Monday, December 12, 2011

The Red Beanbag


The new kid on the block has things it could teach its elders; barely a week old, The Red Beanbag at Solaris Dutamas ranks as one of the better Aussie-inspired cafes to hit KL.


Breakfast & lunch platters make up The Red Beanbag's compact menu. The Eggs Benedict seem irreproachable _ a flood of flavor, with streaky beef bacon, mushrooms & asparagus.


Baked eggs with sun-dried tomatoes. A molten-hot, mushy marvel; we recommend requesting a side serving of lamb bratwurst for extra meatiness.


"My Nutty Professor," a hybrid of tiramisu & chocolate mousse, stuffed with smashed smithereens of nuts for satisfying nibbling.


We're not caffeine connoisseurs, but the coffee here feels close to perfect, with everything from the taste & texture to temperature being richly enjoyable.


The Red Beanbag is a pork-free eatery, but hog-hunting customers can take a two-minute walk to Publika's EAT Food Village for porcine pleasures.
Earlier entries on EAT Food Village: August 21 & August 25.


BKT for brunch: Yeoh's Bah Kut Teh, a recent entry to this food court. We haven't tried the original in Klang, but we have conflicting sentiments about this version. Sure, the bowl overflows with succulent meat, sufficient for two to share _ seemingly a steal for RM13. But the nonexistence of herbal fragrance in the broth makes it far from fulfilling.


Prowling through Publika, we also took a chance on Vineg Plus (or VinegPlus; one or the other), which offers vinegar-based beverages outside Ben's Independent Grocer.


Here's a blend of apple, pineapple & vinegar _ thick like a smoothie, with a sour-sweet flavor that not everyone will savor. Still worth trying; it's supposed to be healthy.


More shots of The Red Beanbag's interior; there's a view of the national palace somewhere.


The Red Beanbag @ Solaris Dutamas,
A4-1-8, Solaris Dutamas (cafe's entrance overlooks Publika Shopping Gallery's open square),
Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-6211-5116
Open 10am-10pm Tues-Fri, 930am-10pm weekends.

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24 comments:

  1. Their breakfast looks oozingly good :)

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  2. WOw look at that hybrid tiramisu!! Lucky whoever had th first spoon of it :p

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  3. Finally I'm seeing some hope for a decent breakfast :) but de egg Benedict, though yolk color seem divine the whites doesn't seem to wrap around nicely, with no fault to theirs though, since eggs quality in malaysia is incomparable to melb's, cant wait to visit! Pity about the opening hours though..

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  4. Reminds me of Melbourne's cafes

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  5. Ulric: tasted as good as it looked, i think =)
    Rad: heheh, it's not the first spoonful that really matters; it's the last spoonful that counts! :D

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  6. Augustdiners: ooo, i didn't realize that about the eggs until you mentioned it. but yeah, here's hoping the outlet will stay open for dinner eventually! =)
    Michelle: heheh, i think that's their intention! :D

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  7. Would be nice if they served the eggs with pork bacon ;P

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  8. Baby sumo: oh yeah, definitely! but i guess the clientele at solaris dutamas includes many customers who can't consume pork, heheh :D

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  9. I see that there are lots of eateries in Solaris Dutamas. But it's a place that I rarely go due to its location.

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  10. Chong: yeps, solaris dutamas is now a really a vibrant hot spot for food. worth checking out on weekdays, when parking & traffic might be lighter =)

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  11. Red bean bag! Love the name! :) And oh my the egg benedict is enough to make me salivate :P Love the coffee art on the coffee too.. looks like this place will be here to say. can't say the same about the BKT though.. always love my BKT to have herbal taste :)

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  12. Iamthewitch: oh yeah, The Red Beanbag is such a cool, fresh & memorable name! i love it too! :D but ya, i was expecting more from the bak kut teh at publika. it looked good & the meat was tender, but the flavor wasn't there =)

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  13. Seems as though you're following me around Sean... hee, hee! We must be bumping into each other and not knowing it. :-) From a coffee addict - great java!

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  14. The Yum List: wow, hopefully we WILL bump into each other sometime! do say hi if you manage to recognize me, since i'm sorry i don't know what you look like. it'd be great to meet you :D
    Rad: but yeah, i wasn't the one who had the first bite =)

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  15. the molten hot baked eggs look awesome! *drools*

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  16. Vineg's chillers are actually quite nice. :)

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  17. Rad: i believe you! :D
    FiSh: oh yeah, it's a fun recipe! =)
    Kenny: and a healthy refreshment on a sweltering day, no doubt! :D

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  18. Hi! Barista from RBB here! Just wanna say thanks for the nice words about our coffee! I didnt know those coffee were going to bloggers so I was messing around with the design trying something new. Hence they look weird-ish.. LOL!
    Drop by again soon and I'll make you proper latte art!
    -RenYi-

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  19. RenYi: no worries, the latte tasted great! thanks for the work, the care & the consideration :D

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  20. wah the oozing egg yolk from the eggs benedict looks so tempting! But Solaris Dutamas is really out of my way.

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  21. Eiling: maybe you can check it out on a free weekend! :D

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  22. Came here at 3pm and the kitchen is closed. ??????

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