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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

I am very sure that many of you or 90% of you out there have dine before in Old Town White Coffee, which I have one in my office area in Jaya One. We often have headache during lunch time and when I suggested Old Town White Coffee Signature for breakfast or lunch most of them reluctant to go along because of the food quality.

When I received an invitation to review on Old Town White coffee food I am very surprise and why do they need to do a review since its pretty well know. Then decided to give it a try to check what is going on.

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Heading to Old Town White Coffee Signature outlet in 1-Utama which, there are only limited outlet and food choices in here are more.

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They event do sell your favorite coffee pack and instant.

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Menu in here is definately different compare to those normal Old Town White Coffee Outlet and pricing also different which is slightly more expensive.

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Range in here are 20% more . . .

This is one of their latest edition to their new range of food product.

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Ice blended range is very impressive which is totally out of my expectation. Flavors are blended well and not too sweet, surely for a price like that its worth recommending at RM7.90. I love their mint series.

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Garlic Butter Toast @ RM4.60. Sometimes I do take this for breakfast and its pretty much different compare to their normal outlet. Its much stronger in taste and the small of garlic while its serving already tempt us.

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Fried Dumpling @ RM5.90

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One of my favourite when I was introduce by my colleague during tea time is their  Curry Puff @ RM4.90 as she bought as many as 20 pieces to treat all of us. Its slightly pricey of course but when you have the nearest outlet then this is one of the obtion. Ingredient in there is pretty generous.

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This is the first time I see they do have Tomyam Rice in the menu and decided to try it out. Smells good and taste nice, not to strong of tomyum spices which is just nice and rice is fried with wok hei. @ RM 11.90

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Their signature item which is Supreme Rendang Chicken Nasi Lemak @ RM13.50

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Supreme Javanese Mee is pretty good too. Gravy is thick enough and well presented, surely I wont mind to order [email protected] RM9.50

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oh, this is the star dish of the night that caught many of our atttention, even with some say you serious wanna order this. I say why not give it a try. Came out every one finish this dish within seconds. For a Halal Fried Kuey Teow in Egg Gravy/”Wat Tan Hor” @ RM10.90 it taste marvelous. Fill with ‘wok hei’ with gravy just thick enough to pair along with the koey teow. Surely one of the best this in the whole menu and I did came back dine again on this dish after our review. It still taste good in this 1-U outlet. (others I have no idea) – highly recommended~

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Strawberry Snow Ice @ RM6.90

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Peanut Snow Ice @ RM6.90

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Mango Snow Ice @ RM6.90

 With their new desert on the menu not long ago, its a great addtion and among 3 flavours I like Peanut and Mango. Soft shave ice, just nice for our hot weather (opps not, rainy season)

Signature branches
@1 Utama New Wing

@ Taipan, Subang
@ Sungai Wang Plaza
@ Pavillion Shopping Mall
@ Solaris Dutamas
Location:
Old Town White Coffee Signature
Lot LG312, LG Floor, 1 Utama Shopping Centre,
No. 1, Lebuh Bandar Utama,
Bandar Utama City Centre,
47800 Petaling Jaya.

In Malaysia what can we expect more is public holidays. Another upcoming festival which is Deepavali. Another great celebration for Indians and Mandarin Oriental Hotel, KL is taking this opportunity to celebrate it with a week-long of Indian Flavours at Mosaic. Hailing from New Delhi a guest chef Vinay Barua and Chef Mahboob Alam promises gastronomist an unforgettable authentic Indian cuisine indulgence.

Under their belt with more than 33 years of experience in hospitality industry, Barua Executive Chef of The Ashok, New Dehli is no stranger in India’s culinary scene.

Right before we head into the dining area, we were shown New Delhi cultural dance.

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A lil bit of Mosiac as I love the newly renovated place that was ready just right 1 year ago that had made this place one of its kind. Elegant interior reflecting the Pernanakan Culture with its collaborative finishing, with customize flooring, intricate hanging pewter lights. I came here last year and their buffet spread is good (click here).

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Lets introduce you the ambiance of the area along with tempting deserts corner

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During this food festival, we will be treated with many kinds of authentic Indian dishes with three delectable menus on rotation through the week. Marinated and mixed to perfection with fresh herbs, spices and chili, as both of the chef will be delighting your taste bud with their skills by highlighting taste and flavors by roasting, stewing, oven-baking and frying on selection of meat and seafood.

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Head to India counter and you will be thrilled with the selection that they are offering.

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keke, first time doing video introduction on food also testing out the video. Hope it drool you~ Besides that, this is the first time I had a taste of New Delhi food and it sure do impress me on their curry which is certainly taste slightly different as its more aromatic and taste of spices are there. Food is not spicy yet its nice to pair with the Biryani rice or Nan. . .

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This is one of my favourite section that they have well marinated red meat like lamb, and steak that is ready to be cook on the spot for you.

