Sunday, March 1, 2015

Eat by Jun Chan @ D7 Sentul East

In one elegant, evocative word, Eat issues an impossible-to-ignore imperative to KL's food fans to swarm Sentul's D7 complex.

Eat is only the second F&B outlet to open in D7, more than a full year after Three Little Birds first took flight here. It required months of negotiations for Eat's founders, who include chef Jun & chief operating officer Ming, to secure this small space, with seating limited mainly to two tables in the courtyard so far, but this is a pleasant place to linger, for 20 minutes or two hours.

One of Eat's inspirations is Pret a Manger; you'll find plenty of ready-to-eat offerings here, from salads & egg sandwiches to sweet-&-sour chicken with rice, pan mee pasta & triple-mushroom aglio olio, mostly costing between RM7.50 & RM15. The food's prepared at a Subang central kitchen run by Jun, who also helms the cafeterias at the offices of DiGi & PwC Malaysia.

If it's available, seize the la mian, rich & robust with minced beef, chicken & onsen egg, testifying to Eat's tagline, 'Made With Love'. Props for proportion: There's plenty of meat in this serving, so every strand of the noodles is coated in creamy comfort.

Food that tells a story: Jun found himself missing his gastronomic adventures in Hong Kong, so he whipped up this homage to Mong Kok - pasta with firm-to-the-bite fish balls in tongue-tingling curry sauce. If you're eating here, the food is heated to order.

 Eat's food scores not only for flavour but for freshness too, with everything looking & tasting terrific even in the evening.

 Like various cafes, Eat vows to support home-grown entrepreneurs like Baked By JM, which supplies lemon meringue tarts.

 For a satisfying juice, ask for 'Spongebob' (RM9), a blend of yellow watermelon, orange, mango, pineapple & pear. And while Eat isn't a third-wave coffee bar, it does conveniently offer bottles of 'That Iced Coffee' from That Foodie Place in Mid Valley.

Eat At D7
G13-A, D7 by YTL, Sentul East, Jalan Sentul, Kuala Lumpur. Open daily, currently 10am-9pm

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16 comments:

  1. The garlic-herb roasted chicken is making me hungry, Sean. This is such a lovely place! The decor and ambiance are very attractive and the food fare is nicely presented.

    Thank you so much for your comment on my post in reference to the Polish restaurant video. I have a suggestion for you....if you ever do get to a Polish restaurant, you must try the cabbage rolls. They are delicious! Another good one would be the Pierogis. :) (pronounced per - o - gies

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    1. Linda: we were quite tempted to try the chicken too ... i love roast chicken, and i think this could have been a good one :) thank you for the polish food tips! :D

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  2. A Spongebob juice!! Genius :) it looks like a lovely, chilled spot for lunch.

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    1. YouHadYourLunch: would you believe i've never watched an episode of Spongebob before? heh :D

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  3. That guy in the 3rd pic looks so lonely. :D Sure would want to try that coffee...hope it's black!

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    1. Suituapui: but sometimes solitude can be nice and calming and refreshing :)

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  4. Wooo, I guess we will drop by there soon. :D

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    1. CK: yay, hopefully you'll enjoy Eat-ing too :D

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  5. Not "eaten by jun chan"? :P

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    1. Ken: eat, ate, what? haha :D

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  6. This looks like a very small but cosy place ;)

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    1. Contact.ewew: yeah, fortunately there's a pretty wide-open space outside :)

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  7. That la mian looks good, and I really like the courtyard area. Looks very relaxing!

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    1. Baby Sumo: oh yeah, that la mian is lust-worthy :) and even though it was a humid evening, we didn't mind spending a couple of hours there :D

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  8. The food not really impress me but I like D7 :)

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    1. Choi Yen: the D7 area is definitely cosy and could still have space for one or two more cafes while maintaining the peace and calm here :D

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