In Puchong, you’ll find most of the hip cafes clustered within the commercial areas of Bandar Puteri Puchong and Puchong Jaya. So I was surprised when I came across Bistro Monologue in Bandar Bukit Puchong, surrounded by car workshops, kopitiams, hardware stores, delivery centres, and the like. This unassuming spot has apparently been around for some time now, specializing in fusion (Asian and Western) cuisine.
The interior looks classy and cozy, with lots of wood and warm, ambient lighting. Tasteful art pieces adorn one side of the wall, and there is a small stage area at the back for weekend performances. It wasn’t too busy during our visit, and we were attended to quickly.
The menu is pretty extensive, so you can take your pick from rice dishes (roast pork nasi lemak), pasta, burgers, pizza, and breakfast items (croissants, ciabattas).
Since the Hubs and I had a late breakfast, we opted for a few lighter dishes. I got the Soup of the Day (Mushroom – RM6.90), which came with a slice of buttered, toasted bread. I enjoyed the soup as it was creamy but not cloying, and had a good balance of flavours. I also liked the fact that it tasted like actual mushroom soup, with bits of chopped mushroom in it, instead of the ‘instant’ type a lot of establishments serve.
Their signature Raisin Pork roulade was not available, so we ordered a side dish of roast pork (RM9.90) to fulfill our pork quota lol. The version here reminds me of the pork served in European bistros; the skin is not super crunchy, it has a bit of chew to it, and a very strong odour. This might not be for everyone, especially if you’re not keen on gamey, meaty flavours. I still think it’s pretty good, though!
The Hubs had a 9-inch Mushroom Pesto Pizza (RM15.90), which came topped with pesto sauce, cherry tomatoes, onions, and mushrooms, with a layer of melted cheese.
To be perfectly honest – I don’t think the crust tasted like pizza at all; more like a crunchy dry bread or cracker. Again, I wouldn’t say it’s bad, it just didn’t taste like regular pizza, lol.
We enjoyed our light lunch at Bistro Monologue. While I wouldn’t call the food mind blowing, everything tastes fresh and homemade, service is friendly, and the environment is cozy. Prices are slightly above average, though, so probably not a lunch spot I’d go to often.
View the menu here: https://easyeat.ai/r/bistro-monologue/
16, Jln BP 7/11, Bandar Bukit, 47120 Puchong, Selangor.
Phone: 012-988 3669
Opening hours: (Sun-Weds) 8.30AM – 9PM, (Thurs – Sat) 8.30AM – 11.30PM