As any KL-ite will tell you, parking in Taman Tun Dr Ismail is a b**tch. TTDI is famous for hipster cafes where rich people hangout, but I rarely go there because a) not rich and b) really far from my house. But I had to go there for an interview today. Spent a good half hour looking for a spot – which almost made me late for my appointment even though technically, I arrived early. ._.
But I digress.
After my interview, I walked around the shops in search of food. Found a quiet place where I could chill – and by quiet I mean I was the only customer in there at 12pm – a cafe called Chuckles.
Cosy, wooden tables and heavy steel chairs with minimalist designs. There was a large mural based on a scene in Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur’s Golden Triangle area, dominating one side of the wall.
Some severed giraffe heads..
And your typical hipster cafe motivational quotes and vintage posters.
The menu is a mix – quesadillas, appetisers like fried calamari and chicken tenders, pasta, and some local rice dishes like nasi lemak.
A selfie while waiting for the food to arrive. I love my new owl shirt! :)
Carrot juice – RM8. I don’t think they added any sugar or sweetener at all because it was bland, but it was freshly pressed.
Service was friendly and warm, but the time they took to serve was terrible. It took over half an hour to make my order, even though I was the ONLY customer there. Imagine if they had more customers, I’d hate to stick around lol.
Was the beef quesadilla (RM13) worth the wait?
Cut into six slices, the quesadilla was warm and toasty when served, and absolutely packed with flavour. The cheese was melty, the skin was fluffy with a slight crisp, while the minced beef was spread evenly and had that savoury sweet flavour of sloppy joes. They were quite heavy handed with the seasoning because I felt very thirsty afterwards, but the flavour was actually good. The sour cream was not too sour and paired well with the quesadilla. The salad in the middle though, was just… sad. Served cold but with no vinaigrette, it tasted and felt like they had just been taken out of the fridge, roughly chopped up and tossed onto the plate for good measure.
Quesadilla = 1, salad = 0.
135 Jalan Aminuddin Baki, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Kuala Lumpur.
Operating Hours: 11am – 11pm