The Cup & Quick Bites @ Publika

June 22, 2013

Asian street fare lines the corridors of Publikas lower levels, spanning Korean comfort cuisine at The Cup to Vietnams soulful sandwiches at Quick Bites.

First up, The Cup; service seems sluggish & slipshod but the food mercifully makes up for it.

"Jjampong," spicy noodles in broth thats hotter than expected, both in temperature & fieriness, & surprisingly hearty for a takeaway box that costs RM13.90.

Feel the full force of acquired-taste Korean flavors in this "tteokbokki," a steamy braised mix of rice cakes & fish cakes that feels ideal for a wintertime indulgence.

Scarcely six paces from The Cup, Quick Bites is a generically named little outlet that supplies nicely prepared Vietnamese specialties.

Grilled lemongrass chicken bahn mi, crunchy & fragrant, might be the best bet at Quick Bites, reputedly run by a Vietnamese American who once operated a similar business for his migrant community in San Francisco.

The Cup & Quick Bites,
Publika, Solaris Dutamas, Kuala Lumpur.
Both outside Publikas EAT Food Village.