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Wednesday, 12 August 2015

O’Briens Irish Sandwich Cafe ~ O'Briens 1st Ever Exclusive Sandwich Making Workshop at Publika Solaris Dutamas Kuala Lumpur

O'Briens 1st Ever Exclusive 
Sandwich Making Workshop 

Hi everyone... last weekend I was honoured to be invited to the 1st Ever Exclusive Sandwich Making Workshop hosted by O’Briens Irish Sandwich Cafe at Publika Solaris Dutamas. It was truly a fun, exciting and interesting workshop for all of us that day. 

Upon arrival, we were given a short introduction to O'Briens Irish Sandwich Cafe, understanding about their fresh ingredients and tips on how to make a good and delicious sandwich. I thoroughly enjoyed myself at the DIY part where we got to get to go behind the counter to 'craft out' our own masterpiece at this great workshop.

O’Briens Irish Sandwich Cafe
 Publika Shopping Gallery @Solaris Dutamas 

O’Briens Irish Sandwich Cafe is a lifestyle chain cafe founded in 1988 by Brody Sweeny in Dublin, Ireland and has since expanded to over 200 stores worldwide and now they have 21 outlets in Malaysia. Famous for their freshly made-to-order hand-cut healthy Irish sandwich in town, O’Briens also serves a wide selections of salads, salads, soups, wrappos, soups, freshly squeezed juices, refreshing smoothies, gourmet coffees, cakes, Irish snacks and outside catering platters.

Perfect Dining at O’Briens Irish Sandwich Cafe 

Enjoy a latte or cappuccino while savouring their sandwiches in a comfortable, relaxing environment deck in the latest trend and design straight from Ireland. Diners can experience the Irish way of dining in a cafe without having to fly all the way there!

Fresh & Premium Fillings, Salads and Sauces

Let's check out their fresh and premium ingredients all spread out in the sandwich bar specially imported from Spain. Starting from 15 choices of main filling such as Egg, Egg Mayo, Plain Chicken, Chicken Mayo, Chicken Slice, Chicken Crisp, Chicken Sausage, Mild Spicy Herbs Chicken, Volcanic Chicken, Peri-Peri Chicken to Turkey, Beef, Plain Tuna, Tuna Mayo and Smoked Salmon too.

With over 6 types of cheese choices as fillings to choose, starting from Cheddar Cheese, Swiss Cheese, Mozzarella Cheese, Brie Cheese, Feta Cheese and Parmesan Cheese. Spread and sauces in O'Briens are created using authentic Irish recipe only available at O'Briens. 

Diners are pretty spoilt with their 10 varieties of sauces like the Basil Pesto, Cream Cheese, Honey Mustard, Aran Island, Ballymaloe, Caesar Dressing, Italian, Cranberry, Guacamole (made from fresh avocado) and Houmous. As for salad, there are chock-full of Mixed Peppers, Roasted Peppers, Red Onion, Sweetcorn, Black Olives, Croutons, Pine Nut, Walnut, Tomato, Cucumber, Lettuce, Lollo Rosa, Lollo Bionda, Coleslaw, Watercress, Sun dried and Roasted Brinjal/Roasted Zucchini.

Multigrain, Focaccia Shambo, Ciabatta, Wholemeal Irish Shambo
(Clockwise from Top Left)  

O’Briens' breads are baked with specially formulated Irish recipe. Unique to  O’Briens, Shambo is a type of foccacia bread baked in the shape of the Shamrock. I was told that the Shamrock is the epitome of Ireland and represents good luck thus it is closely associate to O'Briens. 

Pick from your bread from the traditional style, White Bread or Wholemeal Bread, the house speciality, Wholemeal Irish Shambo or for herb lovers, Facaccia Shambo to high in complex, Multigrain or Italian style, Ciabatta and last but not least for the dieters, the Wrappo! 

My Choice of Bread ~ Wholemeal Irish Shambo

Creating your own O'Briens sandwich is quite easy and straight forward. Start with choosing your choice of bread, the main fillings, cheese, salad and finally the sauces to go with the everything else. Layering is important to making a well-made and good sandwich, so we can have a well-balanced, hearty and wholesome meal. Suggested portions are usually made of 1 to 2 meat fillings + 3 Vegetables + 1 Cheese + 1 Sauce. 

Getting some help from friendly, William from O'Briens Team 

So remember, you can be adventurous in your choices but try to stick to these ratio if not, you might end up having a dry or salty sandwiches due to a mis-matched combination. For example, try to have a Chicken Mayo with Beef or Turkey ham for the meat fillings instead of having Beef ham with Turkey ham as it can get kind of dry and salty in taste.  Others good combinations are Egg Mayo with Plain Tuna, Chicken Mayo with Chicken Crisp, Smoked Salmon with Tuna Mayo and so forth. 

