Sunday, August 28, 2016

The Berlin KL @ Tun H.S. Lee, Chinatown

Lass' sie nach Berlin kommen: Inspired by the grit & glitz of the German capital, this new hidden bar founded by Berlin-born Natalie Kniese offers a slice of gem├╝tlichkeit in KL's bustling Chinatown. Look for the little red door inside Agosto Guest Door.

 The Berlin transports us to a world of its own, defined by neon-lit atmospherics that furnish a frisson of excitement, Bogart film posters from the early 1940s (including the quintessential World War II classic Casablanca), & graffiti galore to explore (check out the bathroom walls), charged with eye-catching edginess that melds the sensibilities of names like Fassbinder & Kraftwerk.

 Cocktails showcase a smattering of Berlin-linked themes: The Brandenburg (RM36) combines Germany's Jagermeister with triple sec, pineapple juice, fresh lemon juice & passion fruit syrup, while The JFK (RM38) relies on a base of Irish cream in a nod to the Irish-Catholic American president who delivered the Ich Bin Ein Berliner speech in West  Berlin in 1963. And while currywurst isn't available (The Berlin has limited kitchen facilities), diner-style hot dogs are. Here, we really are all Berliners.

The Berlin
208 Jalan Tun H.S. Lee, Kuala Lumpur. Tel: 03-2022-2111
Mon & Wed, 4pm-12am; Thurs-Sat, 4pm-2am; Sun, 12pm-1am. Will remain open this week on Merdeka eve.

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Saturday, August 27, 2016

The Fish Bowl Poke Shop @ Bandar Sunway

The Fish Bowl represents the Klang Valley's most full-hearted poke bowl initiative so far - its young founders seem to have captured the spirit & substance of the Hawaiian-inspired raw seafood salads that have become a global gastronomic attraction, paying admirable attention to freshness & flavour across a satisfyingly extensive stable of produce.



The process for ordering your poke will require some contemplation: First, choose a base (we like the brown rice, but others might prefer the white rice or baby greens), then four predominantly vegetable-based sides (cucumber, carrots, onions, shallots, red radish, edamame, corn, cherry tomatoes, mango, pineapple, almonds or walnuts), followed by an ocean-sourced protein - here's where things get interesting, with multiple varieties of cubed marinated salmon (shoyu, kaffir lime or sriracha), tuna (shoyu, kaffir lime or shoyu chilli) & shrimp (garlic) - plus as many toppings as you want (green onions, pickled ginger, wasabi, ebiko, chilli flakes, furikake, seaweed flakes, sesame seeds, fried garlic chips, fried shallots) & a sauce (mild or super-spicy sriracha, shoyu mix, garlic or lime aioli) as well as optional premium add-ons (salmon skin, avocado or poached egg).





 The poke earns solid marks for preparation & proportions, with each serving fully heaped with no shortage of pleasures, including well-seasoned sashimi-grade seafood & kitchen-crafted sauces, capably balanced & easy to enjoy, with wholesome nuances. It's RM17.90 for a basic bowl plus a beverage; if you're a hearty eater, upsize the poke for an extra RM6.





 All in all, a strong start for a place with plenty of potential. Expect The Fish Bowl to soon also introduce preset poke recipes for the convenience for customers ordering in a hurry. You should be hearing much more about this poke shop in the near future.






The Fish Bowl Poke Shop
77, Jalan PJS11/9, Bandar Sunway, Petaling Jaya, Selangor. Daily, 10am-10pm. Tel: 03-5612-9992


The Eat Drink KL mobile app is now available, connecting restaurants & customers to promote a positive spirit of community.
Every restaurant on this app rewards users with a 6 percent discount, instantly & conveniently, everyday, all day long. 
In return, users share photos of their experiences at these eateries, creating a new community of restaurant lovers.
For every transaction, at least RM0.10 will be channelled to a charity of the month.

Stay up to date: The Eat Drink KL newsletter is sent by email to subscribers every Monday; it's the Klang Valley's foremost weekly round-up of new restaurant openings, F&B promotions & other tasty tidbits.
Subscribe to Eat Drink KL Weekly for free via this following link: 
Note to subscribers on Gmail: The newsletter may be in the Promotions folder of your inbox.

Check out the latest edition of Eat Drink KL: 100 Favourites, featuring 100 recommended restaurants. This eBook is available to read or download at this link: http://issuu.com/eatdrinkkl/docs/ebook



Buckle your seatbelts: Eat Drink KL is partnering with Uber to take restaurant lovers on new adventures across KL & Selangor!
If you haven't used Uber yet, it's time to begin! For new users, just follow the steps below to redeem free rides:
1. Download the Uber app from the App Store, Play Store or Windows Store - and register your Uber account.
2. Apply the code EATDRINKKL as your first promotional code & you'll receive 2 Free Rides worth RM30 each.
3. Request a ride through the app and ride for free to any destination (with two ride values of up to RM30 each).
Check out EAT DRINK, a new F&B website jointly run by The Expat Group (TEG) & Eat Drink KL. This website features all of our up-to-date reviews, plus exclusive weekly articles & a searchable database on restaurants in KL & Selangor: EatDrink.my