Sunday, April 8, 2012

Paratha & Co

Paratha gets the fusion treatment at this Empire Shopping Gallery kiosk, with fun results.

A remarkable range of fillings is offered, from savory selections like tuna or tom yum chicken to saccharine ones like Kinder Bueno & Kit Kat candy or kaya with peanuts. Make your pick & watch your flat bread sizzle on order.

We risked a combo of chocolate & cheese, with a splash of garlic oil (!). The sugary-salty blend worked better than expected, with a pleasantly sticky-creamy texture. Even the scent of garlic was a nice touch, leaving a somewhat smoky aftertaste.

Folded & wrapped up in a paper holder, it's a convenient snack to munch on the go. Won't take more than five minutes to make if there isn't a long line waiting.

Seeking more sweets, we walked over to Bangkok Beat Bistro for dessert.
Main entry on Bangkok Beat Bistro: March 30, 2012.

Red ruby "thap thim krop" with coconut ice cream, appetizingly cold.

Banana tempura with hot caramel sauce, alluringly hot.

Fresh coconut juice & blended coconut smoothie.

Neither Paratha & Co nor Bangkok Beat Bistro serves booze, but La Bodega on this floor saves the night!

Beluga "Noble" Russian Vodka _ Classic & Gold Line.

Choc Orange Martini (Absolut Mandarin, creme de cacao, Cointreau) & Banana-Fig-Flax Seed smoothie (a little yummier than expected!).

Paratha & Co, Bangkok Beat Bistro & La Bodega,
Empire Shopping Gallery, Subang.
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26 comments:

  1. Oh getting to pick your own toppings for the paratha seems like fun. I might go crazy with my choices though. ;P

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    1. Baby Sumo: i wish they had a cockle + dhal + chicken liver + fish roe combination. that's the one i'd order (in my dreams, heh) :D

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  2. I hardly hear people use the word paratha here. It was paratha in Singapore and my hometown. But when in KL I normally hear canai. So what is the difference between paratha and canai? Both look almost the same to me.

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    1. Missyblurkit: gosh, i'm not sure, but i agree, i think paratha and canai are pretty much the same :D

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  3. Is paratha a tad less greasy than canai? One can certainly bask in that delusion...

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    1. Min: hahah, the key word there is 'delusion' :D

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    1. TNG: heheh, if only there were a multiplex at empire mall :D

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  5. Roti sardin, anyone? :D

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    1. Roti peanut butter better! :P

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    2. Kenny: yucks to sardines! me no like :D

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    3. CK: you peanut butter maniac! =)

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  6. Could paratha be the same thing as roti canai? =D The folks in India call it paratha too...

    Is Bangkok Beat expensive? Am thinking of dragging my friend here for her birthday. which is coming up soon.

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    1. Waverly: you're probably right! i did a wikipedia search and it says "Indian immigrants took this dish to Malaysia, Mauritius (where it is known as farata) and Singapore, resulting in variations such as roti canai and roti prata."
      Bangkok Beat's prices are similar to most other shopping mall Thai eateries. most of their dishes are around RM20. i think a meal for two might cost around RM80. it gets very crowded during peak hours though, and there might be a long wait =)

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  7. I love eating red ruby when i was a kid. they should make rainbow ruby for a change. =D

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    1. Smitten By Food: sounds like a colorful & creative idea! :D

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  8. chocolate & cheese, with a splash of garlic oil !!! Gross.. but looks like u chanced on a winning formula since u say it's nice! next time i make banana split (or something laidat) for you OK.. and will add a dash or garlic oil! hahaha

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    1. Ciki: hahah, I'll be bold enough to say I'm willing to try a banana split with a dash of garlic oil, a little olive oil and even a bit of cod liver oil! Bring it! :D

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  9. D goreng pisang also looks very good.. Kekeke...
    Until now I have not visit td empire shopping gallery...

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    1. Simple Person: heheh, ya, that dish is good for fans of goreng pisang! i think there were six pieces on the plate. and all of them tasted fresh and crunchy :D empire is nice and convenient if you're staying in the subang area, but if not, then yeah, no reason to come here =)

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  10. i wonder how does the kinder beuno flavoured one tastes like! :)

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    1. Fish: it should taste quite good! kinder bueno is one of my favorite chocolate candies :D

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  11. So many places to explore on the 'other' side of town!

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    1. The Yum List: oh yeah, there's way too much action happening on the suburbs these days! :D

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  12. wah another new kiosk concept - paratha! different from the crepe stations.

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    1. Eiling: i love roti canai, so this kiosk definitely gets a thumbs-up! :D

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