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Bangsar seems like getting its foot back in those days where it is filled with many bars. Knowhere Bar is one of the latest bar to be operating the area that serves pretty interesting local inspired cocktails.

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Knowhere in Bangsar is just situated at the same row of McD and facing the main road.

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While you are there for drinks, they do serve some mains too. Pizza is one of the crowds favourite. You can enjoy both flavors under one serving. Half-and-half pizza @ RM 36.80 (Al-funghi and Duck confit)

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For some pairing with your cocktail with strong flavour, then do not miss out their own secret recipe of Mutton Curry @ RM 22.80 that serve with baked bread. Love the mix spices for the curries which is just simple and good.

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Beef Burger could be one of your choices too as prefer my patty to be at least medium. Un-Quater Pounder @ RM 30.80.

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Cocktails here are above my expectation and best of all, it is all infuse with a local twist. Kinda hard for you to find it with a variety of cocktails that is local inspired.

Tried these fews : (top left) : Kebaya Nyonya @ RM 40 – butterfly pea infuse gin & Bunga Kantan. Golden Farlenum, white choc and homemade grapefruit thyme soda & (right) – Pandan Sour @ RM 28 : Pandan infuse vodka with egg white, sugar & Angostura bitters.

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Kopi Negroni @ RM 32 is one of their signature as the serve in a very cheeky presentation. A skull that is being smoked! interesting profile combination of Spiced rum with kopi tongkat ali liquor and kopi hitam. Exotically presented in the skull-like glassware, that’s for sure!

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SMOKED POPCORN OLD FASHIONED @ RM 36 – Whisky stirred with popcorn syrup and grapefruit bitters, smoked with inhouse wood chips. Beautifully concocted indeed!

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One of my favourite: Nangka Thyme @ RM 30. Jackfruit and Habanero infused with rum and lime, curry leaves and homemade grapefruit and thyme soda

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Not a bad place to come back for cocktails as the pricing is quite affordable.

Location:
50, Jalan Maarof, Bangsar,
59100 Kuala Lumpur

Tel: 010-220 2358

Operating Hours:
Wednesday to Saturday : 4pm – 2am
Sunday – Tuesday : 4pm – 1am

Head about Forty Hands? It is a brand from Singapore that establish in Bangsar South early this year at The Spehere. A brand that establish in year 2010 in Tiong Bahru, Singapore.

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Visited this place in around March and it was quite pack with alot of coffee enthusiast as it is pretty pack on weekend. Read some blogs that do head over early to avoid any long waiting time in the queue.

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Menu is pretty straight forward and best of all is that their beans is from Common Man. one of my favourite brunch place with good coffee.

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Original intention was here for coffee as we came over from another dining place. Their mouth gatal then order some food to try on. did not reach much on other review then we just ordered these two items. Since the girls wanna have something healthy so they hit on Eggs Cocotte @ RM 27. Thought this is just way overprice for such an item. Nothing to shout about.

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Coffee still thinks that Common Man is much better.

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Homemade Granola @ RM 15 is a total let down. Did not expect this from a Singaporean coffee joint. It was too dry on the granola and the yogurt add on is just too little. Just top with cut fruits and voila. Here you go on a goody bowl of Homemade Granola.

Think that this place is way overprice compare to any establishment that I come across. Reasons with, presentation not that appealing including the ingredient they are using. Food taste is nothing fantastic at all if were to compare with Common Man or Wild Honey. It could be we order the wrong dish.

 *Pork Free

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 6/10, food below average~ highly recommended brunch place -Stamped-

–Warning– This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-

Location:
Forty Hands Coffee at The Spehere, Bangsar South
Unit G-6, The Sphere
No.8 Jalan Kerinchi
59200 Kuala Lumpur.

Tel: 03-2732 0855

Operating hours: 8AM – 10PM

I am always a fan of Indonesian cuisine and I was craving for it since I came back from Bali 2 months ago. Till my friend introduce me Dancing Fish at Bangsar Shopping Center which serve Malay-Indo with combination of Malaysia and West Java which also following the trading route of Chinese Dutch Indian base back on their history.

