Friday, August 2, 2013

Retro Club @ Heritage Row & Telawi Street Bar @ Bangsar

Retro Club's name, ambiance & food all seem at odds with each other, but this Heritage Row newbie serves fair-enough Tex-Mex fare & well-executed cocktails.

Deep-fried chimichanga, stuffed with lamb & served with Mexican rice & refried beans.

Big eaters, rejoice: A platter of cheesy beef nachos that four can share costs scarcely RM20.

Taco "salad," featuring chicken, cheese, salsa, green onions, tomatoes, lettuce, olives, jalapenos & sour cream in a flour tortilla shell.

Might be madness, but Retro Club's Margarita is one of the best we've had this year.

The house wine's not as good, but shots of Patron XO return the smile to our faces.

Jose Cuevo tequila & Bacardi Carta Blanca rum.

Retro Club's business hours seem erratic. But they're often open weeknights.

Bonus booze stop: Telawi Street Bar, a recent addition to Bangsar. No relation whatsoever to the late, lamented Telawi Street Bistro.

TSB provides a pleasant balcony perch overlooking the street, but though its cocktails are cheap, they're far (very, very far) from fabulous.

Retro Club,
Asian Heritage Row, Kuala Lumpur.

Telawi Street Bar,
33A, Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar Baru, Kuala Lumpur.

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18 comments:

  1. What an experience: the food looks well planned and beautifully plated . .

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    1. Cquek: tex-mex meals can be hit-or-miss sometimes, but luckily, the food here hit mostly pleasant notes =)

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  2. Gasp! Deep-fried chimichanga!! Yeah...I gotta remind myself to not to blog before sleep...*stomach growls...*

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    1. Sycookies: that chimichanga would make an excellent supper snack! carb-loading before zzzzzzz, heheh :D

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  3. the cocktails at TSB look pretty...pity they were far from fab:(

    Retro club generally has some potent drinks. Have to agree with you on their margarita. Certainly good!

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    1. Missyblurkit: yeah, the TSB cocktails were kinda weak. and their selection is really limited =) phew, thanks for the endorsement on retro club's margarita. i almost thought i was imagining things, since i really enjoyed it! heheh :D

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  4. The cocktails certainly are nicely displayed, too bad they weren't fabulous. I love retro!

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    1. Linda: retro chic! yeah, it's always a risk when ordering cocktails at untested bars. sometimes it's a hit, often it's a miss =)

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  5. Tex-Mex! Sure would love to try... There's a hotel coming up in Bangsar, right? Next trip, can stay there and go and eat at all these nice places around there.

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    1. Suituapui: heheh, i like tex-mex too, cos it's hearty and the flavors are punchy :D ooo, i think the pullman bangsar was supposed to open this year, but i'm not sure what's happened to it. but yeah, you'd find a nice variety of nice restaurants if you're staying around bangsar =)

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  6. TSB.. used to be "the restaurant" to go to in Bangsar for special dining occasions.
    And how clever of the new outlet to use the name Telawi St Bar :)

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    1. Rebecca: heh, yeah, i have really fond memories of telawi street bistro. really good foie and seafood and meat dishes. it's a restaurant i miss. and i do wish telawi street bar could live up to the TSB name =)

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  7. "far (very, very far) from fabulous" - hee, hee! So what are you trying to say? ;-)

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    1. The Yum List: heheh, i have to say though, occasionally it's good to drink bad cocktails, cos it helps us to appreciate the good cocktails more =)

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  8. What is the record of cocktails you had in a day? hehehe

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    1. CK: hahah, maybe 10 ... or maybe even more :D

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  9. This does look like great value for money and I do like a place that’s buzzing.

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    1. Cquek: tex-mex food does generally hit the spot for hungry patrons =)

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