Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Quartet @ NU Sentral Mall

NU Sentral has a new hub for tasty food & beverages, from sandwiches that showcase unique fillings to cakes, coffee & milkshakes that'll make your day. Helmed by the team behind Taman Tun Dr Ismail's popular Quartet cafe, this smaller outpost is a grab-&-go spin-off that mainly targets office workers & commuters in KL Sentral who crave a convenient but satisfying bite.

For a fresh meal at any time of the day, check out Quartet's thick, house-baked ciabatta sandwiches, with imaginatively wide-ranging influences that span both East & West. Our favourite might be the Indonesian-inflected Tempala (RM12.50), combining the nutty nuances of caramelised tempeh with chicken & orange slices, lettuce & tomatoes, & the Indian-inspired Bombay (RM12.50), featuring the vegetarian-loving crispness of cucumber, coriander chutney, tomato & red onions. The cross-border creativity continues with the Cubano (RM15), a meaty-spicy pleasure with beef salami, beef & chicken slices, Sriracha mayo & japaneno, & the Mozacado (RM13), layered with mashed avocado, basil, tomato & cheddar cheese. Flavours & textures feel wholesome & reasonably well-balanced, while prices seem fair, considering how each sandwich supplies a substantial meal.

Among the desserts, the star might be The Puan Sri (RM14), a decadent slice of cappuccino cheesecake with salted caramel & candied almonds, though some customers might also be seduced by the Chocolate Ever After (essentially a bittersweet choc ganache cake) & the Triple C (a revised carrot cake with coffee & cream cheese). Doughnuts, brownies & cookies are all available too. Wash down your meal with delicious refreshments including ice-cold milkshakes (RM11-RM14, in flavours like Granola & Cream, Crunchy Almond or Typically Mango), bottled raspberry & vanilla lattes (RM10; beautifully mellow, made fresh daily), spiced hot chocolate (RM11, enhanced with chilli & cinnamon) & Quartet's own soda mocktails (RM9.90/RM10.50; from lime mojito to raspberry bandung to strawberry & cream). All of these are available for delivery if your office is around NU Sentral; there's also an extra piece of good news if you work in selected companies nearby (CIMB, MRCB & PwC, specifically) - you're entitled to a 10 percent discount at Quartet by flashing your employee's card. Thanks to the team here for having us.

Quartet
Lot CC-04A, Concourse Level, NU Sentral Mall, Jalan Tun Sambanthan, Kuala Lumpur. 
Located on the link bridge between NU Sentral & KL Sentral.
Daily, 8am-10pm. Tel: 03-2276-0360

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8 comments:

  1. OMG!!! Such gorgeous looking sandwiches. I'd love this place! Love their coffee tagline! :D

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    1. Suituapui: oh yes, those are some appealing sandwiches indeed :) I've been having a lot of strong coffee recently, and it's certainly helped me stay awake, heh ;) glad you like this place :)

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  2. The size of the sandwiches look big :)

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    1. It's about a foot long. I'd say its better than Subway for a basic comparison.

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    2. Choi Yen: yeah, it's quite filling for lunch, heh ;)

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    3. Unknown: thanks for the size estimate/comparison! ;)

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  3. Looks delicious! It also looks like you may have left out the tomato sauce from the ingredients list. Just a heads up!

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  4. the best coffee money can buy!

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