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Staying nearby the area had particularly making Publika or 1-U my second home as whenever thought of food, Publika area would certainly come into picture. It was not untill recently one of my reader highly recommend me this newly open place called Ante Kitchen & Bar that located along the stretch of Papa Rich is one of a new pork place to die for.

Listening to their advise, I have organize my usual pork hunters to come and do menu attack on their range. Along the way, also found out that the onwer a group of 6 love pork as much as we do by using premium Sakura Pork ingredients, AKB’s kitchen fuses traditional European dishes with flavors typically associated with the Orient.

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Ante Kitchen & Bar just started operation in mid October 2012 and since then starting to gain its popularity. When the boss see us one group came in and order so much yet fully equip with camera and got him curious. Then he asked “Are we bloggers” then some say yes some say no cuz to keep our identity discreet.

Out of curiosity, we ask how did the catchy name came about. Its about a group of best friends of six loved to play Poker as a past time back in their university days. Knowing the risks (four out of five restaurants close within the first three years, statistically speaking) but not knowing the odds of starting a successful restaurant, the six decided to wager. They put their skills, effort, time, money and sheer “can-do” determination down as the initial contribution – the stake, hence another word is the Ante.

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Interior is rather simple and cozy with simple with light European concept with sofas on the side and outdoor dining area for smokers . . .. . .

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build up of the place with mini bar and serving Carlsberg Draft beer range

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Welcoming you to Ante with oink oink~

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Recycling wine bottles to put in their creative design .. .

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Price range are pretty reasonable and food rage are pretty complete. . .

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STarting off our drinks with imported Sarsi’s  Saxbys Sars. Its a bit bitter end and sweet also. Not my type of drink.

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1) Iced Lemon Tea @ RM9

2) Rosie’s Lychee Fizz @ RM12

3) Mint Lime

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1) Rosie’s Lychee Fizz @ RM12

2) Lemon-Lime Bitters @ RM13highly recommended as one of the drink I could best find in KL food industry as it is the nearest as far as I have tried when I was in Melbourne. The most important ingredient is the bitters shot, that a drink that create a light sourish taste with bitter end. This is just well balance and perfect.

3) Citrus Mint Cooler @ RM12

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We kick start with something simple while waiting for orders The Hot Dog – wrapped in bacon papered sausage with apple mustard @ RM 18. Wrap and fried to perfection with slightly burnt at the end of bacon and golden brown colour that makes it look sexy. Aroma of it is so good that we cant wait to cut it off and put into our mouth. The sauce is the most amazing thing as they manage to well balance mustard and apple together is something new yet appetizing, dipping along with the sausage is just the perfect.

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Follow by some bites of cut lamb sausage with bacon, and this would be good to go along with beer. Yumz!

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Chunky Mushroom Soup @ RM 12 is another recommended dish with blended mushroom, just the right creaminess to kick start my meal with, I ended up having 2 bowls of this. We go a bit of adventure with , Chef Tomasco Soup – special tomato soup with mild spicy twist garnish with croutons @ RM 13. Slight spicy to make your taste bud awaken.

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Cod Crab Mash @ RM18 its like potato in pot with cod in it. Spread it out and share is a nice dish to kick start with.

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If you love green, another amazing order that you must not miss is Crispy Pork Trotter salad @ RM 21 with chunky fried pork trotter that every bite is filled with crisp and with their home made sauce is awesome – Recommended, secondary you can order Smoked Duck Salad @ RM 23.

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Now heading to mains as the smell of this Signature Charizo & Bacon already makes us salivate and looking at the texture filling with heavy cheeze on the top and the smell just trail on the air is something hard to resist. Crispy base, generous ingredient and this pizza was gone within 60 seconds. @ RM 27 – highly recommended

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Up in the Ante POrk BurgerAnte Special Pork Patty wrap in prime cuts of bacon strips & runny yolk @ RM 35

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For burger range, we hunt down their signature and there is nothing much more to compliment of it, with patty is well cook that its soft and juicy, fragrant oil from bacon that pair along the patty, melted cheeze and oozing running yolk as it might get messy but dine happily after that.

