Have not been to Solaris and Mont Kiara area for quite some time due to MCO earlier. Finally back to this place for our cafe hopping session, visiting Kanteen for their much raved about coconut milk-infused brown rice Nasi Lemak Ayam Rempah, and more.
Business was at brisk when we reached around 10AM last Sunday. Lively morning vibes, with patrons sipping on Kanteen’s houseblend coffee, tucking into main courses prepared fresh hot from the kitchen, indulging into lovely sweet treat. Glad that there was one last outdoor sitting, just right for natural-lighting food photos.
If the weather is too hot for you, sneak in to their air-conditioning indoor dining space. Modern, stylish design with lay-back environment; complete with photography-worthy corners fit for your -gram, especially the neon signs wall decor.
Kanteen menu covers from Asian favorites to Western delights, as well as fusion delicacies with creative twist. On the thoughtful side, they also offer vegetarian Nasi Lemak Rendang, Tom Yum Rice, Pad Thai, Minced Basil Tofu, Spaghetti Arrabiata, Mac & Cheese, Veggie Burger; and Superfood Bowls like Lemongrass Seabss Quinoa, Ginger Seabass Quinoa, Korean Quinoa Bowl, Quinoa Nasi Lemak Ayam Rempah, Teriyaki Chicken Quinoa Bow, Thai Basil Chicken Quinoa Bowl, Basil Tofu Quinoa Bowl, Quinoa Fried Rice to cater diners with healthier diet.
Big Breakfast RM30, our to-go-choice whenever we can’t decide what to eat in a cafe. Hearty portion, putting together scrambled eggs, chicken sausage, chicken bacon, mushroom, baked beans, hash brown, grilled tomato and fresh greens. Hard-to-go-wrong ingredients yet satisfying platter.
Other breakfast options that are available from opening till 11.30AM include Egg Benedict, Salmon Omelette, Shakshouka Baked Eggs, Cheese Tomato Mushroom, Very Berry Smoothie Bowl, Fruits Granola, Butter Croissant + Scrambled, Banana Pandan Pancakes, Toast & Half Boiled Eggs.
Soft Shell Croissant RM35, have it while pipping hot. Enjoy crispy outside, juicy inside deep fried soft shell crab, coupled well with rich, creamy salted egg cheese sauce, further enhanced with aroma from coriander heaped within. It tastes good, but could be too heavy for some. Try to ask to have the sauce served by the side, so that you can smother it on bit by bit according to your liking for a less-guilt meal.
Must-have Asian mains – Steamed Lemongrass Seabass RM28. Signature dish here, also our favourite among the rest of the food we sampled that day. So good we already planning to come back for this with our parents. We know they will like this!
Nasi Lemak Ayam Berempah RM25 – one of the best sellers in Kanteen. Instead of white rice, they swap it to brown rice, cooked together with coconut milk, ginger, pandan leaves for extra aroma. You can also opt for quinoa. That crispy fried chicken leg with tender meat, undoubtedly, takes the limelight.
Fish & Chips RM35 – Huge piece of Australian Perch Fillet, deep fried to crispy golden brown, sided with fries, greens and tartar sauce. Spotted something that raise our attention from Kanteen’s Western mains – Ramly burger that is more than just your normal Burger Ayam Special. They have got an extra cut of chicken chop, cheese, tomato lettuce, mayo stacking together with the ever-famous Ramly patty wrapped with omelette. Give it a try if you are a Ramly burger fans.
Vegan Lime & Coconut Slice RM12 – must try, pairing well with Kanteen House Blend, a combination of Guatemala, Brazil and Indian coffee beans.
Pandan Burnt Cheesecake RM17
Other dessert like Black Forest Cake, Vegan S’More Brownie, Pandan Burnt Cheesecake, Classic Chocolate Fudge, Burnt Cheesecak, Vegan Banana Cake are also available. They might serve different cakes on different days but worth ordering a piece or two to end your meal sweet.
Overall we had a nice experience in Kanteen. Good dishes, staff were friendly and trying their best to accommodate though being extremely busy. So do be considerate if your food take longer time to arrive, or when they can’t attend to you immediately.
Kanteen Mont Kiara
Banyan Mont Kiara,
Lot GF2, No 28, Jalan Kiara,
Mont Kiara, 50480 Kuala Lumpur.
Opening hours: 8AM – 8PM
Kanteen Tropicana PJ
Golf & Country Resort PJU3, No.12,
Persiaran Tropicana, 47410 Petaling Jaya, Selangor