Friday, December 16, 2016

The Red Beanbag @ Publika - Australian inspired cafe

22 May 2015 - It was a hype where everyone online start to blog and write about The Red Bean Bag at Publika. So, I thought I go there myself to give a try on their food, to see how great it was.

Pretty much we know that nowadays the cafe modern design will be the same. The classic or some of us will say as minimalist as possible, with less money spent much on the floor or the wall. probably the whole outlet layout and the crowd flow will be more important. everything pretty much concrete.

The only outstanding part would be the bean bags hung on the wall of the kitchen, where you can see the chefs working on your food. Jeez, by the way, I feel pity with the chefs, although you might comment on the hygiene, kitchen set up, able to see the chefs face to face. Don't you think this kind of appeal might be stressful for the workers sometimes?

Well, the menu is pretty simple - 2 pages is all you got. given the 'light' and 'dark' side as it written, choices of starters, light meal, sweet treats, all day brunch, and some hearty meal (not really a proper main course). It is a cafe anyway.

Time for a cuppa cappuccino. As mentioned in their website, guess that was the talk of the town - when theOur head barista, Jason Loo, leads the team with our beloved Red Mean Machine (Nuova Simonelli Aurelia T3). The baker-turned-barista was crowned Malaysia’s Barista Champion in 2013/2014. Their coffee beans are imported from Australia, but as you can see in the photo, it was quite a 'dark' side, as in quite bitter and strong caffeine for me.

I ordered their salmon chowder RM 16, with onions, carrots, celery and potatoes. Oh ya, knowing this is the weekday lunch time, I had waited probably at least 30 minutes to have the salmon chowder. It was too hot when it was served to me, making me frustrated to even continue enjoying it. However, it was not a big exclaimed finest food as it recommended by the staff.

My review: Pretty disappointed, despite all the viral sharing online saying how great and awesome The Red Beanbag is, over exaggeration I believe.


The Red Beanbag @ Publika

Opening hours: Mon - Thurs 10am - 6pm; Fri-Sun 9:30am - 10pm

Add: A4-1-08, Solaris Dutamas, Jalan Dutamas 1, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Call 03-2633 5030

Google Map:

The BARN Wine Bar (1 Mont Kiara) - Awesome Big Breakfast or Brunch

23 May 2015 - We have just finished with my boy modeling audition and was hunting for late brunch at 1 Mont Kiara. Finally, we decided to go to The BARN Wine Bar.

The design was simply chic, spacious and welcoming. Wall built up with bricks, followed by wooden tables, chairs, and sofa bench. Oh well, some simple defined quotes or eye-catching photos to decorate the wall.

Nah, we are not that crazy for drinking at the bar at such a late morning cues, but you will definitely be able to find your right alcohol companion as per the bar display, don't ya think?

Time for wine! As per their tagline in their facebook page, get all the finest selection of old and new world wines from all over the world. Does this mean they have all the wine collection all gather at here? Well, it could be!

Extremely cold when you go into the wine cellar/ wine shop.

Alright, foodie time. Cappucino with love by the barista. I would say this is foamy, creamy rich flavour. However, I recalled that the temperature is way too hot, seems not ideal for the cappuccino.

Here comes the big breakfast set - Everything melts in the mouth just fine. given the scrambled eggs, grilled pork sausage, grilled bacon, sauteed mushrooms, potatoes, and served with two garlic breads, I would definitely ask for the second plate if I am still able to stuff more food in my stomach. But, with such a huge portion, it takes probably 2 person (small eaters) to share this big breakfast. all being well done, no complaint on their breakfast set at all.

My food review: Well, you heard me, although I didn't come here for the wine, but the food quality is definitely worth a try.


The BARN Wine Bar

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Add: 1 Jalan Kiara, Mont Kiara, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Call: 03-6211 5620
Opening hours: Everyday, Mon - Sun 11am - 1am

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