We continue our regular monthly feature where we summarise some of our highlights from the previous month and offer recommendations for where you should visit or have on your radar for the month ahead. Encompassing new openings and old favourites, pop-up venues, events and everything in between, here is the inside track for those sharking for chips and drinks.
If we’ve missed any exciting new places off this list, please get in touch in the comments section. In case you missed it – check out what OPENED IN JULY in Melbourne.
When? April 15, 2015
What is it? New York Pizza by the Slice!
Who’s behind it? Michael Helfman a native New Yorker is the founder, while famous New York pizza chef Andrew Bellucci is the chef. Andrew is known for reopening America’s oldest Pizzeria, Lombardi’s which is a staple in New York City.
Size? 56 table seats and 10 counter stools
What’s on the Menu? New York pizza! Boneless buffalo chicken, waffle fries and hot heroes. The Tony Soprano slice is a fan favorite and you can never go wrong with classic slice.
Bookings? NO Reservations, very casual
When? December, 31 2013
What is it? All day Breakfast. Finger Food. Cakes & Pastries. Coffee of course.
Size? 32 covers
What’s on the Menu? All day breakfast, pasta, pancakes, coffee & tea. Signature dishes include the Farmer’s pancake breakfast, Egg royal, Jam & Kaya spring rolls, the Jam & Kaya Pancake and their hot chocolate with choco balls.
Bookings? Only available for weekdays, not available on public holidays or weekends
When? January 1, 2014
What is it? A community cafe hoping to serve better coffee and wholesome food.
Who’s behind it? Jaclyn Ting – previously in the corporate finance industry, now fulfilling her dream.
Size? 30-40 pax; cafe seating
What’s on the Menu? Serving Seraph Awaken Coffee from aNuova Simonelli machine. Food options include signature items such as Brunch on the 8th – a big breakfast which comes with two eggs, homemade chipolata sausage, homemade hashbrowns, mushroom stew, wholemeal country bread w/homemade jam & a side of salad; Baked eggs – homemade chipolata sausage and mushrooms topped of with homemade tomato sauce, eggs & mozzarella cheese; French toast – brioche bread pan fried with egg and topped off with caramelized bananas with a vanilla bean orange sauce; Grandma’s braised chicken – Homemade chicken stew served with rice just like grandma used to make and Teriyaki Chicken – In-house teriyaki sauce over a pan-fried chicken served with japanese soba or rice. Looking to serve dinner in the coming months.
When? December 2013
What is it? The Rabbit Hole is a dine, drink and dance establishment which was conceived, designed and built around inspirations of well-known fantasy narratives of Alice in Wonderland & Narnia Chronicles.
Who’s behind it? Kent Chua & Kean Lim
Size? Bamboo forest 180pax , Tiger Translate Art Bar 75pax, Heineken Green room 100pax & Arthur’s Lounge 35pax.
What’s on the Menu? Asian & Western Delights.
Bookings? Yes we take reservation & private functions
When? Date of Opening- 1st Dec 2013
What is it? A steamboat restaurant using charcoal, in which the traditional charcoals are used to boil steamboat soup and bamboo charcoals. Specialising in steamboat meals, the restaurant offers more than 20 choices of sauce to satisfy each individual’s taste buds.
Bamboo Charcoal is used extensively in the preparation of the food, drawing from traditional Chinese medicinal practices that believe it can strengthen kidney and spleen functions while inhibiting harmful bacteria in the digestive system. The restaurant offers a variety of their bamboo charcoal incorporated edibles like meatballs and water, and uses traditional charcoal fire to heat up the steamboat for complex flavours.
Who’s behind it? Owners Mia Leow and Pete Hor.
Size? Number of Seats – 80 pax, Round / Long / Square Table Setting
What’s on the Menu? Steamboat Sets, Ala-Cart / Side dishes: Steamboat item. Soups including signature pork bone soup, Chinese herbal soup, Japanese miso soup, si chuan spicy soup and Thai tom yum soup. Save space for their specialty handmade meatball series such as the bamboo charcoal meatball – the first in Malaysia!
Contact: No.1-16, PV128, Platinum Mondrian, Jalan Genting Kelang, Setapak, 53300 Kuala Lumpur. Ph. 03-41319875 (during business hour). Website. Facebook. 5.30pm – 11.00pm (Close on every Thursday except public holiday).
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