it was a pretty warm day

Hot Latte - RM10.00 - a pretty decent cup of coffee to start my weekend

Hot Latte – RM10.00 – a pretty decent cup of coffee to start my weekend

Down Home Benny - RM18.00 - waffle with beef bacon, poached eggs, hollandaise sauce, avocado and watercress salad

Down Home Benny – RM18.00 – waffle with beef bacon, poached eggs, hollandaise sauce, avocado and watercress salad

Nicole ordered this one and boy was it good! The special house hollandaise sauce was unlike any I’ve ever tasted as it was mildly spicy and actually imparted some taste to the eggs as compared to the normal hollandaise sauce which is pretty much just creamy (my usual partner in crime usually stops me eating too much of it as she says it contains a whole lot of cream). Wished they would sell the sauce by the jar, I’d certainly buy some to bring home with me. This dish is actually very worth the price. Nicole doesn’t eat beef therefore they substituted it with turkey ham which went along pretty well with the rest of the dish too. The creamy avocado was nice while the eggs were perfectly cooked. I will order this one next time!

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The Hangover Remedy - waffles, with a banger (chicken/ beef), eggs (scrambled/ fried/ poached), beef bacon/ turkey ham & tatter tots (which are basically hash browns in little cubes)

The Hangover Remedy – waffles, with a banger (chicken/ beef), eggs (scrambled/ fried/ poached), beef bacon/ turkey ham & tatter tots (which are basically hash browns in little cubes)

I must really find out where I can buy the tatter tots! Now this was a nice and filling breakfast. The sausage was pretty good too and was definitely one of the commercial sausages you get from the supermarket. I did think that a nice sauce would go great with this…perhaps the awesome hollandaise sauce? He he! (wishful thinking)

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Melting Moments - RM16.00 - choc chip waffle, deep fried banana, salted caramel sauce, coconut & almond vanilla crust

Melting Moments – RM16.00 – choc chip waffle, deep fried banana, salted caramel sauce, coconut & almond vanilla crust

Served with ice cream and a strawberry, Chequers informs me that this one is their most popular dessert and I can certainly see why. It’s really delicious – the combination of flavours and textures that makes you just want to keep eating and eating. A must-try if you go to Chequers!

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Tea by the pot - RM6.00

Tea by the pot – RM6.00

 

I love the food and I’ll definitely be going back there again (perhaps with my partner in crime who I hope won’t stop me from finishing the awesome hollandaise sauce) to try out the other waffles, the lunch items, as well as the pastas. Great addition to the growing F&B hub that is TTDI!

Parking can be somewhat an issue on weekends close to lunchtime but it was pretty easy at 10.30am therefore I highly suggest going early or going during off-peak hours.

 

Chequers is located at:

153, Jalan Aminuddin Baki,

Taman Tun Dr. Ismail,

60000 Kuala Lumpur,

Malaysia.

 

Telephone: 03-7733 3068

Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/ChequersKL

 

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Photos shot with the Sony a5100. 

More info on the Sony a5100 at http://www.sony.com.my/product/ilce-5100l

 

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5 thoughts on “Food Review – Chequers in Taman Tun Dr. Ismail

  1. I am terribly disappointed with my lunch visit today. I have ordered the ‘shroom fiesta’ in which it was suppose to have spinach waffle, grilled portobello, glaze cherry tomato, balsamic vinegar, rocket salad and shaved parmesan. The dish arrived without glazed cherry tomato and shaved parmesan. When I asked the waiter, he knew it was missing and just brushed it off by saying that the chef was new. I felt terribly cheated as I was charged RM 20 for something that was not delivered as described. On top of that the restaurant was not busy at all as it is Monday lunchtime, the chef had plenty of time to prepare the food properly. This will be my first and last trip to this place.

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