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Samgeori Butcher’s BBQ @ Trec KL (YG Republique Malaysia)

 

Korean restaurants can be found dotted all over town these days, with most joints offering trendy and fashionable fusion dishes. It is not difficult to settle with one that has a lot of fancy stuffs or variants of popular in-trend flavours- most of which are much promoted by the K-pop culture. Speaking of K-pop, Samgeori Butcher’s 삼거리 푸주간 is probably the only one that serves classic BBQ grilled meats of the best quality. This BBQ grill restaurant was inaugurated and celebrated with Big Bang’s member Seungri at the launch so look out for his signature on the wall when you visit.

 

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The dining room – like the menu – is most authentic and elegantly comfortable; with impressive space to ensure good ventilation, and warm lighting to set the mood. Prices are not impressively but the meats are crazy delicious. The table-top grill was heated before the meat was added, leading to the gentle charred, with a tender centre and a decent line of buttery fat along one side.

 

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Together with this meat set : Butcher’s Sampler (RM 210) of four different meat cuts, is a complimentary soup of either kimchi jiggae, dwenjang jiggae, and hot pepper soup. I sampled both kimchi jiggae and dwenjang jiggae and I’ll have to say that the first was satisfying, pleasingly spicy and sour from the well-aged cabbage it contained; and the second was comfortingly containing a generous quantity of deliciously tender shredded beef, the bowl of soup was rich and yummy.

 

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Don’t expect an entire table filled with pickled vegetables and kimchi because we are looking at aged meat cuts preparing to steal the limelight. Iberico neck, belly, shoulder and abanico is a must for pork lover. But Samgeori Butcher’s 삼거리 푸주간 serves not only premium pork & beef that is crazy delicious because there are other dishes thats really good. The Butchers Pork Fried Rice (RM 25) is lovely with meat and a bright sunny side up. The plump grains were resonant with aged kimchi and sesame oil, I enjoyed it very much.

 

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Samgeori Butcher’s isn’t known for its sparkling service, but I found the staff warm and efficient. Requesting to have our meats grilled on behalf of us did not have them slacking and not practising their standard operation professionally. Every meat cut was presented to us prior to grilling. Pancake brought over from K-pub and the squid and pork skin cooked at your table

 

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Samgeori Butcher is located at Trec KL:
HG-01 & HG-02 Hive, TREC, 438, Jalan Tun Razak,
50400 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: 03-2110 4104
http://www.ygrepublique.com.my/3geori-butchers.html

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/YGREPUBLIQUEKL/
12pm-3pm (Lunch) / 6pm-2am (Dinner)
GPS: 3.14075,101.72099

 

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Trade Party by William Grant and Sons

 

William Grant and sons, an award winning, independent family-owned distiller celebrated its latest stage of evolution and increased presence in the Malaysian market with the opening of its representative office and change in route to market, at an event at The Glasshouse, Seputeh on the 6th of August. Named ‘distiller of the year’ and ‘Scotch whisky producer of the year’ at the prestigious international spirits challenge Awards in 2017, William Grant and sons distils some of the world’s leading spirits and builds some of the most distinctive premium brands in the world. The Trade Party was at its best of refined socializing occasion with the best of set up and decorations that’s not only visually appealing, but potentially elaborating the impressive showcase of what each brand could offer to the market in the near future.

 

Commenting on the Trade Party, Satya Sharma, General Manager- Singapore, Malaysia and Philippines said, “ We are delighted to host our trade partners and appointed Importers as we build such an important and strategy market for our portfolio of premium brands which include Glenfiddich, The Balvenie, Monkey Shoulder, Grants and Hendrick’s “

 

The night showcases a glimpse of the various activations and experiences that each brand will bring to the market in the near future.

 

Cheers to great alcohol and amazing people throughout the party.

