Pan & Tamper @ Solaris Dutamas

April 6, 2016

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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