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Local n Western Food – Charlie’s Cafe

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Opened by Malaysian couple Sonny & Debra with a view to benefiting indigenous workers from Sabah & Sarawak as well as people who might not be able to afford a meal.

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This chicken is damn bloody good. A must dish to order if you re here.

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The Sarawak Laksa is also just as good. Not so spicy but very flavorful.

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We had to try the Nasi Lemak because it’s a common food in Malaysia and everyone eats it. Here it’s best to go with the Ayam Goreng Berempah.

Just 2 of us and we shared 3 items. Totally satisfying meal and for dessert we had the Durian soft ice-cream. Buy one free one. Yummy!

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There are two components of Charlie’s mission. Behind the scenes in the kitchen, the Borneo-born Sonny & Debra employ mainly folks from East Malaysia & try to use a fair bit of indigenous produce for their menu. Secondly, for customers who want to help out, a pay-it-forward sponsored-meals system is available: Give the cashier RM5, take a receipt & post it on the board; other people who come in can claim a free meal using your receipt if they’re short of cash or struggling to make ends meet.

Charlie’s Cafe

29, Jalan Bukit Desa 5,

Taman Bukit Desa,

58100 Kuala Lumpur

Local, Indonesian, Vietnamese and Western Cuisines – Bayu Timur Restaurant and Cafe

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The first thing you would notice about this restaurant is the antique and traditional items lying around the place. The best part? They’re all for sale. Bayu Timor is one of those uncommon restaurants where you can come in, order your food, and walk around the place and browse through their interior decorations while waiting for your food to arrive. If you see something you like, all you have to do is ask. All the teak furniture displayed are for sale including the tables and chairs that customers actually sitting on it.

Serving local, Indonesian, Vietnamese and Western cuisines. The Laksas’, nyonya kuih, rojak and sago pudding with gula Melaka are all very delicious. Last but not least the Indonesian ice kacang deserved to be mentioned by it’s own. Comes with gula Melaka and the usual ABC ingredients and with additional fresh coconut flesh strips and chunks of avocado. Totally awesome!

Bayu Timor Restoran & Kafe 

13&15, Jln SS24/8,
Taman Megah,
47301 Petaling Jaya
Selangor