Thursday, March 21, 2013

The Carpenter's Daughter, Subang Jaya

Spending the whole of Saturday morning running errands after the hill walk had left me spent, and with me wanting to loll around the house. When news had arrived that an acquaintance wanted to treat us to dinner on the very same day, it left me a little apprehensive.

But I threw on myself a graphic tee and a pair of Uniqlo jeans and we headed out anyway. The restaurant was not of my choice; it was the acquaintance's, and seeing that she's an adventurous foodie who's willing to sample new restaurants, it was best that she made the call.

Which she did.

And brought us to ... The Carpenter's Daughter in Taipan.


Have a look around their bakery section....


... where you can find a variety of artisan breads.

Oh, what's this?


It says here, Multi-grain Country Bread. Should've bought a loaf as a sample, but Mama Carrie mentioned that the texture was too soft and the weight was too light for her liking.

Don't look at me.

The variety of desserts offered: Red Velvet Cupcakes, Plain Cheese Cake, Crème Brulee and Apple Pie among others.


Looks lovely. Should've stayed with the original order instead of changing my mind at the last minute.

Sigh, talk about being deeply in love with the plain version. I'm a born and bred cheesecake lover, what. >.<


This is where their baked goods are for sale.

Have a peek around table. Who knows what you might just find?


I found this lovely dish, Chocolate Croissant, which reminds me of something that I had sampled in Shah Alam; and no, I didn't bring this home.


Seafood Flat Noodle (15.90)

Not to say that I didn't have any chance to sample this; my stomach would've exploded if I did. The acquaintance kept offering a portion to Mama Carrie, hoping to indirectly convince her to eat more.

Mama Carrie had a taste, added that although the soup leaned on the salty side, there was a generous serving of seafood, especially the squids.


Aglio Olio (15.90)

I'm so sorry, there's nothing special to scream about this dish. It lacked that touch of an extra teaspoon of salt but the taste was still alright.

I polished the plate clean and it filled the space in my stomach, almost to its maximum capacity.


Apple Pie (7.90)

It so happened that there was a clash of tastes. I felt that it leaned towards the sweet side whereas Mama Carrie commented that it was perfect; the amount of sugar used was just nice and didn't overpower the natural taste of the apples.

She even polished the plate clean!


Baked Plain Cheese Cake (9.90)

Everyone at the table complained that it was terribly too sweet for their liking at the first bite, and I must say that I have to agree with them. Even after setting aside the crust and glaze, it didn't do much to decrease the amount of sweetness.

How I wished that the baker had omitted the sugar; it may just allow the crust to make up for the lack of taste. Here's to hoping that he'll do something about it.


Peppermint Tea (5.00, part of desserts promotion)


Matcha Latte (5.00, part of desserts promotion)

This was my favorite drink, hands down; I love how the maker incorporated two favorite drinks of mine: skim milk and green tea.

My personal opinion? Would I return for another meal? I'm not sure, actually. The dishes suit my palate and I wouldn't mind spending an afternoon here over a cuppa and a conversation with my elementary school pal, but the parking hell of USJ 10 (Taipan) would send me back thinking twice and thrice.

If it was just me alone, I'd have ordered more dishes and brought home the leftovers for our next meals. =D

Address: The Carpenter's Daughter,
46G, Jln USJ 10/1E,
47620 Subang Jaya,
Selangor

Tel:
03-80811218

Business Hours:
9 am - 9.30 pm (for weekdays); 9 am - 10 pm (for weekends)

Landmark: It's opposite Ampang Yong Tau Foo and behind PappaRich. Within walking distance from RHB Bank.

11 comments:

  1. I now realize that with the new gf, Subang Jaya isn't that far from me anymore.

    I'm always up for bread and words like "artisan bread" and "country bread" really gets me going. :D

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    1. It's only during those times of traffic congestion that we feel that Subang's far, far away from KL, Huai Bin. During off-peak hours, the distance is nothing; it's pretty fast. =D

      Ah, then you might have enjoyed Etoile's breads too. =)

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    2. Haha! True that, it's actually quite close without traffic. :)

      I went to this and tried the Japanese bakery in MV too!

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  2. Hmmmm I only had breads there and I was quite happy with what we brought home.

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    1. Well, Eve, that was just Mama Carrie being Mama Carrie. Artisan breads, to her, has to have that rustic texture and heavy weight (seeing that wholemeal flour is used in the baking process). Or rather she's biased to Etoile. =/

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  3. Oooh I shouldn't be looking at desserts at this time of the afternoon. It's my weakest time of day! ;-)

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    1. Yum List, it's the same here. =)

      In fact, if I could, I'd have desserts everyday for lunch. =D

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  4. Looks like a great place to quietly sit and enjoy a meal.

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    1. It is, Sycookies. I almost thought that I had arrived "home" for a warm, delicious meal. *winks*

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  5. some interesting tips for the cafe to consider. i think your points sound very valid, especially when it comes to sweetness and saltiness levels =)

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    1. I'm sure that there's some more room for the cafe to improve, Sean, and am pretty much hoping that things will be better the next time I'm there. And able to bring a red velvet home. =D

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