Tuesday, February 21, 2017

The Banker's Draught @ Desa Sri Hartamas

Desa Sri Hartamas' latest pub debuts with tasty Southeast Asian temptations that we scarcely see in KL's watering holes - from Malaysia, the Laksa Johor, blanketed with fish-&-prawn gravy & bolstered by can't-fail sambal belacan, is comfort food with a local soulfulness (RM22), while from Indonesia, the croquette-like snack food of risoles boasts a satisfying freshness, its crisp breadcrumb exterior yielding to a hot, moist filling of chicken, potatoes & bechamel sauce, paired with kitchen-made green sambal ijo as a punchy dip (RM15). While most customers head here for a pint, the bar's friendly team obliges requests for cocktails - sip on a classic Old Fashioned or the house signature of The Auntie, a blend of rum, midori & pineapple juice.

The Banker's Draught
41-1 Jalan 23/70A, Desa Sri Hartamas, Kuala Lumpur. Mon-Fri, 4pm-1am; Sat-Sun, 12pm-1am. Tel: 016-666-4195

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8 comments:

  1. I'd KIV that. Never tried Johore Laksa before.

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    1. Suitupua: personally I like Johor laksa better than Assam laksa ;)

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    1. The Yum List: yep, hartamas isn't a bad neighbourhood after all ;)

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  3. My hometown is JB, but never tasted Laksa Johor before, hehehe. :P

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    1. CK: heheh, terrible la ... you should support your home state food ;)

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  4. I immediately thought of bank draft hah..hah.. I should probably order The Auntie to go with my laksa :D

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    1. Phong Hong: haha, I assume someone involved in the founding of this place is a banker or ex-banker ;) I wonder if they have a cocktail called The Uncle :)

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