Bofe Eatery @ Section 19, Petaling Jaya

The food and beverage scene is revolving into an incredibly vibrant landscape with new restaurants and cafes flourishing around town. Bofe is one of the ‘new kid of the block’ that has joined the fray with a bundle of western offerings that proved worthy enough to be a must-visit eatery in Petaling Jaya.


A culmination of Desmond Chia’s astute visual flair, Bofe boast an incredibly soothing ambiance with a harmonious combination of its three primary colours; turquoise, grey and white which are noticeably seen at every corner of this eatery including its menu and staff uniform. Elements such as down lights, wall textures, furniture and fittings are also accessorised with much thought.


Being one third of the trio that has set up this eatery, he relates the story of how the name came about. “We wanted something simple yet catchy for people to remember. Besides, it is easy to pronounce,” he recalled. Setting out an identity for the restaurant and playing around with a few colour combinations, Desmond found the bright turquoise colour pairing very well with white and grey. “Although the settings here is akin to a cafe, we wanted it to be more than that. Our menu is extensive and certainly more substantial. That is why we included the word ‘eatery’ as we are halfway between a cafe and a restaurant,” he explained. With an acronym that stands for ‘Best of Everything, Bofe certainly has a tall order to meet but judging from their food that are crafted by the seasoned hands of Chef Tony Fu, things are certainly looking upward for them.


The Prawn & Mango Cup (RM 11.90) stole the limelight with three lettuce cups attractively filled with seared prawns and diced mangoes. The unique concoction of Japanese flavoured sauce was especially addictive, mingling its mildly spicy taste with the savoury tang of the pan-seared prawns.


Bofe’s take on modernising its burger offering is evident with the ingenious Open Burger (RM 18.90). Replacing the top bun with a sliced sausage may seem like an idea that is skewed dangerously close to being tacky but Bofe executed it gracefully with a surprisingly good marriage of flavours and unorthodox ingredients.


The home-made beef patty was especially thick and gave a nice satisfying bite while the sausage has a crisp-on-the-outside texture. The inclusion of sweet onions on the top was a nice touch and added some dimension to the flavour of the overall burger.


Diners looking for a healthier alternative will find their Insalata Bofe (RM 16.90) inviting. With a combination of grilled chicken slices, sautéed mushrooms, eggs, cherry tomatoes, greens, croutons and parmesan cheese, the garden fresh salad provides different layers of texture and flavours in a delectable offering.


The palate-pleasing Spaghetti Aglio Olio Peperoncino with seafood (RM 21.90) has a vibrant spicy taste that will tantalise one’s tastebud. Overall, the dish was nicely rendered, complimented with fresh mussels and scallops to add a briny zest to the dish.



Not a fan of coffee? Bofe has a range of fruit juices to perk up anyone’s day. The Anti Aging (RM 8.00) was blended using lime, mango, papaya and pineapple making it a naturally sweet flavoured drink to nourish the skin.


De Stress (RM 8.00) came with a bolder taste of mashed ginger mixed with lemon and pineapple to presumably relax a person’s mood.


Bofe’s range of western-inspired dishes seems to the mainstay for its menu at the moment. With respectable food portion at a wallet-friendly price, the eatery is certainly striving to be the ‘best of everything’.



Bofe Eatery (located at the same row as Mungo Jerry)
No. 16, Jln 19/36
Seksyen 19
46300 Petaling Jaya
Selangor Darul Ehsan

Business Hour: 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. (extends to 11:00 p.m. on Fridays & Saturdays)

Tel: 03-7932 2397



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