Saturday, December 3, 2011

Societe @ Starhill

A decent choice for anyone plotting a secret rendezvous at a deserted dinner venue.

Societe's menu features everything from nasi lemak to spaghetti, but we opted for an all-Chinese meal, kicking off with fairly fragrant Hainanese chicken rice.

Pursuing that theme, since I'm half-Hainanese, we tried the Hainanese resthouse-style chicken chop. Crisply battered on the outside, tender within.

The other half of me is Hakka, so this Hakka Choy Poh bee hoon was a logical order. Served steaming hot & not overly oily, with lots of flavorsome ingredients.

Ginger wine chicken soup, surprisingly aromatic. It's kinda sad that the crowds shun Societe in favor of Jogoya on this floor of Starhill; the food here is worthwhile & the service is brisk.

Wine is available by both the bottle & glass at reasonable prices.




Societe Cafe,
Starhill, Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur.
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24 comments:

  1. wah half hainanese and half hakka yin! that's interesting. :D

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  2. how reasonable is reasonable (wine)? I went to LVER yesterday and the prices are quite high.

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  3. Michelle: heheh, I can understand only hainanese though (and speak a bit of it) =)
    Eiling: oh, about RM20-something. But ya, LVER is pricier, for both food & wine...

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  4. Ginger wine chicken soup sounds yummy.

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  5. The Yum List: and pretty healthy too, i believe! :D

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  6. Oo la la... The chicken chooooop!
    Heaven is food

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  7. Rad: chicken, your favorite meat! i should eat more chicken too, since it's supposed to be one of the healthier meats :D

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  8. It is, yes!
    Oh didn't know chicken is special among other meats

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  9. ah they re-open but at different venue. wonder if their menu still the same as how it use to be. miss the food there.

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  10. Rad: oh, i figure chicken's lower in cholesterol compared to beef & lamb :D
    June: oh yeah, they used to be at lot 10. i think the food quality is still respectable, but prices are higher here =)

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  11. Chinese food again! LOL
    Ginger wine chicken soup is one of my favour dish! Would like to try that next time!

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  12. CK: heheh, it had been a very long time since I last had ginger wine chicken soup! But ya, it's much nicer than 'normal' chicken soup :D

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  13. Hakka Choy Poh Bee Hoon sounds traditional. Don't remember seeing this dish in many places though.

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  14. Missyblurkit: heheh, it was kinda like a beehoon with lots of lauk :D

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  15. Oh I see... Hmmm no wonder I've not been able to get fat! :(

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  16. Rad: good! no reason to gain unnecessary pounds! :D

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  17. Or, I could keep live chicken and feed them fatty food so I could get more fat from their meat :p

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  18. Ooo...Hainanese Chicken Chop tat is breaded...one of my fav staple...hopefully d gravy was piping hot :)

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  19. which half of you is Hainanese? Bottom half.. or top half.. ?


    :P

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  20. Rad: eeks! i'm not sure it works that way! :P
    Ulric: oh actually there was no gravy for this one, only a side sauce :D
    Ciki: the better half, i'd say! *being cryptic) =)

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  21. Oops...was talking abt d side gravy :p

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  22. Ulric: oh, heheh, i can't recall if the sauce was hot. it might have been lukewarm =)

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  23. Lukewarm = ok lar...better than cold :)

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  24. Ulric: yups, it was OK for me =)

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