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Mamak bistro with a twist and tech

Mamak bistro with a twist and tech


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KOTA KEMUNING:  It is a norm for Malaysians to get a glass of teh tarik at the mamak restaurant.  Have you ever fancied a mamak bistro with facilities similar to franchised restaurants such as Starbucks and Pappa Rich?

Mamak bistro with a twist and tech

The restaurant offers an array of mouth-watering Indian dishes, including a wide selection of tandoori dishes. A tandoor literally meaning a unique kind of clay oven which is associated with Punjabi cooking in India and gives an unparalleled and unique flavor to dishes cooked in it. They also have a great collection of western dishes. Indeed a rare combo, all in one stop.

Posted by The Leaders on Rabu, 26 Jun 2019

There is one outlet now for those living in Kota Kemuning near Gamuda Walk shopping complex.

The restaurant offers an array of mouth-watering Indian dishes, including a wide selection of tandoori dishes. A tandoor literally meaning a unique kind of clay oven which gives an unparalleled and unique flavor to dishes cooked in it. They also have a great collection of western dishes. Indeed a rare combo, all in one stop.

Both the dining environment and menu have been carefully curated to captivate their guests with the aromatic flavours of India through the artful creation of blended spices.

The new outlet was opened by Altaaf Nishaat Mohd Ismail, a lawyer who quit the courtroom in favour of a bistro.

She is a mother of four from Kuala Lumpur, who opened the outlet here as there were no Indian Muslim restaurants at the vicinity.

“We observed for a few weeks and realised that a restaurant like these is very much needed.  Looking at the turnout today, I think we made the right decision, to venture into this area,” she said, when met at her bistro launch on Sunday which was filled with patrons.

She also spoke of her favourite dish at her outlet.

“I really like the mini roti praata and kampung chicken curry,” she said, adding that her children enjoyed the noodles and mushroom soup.

“The mushroom soup is not instant.  It is done fresh,” she said.

When asked about how was Kota Kemuning Q-Bistro is different from the rest, she said: “We are going to be serving good quality food in a cosy and comfortable environment with superior quality.

“You can be rest assured that we don’t compromise on quality.  People want good quality food in a clean and cosy environment.”

The outlet can cater for 122 patrons inside and 66 outside. 

The Leaders Online noted that the outlet is fully air conditioned.  Their staff wear numbered orange uniforms that differentiates their roles.

The Leaders Online also spoke to Q-Bistro owner regarding this outlet.

“We have modernised the concept of mamak outlets, so we have done away with that.  We will, however, equip this outlet with Wi-Fi facilities,” said Q-Bistro franchisor, Riazuddin Dzulkef when asked on the two features that has become synonymous with Indian Muslim restaurants.

“We are not incorporating the sports factor because this outlet is not open for 24 hours.”

The outlet operates from 7am to 12 midnight and this particular outlet is the first franchised outlet out of 14 outlets.

It is a cafe with mamak food on the menu in a different environment. Similar to other restaurants, Q-Bistro is also facing challenges in terms of labour. Riazuddin, however, gave an assurance that its front end staff are manned by Malaysians.

“We are also introducing QR code to enable customers to order their dishes. We can reduce our reliance on labour through this. One person will be enough to take orders from 20 tables,” he said.

The QR code will be launched on July 1.

The outlet was launched by Shah Alam MP Khalid Samad, who is also the Federal Territories Minister.

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