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.
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.
Interior is rather simple and cozy with simple with light European concept with sofas on the side and outdoor dining area for smokers . . .. . .
build up of the place with mini bar and serving Carlsberg Draft beer range
Welcoming you to Ante with oink oink~
Recycling wine bottles to put in their creative design .. .
Price range are pretty reasonable and food rage are pretty complete. . .
STarting off our drinks with imported Sarsi’s Saxbys Sars. Its a bit bitter end and sweet also. Not my type of drink.
1) Iced Lemon Tea @ RM9
2) Rosie’s Lychee Fizz @ RM12
3) Mint Lime
1) Rosie’s Lychee Fizz @ RM12
2) Lemon-Lime Bitters @ RM13 – highly 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
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.
Follow by some bites of cut lamb sausage with bacon, and this would be good to go along with beer. Yumz!
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.
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.
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.
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
Up in the Ante POrk Burger – Ante Special Pork Patty wrap in prime cuts of bacon strips & runny yolk @ RM 35
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.
Char Grilled Pork Steak – signature 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~
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.
Something light that not so heavy then opt for Caramelize Garlic Olio – pasta with bacon topped with caramelized garlic @ RM 23
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.
The Hogger POrk Ribs – hickory piglet ribs with homemade BBQ sauce @ RM 75
A pork ribs that is seriously huge that is nearly as long as my face.
Gratinated Pork Loin – tender pork loin, layered with sautee potato follow by mushroom cheeze and cream. Finish with arugula salad @ RM 29
Chicken Pragmigiana – tender piece of crumbed chicken topped with homemade tomato puree and grated cheeze served with side of mash and salad@ RM 27
Volcano Sacrifice find that the lean meat is a bit dry @ RM30
Crispy Pork Knuckle @ RM 78
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.
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
-= 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-
Ante Kitchen & Bar,
A2-G1-09, Solaris Dutamas, Kuala Lumpur.
(Same row as Pappa Rich, facing the main road.)