Saturday, August 17, 2013

Le French Wrap @ Publika

We're calling it right here: Crepe mania has officially hit KL. Le French Wrap in Publika is the city's second new purveyor of Gallic-inspired pancakes this month, hot on the heels of Bangsar's La Creperie de Caroline.

 Fresh crepes hand-crafted to order, a softer, more sumptuous substitute for pita wraps.

 All rolled up for convenient takeaway & easy eating. Savory & sweet renditions are both available, costing between RM6 & RM18; folks can either customize their own crepes or choose from a selection of about a dozen different recipes.

 'Romance en Provence,' warmly & bountifully stuffed with grilled chicken, truffle cream, bechamel sauce, cherry tomatoes & romaine lettuce.

 'Le Roman': steamed spinach, emmental cheese, sauteed mushrooms & fire-roasted capsicum.

 'Moulin Rouge': Valrhona dark chocolate, fruits of the forest, whipped cream, chocolate chips & praline croquantine. Remarkably rich.

 'Le Secret Garden': Apple compote, house-blended cream, oatmeal, cinnamon crumble & roasted almond flakes. Awesomely addictive.

 Le French Wrap serves coffee & tea but no wine, so walk over to Ben's Independent Grocer & smuggle over a couple of half-bottles.

 Only three or four tables here. Le French Wrap is near the escalator outside BIG's supermarket, but the kiosk is not immediately obvious; it pays to pay attention.

Le French Wrap,
Level UG, Publika, Solaris Dutamas, Kuala Lumpur.

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32 comments:

  1. Oooh, I need to try this crepe if and when I'm in Solaris Dutamas.

    It looks lovely, even though I know the rich "Moulin Rouge" will leave me heavier by a couple of pounds. xD

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    1. Waverly: it's definitely worth checking out at solaris dutamas. tasty crepe rolls! =) that moulin rouge one is the one for lovers of chocolate, lovers of berries & lovers of cream! :D

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  2. We just came back from Publika and passed by this place! And you blog about it now! hahaha.

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    1. CK: waaah, perfect timing, heheh. i went to publika just to check out these crepes. i thought we would just try two crepes, but we ended up eating four! very full after that :D

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  3. The crepe doesn't look very crispy. Is it soft?

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    1. Jeanette: yup, this is a soft preparation of crepes, not crispy at all =)

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  4. Got Nippon crepe?...hahaha :p

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    1. Ulric: ooo, sort of. One of the possible sauces for the savory crepes is wasabi mayo, heh =)

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    2. Hopefully it gives the required slow-burn zing! =)

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    3. Ulric: to be safe, partner it with red onions, garlic & capsicum for punchy pungency =)

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  5. i was standing at this counter just now...beeping what's French wrap. :p

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    1. 女飞侠: quite good for a light meal. i hope we see more branches of Le French Wrap in more malls soon =)

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  6. haha, i can make wrap too~ but not nice as this one lah~ XD

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    1. Mr Lonely: fun to make, rite. can put all sorts of different ingredients inside :D

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  7. This looks like a really neat place, Sean. Joie de vivre. :)

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    1. Linda: it's been a long time since i heard that great phrase :D

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  8. Wrap? Brings to mind this paragraph in The Necklace - Guy de Maupassant:
    "...He threw over her shoulders the wraps he had brought to go home in, modest garments of every-day life, the poverty of which was out of keeping with the elegance of the ball dress. She felt this, and wanted to fly so as not to be noticed by the other women, who were wrapping themselves up in rich furs..."
    LOL!!!

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    1. Suituapui: heheh, my favorite maupassant story is 'ball of fat' =)

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  9. French wraps are the healthier alternatives to kebabs. :P

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    1. Baby Sumo: heh, especially if you can choose which ingredients to stuff the wraps with :D

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  10. seems a little thin. are they chock full of stuffing? Which ones are RM 18 btw?

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    1. Ciki: oh yes, stuffed with just the right amount of ingredients, i think! the only one that's RM18 is actually the one with chicken, truffle cream & bechamel sauce. the others in this post are RM10-RM15 =)

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  11. Even name of servings sounds romantic !

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    1. Wong: heheh, yeah, french is a romantic-sounding language, true =)

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  12. These crepes look like good takeaways for a hearty meal.

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    1. Missyblurkit: ya, filling AND fulfilling! heheh :D

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  13. Oh, I saw this on my last visit to Publika! Looks interesting and quite affordable, can have a try then~

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    1. Choi Yen: ya, i think one wrap is good enough for a light lunch. and the fillings are quite fun. hope you enjoy it!

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  14. I just came back from Publika, took the escalator too. Didn't see it! LOL.

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    1. Rebecca: heheh, if i hadn't known already that it was there, i probably wouldn't have noticed it either! =)

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  15. how much is the moulin rouge? :-)

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    1. Ash: oops, i've forgotten exactly, but it's between RM15-RM18 =)

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