Friday, January 30, 2009

Mini Update : Mizu @ Bangsar Village

This is such a super mini update (no photos too - sorry) but I am completely in love with the appetizer that came with my Tempura Set (RM 68++) last night.

The Tempura Set itself was ok (not bad lah - crispy batter, 3 well sized prawns (which is unusually generous) and a good variety of vegs) but the appetizer blew me away - a rich, melt in your mouth, succulent slab of foie gras matched with the delicate flavour of the stewed white radish. PERFECTION. :) :)
(I think it's just about as good as it's equivalent at Zipangu)

I realise there are certain ethical issues regarding foie gras.... but it just tastes so good!! :(

Restaurant Review
Summary Sheet:

Mizu Japanese Fine Dining @ Bangsar Village

Taste: 7
Ambience : 6
Service : 5
Price** : RM 70/++ per person
Parking: OK but Quite Pricey (It's Bangsar after all)

** Approximation - 1 hearty bento/ set meal, excluding drinks
Telephone No.: 603 - 2283 6988
Opening Hours: 11am - late


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Monday, January 12, 2009

Jones The Grocer

Nice concept restaurant + upmarket grocery store in the cool Dempsey area, Singapore....

An update! *ta-da!*
It's not a new restaurant in Malaysia though.... but if you are in Singapore, here's an interesting restaurant to try out in the "happening" Dempsey area.

While visiting my dear friend C L (finally! after she complained for many years that we have "forgotten" her since she started working in Singapore), she brought us to a lovely place, called Jones, to have a lazy Sunday brunch.
Jones the Grocer from afar....

Jones The Grocer is part of an Aussie concept restaurant/ specialty grocery chain and has a casual yet stylish setting which I really liked. A downside was that it is wildly popular for Sunday brunch and was super packed - so it was difficult to find a table AND it didn't help that the staff were sort of young and disorganized *sigh*:
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Dine inside or outside? Hmmmm....

Anyway, we eventually found a table outside and proceeded to order the delicious sounding Classic English Breakfast (about SGD 16) and a freshly squeezed orange juice (about SGD 4):
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The English Breakfast and the OJ....

Overall, the breakfast and juice was quite nice :
- fresh toasted bread (yum!) served with
- eggs (I chose scrambled - yummy!),
- sausages (Ok only - texture was a bit dry),
- grilled tomato,
- mushrooms (also yummy) and
- bacon (also ok only - wasn't crispy enough)...

I actually feel that the breakfast at Fogal's (in Plaza Damas, Hartamas, KL) is much nicer as the meats there are tastier... but the ambience at Jones won me over. :) There's just something about the tree lined, low density Dempsey area that is really special.
(If only the food tasted better - it would be such a nice place!)

Other than serving food, Jones also has a wide array of specialty foods : anything from tea, biscuits, jams, sausages, pasta, cheese to wine:
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Lots of freshly baked goodies and specialty products to choose from....

All in all, I'd definitely return to Jones despite the only ok tasting food (or until I find another place like it which serves nicer food in Singapore anyway) - Call me a fool but I just really like the ambience there! :)

So, it's: Interesting concept restaurant with a nice ambience and cool specialty grocery shop attached BUT food is only ok, slightly overpriced and service could have been better....

Summary Information:
Jones The Grocer @ Dempsey Road, Singapore

Opening Hours: 9.30am till 11pm.
Phone: +65 6476 1512
Address: Blk 9 #01–12, Dempsey Road, Singapore 249679.


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