Monday, January 12, 2015

Mrs Lovett's Pies, Easy Green Salads, Brooklyn Deli Sandwiches & Caterpillar Bee Crepes @ 1 Mont Kiara Mall

Pies & salads, sandwiches & crepes, oh my! The 1 Mont Kiara mall is fast becoming a delectable destination; here's our foray into four new eateries situated side-by-side here (outside Village Grocer), starting with the theatre-themed Mrs Lovett's Pies.

Mrs Lovett's launched with plenty of panache this month, with shopper-stopping live performances of West End standards 'On The Street Where You Live' & 'Memory.' This is a cafe that's brimming with positive vibes, run by bubbly restaurateurs who're keen to make their customers happy (no Demon Barbers here, mercifully!).

Unlike the murderous widow in 'Sweeney Todd,' this Mrs Lovett doesn't dabble in suspicious pastries. Rest assured, the chicken pesto pie - filled with tender, flavoursome meat in thick, buttery crust, heaped with mashed potatoes & warm gravy (RM15.90 for this with a soft drink) - is on-key comfort food that's easily lovable. We were here a bit too early on opening day though, & the kitchen wasn't ready to serve its signature chunky beef pie topped with a fried egg & crispy beef bacon; other temptations include savoury Cajun-spiced prawn pies & ratatouille pies & sweet peach clafoutis pies & apple tarts.

Mr Lovett's neighbours are well worth visiting too; check out Easy Green, a salad bar where eating healthy proves delicious.

 Love Easy Green's signature salad, encouragingly crisp & fresh, with well-balanced flavours & textures, topped with juicy grilled chicken & egg, garnished with cheese, nuts & apple cider vinaigrette (RM15; add RM3 for a hearty scoop of quinoa).

Easy Green offers more than edible greens - potted plants & herb seeds for home gardening are available too.

A few metres from Easy Green, shift from salads to sandwiches at Brooklyn Deli for submarine-style, meat-heavy heros.

Aussie roast beef & braised beef brisket are the highlights here, sliced into generous portions & neatly placed in baguettes, priced fairly at RM14 each for the portions above.

Our preference is for the brisket, served warm & somewhat more succulent. Convenient for a nourishing, on-the-move lunch.

Last but surely not least, wrap up your exploration of the mall's LG level on a sweet note at the cutely named Caterpillar & Bee.

Caterpillar's crepes are very tasty - try a fluffy-soft, Japanese-inspired one wrapped around whipped cream, vanilla cake, strawberries, Nutella & a choice of New Zealand Kapiti ice cream (our pick: the mild but aromatic lemongrass-ginger). Or have a root beer float made with American sodas.

Mrs Lovett's Pies Tarts Soups
Lower Ground, 1 Mont Kiara Mall, Kuala Lumpur 

 Easy Green Salads
Lower Ground, 1 Mont Kiara Mall, Kuala Lumpur 

 Brooklyn Deli
Lower Ground, 1 Mont Kiara Mall, Kuala Lumpur 

Caterpillar & Bee
Lower Ground, 1 Mont Kiara Mall, Kuala Lumpur 

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27 comments:

  1. That pie place looks like so much fun, Sean!!!

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    1. Linda: i think a lot of customers will enjoy visiting the place! :)

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  2. Looks like pie is the next big wave huh!

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    1. KY: the people love them pies! :)

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  3. Eeeeeee....you didn't join in the singing? I would love that, most certainly.... Music, please! "I have often walked down this street before..." Hehehehehehe!!!!

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    1. Suituapui: haha, i love listening to show tunes, and it was a surprise that they chose that song for their opening number :)

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  4. These places make great 'packed lunch companions' for the lucky workers in the area! Who wouldn't love a pie, sandwich or salad for lunch ;)

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    1. Contact.ewew: all ALL three together for one lunch ... along with a takeaway crepe too! :)

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  5. Yay! Now I have new places for lunch. I love pies

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    1. Footfringe: heheh, they have seven pies or so available, if i recall right, so you can have a different one for each day of the week :)

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  6. Recently been working out at 1MK FF, and noticed all these new eateries too.. PLUS H & M! ( and was thinking to myself.. i wonder when Sean is gonna blog about them.. and voila! :P) anyway.. why am I not surprised about "being here a bit too early on opening day .." lol!!

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    1. Ciki: heheh, go grab a pie, or a sandwich, or a salad, or an ice cream-filled crepe after your workout! :D

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  7. 1MK is a bit too far for me, but among these, I would like to try the pie, hehe :D

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    1. CK; ya, it's a good pie, especially since it tastes fresh and it comes with creamy mash and gravy on top :D

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  8. looks healthy, shall give it a try~ XD

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    1. Happy walker: yeah, tastes nourishing :)

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  9. A good 3-course meal with a grub crawl at that quartet! Its a relief to know that Mrs Lovett's Pie doesn't stick too closely to the methods of its namesake...

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    1. YouHadYourLunch: heh, yeah, all these outlets do sorta complement each other :) and ooo, i wouldn't mind some suspicious pies actually :D

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  10. Wow, that's quite the round up today! I little food crawl. :-)

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    1. The Yum List: a pretty effortless crawl too, given the proximity of each outlet to one another in the mall, heh :D

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  11. seem like 1 MK worth a revisit since there are not many choices in my last visit :)

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    1. Choi Yen: ya, it's becoming an interesting alternative to plaza mont kiara and even solaris mont kiara :)

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  12. I think I'll like Brooklyn.. cos i see MEAT! :D

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    1. Rebecca: a lot of meat, piled into a satisfying sandwich! :)

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  13. Hi Sean, really like your blog and find your reviews absolutely top-notch. Do you do restaurant reviews for requests?
    Please let me know if you are interested at solvyt(at)solvyt(dot)com

    Thank you

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    1. Gabor: thanks for your kind words. will email you. cheers :)

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  14. A month ago I headed off to my neighborhood Organic Market and they let me know that this Green drink was most likely the best, so I purchased it. I truly had no clue which one to try for.

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