Sunday, August 19, 2012

La Rambla @ Yap Kwan Seng

This watering hole might seem a little unsavory to some, but it attracts a substantial crowd with its friendly service crew and satisfying Italian fare.

The long list of pizzas and pastas will leave indecisive diners in a daze; for something fun, try this calzone-like pizza, supposedly shaped like a dragon. 

Break open the dough for a treasure trove of turkey ham, mushrooms, mozzarella and runny egg. It's a messy mix but it tastes better than expected. About RM30.

 Cocktails at RM19++ represent a decent deal, especially since their potency is reasonable. Both the Perfect Martini and Dry Martini feel as fulfilling as RM28++ ones elsewhere.

Tequila Sunset and a house red that's definitely easy-drinking. 

Tea for teetotalers. Note that live music might kick in after 9 p.m.

Bonus place: desiring more drinks, we hopped over to Changkat Bukit Bintang's Gypsy Bar, which looks a little dodgy these days, but that's happening all over Changkat.

Exactly what we drank is now lost in the mists of our memory.

Sail away with me, to another world, and we rely on each other, ah ah ...

La Rambla,
Megan Avenue 2, Jalan Yap Kwan Seng, Kuala Lumpur.
Open daily, last orders at 11:15pm
Tel: 03-2161-3010
Gypsy Bar,
Changkat Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur.
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24 comments:

  1. Haha...it did look a little unsavory to me too...too bad we only had space for one calzone =)

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    1. Ulric: there are a few interesting-sounding pastas here, including a spaghetti cooked either in or with an egg omelet with clams. If I were working closer to this place, I might try heading here for lunch, since the place might look a little brighter during daytime =)

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  2. I don't see the dragon..... LOL

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    1. Ck: true, I don't really see a dragon shape for the pizza either. I'm not sure what I see. Maybe a tortoise without legs =)

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    2. As long as it's a calzone, it really doesn't matter what shape it is. I *heart* calzones... a treasure trove of... whatever you put inside it, I guess. :P

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    3. Kenny: ooh, i'm not really a fan of calzones in general, cos i don't like all that dough. but it'd be fun to order a 'mystery' calzone and try to figure out what's inside :D

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  3. Dragon? And we cut out the dragon to eat its innards? Hehehe. Pardon me..I am just on a slightly sugar high mode that leaves my imagination a lil uncontrolled too.

    Though seriously I can't see the shape of a dragon:P

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    1. Missyblurkit: heheh, a healthy imagination is a good thing, i think! but yeah, slay the dragon! you're right though, i think they intended to make it dragon-shaped and they tried, but it must be more difficult than they had thought, maybe =)

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  4. Hehe! I thought it would be a Spanish restaurant since La Rambla is a place in Barcelona.

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    1. Baby Sumo: good point! i figure they chose the name because it's catchy (or maybe the owner has a sentimental attachment to la rambla somehow) :D

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  5. Hee! Unsavoury people can be found in unsavoury places! Were they trying to make the calzone look like a dragon or was it just coincidence?

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    1. The Yum List: phew, fortunately the food here was savory (and so were the people, i think!) :D well, the menu claims that it's a dragon-shaped pizza. but maybe they need to work on that, heh =)

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  6. the calzone like pizza looks like a monster

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    1. Michelle: a sea monster from the deep, perhaps! :D

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  7. the calzone look so different from Dragon...the content not so appealing too...wonder how good it can be..

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    1. Cindy: heh, must appreciate that they made the effort :D it tasted good to me, like a warm ham-and-egg sandwich =)

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    2. the most delicious calzone I tasted so far was in bandung..weird hor? some the environment is like a tropical jungle like that...I have no idea how calzone and such enevironment can work so well..

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    3. Cindy: heheh, sounds like Bandung has some good Italian restaurants too, maybe to cater to the tourists. But ya, maybe the nicest place to enjoy some calzone might be on a street in Italy somewhere =)

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  8. Had dinner at Menya Musashi yesterday (sorry to hijack La Rambla, lazy to go to the right entry to comment on this). The ramen was very yummy, the soup was super. The ordering system confused us most - and because we made an error in entering the order, we had to cancel it and start again. There was four of us, so you can imagine the looks the people behind us in the queue gave us :)

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    1. Footfringe: yay, glad you enjoyed the food after all that :D but ya, i agree, am not a fan of the ordering system. we stood there for quite awhile, asking questions about the difference between the the soups, the number of chicken slices, egg slices, etc. i think we took more than five minutes to complete our order! there was nobody behind us in the queue at first, but by the time we finished ordering, a short queue had formed! i'd prefer ordering at the table and having a menu placed in front of us :D

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  9. I tried a similist calzone b4 but I still prefer the normal pizza..

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    1. Simple Person: ya, i prefer the regular pizzas too. maybe cos i don't really like eating the pizza crust, heh =)

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  10. You were at Gypsy bar?!! picking up some gypsies?!! heheh

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    1. Eiling: heheh, gypsy bar's name is quite misleading! no gypsies at all here :D

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