Anyone would fall in love with Kerry’s Florist Café, especially the conscious environmentalists, or simply those who appreciate nature. This restaurant-cum-flower shop greets customers with plants and flowers stacked up along the entrance, creating a cosy, earthy environment the moment you step inside.
Owner Michelle Phua wants to bring a greeny fresh, natural feel to the customers as they are having their meal. Officially launched on December 2015, the restaurant serves mainly Asian and Korean cuisine. Located right opposite of Bangsar Nexus building, this café is sure to pull in customers, as it did us.
As it was a little past lunch, we were devastatingly hungry and decided to order a heavy meal for a starter. Beef Bibimpap with Egg (RM18.90) has all the right ingredients to a healthy, fulfilling scrumptious meal! The colourful plating acts as a feast for our eyes and made us impatient. The Bibimbap, meaning “mixed rice”, is comprised of warm rice topped with different mixtures of seasoned vegetables, sauce like gochujang (a type of red pepper paste), and comes with meat and egg. Much like the visual, the aroma was very appetising, we found ourselves drooling before we even started. This dish has all the right ingredients to a healthy, fulfilling scrumptious meal! The correct way to enjoy this meal is to mix all the ingredients together! Discard your chopsticks, the Koreans often eat Bibimbap with just a spoon. It is that awesome.
Still hungry, we then ordered the Chicken and mushroom fried rice (RM15.90). The name says it all; the fried rice comes with a sunny side up, but it would not be a Korean dish without a little touch of seaweed, no? The seaweed brings an umami taste to the fried rice; a great extra added flavour that we never realised we needed until we tried this particular dish. You are guaranteed to enjoy this simple, all-classic comfort food for all.
The Kimchi Porridge (RM10.90) can be as a break among all the heavy meals we might have scarfed down at Kerry’s during the review. The porridge comes with a luxurious option of chicken and mushroom (additional RM5) or simply with kimchi. We ordered the kimchi version, and it took us by surprise! The sour, tangy kimchi blends very well with the porridge that comes with a combination of scrambled egg and seaweed. Warm, savoury, and filling, the big bowl of porridge is exactly what you would need as you sit and enjoy the nature around you. Oh what a feeling, YUM!
Who doesn’t love a good, available all day Western breakfast? Greedy as we are, we challenged ourselves to the specialised Big Breakfast (RM18.90) at Kerry’s. The dish comes with a sausage or ham, eggs, cherry tomato, sauteed mushrooms and two slices of homemade bread. The add-on Kimchi sets it apart and brings you a unique Korean-infused Western meal. We certainly did not expect a typical (but delicious) Western breakfast can be made to taste and look better with a famous traditional Korean food. On another note, the sausage and cherry tomatoes are grilled to perfection, harmonising well with the entire meal.
We just love how Kerry Florist’s Café dishes out meals that infuse just about any dish with Korean flavours. We also highly support Michelle’s efforts in raising awareness amongst her customers and visitors to be environmentally conscious. The surrounding greenery is not just a pleasant sight to see but also serves as a strong message that will embody itself in any visitor’s mind. Be sure to drop by for a meal at Kerry’s, and you will experience calm and tranquillity while dining.
Address: G.9 & G.10, Vertical Podium, 7, Jalan Kerinchi, Bangsar South, Kuala Lumpur 59200
Contact: +603-2242 0065
Opening Hours: 7:30 AM to 8:30 PM daily