Thursday, January 26, 2012

Antipodean @ Tan & Tan

Almost a year after becoming a haven for brunch addicts in Bangsar, Antipodean has breached KL's city center, opening a branch in Menara Tan & Tan that should reap similar success.
Entry on Antipodean at Bangsar: February 21, 2011.

Antipodean is the rare Western-cuisine pork paradise within a 500-meter range of KLCC, with a menu identical to the Telawi outlet's. The all-day breakfast platters & sandwiches here are worth the calories, particularly this cinnamon-dusted French toast with bacon & maple syrup.

Dump the diet at the door & savor some sweet-salty toast topped with a trinity of thick marmalade, feta cheese & rosemary. Sounds like a recipe for culinary chaos, but it makes an assertively aromatic statement. Served with bacon too, naturally.

Kiwi lamb burger with bacon. Mary might sacrifice her little lamb if she knew it would produce a patty this succulent, hitting precisely the proper notes of gaminess.

Pumpkin & sage orecchiette with more feta & more bacon (the pinnacle of porky perfection!). Difficult to share without sparking a fight for every melt-in-the-mouth morsel of herb-fragrant pumpkin & pasta.

Hit us with your best (caffeinated) shot! Fire away...

Our only lament: this Tun Razak outlet's business hours aren't as convenient as the Bangsar branch's. Let's launch a petition for late-night coffee!

For this opening week, customers have enjoyed Free Coffee Days (a serving per person). Won't last much longer, but it's a crowd-pleasing tactic. Maybe there'll be Free Bacon Days eventually (we can't help going hog-wild over Antipodean's meaty, savory slices of bacon)!

Antipodean Cafe @ Jalan Tun Razak,
Menara Tan & Tan, Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-2161-0752

45 comments:

  1. lamb with bacon! screw the diet. screw the fats. just eat and worry later. actually it should be just eat and be merry:D or...run a couple of laps at the klcc park then head in to antipodeon for the screw the diet yummehs:P

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    1. Missyblurkit: exercise sounds like the right advice! The bacon for the lamb burger is actually optional, but it was an option we couldn't refuse =)

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    2. crazy to refuse that option:P

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    1. Andrew: Friday last week. Not sure if they were closed after that for the first two days of Chinese new year, but their free coffee days so far were Friday last week and Wednesday this week.

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  3. Hopefully this place will impress me more than abc

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    1. Michelle: most folks enjoy antipodean's coffee! There's quite an appealing selection here :D

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  4. was the bacon still super salty ar?

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    1. Ciki: no wor, it was the ideal sodium level, I felt. and ideal amount of meat vs fat on most of the slices too, heh :D

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  5. Oh no! How to decide between Living Food and Antipodean - they're right next to each other. How can I eat bacon when my conscious - selling raw whole organic foods- is right next door? Can I just pretend to go in for coffee and get side tracked by that awesome looking French toast on the way? :-)

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    1. The Yum List: ooo, it's easy to choose for the next couple of day! Living Food is closed for chinese new year through tomorrow! :D

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    2. Ah ha! So I can sneak in without being caught! ;-)

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    3. The Yum List: yeps, i was worried too that the chap at living food might spot me walking into antipodean! i'm surprised living food is closed for so many days, but here's hoping they come roaring back in the year of the dragon :D

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  6. Wah bacon on everything! I'm surprised no bacon in your coffee :P

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    1. Baby Sumo: heheh, that's actually an interesting idea! i wonder if there's any kind of bacon recipe that would partner well with coffee! :D

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  7. aww weekdays only?? Isn't brunch supposed to be a Sunday tradition? =(

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    1. Dropsofcontentment: true, but i guess they're only targeting the office worker & diplomatic embassy customers here. everyone else has to go to their bangsar branch, heh =)

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  8. I just passed by this place en route to KLCC and thought about it. Haha. But boohoo, they are open for weekdays only and on weekends, the Bangsar branch is packed to the brim! Grrr...

