August 9th, 2022
Review: Jac's On The 8th at Ara Damansara
No Longer in Operation.
A friendly, no-fuss venue for casual, leisurely lunches, Jac’s On The 8th took over recently from Ara Damansara’s Good Friends Cafe (which has moved to SS15 Subang). It’s easy to spend a happy afternoon here, kicking back with your buddies and enjoying tasty, wholesome fare.
Breakfast and Lunch
Jac’s also provides for takeaway orders, so we were pleased to bring home this free-range chicken, tenderly stewed with pumpkin and carrots, served with rice and steamed broccoli and cauliflowers (RM14.90). Honest fare prepared with heaps of heart.
Pastas are a pleasure here too, particularly the seafood ones: Our spaghetti brimmed with more Chilean blue mussels than we could count, cooked with olives and tomatoes in a lightly briny broth (RM24.90). Ask for an optional splash of rum to add a zing to this recipe. There’s also a prawn pasta with tamarind sauce and ginger flower that sounds tempting.
… to cranberry-filled English scones paired with passion fruit jam & butter (RM3.50 per scone), cranberry carrot cakes (RM10 per slice) and rum-and-raisin cheesecakes (raisins are relatives of cranberries, right?), all personally baked by owner Jaclyn Ting, the latest Malaysian to pursue her dream of running a cafe.
… with beans from Australia’s Grand Central Premium Coffee Roasters.
Jac’s On The 8th
G-G-8, Jalan PJU 1A/20A, Dataran Ara Damansara, Petaling Jaya
Tues-Fri, 8am-6pm, Sat-Sun, 8am-430pm.