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Here is the selection and also condiments to pair along, a sauce that not to be miss is wasabi mustard. So awesome that it will make your tears out . . .

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Other selection that you can enjoy . .

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Cheese lover this would be your section not to be miss. Well presented in wooden wine boxes  . .

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Then head to dessert section . .

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Types of shots from India that make your appetite start kicking

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Then follow by another cultural dance. . .

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For desert lovers, can try something unique like Kesari Kheer – a chilled basmati rice pudding topped with saffron and flaked pistachio, Khubani  Ka meetha – stewed apricots topped with condensed milk cream and essence of rose and a few more. Bottom right section is homemade ice cream.

For this exciting buffet range are price reasonable :

Lunch – RM 88++
Dinner – RM 108++ (Sunday to Thursday)
RM 128 ++ ( Friday and Saturday)

This buffet spread will end on 11th Nov.

Location:
MOSAIC
Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur City Centre
50088 Kuala Lumpur
For Reservations
T: +603-2179 8881
E: [email protected]
W: www.mandarinoriental.com

All pictures and video taken with Samsung NX 210 

Wow . . how many new brands have you guys come across recently.? One of the brand that I often walk pass by when ever I was in Sunway Pyramid is this Planet Popcorn kiosk that located directly below TGV cinema have quite some fair bit of people are purchasing this product. At first glance, it doesnt look appealing to me until recently the open another kiosk at Mid Valley.

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It was rather interesting that during on the day itself it was their first few days of opening and they were giving sampling away and learn with there are actually 8 flavours available. Then I ask what is the best flavour for a first timer for me to try. The friendly promoter bring me to one section that filled with all those 8 flavours and recommend me to try out.

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Try out Caramel . ..

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Cheese

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Sea Weed .. .  loving it. .

Top 3 favourite that I like are:

1) Wasabi, See Weed and Cheese.

I would highly recommend these few flavors for first timers. Or maybe you can try out their other flavor if they do have tester.

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Price wise is not that expensive or I would say reasonable for a big pack like that.

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Cute little logo that they have and different flavour have different logo. . .

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We can either buy this in a pack or in a huge tub, that mostly had been air tight.

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The I enquire on a few other details and one of the owner over heard my questions and he came by to greet. We had a chat as I further learn the brand itself as it is actually from Taiwan. Cool, another new Taiwan line of products coming into Malaysia. How they come by this idea is that, popcorn is part of our life especially hitting onto the cinema’s, watching tv’s or some chatting away with friends you need something to munch, as these nibblers will be great to input further into our society.

Their pop corn seeds are improted directly from US with the effect of the shape is totally different more eye-pleasing, mushroom round hand-made. It is also manually roasted, it contains absolutely no preservatives, butter, trans fat and artificial flavorings.

This outlet would be their 8th outlet as they had started the brand since last year Oct and its pretty fast growing. I was like ‘Wow’ and further discover that its actually own by him and another 2 best friends. Friendly lad

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There are currently eight Planet Popcorn outlets in the country, namely Sunway Pyramid, Berjaya Times Square, Pavilion, Setia City Mall, Paradigm Mall, The Mines, i-City and MidValley Megamall.

Well,I bought their starter pack with 6 flavours (Original, Curry, Wasabi, Cheese, Caramel and Curry) at RM 39.90 to try out more, as I love watching movies and now there is another option I can get for popcorn. . .

I find that cant compare this brand with Garrett as they are in different league, although Garrett is more premium taste much better  and much more expensive but to me, I can take only a few pieces from Garrett. I guess comes, again different people have different preference. Garrett is too LV for me . .

It is very funny that how year 2011 suddenly boom with so many international franchise bubble milk tea in Malaysia, especially those brand from Taiwan. First start off with Cha Time, Gong Cha and a few more brands from Taiwan, then come Ochado from Japan and now Dong Cha is from Hong Kong.

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Whenever I drop by IOI Mall Puchong, I tend to try out this brand more and found that they have some good drinks. Dong Cha is located at the Ground Floor of new wing in IOI Mall, nearby the escalator.

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Dong cha have something different compare to other bubble milk tea outlet is that they have this little snacks, Wagashi that is made fresh right in front of your eyes that is a assorted hot cakes filled with different fillings in it.

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I read in the net, saying that Wagashi is from Taiwan that makes a little combination of Taiwan and Hong Kong in Dong Cha.

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They have a few flavors and size to chose as in this picture is the Jumbo Wagashi

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  • Jumbo Cream
  • Belgium Chocolate With Cream
  • Italy Coffee With Cream
  • Matcha Red Bean With Cream
  • Peanut Cream With Mochi

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quite a huge range of drinks to choose from in Dong Cha.

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Compare with other outlet, I like their Moose Tea which the tea flavor is more thick, the creamy filling that mix along does not make it too milky and its just nice. If you are saying Moose tea version, Dong Cha stood up.

