Showing posts with label Solaris. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Solaris. Show all posts

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Publika Food : MANDALA Cafe & Bar @ Solaris Dutamas Publika


MANDALA Cafe & Bar @ Solaris Dutamas Publika is one the latest nightspots for some get together. With a nice and subtle ambience serving an array of western delights; while offering a selection of wine at an affordable price would make it an ideal place to catch up with family and friends without the noisy atmosphere of most common bars.


MANDALA Cafe & Bar is located at D3-G3-8, Solaris Dutamas, No.1, Jalan Dutamas 1 and its operating hours is from 11.00 am- 1.00am. For more information on its promotion; you can check out MANDALA Cafe & Bar Facebook page or call them at +603- 6419 0382.


There are many bars and drinking spots at Solaris Dutamas Publika but MANDALA stands out as it provides a comfortable place to have a nice meal while enjoying slow music while sipping your favourite wine or cocktails catching up with friends and business associates. 


Don't be surprised if you see celebrities frequenting MANDALA Cafe & Bar; the likes of Dato Jimmy Choo 


and Dato Lee Chong Wei.


If you require a private dining environment, there is one VIP room that you can book to entertain your VIP guest or to host private events.


Our night started with the sampling of a few cocktails drinks before our meals the first of which is the Blue Lagoon


followed by the Sex On The Beach


and end with Pink Mandala


Our dinner started with the order of 2 appetizers; the first of which is the Fried Chicken Wings (RM18.00); we love the crispy and crunchy skin that still crackles with a nice evenly coated honey and topped with sesame seed.


followed by the Tom Yum Popcorn Chicken (RM16.00). For me, I would have loved it for a  stronger Tom Yam taste for this. Fried to a nice crunch, both of these appetizers are a great pairing to our cocktail drinks.


The first main dish to arrive at our table is the Black Angel Pasta With Grilled Chicken (RM18.00) which comes with a nice fragrant aroma of herbs and garlic.  


The next dish is my favourite of the night which is the Lemon, Garlic and Butter Mussels (RM33.00) when ordering this dish make sure you scoop up the sauce with the toasted bread. it has a strong citrusy flavour and taste that lingers in your mouth. The Green mussels were very fresh and you can taste the slight saltiness from each bite of the mussels. 


The other crowd favourite is the Grilled Chicken With Buttermilk Sauce RM20.00, as the chicken meat has a strong infused flavour from the seasoning that was used to marinate the chicken. The buttermilk sauce has a tinge of spiciness and a balance buttery taste.  This dish is served with refreshing garden green which is topped with a sesame dressing.


One of the favourite dish served at MANDALA is the Golden Soft Shell Crab Spaghetti (RM28.00). At Mandala, this dish is served with the full-size soft shell crab. The Chef has added a slightly spicy taste to this dish. If you are not the spicy type, please order it with a tone down version of the spicy level.


For fans of Pizza, there are 4 types of Pizza that are served at the restaurant. For tonight our choice was for the Pepperoni Pizza (RM18.00). Pizzas that are served here are thin crust.


Complimenting our main dishes are the Red Wine which is Chateau Haut Riot Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 (France) while our White Wine for the night is Chateau Haut Riot Sauvignon Blanc 2016 (France).


We had 2 desserts to end our dinner; the first of which is the Chocolate Lava Cake with Ice Cream RM16.00.


While the second dessert is the Rich Chocolate Brownie RM16.00


There is an ongoing promotion at MANDALA Cafe & Bar, do check it out on their facebook page.

