Sunday, September 23, 2012

Beer Hive, Paparazzi and Top Drop @ SSTwo Mall


A roundup of SSTwo's watering holes, kicking off with Beer Hive, a lively, friendly hangout for lovers of pork and beer.


Jelly Belly _ twice-cooked pork belly in garlic soy glaze, lust-worthy and lustrously fatty.


UFO fried bean curd puffs, or "taupok," stuffed with pork and fish. Can't stop munching!


Addictive bar snacks are the way to go: PIGgers, BeerHive's specialty of spice-marinated pork.


WTF nachos, served with house-made savory pork chili and creamy cheese sauce.


We almost ordered this; actually we did, but then we chickened out: Let's Dive _ Tiger beer, served with a diving mask and snorkel. Chug, chug, chug!


Beer cocktails are all the rage here: Guinness Mocha (guinness, kahlua).


Real Man Snakebite (strongbow, tiger, absinthe, ribena).


Beer-haters, rejoice (but why are you here?): regular cocktails and shots are available ...


... as is drinkable wine, sold fortunately by the glass.


Next, Paparazzi, which heaves with happy customers even on weeknights.

Paparazzi's TV screens flash a non-stop barrage of images of everyone from Beyonce to Lindsay Lohan, portraying them at both their most glamorous and grottiest.

Intrigue Caipirinha and Hpnotiq Mojito. Decent drinks, about RM30 each.

Finally, The Top Drop, which specializes in whiskey (alongside some wine).

On a night like this, acoustic performances of Eric Clapton's "Change The World" and other easy-listening hits might hit the spot.

The Top Drop serves snacks like shepherd's pie and chicken rendang, but we opted for something darker: Ghirardelli chocolate.

Glenmorangie. Much to drink equals much forgotten.

BeerHive, Paparazzi and Top Drop,
SSTwo Mall, SS2 Petaling Jaya.
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20 comments:

  1. Pork and beers; probably the best combination. Haha.

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    1. Chong: heh, even though I'm not much of a beer fan, I can't argue with that :D

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  2. Belly jelly? Hmmm will eating too much of it make my belly jello like?

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    1. Missyblurkit: a jello belly sounds as scary as a beer belly! Heheh :D

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  3. I lol to myself at the idea of diving into beers. Great great idea, will try it the next time I am there!

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    1. Mcass: heh, it's such a hot Sunday today that I'd wanna dive into a nice cold pool! An icy cold beer would be good =)

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  4. in my food dictionary, there's nothing compared to beer and pork. Sean, u successfully made me crave for this tonight ... I had Hungry Hog last night, and it was my very first time, the patty was SUPER AWESOME!!! And now when I read through your post, the spice-marinated pork looks sooooo alluring.... T^T huhu.. I want !!!

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    1. Eunice: heh, the pork fan club is very big (and so is the beer fan club, although i'm not a member, heh). i wish there was a pork burger here at beer hive, but ya, the pork dishes here are good. am happy to hear you enjoyed the hungry hog too! :D

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  5. Guinness Mocha, does it mix with mocha?

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    1. Cindy: nopes, it's guinness and kahlua =)

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  6. Not much of a beer person too, but the finger food at Beer Hive sounds great!

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    1. Baby Sumo: yaaa, finger food was good for a night like this, since we had already eaten dinner before coming here, heh :D

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  7. Wah.. beer hive looks packed hor. and the pork snacks look fab.. no wonder la. is the happy hour offer good?

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    1. Ciki: oh yeah, the folks of SS2 seem to be big fans of beer hive and its piggy fare, heh =) sorry, didn't manage to look at the happy hour prices though :D

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    1. The Yum List: unidentified foodie objects, maybe! :D

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  9. I'm amazed that there are NEW outlets opening at SS2 mall!

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    1. TNG: some of them attract a decent crowd too!

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  10. I can see that there's a lot of porky goodness going on there. nice!

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    1. Eiling: pork plus beer equals a good time for customers here, heh :D

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