Thursday, December 2, 2010

Hex

PJ Trade Centre's transformation into a hub of watering holes is hitting full throttle.

The place that's gaining buzz for now is Hex, a spacious club with warm service and a wide menu. The pork burger here is nice and juicy, loaded with melted cheese & mushrooms and accompanied by thick, freshly fried potato wedges. But in terms of taste, this could almost be mistaken for a chicken patty.

We loved the beer-roasted chicken. Meaty, tender and flavorsome enough to banish all perceptions of fowl as an inferior substitute for beef and pork.

Alas, the mushroom 'cappuccino' soup wasn't rave-worthy. Piping-hot and reasonably aromatic, but nevertheless generic.

Spicy pork sausage linguine. Too oily to love, but garlicky enough to like. Note that customers at Hex can also order food from Mayfair next door, and vice versa.

The chicken & pineapple pizza is forgettable, but it'll work fine as a stomach-filler. Best to dine here before 10pm, when the club is still playing relatively mellow music (a mixed bag from the '80s and '90s, with everything from Lionel Richie to Oasis).

Daiquiri Floridita (rum, maraschino cherry liquor, lime, sugar) & Ginger Cosmo (vodka, triple sec, curacao, ginger juice, cranberry juice, lime, orange twist). Well-priced cocktails at only around RM20, but potent enough to satisfy.

Strangely empty? Yep, the scene at 9pm, before the clubbing crowd strikes.

Hex Sonic Room,
Menara Taiko, PJ Trade Centre, Damansara Perdana.
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33 comments:

  1. Pork burger and beer battered chic.. might jz be enough reason to head over here ;p

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  2. Tng: Yeah, keep it in mind if u're in the area! Damansara perdana is slowly turning into an interesting restaurant haunt...

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  3. Beer-roasted chicken... Yummy, haven't had that in ages. And speaking of substitutes of meat/flavours, I oughta be just thankful this doesn't taste like cockles. :P

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  4. Hmmmmm. So you can have dinner there then proceed to dance all the calories away? Cool. :)

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  5. it will take some more time before PJ Trade Centre gains recognition as the next IN thing :P
    for the moment.. Alive @ Sunway Pyramid is gaining all the publicities, right or wrong. lol!

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  6. lfb: you've probably guessed by now that i'm not an avid fan of beer for drinking, but when it's used for cooking ... yums. and ooh, a cockle burger. why hasn't anyone thought of THAT yet? i think mcdonald's would acquire a legion of new fans if it introduces a prosperity cockle burger next year :P
    j: hmmm, i wonder if i'd actually burn less calories compared to the rest of you since i have two left feet :D
    leo: oh ya, sunway pyramid has also become quite a hot spot for clubbers in the past two years. but the crowd there is probably too young for me, heheh...

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  7. McSeeHum? Oh now would be a good time to run for the hills...

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  8. lfb: even if u run to bukit tambun, bukit jalil or bukit bendera, there'd still be a mcd's there :D

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  9. Maybe run to the seas? Or the valleys? Goldarnit, there must be some area on Earth that is McDonald's-free! :P

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  10. lfb: the seas are the domain of the see hum! u'd be running straight into their (admittedly slimy) clutches, even if there's no floating mcd's in the south china sea. as for the valleys, u'd have to get out of peninsular malaysia, since the klang and kinta valleys are both dotted with at least one mcdonald's per square mile :D

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  11. Oh ya lor. Hmm. Heaven? I'll go to Heaven. No McD there what; they are all in the other direction, rite? :P

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  12. lfb: i'm sure there are millions of big mac lovers out there who'll insist they can't imagine a heaven without two 100% juicy beef patties, lettuce, onions, pickles, ketchup & mustard, all on a toasted bun :D

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  13. I love the macs lah, just not the see hum ma. Eww.

    P.S. Trivia: I really enjoy watching the documentary SUPER-SIZE ME while chomping on a Big Mac McValue Meal. Yums.

