Monday, January 4, 2010

Reggae Bar @ Changkat Bukit Bintang


Reggae Bar's new two-story place at Changkat Bukit Bintang is more upmarket than its decade-old original outlet at Jalan Tun H.S. Lee. A boisterous bar on the ground floor is the focal point, but there's a dining hall upstairs that provides a more peaceful experience.


Customers who hate reggae won't have to worry about their ears bleeding; the music policy seems to be "something for everyone" _ this might be the only spot on this street that plays "Tennessee Waltz" and "Green Green Grass of Home."


The food here is billed as "modern European cuisine." We were surprised to see foie gras with pineapple on the menu, and even more stunned to receive two thick, well-prepared slabs of goose liver for what seemed like the price of one.


Baked Canadian cod. Moist, tender and fresh-tasting.


Barramundi stuffed with asparagus. Coated in a honey and hollandaise sauce that was a bit too rich and salty, overpowering the fish's natural sweetness.


Reggae Pasta (spaghetti with venus clams, salmon, scallops, squid & mushrooms in a light tomato sauce cooked in aluminum foil). A gigantic serving that could feed four. Better than expected; certainly good enough to rival similar versions offered at many KL Italian outlets.


Pan-seared salmon with crushed basil and lemon butter sauce. We were all fish-ed out by now, but this still proved succulent enough to recommend.


Reggae Tea Street Party (vodka, gin, rum, triple sec, tia maria, grand marnier, cranberry juice) and Rasta Dream Lovers (gin, midori, sweet and sour).


Dragon Fruit Mojito (rum, mint leaves, lime, palm sugar, dragon fruit, top-up soda) and Jamaican Despertador (tequila, grand marnier, grenadine, honey, cranberry juice).






Reggae Bar,
Changkat Bukit Bintang.
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16 comments:

  1. the foie gras totally won me over- but with pineapple? hmm.. interesting, how does it taste like?

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  2. augustdiners: a nice change from the poached pear, caramelized apples and grapes that usually accompany foie gras, but still has that fruity feel that goes so well with it :D

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  3. Whoopee, new profile pix for 2010. Hmmm, the food sounds interesting esp the foie gras paired with pineapple. Seems to be quite an emphasis on seafood here (except the foie gras).

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  4. I'll never get to try all the outlets on changkat bukit bintang if new outlets kept on springing up overnight. My friend might be opening another new outlet there! sigh...

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  5. boo: heh, actually it was our fault for ordering too much seafood. but the beef, lamb and chicken items looked kinda boring...
    eiling: the more the merrier! hope he's not opening an italian restaurant though! :D

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  6. weh hamsum.. nice to see your profile face in color.. whats more a blue tshirt eh.. very nice! :P
    i heard u've been to cilantro like 5 times. what are the 3 top must eats there? me and cumi planning to go (pls leave answer on my blog la, so i dont need scroll back.. at ur convenience of course:P) cheers mate

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  7. ciki: blue is the new pink! :D right, lemme try to remember and reply on your blog...

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  8. The ambiance looks quite nice. What's with the fish orders? I thought you like your red meat? ;)

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  9. bangsar-babe: yep, i'm as carnivorous as they come, but the meat dishes were kinda boring. steaks, lamb chops, roast chicken. zzzzzz...

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  10. no wonder you are looking at exotic meats la... apparently there's an outlet in Puchong that serves exotic meats!
    anyway, nice photo :P
    changkat bukit bintang is getting more and more happening eh?

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  11. leo: heheh, yep i'm actually planning to visit that puchong outlet later this month. hoping to eat some snakes and squirrels :D

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  12. Oh wow. Changkat's getting more exciting by the day. And with all the new meat eating places, hope it doesn't change it's name to Changkat Bukit BinAtang!

    Nice new profile picture!

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  13. qwazymonkey: heh, that name change would actually be appropriate, considering this street is full of party animals! :D oh, and thanks!

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  14. Sean, Snakes and squirrel??!! Yee haa,tag me along..Went to Puchong Lim not long ago..Tried civet, not too bad..

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  15. chloe: puchong lim, that's the one! i think they serve dog meat too :D

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  16. Yup yup...they have that =P (which happened to be in my 'to attempt' list as well) *think* many will be cursing us after reading this

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