Friday, July 6, 2012

Studio Lounge @ Tropicana & House e@Curve

Cruising through a couple of watering holes that have surfaced in suburban shopping complexes, starting with Studio Lounge at Tropicana City Mall.

A bustling space with a novel attraction: beer is available through a "self-tap on-demand" system at some tables, negating the need to summon the service team to replenish frosty mugs of ale.

Live music kicks off by 9 p.m. weekdays; this vocal ensemble blazed through melisma-drenched renditions of everything from "No One" to "Belaian Jiwa."

The well-marinated mix of lamb and chicken satay is worthwhile, with a succulent meatiness that might put scrawny street stall skewers to shame. Roughly RM26-plus for 12 sticks.

"Moonlight" wok-fried noodles, with a raw yolk rising over plump prawns and springy beansprouts. About RM18 including taxes, it's tasty enough to signal that Studio Lounge's kitchen is crowded with competent cooks.

Nasi lemak, also satisfactory for a hearty supper. Studio Lounge serves Western fare too, including pizzas and pastas topped with roast pork.

Peanut butter alert! Couldn't resist ordering the alcoholic peanut butter sundae smoothie, consisting of peanut butter, dark rum, honey and monin vanilla syrup, but unfortunately, it proved too bland to recommend.

Mojito, red wine, what else? Oh, no beer, since we're not fans.

Next on our radar, House at Mutiara Damansara's e@Curve, an offshoot of House at GTower. .

House's Facebook page recently indicated that its one-for-one happy hours for cocktails would last through 9pm, but when we arrived at 8:30pm, we were informed it was only up to 8pm. We drowned our sorrows nonetheless with an Absolut Flirtini (vodka, triple sec, pineapple juice).

Pink Lemonade (absolut vodka, lemon juice, simple syrup, soda).

Yo-ho-ho and a bit of rum: Matusalem Clasico and Captain Morgan Spiced.

Bonus: holding court at e@Curve's courtyard, Moo Cow's frozen yogurt beckons.

Monthly flavors are always worth trying here. June's was Pat Poh herbal tea yogurt, with our topping selection of Oreos and pumpkin seeds.

Studio Lounge,
Ground Floor, Tropicana City Mall.

House at e@Curve,
Mutiara Damansara.
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  1. the raw egg yolk, delicious....i hope i can eat less egg...I constantly have 4-5 eggs per cholesterol is rising..

    1. Cindy: it's very difficult to resist eggs, ya. Guess we all need more discipline in our lives. But yep, the egg yolk helped to make the moonlight noodles here quite tasty.

  2. I want to try moo's eight treasures fro yo! Sounds interesting!

    1. Michelle: moo cow's monthly flavors are always lotsa fun :D

  3. This month's MooCow is green tea and black sesame! :)

    1. Rebecca: ooh, very japanese! =)

  4. Moo Cow's Pat Poh herbal tea flavor nice or not?
    The satay looks very nice..though abit expensive =p

    1. Melissa: the pat poh flavor is interesting, though it still tastes like frozen yogurt in the end =) yeah, i think the satay is OK for sharing, since it's quite meaty :D

  5. herbal tea yogurt?!! wow first time I hear about this. Pumpkin seeds in the yogurt, it's also a first for me!

    1. Eiling: heheh, you can choose different types of toppings for the frozen yogurt. pumpkin seeds sounded healthy :D

  6. Pat Poh herbal tea yogurt? Sound weird.... If they add peanut butter maybe I will try. LOL

    1. CK: hahah, peanut-butter-and-pat-poh sounds very, very strange! =)

  7. yay . belaian jiwa ..
    I use to play this song when I am in secondary school ..
    feel like want to play it now. kakakaka
    the CKT looks good

    1. Simple Person: heheh, i think i used to enjoy the song, but it's more of a song to listen to when you're young or you're in love :D yeah, the food here is not bad. quite decent =)

  8. Replies
    1. Baby sumo: and you have cute kid photos with the cow and yogurt to prove it too! :D

  9. Studio Lounge has Egg chairs! I wonder if they are the real thing. I love Moo Cow too, I think I eat too many Moo Cows

    1. Footfringe: heheh, i wouldn't really have noticed the chairs except that you had mentioned them! :D eating moo cow is still healthier than eating baskin-robbins (i think!) =)

  10. Pat Poh herbal tea yogurt with Oreos and pumpkin seeds? That's very daring!

    1. Missyblurkit: it sounds like a strange combo, but it worked quite well (luckily for us, heheh)! :D

  11. Hi Sean I'm sv, yr outlet need any Christmas carol in dec?

    1. SV: hi, apologies, this isn't my outlet, so you'll have to contact studio lounge directly (i don't have their phone number) =)


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