Saturday, November 23, 2013

Marquee @ Bukit Bintang & Grid 9 Gastropub @ Maharajalela

Checking out a couple of places downtown that serve late dinners comprising offbeat recipes, starting with Marquee, a recently launched restaurant & lounge at Bukit Bintang's BB Park.

 

The top temptation's the Tommy Gun Burger: French toast topped with beef patty & brown sauce (RM25++). It works, sorta; the kind of hot mess that's worth at least a few bites.

 

For more familiar comfort food, Sarawak laksa (RM18++) is offered; might not be the best in town but unlikely to be the worst.

 

Cocktails come in the customary Cosmopolitan & Mojito forms.

 

A ten-minute drive from Marquee, there's a quieter retreat to be found at the ground-floor gastropub of Grid 9, a new backpackers' hotel near the Jalan Maharajalela monorail station.

 

Malay Tex-Mex? Tacos stuffed with spicy sambal prawns, lettuce & tomatoes (RM10). (Relatively) cheap & (fairly) tasty.

 

Wine & hard liquor are both available at Grid 9.

 

Marquee Lounge

BB Park, Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur

Grid 9 Gastropub

Grid 9 Hotel, Jalan Maharajalela, Kuala Lumpur

The gastropub is closed Sunday & Monday nights

 

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20 comments:

  1. Very interesting and unique decor, Sean. I love your descriptions here.

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    1. Linda: thanks! yeah, some eye-catching stuff here =)

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  2. RM18 for Sarawak laksa!!! *faints* :D

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    1. Suituapui: heheh, it could cost even more at some other klang valley outlets :D

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  3. Grid 9 has quite nice and minimalistic decor... I've always envisioned Malaysia's backpackers hostels to be dark and dingy... hehe!!

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    1. Baby Sumo: heh, true, this does seem a bit more upscale and well-decorated, perhaps catering for the more demanding/discerning backpacker! :D

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  4. Malay Tex Mex... hmmm.... doesn't sound too appetizing.

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    1. The Yum List: heheh, it turned out pretty much OK, the flavors didn't clash :D

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  5. Having Sarawak laksa in a lounge, interesting experience. :P

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    1. CK: heheh, ya, and can pair the laksa with a refreshing mojito cocktail :D

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  6. Very intriguing combination of sambal spicy prawns and tacos, i think it might works since it has the "spicy" element :D

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    1. Ken: I think u're right, it was smart of them to use something with a spicy kick that was reminiscent of Mexican flavors in a way =)

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  7. I like the idea of the malay tex-mex :)
    And the price doesnt hurt either!

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    1. Rebecca: heheh, ya, fun fusion at an acceptable cost :D

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  8. Very interesting place , I love the deco

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    1. Cquek: yeah, can see quite a bit of effort put into the surroundings =)

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  9. Malay tex mex sounds brilliant!

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    1. Missyblurkit: ya, it'd be cool actually to see what other malay tex-mex recipes could come about! :D

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