Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Olive @ Sooka Sentral

Fun fare at KL Sentral: Olive's menu features a healthy heap of assured ambition.

A splash of sunshine to brighten up our night: love this sandwich of house-cured salmon with egg, avocado, tomato salsa, capers & aioli in ciabatta.

Olive seems to be a sister outlet of Melbourne's Shakahari, so here's something from that vegetarian specialist: satisfyingly chunky, flavorsome satay built with bean curd, seitan, onions & capsicum, served with pickles, blanched greens, red jasmine rice & a nice peanut sauce.

Can't complain about the pumpkin soup, piping-hot with pepita seeds, salsa & herb crouton.

Slick, slippery linguine with slow-cooked duck in savory spiced stock, tossed with herbs, rocket, oven-dried cherry tomatoes & chili flakes.

Chicken Medina, comprising a char-grilled, bone-free thigh, glazed with coriander chili, served with roasted pumpkin. Pretty enjoyable chicken preparation.

Multiple types of fries; our favorite has to be the sweet potato variety. Addictive.

Flourless choc cake with nuts, cereal & strawberries, a low-guilt end to a high-satisfaction meal.

Shelly Beach Cabernet Merlot, OK for below RM100 but not particularly recommended.

Olive @ Sooka Sentral,
G5, Sooka Sentral, Jalan Stesen Sentral, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-2785-1988

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30 comments:

  1. Tat sunshine ciabatta looks damned inviting with d free-flowing yolk! :3

    The linguine sounds tasty while d Chicken Medina will go well with sweet potato fries...which I prefer over roasted pumpkin...hehe =)

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    1. Ulric: oh yeah, the ideal sandwich, stuffed to bursting with tasty ingredients :D the linguine's enjoyable, a bit on the salty side, but that's expected. and heheh, i guess fries are nicer to nibble than chunks of pumpkin =)

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  2. haha, sooka sentral, my working place last time~ but never try eat at olive before cause waiting boss to belanja~ XD

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    1. Mr Lonely: oooh, heheh, ya, i think Olive is one of the better restaurants in Sooka Sentral. good menu =)

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  3. wow, the sandwich looks very attractive
    especially the egg yolk

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    1. 十六: oh yeah, the sandwich was very pleasing for both the eyes and the taste buds :D

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  4. That first sandwich and the chicken Medina look very good! I bet the sweet potato fries are fantastic!

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    1. Linda: oh yes, very wholesome food on the menu here. even the fries taste relatively healthy :D

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  5. Flourless choc cake is one of my favourite cake, I want to try that. :)

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    1. CK: ooh, i actually don't really love flourless cakes, but the one here was nice. moist and fresh :D

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  6. That salmon and egg sandwich is putting my sad lunch to shame.

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    1. The Yum List: heheh, i sincerely hope there'll be happier lunches for you on thursday and friday this week! :D

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  7. The chocolate cake is also suitable for those suffering from gluten, too. =D

    I guess my lunch (of two cake slices) won't be able beat the large-looking egg sandwich....

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    1. Waverly: ooo, i actually don't think i personally know of anyone who's gluten intolerant, but that's a good point! =) heh, well, if it helps, this egg sandwich was for dinner. my lunches are usually a little less outstanding, heh :D

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  8. Oh you came over to my working area! Their chicken parmagiana is good

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    1. NekoHime: oooh, i was very tempted to try that chicken, but chose the chicken medina instead. maybe i'll come back another time, thanks :D

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  9. is this the same olive as the one in damas? logo also alike.

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    1. Ivan: it seems to be operated by a different company, i think. and the olive in damas does feel more like an italian outlet. i didn't notice its logo though, heh! =)

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  10. I want that food on pic. No.2!! hehe...
    If I'm not mistaken..I think I've seen this place offering some discounted deals on one of the coupon website ;-)

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    1. Melissa: egg & avocado sandwich rules! :D oooh, if there's a discount for this place, it could be quite worth it! =)

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  11. I like the idea of flourless chocolate cake! Its something that I may well be popping over this evening before drinks at Aloft. Hehehe

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    1. Missyblurkit: oooh, and this is just a short stroll away from Aloft. cake before cocktails! :D

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  12. How did u end up there at KL Sentral? LOL

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    1. TNG: heh, i used to go to Sentral a lot for Senses several years ago, and i think the area is coming up with a lot more development later this year :D

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  13. How on earth did you get that sandwich in your mouth? It looks huge! What are the prices like?

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    1. YouHadYourLunch: heheh, we had to slice up the sandwiches. oh yeah, i forgot to note the prices are outstanding here. if i recall right, the pumpkin soup was an absurdly low RM9 before taxes, while the duck linguine was RM22 =)

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  14. Love the look of that "splash of sunshine"! Can never resist gooey runny eggs!

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    1. Pureglutton: oh yes, those eggs do bring us the comforting warmth and glow of sunshine! :D

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  15. mmm I need those eggs ben nowww!

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    1. Suanie: i must learn to properly poach eggs, so i can make them at home my myself! :D

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