KUALA LUMPUR, April 17 – Life is complicated enough. Sometimes I just need a simple meal to start my day.
That's how I feel with Kimo-ge's offerings.
Some may say it's just too basic but it helps ease me into the day perfectly.
My first time there I was a little unsure about the offerings so I just went for the Taiwanese Big Breakfast for RM19.50. It's all of their signature items in one box.
You have the famous Dan Bing or egg pancake. It's a popular street food in Taiwan; essentially it's an egg and flour based crepe wrap. They offer various fillings so pick from basil, corn, cheese, vegetarian ham or vegetarian meat floss.
The crepe has a soft texture that goes well with the fluffy egg and the corn niblets were a nice texture contrast.
Their set is great for one very hungry person or can be shared between two people.
The cute bao burger filled with vegetarian ham is great for a light bite.
Or just tuck into their sandwich with a stacked layer of soft bread, vegetarian ham, meat floss and vegetables. There's a slight sweetness to the ensemble. It may remind you a bit of BBQ sauce without the smoky undertones but the sauce is distinctly Taiwanese as it's a sweet thick soy sauce.
My favourites were the discreet brown squares of Taiwanese radish cake. Bite into one and you get a nice, golden crust with a soft texture from the radish. More please!
There are also smaller sets. Pick from the egg pancake paired with bao burger for RM9.40 or the signature egg sandwich for RM11.40. A slightly bigger set for RM15.60 has all the same items as the Taiwanese Big Breakfast minus the radish cakes.
Grab some drinks too with your brunch with choices like Taiwanese black tea and a soy milk black tea. There's also soy milk or fresh milk tea. Prices range from RM3 to RM4.50 for either a hot or cold version.
For the weekends, you get a variety of taro treats. Since it was hard to decide which version I preferred, I sampled the taro egg pancake and another one with the combination of taro cheese.
You get a subtle taste of the taro paste with the soft crepe that I felt was pleasant but not exactly a perfect flavour pairing. Instead the taro paste worked better with a sweet combination. Especially with that soft deep fried bao lightly drizzled with a sweet sauce.
Just note that their food is strictly for takeaway and there's no dine-in at their premises. What I do is I usually eat all of this picnic style since there's a park right across their location. You can also eat it at home and if you're not keen on travelling there, just order it on Grab.
With the upcoming Raya holidays, Kimo-ge is also taking a long break from April 20 to return to Taiwan. They will resume business on May 2.
蔬適圈 Kimo-ge, 49, Jalan Hujan Gerimis, Taman OUG, Kuala Lumpur. Open: 8am to 1pm (Tuesday to Sunday). Closed on Monday. Tel: 016-2008266. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100063518085316 Instagram: @kimo_ge
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