Saturday, November 29, 2014

EGG: Eight Gourmets Gala @ Bandar Sunway

Eight is enough at this new dining destination in Bandar Sunway, which brings together eight eateries in a single space.

 
 
Grab a table anywhere in this hall & order from the eight options; not all were open when we visited earlier this month, but they will be really soon. There's Hakka Crab for Chinese hawker fare, Hook & Cook for seafood, Malt Berry Ape for wine & whisky, Chiyo Sushi for Japanese cuisine ...

 
 
 ... Yi for vegetarian fine-dining (hmmm), Nibbles (a salad, soup & sandwich bar), Confessions of Lady Laura for desserts & Caffeinees - the final name is a clue to the origins of Eight Gourmets Gala. This place is run by the folks who operate various other restaurants, including Caffeinees, Black Market & Niu Taste in the city centre.

 
 
 Our orders came from Hakka Crab, Caffeinees & Malt Berry Ape - we stuck to seafood, starting with the moreish crispy-fried squid heads (one piece isn't enough once you begin munching; heck, five isn't enough) with salad & sesame dressing (RM22).

 Hakka Crab's mud crabs were a bit out of our budget (RM168 for a 1.1-kilogram serving, cooked with salted egg, curry, egg white, dry curry, kam heong garlic or sweet-&-sour sauce), so we settled for a cheaper but still satisfactory big bowl of mee sua with crab meat (RM38 for a portion that three can share).

 
 Fried mee hoon with clams & petai? We knew we'd be ordering this when we spotted it on the menu. RM28.

 Hakka signature stir-fried prawns (RM46), a solid recommendation with vibrant, complexly briny flavours. No complaints about most of EGG's food; everything tastes reasonably fresh & well-executed - kudos to the kitchen.

 
 Wrapping up with Japanese-inspired salmon skewers, tender & topped with plenty of roe & mayo (RM18) ...

 
 ... & Italian-influenced pizza with dory fish & a light mint sauce, a decent bet for RM22.

 
 No lack of coffee here, though the Gigacino (RM13; a super-sized cappuccino) seems somewhat gimmicky.

 The bartender was missing when we visited, so we couldn't try the cocktails (one with vodka, passion fruit & chia seeds sounds cool); wine is available from RM66 per bottle, but note that's a retail price that doesn't include a RM30 dine-in corkage fee. Alternatively, liquor lovers can sample a Royale Iced Coffee laced with a little bit of Cognac (RM13).

EGG: Eight Gourmets Gala
Ground Floor, The Pinnacle Annexe, Persiaran Lagoon, Bandar Sunway, Selangor
Somewhere behind Sunway Lagoon Resort. Park at The Pinnacle office building basement. Open 11am-11pm daily


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28 comments:

  1. What a funky concept for a restaurant...should keep the whole family happy!

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    1. YouHadYourLunch: everyone from grandma to baby brother should be happy with the diversity here :D

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  2. The bright lights would give me a headache. The pizza looks good!!! :)

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    1. Linda: heheh, it'll be interesting to see how this place looks at night-time :) glad you like the look of the pizza :)

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  3. this place is quite far from my place. but when I see Hakka Crab, well done! so proud of my dialect people. Will travel the distance just for this. :)

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    1. Sibu Food Diva: heheh, i'm half-hakka too .. though i'm quite bad when it comes to knowing about the details of the hakka heritage :)

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  4. Everything looks good here but the prices :p

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    1. Ken: yeah, i think they have to cover pretty high overhead costs, etc :)

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  5. Oooo the place looks so bright.... mmm crispy squid heads sounds good for a snack.

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    1. Baby Sumo: ya, lotsa natural sunlight by the windows ... heheh, i love squid heads for the texture :)

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  6. Mighty interesting place =)

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    1. Ulric: it has potential, particularly with the coco.tei upcoming collaboration :)

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  7. wah, nice loh, u went to so many place jor~~~

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    1. Happy walker: happy exploring! :)

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  8. I will order fried mee hoon with clams & petai too!!
    I saw petai selling in one of the Asian supermarket in Stockholm last week, almost want to buy that, hahaha.

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    1. CK: heheh, i love petai ... petai sambal, petai prawns, etc :)

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  9. Squid looks so good! For a while I thought they were soft shell crabs - distracted by the name of the place. Love that name - Hook & Cook, a play on the phrase and so appropriate considering that it's a seafood place.

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    1. Suituapui: ya, there's also soft-shell-crab on the menu here ... and up, hook and cook is a super-cool name! :)

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  10. With a name like EGG, i thought it might only serve that. Not that i'd mind! Was the Hakka Crab fresh ar? :)

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    1. Ciki: heh, it's a bit of an awkward name, but catchy :) didn't manage to try the crab, cos it was priced out of our budget :)

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  11. When I saw this post, I thought it's all about my fav food item :D Good concept with lots of choices with 8 eateries in one place. Love crispy fried squid heads!

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    1. Contact: yay for a fellow egg-lover! :) and yup, it'll be fun to cross-order between the chinese and japanese eateries and more :) the heads are the best part of the squid ;)

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  12. I would like to choose seat right beside the window with view of Sunway Lagoon!

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    1. Choi Yen: ya, i think that's the nicest table! :)

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  13. Sean, have you considered having an instagram account? =p

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    1. Elle: i have, but photography's not my forte, and i'm pretty lazy. maybe someday, heh. thanks for asking :)

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