Friday, August 28, 2015

Preview: Bowery Petit @ Taman Tun Dr Ismail

Monkey bread, bagel balls, frozen custard & pizzas by the slice: A made-in-Manhattan fervour rules TTDI's vibrant new Bowery Petit pizzeria & pastry shop, named by its NYC-loving Malaysian founders after the Lower East Side neighbourhood.

Bowery Petit is poised to open on Saturday, August 29. A preview event this week revealed that patrons can expect a distinctive array of American-associated guilty pleasures, all prepared in-house - soft, cinnamon-sprinkled 'monkey bread' pastries, pepperoni-tinged bagel balls, & massive 22-inch pizzas topped with the likes of beef ribs & BBQ sauce, chicken prosciutto, roasted peppers & artichoke hearts, or heirloom tomatoes & fresh basil (RM10.80 - RM15.80 per pizza slice).

The range is tempting - Boston cream pies to pecan pies, cherry lime pop sodas to peanut butter brownie milkshakes. Note that Bowery Petit might seem more of a grab-&-go outlet - there's sufficient seating here for perhaps 40 patrons, but it's not a place that's meant for lingering too long. That component comes next in The Bowery Group's master plan, with a full-fledged Bowery restaurant expected to open somewhere else in KL next year.

Bowery makes an interesting choice for its coffee, procuring beans from Perth's Blacklist Coffee Roasters. Now in the hopper: The Pitch Blend (Brazil + Panama), designed for full-bodied milk-based beverages (hot lattes & flat whites cost RM10.80).

Bowery Petit TTDI
48 Persiaran Zaaba, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Kuala Lumpur. Daily, 11am-11pm. Tel: 03-7710-0295

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23 comments:

  1. Ooooo...I'd be spoilt for choice!!! So many to choose from!

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    1. Suituapui: choose the creamiest-looking pastry of all ... that's usually my route! :)

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  2. I lose all self control when it comes to baked goods. ;-)

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    1. The Yum List: it's worth the calories when the baked goods are good! :)

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  3. I'm so jealous that KL has so many nice bakeries!

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    1. Ken: heheh, i remember having good bread too back when i was in penang actually :)

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  4. Love Boston cream pies... so yummy!

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    1. Baby Sumo: ooo, hopefully you'll like the version offered here! :)

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  5. The decor is nice enough and I absolutely love Boston cream pie, Sean! :) People look as if they are enjoying themselves, which is a definite plus.

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    1. Linda: it's not often we see Boston cream pies here in Kuala Lumpur! :) and yup, this was a happy preview party :D

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  6. That pizza is larger than two of me stomachs laid side by side, combined! haha. Don't mind some of that pizza love!

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    1. Ciki: heheh, yeah, those pizzas are meant for herculean appetites ... i think you might like the one with chicken, peppers & artichoke :)

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  7. A very classy looking bakery. The two young gentlemen in blue.....the owners?

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    1. Contact.ewew: yeah, this place is quite polished. but no, they're guests of the owners - i don't think i have the owners in any of the pics here :)

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  8. Too many choices, don't know how to choose, haha.

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    1. CK: choose the frozen custard (which i didn't manage to try that day, heheh) :D

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  9. wow....the bakeries look so attractive la...
    all also want to try...hahahha

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    1. Melissa: haha, ya, i know exactly what you mean :D

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  10. Tried this place yesterday. The pizza was nothing great, the monkey bread was just dough, and the bagel ball was too salty! We were the second set of customers in the door yesterday morning as we knew that seats were limited. After spending about RM 85 on coffee and food, the female cashier (and owner I am assuming?) asked us to move to a smaller table, where the 3 of us had to squeeze, because she wanted our table for an expected party of four. Now, this was just ridiculous in my opinion, even though we were nice enough to move. If we could wake up early in order to get a table, I failed to see why this group got special treatment. Then of course this party of four shows up and they are her friends. Really? How exactly are you running your business? She then hovered over the first set of customers that preceded us and basically ushered them out the door. We were there for about an hour and she was already breathing down our necks to get out. Next time post a sign that says maximum 20 minutes on each table instead of subjecting us to your private game of Diner Dash. A total waste of money and time.

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    1. Hi Madhu, we are grateful for your honest feedback. We are continuously striving to improve our products and service to serve our customers better. Have a good weekend ahead.

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  11. Found this posh looking cafe while waiting for a client. Place looks well put together and had quite a wide spread to choose from. Setting looks cosy, but nothing too original. All in all a good start. Unfortunately, thats where it ends. Staff looked annoyed. Flies everywhere. Cashier lady who i think owns the place seemed to have an attitude problem. Being a foodie, all that is water under the bridge.. im more into the food.. which brings me to this next part... the food is overpriced.. pretentiously named baked goods which really isnt all that. coffee is also rather disappointing. What started off as a very promising set up now comes across as a "wannabe" cafe - just another business investment, no passion. Too many of these kinda places coming up these days. Wont be surprised if they open up a whole chain of Bowery's in the near future. Would I come back for seconds? NO.

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    1. Hi Ampangfoodie, thanks for your feedback. We have noted your comments and will look to improve in those areas. Hope you have a good weekend ahead.

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  12. A lot to choose from! But from the few we tried.. was not great (too sweet) sorry. Pizza was very chewy.. probably because its been out for quite a while.. or maybe americans just like stale pizza. Place looks very nice! but so does every other hipster cafe these days. My take: too cool for school with little walk to back the talk

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