The Eight Avenue Bar & Restaurant is one of the latest edition to Publika family. Its just only about a few weeks old and since the first visit, it had been one of my hang out spot in the area. Find the staff are very warm and they have created a friendly warm feelings in this outlet
Do check out their promo as they do have pretty cool promo running before 9pm including happy hour beers.
Apparently, I believe the guy that came to our table is the owner introduce us, their cocktail is pretty good too. That I shall save it for my next visit when I am coming for happy hour.
To those of you who love pork, their menu offering is rather interesting, that most of the descriptions sounds good.
First order came Sticky Pig @ RM 19.90 serves pork ribs stewed, and then grilled to perfection with toppings of caramelized apple and sticky sauce. I am not a fan of coriander, yet they cleverly infuse it with their own dressing and the taste is well pair up with sticky pig. Little sourish, and sweet end.
Next which is one of their signature on this nicely presented plate which is Angles and Demons @ RM 14.90, smoked salmon wrapped in juicy cantaloupe and bacon wrapped prunes. This is my first time having prunes top with bacon, taste is pretty unique to me and follow with a bite of smoke salmon to give it a juicy sweet fruity end. White wine would be ideal for this pairing.
Another dish which do look ordinary which is Pulled Pork Tacos @ RM 29.90. For a pretty serving of homemade version and price is rather steep for 4 pieces of pork tacos, but its a comfort food that have a great balance of taste.
When during our order, the owner insisted that we try on their house signature or his personal recommendation Cauliflower Manchurian @ RM 11.90 battered dipped plants with Manchurian sauce. Upon serving, it does smells good and it sure do look like fried chicken skin instead of cauliflower. After the first bite, it leads the plate gone within the next 60 seconds and we were in the midst of ordering another plate. Sticky, aromatic sweet sour end sure do give a good lift with beer.
In the description in the menu, it sure do sound superb, when it was presented, the look of it is quite a let down. After slicing the pork and try it out with creamy mushroom is a bomb. The outstanding mushroom sauce give the creaminess taste that its needed with a little crunch of the greens and pork was cook to perfection. Pork Scallopini @ RM 28.90
Usually when it comes to pasta range, I would often end up with carbonara range, as this round it was a fair share of ordering, Zucchini Pasta Doppelganger was chosen for its healthy description. @ RM 24.90. Tossed in basil pesto Portobello mushrooms and sundried tomato that makes me feel is very comfortable home cooking. Pretty strong in pesto sauce and sun dried tomato give the sourness taste of it, there are more greens than the pasta.
Among all the presentation, this sure impress us the most. Beautifully platted which is Sunny Salmon @ RM 24.90. It looks inviting on its mix greens on the side.
For such a meal, dessert is a must as we look through the menu, Angela’s Passion @ RM 17.20 capture our attention. It is pretty and looks flavorful, however many elements of flavors could not be tasted.
Its a nice bar and restaurant if you are looking for comfort food with a unique twist in it. Worth giving it a try as I will be coming back to try a few other items.
-= KA CHING =-
Food rating 7.5/10 , pretty good ! -Stamped-
The Eight Avenue Restaurant and Bar is located at:
D2-G3-03, Solaris Dutamas
Kuala Lumpur 50580
Tel: +60 12 407 7045
Business Hour: Mon- Sun (12pm-12am)