With his reputation from master chef Malaysia (season 1), celebrity chef Nik started the Pick-Nick restaurant at Solaris Dutamas (outside Publika) with plenty of local authentic Malay cuisine to offer, as well as a diverse of western bites and pastas.
After being around for a couple of years, they’ve decided to suspend operation from March onwards. The pastry delights is assured to have any sweet tooth hooked to this place and if you are one of those, then bear in mind to never leave this place without sinking your teeth into some of their peanut butter cream cheese dessert. And you have till Feb 29 to do so.
I’ve had my fair share of an gastronomic experience here. The main course shows off our Asian staple with the Nasi goreng kampung served with keropok, telur mata kerbau and sambal belancan (RM 16) and the Nasi lemak biasa (RM 12) with options to include assorted chicken like rendang or ayam goreng berempah made with a combination of good recipe and skillful talent.
Appetizer and light bites/tapas has more western dishes. There is the Deep fried squid (RM 16) – rings of battered squid fried to golden brown and served with wasabi mayo for the extra kick. There will be zero kick if it weren’t for the dipping sauce, so don’t be too afraid to dip into it. As well as lovely tortilla chips, these Nachos (RM 22) don’t come alone and accompanying it is sour cream, guacamole, and tomato salsa with minced beef tomato sauce.
The western twist at this Malay restaurant also put forward Chicken liver pate (RM 16). This pureed chicken liver in cream served with toasted bread is egregiously high in prices for a tiny serving of four pieces so it probably would have been removed from the menu by now.
Salted Caramel Brownies (RM 12) are superb. Being their famous dish, you won’t stop at the first bite so don’t say I didn’t warn you. If you are watching your calories, lay off this one. Peanut butter lover, their peanut butter dessert is the answer to your prayer.
Picknik Comfort Food Café is located outside Publika at:
A4-UG1-05, Publika Solaris Dutamas, 1,
Jalan Dutamas 1, Kuala Lumpur
Phone:+60 3-6411 6499
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