Friday, 30 October 2015

Slappy Cakes, Publika Solaris Dutamas

A new pancake shop is in town! Located in Publika Solaris Dutamas, Slappy Cakes sets to bring the trend of breakfast food to a whole new level.
Slappy Cakes started off as a family owned & operated restaurant in Portland in 2009. Fast forward to present, Slappy Cakes has been featured nationally on The Cooking Channel, Rachael Ray, Women's Day Magazine, and was awarded the title of "America's Best" by Food Network's Alton Brown as one of America's top ten destinations.

This renowned pancake shop has since expanded world wide to Japan, Philippines, Singapore and is finally available here in Publika, Kuala Lumpur!
Slappy Cakes' main selling point would be their DIY PANCAKES! Besides offering ready-to-order pancakes with various toppings and condiments to choose from, customers can flaunt their creativity by mixing & matching their favourite batter & toppings , and construct their own pancakes!

Customers can choose from 4 different pancake batter: Whole Wheat, Buttermilk, Chocolate & Peanut Butter batter. All pancake batter are priced at RM12 except buttermilk batter which is priced at RM9. All batter are made from scratch daily and filled in these squeezy bottles which are easy to handle and mess-free.
White Chocolate Chips, Lemon Curd & Strawberries 
Blueberries, Homemade Cinnamon Cream & Strawberry Jam
Prices of toppings & condiments varies from RM3-3.50. Slappy Cake array of toppings & condiments would be a delight to everyone - from sweet toppings like ice-cream & chocolate chips, savoury toppings like mushroom, cheese & sausages to the healthier options like fruits & nuts.

Once you've selected your batter & topping, it's time to have some fun! See how easy it is to maneuver around with the squeezy bottle!
When bubbles start to form around the edge of your pancake, it indicates the flip side of the pancake is cooked and you are free to flip your pancake! Fret not if you didn't flip the pancake on time - your pancake will never be burn thanks to the innovating technology of the pancake grill.

The softness of your pancake depends on how long you cook your pancake - the longer you cook your pancake, the chewier the texture becomes. So if you prefer a pancake with a soft and spongy texture make sure it isn't cooked on the grill for too long!
Cat-shape pancake!
Bow tie, flower, bear paw & star! 
A slice of cake pancake topped with blueberry and strawberry jam 
Doraemon Pancake !
At Slappy Cake, you'll be able to unleash your inner artist & creativity. Slappy Cake's DIY pancake is definitely suited for all age, both kids and adults alike. We had such a great time "drawing" and flipping our pancakes. The non-stick pan was perfectly foolproof & great for pancake flippin' - the pancake will never get stuck to the pan! The mess-free & stick-free concept here makes it great for kids to unleash their creativity too.
Homemade Granola RM15
Homemade granola served with fresh fruits & greek yoghurt.
Besides pancakes, Slappy Pancakes offers a decent selections of all-day breakfast too! I loved the granola here - topped generously with fruits, the granola serves as a satisfying yet guilt-free dessert/meal.
Slappy Benedict RM23
Sauteed spinach, mushroom & turkey bacon with roasted garlic & sundried tomatoes topped with two poached eggs & Hollandaise sauce on homemade English muffins, served with a side of crispy cubed potatoes.
Salmon Aglio Olio RM22
Spaghetti cooked with cubed salmon, sweet basil, olive and chili flakes.
Besides pancakes & all-day breakfast, Slappy Cakes also serve all-day dining food such as pastas and chicken chops!

Verdict: If you're looking for a fun & vibrant place to dine in & have fun with your friends and family at the same time, Slappy Cakes would definitely be the place to be.

Slappy Cakes
A3-G2-3A, Solaris Dutamas,
No1, Jalan Dutamas 1, 1,
50480 Kuala Lumpur,
Malaysia

Business Hours:
Monday - Friday 9am - 9pm
Saturday - Sunday 8.30am - 9.30pm

Contact Number: 03-6211 9949Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/slappycakesmalaysia
Website: http://www.slappycakes.com/

Saturday, 24 October 2015

Pince & Pints, Jalan Telawi 5 Bangsar

Pince & Pints Restaurant and Bar, the quintessential destination for affordable lobster feasting, opened its first outlet in Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur on the 9th of October 2015.

