Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Fauchon Paris @ KLIA & Mango Tree @ Suvarnabhumi


Checking out a couple of airport cafes: First up, eating & drinking at KLIA can be a little less dismal, thanks to Fauchon Paris.


Spaciously wide-open & seemingly perfect for people-watching, though the watchers will probably end up being watched themselves by passers-by.


A cheese sandwich seems like the quintessential airport food, but Fauchon's version is undeniably decent, with a baguette laden with sliced emmental, tomatoes, lettuce & cucumbers. For RM21++, you get exactly what you'd expect.


A bit more upmarket: Norwegian smoked salmon with steamed potatoes & salmon eggs. Luscious, but the serving, though large, won't justify the RM52++ price tag.


Blinis with horseradish & dill sauce. Warm & fluffy, fine for mindless nibbling.


Super-dense chocolate cakes & superbly creamy cheesecakes are also available. Bravo!


But the main reason we lingered here was for the drinks: Fauchon's own Szechuan-pepper spiced vodka and 10-year-old whiskey. All RM35++ by the glass.


Single-grain gin & 10-year-aged Martinique white rum. Cocktails are also offered, though the RM90++ Kir Royale seems too rich for our blood.


Open 24 hours. If only this outlet wasn't past passport control, we could almost imagine being peckish at 3 a.m. & deciding to drive here for some food.


Biscuits & tea for purchase before rushing off to the plane.


Next up, visiting our northern neighbor: Bangkok's Mango Tree might be best known for its charming eatery in the city, but folks departing this Land of Smiles can relish a final taste of Thai cooking at a branch located in Suvarnabhumi Airport.

Mee Khor Moo Yang _ thin noodle soup, made flavorful with grilled pork neck. Wish that we could have at least one outlet in KLIA that wouldn't steer clear of swine.

Ayutthaya-style beef noodles. Meat, balls and tripe, all here, all tasty.

Mango Tree's signature cocktails include this one served in a coconut shell, a thick, smoothie-like creation brimming with vodka, malibu, fresh pineapple juice and coconut milk.

Mango Tree Smile (Mekhong whiskey, blue curacao, fresh mango, rose lime juice, sugar syrup).


Fauchon Paris,
Kuala Lumpur International Airport.


Mango Tree,
Suvarnabhumi Airport.
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22 comments:

  1. If possible, will try the Mee Khor Moo Yang there! :)

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    1. “追食富迪”: yeah, pork noodle soup is very enjoyable :D

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  2. We saw Fauchon Paris when we were KLIA last month, but since we going Paris, so we didn't try the food there. LOL Hmmm maybe next time then. :P

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    1. CK: heheh, ya, i usually only eat Burger King at KLIA, but i'm happy that there's Fauchon Paris now which serves alcohol:D

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  3. i doubt i'll feel peckish at 3am and drive all the way to KLIA! but when im in that area, i'll def check it out. haha

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    1. AugustDiners: heheh, my home is just next to the MEX highway, which makes KLIA not much more than a half-hour drive. but yeah, it's still kinda far to travel, even for a 4am cocktail and cheese sandwich :D

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  4. I'd like to try the noodles. Hmmm...new one at KLIA? Went to one once - great the first time (when it first opened), not fresh the second time around...no quality control. Can't remember the name now.

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    1. Suituapui: not many attractive options at KLIA, but i hope Fauchon Paris is here to stay. and hopefully there'll be more similar cafes opening here in the years to come =)

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  5. That's what I call a proper cheese sandwich! Certainly wouldn't mind a 3am drive too if that place is not past passport control...

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    1. Missyblurkit: heheh, a good cheese sandwich is a great supper snack. and ya, it'd be nice if there was a cafe like this at the airport's public area :D

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  6. Have fun in Thailand Sean!

    Wilson

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    1. Wilson: heheh, thanks, but i'm actually back in KL already :D

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  7. Mango Tree at the airport is my favourite. I will always have a glass of orange juice and a tom yam.

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    1. Eiling: ooo, ya, i was scouring the airport for a cafe to have a light bite, and it was between Mango Tree and a japanese outlet. in the end, Thai food won, heheh :D

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  8. wow....you are at BKK edi. Enjoy the makan spree there ;-)

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    1. Melissa: heheh, i was in bangkok, but i'm back in kl now! it wasn't a long trip, so i didn't have much makan opportunities though, heh =)

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  9. oh yeah, i blogged about the Paris place before (in KLIA)- interesting food :) I need to learn how to eat at more airports like you too! I used to a long time ago .. haha

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    1. Ciki: I'm attracted to airport cafes that promise cocktails, wine or any form of non-beer liquor! :D

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    1. Vito: thank you very much =)

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  11. Would love the smoothie in coconut from Mango Tree!

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    1. Babe: yeah, i enjoyed it, especially since it was an alcoholic smoothie! wish we could get that in KLIA :D

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