Thursday, August 5, 2010

Desire @ The Manor

Hope springs eternal. Every time a new outlet opens at Asian Heritage Row, we wonder whether it'll be the one to return this once-booming enclave to its glory days.

Desire @ The Manor has garnered steady buzz in recent weeks; it's a good-looking club, shrugging off the sleaze that sometimes seems to stifle this street.

Chicken tikka, served sizzling with garlic bread & potato wedges. Chunky and tender meat, though thankfully, toned down in spiciness. We also loved the fluffy wedges, which tasted like natural potatoes and weren't greasy or salty like other versions.

Frittata (open omelet with beef bacon, turkey ham & veggies). Not shabby at all; warm, soft and flavorsome. We had to wait a bit for the food, but it's clear that everything is cooked to order.

Cajun chicken wings. Juicy and piping-hot, with a beautiful smokiness. Chicken wings don't get better than this. These items were from the snack selection, but a full dinner menu should be available soon.

Quick Fuck (baileys, midori, kahlua) & Long Island Iced Tea.

Dead Frog (midori melon, baileys, grenadine dash) & Black Forest (cherry brandy, kahlua, baileys). Gotta say, the drinks aren't particularly potent here.

Desire (vodka, rum, amaretto, sprite) & Mojito.

If you're having dinner here, start before 9pm, since the music gets loud after 11pm. We sat outside at the alfresco section, which was brighter, breezier and less rowdy.

Desire @ The Manor,
Asian Heritage Row.


  1. wah... nw maybe i shouldn't have declined the launch/food tasting invite tmw.... ;p

  2. tng: the food here is a pleasant surprise! i can't remember the last time i enjoyed chicken wings this much :D

  3. I never saw Asian Heritage Row as a sleazy place. LOL.

  4. The QF doesnt look very proportionate, where did the kahlua go? n the baileys look kinda "white" dont u think?

  5. michelle: it started out as a really cool place, but it's gone downhill in the last few years when the good restaurants closed and the bad clubs took over...
    joe: u're right! i just googled some images of what it's supposed to look like, and it should be more of three equal parts!
    pureglutton: yep, i've always been intrigued by the names they give cocktails and shots. there seem to be an endless variety :D

  6. Chicken wings are very difficult to mess up, especially when fried or BBQed. noted the Quick F***. what a name :P looks more like a lil glass of cendol 'tho. heheh. am wondering how the drink was inspired by the name.. :P
    ps: it's great to be back in KL! drop me a line soon-ish.

  7. got your addy. actually you could have clicked on my profile and you'll see how to drop me a line. best to edit your reply and avoid all the spam mail coming! cheers! :)

  8. elrond: oh yeah, forgot about that! good point. just deleted it and pasted the rest of the reply below :D
    Sean said...
    Elrond: I've been missing out on lots of great chicken wings then, cos I very rarely order it! Heh, yeah, there are a lot of x-rated cocktail names out there, but I guess they're just for fun .... Blow job, screaming orgasm, buttery nipple, cocksucking cowboy, etc. P.S. U're back! I actually don't have yr contact details, but feel free to mail me at XXXXXX

  9. But this place looks really posh! Hope it can survive. I rarely go to Heritage Row as I prefer Changkat BB better.

  10. eiling: yeah, changkat bb is what heritage row should strive to be! fewer clubs, more restaurants!