Pince & Pints Restaurant and Bar was founded in Singapore, first opening its doors in 2014. After much success since launching the flagship outlet, Kuala Lumpur is Pince & Pints’ first expansion overseas
Photo Credit: Wen Li

Pince & Pints Kuala Lumpur is a 55-seater restaurant in the bustling foodie precinct of Bangsar (Jalan Telawi 5, located just next to Ril's Steakhouse), presenting incomparable affordable prices for fresh, quality lobsters.

Pince & Pints Kuala Lumpur combines the rustic charm of lobster houses in New England with the polished sophistication of city life that consists of an elegant mix of marble, walnut timber finish, bronze mirrors and copper detailing. Diners can also look forward to see one of Malaysia’s most celebrated artists, Ahmad Zakii Anwar’s lobster inspired artwork that will be featured in the restaurant.

Photo Credit: Wen Li
Wild-caught lobsters are air flown live from the waters of Boston, Maine and Canada twice a week to Pince & Pints’ own holding facility with specifically tuned-in conditions to maintain the freshness of each lobster. 

No lobster stays more than 7 days in the restaurant to ensure that the lobsters served are always top quality – meaty, juicy and fresh.

All food items on the menu are priced at a standard RM158++, and every dish comprises of a whole lobster portion (approx 600-650g). As for now, Pince & Pints only have five (5) food item on their menu to ensure the quality and standard are uphold. 

The Lobster Roll 
Hearty chunks of fresh lobster meat tossed in mayonnaise and salt, stuffed in a “top split” homemade bun, and served with straight cut fries with skin, garlic aioli and house salad.

A signature at Pince & Pints Restaurant and Bar: steamed, then marinated with mayonnaise and salt. The iconic “top split” homemade bun is generously spread with butter before pan-frying, which makes the roll light and crispy with an aromatic richness. Stuffed with hearty chunks of the natural sweetness of the meat (using a whole lobster and the claw) and coated with chopped chives, the dish is then served with a side of straight cut fries with skin and salad with the restaurant’s own house dressing of sour cherry balasmic vinaigrette.
Chili Lobster with Mantou 
An homage to its Singaporean roots, a special house blend chili gravy envelopes a whole portion of fresh lobster and is served with a side of mantou (fried buns), the perfect pillows to soak up the mouth-watering sauce
With slighty more tart and sweeter than the chili sauce used for crabs, roma tomatoes, ginger, lemon grass, garlic, and egg are added to the chili sauce (a special house blend). The sauce delivers its singular, delicious punch with mantou (fried buns) – providing as the perfect pillows to soak up the mouth-watering gravy.
Whole Live Lobster (Grilled) 
A whole portion of lobster, grilled to perfection, and ready to be dunked in the homemade herbed butter sauce, served with straight cut fries with skin and house salad. The grilled/steamed is the best ways to fully appreciate and experience the natural sweetness and freshness of lobsters.

The grilled version comes with mesclun salad tossed in sour cherry and balsamic vinaigrette, herbed butter and straight cut fries with skin.

Whole Live Lobster (Steamed) 
And for the steamed version, the live lobster is steamed in salted water and olive oil (a classic New England technique) to enhance the natural taste of the sea; the perfect option for those wanting to ‘eat clean’. Served with addictive Garlic Alioli sauce which tempts you to go for seconds!
Lobster Noodles (exclusive to Pince & Pints Kuala Lumpur) 
Large chunks of shell-on lobster stir-fried with scallions and ginger in a lightly seasoned sauce atop freshly made egg noodles, and served with chili oil.
The noodles were springy and flavourful. Each slurp was packed with the natural sweetness of the lobster, plus some "wok hei" for the extra kick.

Expect an array of sweet, sour, bitter and dry cocktails, boutique wines from all over the world, artisanal beers and handcrafted mocktails here at Pince & Pints. Whether you're looking for the perfect cocktail to start your meal, or a dessert-like concoction to relish after satisfying your lobster cravings, the cocktails served here at Pince & Pints will further excite and tantalize the tastebuds and dining experience.
WHITE – DOMAINE ANDRE-MICHEL BREGEON ((RM32 Glass | RM133 Cafafe | RM192 Bottle)
Muscadet Sevre-et-Maine, Sur Lie from Loire, France of vintage 2013, Melon de Bourgogne
Photo Credit: Wen Li
Bed of Roses RM45
Rose liqueur, vodka, fresh lime and lemon, lychee juice and sugar.
Photo Credit: Wen Li
500 Days of Summer RM50
Gin, Fresh Lemon, Lime and Mint with homemade melon soda
Photo Credit: Wen Li
Mariachi Sidewalk RM36
Tequila, Fresh Watermelon, Agave Nectar and Elder Flower syrup.

