D'Timer Cafe is located in Damansara Utama and serves some of the best Johor dishes we've ever tasted. The offer a wide spread of dishes such as Laksa Johor, Mee Rebus, Mee Kari, Lontong Kering, Roti Jala, Lempeng and so many more. This is unlike your usual shop where you get pastas, chicken chops etc, this is a place for authentic Johor dishes. The atmosphere and design of the cafe is very simple yet has a classy touch to it.
We were given 5 different dishes to try and here's what we had! For starters we had the "Kacang Pool with Bread" - It is made from broad beans and served with a sunny side up egg and topped with sliced green chilies and onions. There is always a lime sitting strategically in a corner. Don’t underestimate that lime. You are looking at the show stopper right there. The creaminess of the kacang pool, spice from the chilies and tang from the lime juice, everything was totally in sync. To make it even better, we were given two grilled butter toast.
Next, we had the "Nasi Lemak Ayam Goreng", one can never go wrong with a good plate of home-cooked nasi lemak. This dish really needs no long caption and description as the dish speaks for itself. But what makes this dish even better is the chili paste (sambal) that comes along with it. The spiciness and sweetness of the sambal is perfect and goes incredibly well with the ayam goreng! This dish is definitely a crowd favorite!
We were also served the "Lontong Darat Kuah Kacang" In your mind you're probably thinking that lontong can only be eaten during the Malay festive season like Hari Raya. But the difference with the Johor culture is that they eat lontong in the morning and most people have it as their breakfast. Another thing that makes this lontong special from other kinds of lontong is that lontong darat is eaten dry and without any gravy, but over here it's served with peanut sauce (kuah kacang) to make the dish even more tasty! This is something worth trying for experience!