Monday, February 27, 2012

O'Briens Irish Sandwich Café @ Mid Valley, KL

Everytime when I shop at Mid Valley, I rarely notice there is O'Briens Irish Sandwich Cafe at the lower ground floor right beside the entrance of Jusco. Perhaps that's because I dislike walking near the  area with people from La Boheme bakery luring customers with lots of free food sampling. 

Officially launched in December 2011, this outlet has only operated for two months but its business is considered rather flourishing. In fact, it is crowded during lunch hours especially on weekends! This Irish sandwich cafe is originated from Dublin, Ireland.

The concept adapted in O'Briens is to serve the customers with healthy diet made of fresh premium ingredients. Here you can pick directly from the bar and choose your favourite sandwich. 

Sandwiches and salads are freshly prepared in front of customers, and I can clearly see what are inside my favourite foodstuff here. There's no way for me to complain because they really handle the food hygienically and professionally. 

  #1 Soup of the day @ RM6.50

A hot bowl of Cream of Mushroom serves as an appetizer for a lazy dinner for the day. Thick and creamy, the cream is so flavourful that I'd wish it's refillable!

#2 Classic Caesar Salad @ RM16.00

To kickstart a healthy diet, what's better than having a bowl of greens with sufficient minerals and vitamins? Sprinkled with generous amount of parmesan cheese, this bowl of caesar salad is filled with chicken cutlets, chicken crisp, crouton, olive, mixed leaves and homemade caesar dressing. All the ingredients used here are so crispy and match perfectly well with the tender chicken.

 #3 Chicken Tripledecker @ RM18.80

This sandwich club is one of house specialities and also the best-sellers in O'Briens. A portion is sufficient for a big eater, and also suitable for group sharing if you'd love to try more varieties.

The healthy bread toasted with white lean chicken meat and brown chicken crisp on the upper deck. Whereas the lower part is layered with lettuce, cheddar cheese, red onion, mixed peppers, coleslaw and tomato.


#4 Chicken, Chicken Crisp and Cheddar Wrappo @ RM16.50

Another selection I'd love in O'Briens is this wrappo, or more commonly known as chicken and cheese tortilla. The thin tortilla skin which wraps the meat and vegetables around, is served with light, crispy potato chips. The chips are all unsalted ones, definitely tastes better than Pringles or Mister Potato! 


Let's examine what's inside the wrappo. Giving a big bite on it, I can easily taste a blend of onions, capsicums, chicken meats, crispy chicken chips, tomato and cheese. Basically the ingredients are more or less similar to the chicken tripledecker, but it tastes better because of the texture and blend of taste it gives. 

#5 Hot Chicken Slice and Cheddar Cheese Shambo @ RM15.80

At the first glance, I thought the bread is in heart shape! But after some explanation by the crew there, I learn that Shambo here refers to the shamrock shaped foccacia bread. Simply because shamrock (three-leafed old white clover) symbolises Ireland, the flat oven-baked Italian bread is baked in such an interesting shape.

Apart from the main source of protein that is whole muscle ham, the shambo is enhanced with fresh tomato, onion, lettuce and honey mustard mayonnaise. What makes it stands out is the homemade honey mustard dressing that tastes a little sweet and sour; it excites the tongue of course!


#6 Frothy Hot Chocolate with Marshmallows @ RM9.00

What's better than enjoying the Irish sandwiches with a cup of freshly brewed hot chocolate? Presentation is as good as the food itself, thanks to the marshmallows that add a twist to the chocolate drinks.

#7 Metabolism Booster @ RM12.00

Consisting of papaya, pineapple juice, frozen yoghurt and crushed ice, this cup of ice blended juice is not only refreshing but healthy as well. The successful juice bar has many exotic combinations of drinks that I'd love to try in future!

Besides the real fresh juices and smoothies, 
you can always opt a quick buy from the bar of bottled drinks here.

Note:
  • Delivery service is available within the vicinity of O'Briens outlets. 
  • If you stay within 5 to 10 km away from its Subang Empire outlet, then you can experience a perfect lazy lunch with O'Briens.
  • Hotline Number: 1300-30-3000 (Delivery from 9am to 9pm daily)
  • Delivery Charge: RM4 per trip

Verdict:
1. Light, appetizing yet healthy food is rare, but I managed to find one here at O'Briens!
2. If it's a normal sandwich, then it's overpriced but as for their fresh, various ingredients and hearty sandwiches, I think it's just worth it.
3. Revisit? Of course. Perhaps I'll opt for delivery next time too.

O'Briens Irish Sandwich Café
LG-030 and 031,
Mid Valley Megamall, 
Lingkaran Syed Putra, 
Kuala Lumpur. 
Contact: 603-2282 5423

63 comments:

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    1. hi Nikel, same goes to me. the blend of taste..ahh awesome!

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  2. A healthier choice! Good for everyone ;)

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    1. Hi Hayley, it is the best for people who are on diet like me :P

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  3. I saw d shop while I was there last sat....
    Previously it was a Malay chicken restaurant if I m not mistaken...

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    1. Hi there, you're right, previously it was the RasaMas fast food chain before O'Briens moves in.

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    2. I saw this comment baru I know where is this. I used to go Mid Valley when study in Kl and keep thinking where is the place. Now I know liao. Hehehe..

      But for me, all their meals are quite pricey. =P I am cheapskate one.

