Monday, December 01, 2008

Bits and Pieces

A 2 in 1 deal...

(May 2009)

Added a photo and food prices to the Sid's review. :)


Question: Do you trust my taste? :)
If your answer is "Yes" - please accept these small photo-less reviews of places that I have tried recently that are nice:

1) Sid's Pub @ TTDI (Non-Halal)

This cosy neighbourhood drinking hole is styled in the manner of a traditional English pub, just up the road from the Boat House in the Taman Tun Dr Ismail area. It's one of the few places that serves Guiness (RM20+ a pint only!) and cider on tap, and all at a fairly reasonable price too. :)
(The wait staff are friendly too so that's definitely a plus)

Do not miss out on the:
1) Starters:
- Pigs in a blanket, RM16+:
Gourmet cocktail sausages, wrapped with crispy bacon. A good as a snack to go with beer,
- Pork Ribs, RM20+
Yummy! Moderately tender and deliciously well marinated - supposed to be a starter but it's big enough to be a main for me.

2) Mains:
- Sunday Roast, RM35+
Tasted ok. Hefty plate with a bit of everything (beef/lamb/ etc) - could have been more tender but otherwise ok.


Apparently me and Jo go to Sid's often enough for the waiter/ manager there to think that our one week away is "a long time". Haha....
("Where have you girls been? Haven't seen you for so long"...)


The Steak, Cheese & Onions at Sids - No frills and fancy decorations, just simple but yummy pub fare........

Anyway, just FYI:
- the fish & chips, RM32+, there is ok (although I still think it's a waste of a good piece of cod to deep fry it!),
- the burger, RM18+, is not bad served with their sinfully delicious chips (I like that the burger patty is fairly juicy and tastes fresh),
- the steak, cheese and onions (RM16+), moderately tender slice of steak topped with a generous amount of cheese and pan fried onions on a slightly crisp bun - strangely I know it's not all that special but I really like this,
- the desserts are not that great (very normal), and
- if you find the Snakebite, RM25+, (apple cider mixed with Ribena) a little too sweet then you can ask for "kurang manis" (I think it's nicer that way actually).



Restaurant Review
Summary Sheet:

Sid's @ TTDI, KL

Taste: 7
Ambience : 6
Service : 7
Price** : RM 50/++ per person
Parking: OK on weekends, Difficult during working hours

** Approximation - 3 course meal, excluding drinks
Telephone No.: 03-7727 7437 (New Bangsar South outlet: 03-2287 7437)

Opening Hours: 12pm till late


- A Whiff Of Lemongrass
- KY Speaks
- Kimberly Cun
- Mouthwatering Food

2) Marketplace @ off Jalan Yap Kwan Seng (No Pork served)

This romantic restaurant set in a bungalow off Jalan Yap Kwan Seng (on the same road as Sassorosso). They serve beautifully presented fusion western food in the dining area, and turns into a pretty cool looking bar/ club at night. Prices are definitely on the high side but the food is good (Nice place for a date).

Do not miss out on the:
1) Starters:
- Mushroom soup (Such a small serving but so luxuriously delicious!),

2) Mains:
- Amuse bouche (Interesting concept - a selection of a few small and beautifully presented dishes for a light yet delicious meal. There are about 5 variations to choose from),
- Grilled lamb cutlets (Yum yum. Juicy and tasty. Would have loved if the serving was bigger though)

3) Dessert:
- Chocolate mousse (Nice texture and taste but Pat would have preferred it without the topping of passionfruit sauce, although I thought it was ok)

Restaurant Review
Summary Sheet:

Marketplace @ off Jalan Yap Kwan Seng, KL

Taste: 7
Ambience : 7
Service : 6
Price** : RM 100/++ per person
Parking: OK on weekends, Difficult during working hours

** Approximation - 3 course meal, excluding drinks
Telephone No.: 03-2166 0750
Opening Hours: Mon to Fri - 12pm till late, Weekends - 6pm till late


- Alan's Makan & Makan Angin

Hopefully I will upgrade these to proper reviews one day.... Sorry about the current photoless-ness. :) But like I said, if you trust my taste (and are looking for new places to try out) then you can consider these 2 restaurants.


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  1. Slurrrrrrrrrrrp :-) I miss KL!

  2. sid's pub is awesome, have to correct u that u can have Guinness draught in many places but not cider. If u go there again, order the snake bite(drink) sure u like it. And lastly I think they serve the cheapest guinness pint in town....cheers!!!

  3. to julian si:
    Well, you'll be back soon enough. See you when you get back. Take care. :)

    to kennhyn:
    Mmm. Agree with you.
    But I guess I shouldn't make my sentences so long next time - bcos what I meant is that Sid's is one of the rare places where you can get Guiness on tap+cider on tap+very reasonable price. :)

    Anyway, thanks. I'll improve in future. And cheers to cheap beer! :)
    (GO SID'S!)

  4. always something new frm ur blog, thanks ... sids got my attentions ^^

  5. to mel^^mel:
    No probs. Glad to be of service. :) :)
    (It gives me a good excuse to be a glutton.. haha)

  6. I've been living in TTDI for years now. I still cannot find where SID's pub is.. X_X

    I know its along the Maybank & HLB rows but never actually 'see' it everytime I drove by that area...

  7. to jOO yEE!:
    FAIL lah you! Haha...
    (Just teasing, sorry!)

    Well, do you know where the Boathouse restaurant is? It's in the same row of shophouses (but just a bit further up the road, on the next block).

  8. you can say that again about marketplace's western food!

  9. to joycy:
    Yum indeed! :)
    (I wish it was a little more affordable though!)

  10. ye syes.. sid's does dish out great grubs, but i concur on ur view on the Sun Roast..big slab of meat but not too tasteful..

  11. to thenomadGourmand:... but the Pigs in a blanket rock so it's ok. :) :)
    (Die. Now I feel like eating it)


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