Thursday, December 26, 2013

Epicuro @ Damansara Uptown

Another cafe for brunch enthusiasts surfaced this week, seeking success in Damansara Utama, the increasingly noteworthy F&B hub that welcomed a parade of standouts like Obanhmi, Capital Nasi DagangThe Good Batch & Ecole P this year.

Epicuro scores points for its feel-good casualness & for keeping its recipes relatively interesting. The presence of pork is welcome; the star attraction so far is undoubtedly the sandwich of savory pulled pork crowned with a sunny-side-up (RM18 nett).

Not into pork? Try the juicy turkey ham sandwich, bolstered with handmade nutty-peppery, garlicky-tomatoey romesco sauce (RM15 nett). Not into meat at all? No fear, Epicuro has got you covered, with a croissant filled with creamy eggs, buna-shimeji mushrooms & rocket leaves. 

Come in, the coffee's fine: Sumatra Mandheling single-origin French-press (RM8).

The rest of the menu at Epicuro, run by a small team spearheaded by a Malaysian former engineer who returned last year after a decade in Germany, should be unveiled in stages from the middle of next month; expect a wider dinnertime selection of salads, soups, burgers & pastas (the specialty might be a spinach cream creation with bacon & toasted sunflower seeds). 

Epicuro
20G, Jalan SS21/35, Damansara Utama, Petaling Jaya
Currently 11am-6pm, Wed-Mon. Will be extended to 9am-11pm eventually

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32 comments:

  1. Beautiful runny egg yolk!!
    Wow....such a long name ---> handmade nutty-peppery, garlicky-tomatoey romesco sauce. I assume it will taste nice ;-)

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    1. Melissa: ya, breaking the yolk and eating it with the pulled pork was a pleasure! :D heheh, the sauce tasted nutty-peppery, garlicky-tomatoey ... fresh & nice! :D

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  2. the turkey ham with nutty peppery sauce look great!

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    1. Bbit_41: it was good to order, since i actually didn't manage to have any turkey elsewhere this christmas! heheh :D

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  3. epictrolic, gonna place my banner there

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    1. LukeChad: i hope that's a good thing! =)

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    2. Sean: yeap cause these guys are quietly aiming to maximise local content in their servings so being a local producer I'm excited for them!

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    3. Sean: yeap cause these guys are quietly aiming to maximise local content in their servings so being a local producer I'm excited for them!

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  4. Can't wait to try their offerings! =)

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    1. Ulric: ya, the menu's limited to one page for now (there's also the regular big breakfast, called 'epic breakfast' here, with eggs, pork sausages, bacon and hash browns), but I figure by the end of February, they'll have their full selection available =)

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    2. Got pork...will wait...hehe :p

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    3. Ulric: got pork ... I'll eat :D

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  5. May this Christmas marks the beginning of a wonderful year for us. Have a joyous Christmas!

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    1. Cquek: thanks for the great wishes, and here's hoping you and your loved ones also have a wonderful 2014 =)

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  6. Merry Christmas, Sean! :) and have a blessed new year.

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    1. Sibu Food Diva: thank you! wishing you a healthy and happy 2014, ya =)

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  7. Those sandwiches look awesome! I'd go for the turkey instead of pork :P

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    1. Ken: ya, it's nice to enjoy some sandwiches from time to time .. the turkey ham turned out to be a good choice! :D

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  8. Pork and coffee! Good choice!

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    1. Missyblurkit: a pleasurable pairing! :D

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  9. yes, presence of pork is very much welcomed!

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    1. KY: all hail the power of pork! :D

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  10. another new place, with pork!! i like this! =D

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    1. Jean: hope you enjoy the pulled pork sandwich here! :D

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  11. The pulled pork sandwich indeed looks good! Runny egg too :)

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    1. Baby Sumo: pulled pork and a runny sunny-side-up ... a really tasty partnership! and fun to photograph too :D

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  12. Sandwiches...pulled pork....gimme, gimme, gimme! I want!!!

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    1. Suituapui: heheh, maybe this can inspire u to whip up a recipe for a similar sandwich! :D

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  13. Thanks for the writeup, Sean! Expect a more complete menu in the coming weeks, we'll be introducing pastas by the New Years and I hope you'll find the time to come back to sample our other offerings.

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    1. Epicuro: sounds good, thanks for the update. Looking forward to another round in 2014, and all the best with rolling out the rest of your menu, yeah =)

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  14. All coffee come with that "equipment? Looks so pro :P

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    1. Choi Yen: ooh, just the french-press one. ya, it's fun to try different varieties of coffee =)

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