 

 

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Lockers and loft at Damansara Kim (2018 New menu)

 

For a place with such good reputation for its food and cocktails, and entering celebrating its second anniversary, the Locker and Loft is refreshingly cosy: classy furniture, neat tableware, and a handsome bar counter lined with whiskies, ales, beers, cocktails and a good list of wine varietal. It has a hidden entrance but upon entering is a calm and cool place to eat and drink. Especially with their newest menu specially crafted for the cleaner taste profile. I was privileged to sample some of their newest cocktails and boy I love them less sweet and more refreshing than ever! That we are looking at bubbly remix of carbonated fresh coconut water with real coconut and the mild sweetness from the aromatic pandan leave especially when it gets close to your nose whilst bring it close to sip. K Rock! (RM 25)maybe lower and calorie but that really isn’t a bad thing. Because that means some more calorie quota for the CNY 2018 special- Babi Lu Mary (RM 40). One that has bakwa infused tequila, and some bold addition of with tomato juice, lemon juice, brown sugar, Lea & Perrins, Tobasco, salt, pepper & olive brine. Not forgetting the Blueberry milkshakes (RM 34)and The King (RM 38). The first really got me frenzy and while the later might be a crowd pleaser, durian really isn’t my thing. But dear durian fans, you are going to be drinking a controversial natural durian cocktail with vodka, Baileys, hazelnut liqueur, vanilla ice cream, almond syrup and cinnamon powder. (At this point, I realised that I’ve subconsciously held my breath as I described it.)

 

Of course there are some that I really enjoyed- all Tea Garden, LC 1 (RM 32) and Kopi Ice (RM 35) were all super easy to drink. I’ve always dislike eggwhite in cocktail but I do not dislike this, probably because of the floral hints from lavender. Despite looking ordinary, I am putting LC1 and Kopi ice as a strong contender for one of the tastiest cocktail for the night.

 

1.Lockers and loft at Damansara Kim (2018 New menu)
2.Lockers and loft at Damansara Kim (2018 New menu)
3.Lockers and loft at Damansara Kim (2018 New menu)
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5.Lockers and loft at Damansara Kim (2018 New menu)
6.Lockers and loft at Damansara Kim (2018 New menu)

 

Their focus is on making both diners and drinkers feel happy and comfortable. Apart from their list of new cocktails, there’s new shot glasses made of ice and clients can now order the cocktail- catering service for a pop-up bar at private occasions. This one is real intriguing. But moving to the new food menu, it is a symphony of fantastic flavours we are all somewhat familiar with.

 

From delicious bites like Malacca Style Roti (RM 16), Salted Egg Prawn Cocktail (RM 23), and Varuval Quesadilla with Pineapple Chutney (RM 23), to succulent meat dishes like the Hainanese Chilli Chicken Wings (RM 25) and Peanut sauce Pork ribs (RM 26), you’ll never suffer regular pub grubs to accompany your alcohol. Malacca style roti really reminded me of Melaka roti john and that really is something I fancy. That quesadilla is one innovative complement to the pineapple chutney.

 

7.Lockers and loft at Damansara Kim (2018 New menu)

8.Lockers and loft at Damansara Kim (2018 New menu)

9.Lockers and loft at Damansara Kim (2018 New menu)

10.Lockers and loft at Damansara Kim (2018 New menu)

11.Lockers and loft at Damansara Kim (2018 New menu)

 

Kitchen also apparently excel in seafood preparations. Seabass Fish Fingers (RM 21) cooked with precision, came crunchy on the outside and breaded nicely without falling apart.

 

12.Lockers and loft at Damansara Kim (2018 New menu)

 

Mains are hearty, as well as glorious when you get pasta loaded with big flakes of sardine as well one with so big cuts of bacon bits. I like both the Chili Padi Sardine Bacon Pasta (RM27) and Pasta Masak Lemak with Bacon Bits (RM26) especially when the pasta are cooked perfect to my liking- al dente that is.

 

13.Lockers and loft at Damansara Kim (2018 New menu)

14.Lockers and loft at Damansara Kim (2018 New menu)

 

It’s a pleasure to pair and enjoy alcohol with quirky selection of food because the food at Locker and Loft is clearly presented by someone who cares about flavour. Not every dish was a knockout but where there were failings it was down to being over generous rather than unskilled; sardine and bacon maybe a little too much in ratio to the pasta resulting a slight overpowering of salty but most of the menu offers satisfying, moreish, somewhat complex dishes, the kind you always want from dining experience and so rarely get. Yup, I tried the Mini sliders consisting of 3 different patties and I enjoyed it very much.

