Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Pan & Tamper @ Solaris Dutamas

Pan & Tamper celebrates a reunion of old friends: Nathan, Brandon, Ian & Vicci went their separate ways after school, exploring the world for several years before eventually returning to KL. This month, they've opened one of Solaris Dutamas' most promising new cafes, bringing back flavours galore from their travels, including a dash of Europe & a dollop of Australia.

The kitchen is still finalising its offerings, but within a week or two, customers can order seafood paella & buttermilk-brined chicken burgers. For now, the top temptation is rosti with beautifully tender strands of potatoes, very well complemented with wild mushrooms, a 63-degree egg, baby spinach, olive oil & thyme (RM18).

No lack of comfort food for admirers of runny yolks, most notably pasta with soft chunks of pumpkin, creamy pumpkin sage sauce, egg & beef bacon bits (RM22) & a respectable meatless baked egg with beans, piquillo peppers, almonds & yoghurt (RM20). For extra enjoyment, have a textured side of smashed avocado with uplifting nuances (RM5).

The Garden In A Jar (RM18) is a distinctively composed, skilfully tuned melange of quinoa, pomegranates, mango, cherry tomatoes, chickpeas, seeds & leaves with a lightly tangy dressing, summing up the cafe's philosophy of serving fresh, relatively wholesome fare. Even the signature cheesecake (RM15) isn't a guilt trip - it may seem indulgent in its mousse-like dreaminess, but it goes down smooth & easy, with the fruitiness of lychees & watermelon syrup. Coffee is worth ordering too.

Pan & Tamper
Block D1, Level G3, Unit 9, Solaris Dutamas, Kuala Lumpur. At the back of Publika.
Daily, 9am-9pm but call 03-6206-2929 first to check during this soft-launch stage.

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12 comments:

  1. I like the way they plate the salad using a jar... so creative!

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    1. Ken: it's a fun presentation - and then you pour it all out on the plate and eat it ;)

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  2. I'm one of those admirers of runny yolks...and I'd certainly love a side of creamy avocados :) And to entice one to visit "the garden", it has to be colourful and pretty! ;)

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    1. Contact.ewew: this place is full of temptations for people like us!!! ;)

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  3. such pretty presentations, this is art or food?

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    1. KY: heheh, food and art bagaikan kuku dengan isi ... or something like that! :D

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  4. Dishes with beautifully done poached egg, irresistible~

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    1. Choi Yen: yeah, they do their eggs pretty well here! ;)

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  5. Good luck to the guys. They bake their own croissants too - looks good!

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    1. Suituapui: oh yeah, it's interesting that they also choose to do their own croissants instead of getting it from somewhere else, in an effort to ensure freshness and quality control ;)

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  6. Nice place, and the food looks pretty. Haven't been back to Solaris Dutamas for quite awhile, time to revisit? Hehe.

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    1. CK: yeah, solaris dutamas keeps on adding more and more places to eat all the time! :D

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