Sunday, July 29, 2012

Namoo on the Park, Korean Dessert Cafe N Bistro, Publika KL

When I read on Sean's blog that Namoo serves rice burgers, my interest was piqued. Namoo on the Park is a Korean Dessert Cafe & Bistro in Publika serving Korean food fused with a modern twist. 

What a cute little cafe..


I loved Namoo's cute mascot (lil animal chef), if I was a passerby in the mall, I would immediately be drawn into this cafe. Inside, the restaurant has tall glass windows and doors and decor is contemporary modern. We took a seat by the front on one of the very comfortable seats. Overall, this place has a very nice ambiance and is fairly quiet, hence it is good for catching up with friends.



A little bit about Namoo

The menu here is a reversal of regular menus, starting with beverages on the first page, followed by desserts and then mains. The desserts apparently were only found in the king's kitchens in the past - it is something I would definitely return to try. The plan was to eat my rice burger and then order desserts but the burger portion was much larger than expected. Not that I'm complaining ;P

There is the option of either grilled chicken breast with bibi sauce (RM19.90) or grilled handmade beef patty with fried egg (RM23.90). The latter appealed to me because of the fried egg option ;) The rice burger is a substantial portion, with the beef patty sandwiched between two thick handmade grilled rice buns. Even the waitress couldn't believe that the rice burger was my order and not Hubby's.

The rice burger feels healthier than regular burgers, and I also felt it was rather balanced with fresh vegetables, rice, meat, cheese and egg. The rice buns are nice but very filling (hence no desserts for me). Was very happy that the fried egg had a runny yolk as well. The rice burger is served with a side salad, which had an appetizing dressing and potato wedges (very nicely done).





Runny egg yolk ;)

Hubby had the kimchi fried rice (RM13.90), whereby the fried rice was served wrapped in a fried egg. Pretty neat way of serving it and it tasted delicious too. This was served with a healthy side salad and pickles.





Verdict: I will definitely return as there are still many things I would love to try such as the white kimchi cold noodles, as well as the desserts!

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Full set of photos can be viewed on my Facebook page here, including the full menu.

Pork-free.

Service: Good.

Location: Namoo on the Park, Korean Dessert Cafe N Bistro, Publika, Lot 4A, Level G3, Solaris Dutamas, 1 Jalan Dutamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur.

GPS Coordinates: 3.171068, 101.665249

*All photos taken with iPhone4S. 

35 comments:

  1. super fast! i like the decor and the whole ambiance, and also their desserts. as for their main, i find it jz... alright. some of our orders were rather bland. and and and nice meeting you there!

    www.ivyaiwei.com

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    1. Hehe nice meeting you too Ai Wei!

      For us, the food we ordered was quite tasty. But you are right, the ambiance is very nice here. I notice they have a playground outside also, can bring the kiddies to play there after lunch next time.

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  2. It seems like I'd definitely love the ice burger! In fact, i'm craving it now.

    Natasha
    http://picablocks.blogspot.com

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    1. Give it a go! It's my first time trying a rice burger too, and it was pretty good. :)

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  3. Rice burger? Hmmmm.... I think I'd just stick to the more familiar well-trodden paths, thank you. LOL!!!

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    1. Haha I think Asians will like the rice burger la - cos got nasi...

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  4. looks sooo cuttee!! thnks for sharing the place! burger looks like a healthier/atas way from mos burger

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    1. I was in Singapore last week, wanted to try MOS burger cos I saw they had rice burgers also. But didn't have enough time/tummy space since I had planned many other places for dinner.

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  5. a very eggy and rice-y lunch! i like! i think i'll order the kimchi-egg fried rice next time :D i'm still puzzled about the cafe's mascot though. i kinda think it's a tree or a bush or something plant-like =)

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    1. Hehe maybe it's a tree.. since Namoo means "tree".. I thought it was a dog/bear in a chef's hat. :P

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  6. Hmm, this sounds like an awesome place to hang out. :)

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  7. We just came back from there! hahaha, had our dinner there after I back from BKK. :P

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    1. Didja like it? Look fwd to read it on yr blog :)

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    2. We quite enjoy the food and the environment there, thinking to revisit again on weekend afternoon. :D

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    3. We were there on Saturday, surprising the restaurant wasn't super full.

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  8. This cafe looks really quaint. Like the old time style combined with the modern style... next time I come to KL, must consult you on where to eat. The rice burger looks yummy, but really does look very filling indeed. - Mich

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    1. I like the decor and ambiance for sure. And we got some really comfy seats so we didn't feel like moving after our filling lunch ;D

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  9. The rice burger looks huge!! I remember having MOS burger in Singapore and enjoyed it. Must give this a go too. I looked at the menu the other day and it was the thing that stood out to me too.

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    1. For me, it was really big and filling. I didn't manage to finish all the rice.

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  10. The decor is so cute. Is that brown rice?

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    1. I think it is, I didn't enquire but it tasted like brown rice.

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  11. was a great pleasure meeting you, thanks for dropping by.
    I've been meaning to visit namoo for awhile now, maybe soon. hehe.

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    1. Yes, it was a great pleasure meeting you too. I will come by Silver Spoon one of the days. :)

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  12. Rice burger! First time heard of it, but it seems interesting.

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    1. Somewhat similar to the regular burger, except it's got rice buns instead of bread buns.

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  13. Thats quite a serious wedge of rice! Must make it a lot more filling than bread...no wonder you couldn't handle dessert! You'll just have to go back ;)

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    1. Yeah, hubby said to me I've got more rice on my plate than his fried rice. LOL.

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  14. ALWAYS WONDER when they will open every time we were at the playground :)

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    1. No need to wonder anymore.. can go and try next time.

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  15. Rice burger with a runny egg...I like! :D

    The kimchi fried rice looks so similar to a Japanese omurice...hehe =)

    No desserts...I am so disappointed with u...hahahaha :P

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    1. Hhahahaha I am disappointed with myself too. But what to do, too full, my small stomach can't handle any more desserts!

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  16. I think I have only tried rice burger once... looks like this place shld be my 2nd time to try one.... I ll prob go for the beef too!!

    So near my place yet to far as I havent gone to this area for a while... :)

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