Tuesday, March 13, 2012

A Minor Place & Butter Tree

Time for the most important meal for the day: let's return to A Minor Place at Plaza Damas & check out Butter Tree at Section 17 for bread, bacon & eggs.
Earlier entry on A Minor Place: March 6.

Fluffy eggs? Yep. Authentically porky bacon? Check. Well-prepared sliced mushrooms & toast? Pretty much. Throw in a fresh-fried hash brown & a plump, savory-juicy bratwurst, & it makes waking up at 9am on a weekend worthwhile.

French toast with bacon & caramelized bananas, drizzled in maple syrup. There's a homemade touch to this _ simple enough for many to whip up at home, foraging for basic ingredients from the fridge to toss into the pan.

Wine isn't sold at A Minor Place, but bring your own bottle; no corkage charge is imposed.

Feel it's too early to start drinking during breakfast? Order the latte, if you must.

Cappuccino & ice-blended, all competently executed.

Next, heading to Butter Tree bakery, which started serving all-day brekkie dishes this month.

Scrambled eggs on toast with turkey ham. Decent, though uninspired.

More sinful: Monte Carlo sandwiches _ chicken ham & cheese between egg-battered bread.

Densely hearty, moist Guinness choc cake. The bitter taste of the booze is pleasantly pervasive.

Salted caramel & peanut butter whoopie pies. A bit too cold & hard when they leave the chiller; let them sit a little longer at room temperature, so the texture turns more enjoyable.

Pineapple & red bean macarons, RM2.50 per piece (RM10 for five). Not bad, but not the best.

Scalding-hot coffee & tea are available. The service at Butter Tree is as cheerful as the setting.

Bonus place: Frontera at Jaya One also serves breakfast recipes, of the Mexican persuasion.

Something that's full of starchy-creamy flavor: Huevos Rancheros _ fried eggs with flour tortillas, ranchero tomato sauce, sour cream & guacamole. Ay caramba, this is addictive!

Wet your lips with Patron Anejo premium tequila & Patron Cafe XO coffee-tequila.

Horny Margarita & Jalapeno-infused Sauza Bianco Margarita (more fiery than we had figured!).

The Don, a mountain of a Margarita, made potent with Don Julio Reposado tequila, Remy Martin & Grand Marnier. Hic!

Eat, drink & be merry, for in the afternoon, we will surely need a siesta.

A Minor Place,
G-0-11, Plaza Damas, Sri Hartamas, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-6211-7418
Open Tues-Sun, 8am-4pm.

Butter Tree,
Happy Mansion, Section 17, Petaling Jaya.
Open daily, 8am-7pm.
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26 comments:

  1. Salted caramel and Peanut Butter????? I'd like to see that on cupcakes!!

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    1. Vien: i'd like to see that AND eat those cupcakes! :D

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  2. Ooh.. no corkage. I like it and... Salted caramel & peanut butter whoopie pies - I just like the name "whoopie." :-)

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    1. The Yum List: it reminds me of that classic jazz song, "makin' whoopie" :D

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  3. You do love your drinks, no? Hehe.

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    1. Michelle: i adore them :D

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  4. Haven been to Happy Masion for quite a while.. is butter tree new?

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    1. Smitten: i think it opened sometime in the past six months =)

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  5. Salted caramel & peanut butter whoopie pies?
    Ok, I will drop by! :P

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    1. CK: ya, you can buy a few whoopie pies and bring to the section 17 dai chow for your dessert after dinner! :D

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  6. Whoopie pies... whoop whoop!

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    1. Baby Sumo: try baking some in your kitchen sometime! :D

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  7. well i don't mind waking up for these breakfasts! And wine too! How wonderful, especially if it's a weekend.

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    1. Eiling: oh yeah, a bit of wine _ or better still, bubbly _ is perfect for weekend mornings! :D

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  8. Whoa! That breakfast is no minor feat by any means! I'm really intrigued by what Frontera's breakfast hints at - kinda makes me hanker for the excesses in a Latin American setting, ala The Rum Diary!

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    1. Min: ooh, there are only three items on frontera's "breakfast" menu. the other two are a mexican omelet & a breakfast burrito filled with eggs, cheese, beef bacon, tomatoes, refried beans & guacamole! i'm dying to try that burrito someday! :D

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  9. Maple syrup and bacon! Yarmeee....

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    1. Unkaleong: match made in heaven, i think (definitely not hell) :D

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  10. Ahh overdose of toasts!! Breakfasts are one of the best things I look forward to during weekends.. but red wine at such early hours? :P

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    1. Iamthewitch: heheh, i usually just skip brekkie & lunch & move on straight to dinner :D and ya, i would have preferred prosecco to drink, but red wine was cheaper, heheh =)

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  11. I love the whoopie pie at Butter Tree...especially the salted caramel flavour. :)

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    1. Bangsar-Babe: i think i made the mistake of eating it immediately after it was brought out. it was still too cold & hard, heh =)

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  12. could whoopie pies be the nx craze? Saw whoopie pies almost everywhere now..
    on a separate note.. my my Sean.. 3 brekkie sets at 3 diff places? sure make sure tht waking up at 8am (for 9am brekkie) worthy yea?

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    1. TNG: ooh, i wonder who makes the best whoopie pies in KL though! i remember liking the ones at deliciously chocolate at menara imc :D heheh, i hope i can sleep in this weekend and won't wake up before 10am =)

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  13. its dinner time and i see all awesome food. i want the toast with bacon and caramelised bananas. i'll like the Guinness Chocolate Cake. I wouldn't mind a margarita. And at this time I seriously wish I am not having pizzas in my freezing office:-(

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    1. Missyblurkit: yikes, hope you managed to have a good dinner in the end (or at least a satisfying supper). and i hope whatever work is keeping you late in the office will go away very soon!

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