Friday, August 5, 2016

Gwaku @ Q Sentral

If we worked in Q Sentral, we'd be pretty pleased that Gwaku opened recently in this office building, offering lunch specials from both East & West that seem to change daily to keep everyone excited each afternoon.

On our visit, a tender roast leg of chicken with potatoes, carrots & peas (RM13.90) was the popular choice, sold out by 1pm, leaving stragglers with ayam masak merah, begedil, acar nanas-timun & rice (RM9.90; add RM3 for a sambal hard-boiled egg & RM1 to upgrade to brown rice). Soul food to match the Malay-language meaning of Gwaku's official pronunciation (Jiwa Ku).

You'll also find an array of kuih-muih, from bingka ubi, lepat pisang & pulut panggang to cucur badak & talam seri muka. We like the kuih ulat bulu, a glutinous creation of yam, mung beans, coconut, sesame & peanuts. 

Level 12, Q Sentral, Jalan Stesen Sentral 2, KL Sentral, Kuala Lumpur. Mon-Fri, 7am-530pm

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  1. Oh? And there I was pronouncing it as gwu-ku...gua (me) and aku (me). LOL!!! Location pic brings to mind some corner at KLIA. Both chicken dishes look good...and I sure would love to try the kuehs and puffs in the glass counter. Kuih ulat bulu? First time hearing and seeing that - they do give peculiar names sometimes, don't they? Like kayu buruk, for instance.

    1. Suituapui: heh, i like your interpretation of what gwaku could have meant - and it would have been a cool rationale too! ;) yeah, there's that stark sleekness in this office building right now. we enjoyed both the chicken dishes, and ya, i was curious about the kuih ulat bulu cos of the name - the appearance of the kuih did fit its name though! just like how kuih batang buruk does, heh ;)

  2. That's the sort of food I love and of course, kuih-muih for me anytime! (on cheat days of course hee..hee...)

    1. Phong Hong: yep, can't go wrong with decently prepared food like this to brighten up the middle of a working day. and you'll certainly find a LOT of kuih-muih here! :D