Saturday, April 6, 2013

Geographer Restaurant & 32 Bistro @ Puchong

Checking out a couple of Puchong hangouts: Geographer Restaurant & 32 Bistro.

First up, IOI Boulevard's Geographer pub, to soak up the sun's dying rays.

Geographer serves food from multiple continents, but we opted for its European menu. The Kartoffeln Salad (RM8.50+) is a German potato recipe, half-boiled here with chopped gherkins and a mustard-mayo dressing. Creamy comfort food, simple but steadfastly satisfying.

But while Geographer's menu includes ambitious fare like foie gras, that and other items were unavailable when we tried ordering them. For the Nicoise salad, the quail eggs on the menu were unexpectedly replaced with a regular egg, while the tuna was completely missing.

These Green Dinosaur and Sunset Strip cocktails are pricey but fairly potent at RM36++. Unfortunately, the menu fails to list their components; the service team is also unable to say.

Next up, 32 Bistro, a setting that might seem strikingly Bangsar-inspired.

This bistro's offerings are wallet-friendly; this duck confit hovers around RM30, served in a stew of carrots, onions & mashed potatoes that could feel like comfort food too.

Char-grilled beef patties with mushrooms (RM20++). Won't win awards for the Klang Valley's finest food, but hearty & tasty enough to please.

The bar's martinis clock in at a low-looking RM20 each, but their impotence makes it clear that customers should choose wine or shots of hard liquor instead.

Note: 32 Bistro & Bar operates a second branch at Sunway Pyramid.

Geographer Cafe @ IOI Boulevard,
Puchong.
32 Bistro & Bar,
32, Jalan Puteri 2/6, Bandar Puteri, Puchong.
Tel: 03-8062-8216
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30 comments:

  1. Hmmmm...Puchong certainly seems like a really happening place these days. Ooooo...I love duck! Slurpsss!!!!!

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    1. Suituapui: oh yeah, there's definitely more diversity going on now in puchong's restaurant scene :D and ya, anytime I see duck confit on the menu, I'll try to order it =)

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  2. Sounds like the first place does not stock up items in case they don't sell.

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    1. Baby Sumo: maybe that makes business sense, though it's not the best thing for the customer :D

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  3. Have not been to this part of Puchong, but why would something be on the menu if it not offered or offered differently !

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    1. Wong: ooh, this part of puchong seems to be fairly popular. it's always a bit disappointing though when the menu promises something different from the reality =)

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  4. We love duck confit, the version I had was stewed in plum source, sweet and sour taste. Yum Yum!

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    1. CK: sounds like an interesting recipe for duck confit! i like duck confit with mashed potatoes, heheh =)

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    2. I have always thought that they've closed down. Apparently I do miss puchong quite abit. Apart from the traffic at the toll, I guess everything else is good.

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    3. Sycookies: oh yeah, I do actually know quite a few folks who live in puchong, and they seem generally satisfied there (including with the food options) =)

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  5. wondering if this geographer cafe has any relations to the one on jonker street?

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    1. Bob and Julie: interesting question. i suspect it's not, since the concept and food seem to very different =)

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  6. Tried both before...I find the food comforting in 32 Bistro while Chicken Alla Cacciatore is good at Geographer...hehe =)

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    1. Ulric: ya, 32 bistro reminds me a bit of what telawi street bistro used to be before it closed. and ooh, i like chicken cacciatore, maybe i should have tried that at geographer :D

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  7. Mmm... I do need to explore that side of the city more. Hoping something fabulous will pop up to entice me.

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    1. The Yum List: oooh, puchong's pretty good for Chinese food, but its western fare tends to be limited to bar grub =)

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  8. puchong is now a hot place to explore food&drinks. there are so many plaza that we can go!

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    1. Jean: ya, you're right, the restaurant scene in puchong today is quite different compared to puchong five years ago, heh =)

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    1. Mr lonely: glad u like 'em!

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  10. Hi Sean, great post. That duck looks delicious!

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    1. Linda: oh yeah, I love duck. Gotta have it at least once a week, I think. And thanks =)

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  11. Nice to know they've got a happening place like this in Puchong! :D

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    1. Ciki: yeah, the people of puchong deserve some decent hangouts! :D

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  12. Err.. looks like this aint worth a drive to Puchong for me! :)

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    1. Rebecca: oooh, i guess if you're ever in the area and you need some western food, these are two options :D

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  13. Is it me or is the photo misleading? Hehehe but the duck confit looks a tad dry?

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    1. Missyblurkit: you're right, it does look quite dry in the photo. i think it ended up tasting OK though, once we dug into the flesh, heheh :D

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  14. I sometimes go for a drink at Chatime (next to Geographer)...at the same time can enjoy free live music from Geographer. kekekekek.....

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    1. Melissa: ooh, i hope geographer's music isn't too loud! :D

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