Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Pikapita @ Fraser Place

Pita Power! Pita sandwiches have finally hit KL, courtesy of this cool cafe where recipes are crafted with care & creativity by people with a clear passion.

Pouches bulging to bursting with the likes of smoked salmon, horseradish mayo, onions, capers & crisp leaves (RM17.50) are the highlight here. 

Pikapita's pocket bread is baked fresh on site, assuredly staying soft & fluffy while stuffed with fish fillets, chopped cucumber & egg tartar sauce (RM10.50).

Pitas come in four varieties, original, beetroot, chili & curry, any of which can be partnered with fillings like Indian keema-style chicken curry & fried eggplant (RM10.90).

The bulk of Pikapita's sandwiches are Japanese-influenced, from beef hamburg with grilled zucchini, mushrooms & onion-soy dressing (RM16.50) ...

 ... to deep-fried shrimp with pirikara mayo (RM11.50) ...

 ... to chicken karaage (RM12.50), each prepared to taste delicious & be nutritionally balanced.

Portions are perfect for lunch; even the vegetarian's ATM special (avocado, tomatoes & mushrooms with French vinaigrette) is satisfyingly substantial.

Folks with space for desserts can savor simple stuff like a pleasant-enough tiramisu. 

Pita sandwiches are currently served 11am-5pm, Mon-Fri, & through 3pm Saturdays. Between 8am & 10am weekdays, the breakfast menu offers French toast, yogurt, omelets & ratatouille with half-boiled eggs.

Pikapita Deli Cafe,
Ground Floor, Fraser Place, Jalan Perak, Kuala Lumpur.

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32 comments:

  1. Agrees with the fish fillets, beef hamburg, deep-fried shrimp, chicken karaage and ATM pikapitas! :3

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    1. Ulric: ooo, I think u might enjoy the beef one, since u're a Japanese hamburg fan. Though then again, the best way to savor a hamburg is probably not in a pita, heh =)

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    2. If the flavours of the hamburg is good...anything goes! :3

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    3. Ulric: this hamburg pita is good in the sense that the beef is enjoyable and is complemented fairly well by the other fillings. But I guess my perfect picture of hamburg would still be served sizzlingly hot with eggs and potatoes =)

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    4. Especially with onsen eggs n a kick-ass demi-glace sauce! :D

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    5. Ulric: exactly! :D

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  2. Saw this when we dined at Mediteca. Was planning to check them out for lunch quite soon. Food looks delightfully colourful!

    The vegetarian looks like a must have for me. Hopefully the avocado is ripe:D

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    1. Missyblurkit: ya, these pita sandwiches would make an ideal weekday lunch, I think. They're fast, convenient, nutritious, tasty and filling but not TOO filling :D ooo, the avocados are ripe, though the vegetarian one was a bit bland for me in comparison the other meaty/seafood pitas. I think my favorite would be either the shrimp or the chicken curry pita =)

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  3. Wow it looks really delicious!!! :)
    I'm normally not much of a bread/sandwich person, but these looks amazing. Those combinations! :D

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    1. Chiqess: ya, I'm actually not a pita fan, but these were pretty good, probably cos the bread is freshly baked in the morning, so it tastes really nice. And they're quite creative with their variety of fillings! :D

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  4. wah would like to try the one stuffed with smoked salmons :D

    i don't usually eat sndwich for lunchy cos not fulfilling enough :( this ant can really eat okie! ;)

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    1. Constance: ya, the smoked salmon pita feels like one of the healthiest. U get good fish-based protein and lots of fresh veggies :D heh, I think the pitas here are quite filling cos u get two pieces in each order, and each piece is stuffed with a lot of different ingredients. But ya, I agree with u. If I have a sandwich for lunch, I'd probably need to eat something else before dinner! =)

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  5. Nice decor! I would love that smoked salmon!!! :)

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    1. Linda: smoked salmon's a can't-fail ingredient for sandwiches, yeah =)

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  6. Beetroot pita - now I'd like to try that.

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    1. The Yum List: yeah, the beetroot definitely adds a colorful flourish to the pita (but without nasty artificial coloring chemicals) =)

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  7. Cute name, Pikapita! Hehe but I have had enough of breads and sandwiches and wraps here that these don't intrigue me anymore. Hehe.. I really miss char kuey teow and lor mee and curry mee!

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    1. Iamthewitch: ya, the name 'pikapita' is super-cool! :D heheh, i must confess, it's been many months since i had lor mee and curry mee. but i do love char kuey teow too :D

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  8. I used to eat pitas a lot, it's so easy to put together. My fav is prawn mayo with some greens.

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    1. Baby Sumo: that sounds like a definite crowd-pleasing recipe for a pita sandwich. especially with plump, juicy prawns! :D

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  9. Nice name. I love pitas, my daughter too. Tiramisu looks good!

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    1. Suituapui: i've actually never been a fan of pitas, since i usually had supermarket-bought ones. but these tasted fresh enough, i could happily eat the bread on its own :D

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  10. Yay I can go there for lunch! hehehe

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    1. DevilCK: super-convenient for you! i have to drive there for lunch, too far for me to walk, heheh :D

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  11. Looks simple and delicious yet healthy!

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    1. Chong: i agree about delicious and healthy! and ya, it's a fuss-free lunch. easy to pack and take away :D

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  12. was it at all possible not to get your mouth messy eating those?

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    1. KY: haha, i have a very big mouth. ahem :D

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  13. haiiyah.. so far from PJ! otherwz i'd have this for lunch, and often! Looks v healthy. What's the verdict on the tiramisu? just soso?

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    1. Ciki: here's crossing fingers that they'll open a branch in PJ someday, if they do well. and ya, quite guilt-free as far as lunches go :D i'd pass on the tiramisu. i appreciated it, but it did taste like regular, decent tiramisu =)

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  14. i am going there for lunch... one day

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    1. Cquek: hope u enjoy your pita lunch! :D

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