Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Opika, 1 Utama, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia












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
Petaling Jaya
+6 03 7732 2581
http://www.opikaorganic.com/

8 comments:

  1. The orange-red colours are so refreshing! A good start to a healthier experience, yes? :)

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  2. Yet to try the set lunch. Been there only during tea and dinner hours. A must try is the seared tuna the next time you hop over:D

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  3. gourmet treats for pets! i know this might sound strange, but i'd be tempted to taste them. i've been curious enough to try dog food and cat food before, but it's usually rather stinky. maybe opika's range might be (almost) human-worthy, heh :D

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  4. I don't think I have the chance to try their weekday set lunch; 1U is too far from my office. I would like to go on one of the weekends.

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  5. I've noticed the new shop there. Am interested in it but kinda turned off after considering the price

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  6. It is disappointing that no mention is made in any review of the ownership of the place or even who the chefs are. We kind of like to know the chain from the farm to the table.

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  7. I have been to Opika before, only to get some organic groceries. I'm just amazed at how well stocked they are and the widest range of products. I have to try the food there! It looks really tempting

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