Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Chi Mac Bistro & First Step Coffee @ Solaris Mont Kiara

Steamed silkworm pupae, known as 'beondegi,' are the highlight at Solaris Mont Kiara's Chi Mac Korean bistro - the light, delicate crunch of the skin yields to the squishy-juicy squirt of the pupa's core, with a flavour that's earthy-nutty, a bit like briny canned peas with a wet, woody odour. Makgeolli is available if you need liquid courage before confronting the brown bowlful of beondegi soup (RM30), but if you truly can't bear a bite of this protein-packed snack, take comfort  that Chi Mac's patrons mostly order the Korean fried chicken in flavours like garlic, pepper, green onions, soy or sweet-&-sour (RM48 a sharing plate).

Chi Mac
J -OG-15 Soho KL Solaris Mont Kiara, Kuala Lumpur. Tel: 03-2035-6838

Helmed by a Korean team, First Step Coffee makes a move into Solaris Mont Kiara with its house-roasted coffee beans, offering single-origins & blends for purchase by the bag, built with sources like Kenya AA, Ethiopia Yirgacheffe, Honduras El Manzano, Colombia Supremo, Guatemala Antigua, Costa Rica Tarrazu & Brazil Yellow Bourbon. You can also take advantage of this calm, crowd-free space by having a cup here - be warned though that lattes & cappuccinos cost a relatively hefty RM14.

First Step Coffee
L-01-06, Soho KL, Solaris Mont Kiara, Kuala Lumpur. Thurs-Tues, 8am-12am

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12 comments:

  1. Coffee for me please. I have no desire to try the beondegi soup ;-)

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    1. The Yum List: i think you're definitely in the majority, hehe :)

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  2. Silkworms? They look like our sago worms. Eyewwwwwwww!!!! No, thank you. Hehehehehe!!!!

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    1. Suituapui: haha, but they're nutritional!!! :D

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  3. If the coffees are good, I won't mind paying RM14 for it....since I recently paid RM15 for a cuppa! ;D

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    1. Contact.ewew: hopefully you enjoyed that RM15 cuppa! :)

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  4. you had me at Steamed silkworm pupae!!! wowwwww :D

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    1. Ciki: yay! i actually like them too ... we finished the entire bowl/pot :)

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  5. I dropped my jaws when i saw that scoop of worms... thanks... but no thanks.

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    1. Ken: heheh, i'm happy to eat them on your behalf! :D

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  6. Sean you are so bad, show us the worm dish photo at the beginning of your post ~>_<~

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    1. Choi Yen: heheh, the worms are actually quite delicious :D

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