Friday, December 30, 2011

Toshokan

The Library's fourth watering hole, Toshokan, is a Japanese-themed venue at First Subang Mall. To recap: the original Library at e@Curve seems Western-influenced, its Avenue K outpost is French, while the Puchong one is Chinese.

The influence of the Land of the Rising Sun is embedded in the decor, not the drinks. Frangelico Caipirinha (frangelico, lime wedges, sugar, cranberry juice) & Hpnotiq Mojito (sagatiba pura, hpnotiq, mint leaves, lime wedges, soda, sugar).

Archer's Peach Schnapps & Bailey's. The lighting makes it all yellow (cue Coldplay).

Business is booming, like every other Library, Overtime & their fellow bar businesses that have spread throughout the Klang Valley.

P.S. We're still a little let down by First Subang Mall though. Guess we were hoping for something with more original outlets, instead of mainly offshoots from outlets elsewhere (Coffee Chemistry, Wong Kok, Edo Ichi, Chatime, Austin Chase, etc).

Toshokan,
First Subang Mall.
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11 comments:

  1. Edo Ichi? I m so heading to First Subang Mall...hehe =D

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  2. Ulric: heheh, there's an edo ichi at Solaris dutamas too! I guess it depends on which one is a more convenient location for you =)

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  3. Oh...this branch is more convenient for me...hopefully it will be good since u had good experiences at d other branch...hehe :)

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  4. Ulric: it looked nice & promising from the outside. But I guess subang just has too many Japanese outlets now, and many of them are pretty good =)

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  5. i was thinking of saketini and the likes but alas!

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  6. They should have sake! Hehe

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  7. Looks just the same to me lor..

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  8. First Subang? I'm guessing it's a new mall? Seems like lots of the outlets there are just franchises that are available elsewhere anyways though ...

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  9. That lamp looks a lil freaky...

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  10. Michelle: heh, i would like a saketini too! :D
    Rad: any night is a good night for sake! =)
    Ciki: heheh, the kimono-dressed mannequin makes it japanese :D

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  11. Timing: ya, it's near SS15, i think, near the subang medical center & a lot of other houses. so far, the mall seems to be doing OK, attracting decent business :D
    Lifestyle_KL: heheh, i think their intention was for it to be eye-catching =)

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