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Sometimes, its really good to have a nice neigbourhood bar or I consider those outlets inside Hartamas is part of neighbourhood driven. Nevertheless, there is one new bar that open its door few months back and just recently discover on it. I did pass by here many times and notice on it as just didnt pay a visit till 2 weeks back. PReviously was another pub and now being taken over by new group had turn it into Chapter One.

Then our funny question came about, where is Chapter tWo and Three. Eventually we found out that their future expension is going to go along that line, to mark on how many outlets they have.

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something I love about this place is they comes with free Jockey service and this definately give them an advantage to many players in this area and for ladies, you don have to be worry cuz their service is from 6pm till you drunk. Love how they put it their operation time. 😀

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with new management, it also means the whole interior also change, as its more nice and love how they cleverly redesign their bar.

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I was there from 7.30-11pm that nite and this pool table were never once empty. It was being monopolise by those few guys the whole night and of course with the rules, winner stay.

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They serve 5 GAB draught beers (Guinness, Kilkenny, Heineken, Strongbow, and Tiger) ranging from RM12 up to RM16 for a glass, RM17 to RM23 for a pint and RM45 to RM60 for a jug. There are no happy hour for beers, but the ala carte price for the beers are reasonably priced. So, that’s beer hours for all day long! Apart from these selection of beers, there are also other beers sold in bottles.

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Their food range is pretty okay . .

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And since they have something new in this outlet, the bar manager creatively combine a few beers to make up his very own special beer cocktail and its in the menu now.

1) Strongbow Mojito – On our hot day, this will comes in good. Refreshing as it comes with a few flavours. Apple do pair well with this as Strongbow do have sweet end taste.

2) The Sex on the Beach is a mixture of Skyy Original, Peach, Cranberry and Orange juice.

3) Strawberry Daiquiri, mixture of Bacardi Carta Blanc, Creme De Fraise and Lime Squeeze. The presentation is cute.

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Beer Cocktail Promo with a choice of 2 form the list:

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Let me introduce you one of my favourite unique beer cocktail first. Comes with A mixture of Guinness, Bailey’s and Irish Whiskey.

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The Irish Whiskey is added into the glass before dropping the “bomb” (Bailey’s).

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Once the bomb is dropped, this need to be drank up immediately! Love the creamy feeling and once down, you burp and you feel the heat in your stomac. Its something like Flaming Lambo but this is the beer version. Perfect gift for birtday boy and girl.

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Other beer cocktail I find it interesting is of course

1) The Snack Bite Black Pint looked like a sunrise in a pint. It is a combination of Strongbow Apple Cider, Lager and Blackcurrant

2) this name caught our attention – Lunch Box for a beer cocktail name, it’s catchy.. Lunch Box is a mixture of Lager, Orange and Amaretto Disorono..

3) Previously I have seen so much about the posting of this combination of Strongbow and Guinness but yet find any outlet that promote it and now this outlet has it.. Its a bit smooth on the top cuz starting off with Guinness and further down its a great mixture of bitter and sweet end. Not bad~

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Chapter ONE Seafood Salad consists of prawn, mussels, cuttlefish, onion rings, croutons, coral lettuce, olives and cherry tomato, served with homemade thousand island dressing. I must say, the salad do impress me and its pretty good.

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If you are here for their live band and beer, then Crispy Pork Ribs is a MUST HAVE! The pork ribs are well marinated with fermented bean curd and served with sweet and sour homemade Thai chili sauce. It is serve pipin hot, with a bit crips on the end and aromatic. Perfect to go along with any alcohol on your table. .

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Pork Meatball

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Chapter ONE Sliced beef consists of grilled Angus Beef slice served with Japanese Soya Sauce and Wasabi. Its pretty good stuff, and for a price of RM 18, its a good bargain with many slices and its juicy.

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Pan-Seared Black Bass @ RM26

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Classic Pork Burger here are done with homemade style. weight about 200g per patty served with melted cheese, grilled red pepper, sauteed onion, mushroom and potato fries @ RM 28.

