Friday, January 17, 2014

SOP @ Paradigm Mall & Tetto Rooftop Lounge @ Berangan

A day-&-night peek at a couple of new watering holes, starting with SOP at Paradigm Mall's boulevard.

SOP's menu seeks to please crowds, starting with Parma ham platters, then moving on to pork bacon carbonara pasta & stretching into pork burger, chop & knuckle territory before winding up with a Guinness chocolate lave cake that's creamy but could benefit from a bolder, more beery resonance.

 German beers are a highlight here, spanning the pleasant-drinking Bitburger to the likes of Wernesgruner & Licher.

Another possibility for folks who like alfresco bars: Tetto, this one closer to the city center, near Changkat Bukit Bintang.

Tetto's a rooftop lounge with walls of eye-catching graffiti. A nice touch.

 Skewered meat & pizzas form the food here; cocktails are limited to classics like Mojitos, with the service team more eager to steer customers toward beer & whisky.

Bonus graffiti-scrawled stop: Manchester Press in Melbourne. Seems to be a cafe by day & events venue by night.

Nice vibe & fun fare (especially the foie gras mousse cones) specially catered for this evening.

And of course, booze makes everything much, much better.

 SOP
Ground Floor Boulevard, Paradigm Mall, Kelana Jaya, Petaling Jaya

Tetto Rooftop Bar (above Fuzio)
29, Jalan Berangan, Kuala Lumpur

Manchester Press
Rankins Lane, Melbourne, Australia


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26 comments:

  1. Great review, Sean! The decor here is very....unique and loud. :)

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    1. Linda: haha, that's a very cool way of putting it! :D

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  2. The choc mud pie seems convincing! :D

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    1. Ken: long time no order for me, heh :D

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  3. Guinness choc lava cake!! I would be happy enough with just choc lava cake but to add that with Guinness.. that seems like a perfect match! :)

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    1. Iamthewitch: true, it's a fun way to experiment with popular recipes :D

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  4. I know where to bring my brother for some German beer next time he visits ;)

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    1. Baby Sumo: heh, he'll be spoiled for choice with the wide and appealing selection =)

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  5. We were just at Paradigm Mall earlier today! Spent 5 hours there and never even saw SOP!

    We should venture out to the Boulevard more, I seldom do that. Thanks for the recommendation as usual, you always point out places I usually miss! :)

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    1. Huai Bin: 5 hours is a very long time to spend at that mall! heh :D ya, i like the outlets at the boulevard, since they're more spacious and they have a more open feel. hope you guys enjoy your next visit to paradigm! =)

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  6. I do know that the chocolate cake is called as xin tai luan and you can make it yourself~ XD

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    1. Mr Lonely: home-made cake sounds good! :)

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  7. Bitburger! Must try tat at least once =)

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    1. Ulric: it was surprisingly enjoyable! well, at least for me, a person who's not a fan of many beers, heh =)

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    2. Same here! Not a beer fan but game to try any beers!
      This would sound right "I'm having a bitburger with my pork burger" on my FB status :P

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    3. Rebecca: ya, it's interesting to taste good beers and to learn what makes them more enjoyable than the regular brands :D haha, and yep, that would be an awesome status update!!! :D

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  8. I love the resolution to eat more dessert! Please pass me one of these boozy

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    1. Cquek: more desserts, and more cocktails, hopefully! :D

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  9. Bacon? Did I hear bacon? Count me in! Ummmm...no open air dining for me, thank you - I'd be dripping in my perspiration!

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    1. Suituapui: one plate of bacon coming up next time! :D ooo, the weather has been nice and mild lately, and i hope it stays that way for as long as possible =)

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  10. selection of german beers? hmmm that's interesting.

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    1. Eiling: yeah, hope they succeed in capitalizing on that =)

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  11. We went to Manchester Press too! But for brunch. :D

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    1. CK: ooo, it must be a quite different feeling there for brunch & for evening events! :D

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  12. Porky yumms in Paradigm Mall! Yippee!

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    1. Missyblurkit: ya, at last, knuckles and ribs! heheh :D

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