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On the table, this beautiful preserve flowers are place on the table and you can purchase them if you are keen. Can just ask the staff or can purchase it online at Lavieflo

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As I flip through the menu, I got much excited on it as most of the dishes offered are quite classic and authentic. It is like I wanted to order as much as I can.

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This is serve upon seated down, by serving their classic snacks  Emping with Sambal Terasi @ RM 7.95, that is  made out of melinjonuts (melinjo nuts). Crispy, cracking and with hint of bitter taste at the end to my liking. The best way to eat this is dig some sambal up and eat along. Loving it. Sambal is quite spicy.

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As there are a few of us, we decided to try on their Appetizer PlatterRM 49.80 which is a combination of their best seller item. Fit with charcoal grilled chicken satay, tofu bakar, seafood sate lilit and spicy green apple salad with salted fish.

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The star of the platter is their chicken satay. Well marinated and done to perfection. juicy inside out and the sauce coated on it is to die for. Dip with their peanut sauce and i add on some sambal is just too good. Their Apple salad with salted fish is rather good too. power pack of sourness, mild spicy and i wish they add in more salted fish to give a nice bite crunch on the fish and apple. Tofu bakar is equally good too.

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Another classic dish that I had before in Padang is this egg place with 2 sambal. Green is which is sour spicy and red is more direct spicy. Grill on the base then spread with this. Power pack flavor.

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This would be something new to me as  Javanese Home Style Chicken Soup @ RM 12.65 is with a twist. Light in flavour, sweetness from the chicken, barley, carrot and lotus root is quite new to me but it is comforting.

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Some of you might ask why dancing fish. Well, it is name after this style of cooking known as  “Nila Goreng”, the crispily deep-fried red tilapia is usually served with Sambal Terasi and Kicap which is their siganture. This round decided to try out something more fancy. We ordered Tempoyak dancing fish. (it is actually fermented durian base) @ RM 62.30. It is also known as a love hate relationship. Suprisingly, the gravy base here cook to perfecction. Only very mild hint of durian taste is there and the gravy mix with their nasi kuning berempah is something that you can stop eating. Addictive. Best of this fish is every part of it is edible and it is crunchy inside out.

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Nasi Kuning Berempah is a must have.

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Udang Bakar Enak with sambal matahfresh tiger prawns, charcoal grilled over glowing ember. Basted with traditional Indonesian bbq sauce, serve with tangy lemongrass shallot raddish. A well balance of flavours from grill and sourness of shallots and some chili padi.

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another signature they have is Buntut Goreng Enak. Deep fried  chunks of Australian oxtail, marinated and braised in aromatic herbs and spices which were then barbecued over charcoal fire to intensify the flavours. Eat along with the 3 sambal depending on your taste bud. I love it with green samble or I mixx 3 of it is the best combination. Soft fragrant crispy buntut.

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Bebek Panggang (BBQ Duck) – marinated for 24 hours with an assortment of herbs and spices, then grilled over glowing charcoal embers and served with percik sauce (RM49.90).

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To end, the waiter introduce Sweet Potato served with coconut scrappings, palm sugar and vanilla ice cream @ RM13.35. A mix of Cold and warm dessert. Not too bad though.

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If you opt for refreshing series then hit on their Trio of Lemongrass Jelly with Pop Pops, Mango Lolo and Cendol Coconut Ice-cream. Gula melaka in cendol is good!

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Came back here again for my friends birthday celebration and the quality still remains. If you love authentic Indonesian cuisine, this is certainly one of my recommended place. all their prices are NETT. One of the best Indonesian food in KL.

