Thursday, January 24, 2013

Zapata @ Pavilion & Tamayaki @ Publika

Snack attack! Taking a look at Pavilion's Zapata, which serves Spanish and Mexican street food to widen waistlines, and Publika's Tamayaki, a takoyaki specialist.

First up, Zapata at Pavilion's basement food court, where customers can munch on this bocadillo, a carb-and-cheese-laden sandwich wrap, stuffed with an omelet, tomatoes and grease that seeps scarily through the paper packaging.

Arepa, hot flat bread filled with a choice of veggies (our pick!), chicken, beef or mushrooms.

Zapata's take on beef empanadas, with soft, doughy pastry that's baked instead of fried.

Tortilla chips, with a creamy melted-cheese-and-pepper queso dipping sauce.

Zapata makes a mean, meaty chili, fiery and brimming with burp-worthy beans.

Next up, Tamayaki at Publika serves steaming-hot takoyaki stuffed with the likes of octopus, soft-shell crab and eel.

We chose a four-ball portion of battered squid and mentaiko (RM9), crisp and sinfully saucy.

Zapata,
Pavilion Kuala Lumpur.
Tama Yaki,
Publika, Solaris Dutamas, Kuala Lumpur.

22 comments:

  1. Haha...gotta try d Tamayaki in Pavilion one of these lunch days...I think I'll skip Zapata though...hehe =)

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    1. Ulric: heh, i'm generally not a fan of takoyaki, but it was nice to try some stuffed with mentaiko cubes here =)

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  2. It's hard to imagine u standing there in your suit eating a wrap :P

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    1. Baby Sumo: heheh, i'm always spilling food on my shirt :D

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  3. i saw the Tamayaki but didn't try le..
    it is always after a full dinner at Publica and no space for it..

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    1. Simple Person: heheh, ya, the takoyaki here is actually quite a large serving. might even be enough for one person for a light dinner :D

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  4. Hmmm snacks that expands the waistlines...sigh...NVM eat first worry later!

    Tokoyaki looks awesome...big portion too!

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    1. Missyblurkit: okie, I'll loosen my belt for now! :D yeah, bigger-than-average takoyaki here. And some interesting flavors too =)

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  5. looks special.. would try it one day~

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    1. Mr lonely: hope u enjoy it!

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  6. My daughter would love that tamayaki - she loves anything Japanese.

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    1. Suituapui: she has good taste! =)

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  7. I love to eat takoyaki stuffed with octopus so much!
    I eat it almost once a week from pasar malam wor....

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    1. “追食富迪”: nice to hear from a takoyaki lover! :D

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  8. now that's what i call mexican food. at last they have stalls selling mexican food here! been waiting for that. thanks for the post.

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    1. Sarah: hope u enjoy zapata's offerings! Guilty pleasure for me =)

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  9. Foreign workers cooking, this morning I had my Pan Mee prepared by I think a Burmist, come to think of it; maybe 7 or 8 of 10 hawker stalls are manned by foreigners, what a joke !

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    1. Wong: ah, that's the result of relatively cheaper hiring costs, i guess...

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  10. Among zapata and tamayaki...hmm...I will choose tamayaki. The other day I saw there's a tamayaki outlet at Sunway Pyramid. Din try...cos I was having cough :-(

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    1. Melissa: oh yeah, tamayaki has another branch at sunway pyramid, you're right!

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    1. TNG: heheh, quite calorie-laden!

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