 

15.Lockers and loft at Damansara Kim (2018 New menu)

 

Cempedak Goreng with Vanilla Ice Cream (RM16) wasn’t the greatest, but it’s something I would order again on my next visit. And yes, revisiting is most likely happening. I love cempedak still wrapping the seed and they are serving this seedless. But hey, it’s about how much you love fried cempedak and how this one is so perfectly pairing with the scoop of ice cream it combines to become a dessert that is absolutely delicious.

 

16.Lockers and loft at Damansara Kim (2018 New menu)

17.Lockers and loft at Damansara Kim (2018 New menu)

 

The Locker and Loft isn’t a place where tables brushed and every detail seen to by the serving crew but it is super chill place eat, drink and have plenty of fun enjoying everything they have to offer. Among its upcoming events are KL Rum Fiesta, GT Week, KL Amateur Bartender Challenge, The Shooter Week, Do The Classics and Sangria Sessions. There are also other regularly-scheduled events like Shake N Take (make your own cocktails every Thursday), BBQ Sunday, Sake Sundays and Dames Night. So make sure to follow their updates on their page. There is so much fun factor coming from the folks of this establishment.

 

Locker and loft is located at:
40A Jalan SS20/10
Damansara Kim
47400 Petaling Jaya
Tel: 03-7496-7222
Business Hour: Tues- Sat : 5pm- 1am, Sunday : 12:30pm-1am, Monday Closed
Facebook: https://web.facebook.com/lockerandloft
Tel: 03-7496 7222
GPS: 3.135152,101.629063

 

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Babe x Cuca

 

Chef Kevin Cherkas of the famed Cuca Restaurant in Bali and Chef Jeff Ramsey of Babe Kuala Lumpur came together as one for the most interesting culinary experience this month. Think Japanese meets Spanish over 20 canapes and 4 wines to pair, with one of the best views in KL and some groovy music to sway along. It was an experience filled with bites of creativity and food science with extravagant ingredients beautifully paired to bedazzle the guests.

 

Sitting on the 11th floor of Clearwater in Damansaraa Heights, Babe is all about fun dining and along with the stunning killer view of the city skyline. Chef Jeff Ramsey, is the first and only American to earn a Michelin star during his tenure at the Mandarin Oriental Tokyo. And recently earning top 10 restaurant in Asia, the modern fusion cuisine at Cuca Bali has long known for their passion and clever cooking techniques. Created by Michelin-trained Chef Kevin Cherkas and launched in Jimbaran, Bali 2013, Cuca serves-up flavourful bites that pairs fantastic with everything else during the occasion. It’s a first-class flare to an incredible gourmet collaboration.

 

Babe x Cuca Swig & Nibble
Babe x Cuca Swig & Nibble
Babe x Cuca Swig & Nibble
Babe x Cuca Swig & Nibble
Babe x Cuca Swig & Nibble

 

Canapes menu:
Sambal Lolli –Sweet Tomatoes, Multi-seed Cracker, Kaffir Lime
Fish & Chips –Whipped Fish Mouse, Sweet Potato Crunch, Spring Onions
Chicken Char Siu –40-Layer Crispy Chicken Skin Terrine, Sesame Seed and Spring Onion
Sashimi Spring Rolls –Chopped Sashimi with Crispy Shell, Soy Gelee and Spring Onion
Bunga Telur Crystal Chip – Nori Aioli, Bonito Puree and Yuzu
Baked Scallop –Sweet Scallops, Mashed Cauliflower, Toasted Butter Crust
King Crab and Black Truffle Chawanmushi –Savoury Custard with Dashi, Ginger and Butter Ankake
Popcorn Chicken – Crispy Marinated Chicken, Sesame Dust, Zucchini Pickles
Duck and Coke –Roast Foie Gras and Duck Confit Terrine with Pickled Mustard Seed and Coke-Gelee
Bali Soft Tacos –Homemade Brown Rice Tortillas, Braised Mushrooms, Chili Salsa
Pea-Nots- Pad Thai Prawn, Lime, Tamrind, Sesame Seed and Spring Onion
Chili Chicken Satay –Spiced Chicken, Toasted Coconut, Lemongrass
Chicken Char Siu –40-Layer Crispy Chicken Skin Terrine, Sesame Seed and Spring Onion
Hot Potato- Onion Fudge, Charred Scallions, Spiced Keluak Gravy
Wagyu Temari –Seared MB9 Wagyu Beef Sushi with Arima Sansho Soy Glaze
Mango Yolk- Liquid Mango, Citrus, Eggshell
Lie Mau- Kaffir Lime and Calamansi Curd with Milk Tea Skin
Apple French Toast- Cinnamon Spiced Apples, Creamy Yogurt, Tarragon
Babe-En-Dazs- Green Tea Ice Cream Sandwich with Valrhona Guanaja Chocolate Coating

