August 5th, 2022
Eat by Jun Chan at D7 Sentul East: Restaurant Review
In one elegant, evocative word, Eat issues an impossible-to-ignore imperative to KL’s food fans to swarm Sentul’s D7 complex.
Eat is only the second F&B outlet to open in D7, more than a full year after Three Little Birds first took flight here. It required months of negotiations for Eat’s founders, who include chef Jun & chief operating officer Ming, to secure this small space, with seating limited mainly to two tables in the courtyard so far, but this is a pleasant place to linger, for 20 minutes or two hours.
Pret a Manger
One of Eat’s inspirations is Pret a Manger; you’ll find plenty of ready-to-eat offerings here, from salads & egg sandwiches to sweet-&-sour chicken with rice, pan mee pasta & triple-mushroom aglio olio, mostly costing between RM7.50 & RM15. The food’s prepared at a Subang central kitchen run by Jun, who also helms the cafeterias at the offices of DiGi & PwC Malaysia.
If it’s available, seize the la mian, rich & robust with minced beef, chicken & onsen egg, testifying to Eat’s tagline, ‘Made With Love’. Props for proportion: There’s plenty of meat in this serving, so every strand of the noodles is coated in creamy comfort.
Homage to Mong Kok
Food that tells a story: Jun found himself missing his gastronomic adventures in Hong Kong, so he whipped up this homage to Mong Kok – pasta with firm-to-the-bite fish balls in tongue-tingling curry sauce. If you’re eating here, the food is heated to order.
Eat’s food scores not only for flavour but for freshness too, with everything looking & tasting terrific even in the evening.
Lemon Meringue Tarts
Like various cafes, Eat vows to support home-grown entrepreneurs like Baked By JM, which supplies lemon meringue tarts.
Spongebob and That Iced Coffee
For a satisfying juice, ask for ‘Spongebob’ (RM9), a blend of yellow watermelon, orange, mango, pineapple & pear. And while Eat isn’t a third-wave coffee bar, it does conveniently offer bottles of ‘That Iced Coffee’ from That Foodie Place in Mid Valley.
Location and Contact Details
Eat by Jun Chan
G13-A, D7 by YTL, Sentul East