Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Kaiju Company @ APW Bangsar

Enter the Dragon: Kaiju Company rampages into APW Bangsar this month, powered by a hybrid of mainly Japanese & Thai gastronomic inspirations, unleashed under the spectacle of a 30-metre origami dragon that's lit up like a lantern after sundown.

The playful selection of wild-card creations, ranging from rice & salad bowls to pasta platters, strives to show reverence for fresh, fun & feisty flavours: Tender tuna tataki topped with a sauce of green chillies & yuzu makes for the ideal introduction, followed by tangy-spicy pasta with prawns, minced lamb & cheese sprinklings in a lime-based sauce, intended to evoke the soulfulness of Bangkok's street food (RM28), & a seared salmon salad tossed with avocados in chilli-sesame dressing (RM22).

If you need fuss-free warm fare, the Hawaiian Kaiju Rice should hit the spot for sheer comfort, comprising a chicken patty with runny fried egg & mushrooms in Japanese curry (RM26), coupled with moist Okinawan-influenced bittergourd omelette with cubed duck (RM18). An amuse bouche of pickled radish with wasabi-smeared octopus might set the stage for a visit here, with sake cocktails, laced with lemongrass, asam boi, Ribena or lemonade with black pepper (RM20 each), to lubricate the meal.

Kaiju Company
Paper Plates, APW Bangsar, Jalan Riong, Kuala Lumpur. 
Currently open daily for lunch & dinner (day off to be determined later).

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.

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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).
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Little Collins Cakery

Everyone's eyes lit up when we received Little Collins' cakes. The praise was unanimous; these were beautifully crafted cakes, beyond question, well worth admiring for the attention to detail - we couldn't wait to taste them. It reminded us of how cakes made us feel when we were much younger, when the sight of a birthday cake, draped in fluffy, colourful frosting, would make the children squeal & huddle excitedly around the table in anticipation as the adults cut thick, creamy slices to pass around.

Little Collins started out in 2008 as one of Solaris Mont Kiara's earliest cafes, rolled together with a family-owned bakery & florist business. Founder Frances Voon has since revamped the venue to focus on cafe fare & sweet treats, with a new milestone this year - an online store from which customers can purchase party cakes & customised novelty cakes. Specialities include this Caramello, part of a Petite Party range that's meant to feed up to 15 persons, featuring a chocolate mud cake layered with salted caramel buttercream, garnished with pretzels & popcorn, plus a topper made by local creatives akudankraf. It's as unabashedly moist & rich-tasting as it looks - enjoy each mouthful & be liberated from the shackles of calorie-counting.

Littlecollinskl.com aims to be a one-stop source for your dream cakes, which might include interesting creations like this green tea sponge cake with custard cream & Korean red beans - the East Asian components of matcha & adzuki beans provide a wholesome uplift to this light, five-inch cake, for four to six persons. Little Collins' signature cakes seem well-thought-out enough that we'd be happy to leave the entire concept & execution to them, but customers who want more personalisation can walk into their Solaris Mont Kiara retail outpost to sample the cakes first-hand or book a consultation to build the ultimate cake.

The cakery's most popular offering is currently the Rainbow, with seven suitably hued layers of butter cake striped with buttercream & crowned with marshmallows - the fuss-free simplicity of this one's flavours & textures hark back to beloved, time-honoured classic cakes, boasting a fragrant, sumptuous freshness that's best savoured at room temperature.

With Christmas approaching, Little Collins' Nutella-inspired log cake might be the ideal festive dessert - this dense chocolate cake, layered with hazelnut mousse & blanketed in buttercream, Ferrero Rocher, macarons & strawberries, should bring extra merriment to any Yuletide celebration. And speaking of good cheer, Little Collins is offering a 20 percent discount to customers who use this promo code - eatdrinkkl - while shopping on their online store, littlecollinskl.com, in the spirit of giving & receiving.

From hefty cakes to dainty nibbles: Our Little Collins stash also included hand-made tarts with tasty house-made fillings, from banoffee to lemon meringue with luscious curd, chocolate to berry & cheese, each with clean, distinct & potent flavours. Many thanks to Little Collins for this feast of cakes.

Little Collins
Retail store: 17, Jalan Solaris 4, Solaris Mont Kiara, Kuala Lumpur. Daily, 9am-8pm. Tel: 03-62049986
Online store: www.littlecollinskl.com (use promo code eatdrinkkl for 20 percent discount)

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, with 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