Verdict: Really good, fresh & quality lobster dishes & cocktails! Come for the food, stay for the drinks!

Pince & Pints
No 32 Jalan Telawi 5,
Bangsar Baru 59100 Kuala Lumpur

Business Hours:
Monday to Friday: 5.30pm to 11.30pm
Saturday to Sunday: 11.30am to 11.30pm

Contact Number: +603 2201 3233
Email: reservations@pinceandpints.com.my
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pinceandpintskl

Friday, 23 October 2015

BWB Flaming on the Table, Desa Sri Hartamas

Fancy setting a dish on fire? No, really....
BWB Flaming on the Table will set fire to your dishes!

BWB Flaming on the Table was formally known as BWB Yakitori Bar, until the owner decided to spice some things up and introduce a whole range of new & unique food item into the menu.

I was given the chance to sample their new menu, which offers an extensive range of Japanese fusion food specially curate to please one's taste buds.
Tri Specie RM30
Sampler of BWB's best-selling appetizer featuring marinated jelly fish , tiny octopus  & tubor shell
Salted Shrimp RM12
Mini shrimp coated with flour, deep fried into perfection
Secco Seppia RM12
Dried squid marinated & grilled to perfection. A sweet & savoury snack perfect to go along with a cold beer.
Grilled Octopus with Kimchi 
Piccante Mussels RM18
Mussels cooked in Mariana sauce
Oyster Box RM6 each
Oyster embedded in smooth silky tofu, coated with bread crumbs & mould into a shape of a ball, deep fried to golden perfection.
Sizzling Seafood RM30
Prawn, Salmon & Squid on a sizzling pan drizzled with homemade spicy & tangy sauce.
Chicky Corn RM12
Deep fried chicken karage topped with cheese.
Beef Roll RM24 
Thin melt-in-mouth slice of wagyu wrapped with enoki mushroom, served with spicy wasabi sauce.
Funky Fried RM20
A mixture of shredded yam, sweet potatoes, onions & carrots, coated & deep fried into golden perfection.
Knuckle Bun RM10 each
Roasted Pork Knuckles sandwiched in between fried mantao. The fried mantao absorbs the sweet & savoury sauce from the pork knuckle, creating a crunchy on the outside, fluffy and flavourful on the inside.
Piccolo Pizza RM4 each
Mini thin & crunchy toasted tortilla topped with juicy sauteed mushroom, melted cheese & ebiko
Vegetables skewer: Asparagus RM4, Leeks RM4, Okra RM4, Garlic RM4, Shitake RM4
The vegetables were grilled perfectly, with the aromatic smoky BBQ taste lingering on my taste buds as I take a bite of the vegetables.
Wagyu RM16 & Yakitori RM5 Skewer
Tebasaki RM8 (chicken wings), Tsukune RM10 (Meatballs), Sunagimono RM4 (gizzard)
Oyster Aglio RM15, Shishamo RM4, Ebininiku RM10
Oyster Aglio features baked oyster with creamy aglio & bacon flake topping.

And now....*drumrolls* featuring BWB Flaming on the Table house specialties - the flaming series!
Crazy Cow RM48
Flaming Wagyu A2, served with vegetables.
Feast your eyes as the staff set your dish ablaze. Get your camera ready for a spectacular view as the flame only lasts for about 10 seconds!

Ocean on Fire RM65
Ocean trout, Scallops & Prawn.
I did not detect any unpleasant burnt taste despite the food being set on fire. Portion is huge enough for two small eater to share!
Oink Oink on Burning RM42(S) RM55(L)
Flaming Pork Ribs

BWB clearly puts in a lot of effort in platting their dishes 

Wake up Sheepy RM48
Flaming New Zealand Grain-fed Lamb Belly

Angry Bird RM35
Flaming drum stick

Verdict: Decent fusion Japanese fare. The variety of food served here is impressive and will please even the pickiest eater! Don't miss out on their flaming variety!

BWB Flaming On The Table
No. 8, Jalan 27 / 70A,
Desa Sri Hartamas,
50480 Kuala Lumpur

Business Hours:
12pm-12am Daily

Contact Number: 0362063800
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BWB-Flaming-On-Table-1632431673704148
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