When we arrived, the shop was still fairly quiet with only 2 other tables occupied. But it started filling up as soon as we placed our order. Thankfully we were early! The shop is not very big, with only 16 tables but it is very clean and airy which makes lunchtime dining pretty comfortable even without any air-conditioning. They also have an English menu here which makes ordering for "bananas" like me much easier.
Toast & Roast is famed for their char siew (BBQ pork) so it would be silly not to order that while we were here. We ordered a small plate of their Premium Char Siew, which is half fat half lean meat. The char siew is toasted using charcoal, so it has a slightly charred and caramelised outer layer. For a person who usually likes her char siew lean, I was really impressed with the char siew here as the meat was really tender and it literally melted in my mouth. Absolutely delicious!
Toast & Roast Premium Char Siew (RM7 for small, RM70 per kg)
My only grouch would be that the portion was really tiny... next time we would have to order at least a medium portion to share.
We also ordered a small plate of siew yok (roast pork) to try, but sadly the siew yok here failed to impress us. It did not possess the melt-in-your-mouth layer of fat and no crunchy skin either.
Siew Yok (RM80 per kg)
I have been told that Toast & Roast serve decent Hakka Noodles. I have been spoilt with a really good version in Seremban so I was eager to find one of a similar standard in KL. We ordered a large bowl and the portion that came was generous, enough for two adults to share. The springy noodles here are topped with minced pork and also crunchy fish skin for some added texture. I enjoyed the noodles here immensely, I would definitely return here for another bowl of the same.
Hakka Noodle Original (RM4.50 for regular and RM5.50 for large)
I like that they serve the Hakka Noodles with the pickled green chillies, exactly the way we would eat it in Seremban.
The deep fried wantans (RM3.00 for 5 pcs) were also good, as they were served hot. Nice and crunchy.
They are very meticulous with the portions they serve here - as you can see, they weigh every portion of meat before it gets chopped up so everyone gets equal portions.
Verdict: The char siew and Hakka noodles definitely lived up to our expectations. We will definitely be returning for some more.
Opening times: 9am to 4.30pm. Closed on Tuesdays. Please note that the char siew is only available from 10.30am onwards.
Location: Toast & Roast, No. 20, Jalan SS2/72, Petaling Jaya, 47300 Selangor. Click here for map.
Tel: 016-682 2249 (Angie)
GPS Coordinates: 3.127629, 101.627237