De A Mano Cafe, Kluang
|De A Mano is in Spanish which means "by hand". This is not a Spanish restaurant but the owner is trying to bring the message to their customers that all their ingredients are freshly made especially pasta, dough and pastry products.|
|Their green tea latte is not bad too. For those who are health conscious will prefer their fruit juice and their signature flavored ice cube drinks.|
|This is their unique drinks which is Blueberry flavored ice cube soda. It comes with other three flavors which are raspberry, passion fruit and lime. It is a drink that is worth to order.|
|Salted Egg Cream Pasta @RM17.00|
Overall: 2/5 - The buttery fragrance oyster mushroom is really delicious. However, I do not understand why this restaurant only serve Fettuccine.
|Roasted Chicken Burger @RM18.00|
Overall: 3/5 - The chicken thigh meat is surprisingly too dry. Usually a chicken thigh should be tender and soft but unfortunately it is not as juicy as their pork burger. Overall taste is still acceptable.
|Fresh Pork Patty Burger @RM18.00|
Overall: 3/5 - Finally Kluang has a decent pork burger, the pork patty is juicy and thick enough to sink your whole teeth into it. After that, the fragrant from the meat will start to immerse into your mouth. Sensational feeling is not going to end when the fragrance of the sesame bun is joining the taste. The burger comes with salad and sweet potato fries to make you feel less guilty.
|White Wine Aglio Olio @RM12.00|
Overall: 3/5 - The taste is acceptable but I would prefer spaghetti to pair with aglio olio style instead of using fettucine.
|My son's dream girl is making him a creme brulee. I can see her that she really loves her job and serious about the things she is doing. She burned the sugar on the creme brulee nicer than I do.|
|Creme Brulee @RM5.00|
Overall: 3/5 - Even though she prepared it very elegantly, I still have to be honest that the creme brulee is not up to my standard. The creme brulee is not made from pure vanilla beans but just vanilla essence. Furthermore, it is a little too sweet. The creme layer itself is thin so the burned sugar layer should be even thinner. Well, that's why the price is only RM5.00!
|Strawberry Panna Cotta @RM4.00|
Overall: 2/5 - Never see a panna cotta is made inside a pudding bottle. Anyway, there is barely strawberry taste in it. The texture is not soft enough, most likely they have put too much gelatin in it. They shouldn't have put too much gelatin since they are going to serve in a bottle like this, unless they want to put the panna cotta on a plate so the gelatin can hold.
|Honey Yogurt Cheese Cake @RM8.00|
Overall: 3/5 - It is an interesting combination which doesn't bring very strong cheese taste to make me queasy. Slight honey taste with slight sourish taste from the yogurt bring entirely new taste for me to enjoy.
Food Serving Speed: Slow
Recommended?: Yes, for a drink and a simple hearty lunch. Don't expect too much.
De A Mano Cafe
13, Jalan Bakar Sampah
Business Hours: 11.00am - 6.00pm (Wednesday off)