Thursday, February 20, 2014

The Rabbit Hole @ Changkat Bukit Bintang

The Rabbit Hole recently hopped into the site that formerly housed two excellent restaurants, Le Bouchon & El Rincon. It's off to a promising start so far, aiming to bring back the thrill to Changkat Bukit Bintang.

We really like The Rabbit Hole's leafy, alfresco "Bamboo Forest" dining section; it's distinctive & adds an air of seclusion that's not always attainable on this bustling street. Potentially pretty romantic too, on the right kind of night.

The Rabbit Hole's street level also holds a distinguished-looking gentleman's club, as well as a graffiti bar & "Green Room" club. Plans are afoot for a rooftop pool bar to be launched eventually too.

The menu here is extensive, with plenty of fun choices. The salted egg yolk buffalo wings (RM23 before taxes) could turn into a deep-fried addiction, genuinely flavoursome & well-prepared, served with a spicy chilli aioli. Very respectable East-West recipe.

We also enjoyed the Iberico Spanish black pig 'presa' shoulder steak (RM58), medium done with a hint of truffle oil, partnered with mashed potatoes, veggies, bacon & wild mushrooms. A wonderfully succulent, wholly satisfying alternative to beef steaks.

An interesting bet for dessert: the playfully concocted Faberge Egg plate, basically grapes coated in cheese & toasted almonds, paired with minted fruit tartlets (RM31). It's inventive, spinning its own take on a fruit-&-cheese platter.

Have wine will dine; customers can also enjoy respectable renditions of Tommy's Margarita (tequila, agave nectar, lime juice) & The Last Word (gin, green chartreuse, maraschino liquor, fresh lime juice).


The Rabbit Hole
Changkat Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur
Daily, 4pm-3am

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20 comments:

  1. any part of the iberico pig sounds good to me! Faberge Egg plate .. how cute!

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    1. Ciki: heheh, the black pig rules! :D and ya, i was curious to see how the faberge egg plate would turn out :D

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  2. I was wondering if they do serve rabbit meat here LOL :p

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    1. Ken: haha, so far no, but that could be kinda cool :)

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  3. I love the name of this place...and the ambiance is so...nature-like! Love it! The food looks pretty good, too.

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    1. Linda: yep, i was born in the year of the rabbit in the chinese calendar, so i love all names associated with rabbits! and the ambiance is unique, true, especially on a street that's mostly packed with pubs. enjoyed the food more than i expected to :)

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  4. Nice place! When I first saw the name I thought is a cafe, haha.

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    1. CK: haha, ya, the rabbit hole could be a cool name for a cafe also :D

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  5. This really looks like a very nice place to chill out with friends after work or over the weekends~ =)
    Seems like more and more places with such ambiances and nature themes are coming up; it is indeed trending eh? ;-)

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    1. Christy: yeah, i think it could do well. service here is very friendly too. i'd be happy to see more places with a back-to-nature theme :D

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  6. I like the concept - different dining areas with different themes and a gentleman's club to boot!

    The Faberge eggs plate looks and sounds interesting! I have a vested interest too coz I have a replica of...a Faberge pencil (yes, he makes pencils too). Haha. I can't even afford a Faberge egg replica coz the good ones I've seen are made with 24k gold and gems too.

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    1. Huai Bin: yeah, they've got a snazzy thing going on here. i hope they're trying to build an enduring place here, since too many places at changkat close after one or two years nowadays =) ooo, haha, yeah, this faberge egg dessert would be the closest thing i can get to a faberge egg. i've never heard of faberge pencils, but i just looked them up online and they look exquisite :D

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  7. Ahhhhh!!!! Alice in Wonderland!!! Nice place!

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    1. Suituapui: heheh, Eat Me and Drink Me! :D

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  8. Anything with salted egg yolk gets a thumbs up from me! :D

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    1. Baby Sumo: salted egg yolk wings might be a fun recipe to experiment with! :D

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  9. In Australia at present. No bar here comes close to you Rabbit Hole ...
    Believe me I have drank at a few. lol
    The staff are the best I have encountered in a long time. Just so happens I have been in the Industry for many years so I do know great staff when I see them.
    Can' wait till I get home to KL. My first stop will be the Rabbit Hole and see one of the Great Bands.
    Plus all the Eye Candy lol
    See you soon Rabbit Hole.
    Chrissy

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    1. Chrissy: you're right that service here is excellent :)

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  10. Seems like a nice place to chill. How about parking area? Where should I park? :)

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    1. Yuh Jiun: there's an open-air parking lot across the road, though it could cost at least RM10.

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