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Braised Lamb Shank @ RM38

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Their Spaghetti range is not bad too. We took off with Spaghetti Carbonara @ RM18 light creamy base although I always prefer mine to be thick as not many people like that. This is more generic.

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Spicy Seafood Aglio Olio Pasta not the best but certianly better than quite a number of places. With hint of garic spaghetti moist enough. @ RM23

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Pork Meatball Pasta would be better if the sauces can be slightly more sourish. @ RM20

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Another extra point for this outlet is that their live band is good and its available everyday EXCEPT SUNDAY. Service here is good too.

Location:
Chapter ONE Bar & Bistro
No. 70 & 72, Jalan 27/70A, Desa Sri Hartamas
Kuala Lumpur 50480

Tel: +603 6211 7484

FB: chapter1bistro

Opening Hours:
Daily from 12pm to 1am

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Time of the year again to get a chance to visit G.A.B factory again as when ever this happens, it means Chinese New Year is around the corner. As for this year of Snake, G.A.B is lining up another great arrangement for many drinkers to enjoy. Lucky drinkers might stand a change to walk away with a solid gold Fu Lu Shou set worth RM 10,000 just by flipping their bottle caps behind.

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We are much earlier this round and drinks at the counter havent got warm up yet compare to last year as the bar tender are already busy pouring drinks. To grab drinks right at the brewery itself, quality and freshness is definitely there.

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Its a cool place for most of the G.A.B staff to hang around. I wish I have a bar in my office too.

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For generations, the Fu Lu Shou has been central to the Chinese community, bestowing good fortune, wealth and health whenever they are sighted together. With its loyal drinkers in mind, GAB has put together a Chinese New Year offering that will reward them with the three Chinese star deities of Fu (福), Lu (禄) and Shou (寿) whenever they pick GAB’s own three stars; Guinness, Tiger and Anchor.

Throughout the festive season, consumers can check the bottle cap liners of any big bottle of Guinness, Tiger and Anchor to see if they have won one of 9 solid gold Fu Lu Shou sets worth RM 10,000 each, 999 gold-plated Fu Lu Shou sets worth RM 1,000 each or to redeem 18 bottle liners for a Fu Lu Shou set to usher in good favour, wealth and health throughout the year ahead.

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Before ushering the good year, we get to pamper ourself with food and beers.

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This is what we have.. Guinness, Strongbow and Paulaner for that night.

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Time to get together and Hui Ping is so cute in here as I cant remember what she is telling but both Anna and Yatz are paying full attention to her. . .keke

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With Simon and Dusty Hawk

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Along with Kelly, Ashley and Jane

For this Chinese New Year, be sure to think of GAB’s three iconic stars Fu Lu Shou =  Guinness, Tiger and Anchor and you will receive an overflow of Good Fortune, Prosperity and Longevity. For more information on this campaign, please visit www.gab.com.my today.

 

 

Coming to year end, what we usually do is hunt for nice spot to eat and drink with friends and family. Recently came across this outlet located at Bangsar Shopping Center, that had instantly top in my list of recommendation with a great balance of scrumptious food, excellent service, great entertainment and of course, an environment to die for. WIP at bangsar is one of a many favourite hangout spot

The name itself already very catchy that evolve from “Work In Progress” and now mature to WIP is short for “Whipped Into Place”

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Congratulations to WIP for winning Outlet of the year from HAPA-GAB. How did this whole quest stood up?

It was GAB set out on a quest to find the top outlets in Malaysia which offer the best in quality, service, entertainment and ambience through the inaugural HAPA-GAB Excellence Awards 2012. Out of 69 outlets from the Klang Valley, Penang and Johor that participated in the awards program, ONLY  4 of these outlets on the list have proven themselves to be the best of the best.

• Service Excellence – won by SOULed OUT Sri Hartamas
• Best Entertainment – won by The Beer Factory (SetiaWalk)
• Best Product Quality – won by Chin’s Stylish Chinese Cuisine (Penang)
• Most Innovative Guest Experience – won by Chin’s Stylish Chinese Cuisine (Penang)
• Outlet of The Year – won by WIP Kuala Lumpur

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Luscious cuisine featuring a hearty selection of Western, Asian and Northern Indian cuisine will more than satisfy the palate.

