Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Barcode @ Jaya One


A welcoming hangout with a massive menu; thankfully, the hits outstrip the misses.


Booze-laced recipes here include spicy seafood soup with julienne veggies and a dash of Sambuca. Hot, thick and tangy, but we can't tell if the anise-flavored liquor makes much difference.


Char-grilled chicken linguine, a fusion-style pasta with ginger and 'shau xhin' wine in brown sauce. The meat is marvelous _ succulent and flavorful in a lick-your-lips way that chicken rarely is. But the strands of linguine seem bland and characterless.


Barcode's version of poutine? Shoestring fries, topped with an enjoyably sloppy, savory mix of stewed beans, sliced sausages and assorted cold cuts. It's one fine mess.


Here's egg on our face: a thirteen-inch, thin-crust pizza, topped with turkey ham, salami, tomato, mozzarella and oregano. As tasty as it looks, maybe even more.


Cocktails galore: Income Tax (Bombay sapphire, vermont, orange juice, angostura bitter) and Barcode Specialty (Gordon's gin, mango liquor, basil, mango juice).


Fuck You Charlie (Jose Cuervo, elder flower, 'lit chao,' apple juice) and Barcode Shooter (Russian Standard, Bombay, Jose Cuervo, Bacardi Gold, Grand Marnier).


Spanish Fly (chivas regal, jose cuervo, martini rosso) and Japanese Slipper (midori, jose cuervo, lime, pineapple juice)


Barcode's house red and Hand Grenade (tequila, cranberry juice).


Barcode,
Level 1, Block M, Jaya One.
Tel: 03-7931-6980
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31 comments:

  1. Egg on pizza sounds mighty fine.

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    1. Baby sumo: oh yeah. Coincidentally tonight I had a dinner that included fried egg with rice and a burger with a bulls eye egg. The egg made both of those dishes worthwhile ;D

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  2. The pizza and the runny eggs...I would happily slurp it all up:D

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    1. Missyblurkit: heh, it'd be a shame to waste any of the creamy yolk :D

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    1. Michelle: heh, looks lovely, tastes terrific :D

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  4. The return of eggy pizza!! Been too long since I've been assaulted by this golden visual!

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    1. Min: a sight for sore eyes on this rather humdrum wednesday, i hope! =)

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  5. Is this the same bar code which closed down (near eastin hotel) quite long time ago?

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    1. Smitten By Food: nopes, no relation as far as i know =)

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  6. Char-grilled chicken linguine with chinese wine and ginger sounds interesting, but can we just order the grilled chicken?

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    1. CK: interesting question! i guess it should be possible :D

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  7. Fuck You Charlie is fine, but no thanks to Income Tax!

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    1. Ciki: yeah, booooo to income tax (but yay for tax refunds) =)

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  8. Ooo...runny yolk pizza...which reminds me...heading to Kissaten for some onsen tamago pizza this Fri...hehe =)

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    1. Ulric: ahhh, that's another glorious eggy pizza :D

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  9. That's a lot of cocktails Sean! Hope you were sharing. :-) Plants on the ceiling is a nice effect.

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    1. The Yum List: heheh, yeah, cocktails are always meant to be shared :D

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  10. the spicy seafood soup looks tempting :) must be good during a cold night

    Latest: Freshest Sashimi Ever

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    1. Fish: oh yeah, good for the rainy nights nowadays! :D

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  11. seems poutine is getting popular...
    Char-grilled chicken linguine with "shiau xing" wine.. should be very fragrance n delicious.....

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    1. Simple Person: heheh, well, the one here isn't real poutine. but just something that feels similar :D ya, i think i was expecting more from the linguine. the chicken was great, but the linguine itself had not much flavor =)

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  12. Mmmm....pizza and runny egg! Can't go wrong with that. :)

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    1. Bangsar-babe: heheh, i'm dreaming of a pizza topped with egg, avocado & foie gras :D

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    1. Joey: yep, it's a solid menu here =)

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  14. since we've all settled our Income tax filing, we could all rejoice with a glass of Income Tax! haha

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    1. Eiling: heheh, i celebrate with Tax Refund! :D

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  15. tonite suppose go there...but ...sigh!

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    1. ღ 關於我 - 芊瑜 ღ: hope you get another chance soon =)

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