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    3. hi Diana, perhaps it's fine for a treat once in a while? :P

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  4. I've never eaten here but I like the fact that you can choose what you want inside your sandwich, which is just great since we all have different tastes

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    1. Hello Isabel, there's a wide selection that I think you'd love it too :)

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  5. This is the first time I have heard about this brand. was in Mid valley recently but did not notice this outlet.
    all these food is making me hungry, I am gonna make dinner soon.

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    1. hi Johnnie, it's newly opened, so you can pay a visit next time

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  6. Nice food and beverages! Love to try the mushroom soup!

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    1. hi Meitzeu, you can visit their outlet or order delivery :)

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  7. Awww pink marshmallows :P I've only tried subway's sandwiches, but their sandwiches looks good to me!

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    1. hi Hilda, they're offering foodstuff different from subway actually :) give it a try

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  8. My friend loves this very much but I not yet try it :)

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    1. Hey Careen, I bet you'd love it too once you've tried it,

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  9. I would simply love to give a try this outlet because going healthy in between all the sinful food I eat does wonder to my body. Choc with marshmallows? I can't wait to enjoy this drink too. Gonna try this place but surely during the off peak time bc I can's stand the crowd.

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    1. Hello Nava, dinner time has lesser people though, perhaps you can try your luck around that time :)

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  10. oh my the photo makes me droll....wanna go try this! xD

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  11. Surely a place where I d love to go for a nice bite. my stomache started to grumble now and I am getting appetite for those sandwiches.

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    1. hi Helene, im glad to hear that the sandwiches seem to be your fave as well!

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  12. I love sandwich but I find O briens sandwich a bit pricey..

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    1. Hello there, once in a while should be fine to pamper yourself :P

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  13. Thanks for dropping by, pleased to discover your blog. And very unique blog name! I don't think I have been to mid-city, is it a new development out of town, on the way to the airport?

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    1. Hello there, yes there's another outlet before KLIA, glad that you love it!

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  14. i actually dont think i've ever stepped foot in o'brien's. would definitely love to do that soon. seems like a very good food franchise

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    1. Hi Tony, yes it is, the foodstuff is promising :)

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  15. We have several O'Briens here in Chicago. I'll have to check it out and look for this sandwich!

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    1. Hi there, I bet it is more popular at your place then :)

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  16. Ooooo...I like!!! Love sandwiches!

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    1. Hello suituapui, we share the same interest in this! ^^

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  17. I like this place for a simple but filling lunch.

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    1. Hello, I agree with you, plus I love to have a hearty breakfast there too.

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  18. Hi! Thanks for dropping by. Nice to know you Will definitely visiting you blogs very often, it's so lovely! :)

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  19. This cafe seems awfully familiar. I remember eating here at KLIA, is there one?

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    1. hi Darran, it's exactly the one you had! well, it's just another branch though :)

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  20. Alamak.. expensive for a sandwich but it do looks so tempting huaaaa... (kumpul duitlah haha!)
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    1. hi Farah, just take it as a treat for yourself once in a while :)

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  21. The sandwich and salad look so good.

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    1. Hi Yan, yes they are and you'd love them too.

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  22. wow i really like the sound of this place. i'm all about eating healthy (but still enjoying comfort food and such once in awhile :p of course). everything in moderation, right? i like how they have the 'healthy' concept in this place..but still serve food that is yummy. the cream of mushroom soup looks so tasty ! those wraps look really good too! hahah!

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    1. hi Joyce, it's really healthy and good in taste too. i love it as much as you do!

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  23. That place looks fantastic. Great variety there. The food looks really fresh and healthy but to finish off with, I would love one of those hot chocolates.

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    1. Hello there, the hot chocolate is a good suggestion, i'd try that next time :)

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  24. o'briens sandwiches are always quite satisfying! i think personally, i prefer o'briens compared to subway sandwiches, heheh :D

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    1. Hello Sean, you have the same thought as me too :)

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  25. Super yummy, I like the sandwich and the chocolate with marshmallows. :-D

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    1. hi Henry, glad to hear that you like them too; Have you tried?

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  26. oh, i love o'briens sandwich!! very fresh and very yummy..

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    1. hi Small Kucing, glad that you love them too

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  28. A healthy food choice. Great pictures!

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  29. I'm not so much of a sandwich person but my ex-German colleagues used to frequent O'Briens. But I wouldn't mind the cup of hot choc with marshmallow!

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  30. hi everyone,
    just want u guys to know. i'm a member & also a regular to obrien midvalley.
    1st visit, they forgot to upgrade my drinks (1 size up for combo meal) not angry instead blamed myself for not informing earlier. don't they know how the upgrade works? :)
    2nd visit, consult a dark, plump size, excessively gentle, soft, girlish malay guy their staff (am not being racist just a description only) regarding their delivery service to Bandar Mahkota, he said YES but after checking was told they only deliver up to tmn maluri area only (wrong info given)
    3rd visit, ordered tripdecker for takeaway but they forgot to put them in the bag luckily i notice & went back to collect after reaching my car.
    4th visit, ordered tripdecker for eat-in but they did not send them tho paid in advance & when it came one top slice was missing i suspect they dropped it & couldn't replace them.
    all these 4 mistake out of 6 or 7 visits since i join as member. :(
    will still visit this branch but management should seriously give better staff training. no doubt their sandwiches is good. not cheap but yet so many minor petty simple careless mistake by this branch should improve on service. hope am not long winded but just sharing & hope management can & will do something about it. :)

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