 

Here’s the 20-course canapes, served nonstop over 2 hours. It was great to see familiar faces and a privilege to be at the occasion.

 

 

Babe Restaurant is located at:
11th Floor, Work@Clearwater, Changkat Semantan,
Damansara Heights, 50490 Kuala Lumpur.
Website: http://babe.com.my/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/babejapas/
Tel: +603.2095 8599
Enquiries: hello@babe.com.my

 

Cuca Restaurant is located at:
Jalan Yoga Perkanthi, Jimbaran, Kuta Sel.,
Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80364, Indonesia
Website: https://www.cucaflavor.com/
Facebook: https://web.facebook.com/cucaflavor/?rc=p
Tel: +62 361 708066

 

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Malas Tapas Bar @ Nexus Bangsar South

MALas Tapas Bar @ Nexus Bangsar Sosuth

 

Malas- supposedly spelled as Malaysian Tapas but makes a lousy portmanteau when named Malas. If it isn’t obvious enough that it actually meant lazy in bahasa, well then one could easily identify that and see it in their operating staffs because they are definitely living up to the name of this place for sure. The service crew seriously need a massive encouragement (when we are the only customer) to get them paying more attention to the customers; let alone requesting them to walk over to our table. Dainty choices are there on the menu to spoilt the customers but if Malas were to be judged solely on this alone, it would be a breakthrough for local flavour for sure. Though very unfortunately, the rest of the dining experience left it a few pegs short.

 

1.Malas Tapas Bar @ Nexus Bangsar South

2.Malas Tapas Bar @ Nexus Bangsar South

3.Malas Tapas Bar @ Nexus Bangsar South

4.Malas Tapas Bar @ Nexus Bangsar South

 

To start off, the attractive selections on the menu gets your heart pumping in excitement and when we finally agreed on the few, we were told in a frustrated tone that those weren’t available. And after a few battling rounds to try and remember what they have and what they don’t have in the kitchen, we decided to just settle with whatever it is that’s there. It’s worst because those items are the least exciting but I was determined to give it a go.

 

The first hiccup came when we tackled the Tapas section. They were out of our first few choices (on a Sunday at 5pm?) so went with Curious Popcorn Chicken (RM 10.90). They promise a surprise for we rely on our luck; as it consists of a mix of marinated chicken, asam, sweet and sour, oyster or spicy. Alas, I couldn’t tell what flavour it is that I got on the day. But that wasn’t all that is. The Maggi Goreng (RM 11.90), a Malaysian staple from mamak, had a load of tofu pok, taukua, and vegetables with small chunks of large prawns. While serviceable, it was over seasoned, especially salt.

 

5.Malas Tapas Bar @ Nexus Bangsar South

6.Malas Tapas Bar @ Nexus Bangsar South

7.Malas Tapas Bar @ Nexus Bangsar South

 

Guilt factor mode on alert if you are ordering Salted Egg Sotong (RM 8.90). This deep-fried calamari coated with salted egg is a big no-no, although the flavour of salted egg really shine through the rubbery and tough-to-chew-and-break loops of calamari rings. Definitely tasted like it’s been double (or ever tripped) cooked before coating with the salted egg.

