BREAD as we know it is conventionally made from wheat flour.
Thus it may come as a surprise to many to hear of bread being made out of the purple berry wholegrain flour.
Quill City Mall’s Purple Toast Kopitiam as the name suggests, prides itself at being the second eatery in Malaysia that serves local and western delicacies with its signature purple bread.
Its spokesperson Eirnawatty explained that the purple colour present in the flour indicated the presence of a powerful and natural antioxidant, anthocyanin which delayed the process of ageing and helped to prevent cardiovascular diseases and cancer.
A must-try at the Kyros Kebab-owned eatery is the lamb stew served in a dense-looking purple bread and the assam laksa spaghetti which has a piquant yet spicy taste, similar to tom yam.
Purple Toast is just one of the many unique eateries present at Kuala Lumpur’s latest shopping mall, Quill City Mall.
For fans of Japanese cuisine, the Gantetsu Ramen is worth one’s time and money.
With the use of imported and original Hokkaido tender noodles, a popular type of ramen in Japan, the chicken teriyaki ramen is beyond one’s expectations in terms of taste and texture.
The special chicken gyoza, a type of Japanese dumpling, is best eaten on its own but is recommended to be eaten with the ramen according to the restaurant’s managing director Goh Huck Chin.
Although their chicken karaage tasted rather salty, it was cooked in such a way as to maintain the traditional Japanese taste as mentioned by Goh.
The newly opened eatery in Quill City Mall is the second outlet in Malaysia but the first one to serve pork-free meals.
T Signature, a premium and halal version of Taiwan Little Chef, is an authentic Taiwanese cuisine restaurant.
Not a fan of black fungus, the delightful taste of the black fungus cold salad that was served took me by surprise.
The acclaimed Taiwanese salted pepper chicken tasted just as one would expect it to.
One cannot go wrong with sweet potato served with plum powder, which is a must-have in Taiwanese cuisine.
Sopoong, a halal Korean restaurant is another one to look out for when in Quill City Mall.
A must-have at this outlet is the signature dolsot (chicken) bibimpap and bulgogi dolsot (beef) bibimpap which is a type of mixed rice that comes with meat.
What took me by surprise was the dakgalbi, which is made up of marinated diced chicken mixed in chilli pepper paste and an assortment of vegetables which tasted delightful.
If you are in desperate need of a good western feast, The Red Lobster may just be the place for you.
Operated by the local Secret Recipe F&B group, the Red Lobster is a leading American seafood restaurant and its outlet in Quill City Mall is the second one to open in Malaysia.
The starter dish which came with cheddar bay biscuit and lobster bisque was not a personal favourite as I am not a huge fan of cheese.
However, others may enjoy the creamy and rich texture of the bisque, especially when eaten with the biscuit.
For the entree, seafood lovers would be delighted to know that the lobster tail is incredibly fresh and even more so delectable when eaten with drops of lemon juice.
Customers can also look forward to the butterflied fried shrimp dipped in cocktail sauce and the parrot isle jumbo coconut shrimp dipped in pina colada.
I especially loved the pina colada dip sauce as it was mildly sweet with just the right texture.
The Red Lobster group general manager Eugene Chew who has had 15 years of experience in the United States as a corporate chef also runs the Longhorn Steakhouse, adjacent to The Red Lobster at Quill City Mall.
For coffee addicts in search of coffee made with 100% pure Arabica beans, Coffee Planet is the place to check out. A speciality of this coffee outlet is the use of red coffee cherries which provides natural sugars.
The outlet’s accounts executive Fariz Irfan said, “We do not add sugar into our hot beverages such as our cappuccino, latte, mocha and flat white as it is unhealthy.”
“A favourite among our customers is the mocha at it has a flavourful balance of chocolate and coffee,” he added.
For those with a sweet tooth, the gelato store Mammamia on the second floor of Quill City Mall is another place to check out.
Hailing from Italy, the gelato-maker is known for its unique and appealing presentation and its freshly-made gelato.
Its best-seller is the Ferrero Rocher but I also personally enjoyed the signature Mammamia which is made of vanilla, hazelnut and biscuit chunks.
“The Quill City Mall which was opened last October aims to provide its customers a unique dining experience with affordable local prices,” said Quill group of companies chief operating officer CK Ng.
From the food trail event where StarMetro had the opportunity to take part in, it is safe to say that Quill City Mall has done a remarkable job in roping in unique and attractive tenants that would appeal to food lovers.