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Another new discovery for me as I seldom come to this Bangsar Shopping Mall. First discovery was a dining outlet next to this, WIP is pretty good and worth recommended the now after being invited to Nokia 501 Asha Launch with dinner incuded, I must say the 3 course meal of food quality is quite impressive at The Press Room.

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Pressroom is an interpretation of a vintage European brasserie. The emphasis is on simple Anglo-French brasserie food made from the finest ingredients.

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Love the ambiance, as its interior is modern European style.

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Since there are 2 of us so I order 2 different sets of dinner.

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I have never put any expectation in this dining as usually the food catering is pretty let down and start off with Pumpkin Soup. I must say I am suprise with how good this soup is. Slightly thick and creamy that good enough with well balance of taste. Not too strong or thick with pumpkin and well mixture of little cream that they are using. It was gone within seconds. One of the best pumpkin soup I can come acorross in KL.

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Casear Salad is pretty decent.

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Pan Fried Sea Bass with Spiced Chick Peas and Tomato Ragout. Fish is freash and being pan fried to perfection that the skin is slighlty crips with mild salted end along with fish meat is soft. Season spices chick peas pairs well with tomato ragout and fish. I put 3 of the ingredient onto my fish that burst in flavours. Loving it.

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Grass Fed Rib Eye with Mixed Salad and Black Pepper Sauce

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For such a place, I never thought that the Rib Eye is awesome. Soft and juicy. Serve medium and top into our list too for steak now.

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For Carrot Cake, its one of the best I have come across, moist enough, not too dry and the icing is not to sweet. Perfect to eat along with a good coffee

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Apple Tarte Tartin

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Latte for the end of the meal.

For a nice dining or catch up with friend, this outlet had fallen into my recommended list also. Price are reasonable. Easily RM 40-RM100 per head depending on what you are ordering.

Location:
The Press Room
Lot G110 Ground Floor, Bangsar Shopping Centre,
Jalan Maarof, Bangsar 59100 Kuala Lumpur
(facing main road)

Tel No.: 603 2095 8098
Email: [email protected]

Opening Hours : 11.30am to 2.00am daily

To locate an excellent Mexican restaurant locally is hard to find. Yet now I believe I have found one with love that had recently open its door to public that litte did I know, that this area had been renovated and house two restaurant. Fresca Mexican Restaurant & Bar is one of the latest addition to The Gardens Mall with contemporary setting that install I fell in love with the lovely homey ambiance

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Fresca means “fresh” or “cool” in Spanish, the official language of Mexico. All their food are being serve with finest ingredients that are mostly imported to ensure that the authentic food quality is there.

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As upon arrival the waiter and watires warmly greet you as they quickly arrange our seating place for us by handling us menu after that.. Lots of questions being asked as many alien item dish name and they promote it well, along with what is good to try out for first time diners. We are impress.

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Love the ambiance in here as the setting is quite homey to me with mix of salvage planks and wooden comfort furniture being well arrange and pair along.

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here are a lot of expats who loves to chill out after office hour hitting the bar for a couple of mug and certainly another great place to hang out for a drink

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Price wise are very reasonable.

As for the night before the meals, I must say that we are lucky to be pampered with many of their signature cocktail that certainly match up to the ones I had internationally

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1) Lychee Margaritas Libation @ RM26 – Gin, fresh lime, muddled lychee & lemongrass

2) Tiramisu e Giu  @ RM26 – Whisky, kahlua, hazelnut, milk, choco sprinkle

3) Kiwi Lychee Siesta @ RM26 – Vodka, lychee liqueur, muddled kiwi and lychee

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1) Classic Margarita @ RM23

2) Sangria @ RM23 – overnight marinated fruits, cognac and Cointreau

3) Mango Margarita @ RM26

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1) Blue Mountain @ RM23

2) Jalapeno Margaritas On Rocks  (front) @ RM23

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(Behind) – Electric Blue Magarita @RM23

(Front) – Blue Mountain @ RM23 – Blue Margarita with Tequila Reserva 1800 Anejo (100% agave, aged for over a year)

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1) Alejando @ RM23

2) Midnight flight to Mexico @ RM26 – Ameretto, Fresh Lime, and Cinnamon

 

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After some alcohol, we were serve with hot bowl of some, taste is pretty unique that is quite mild in taste yet sourish at the end. Sopa de Fideo  @ RM15 – A simple chicken soup with angel hair noodles – Recommended!