 

8.Malas Tapas Bar @ Nexus Bangsar South

 

Malaysian cuisine has a reputation for having been derived from plenty to coconut and wok heat, with tasty sauces and gravy, and all were represented on the menu, including nasi lemak, char kuey teow, rempah ayam and more. The menu is lengthy, and most diners will find something that appeals. That is if they have them in the kitchen to begin with. Of course, if you are just there for a quick cooling beer or some shaved ice then it the place hosts the perfect vibe.

 

9.Malas Tapas Bar @ Nexus Bangsar South

10.Malas Tapas Bar @ Nexus Bangsar South

 

Malas Tapas Bar is located at Nexus Bangsar South at:
Lot-G13, 7, Jalan Kerinchi,
Pantai Dalam, 59200 Kuala Lumpur
Business Hour: Daily, 12pm-1am.
Phone number 03-2242 0711
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MALasTapasBar/
GPS: 3.1097598,101.666635

 

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La Cave Wine Bar @ Telawi Bangsar

La Cave @ Bangsar

 

With a fourth generation wine maker Florian Paul Raymond as one of the partner, wine enthusiastic have a new option to sample more wines choices especially uncommon and unconventional labels from both the New and Old World wines. Donnie Eugene Maclary is the other brain of La Cave and it’s for the same passions especially for good wine and socialising, that the two made such good team to bring some unique drinking experience for consumers in the trendy Telawi enclave in Bangsar.

 

1.La Cave
2.La Cave

 

The “cellar” albeit tiny and narrow was very polished and cleverly designed with tiers of wine racks to showcase some over 200 odd labels starting from RM 75 per bottle on one side and the other, with a large mirror wall to produce space illusion. In the bar is strictly non-smoking but there’s a facade of alfresco seats. The passion for the business is clearly translated into their interior and everything is kept comfortable with warm lighting and bare tables and stools. It’s a mixed concept of modern and traditional. They offer this gorgeous space for events and functions with no extra charge but of course with a little profit from the wine. Food to pair with wines are available. At the moment, they serve pizza, cold cuts, cheeses, breads, and pate.

 

3. La Cave Bangsar
4.La Cave

 

Considering the abundance choice of rare and unfamiliar wine selections, owners are more than happy to talk wine and spirit with you. And while there’s a wide range of French wines, Florian, of course, recommends his family’s artisanal Fiesta label from Madiran, France. As a wine importer, expect reasonably priced bottles. To keep things even more interesting, there is certified halal alcohols! Check out this one with real 24K gold in it.

 

5.La Cave
6.La Cave

 

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Laa Cave is located at:
7, Jalan Telawi 5, Bangsar Baru,
59100 Kuala Lumpur
Phone: 03-2201 1884
GPS: 3.1327131,101.671459
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WineBarKL/

 

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Birusan @ APW, Bangsar

Birusan @ APW (BAngsar)

 

This petite yet seductive corner fitted with the bar occupying almost 70 percent of the room is recently lively again and named Biru San now. This Japanese bar serves mostly Japanese alcohol and some small selection of classic cocktail choices. And with very limited space, you can slide up over to the bar or simply just be seated at the casual alfresco where you’ll be greeted by the most friendly and chatty service crew. Immaculately suited very properly and carefully suggesting our choice of drinks, it didn’t took us long to decide on what we want.

 

1.Birusan @ APW

2.Birusan @ APW

3.Birusan @ APW

 

From Kamakaze (RM 25) to some good Old Fashion (RM 25) or Sake Martini (RM 25), the cocktails are celebrating happy hours along with their cosmopolitan décor. Want a regular booze with gas? Guineas Pint (RM 20) or Heineken Pint (RM 27) is available.

 

4.Birusan @ APW

5.Birusan @ APW

6.Birusan @ APW

7.Birusan @ APW

8.Birusan @ APW

9.Birusan @ APW

 

A mix between vintage and contemporary, this expensive venue leaves most of its appeal to acute nostalgia. Go check out their arcade machine at the back of the bar. It ain’t goign to win any award but they are functional.

 

 

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Birusan is located at APW at:
29, Jalan Riong, Bangsar,
59100 Kuala Lumpur
Business Hour: Tuesday – Sunday , 3pm – 12 am (Monday, Closed)
GPS: 3.124316,101.67426

 

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