-= KA CHING =-

Food rating 9/10 , great authentic Indonesian food! -Stamped-

-WARNING –This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-

Location:
Dancing Fish Bangsar
Lot T120-122 3rd Floor
Bangsar Shopping Centre
Bukit Bandaraya, Jalan Maarof
59000 Kuala Lumpur

Tel: 03-2095-6663

Open daily 11.30am till 10.00pm

Bangsar South indeed another upcoming offices and commercial area that you will find some great cafe here and there. The ArtCoffee is one a cafe that operate not that long in the area under new management. If I remember correctly this outlet once serve Australian inspired dessert.

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the Artcoffee gives you a simple casual dining with cozy ambiance.

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some cake choices for you to choose from to go along with your coffee.

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Wild Cat coller, Sunset Ocean @ RM 17 each.

Autumn Apple Citrus @ RM 15

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Starting off with Soup of the Soul

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Chilli Cheese Fries @ RM 14
 
One of the recommended item in  my list if you are looking for something to much first. Love the slight saltiness from the cheese, gravy is thick enough to coat onto the frieds, mince chicken is just enough go along with the amount of fries.

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Something healthy to start with, then try their salmon salad. top with some black sesame seed, cashew nuts. I always love my salad to be slightly more drench in sauces but my friend disagree as she prefer to be light. Oh well, different people different taste.

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Smoked Salmon Napoletana @ RM 25
 
Something light and spot on is their pasta served with smoked salmon slice, cooked with garlic, basil, cream, tomato coulis, broccoli floret and button mushrooms. You have an option to change your pasta to spaghetti or linguine.

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Chicks @ RM 28 is one of a well presented dish as this Baked boneless chicken leg is stuffed with carrots, spring onions, mushroom paste and mozzarella. Accompanied by their signature house made dressing. Chicken is not too dry and best to eat it along by dipping onto the sauce.

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Lamb Rack @ RM 48. Uniquely presented. Top with mash potato, green peas and mash sweet potato.

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For the dessert, you can try it off with The Chef Signature Dessert @ RM 18. I find this rather interesting as it is a love hate relationship. Either you like it or hate it. Pastry is done to perfection, soft, fluffy, and slightly crusty. The unique flavour of ice cream do give you a unique twist whereby it is slightly sour and creamy yet strawberry gives you another layer of sourness that the combination is just unique. The Ice Cream is actually Chilled Avocado Lime Paste.

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and of course, ending it with their coffee. Coffee here is pretty good. Mild aroma along with hint of fruiti note,  not too acidic, and beans is just nice to my liking.

Location:
The artcoffee
Lot 1.8 First Floor
Nexus Bangsar South
Jalan Kerinchi
59200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Phone: 03-2242 3888

Operating hours:
Daily: 9am – 10pm

Bocosan Izakaya is a new hidden gem in Bangsar South. It certainly transport me back to one a contemporary modern Japanese restaurant that serve classic food when I was in Tokyo. A restaurant that you need to pass by a small dark ally to reach this new classy Restaurant. From the folks who brings you one of a crowd favourite instagramable place – Botanica + co and Botanica Deli, they are presenting this new restaurant with a design by an award winning Interior designer all the way from Singapore for this new concept that just open its door about a month ago.

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Before you walk into this restaurant, I am pretty sure many of you felt just like me that a meal in this restaurant will cost a bomb. I am suprise they are not! Decent pricing instead.

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For the high sushi bar seating, they gonna present you omakase set soon.

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Private room for business occasions or private family/friends gathering.

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Soon they are going to activate their Japanese Bar counter which is sitting right outside of the restaurant.

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The dining concept is base on a Japanese Tavern that lifted it up with modern context yet remain the harmony of traditional food presentation. As the kitchen is lead by Chef Mitsugu Iwashiro hail all the way from Hiroshima.

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This is indeed one of my favourite table and regreted should have this dinner at lunch to take better pictures at such a nice ambiance.

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“Hey There” I am your first dish of the night. Presenting myself, Bocosan Maki @ RM 38 which is a maki roll
with deep fried yabby lobster.

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Simple and elegantly presented in their signature black plate with edible flowers.

