Monday, September 19, 2011

House (Previously Known as Social@KL) @ G Tower KL

Interesting place for drinks, bites or a full meal in the heart of KL..........

Hi y'all... This is an invited review, k? Please find my usual disclaimers as follows :)
1) I have not been paid to write this, but neither have I paid a cent for my meal,
2) I will still be as objective as possible re. the food/ restaurant, and
3) If I go back to the restaurant incognito and find that the food/service is horribly different from this experience, I will amend my ratings here...

I'll admit: This review is a little delayed... but better late than never, right?
*guilty grin*

Strangely, when I initially went to (the place now known as) House, it was called Social@KL. When asked, they claimed to have no connection to the more established Social in Telawi (and Changkat BB), so I guess it changed its name to be more distinctive?

Anyway, it's a pretty flexible place, with a few distinctive seating areas for you to choose from, depending on your mood/the occasion:
1) (Ground level) The main dining area:
Better for sit down dinners....

2) (Mezzanine level) Cosy wine area:
Very well stocked wine section....

3) (LG level) Casual bar setting:
Good for minums :D....

4) (LG level) Cool, open air area:
(I imagine that this is a great place to have a few drinks and yummy noms while waiting for the Tun Razak traffic jam to ease up)
A little beer garden?....

- Homemade Social-iced Fruit Tea (RM 12.90++)
Iced tea with a twist....

The Iced tea was really refreshing! - there's no sugar added in the tea. Instead, it's complemented by the natural sweetness of the scoop of fruit sorbet. I tried the mango flavour, which I really liked. :)
(They also have other interesting flavours - lychee, peach, lime, lemon, and calamansi)

- Social KL's Wild Mushroom Soup (RM 15.90++)
A creamy soup....

It looked like a frothy cup of caffeine, but tasted like a smooth, thick (but not stodgy), fragrant mushroom soup. The accompanying garlic bread complemented this perfectly - crispy and tasty without being overpoweringly garlicky. :D

We were also served 2 of their special best selling fusion pizzas:
- Pizza Chicken Satay (RM 25.90++)
The satay pizza....

- Pizza Teriyaki Salmon (RM 29.90++)

A more savoury choice....

The chicken satay pizza was nice - crispy pizza base, tender pieces of meat, balanced with fresh cubes of cucumber and slices of onions, sweet satay sauce and some cheese.
(It sounds like a strange combination but somehow, it works!)

I enjoyed the salmon pizza more though, as the sweet teriyaki flavour was balanced well by the savoury flavours of the slices of bonito and creamy avocado.
(Definitely wouldn't mind ordering this again)

- Peking Duck with Deep Fried Mantou Bun (RM 15.90++)
Om nom nom....

MMMMMMMMMmmmm! Yummy!

Perfectly fried little mantau buns - fluffy inside with a perfectly crisp golden brown layer, with tender slices of duck housed, cucumber and spring onion in between, with a light slather of sweet hoisin sauce.

(They look so cute too! Like mini Asian burgers)
Very kawaii....

Scanning the menu, there are also a interesting variety of other heavier options (other than the light bites we tried that day) - definitely wouldn't mind heading back there for a meal or minums sometime soon...

Thanks to Alex and Gladys for the invite, and to Jerry, the Director of Operations at House/Social@KL for hosting us during lunch that day - I had a wonderful and delicious day out! :D

So, it's: Convenient location for casual dining in the heart of KL, with a range of interesting fusion dishes BUT nothing bad to say really, just wish it's nearer to my office so that I can have that pizza more often (yummy!)...

Summary Sheet:

House @ G Tower, KL
G02 & LG02-04, GTower,
199, Jalan Tun Razak,
50400 Kuala Lumpur.

Taste: 7
Ambience : 7
Service : 7
Price** : RM 45++ per person
Parking: OK

** Approximation - 3 course meal, excluding drinks

Telephone No.: 03-2164 4424
Opening Hours: 11.30am – 1am (Closed on Sunday)


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  1. Those lil burgers look so cute!

  2. I thot those burgers were cherry tomatoes!! :P

  3. when i heard the name 'house,' the first thing i thought of was that tv show about the grumpy doctor, heheh :D

  4. to PureGlutton:
    Yeah... and they tasted so yummy too! :D

    to Ciki:
    LOL. I wish they were as healthy as cherry tomatoes - then I can eat more of them without feeling guilty...

    to JoinMe:

    to Sean:
    It would have been so interesting if Hugh Laurie/ Dr House were there, but there were only friendly waiters and waitresses... :)

  5. man, i won't even know that they were burgers... they looked like mini sausages!

  6. To Michelle:
    Haarrr my photos are so bad ah? =_=''
    (they r sort of fusion burgers? Man tao buns n slices of duck...)

  7. Oh they changed names? How come ah?

  8. To Baby Sumo:
    I think probably they just wanted to be more distinctive? It's a bit too similar to an already pretty famous/established restaurant, don't you think so?.... :)

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