1. Free Cocktail for ladies
- Valid from 15th January 2018 until 13th February 2018
- Ladies have to LIKE MANDALA Facebook Page, CHECK IN during the visit and showed to our staffs to get the COMPLIMENTARY cocktail
- 3 types of cocktail to choose, Blue Lagoon, Pink Mandala, Sex On The Beach
- Each lady is only entitled to ONE complimentary cocktail

2. Free appetizer when 4 pax & above dine in MANDALA
- Valid from 15th January 2018 until 13th February 2018
- When 4 pax and above dining in MANDALA, all guests have to LIKE our Facebook page and show to our staff to enjoy a plate of complimentary appetizer of the day
- One complimentary appetizer for single receipt


MANDALA Cafe & Bar Location Address Map

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Publika Solaris | Mono Coffee | Opening of An Artisan Coffee & Kitchen Mont Kiara Review Best Restaurant


Coffee lovers are now spoilt for choices as recently the trend to start artisan cafe which brews some of the best of best coffee is mushrooming in the Kuala Lumpur. Best Restaurant To Eat was invited to the Opening of the 1st Mono Coffee located at A2,G2-3A, Publika Shopping Gallery, Jalan Dutamas 1, Solaris Dutamas, Kuala Lumpur.


On entering Mono Coffee Publika Solaris, you will be greeted to a comfortable reception, with a soft lighting that exudes the feel of a relaxing atmosphere and ambience.


Their inhouse blend named "Monian" is a blend from 3 beans which is the Brazil Yellow Bourbon, Guatemala Antigua and Sumatra Lintong to provide an exquisite taste of coffee.


One of the coffee serves here is hand brewed; using the Red Cherry Utopian beans, which has a strong aroma and fragrant topped with a latte art; is a way to enjoy the natural brewing of the beans while been captivated by the fragrant of these freshly brewed coffee.


As with any cafe, the emphasis is on some of the complimentary dishes to the artisan coffee; the first of which is the Stack IT.


which is a 3 piece pancake, served with crispy beef bacon, with an inhouse made maple peanut butter sauce that blended perfectly with the soft fluffy pancake topped with butter syrup and roasted tomatoes.


Next, we had the Pods & Chicken Salad, which is a very healthy option as a salad; considering the chef has chosen to lavishly use multiple type of beans which include edamame, chick pea, french beans and cannelini beans


topped with grilled chicken, feta cheese and a lemon grain dressing.


Lastly is the Beef and Hashed Benedict which is loaded with corned beef, grated potatoes, a poached egg and garnished with sprinkles of pea sprout on a spiced hollandaise sauce, which unfortunately yours truly did not get to taste it?


Now, if you happen to be near Mont Kiara or at Publika and yearn to get your fix of caffeine, you might want to check out the Mono Coffee at Publika Solaris Dutamas out.

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Monday, October 6, 2014

PRETZ n BEANZ Cafe @Solaris Mont Kiara - Malaysia First Pretzels Pizza Review


They are not many restaurant specializing in Pretzel in Malaysia, one such restaurant that was started 2 months ago is PRETZ n BEANZ Café @Solaris which is located strategically at 22, Jalan Solaris 4, Solaris Mont Kiara, Kuala Lumpur, which its’ primary highlights is to bring you all food made from PRETZELS.


The design décor has a casual and relax setting, where different patrons can choose the different areas like al-fresco, sofa set and dining style table for the meals. It is also decorated with aesthetic pieces of inspiration and motivation poster around the cafe. 


PRETZ n BEANZ Café @Solaris is fast becoming a favourite everyday café where they serve a huge variety of food besides PRETZELS for all-day dining.


Well, you may have guessed it, that PRETZ means PRETZELS while 


BEANZ here means coffee beans. To ensure they are able to deliver one of the best latte in town, the beans are purchased on a weekly cycle to ensure that they get supplies which are freshly roasted. The coffee are then freshly brewed at a slightly lower boiling degree as, if the water is too hot, it will cause the loss of quality in the coffee taste.


At PRETZ n BEANZ @Solaris Mont Kiara the key motivation is 

LOVE LIFE - LOVE COFFEE - LOVE FOOD


To start off our night, we had my favourite FILLED PRETZEL, which was an in-house developed filling i.e. SWEET POTATO PRETZEL


Eaten hot, you can taste the natural sweetness of the sweet potato with the melted cheese and the fluffy and soft baked pretzel all blended together in perfect harmony with every bite.