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  14. Lfb: I used to be a major fast food fan. Each time pizza hut came out with one of their weird new promotional pizzas, I'd have it on the first day. I've weaned myself off fast food since, though there are occasional lapses. I recently walked into burger king to try their angus beef burger, but also bought a double whopper, for old time's sake. Didn't taste as good as I remembered.
    P.S. That's perverse! U might as well have said u ate a big Mac while having a cow caged in front of you and forcing it to watch! :D

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  15. Me too, actually. But the quality has dropped lah...

    P.S. Hehe. That could work too. Can get freshly squeezed milk ma while I munch away. :D

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  16. looks like a nice place to hang out and the beer chicken looks really nice. is this another beer joint?

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  17. lfb: so sad hor. the kids of today don't know what they're missing in their big macs. wonder whether it'll get even worse in 20 years...
    p.s. unless u get a feisty cow that kicks u where it hurts when u try to milk her :P
    eiling: yep, i think beer is their main selling point, though they have all the whiskey and hard liquor too :D

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  18. Hmm, wouldn't that be odd, us still eating fast food in 20 years? I'd thought we might have evolved by then to simply sustain ourselves on truffles and foie gras?

    Oh wait. That's just you. :P

    P.S. Who said anything about ME milking the cow? Someone slavish-like can jolly well do it and then serve me the stuff in a nice glass. :D

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  19. lfb: if i could survive on wine alone, i think i wouldn't mind it. chewing is so ... passe :P
    p.s. but u'd look marvelous in a milkmaid's outfit :D

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  20. From WINE ACTUALLY to WINE ALONE? I wonder if Shaun & Wilson will approve of your concept...

    P.S. Hmph. I wouldn't wanna know who you'd suggest be the cow I milk, then. :P

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  21. lfb: shaun actually had to stay off alcohol for nearly two months due to medication precautions. am betting he'll be celebrating the end of that period soon with an amazing amount of wine! :D
    p.s. i can imagine u'd have a milk moustache after that though :P

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  22. Medication? Is he okay?

    P.S. Hee. I bet I would too. :D

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  23. lfb: ya, medication purely for reasons of vanity, not health. clearing up a complexion that doesn't actually need clearing (i don't think he'd mind me mentioning this to you, since as you often say, nobody reads our comments except us anyway) :D
    p.s. would that still be appropriate for a 'got milk' ad, i wonder :P

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  24. Oh gosh, and I thought it was something serious. Cis. He looks fine lah.

    And if I did say that - that nobody reads our comments except us anyway - I'll have to take that bad, as a certain friend of mine scans our comments occasionally for any mention of - and here's the coincidence, really - the aforementioned Shaun!

    Hehe. Apparently our Shaun boy made quite an impression on my friend when we last bumped into him at a Starbucks.

    Starbucks. Hmm. Possible allusion to star-crossed lovers or bucks in heat? Hee.

    P.S. I'd totally be appropriate for a 'Got Milk' ad. Me and my milk moustache. Hehe.

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  25. Lfb: yikes. I hope your friend isn't too frustrated that such mentions only occur like once a month or so :D
    P.S. That is, until someone realizes that isn't really milk after all :p

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  26. Hehe. My friend will be fine.

    Speaking of Shaun, let's get him out for some makan. And drink wine in front of him to torture him sikit cos we're good people liddat. :P

    P.S. Whaddyameanitsnotmilk? :P

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  27. Lfb: sure, I should get a couple of bottles before Christmas anyways. If u're in KL the week of dec 13-15, I'm good for those dates (and we'd have to check with busy entrepreneur too, of course)
    P.S. Milk only comes out of udders :p

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  28. I'm good for the 14-15. Flying back from HK on the 13th, so that wouldn't do.

    P.S. How about udder-like devices/features? :P

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  29. Lfb: alrighty, I'll message Shaun (and my cousin) on Monday when the work week resumes and ask them if they're good for 14/15. Ooh, if u plan to torment Shaun with wine, I guess I should look for a see hum-serving place for us to dine at, to balance out the penyeksaan :D
    P.S. No other udder will do :D

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  30. Ooh sounds good. (Well, other than the see hum part.)

    P.S. You just won. Again. Damn.

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  31. lfb: see no evil, see hum! :D
    p.s. *does jig of joy ... again*

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  32. Does anyone know what number to call this joint?

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  33. blurry: try their sister outlet next door, mayfair at 03-77264131

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