Monday, February 24, 2014

Frisky Goat & Thursdvys @ Taman Tun Dr Ismail

It's been an action-packed weekend for folks in TTDI, where not one but TWO terrific new cafes roared open to brisk business: Frisky Goat at Burhanuddin Helmi ...

 ... & Thursdvys, which opened on a Saturday, ironically, at Datuk Sulaiman 1. Note that Thursdvys is pronounced 'Thursdays' _ the spelling quirk is simply meant to help this outlet stand out on Instagram & Twitter.

Frisky Goat & Thursdvys have very little in common, except that they're both filled with buoyantly friendly people & both places radiate plenty of positive vibes. Frisky Goat's probably our better bet for now, since it's serving hot food, while Thursdvy's kitchen will only open late next month.

 Let's not save the best for last: Frisky Goat's baked eggs (RM18.50) seem like the most satisfying ever in Taman Tun ...

 ... perfectly prepared, beautifully balanced in both flavour & texture, mixed with slices of spiced sausage, cherry tomatoes & beef bacon that's surprisingly tastier than the norm, partnered with Frisky Goat's own-baked crusty toast. Absolutely adore this.

Poached eggs are served with a difference too, atop a fresh-tasting Belgian waffle (waffles are becoming perceptibly trendy in the Klang Valley) & partnered with seared salmon, sauteed mushrooms & an eye-catching, tomato-tinged hollandaise sauce. RM21.  

The French toast (RM20) employs a less ordinary recipe as well, expertly executed & convincingly complemented with apple chutney, spiced roasted walnuts, honey, vanilla ice cream (super-smooth) & chantilly cream.

 Cakes here are also distinctive: The strawberry-raspberry Red Opera, topped with crimson-coloured almonds, will turn heads.

 Love Frisky Goat's espresso creme brulee, soft & sumptuous. Actually, our only possible complaint about this place is that it's not big enough; seating can feel cramped & vacant tables will be scarce on weekend afternoons.

 Frisky Goat's owners graciously acknowledge that their prowess in coffee-making might not be this neighbourhood's most impressive, but they still do good work with their Colombian beans. The outlet will extend its hours through dinnertime soon; expect heartier bistro-style fare including beef bourguignon. Frisky Goat is also a bakery, so head here for pastries galore.

 Also totally worth a stop: Thursdvys, one of KL's most handsomely designed caffeine bars. Hats off to the people who worked on constructing this place; there's a lot to admire here _ we're not sure where to start.

Blends from Singapore's Common Man Coffee Roasters surface again in KL; the coffee's nice & nuanced here.

 Beat the heat with a peach cooler mocktail or an iced latte.

Hot food should be served starting March 22, but customers can trifle with various desserts at Thursdvys for now. All in all, both Frisky Goat & Thursdvys are set to soar in the popularity stakes. Take note, writers of "Twelve Brunch Places in KL You MUST Try Before The Zombie Apocalypse Hits" lists.

 Frisky Goat
72, Jalan Burhanuddin Helmi, Taman Tun Dr Ismail. Beside Public Bank.
Open Tuesday-Sunday starting 8am. Through 5pm for now, 11pm eventually.

Thursdvys
22, Lorong Datuk Sulaiman 1, Taman Tun Dr Ismail. Same row as Presto supermarket.
Open 9am-10pm, closed Thursdays (!!!)

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42 comments:

  1. Those goat eggs are so gorgeous. I'm sure they taste better than pictures!

    Wilson

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    1. Wilson: great eggs here, greatly satisfactory...

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    2. Ting Tan: nope, sorry for the confusion that Wilson caused. The eggs at Frisky Goat are regular chicken eggs :)

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  2. Haven't really venture into TTDI food scene. It looks like it's picking up pretty rapidly now. The food at Frisky Goat looks promising...

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    1. Chong: yeah, taman tun's getting crowded, it's now a new nerve centre for coffee bars. and yup, frisky goat's food exceeded expectations =)

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  3. I just been to TTDI last 2 weeks and didn't notice there are new cafes! The strawberry-raspberry Red Opera looks so delicious, 1st time I saw this combination for opera cake, so tempted to try it!!

