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


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Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Marhaba Restaurant Publika Authentic Middle Eastern Yemeni Cuisine Review


I am not a big fan of Middle Eastern food as I was very concern about the gamey taste and too enriching dishes with dose of milk based dishes. Although skeptical, Best Restaurant To Eat went to taste this Middle Eastern Cuisine at Marhaba Restaurant located at D1- G4 -1, Publika Solaris Dutamas, No 1 Jalan Dutamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur.


When entering this restaurant it exudes an air of elegant as the place is very stylish decorated.

There are special private dining room that you can book for your special and private event and reservation are on a first come first serve basis without any additional cost.


It has an open areas where patron can enjoy the evening breeze while tasting and savouring these authentic Yemeni Cuisine. 


According to one of the owner, all its Chef at the Kitchen are all from Yemen. There are no changes or adaptation to local taste for all its dishes.


We were offered a special tea Shahnee Na' Na' which is concocted with a special mint that helps to whet your appetite before your meal. The tea drink has a very refreshing taste and aroma. 


We then started our food review with an appetizer which is Fatoush Salad that is topped with some fried Yemeni bread and served with green garden salad.


Next, was the arrival of a Mulauwah super large size Yemeni Bread which resembles a super size Naan bread. This can easily feed up to 10 person. As we were told this bread is a staple everyday food for the Yemenese.


To eat the bread, an order of sizzling and boiling hot Saltah Fahsha  - Sizzling Lamb cooked in fragrant Yemeni spices in a stone pot is eaten with the Mulauwah.


With the balance use of the spices, the lamb does not have any sign of gamey taste, which makes this dish very tasty and you guess it, we had it finish in less than a few minutes and a second order for this was in store.


Next, we had the Chicken Mandi which is steamed tender chicken with traditional Yemeni spices. The meat has a soft texture and was very well flavoured.


and followed by another chicken dish which is the Chicken Mazbi, which is a charcoal barbeque chicken cooked in a tandoor. 


Next, we had the Grilled King Fish


followed by the Grilled Prawns.


The Hummus that was served at the Marhaba has a very soft creamy base and is topped with olive oil.


The final main dish is the Lamb Hanith - the chef uses a very young lamb usually around 4 to 6 months old. The chosen parts are either the lamb ribs or the lamb shoulder. 


The lamb was first pre-cooked in a spice based soup and then grilled before being served. The result is that this lamb ribs that we had was succulent with a nice aroma while its meat was tender without any gamey smell. 


Served with the basmati rice, it was a very delicious tasty dish that had me going for second and third helping of this dish.


To end our meal, we had the Shahee Mula Ban Tea which is said to be good for the stomach after a hearty meal. After having the tea, we did feel not that bloated from the dishes that we had earlier.


At the end of dinner, my perception of Middle Eastern meal especially Yemeni have taken a new found taste as it was very delicious especially the Lamb dishes served at Marhaba Restaurant.

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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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