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Its a huge restaurant that have a few sections in it with bar counter are uniquely design. If you look and feel, its more like a indoor tropic garden interior like.

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For huge family they have a long table, that is sited slightly higher compare to other dining area and its a bit close up that give you privacy on it.

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Cigar anyone?

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Offer great selection of Mocktail, Cocktail and wine too.

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A great dinner of course my accompanied by favorite alcohol, with Strongbow, Guinness and Paulaner in presence.

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Find that North Indian cuisine are slightly different compare to the south, as its more usage of spice rather than spicy. Mutton Varuval, is one of the dish that first came out from appetizer menu. Chunky cubes of mutton being well marinated with spices, aromatic with bursting flavours. Not spicy at all.

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Grilled Portobello Mushrooms – something simple is with this juicy mushroom and eat along with garden salad is just nice.

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Never knew that Mushroom and Spinach Pizza @ RM 31 falls into appetizer catagory as its  not small ordinary pizza, its quite huge to feed for 2 person. Made fresh with paper thin crust that is crispy on the edge, with cheeze, mushroom and spinach.

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I love The Chicken Chimichangas @ RM 22 were actually flour tortilla stuffed with chicken and cheese, deep fried and served with spicy tomato salsa. Well prepared, and love the condense ingredient that added in. To me, its like Curry Puff in Spanish style – Recommended~

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Kakiage looks plain, but with just only first bite, you will never stop. Something simple and the magic is the sauce that will keep you going.

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Every restaurant sure will have their special item. Well in WIP Espetadas are their signature item. Typical Portugese dish made of chunks of meat on skewers, seasoned and grilled. As right in the restaurant I was very curious as I saw many people order this dish with skewers all hanging on the metal pole. Presentation sure its eye catchy as already caught my attention from the beginning.

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Special sauces are created to match the right food.

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Lamb loin marinated with garlic herbs and balsamic vinegar, Sirloin chunks marinated with garlic and traditional herbs @ RM 92 , Chicken breast and chicken thigh chunks marinated with jerk spices, and Prawn, squid and fish marinated with olive oil, garlic and herbs @ RM 78

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Roasted Caribbean Chicken. A whole chicken thigh, marinated with spices, oven roasted and served with potatoes, vegetables and roasted garlic sauce.

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Branzino – Barramundi fillet pan fried and served with grilled vegetables, potato wedges and bisque sauce. Fish meat is soft, with a sign of freshness, and the sauce just make it more delicious.

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WIP’s version of Sang Har Mein  is  using deep-fried wantan noodles and fresh “blue-legged” prawns cooked and shower in a thick eggy grav.

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Another one of my favourite North Indian cuisine here is Chicken Makanwala marinated chicken breast cooked in hot and spicy gravy and served with chana masala (chickpea in spicy gravy), aloo methi (potatoes cooked with fenugreek leaves), salad, papadum (Indian crackers) and naan or briyani rice. I prefer this to be with Nan as its well prepared, as its soft and pair very well with the gravy. – Recommended~

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The Tropical Fruit Pavlova is a meringue-based dessert topped with dragon fruit, orange, mango and passion fruit with coconut cream filling.

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First bite on the crust of the pavlova, it instantly reminded me of kuih bangkit (Coconut Cookies) that I eat during Chinese New Year. Crust easily melts in my mouth.

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Another creative invention by their great pastry chef is this Trio Creme Brulee (Vietnamese coffee, passionfruit and ginger).

No doubt with great ambiance, services and great food quality that they have that won them this award. Surely its one of the restaurant that I have been recommending my friend even before I am witting this.

*Pork Free

Location:
WIP @ Bangsar Shopping Centre
Lot G111, Ground Floor, Bangsar Shopping Centre
285 Jalan Maarof, Bukit Bandar Raya
59000 Kuala Lumpur

Tel:             +603 2094 1789       / 2789 (for reservations)

Fax: +603 2094 3789

Website: www.wip.com.my

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