Three cheers for Opika - a new organic restaurant in 1 Utama. First cheer for offering organic foods. Second cheer for buying what they can locally and attempting to support sustainable farming practices. Third cheer for managing to do the first two and still serve up delicious meals at a reasonable cost. Pictured above is Monday's set lunch menu: crispy salad greens with a light vinegrette and smoked chicken with a maple dressing - a toothsome balance of sweet and smoky; organic free range chicken confit slow cooked for five hours and accompanied by mashed sweet potato, pineapple chutney, a coconut salsa and maple sauce - a heavenly combination of sweet and salty with a sprig of spice; and a bottomless cup of green tea. All of this organic, healthy and tasty food is available as part of a weekday lunch special for 25.90RM. Sets change daily and the new more extensive al carte menu will soon be launched. Quite a large organic grocer is part of the scene extending beyond the normal fare to sustainably farmed fish, free range organic chickens and even gourmet treats for your pet. Opika is making a solid attempt at socially responsible practice so get on over there and nourish yourself, society and the earth.
Reason to visit: organic locally sourced produce
Opika Organic Market & Restaurant
LG 105-106 1 Utama
+6 03 7732 2581http://www.opikaorganic.com/