Auntie Lilly's creation are made from 2 fillings of Chicken Mayo and Turkey Ham with Cheddar cheese, 3 salad of llolo Rossa, roasted zucchini and pepper. Honey mustard is my all-time-favourite sauce while I chosen my choice of bread ~ Wholemeal Irish Shambo for my DIY sandwich.

Olive oil spread goes onto the bread and topped with turkey ham and cheddar cheese before going into the TurboChef Tornado oven to melt and toast the sandwich.

Ta-Da the 1st step are done here!  

Sandwich placed on the Teflon sheet

The 2nd step is to toast it in the TurboChef Tornado oven for approximately 50 seconds. William added that their Tornado Oven is a all-in-one high speed commercial convection microwave oven that can toast, brown and crisp food up to twelve times faster than traditional cooking equipment. Talking about efficiency and quite an impressive super oven to check out!  

Creamy Melted Cheddar Cheese fresh from the oven 

Topped with delectable a generous 'ice-cream' scoop of Chicken Mayo

My almost completed sandwich with Chicken Mayo being spread quickly to blend with the melted cheese.

Smokey Roasted Pepper and Zucchini goes on top 

With Salad of Lollo Rossa added in last for the crisp and crunchy bites in a sandwich.  

Auntie Lilly's Final Product of O'Briens Sandwich

Great Shot posing with warm & friendly William from O'Briens Team  

Voila, it finally done! Loving my very own masterpiece loaded with all fresh and premium ingredients, made into a hearty, healthy and wholesome sandwich. You can enjoy O'Briens sandwich any time of the day ~ for breakfast, brunch. lunch or even for dinner too.

Serving portion was generous especially with the filling side of chicken mayo, cheese slices and turkey ham. I found it very tasty and filling. Besides, knowing that it is low in calories and rich in nutrients with well balanced meal of proteins, carbs and vitamins, makes it an even better choice of meal for those looking for something healthy and delicious to eat at the same time.

My hubby's personal creation of O'Briens Sandwich

DIY Sandwiches at the Workshop 

Frucosol - The Orange Juicer

Oh yes, before I end my blog make sure you guys try out O'Briens juices especially the orange juice. Freshly squeezed juice using the orange juicer called Frucosol, imported from Spain. A total of around 5 to 6 oranges are being squeezed to obtain fresh juice with no water, syrup or preservative added, so "What you see is what you get". Real value for money!    

Freshly Squeezed Fresh Orange Juice
RM 12.30

In O'Briens, all juices are packed with vitamins prepared on-the-spot upon ordering. In this way, the goodness of fruits will not be lost due to long hours of exposure.

Create your own Sandwich Menu for Cold/Toasted Sandwich comes with Bread + 1 Main Filling + 3 Salads + 1 Sauce is priced at RM 13.90. Do note that there will be an extra charge RM 4.30 for Extra filling, RM 2.10 for extra salad or sauce and an additional RM 2.10 for speciality bread.

Purchase any sandwich and choose your choice of drink/soup from Iced Earl Grey Tea, Cappuccino or Soup of the Day with an extra RM 6.40 for the special meal deal.

Group Picture with O'Briens Team at O’Briens Sandwich Making Workshop 2015
Pic Credits To isaactan.net

So do come by to check out O'Briens "Create Your Own Sandwich" to enjoy your own freshly made sandwich creation over a cup of your favourite drink be it your gourmet coffee or tea, fresh juices or refreshing smoothie to complete your dining experience. Be creative, be adventurous and most of all, the best part is that you get to taste a different sandwich each and every time you "Create Your Own Sandwich" your new masterpiece at O'Briens!

O'Briens Delivery Contact at: 1-300-30-3000
O'Briens Irish Sandwich Cafe
Website: www.obriens.com.my
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  1. this is interesting... with a good concept of natural O'Briens juices... i like

    1. Oh yes, I was impressed with the Frucosol - The Orange Juicer as you can watch them prepare your pure & fresh orange juice right from the machine. No process needed as no water or sweetener are added, you get pure orange juice, real goodness straight from the fruit!

    2. Writing you from Frucosol factory, thanks very much for the picture of the juicer Auntie Lilly, good quality, and congratulations for your blog.

    3. I'm totally impressed with your Frucosol Automatic Juicer. Its simply amazing as customers can watch fresh orange juice being extracted right before their eyes in the most hygienic way.


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