Monday, February 6, 2012

Kampai

Three cheers for this breezy bar, which weds grilled grub with bountiful booze.

Slender but succulent slices of pork provide pure porcine pleasure.

Creamy quail eggs might hatch into a hearty helping of happiness.

Smoky octopus tentacles _ a toothsome treat, totally.

Barbecued chicken skewers, satisfying in their sheer simplicity.

Chicken gizzard: great for gastronomic groupies of all generations.

Creative cocktails: Kampai (rum, pineapple, ponzu) & For Guinness' Sake (Guinness, sake).

The house specialty concoction of Kushiro ('kuro' means black, 'shiro' is white): a Guinness-Tiger blend, brilliant for beer buffs.

Sparkling sake _ one with jelly, another with peach. Lovely for the ladies.

Kampai @ Kota Damansara,
52-G, Jalan PJU 5/21, The Strand, Kota Damansara.
Tel: 03-2055-0000
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28 comments:

  1. When I saw the title, I thought is Kanpai. :P
    Last year we went to Taipei, there is a restaurant/pub call Kanpai, you have to grill your own meat (like the Japanese BBQ in Tmn Desa), simple and but very nice!

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    1. CK: oh ya, I don't know why the name of this place is spelled "kampai" instead of "kanpai" :D I enjoy eating grilled meat, but I'm too lazy to grill it myself, heheh...

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    2. Come visit Taipei with us - plenty of food places and DRINKING places for you to enjoy! :D

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    3. Kenny: i noticed that you capitalized DRINKING! :D

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    4. How observant of you. Hehe.

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    5. If memory serves me right, "kampai" actually means gan bei (乾杯), which is 'to drink a toast' in English.

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    6. Waverly: cheers to that! thanks :D

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  2. one my fav jap food is the ika (octopus)...
    that one in d pic looks good..
    next jap restaurant that i want to visit is Kampachi.....

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    1. Simple Person: oh, the kampachi at equatorial should be closing soon, since the hotel will be undergoing major revamp, but I guess the kampachi branch at pavilion will still be open :D

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    2. Oh this was Japanese! Just noticed. I gotta like it then! :p

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    3. oooo...
      hmmm maybe i will go there next weekend for val's day... Lol

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  3. Great find...d yakitori and Kushiro looks like a interesting combo...plus there's sparkling also :D

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    1. Ulric: they do the food quite well too! And they take their beer and all the booze seriously, heh =)

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  4. I would only have th chicken... Actually somehow the dishes don't look appealing to me. Maybe because they look too dry... I like fries but when they are dry and sauce less I would lose the apatite a bit hehehe

    Oh Sean did you celebrate cap go meh? Hmm why no posts about the rest ya in other Malaysian blogs too... Hmm

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    1. Oops typo. I meant *fest, not rest

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    2. Rad: ooh, i don't really celebrate it. i guess the end of chinese new year is not as major in malaysia as the beginning of chinese new year! heheh :D

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    3. Oh so there is no such thing as cap go meh there?

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    4. Rad: it exists, but it's usually not a public holiday :D

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  5. For Guinness sake would be my choice and lots of quails eggs. Strange that till now I like calling them baby eggs instead of quails eggs.

    Tried Kushiro back in Penang when a couple of uncles at the food court were mixing it...

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    1. Missyblurkit: heheh, i've loved quail eggs since i was a kid, when we enjoyed them as satay celup in malacca. i think they're tastier than hard-boiled chicken eggs :D

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  6. Oh sparkling sake? is it fruity?

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    1. Baby Sumo: oh ya, refreshingly fruity, but not overly sugary :D

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  7. What's Guinness & Sake like?! Reminds of how some people mix Guinness and todi!

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    1. Hungry Female: i think the guinness is the dominant flavor in the mix! the sake supplies a bit of sharpness/edginess :D

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  8. i'm drooling at the octopus. Hopefully it doesn't taste as chewy as chewing gums. hahah

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    1. Eiling: heh, yeah, i dislike rubbery octopus/squid too! :D

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  9. I jammed all the way and the outlet is not open on a Friday night..... Why??? :(

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    1. Food and Life: yikes, sorry to hear that! no idea what happened...

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