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Char Grilled Pork Steaksignature pork ribs with berry cream sauce, serve with mash potato and baked apple @ RM 33 Love a huge slice of pork with balance of pork fat and meat, then this would be a dish that you should not be miss. Grill to perfection that the pork fats is soft, and you definitely have to eat along with the meat and dip abit of the berry cream sauce to make a great combo~

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This dish not many people can take it, as some find it too creamy, The Real Bacon Carbonara cook out to my liking, creamy enough to paint your whole mouth creamy white, slightly fragrant with black pepper and pork bacon with mushroom just add on to your chewy mouth. @ RM 27 – it would be best advise to share this dish as many of us find it too creamy but for me, I can just finish this whole dish by myself.

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Something light that not so heavy then opt for Caramelize Garlic Olio – pasta with bacon topped with caramelized garlic @ RM 23

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Seafood Marinara – fresh river prawns, green mussels, and clams cook in herb tomato puree @ rM 35 – huge prawn and clamps that make the dish look luxury to be eaten, indeed that the seafood is fresh.

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The Hogger POrk Ribs – hickory piglet ribs with homemade BBQ sauce @ RM  75

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A pork ribs that is seriously huge that is nearly as long as my face.

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Gratinated Pork Loin – tender pork loin, layered with sautee potato  follow by mushroom cheeze and cream. Finish with arugula salad @ RM 29

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Chicken Pragmigiana – tender piece of crumbed chicken topped with homemade tomato puree and grated cheeze served with side of mash and [email protected] RM 27

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Volcano Sacrifice find that the lean meat is a bit dry @ RM30

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Crispy Pork Knuckle @ RM 78

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The best way to eat this is to put 3 sauces ontop of the meat and filled it in with one bite. It will be burst of flavours.

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Such a perfect pork dinner, nowdays I am having the habbit of ending my meal with coffee. Latte is nice here. @ RM 9

If you are  pork lover like us, no doubht that Ante Kitchen & Bar will be one of a highly recommended restaurant by me as with their consistency in food is there. I have dine here 3 times over this place.

As the owner found out that we are bloggers then he is giving readers like you to enjoy either a free cocktail or a glass of house red/white wine from our menu with every RM100 purchase on their bill from Monday to Thursdays (excluding public holidays).

Also on Mondays to Thursdays, no corkage fees would be charged if you Bring-Your-Own red and/or white wines.

If alcoholic drinks are not your cup of tea but do not want to miss out on our Monday to Thursday specials, just speak to our front house managers. We would be more than happy to accommodate any special requests if it is within our capacity.

First timer in this restaurant? this would be my 6 recommended dish for you to go after:

1) Crispy Pork Trotter salad
2) Chunky Mushroom Soup
3) Signature Charizo & Bacon
4) Up in the Ante POrk Burger
5) Char Grilled Pork Steak
6) The Real Bacon Carbonara

*NON-Halal

-= KA CHING =-

Food rating 8.5/10 , pretty good pork, recommended~ -Stamped-

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

Location:
Ante Kitchen & Bar,
A2-G1-09, Solaris Dutamas, Kuala Lumpur.
(Same row as Pappa Rich, facing the main road.)

Phone: 03-62063364

Comes to near weekend, mostly alot people will go for bar hunting or hopping, but there is one of a new club popping out in PJ area. Good for me as its not too far from my office and I am actually quite surprise to find out that there is actually a club there. Overshadow by huge building of Club Pallazo operating at ground floor with huge sign board and Sensus Club is operating on the first floor. They do offer Jockey parking. Parking might be limited but for night crowd certainly easy to get a spot.

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As walk up the club only found out that its a huge space that they are operating that have a few sections to explore.

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First pool session area. . .

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Bar area is pretty cool as the light on the bar counter keep changing  . ..

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You can get your favourite draft beer at their suprsingly good happy hour rate. . .

** 50% Discount on Carlsberg Glass and Carlsberg Jug ( 5pm – 10pm Daily )

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Live band and most of the night and its not bad. . .

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DJ deck area is huge ..

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I found a spot that I would prefer to hang out and chill a very hidden space yet comfy to sit it and enjoy . .

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another pool area which is not so bright and just nice .. :p

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Mojito for the night, strong in alcohol filled with mint after taste.

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Classic Margarita. . .

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Graveyard. . . The manager so look up on me and give me his special version of graveyard. .  extra strong and 2 glass of this enough to KO me . .

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Follow by next drink Screwdriver .. Also the manager specialty .  Strong, yet just nice for you if you need something hard for the night.

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Follow by tequila shots.

One thing I like about this place is their friendly staff and their service is pretty good. . .