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Price is very reasonable and for around RM5 you can get a big cup already.

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Then Kelly have never tried this brand of Milk Tea before, she decided to give it a try. End Result, my fav brand still the best in Original Pearl Milk Tea.

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Kelly and her drink

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And as we were very full from our dinner, we opted to try the Wagashi in smaller version.

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No doubt that the aroma of the Wagashi is very very nice in smell, texture is like cake and do not eat it while it hot, just let it cool down a bit and it will taste much better. We tried, their Original Flavour, Chocolate and Peanut. I like Peanut and Original flavor more.

Well, its another bubble milk tea brand for you to try out.

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 6.5/10, not bad lah~ ~-Stamped-

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

Location:
Dong Cha
EG-13, GF IOI Mall,
Jalan Puchong Batu 9,
Bandar Puchong Jaya,
47100, Puchong

Tel: 03 – 8076 7726

Business Hours:
Daily: 10.30am – 10.30pm

Website: http://www.idongcha.com/

I guess nowdays we are being pampered with alot of new places to chill out over the weekend with friends. One of the latest place is The Roof Top Bar which have a fantastic view over parts of the city. . You will need to reach G-Tower first park at basement. . .

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Press level 29th if not mistaken then tinggg.. you will reach this place. . with 2 huge bouncer guy standing at the entrance then come across a hallway which looks like mini air port runway . . with lines at the side path to lead you to the main area. . .

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Here you are the main area of the bar which is spacious filled with bar stools and tables that dim in blue light. .

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You and your friends can be seated at the comfy sofa area that located next to the edge with transparent glass panel that looks like you are really sitting at the edge of the building ..

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or you can choose to be seated at the bar too . ..

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As you walk further back behind the bar area, you will see more sofa’s that head towards more privacy already that not so noisy with music and windy air blow across. . .

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the most back of the area are filled with bar stools and build in side panel table for you to put your drinks to further chill or you need confession, chat or emo talk . . :p

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Lets head to the main event for the night which is we were invited over for a Absolute Vodka Tasting that lead by Rizal Junior the Bar Manager and Head of Mixologist of VIEW Rooftop Bar which he was one of the winner for Cocktail World Cup World Championship 2008

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One of his trainee do good cocktails also . .

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Then he teach us to go for Vodka Shots to start off with first. . .

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So for the night they have prepare 6 flavors for us to try it on . . with the secret ingredient to added on for you to shake shake it to your friends at home or at house party . .

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Absolut Strawberry Basil Smash

50ml Absolut
4 fresh strawberries
6 basil leaves
100ml lemon juice

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 Absolut Cinnamon Martini 

50ml Absolute
Half green apple
15ml sugar syrup
15ml lemon JC
A Pinch of Cinnamon powder

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 Absolut Passion Tini

50ml Absolut
30ml Passion fruit
20ml Lemon juice
15ml Vanila Syrup

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 Absolut South Beach

50ml Absolut
25ml Lemon juice
20ml Sugar Syrup
8 Mint Leaves

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 Absolut Apple Rosemary Martini

50ml Absolute
Half Green Apple
15ml Rosemary Sugar Syrup
15ml Lemon JC
1 Stalk rosemary leaves

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Absolut Pineapple Cardamon

50ml Absolut
15ml Cardamon sugar syrup
50ml Pineapple JC
3 pieces of Cardamon seeds
Out of the 6 cocktails, I love this Absolut Pineapple Cardamon the best which is flavourful with pineapple taste that nearly overpower the taste of the vodka, and the more you drink you wont feel it as it suits women very wells too, when the kick is up..you will start to feel the tipsy’ness after that . .:D

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 me and Maylee

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Happy to see LionalOng and wife Iamthewitch and long disappear in action is Richard and his gf. .

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 Caroline and bf Ericleeh 

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 The 2 famous siau poh’s from right Hitomi, Louise Xin and Maylee

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Clevermunkey and me

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 Shannon Chow and Me

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 The cha boh’s group shot. .

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 Me and Jean . .

It was a fun night for all of us that I can get to meet up with some bloggers that I have not seen in a while .. now another opportunity for you to go again as that now you can head to the rooftop bar that Milkadeal now doing a promo for them with a deal:

[54% OFF] Any 2 cocktails and 1 snack on the menu for RM 49 nett instead of RM 105.60. (click here to buy) as offer ends on 1st August.

Location:

View Rooftop Bar
Rooftop (Level 29), G Tower,
199, Jalan Tun Razak,
50400 Kuala Lumpur,
Malaysia.

Tel: +603-2168 1881
Website: www.view.com.my

Facebook: View Rooftop Bar

Business Hours: Sunday – Thursday (5pm till 1am), Friday, Saturday & Public Holiday Eve (5pm till 3am)


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