Pick N’ Brew, Hicom-Glenmarie.

We were looking for somewhere around the Hicom-Glenmarie area to celebrate a colleague’s birthday and I mentioned Pick N’ Brew as I have heard so much about it. But wasn’t too sure of how to get there so it was quite a surprise when the boss piped up that she knew! Made our way too and was pleasantly surprised to find such a soothing and comfy ambience there.

As we were a group of 8, the waiting staff allowed us to occupy the empty private room. Echoing my boss’s sentiments, having the room to ourselves elevated the feeling of importance. Lol. However, I thought we could do with some light, muted background music. But service was rather good as the waitress attending to us would occasionally peep through the glass to see if we needed anything.

We started off with the complimentary bread with olive oil & balsamic vinegar dip. As we did order one of their set lunches which included a soup of the day, Cream of Pumpkin soup was served shortly after. I’m a huge pumpkin fan but I thought the soup was disappointing in terms of taste. Quite bland honestly.

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Our starters were much more encouraging. The boss had ordered Bruschetta (RM18 ) and a mixed Snack Platter (RM20). The bruschetta was garlic roasted french baguette and extra virgin olive oil with topping choices of smoked salmon & dill, tomato & smoked oyster and seafood & aubergine. The bread tasted wonderful and was crisp to bite. We truly enjoyed this.

The Mixed Snack Platter consisted of potato skins, chicken chimicangas (deep fried tortilla stuffed with chicken & tomato) and prawn empanadas combo. On the side, a serving of tomato relish and sour cream. Everything was delightful though the potato skin was my favourite. Could tell that everything was freshly deep fried by the heat emanating from the sliced snacks and also by the taste. Highly recommended.

As mentioned, the set lunch included a soup of the day, a main and coffee/tea, and only for RM28++. There were 4 main choices including fish, pasta, meat etc but it was the Roasted beef with spinach & mushroom risotto that we choose. The beef was overcooked in my opinion, and it was more like a beef patty than actual roast beef slices. Felt like I was eating a naked hamburger. The risotto was surprisingly tasty, and was probably much better than the beef even though the traditional arborio rice wasn’t used. The rice grains used were more reminiscent of the local types. But taste wise, it was delicious and went well with the gravy.

One of my favourites was the Lamb Tikka (RM17) where skewered pieces of marinated lamb was served with flavoured rice, pilaf, i think. the marinated lamb meat tasted sublime. very well-flavoured and went gorgeously with the feta cheese (or is it paneer cubes?). Flavour of rice was also scrumptious. The diced pickled vegetables were a tad too sour though. And even though most of us love pickled fruit & vegetables, this was mostly left untouched as it was just too sour.

Colleague chose the Nasi Kerabu (RM17) an authentic Malay rice salad with chili lemongrass chicken, pickles and crackers. I wonder if the rice in question was the same rice used for the Lamb Tikka, with added condiments like grated coconut, onions, long beans, herbs etc. But still the rice was good, and the chicken tender with lots of peanuts. Colleague also left the pickles untouched. Think it was just this batch that had too much vinegar or something.

Boss asked for Penne Carbonara with beef bacon (RM18 ) for everyone to share. Very creamy and nice. Less salty than what we mostly have outside which is good in a way. Can add to taste. The birthday girl chose the Curry Laksa Noodles (RM17) which was this huge bowl of spicy curry noodles with fresh prawns, chicken and beancurd.

Cheesecakes for dessert. Actually we choose a banana walnut muffin for the birthday girl and each had a small bit of it, which was heavenly after warmed up. Could actually smell the banana wafting up. By then, I couldn’t afford any more food, so didn’t try the cheesecakes.

Americano. Coffee that came with our set lunch. Very aromatic.

Nice ambience and service was quite attentive. Boss said she won’t mind coming back here, so more lunches here? Heh.

Pick N’ Brew (www)
Menara CNI,
No.2, Jalan U1/17,
Seksyen U1,
Hicom-Glenmarie Industrial Park,
40000 Shah Alam,

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  1. The food here’s good. Worth the drive, even if u’re not from the area.

    epicuriousgirl says: yup, though i reckon most people will frequent the 1U branch coz it’s easier to locate!

  2. mimi said

    The beef patty quite thick huh~~

    epicuriousgirl says: yup. good for a big, juicy hamburger!

  3. Emily T said

    There’s a Pick N’ Brew in One Utama too! But funny, I wasn’t served the complimentary bread upon seating the last time I was there. Hmph!

    Do come to Melbourne if you can. I know there’s bound to be alot of food places you’ll love here. I already have a few recommendations! 🙂

    epicuriousgirl says: yup, i already know about the branch in 1U. 🙂 Thanks anyway. How long are you going to be in Melb?

  4. wmw said

    Hey, Lamb Tikka is my fave too! :o)

    epicuriousgirl says: it was yummy indeed!

  5. Simon Seow said

    Since PnB open an outlet in 1 Utama, I’ve never been the one in Glenmarie already.

    epicuriousgirl says: I haven’t tried that but I would think that it would be much more convenient, location wise.

  6. hey… thx to visit Pick n’ Brew! Hope to see you more often!

    epicuriousgirl says: ah well, it was of well-deserved fame. 🙂

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