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When it was serve, I thought there must be a gimmick in this dish as it is just too pretty and alot of effort to put up for this “so called Flower Pot of Greens”. This is “Bonsai Salad” or “Bocosan Izakaya’s Bonsai Salad”@ RM 29 that suits the naming perfectly. Especially for healthy folks, this will be your gold pot. Filled with variety of greens, potato salad as their base to hold it and Japanese herbs to top the colour and flavour profile.  Simple and refreshing vegetable with tangy sourish end with chef special sauce. Best of all, this is not available most of the time. Depending on your luck as it is constructed base on the ingredient of the day to bring you the freshness of ingredient.

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Saba no Shioyaki @ RM 42 is one of their signature and also one of their top seller. Order can be made either for Saba No Shioyaki and Gindara Saikyo Miso Yaki – char grilled saikyo miso-marinated cod fillet.  Whole Norwegian mackeral, lightly rubbed with sea salt and put to charcoal-grill. Love the presentation of the curve fish, simple, and love the slightly burn taste of char grilled and best of all, the fish is fresh and moist. Indeed one of a recommended dish for such pricing!

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Ramen lover like me, will never say no to Ramen. This is one of their signature too. Bone in Short Rib Ramen @ RM 75 is carefully crafted by chef from soup base that cook for hours to bring the thick flavourful base along with Short Rib had been slow cook for more than 8 hours to bring you the softness, pack with flavour of soy base that is not oversalty yet so fragrant. A perfect bowl for me and best to hit along with sake! Just too good.

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If you are craving for sashimi, then you can request for Chef Sashimi. Chef will prepare you the best fish for the day on the table for you.

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Some of my friends that need rice, then Bocosan Wagyu Don @ RM 85 is for you to dig in. Serve with perfectly cook wagyu and onsen egg on top that you need to break it the yolk will ooze out then you mix it all up. A simple delicious bowl .

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In such ambiance, Sake is a great addtion and their house pouring is pretty good! Easy to drink, smooth with slight rice fragrant and very minimal alcohol taste.

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Alot of my friend love Chawanmushi. If you are in Bocosan, then do have some slight budget, Truffle Chawanmushi is a must order @ RM 29. A bowl that is pack with generous ingredient. Filled with their silky smooth egg that near melt in your mouth, scallop, crab meat and truffle oil that is just night to lift the taste of the whole fresh seafood base.

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For drinks, matcha soda is one of my favourite. In our pippin hot weather, this is a refreshing glass for me.

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For dessert there are:

  1. Fruits Amitsu @ RM 27

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2. Rain Drop Jelly @ RM 27. Jelly which chewy and love their black sugar and fragrant peanut powder.

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As the restaurant is still rather new, currently they are serving all day lunch set. Dinner menu will be serving soon. Year end is coming where alot of festivity and date to impress is coming up. I certainly would recommend this place for your special occasion.

Location:
Bocosan Izakaya
Unit G-2A & Ground Floor,
Vertical Podium, Avenue 3, Bangsar South City
No. 8 Jalan Kerinchi,
59200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Contact: +603 – 2242 2316

Opening Hours:
Mon – Sat (11.30AM – 3.00PM) **Last Call at 2:30 PM**
Mon – Sat (5.30PM–10.00 PM) **Last Call at 9:30 PM**
Closed on Sunday & Public Holiday
WAZE – Bocosan Izakaya

Currently, one of my favourite hangout spot is at this AirStream Cafe that is located in this famous APW, Bangsar. A simple cozy place for me to catch up with friends and nice chit chat.

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This is also sort of like a Pop-up cafes in slightly modernize concept. Space are pretty limited as they only have a few tables and chairs along the pavement area.

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They do offer some sandwiches, wraps, hotdog, coffee, waffle and pancakes.

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For me, I am here for their cocktail Gin Lemonade, which I find that it is quite refreshing and Gin is not to strong. A perfect glass in our weather. RM 20 nett. 

Location:

Airstream Cafe KL
APW Bangsar, Jalan Riong,
Kuala Lumpur.
Operation Hours:
8am-12am

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