Monday, November 5, 2012

Ante Kitchen @ Solaris Dutamas

Ante Kitchen & Bar: Round Two. Earlier entry: Oct. 16, 2012.

Ante's salad of lollo rosso lettuce & deep-fried pork trotter slices transforms fibrous, leafy virtue into crispy-fatty vice. Tossed with roasted peanuts for a salty crunch.

Up The Ante Burger, featuring an herb-laced pork patty swaddled in prime cuts of bacon strips, partnered with a runny-yolked egg, tomatoes, onions & sauteed mushrooms, sandwiched in fluffy raisin buns that seal a succulent deal for deliciousness.

Pork seldom gets more succulent than Ante's signature chop, served with a baked apple, berry cream sauce & mashed potatoes.


Let it pour: if the weather's rainy, customers receive 20 percent discounts off soups like this pumpkin warmer, a steal even at its original cost of barely RM14.


Ante now serves cocktails. Tasty & reasonably potent for RM28 each.


Highly drinkable house wine for RM18 a glass. Cute touch for the empty bottle decorative labels.

Not sure how much longer corkage will be waived, but we hope the fee will remain minimal.


This restaurant is available for bookings under TABLEAPP, which enables customers to make instant reservations at Malaysia's top restaurants, while saving time and money in the process. Reserve your table at this restaurant by clicking here.


Bonus stop: From Ante, it's only a five-minute walk to Barfly, a watering hole that offers some of Solaris Dutamas' cheapest liquor prices.

Most customers focus on beer at Barfly, but there's still a shortlist of cocktails.

From Mojitos to Apple Martinis, the ladies will likely like how these look and taste.

Ante Kitchen & Bar,
A2-G1-09, Solaris Dutamas, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-6206-3364
Open daily through late.
Barfly,
D1-G3-06, Solaris Dutamas, Kuala Lumpur.

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24 comments:

  1. The deep fried pork trotter on salad definitely something worth trying. Another nice place at Solaris !

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    1. Wong: yeah, thanks to the crunchy lettuce and the even crunchier pork skin, it's fairly enjoyable. Reasonable-sized portion too, sufficient to share =)

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  2. Agreed 100%! The raisin buns goes very well with juicy bacon-wrapped pork patty and d rest....I was wondering why u din order tis on ur 1st first there...haha =)

    Will be heading here on Wed nite for some porkylicious dinner! =)

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    1. Ulric: oh, the menu has been evolving. The first night, there wasn't any burger with bacon-wrapped patty on the menu, so I ordered the regular pork burger. The next round, they added this Up The Ante burger on the menu =) Hope you'll enjoy your dinner!

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    2. Ah ic...tats wat they told me too...and tats why I m heading back to sample more of their evolving menu...hehe =)

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    3. Ulric: hope there'll be lots of hits and very few misses =)

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  3. pork trotter salad! Sounds absolutely delish and healthy!

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    1. Missyblurkit: it's a salad worth pigging out on! :D

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  4. Food looks good. That burger! @.@!!! Love the egg! Would wanna try the pork chop... Not easy to get this here, most everywhere - no pork served.

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    1. Suituapui: ooh, we're fortunate that in KL, there've been countless cafes in recent years that have sprouted up specializing in pork :D

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  5. I love love love pumpkin soup! BUT I only like those that are thick and creamy :P Though... that 20% off is very tempting!

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    1. Vien: ooh, the pumpkin soup didn't look very creamy here when it was placed on our table, but it ended up tasting satisfyingly thick and sweetly flavorsome :D

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  6. It all looks delicious, and yet I only keep eating hokkien mee every time I go to Publika!

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    1. Footfringe: heheh, some habits die hard! but if the hokkien mee stall is ever closed, u know where to turn! :D

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  7. Deep-fried pork trotter slices? Wow, that sounds promising? (not chewy ahh?)

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    1. Pureglutton: ooh, more crispy than chewy. it had a meaty bite though :D

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  8. Where ante located? Don't think I pass by any restaurant called ante le..

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    1. Smitten By Food: ooh, it's on the main solaris block, down the escalator from publika, facing the main road, same row as pappa rich =)

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  9. The pork chop with the baked apple looks like a hearty meal!

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    1. The Yum List: quite a classic combo, rite, pork chop and apple :D

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  10. Does the pork chop go well with the cream sauce?

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    1. Baby Sumo: ya, i think it did. it helped that the sauce had tangy berries in them to add some zing :D

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  11. wah then i'll choose to go there on a rainy day. does drizzling count? heheh

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    1. Eiling: heheh, the owners of this outlet are quite considerate and reasonable, so i think they'll give a discount on drizzling days too :D

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