[编辑 Editor 吕大人 英译 Translator 刘大人 摄影 Photographer 刘大人]
If you live in the West, you would know very well the relative lack of cafes in the area. In recent months, we’ve found ourselves travelling more and more to Iskandar Puteri (read: Puteri Harbour, Hello Kitty, Legoland, Forest City and Sunway Iskandar) due to various events as well as the burgeoning F&B scene. Sometimes, it’s just nice to get away from Johor Bahru for a change. Ever since we started sharing our journeys to the west, we began to notice many around us have followed suit.
Much as we like to claim credit for this migratory pattern among foodies flocking to the west, we knew all these wouldn’t have been possible without the growing number of undiscovered hidden gems out there in the wilderness. In Sunway Citrine alone, the past twelve months have seen the proliferation of notable retail powerhouses such as 7-Eleven, Jaya Grocer, Starbucks, Mr D.I.Y, with the likes of boutique eateries such as AlleyLab, VOiD and Awesome Brew adding to the already thriving coffee and food scene. We actually had a sneak preview before its grand opening early this year.
A humble and unpretentious cafe located on the first floor of Sunway Citrine Hub, that is how Andrew and his partners do it. With three trained baristas and a chef helming the kitchen and quietly making their presence felt, we have no doubt Awesome Brew will soon be the talk of (that part) of the town, given their glowing reviews on social media.
As coffee lovers, we can’t help but fall in love with this tranquil, well-thought-out “glass house” space to soak into that fragrant, freshly roasted cuppa joe and book-reading atmosphere. With tables overlooking lush greenery and a 20-acre emerald lake, this is perfect for spending a little quiet time to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, or just to enjoy nature and bird watching while sipping on our coffee. Pair it with some delicious, wholesome food and snacks, and ta-da, our day is made. From the look of their menu, almost every dish at Awesome Brew is by default, a signature.
The Breakfast here is a must try! Two slices of delectable wholemeal toasts served with a generous amount of sautéed button mushroom, mashed potato, fresh tomato, rocket and quality chicken ham and sausage. The scrambled egg is so silky smooth, you could slurp it right up. Trust us, you might wanna share this with someone because it’s just so fulfilling to take this on alone.
Avocado on toast
Fancy something creamier and rich? Nothing beats a good ol’ Avocado on Toast, and the wholemeal bread topped with diced avocado with balsamic sauce, pomegranate, cherry tomato, rocket and nuts does just that. It was one of the better avocado toasts that we’ve ever tasted, and we loved how the savoury feta cheese complemented the poached eggs and avocado. When consumed immediately upon serving, we can definitely taste the quality of these fresh ingredients.
PS: If you are not a fan of this creamy fruit that’s both healthy and delicious, you can opt for the tried and tested Scrambled Egg on Toast or Mushroom on Toast. Feel free to also request for extra avocado, smoked salmon, scrambled egg or sautéed button mushroom for an additional RM8.
Korean Fried Chicken
We can never say no to KFC (not your US but the Korean version), especially when pair with our all-time favourite staple – good ol’ white rice. The Korean Fried Chicken is pretty tender as all the chicken is only fried upon order, which takes a while to get to our table but well worth the quality.
NEW! Korean Fried Chicken Burger & Japanese Curry with Chicken Katsu
We were in luck as Awesome Brew has just introduced two new dishes on the back of popular demand. The very same juicy and tender chicken is now presented in the form of Korean Fried Chicken Burger, while the Japanese Curry comes with Chicken Katsu that takes up more than half the plate, along with a generous amount of thick and aromatic curry to drench the rice in. We liked that the homemade curry comes with a tinge of sweetness yet flavoured with some Japanese spices. Overall, both new dishes are equally mashitseoyo and oishii ne!
Nutella Banana Pancake & Churros with Nutella Sauce
If you still have space for dessert, we recommend going for the Nutella Banana Pancake and Churros with Nutella Sauce. Both desserts are so full of hazelnut chocolate goodness that we could not resist ordering both dishes which are dipping-licious!
Getting a sip or bite when we’re over at Sunway Citrine Hub has gone past being highly recommended. For the many residents and regulars of Awesome Brew, it has become a necessity. The free elegant mini Membership Card and limited edition 2019 Calendar also offer extra incentives to make the reasonable half-hour-maybe-less drive away from JB via the Coastal Highway!
📍 1-19, First Floor, Citrine Hub, Persiaran Medini 3, Sunway Iskandar, 79250 Iskandar Puteri, Johor
📞 +607-509 6404
🕘 Daily from 9.00am – 10.00pm
📱 Awesome Brew