Thursday, April 26, 2012

LOKL Coffee Co


LOKL Coffee Co: Round Two. Earlier entry: April 16.


Chomping down on meat and bread makes for a simple but satisfying lunch when the combination is as well-prepared as this handmade chicken hot dog. At first glance, we weren't sure whether it was worth RM20.90, but at first bite, all doubt was vanquished.


Tea-smoked chicken breast sandwich with sliced apples and honey-mustard salad (RM21.90). Something like this reminds us that making sandwiches is an underrated art; it takes talent to marshal a set of ingredients that complement each other in fulfilling fashion.


Pulled beef, slow-cooked in BBQ sauce and served in a burger bun (RM11.90). We were hoping for savory succulence. Sometimes, you can get what you want (even if it's not what you need).


Putu mayam toastie (RM8.90) _ freshly grated coconut, fried with molasses and stuffed in bread. This crisp, creative concoction works not only as a sweet finish to our LOKL entries _ it whets our appetite to see what else the kitchen will whip up eventually.


From LOKL, it's less than a 10-minute drive to another current favorite, Ril's Steakhouse.


A recent addition to Ril's menu: Truffle boiled egg, caramelized with a sweet chili glaze and served with asparagus soldiers and a salt dip.


A little soft and a little crunchy, with a terrific triangulation of sugary-savory-spicy sensations. Sharing is possible but highly not recommended.


Ril's also has a new bartender or two, one of whom has dreamed up novel cocktails like this Dragon Scotch _ whiskey, spiced rum, dragon fruit and lime.


New York Sour _ whiskey, red wine, egg white, rum, lime and lemon.




LOKL Coffee Co,
30, Jalan Tun H.S. Lee, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-2022-0788 (BackHome hostel's number)
Open office hours on weekdays.

Ril's Steakhouse,
198, Tun H.S. Lee, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-2022-0528
Open dinnertime, except Mondays.
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39 comments:

  1. Putu mayam!!!! :D HAHA I always have mine with extra extra grated coconut! That's a brilliant toastie idea!

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    1. Vien: it was kinda bizarre to see it listed on the menu. but it was a total triumph! i wonder what other interesting toasties could be created :D

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    2. ohhhh sounds weird but trust me on this one! Dark chocolate and cheese toastie! Ooohh and this used to be my favourite when I was in college: buttered bread with thick-cut fries and crush potato chips (cheese and onion flavour). ahhh carb-loading at its best!

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    3. Vien: cheese and chocolate? oooh, now that sounds like an arresting combination. maybe dark choc with mascarpone cheese, heh =) as for the potato-bread killer, hmmm, that's something that only someone with a teenage metabolism should try! :D

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  2. Apples n honey mustard is a good combo for my taste buds..green apples even more so =)

    Ahhhh...the truffle boiled egg at Ril's...will order tat when I next visit...seems there's a surprise from Ril's on my next visit...wonder wat it is? :D

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    1. Ulric: crisp, juicy apples summore! :D ooo, i suspect i know what that surprise might be. it's a simple surprise, but a nice touch. won't spoil it for you =)

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  3. Dragon fruit a cocktail? o_O ... that's certainly something ... interesting :D

    Not as interesting as the truffle boiled egg, though. Everything tastes awesome with truffle :D

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    1. Timing: heh, dragon fruit isn't one of my favorite fruits, but it worked very well in this cocktail, giving it a great flavor :D

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  4. looks neat, but no pork. gahhhh!

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    1. KY: heheh, as the cafe says, no pork, no lard, no problem! :D

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  5. Truffle boiled egg sounds delicious!

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    1. Baby Sumo: the recipe actually kinda reminds me of isadora's famous egg at bistro a table. but it's tweaked enough to be still a different kind of experience :D

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  6. Oh I would pay RM20 for that hotdog! At first glance I couldn't tell what part was bread and what was "dog"..hahaha

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    1. Drops of Contentment: heheh, for that, you can definitely blame the 'visual stylist' for the photograph (AKA yours truly)! :D

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  7. did the truffle boiled egg taste truffle-y? :D

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    1. Michelle: could have been more truffle-y! but then, the black truffle aroma is sometimes difficult to discern :D

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  8. why at end of the hot dog meat stand up?
    LOL...

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    1. Simple Person: heheh, the hot dog was happy to see us! :D

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  9. Sugary-savory-spicy truffle boiled egg sound good, I like these combination!

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    1. CK: yaaaa, and the spicy is not TOO spicy, heheh :D

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  10. The Dragon Scotch will forever hold a special place in my heart. It helped to seal the deal, so to speak. Heh :)

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    1. Unkaleong: oooo, now i'll forever think of that cocktail as the one that sealed the deal for you! congratulations again :D

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  11. nice shots! the eggs look very familiar.. tastes anything like BAT's?

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    1. Ciki: heheh, it's similar to BAT's, though BAT's egg is still better executed. but then, the asparagus here is excellent ... lightly breaded and crisply fried, it adds a great texture to the dish! :D

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  12. I love the egg, plan to go one day ^^

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    1. ღ 關於我 - 芊瑜 ღ: hope you enjoy it! :D

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  13. I like the sound of the dragon scotch and tea smoked chicken with apples - yum!

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    1. The Yum List: oh yeah, the tea-smoked chicken & apples translated into the perfect sandwich for these hot, humid days! :D

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    1. Sidney: thank you. fun stuff to eat and drink =)

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  15. the sandwichs and hotdogs are callllinggg to meeee! :D

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    1. Rebecca: answer their calllllll! :D

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    1. Rebecca: heheh, it's ok. i make spelling mistakes all the time :D

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  17. No pork, no lard, no problem...hmmmm definitely no problem if food is good:D hehehe

    The tea-smoked chicken breast sandwich looks like a brilliant idea and a play of ingredients.

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    1. Missyblurkit: heheh, yeah, we should all take a break from pork once in awhile :D oh yeah, i'm wishing i could have had that sandwich as my school lunch back when i was a teenager =)

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  18. hey their cocktails here do look very interesting and creative. And I'm still figuring out where this jalan H.s lee is at. Gotta search the google map!

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    1. Eiling: oh yeah, it's somewhere in between puduraya and central market! :D

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