Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Galerie Du Vin @ Glomac Damansara & Happer @ Damansara Jaya

Checking out a couple of suburban watering holes that sprouted this year around Petaling Jaya, starting with Glomac Damansara's Galerie Du Vin. 

A few nice touches to the decor of this fairly friendly restaurant, casual enough despite its wine-focused theme to make for a fuss-free weeknight meal.

The menu revolves around meat & seafood, including competently prepared roast pork.

Catfish, supposedly with a Portuguese influence in the recipe. The fish is OK, while the sauce is creamy & flavorsome; ultimately, one could do far worse than eat here.

The range of wine is fine too, offering something for most booze-loving budgets.

Barely a 10-minute drive from Galerie Du Vin (on a weekend, that is), Happer should also satisfy whenever the urge for cracking open a bottle of red or white is high.

(Possibly) hundreds of bottles of vino on the wall; we'd love to take them all home.

Happer's menu also strives to be crowd-pleasing; there's guaranteed to be demand for a decent Hokkien Mee, even one where crispy pork lard is absent.

Mini pork burgers with an unexpected accompaniment of tempura-like battered veggies, also satisfactory for stuffing the stomach. Won't win awards, but that's not what this neighborhood hangout is out to do.

Caveat: When we visited, both Galerie Du Vin & Happer were not serving wine by the glass. That's unfortunate, but that should change at least for Happer ...

... since an Enomatic wine dispenser is part of the furnishing here.

Galerie Du Vin (no pork served),
A-G-9, Glomac Damansara,
Mon-Sat, 4pm-2am. Tel: 03-2857-2711

Happer (pork served),
54, Jalan SS22/25, Damansara Jaya.
Tel: 03-7727-1012

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26 comments:

  1. Hokkien mee with lard suits me :p

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    1. Ken: me too! a mountain of lard, if possible! luckily there's pork liver in the hokkien mee here though, heh :D

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    2. There's liver in the Hokkien Mee? Sweet! So hard to find liver in hokkien mee these days :P

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    3. Lifasacynic: heh, yeah, we love our live, rite :D

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  2. Hokkien mee without pork lard? No..... :P

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    1. CK: haha, we should all form a pork lard fan club! :D

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  3. So this is Gallery Du Vin but the hokkien mee captured my attention.Pork lards!

    Wilson

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    1. Wilson: oh yeah, i've only had hokkien mee two or three times this year, so it was nice to indulge in it here :D

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  4. Why no lard in the Hokkien mee and yet they serve pork burgers?

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    1. Suituapui: good question! maybe they ran out of lard that evening or something! =)

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  5. i'll skip the food.. will go for Macallan 1946

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    1. Cquek: that sounds rather wise. head straight for the best! :D

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  6. Strange hokkien mee...no pork lard! Hmmmm....

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    1. Missyblurkit: heh, we need to submit a petition requesting the lard! :D

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  7. Happer's wine display looks very tempting.

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    1. The Yum List: yeah, i'd happily drink a bottle from their display everyday :D

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  8. I love the mural and photos on the walls. The mini pork burgers sound tempting.

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    1. Linda: oh yeah, the photos on the wall add a nice character to the place. and i like mini burgers cos they take up less stomach space, heh :D

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  9. I prefer Hokkien Mee with pork lard, it's always best to come together with these combination^^

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    1. 比比: true, it's a recipe that really works! :D

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  10. Was supposed to go for a tasting at Du Vin but had dinner plans already. Some photos I saw frm the bloggers who went did look tempting :)
    And oh I think I'm the only one who doesn't like Hokkien mee or pork lard :P

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    1. Rebecca: ooo, it's a pretty decent restaurant, i guess, though i only ordered a couple of dishes. not sure i'd return though =) heheh, i'm not a major fan of hokkien mee, but i do like having it once every few months :D

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  11. be interested to know which type of catfish they use, hopefully it's not those "dory"

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    1. KY: heheh, true, hopefully not, considering it costs RM32 :D

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  12. Happer is my current go to place to grab a pint of the black stuff. The Siew Yoke there is quite yummy as well!!

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    1. UnkaLeong: ooo, i wanted to order the siew yok, but unfortunately, it was not available that afternoon. maybe will bump into you at happer some evening when the craving for roast pork strikes :D

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