I’ve always liked heading to Jalan Kamunting. Eventhough it is located right there in the city centre, it managed to somehow retain its ol’ school charm and not succumb to modernization. Every now and then, there would be recent additions along this road, new restaurant or cafes … and I’d be bubbling with excitement to drop by for a visit 😁
The latest addition to Jalan Kamunting would be Bricks and Bread, just over a week old and located a few doors away from Rise & Shine by Tapestry – Rise & Shine by Tapestry @ Chow Kit – A nice change from the usual (Pork Free) .
I was told that Bricks and Bread is run by the same folks behind Dough and Dolce in TTDI – Dough & Dolce @ TTDI – Grilled Chicken Pesto Sandwich, anyone? Yesssssss ! 🙂 (Pork Free) . I can still taste the yumminess of that grilled sandwich that I had there …
We arrived during lunch and it was full house. The building itself was white, it was bright and it occupied a large space. Niceeeeeee. We weren’t too sure if we should grab an empty table ourselves or wait to be seated. There wasn’t anyone around at that point in time to enquire about the protocols here as everyone was occupied with something. Soon enough though we managed to get their attention and was told to wait to be seated.
There was both indoor and outdoor seating. At mornings and evenings, perhaps sitting outside is an awesome idea but during noon though, especially when the sun is shining brightly, I think sitting inside is best because it is bound to get hot and heaty in no time. Bricks and Bread occupies two floors. During the time of my visit, sadly, the top floor section was closed.
Roasted Chicken Sandwich, RM 28
This was one delicious sandwich. The focaccia bread was just how I liked it – soft and dense, with a good portion of shredded roasted chicken that was soft and juicy and some rocket greens. There was some green sauce that was sprinkled all over and according to the Menu, it was Aji Verde?, a Peruvian green hot sauce. It wasn’t as spicy as it sounded, flavorful though. The sandwich was served with a side of salad. A delicious dish it was.
Seafood Laksa Spaghettini, RM 38
This too was a good dish. How good a dish it is is dependant on how conventional and traditional you are. I liked it, it tasted good. My only issue in the future would be wether or not I want to spend RM 38 for it again. My friend however is more fixed in his likes and dislikes and to him, he likes his laksa in its original form with long beans, tauhu and the proper noodles used. So yea, how nice this dish is depends on how open you are to trying different versions on it. I for one, do not have an issue with the angel hair pasta used for noodles. It worked well with the dish overall. The laksa broth was somewhat thick and plenty flavorful. There were 2 pieces of Tiger prawns + a couple of clams + small bits of barramundi. Once everything is well mixed, it made up a flavorfull and tasty dish, a filling one too.
Would I head back here? Yea sure. Bricks and Bread isn’t just Instagrammable, it serves good food too. I hope the quality is maintained for a long, long time and if I am in the area again, I would drop by for another visit.
Address: 20, Jalan Kamunting, Chow Kit, KL.
Opening hours: Tue – Sun, 8 am – 5 pm.
Signing out now, Ciao.