Monday, April 15, 2013

Chapters @ Bangsar & Chapter One @ Hartamas

Fresh culinary chapters recently began in Bangsar & Desa Sri Hartamas; first up, the story of Chapters, a Bangsar bar & grill for motorbike enthusiasts.

Beef's the boss on Chapters' masculine-sanctioned menu, monopolizing everything from marvelously meaty enchiladas (RM18++) ...

... to 250-gram-patty burgers richly topped with chili con carne (RM19++).

Hearty & fiercely flavorsome. Maybe we'll come back for Chapters' steaks, spaghetti bolognese, beef pepperoni pizzas & beef green curries sometime.

Merlot & Sauvignon Blanc, at RM18++ per glass (RM80++ for bottles).

Shots of Jagermeister & Jose Cuervo Gold, at RM11++ each.

Chapters is located beside American Choppers, a Harley-Davidson dealership.

Turning the page to Chapter One, which has secured a strong following in Sri Hartamas & will be opening a second branch in Kota Damansara's Sunway Giza.

Porky pub grub's the highlight here. A classic pork burger (RM28++) features a 200-gram minced meat patty, melted cheese, sauteed onions, mushrooms & tomatoes; not bad, even though the patty tastes a tad too processed for our preference.

Slow-braised pork shoulder sliders in mantou with Oriental spiced gravy, julienne leeks & carrots (RM14++). Nitpicking: the buns could be steamed softer & fluffier.

Deep-fried pork ribs cooked with fermented bean curd (RM15++), with sweet-&-sour house-made Thai chili sauce. Crispy-juicy, making up for their boniness.

Watermelon Martini (skyy citrus, midori, watermelon juice).

Toasted Almond (skyy vanilla, vodka, amaretto, milk).

Excellent house-pouring wines, with Chilean, South African, Italian & French ones by the glass at no more than RM22++. The Torresella Blush Pinot Grigio is a nice rose.

Chapters Bar & Grill @ Bangsar

Chapter One @ Desa Sri Hartamas

Chapters @ Bangsar

Chapters Bar & Grill @ Bangsar,
5, Jalan Tandok, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-2202-2166
Chapter One Bar & Bistro @ Hartamas,
70, Jalan 27/70A, Desa Sri Hartamas, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-6211-7484
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26 comments:

  1. Wow...those motorbikers do need their beef...I for one will be visiting just to get beefier! :p

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    1. Ulric: heheh, yeah, Chapters feels like a very testosterone-fueled outlet. unfortunately for me, instead of getting beefier, i'm getting porkier! heh :D

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  2. Hi Shawn, as always, what a great post! The food here looks fascinating and succulent. The signs are humorous. :)

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    1. Linda: oh yeah, lotsa juicy meat here. And the signboards at Chapters would especially be rib-tickling for beer lovers! :D

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  3. That 250gm burger is calling my nameee...!! :P

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    1. Bangsar Babe: we could all form a Burger-holics Anonymous club and have our support group meetings here! :D

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    2. Include me too! :3

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    3. Ulric: oh yes, you definitely qualify as a burger addict! :D

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  4. Who says only men can enjoy the beefing up at Chapters?! Those enchilladas looks amazing...

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    1. YouHadYourLunch: heh, sounds like a miscalculation on my part! Looks like the allure of those enchiladas spans both genders! :D

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  5. Good Lord!!!! The enchiladas certainly look like to die for!!!

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    1. Suituapui: bountifully brimming with beef! Though it looks like beef is stealing the spotlight completely away from poor pork in this post =)

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  6. I would love that Deep-fried pork ribs cooked with fermented bean curd! ;-)

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    1. Melissa: oh yeah, the pork ribs at Chapter One were yummy (even though they were half bones, half meat, heheh) :D

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  7. Cheap shots and meat enchiladas. Sounds dangerous. ;-)

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    1. The Yum List: heheh, yeah, RM11 shots definitely are an encouragement to drink up! :D

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  8. I'm hoping they have bike parking spaces right outside at Chapters!

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    1. KY: actually i think they do! good for bikers, bad for car drivers, heh :D

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  9. Hi Sean, I think it's really nice that you include prices in your blogposts now. Very informative! :D

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    1. Baby sumo: heheh, ya, I'm trying to nowadays, though sometimes it's difficult because i don't have the receipts with me while I'm writing the blog post :D

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  10. Yay for another dining spot in Bangsar. Looking forward to this kind of old school bar.Back to basics.

    Food looks promising and nothing beats a cheap shot!

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    1. Peoniesandpancakes: oh yeah, i like it when non-sleazy bars open, heh. so far, it seems to be kinda quiet, so i'm hoping that business picks up for Chapters soon =)

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  11. Meat galore! Yummy! Its a nice spot for meat lovers like me!

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    1. Missyblurkit: yeah, meat plus plenty of wine and cocktails equals my ideal dinner! :D

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  12. wah very similar names.. and if I ate like you, i think all the dishes would be a blur after awhile. can u actually remember what dish from where in a month's time? :P

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    1. Ciki: heheh, this chapter of the blog is all about chapters :D oooh, you're right, sometimes my memory gets a little bit foggy. but having the blog helps to jog the memory :D

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