Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Black Market @ Kampung Pandan

We're always in the market for a place like this: Black Market peddles provocatively pleasurable wares of pork & wine forbidden at some other restaurants.

Endowed with a verdant view that unfurls over the horizons of the Royal Selangor Golf Club, this spacious eatery is a slice of calm, scarcely a ten-minute drive from KLCC.

The menu's mouthwatering: Begin with linguine (RM28), tangled with black truffle pate for from-the-earth fragrance & a soft egg for slippery creaminess.

Thin-crust pizza with jamon iberico & rocket (RM28). Nice, but could be more lavishly topped.

Black Market's priciest merchandise: the Wagyu burger (RM68), with a thick slice of beef grilled marginally past medium-rare, partnered with nachos & guacamole.

This little piggy went to the Market & never came back: Tri-pork fried rice, sinfully blessed with bacon, luncheon meat & crispy lard (RM28).

Mega-massive pork ribs, intriguingly deep-fried with "bunga kantan" torch ginger buds & coupled with a minty dip. Strictly for sharing.

One gripe: Black Market currently serves wine only by the bottle.

On the bright side, complimentary bottled water is served, with nice goblets to go with it.

Black Market shares a compound with Caffeinees; drive into the same entrance, then look for a small building behind Caffeinees. The venue's near Ciao Italian Restaurant.

Black Market,
16, Jalan Kampung Pandan, Off Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur.
Open daily through late.
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39 comments:

  1. Must go for eat & drink someday .... Thx.

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    1. “追食富迪”: it's a nice place to escape after office hours, especially for people working in the city center =)

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  2. I was told that the official launch is on 16th march, which means you did it again!! 1st paying customer!

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    1. AugustDiners: ooh, that reminds me, i forgot to mention in the entry, there's currently a pre-launch food discount of 30 percent off many of the dishes. quite worthwhile! :D

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  3. HAHA wow! My bro was complaining yesterday that I put too much spam into his fried noodles. Wait till he sees this fried rice!!!!! HAHA

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    1. Vien: heheh, spam-a-lot! :D i'm actually not a fan of spam at all, but i do love me some pork lard =)

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  4. What a name! Food look ok....more or less like the rest. So many over your side, I wonder how they can survive... They really have to come out with something that's a cut above the rest to really stand out.

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    1. Suituapui: heheh, there are 7.5 million people living in the klang valley, including kl, so i guess we need a lot of eateries! :D

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  5. great find Sean! I like the piggy who went to market and never returned. ** burp **

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    1. Ciki: yeah, alas, the poor piggy never knew what hit him! *burp* :D

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  6. Fried rice with crispy lard, that sound soooo yummy!

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    1. CK: heheh, ya, it adds a crunchy texture to the rice :D

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  7. Ah thanks for the directions at the end. I know exactly where is it now. That area is nice. Wagyu burger but no pork burger??

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    1. TNG: yeah, traffic is a bit nightmarish heading there between 5pm to 7pm on weekdays, but after or before that is fine :D oooh, they do have a pork chop burger. sounds interesting =)

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  8. The fried rice and linguine is a must for me...yes yes yes. That should quite a pretty scenery of the green course...something like Ciao?

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    1. Missyblurkit: the linguine's a nice one, with both egg AND black truffle pate :D yeah, Ciao is still a more elegant option on this street, but i like the spaciousness of Black Market's setting too =)

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  9. Black Market? The name like some illegal store... hehe...
    But the linguine & thin crust pizza looks good! ;-)

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    1. Melissa: heheh, ya, it's a cool and catchy name. it makes customers wonder what will be served here :D the pizza's a nice snack, though i feel greedy and wish it had more ham on it :D

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  10. Looks good especially the linguine. Or perhaps the soft egg made it all delicious. Haha. I was about to make a visit to ph pastryhouse but after seeing this, I guess that visit can wait as this makes it to the top of priority list. Haha.

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    1. Chong: the egg does add a gorgeous creaminess to the pasta. heheh, maybe you can head here for savory porkiness, and then drive to ph pastryhouse for dessert :D

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  11. As soon as you prohibit something it becomes more desirable. When will man learn this? The egg topped plate is making me hungry. :-)

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    1. The Yum List: yeah, the idea of the forbidden fruit hearkens back all the way to the beginning of mankind, it seems :D heheh, i'm definitely glad that eggs aren't forbidden! =)

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  12. I love the name of this place - Black Market! Although a lot of indulgent dishes, I am only having eyes for that tripork fried rice! haha

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    1. Iamthewitch: ya, one of the best names for a restaurant in KL, i think! :D heheh, i haven't had lunch yet, and i'm dreaming of pork ribs =)

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  13. Black market indeed...liking the looks of the jamon iberico & rocket pizza...can 'kah liu' ar? :P

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    1. Ulric: heh, i guess can try asking. the restaurant staff seem quite friendly and obliging, though not sure about their flexibility =)

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  14. Oooooh! I like the look and feel of this place. And the name too! Would like to try that linguine with truffle paste. :)

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    1. Bangsar Babe: yeah, there's a peaceful, pleasant vibe here that's kinda charming. i think it'll be a popular hangout especially on weekends. and the linguine is quite reasonably priced, since it has that truffle paste :D

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  15. saw this under renovation previously when i went to Caffeinees back then, finally open eh? shall try soon. =)

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    1. Jean: yeah, it's an interesting companion restaurant to caffeinees, which serves no pork, i think. hope you enjoy it :D

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  16. Black Market ... thought the name was pretty bizarre. Imagined it to be a dingy dodgy place but it looks the total opposite. Hehe the decor is actually pretty nice!

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    1. Baby sumo: heheh, yeah, the name on its own already made me curious to visit this place. And yeah, the appearance of the restaurant doesn't match the name at all. But yeah, in a good way! =)

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  17. There's a promo going on for Black Market!

    http://www.groupon.my/deals/klang-valley-kuala-lumpur/Black-Market/716812813?nlp=&CID=MY_CRM_1_0_0_73&a=715827975

    "Brunch Set Meal at Black Market for 1 (RM16) / 2 (RM30) People"

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    1. Melissa: ooh, that's definitely a worthwhile bargain if the quality and quantity are maintained! =)

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  18. Been there last 2 week, generally was ok,some room for improvement in the food portion and enviroment.

    Keep it up

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    1. Ck: glad to hear you enjoyed it

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  19. Hi, may i have the contact number for this restaurant?

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    1. Kio Zaii: sure, it's 03-9284-8886

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