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    1. 比比: hope you manage to check out these two places the next time you're at taman tun! i think you might enjoy the food and coffee here =)

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  4. That strawberry-raspberry Red Opera cake caught my attention, nice photo. So colorful and nicely-presented...

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    1. Ken: thanks! i usually don't like berry-based desserts, but you're right, this one looked so alluring, it was impossible to resist! :)

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  5. I think I go back two weeks is not enough to visit all these new cafes! Hahaha.

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    1. CK: heheh, that's why you must come back and stay for at least one month! :D

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  6. I m anticipating on getting frisky with the baked eggs at Frisky Goat! :P

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    1. Ulric: i'd like to have an affair with those baked eggs! :)

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    2. These 2 comments from both of you are giving me different ideas :p We're talking about food, right? LOL Checked out Thursdvys just a few hours ago. Loved their iced peach mocktail, very refreshing. Will be getting frisky with the goat soon :)

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    3. Jimmy: haha, i'm never sure what i'm talking about :) oh ya, for the current weather, all icy fruity drinks are welcome :D i hope you like the goat! try to go during off-peak hours, i think :)

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    4. getting frisky with the goat's eggs. *faint die me*

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  7. I love the name "Frisky Goat", Sean! LOL! I also love the exposed brick, and those baked eggs look like something I would absolutely love!

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    1. Linda: yeah, this was one of my favourite lunches this month! =)

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  8. LOL!!! Steer clear of the goat if you don't want to be frisked! Muahahahaha!!!! Food looks awesome though, Truly drool-worthy!

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    1. Suituapui: haha, the goat makes us all smile! and so does the food :D

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  9. Oh my everything does look so good!

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    1. Rebecca: i think you'll enjoy these two places! =)

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  10. Nice! I like everything you ordered, but the baked egg especially since we've been wanting to eat a good one for a long time.

    I like the trend of having funky, avant garde, artisan (or just plain wordplay) for the name of the establishment too! Frisky goat indeed

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    1. Huai Bin: yeah, i'm always in the market for great baked eggs too! i only get them two or three times a year, heh =) and yeah, even though there are a couple of outlets named 'frisky goat' in other countries, it's cool that we have something like this in kl now too! =)

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  11. Seems like TTDI is the place to hang these days.

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    1. The Yum List: yeah, i spent half my weekend in taman tun, heheh =)

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  12. Initially i thought you had the spelling wrong LOL! I like the color and interior deco especially the corner in your last picture. The food looks appetizing and shoild looks as good as it taste. Looks like a wonderful new place to hang out !

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    1. Wong: yeah, agreed with everything you wrote, and i love the design of that corner at Thursdvys too! :D

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  13. My type of cafe, I want to try the baked egg

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    1. Cquek: yeah, baked eggs are the best :D

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  14. The baked egg looks so good but the prices for those breakfast/brunch food are getting higher, maybe I should try to make them at home :P

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    1. Choi Yen: good luck with that! i guess it'll take some practice, but you might have fun experimenting and perfecting your home-made recipes :D

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  15. Haha, love your reference to the writers next viral article title :p

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    1. Rachel: heheh, thank you :)

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  16. wondering is it "halal" cafe...?

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    1. Norlizawati: Frisky Goat does not serve pork, while Thursdvys is run by a Muslim team :)

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  17. Hi Sean,

    We are the team behind the handsomely designed and built Thursdvys and also a few other cafes that you have reviewed.
    Hope you enjoyed the ambience.

    Cheers!

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    1. The Great Indoors: have enjoyed all your work, from urbean to the grumpy cyclist to thursdvys. keep up the fantastic work, ya :)

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  18. ive been living in ttdi for all my life and didnt realize that there's a new cafe around Datuk Sulaiman with a unique way to say Thursday. will check it out soon :) and thanks to u fr the heads up.

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    1. Anna: hope you enjoy your visit to the cafe :)

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  19. Thursdvys cappucino was really bad, very burnt and the body felt like low fat milk, no sweetness at all

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