30 May 2015

After the delicious dinner, we have a small chat with chef Patrick Loh. Chef Patrick Loh has more than 7 years of working experience in Singapore. As Johor Bahru is developing its own gourmet world, Chef Patrick Loh decided to return to Johor Bahru. Owning a cafe is a dream to Chef Patrick Loh . Thus, he named it “Dream Cafe”

Telephone Ring..
Customer: Hi I am at Taman Mount Austin. I can’t find your shop
Boss: Just look up and find the rabbit

I can’t help relate the chef’s story to Matrix – “follow the rabbit” scene

In order to realize his dream, he designed a origami rabbit logo. He was born in the rabbit year. Origami rabbit can be easily recognized from far. Enough of story telling, I will move on to the food pornography.

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Appetizer: Fried Oyster with Homemade Tartar Sauce RM13.90

Frozen oyster is fried till golden brown. I enjoy the homemade tartar sauce. It has a bit of spiciness in it. Chef explained to us the reason of using frozen oyster. It is quite hard to have consistent fresh oyster supply. To add on, the price may be fluctuated. Thus, he decided to use frozen oyster to ensure consistency  of taste and hygiene of  food sauce.

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Thai Style Salmon Salad RM14.90

This is not my first time to try Thai fusion salad. Thai dishes focus on very strong tastes. (Spicy, sour or extremely sweet). This dish suit my Malaysian taste bud. The cili padi sauce does not cover up all the other taste. It is very suitable for young and elder.

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Cauliflower with Spicy Sour Cream RM8.90

Cauliflower and carrot was boiled to long hours. Cauliflower soup really stand out from other soups. This soup is seldom seen in Johor Bahru food industry. For kids who refuse to eat up vegetables, this soup will be a good remedy for them.

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Herb Butter Dory with Raisin Rice RM15.90

Raisin rice may look like briyani rice. It is taste totally different from briyani rice. The rice was first fried with Kunyit powder and boiled with raisin. Every spoonful of rice has slight sweetness.  The herb butter sauce is the chef’s secret sauce. It has this buttery flavor with  slight spiciness. Thus, it is not oily. I can finish this dish till the end without feeling numbness.

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Beef Bolognaise Pasta RM22.90

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Salmon Steak with Herb Crush RM32.90

The specialty of this dish is the herb crush. The bread crumb is self made by the chef. The bread crumb is mixed with some herbs to give some extra fragrant. The salmon steak has this crunchy crust with tender and juicy salmon meat. Yummy..

LerLer’s Reviews:
Halal? : NO PORK, NO LARD, Alchocol served
Tax?: NO GST
Service Charge? : 10%
Service: 8/10
Delicious: 7/10
Parking: 5/10
(Quite hard to find a parking lots around peak hours.)

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Dream Cafe, Taman Mount Austin, Johor Bahru

Dream Cafe
27, Jalan Austin Heights 8/4,
Taman Mount Austin
81100 Johor Bahru
Johor
Tel: +607-364 1052

Operating Hours
Monday to Thursday
12:00pm – 11:00pm
Friday to Sunday
12:00pm – 12:00am

Google Map:https://goo.gl/maps/EUut1
GPS: 1.56205,103.7782972

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dreamcafeaustin

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