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    1. Chong: yeah, hopefully they'll extend their business days to weekends soon! i bet they'd still get a respectable crowd. and parking inside menara tan & tan can be tricky on weekdays =)

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  9. Haha so funny on the statement regarding Mary and her lamb! :P Look at those bacon and the french toast! Makes me wanna head over to the Bangsar outlet for breakfast NOW! :D

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    1. Iamthewitch: heheh, you still have plenty of time, since the bangsar branch is open till 10pm! i like this city branch cos it's just five mins from my office though :D

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  10. Sean Kingston! I have now figured it out! You eat at restaurants everyday so when the world ends you will have tasted all the possible delicious foods!!!!

    I need to do the same thing too when I earn BIG money like you probably do! ;p

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    1. Rad: yikes! nope, fortunately, i don't weigh as much as sean kingston! but unfortunately, i don't earn even a fraction of what he does! so it all kinda balances out (sort of, heheh). i want the world to end this week, cos i have a work trip next week that i'm dreading :D

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    2. Hehehe you're dreading the work trip but you put a smile in the end ;p

      Well let me join the trip then! I will take lots of photos :p I guess that will help

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    3. Rad: i try to be cheerful, even when deep down inside, i'm filled with fear (i feel like throwing up when i think about the trip) :D hahah, i'd love for you to join me. but unfortunately, it'll be in bangkok, which would be too far for you right now (and too short notice too)! :D

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    4. Hehehe that sounds like a strong Sean :)

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  11. Tan & Tan is quite far for me. I think I'll stick to the Bangsar outlet. Can practically crawl there. :P

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    1. Bangsar-Babe: yeah, definitely no reason to hop to antipodean in the city if you're in the suburbs. though it's more spacious here, if that helps, heheh :D

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  12. Yay!! This outlet is nearer to my office! OMG - free coffee??? I should have went there today!

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    1. Smitten: ooh, i'm not sure if the free coffee deal is available today. but they're open till 6pm, so you still have two hours to check them out! maybe leave work early, heheh :D

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  13. Bacon, bacon and oh more bacon! How not to like? I'm a big fan of their Bangsar outlet; good to know there is one nearer to the city centre. Hurrah! :)

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    1. Kenny: heheh, actually the pumpkin pasta isn't listed on the menu with bacon. but we asked for a special helping of bacon, and naturally they obliged. it added a meaty zing :D

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  14. i always wanted to have a good breakfast with my wife..
    too bad she always can't wake up early.. LOL....

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    1. Simple Person; oh, I agree with your wife! I usually skip breakfast too, cos I can't wake up early enough for it! :D

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    2. Oh same here!

      Well I don't have a wife who can't wake up early, though!

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  15. Tan & Tan is not far from my office! Hooray!

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    1. CK: heheh, can almost walk! almost lah :D

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  16. Hey...will be here at 11-ish tmrow with my family...hopefully can find seats for a big group :)

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    1. Ulric: ooh, i think it should be OK at that hour, before the peak lunchtime crowd. parking in the building should also be OK, since some folks are still away on leave =)

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  17. My only lament is that why can't they have a printed menu?!! I hate standing in the path of other trying to look at the menu. It's just not convenient!

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    1. Eiling: that's true! I was sitting at the table beside the blackboard menu, and other customers were always coming to the side of our table to read the menu, heh :D

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  18. Antipodean Cafe (AKL2) is open 7 days a week - has been 7 days from the beginning! Like our Bangsar outlet we are open 365 days a year. From this week we extend our hours abit Mon - Fri 7.30am to 7pm, Sat 7.30am to 6pm, Sun 7.30am to 5pm. Cheers Boss Karl

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    1. Karl: thanks for that. i've amended the blog post =)

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  19. Has been wanting to try it so long, but the bangsar branch is too far away =/

    May I know how to go there by public transport? LRT, bus etc.

    Thanks! :)

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    1. Irene: it's very near the ampang park lrt stop. Hope you enjoy it =)

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