** Every THURSDAY night – Ladies “On 5” night ( FREE Weekly cocktail special for all sexy ladies! )

Its easy to find this location as its opposite PJ Hilton you will find KFC and there is a little building next to it called Club Pillazo. . Sensus club is located above it. .

Location:
Senses Club
Level 1, No.23, Jalan 8/1D,
Section 8, Petaling Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan
Tel:             +6 03 – 7957 7702
Fax: +6 03 – 7957 9702
Website: www.senses-club.com

I guess many people like me out there, that do not really know actually in Empire Shopping mall there is actually a hotel there as when I got invited for this bar, I got surprise to discover on that, nevertheless, I am impress on the business hotel, on their facilities and pricing. Definitely a good place to stay when comes to affordable pricing.

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To cut it short, welcome to their new lounge that had been just operate less than 2 months that offer cozy ambiance for you to relax.

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A few types of draft beer is also available here too . .

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This is Shout Musical Longue whereby you can choose to be seated indoor or outdoor. On outdoor you get to enjoy the view of Subang as below . .

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Not a bad view yet the outdoor area I kinda like it which is not too warm that they provide powerful fan to keep us chill.

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When I saw their menu in pricing, its pretty cheap with buy 1 free 1 on happy hour and definitely one of the place to consider for after work.

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Besides the pricing on alcohol that catch our attention, their food menu and quality definitely a catch with head chef that had many years of experience and all the food that prepared for the night were superb!

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If you ask me to rate on the food, it definitely stands on 8/10 which is recommended on my section.

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In a musical bar, how could you not have a band on stage to play you some music. For this round, Empire Hotel had taken a step to get all jazz lovers to pack on this bar as the get these 2 talented person from abroad one is from Singapore and one is from Australia to play for you as they have played various part in Sydney, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia and now again Malaysia.

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This duo will be presenting you their original compositions as well as their own interpretations of jazz/latin standards and contemporary classics, performed on vocals, piano, ukulele, bass and pianica. In the scene at overseas, they are know as Polkadot + Moonbeam.

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After getting all or food and sipping our beer, while the start performing, most of us stop eating for a while and amaze on her voice, that it is so good that near to originals of the song. For the night, they sang, some English, classic Mandarin and Malay songs that blew us away.

Sure a good place to listen to them sing that makes you relax if you love this kind of music. One of their performance. Do check it out .

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They are just two friendly and bubbly person  to talk to and if you are looking for nice jazz place, do not miss them as they will perform daily at Shout, Empire Hotel, Subang till mid May. Then they will be flying off to another country to perform.

For overseas jazz lover, you can catch them or follow them at their website (polkadotandmoonbeam.com) or Facebook Fans Page.

As to get hold of them, here would be the schedule of their performance:

Shout Bar Lounge
(Contemporary Pop)
Every Thu 9:00 pm - 10:45 pm
Every Fri 10:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Every Sat 9:00 pm - 11:45 pm

Di Wei Chinese Restaurant
(Shanghai Jazz)
Every Fri 8:00 pm - 9:45 pm

Kitchen Art Brasserie
(Jazz Standards)
Every Sat 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Every Sat 8:00 pm - 8:45 pm

Empire Shopping Gallery
Every Fri 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Every Sat 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Location:
Shout Lounge
Level 2, Empire Hotel Subang Jaya

After the first 4 restaurant hop, I am nearly Ko’ed with the food that was offered that even though not much on each restaurant, as heading to the 5th restaurant Vietnam Kitchen, I am already start to drag myself there even though Vietnamese food is also one of my favorite.

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Part 1 food Crawl: Shyet-Li’s Kopitiam & Nagomi

Part 2: Deutsches Haus & d’Italiane Kitchen

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Vietnamese Kitchen offer a very good ambiance that is pretty quiet and cozy place just to enjoy your dinner.

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One interesting thing is that their menu is in newspaper style and price is quite reasonable too . ..

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Vietnam Seafood Salad @ RM12.90 that crackers is very crispy, a bit salty and just nice to eat along with the seafood salad

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Star of the night is this Braised Pork in coconut Juice @ RM 19.90. Perfectly braised and soft on the fats, meat that makes me like the smooth texture of it.

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Lemongrass fish fillet @ RM20

Location:

Vietnamese Kitchen @ Jaya 33 – facing main road

Click here for next restaurant – Vintry 

Straits Quay is one of the latest attraction in Penang that located itself at Tanjung Tokong which can be access thru Island Plaza as it had just open for around 2 months and I believe it is going soon to be a popular place among all the locals and outstations. This place is build by the sea area that going to host alot of Restaurant and Bars to operate it. To me, this place is definately will boost Penang F&B industry to another level with its classy English look. Alot of Penang bloggers had flock and blogged about this place, now including me too. Hang out at Berlin’s Bier Houz .