This was followed by the CINNAMON SUGAR PRETZEL 


It has a light sugary taste and strong cinnamon flavours and it is simply deliciously done.These pretzels are oven baked, so it is not oily at all, unlike those that are deep fried i.e. a much more healthy option.


and lastly we had, the BASIL CHEESE PRETZEL which was very crusty on the outside and soft on the inside. The generous amount of cheese was evident in that, it has a smoky cheesy taste and fresh sweet basil all in one. 


Next, we had the PRETZEL PIZZAS, which the base dough is made from pretzel unlike the other most flour base dough which gets hard pizza crust after awhile. The advantage of using pretzel as the dough, is it tends to be crisp on the outside and soft and fluffy on the inside. This will make the pizza crust still maintaining that quality even though it is left for a couple of hours.


The first Pretzel Pizza which was one of their signature pretzel pizzas, we had for the night was HOT PEPPER CHILLI CHICKEN PRETZEL PIZZA. The  hand pressed pretzel pizza dough with is prepared fresh daily was not overly oily and garnish with a lot of fresh toppings


Words of mine cannot do justice for this pastry so you really have to experience how sensational this pretzel pastry was. Each bite has its own distinctive peppery flavors that to tantalise the taste buds


The next pretzel pizza we had was the AL-FUNGHI PRETZEL PIZZA - using fresh mushroom,  green and red peppers and black olives, and topped with a layer of cheese, it is a splendid display of the choices of ingredients to feast our eyes and stomach.


. The olive was also not of the type that is too soft and still have that crunch and feel of preserve black olives. The secret for the plain looking mushroom pizzas lies with the use of freshest ingredients.


To wash down this wonderful PRETZEL and PRETZEL PIZZA is the CAFÉ LATTE, the Latte had a strong freshly roasted coffee aroma and a tinge of sweetness in the coffee. Sipping the latte, after every bite of the pretzel was very satisfying to my taste bud.


We then proceeded with some pasta dishes which the first one was the DORY FISH WITH SOUR CREAM PASTA - The dory fish fillet was lightly seasoned with salt and deep fried at high temperature to give it a crusty layer while maintaining a succulent meat inside. 


Eaten with the special rich sour cream sauce, which has a strong overdose of cheese, it was a nice combination with the spaghetti. 


Next, we had the SAMBAL SEAFOOD PASTA which is for seafood lovers. Its' sauce which comes with a spicy aroma of sambal is very intoxicating and the spice level was just right. 


The fragrance from the aromatic spices just permeates through & the taste of the fresh kai lan used to cooked with these pasta have a crunchy feel and was the perfect combination with the pasta and sambal sauce.


This is one of the dishes from the breakfast menu i.e. the ROYAL SALMON EGG BENEDICT -  The dish is very pleasing to the eye and have gained popularity due to the BIG breakfast trends. 

This is a very challenging dish to prepare as the egg Benedict have to be at that particular texture and not over or under cooked. It has to be a perfectly runny egg.


The generous serving of smoked salmon which is slightly salty goes well with the fresh garden green salad that comes with the dish.and is pretty reasonable price.


And for desserts, we had the CARAMEL BUTTER THICK TOAST, you get a mountain of super smooth whipped cream top with caramel butter.


The silky whipped cream tasted like ice-cream with a tinge of sweetness from the caramel, while the thick toast which was crisp adds a new dimension to the overwhelming satisfaction to end this marvellous review.


To continue serving great food, it is the philosophy of PRETZ n BEANZ @Solaris Mont Kiara to constantly get valuable feedbacks from customers to position their signature products to the market. If you are one of those late night people, you can get this late night snack as they are opened up to 12am on weekend and public holiday.