Thursday, August 4, 2016

THE HUMBLE CHEF: Proudly serves delicious meals at 'student price'

I have always wanted to write about this particular restaurant, THE HUMBLE CHEF, since the first time I went there last Ramadhan but never managed to find time until today. I know.... a lot of people have been writing about this restaurant... oh well... The Humble Chef is a no stranger to students and expatriates surrounding Pusat Bandar Damansara as a popular food truck serving cheap pastas which has now expanded into a cafe, but somehow it didn't hit me that this restaurant is originated from that food truck.

So, here goes.

My colleagues and I were working till late one fine evening last Ramadhan that we didn't realize it was almost time for buka puasa already. Half an hour to buka puasa and we didn't want to berbuka at the mamak nearby, so a genius colleague of mine suggested The Humble Chef. He said this restaurant serves RM5 spaghetti, and I was like "Yeah right!" coz it sounded so surreal. Where can we get a decent spaghetti at that price, kan? My brain was saying there must be hidden charges or I might later find super fine print somewhere. He quickly called his friend to reserve a table (little I knew then that his friend was actually the owner himself... hihi...). Lucky us, even when the restaurant is typically full house on a weeknight whatsmore buka puasa time, we got ourselves a table reserved!
My first impression upon entering the place - it is pretty cool, hipster, interesting deco with surrounded by art pieces - simple yet tasteful. We marched to the counter coz we passed buka puasa time already. (Customers to order at the counter and make payment upon ordering, just like a typical fast food restaurants, only they are not one). The queue was fast moving, and when it's my turn, I understood why. The menu choices are pretty limited but very suitable for indecisive people like me who usually take hours to decide on what to eat *wink*!
My colleague was right. The price was jaw dropping! RM5 for a decent plate of yummy pasta! I was imagining bringing my kids here and getting them to splurge on their all-time favorite spaghetti carbonara without having to worry if the bill will burn big holes in my wallet. I'm a happy mother! *wink again!* And oh! They have different style of cooking so just choose any that suits your taste bud.

Okay... a little bit more about The Humble Chef (apart from what I've shared above). It is owned by a friendly chap, Chef Rossman, a Western and pastry chef who worked for a few restaurants in Germany before starting up a food truck serving cheap pastas in Pusat Bandar Damansara. I think his main target audience was students surrounding the area, but it grew up to people outside of Pusat Bandar Damansara, especially late night dwellers who like to dine outdoor.

The restaurant was opened in 2012 as a response to escalating demand from his food truck regulars. Well... a wise man once said "If your food is good, customers will follow you wherever you go" and his restaurant is usually filled with regulars, only now they're enjoying the same good tasting pasta in the comfort of air-conditioned room surrounded by interesting art pieces. And the best part is... you still get it at the same food-truck-price! Yeay!
I was told that The Humble Chef will soon spread its wings to Serdang. I could already visualize the success of good marketing strategy among students will be repeated. Chaiyok!

Enough said... I will definitely go there again. Not just for the food, but also for the friendship. Who wants to join the wagon? Let's!

54, Jalan Medan Setia 2, Plaza Damansara
Bukit Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur

Business Hours:
10.00 AM - 10.00 PM (weekdays)
11.00 AM - 11.00 PM (weekends)

instagram : @mrhumble 


Yazid Izzat said...

jom... bila nak ke sini lagi... TERINGIN....

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