Monday, April 4, 2011

The V

Fun vegetarian food is the forte of The V, which boasts a casual vibe and cheap prices that make it a magnet for kids enrolled at Taylor's Lakeside Campus.

Fried mozzarella sticks for starters. A cheesy pleasure that comes out precisely as promised: crispy on the outside, piping-hot and gooey within.

Spaghetti arrabiata with "sausages." Not the most memorable pasta in town, since it's similar to what hundreds of other local cafes serve, but the mock meat sure tastes like the real thing.

Tandoori-spiced potato balls. Perfectly battered, boasting some pleasant chili heat but without any excess grease. And who says vegetarian food has to be healthy? A plate like this is loaded with sinfully addictive carbs.

Plenty of sandwiches are available; this one comprises fresh, crunchy strips of vegetables in freshly baked country toast, spread with pesto sauce for added flavor.

Potato herb patties. One caveat: cheese and eggs do feature in various recipes here, though there are still lots of other options for strict vegetarians.

Ice cream lovers, here's a scoop: The Last Polka runs a kiosk inside The V, offering its full range of fabulous flavors. Don't leave without having a cup of the Nutella concoction (or Horlicks).

Kona Mocha milkshake & Belgian Chocolate ice-blended. Decent drinks, sweet and frosty. Alas, since many of the students here are underage, no booze is sold (boo!).

The V and Taylor's other eateries overlook a lake area that's breezy and lively in the evenings _ a terrific hangout for students. Ah, to be 15 years younger again!




The V,
Syopz @ The Boardwalk,
Taylor's Lakeside Campus.
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28 comments:

  1. WAs this dinner? Parking is horrid there. U managed to find a spot?
    And how are the prices? "student" price? ;p

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  2. tng: oh ya, after 7pm, there's PLENTY of parking space (phew!) :D prices are OK for working adults; RM20 per meal should be safe (including drinks)...

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  3. My goodness. This is a bit further from your usual comfort zones....
    (Feasting your tummy on food and your eyes on sweet young things ah? :P)

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  4. 15 years younger? That was when everything started going downhill for me! I'd gun for maybe 20 years younger... I'd change quite a few things!

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  5. Me and Cumi walked by the place but nothing caught our fancy! LOL :P

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  6. michelle: ah, but not as large as the public universities, like UKM and USM =)
    j: oh, thanks to the NPE, it's only an additional 15 minutes after bangsar :D and ahem, though all the students are safely above 18 years old, i'll refrain from commenting on their eye-candy level =)
    min: u're right! 20 years is definitely what would be needed for us to make a really fresh, clean-slate kinda start. now u've got me pondering 'what could've been'...
    ciki: ya, most of the other eateries here seem a bit humdrum, but i'd still return here cos i like the setting! :D

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  7. The environment sure looks nice! I didn't know the eateries are open to public :P It's so near our place somemore! When are you going there again? I come join u! :)

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  8. iamthewitch: oh yep, anyone can just drive in and walk around the campus and eat here without having to pass through any security at all! :D heheh, will send u a twitter message if i head back here (though my dinner destinations are spur-of-the-moment decisions these days, so it's a bit tricky)

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  9. To quote Avenue Q, I wish I could go back to college, life was so simple back then...

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  10. lemongrass: i won't quote other lyrics from that musical, since this is a family-friendly blog :D but i do wonder if the UM experience that students have these days is totally different from what you had...

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  11. A eatdrinkkl post without booze? the horror!

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  12. timing: i knoooooow! i'll have to make up for it with strongly boozy posts for the rest of the week! :D

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  13. i think if I had those mozarella cheese for starters, I won't have space for anything else!

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  14. Eiling: true, a little bit of cheese can be very filling! Best to share then. It's nice though, like an Italian appetizer :D

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  15. I wanna go back to my student days too. So carefree and young with an idealistic point of view.

    And why the food in The V is all fried and dry and dare I say unhealthy?

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  16. Qwazymonkey: ya, I like how we could take more risks and have fewer responsibilities then, though I don't wanna have to go through exams and essays anymore, heh :D And u're right, this may be vegetarian food, but it's not health food! =)

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  17. Wow, you can even go as far as Taylor's for a non-meat non-alcohol meal?! Bravo :P So when are you heading to Shah Alam or Klang? :D

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  18. Pureglutton: heheh, I had been meaning to visit taylor's for the longest time, since I'd heard it was a beautiful campus (not so much the food) :D eeks, I still owe you a meal sometime! But definitely not in klang or shah Alam =)

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  19. *chuckle* you actually went for vegetarian?? :p

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  20. babe_kl: heheh, luckily not full-out healthy vegetarian, with salads and mixed leaves :D

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  21. Sounds like there is so many pros and cons, but am surprise you actually choose The V instead of Marufuku.

    I agree the snacks are unhealthy as usual, but what can I say the fried mozzarella is surely yummy and sinful ;) There are plenty of healthy options like salad, puddings and sandwich with rye bread and my favorite is the vegetable lasagna. For those who think vegetarian is boring, this dish can surely be categorize as tasty and healthy.

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  22. winning: oh yeah, we only had time for one outlet, so we figured the v was a more unique option. will definitely check out the salads and sandwiches next time; you're right, they sound very promising :D

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  23. Hi Sean, Thanks for all the posts on eatdrinkkl. I find your reviews very useful. I have a small request, if you don't mind. Could you please recommend more vegetarian food/restaurants in KL? :p TQ in advance :)

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  24. blackcat: thanks for the feedback. will try! :D

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  25. New Menu... Beside The Last Polka ice cream, The V is a vegetarian cafe with a wide selection of International and Western dishes. Our breakfast starts 8am daily with affordable sandwich to go from RM2.50 and Breakfast sets from RM4.50. Lunch starts at 11am and with a wide selections of Burgers, Burritos, Pastas, Risottos, Sandwiches, Rice and Noodles. Special RM1 top-up for Ice Lemon Tea, Honey Lemon and Goo Leng Ping. Come and see for yourself :)

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  26. I think this place is closed

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