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Guacamole with chips @ RM20. Start off with a simple starter that just brighten our day up. It look simple as we got it from the supermarket shelf but te main ingredient is The mashed up avocado is intensely creamy and thick that make it kick!

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Nachos Grande @ RM27 – Tortilla chips topped with re-fried beans, Monterrey Jack cheese, ground beef, Jalapeno Chiles, guacamole and sour cream. Comes on a large plate for sharing.

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I just love the taste of it and cant stop munching and this is the first time I finish all the Jalapeno as usually it put it away

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Another unique starter that I come across is this Jalapeno Poppers @ RM16

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YAp Correct, it is being deep friend along with the outer layer is Jalapenos and such spicy sourish taste pair perfectly with its sweet and fragrant Mango chipotle salsa just a match in heaven.

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Yap, not only that, see how cheezy it is. . 😀

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Tacos Ensenada @ RM20 – Flour tortillas with beer battered fish and homemade coleslaw.

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Camarones al Ajilo  @ RM24 – Tiger prawns sauteed with fragrant Guajillo Chiles and garlic. Served with two pieces of flour tortillas.

The prawn is juicy and sucullnet as it was just so instant that the dish was put onto the table and without being picture the first prawn was rape by Eunice. 😀

Temptation is just there with aroma and texture of it. Wrap It with pita bread and trying to dig a bit of the sauce to spread on the bread is just a perfect one.

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Costilla Asada @ RM43 – Succulent short ribs in a homemade barbecue sauce, slow braised for 3 hours for an off-the-bone tenderness. Served with creamy mash potatoes and sauteed vegetables.

I have never tried ribs in Mexican style as by presentation itself it had won our heart over. Extra marks for It as it smells so good that I have to swallow my saliva. Cutting of it was easy as it was so soft just by using fork able to cut it thru. Well marinated till the whole meat is flavourful and grill to perfection that did not make the edge burn yet its juicy – highly recommended!

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To those who prefer something light in taste then Pescado Mojo de Ajo  is one of the dish that you can hunt for. Fish lightly pan-fried in a fragrant butter sauce, topped with chunk pieces of roasted garlic. Served with Mexican white rice and mixed salad. RM42

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Fajitas Mixed (Chicken and Beef)  @ RM41 -Sizzling plate of chicken & beef tenderloin, bell peppers, onions. Served with guacamole, pico de gallo and chipotle cream sauce

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Carne Asada a la Tampiquena  @ RM54 – Grilled tenderloin the Mexican way, with onions, Mexican red rice, enchiladas verdes and refried beans.

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Apple Enchiladas – Baked flour tortillas filled with apples, served with homemade nougat ice cream.

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This is one of the best Mini Churros that I have come across so far that deep fried to perfection love that the Mexican donuts rolled in sugar and cinnamon, served with chocolate sauce. @ RM13 REcommended!

I am happy that I have discover a place that serve Mexican food very delicious that most of the food order are beyond words, cocktail serve with alcohol level are just perfect for me as according to the bar tender you can order slightly stronger and love the ambiance. I would surely be returning again and a recommended restaurant by me if you are looking for nice Mexican food and a perfect place to hang out with nice food.

Location:
Fresca Mexican Kitchen & Bar

Lot G-242A, Ground Floor,
The Gardens, Midvalley City,
59200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
GPS : N03 07.053 E101 40.659
Business Hours:  11am to 11pm (Mon-Thurs, Sun)
11am to Late (Fri – Sat)
Tel :             03-2201 2893

Sometimes life can be just too stress and need something to chill, drink or hang out with friends to make us think back straight or cool is down.  As I know, friends around me love to drink for pleasure and so do a lot of Malaysians. What I got expose to for a Japanese Beer was Asahi during when I was in Australia, which is one of my favourite beer from Japan. Now, one thing we can be expecting that another premium beer is reaching into Malaysia shores very very soon, with this incredible No.1 premium beer in Japan – Suntory Beer.

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This new beer is rather alien to me that I have never heard of the name before and also being one of the best beer in Japan that holds awards for Grand Gold Medal at the Monde Selection for three consecutive years.

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It is a brand that famous around the world and now going to reach in many places in restarant and bars in Malaysia.

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This great launching was held at famous Fukuya Japanese Restaurant

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