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Month: October 2023
Japanese rice bowl chain brand “Densetsu no Sutadon-ya” opened their first Malaysian outlet in Lot 10, KL earlier this month. Owned and operated by Antworks Co Ltd, Densetsu no Sutadon-ya started off in Tokyo in 1971 and now sells their signature dish in 198 outlets …
The rebranded Sixteen, formerly known as Lea Deux Garcon, has undergone a slight revision to adjust to younger inkling. There are more plants, the decor has adopted a more hipster appearance and the menu revamped to cater a working lunch crowd. Nice to know that mainstays like flaky Almond Croissant and Raisin Roll are still scrumptiously good.
Golden Harvest, two slabs of sweetcorn fritters with a rosette of smoked salmon and a poached egg, that came with pineapple salsa and chilli oil was a welcome difference the boring Big Breakfast menu. Otherwise, rice served almost pokebowl style take centrestage – red rice and basmathi rice amp up the healthy calorie quotient with Taste of Delhi, reminiscent of lamb briyani, coming up tops.
The Ayam Kesum Chilli was an interesting rendition with a Spanish rice together with tempeh, hardboiled egg, pineapple salsa, fried tofu and ulam (blanched long beans and raw local herbs) while Japanese-inspired Nippon – red rice with diced seared tuna, avocado, edamame, cucumber, Wakame, pickled ginger, spicy mayo and furikake along with mildly sweetish gyoza sauce was most likeable thanks to its play of textures.
Pomegranate seeds, honey soya sesame dressing with red rice, fried tofu, tempeh, wakame, edamame, black beans, lettuce and mushroom in a Buddha bowl offered the vegetarian option. As you know, I’m not big on rice, but if I had to, Sixteen would make a good choice.
Prices range from RM25 to RM35, and there’s the usual all day big breakfast menu too for those who want their sausages and eggs. At night, the menu is a little different with more protein on offer.
The cafe has made a point not to compete in the saturated market of fancy cakes, and has decided on an old school take with Scones – served with housemade Strawberry Jam and Cream, and Marble or Orange Cake. In the mad noise of KL’s cafe scene, Sixteen offers a nice change of pace and cozy respite.
add: 16, Jalan 2/109E, Desa Business Park, Taman Desa, Kuala Lumpur. tel: 03-7980 0200
Was invited to try the new dim sum menu by @orientalgroup and it was nice to see the Ming Room in its new digs after being refurbished. Was particularly impressed by the bamboo feature wall and the fancy washroom, akin to a swanky posh hotel! …
Was at a cool craft beer tasting and food pairing of Boston Brewing Co. recently. Most of us assumed the beer was from Boston, US coz of the name but it’s actually Australian!
An excellent offering of craft beers, Boston Brewing Co. was established in 2011. One of the first breweries in the Great Southern Region of Australia, it’s a 4.5 hours drive south-east of Perth in the country town of Denmark, Western Australia. It now also has a second venue in Victoria Park.
The brewery produces an extensive range and we had a chance to try 5 of them, starting with the Afterglose Raspberry glose. Well, 6 if you count Peaceful Bay, a very light Session Pale Ale (3.5%ALC) that went down smooth and very easily, a welcome soother after braving the mad traffic. The Afterglose Raspberry which had a touch of salt and a sourish edge rather than sweet, may not go down well with everyone but it was perfectly paired with the Sweet Chilli Chicken Wings. Probably one of the best pairing for the nite.
Boondie rye pale ale had a more familiar taste, lightly citrus with bitter finish and medium body, and washed down the Picanha Steak with Crispy Chat Potatoes and Grilled Asparagus, spring onion airlines splendidly.
Squeeze NEIPA (New England India Pale Ale) carried a nice lemony bouquet, mild bitter finish which can be deceiving as this hits at 6.5%ACL. Drink one too many and too fast, and you’re a goner! This went with Spanish tomato prawns with pineapple skewer.
The Persian lamb pot pie was paired with a lighter Great Southern IPA, a fair contrast against the heavy flavour of meat and herbs. Light tropical fruity with clean finish. The pot pie here was interesting too as it was closer to curry rather than English pie, boasting strong herbs and spices. One of rhe most popular GB around, Tingletop Ginger Beer, not too sweet compared to other versions and with 3.5%ALC to go with Spiced Apple Tarte Tartin and vanilla ice cream it can still make you tipsy!
Food was by @solh_kl
Thank you @Bostonbrewingco and @midiasiadrinks for hosting!