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A huge center area that in the future can host many events here and with seriously high ceilings that enable it to be more cooling.

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I guess in this alley, if cafe’s and some fashion boutique open in this area, gonna make it more like foreign shopping feel.

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When I walked in, I just got to know that, they have indoor shopping that only have 2 levels which more like other countries are doing.

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For night view, I am certainly impress with the feel of it as in the future, in this middle area, all those nice and exclusive yatch are going to dock here, and at the last 6 levels are residential area that have its own style which is quite unique in interior.

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At the side walk, it gives me the feeling more like a modern type of Gurney with its huge sidewalk and of course there are a few Bar already operating around this area like Finnegans Bar and not to be miss this German Bar.

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Berlin’s Bier Houz is a German & European Bistro is one of the few bar is currently operating in the area.

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A very cosy feel with wooden table, floor and dim lights on the ceiling with old style building painting at the wall do stir the ambiance up.

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If you are looking for nice German Draft Beer to hunt for, I would say this is one of the bar to consider as they offer quite a range.

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With at least 5 on draft to offer for German Beer Range, with the likes of Erdinger Weissbier, Erdinger Weissbier Dark, Erdinger Dunkel and a few more.

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This is the pricing of their beer yet it is still cheaper than the one’s offering in KL. They do have happy hour rate and if you are looking for all night long, Sunday is their Happy Hour all day long. Hoegarden is available too but in bottle.

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This is our 1 pint of beer and I brought Esther here as she was in Penang for a few days. ..  We are happy with our Happy Hour Deal that comes to around RM26 for 1 pint. For those who love lighter beer and more aromatic and a bit sweet in taste, I would suggest to go after Erdinger more like our Tiger as in light in taste and those who love a bit more bitter and stronger taste, go for Weissbier more like Carlsberg.

Non Happy Hour is around RM30 per pint.

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If you dont like to be seated in there and prefer some where outside to enjoy the sea breeze if it is windy day, then consider outside especially with smokers. I spend 3 nights over here and it is always near full house.

I guess this is one of the new place that I will stick on when I am back to Penang and going to be one of my recommended place for a bar to hang out at the moment. Food I have just not yet try. You guys try it out then share with all of us. 🙂

Location:
Berlin’s Bier Houz – German and European Bistro
3E-G-3B Straits Quay,
Jalan Seri Tanjung Pinang Tanjung Tokong,
10470 Pulau Pinang

Tel: 04-899 8887

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During big occasions of celebrations, most of us definitely would celebrate outside, it depends on restaurant, bar, playground, seaside or anywhere but for this one occasion we decided to rock this Movida  place by arranging a dinner and surprise birthday party for one of our friend.

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Modiva Kitchen, Bar and Club Longue is one of the few latest edition in this one hot spot area at Sunway Giza that start operats at April 2010. A place where usually pack with people for happy hours with their great promotions and after 10pm on certain days it will become a club for people to partayyy with an option without travelling so far down to KL.

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If you feel you do not want to be indoor then they have the outdoor area that a mini bar that served draft beer.

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Indoor before 10pm it is more like a dining space with all plates and cutleries are in place when it is after 10 the place will change

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Be prepared to get pampered by the wide range selection of draft beer.

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As me, Vialentino, Uli and Ken were there early, we decided to go on for their Kilkenny draft beer, anything with draft I am into it.

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A perfect half pint of Kilkenny with the smooth silky foam at the top of it.

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Need to take a break after a long day hard work and enjoying myself in this great ambiance.

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DJ of the night will blast you off with RnB, Trance, House and on certain days have different music. Their RnB mixing is good…

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If you feel you need in style with some privacy space with your own friends, then get this VIP area with solid red sofa that suits you well by overlook at the dance floor.

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Monday to Saturday having different promotions and music.

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Yvonne, Shell, Choi Yen and Jas

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Lemongrass Tea

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Milkshake – Thick and creamy with ice cream taste, worth the price.

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Special lychee ice-blended – chill and sweet of lychee taste

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Iced lychee that had hint of lime which is sweet and a bit of sour.

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Mojito – not solid hard in taste but great to go along with pizza.

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Special MOVIDA cocktail

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