Thursday, April 19, 2018

The World is Flat at The Bee, Publika, KL: Pizza, Sandwiches and Light Bites

The Bee at Publika is a well-known venue for music, comedy shows and events. Last year, The World is Flat took over the kitchen at The Bee, churning out innovative pizzas, sandwiches and other brunch items. This is the first overseas venture by the people who oversee a myriad of food concepts in Singapore, including Standing Sushi Bar, Tanuki Raw, Sumo Bar Happy and more.

The Bee offers both an al fresco dining area as well an indoor air-conditioned section. I don't usually do al fresco dining but the ambiance here was too nice to resist, with its vibrant mural and lush green plants. Great vibes and so Instagram-worthy too!





The food menu is available all day, from 11am to 11pm and feature nine types of thin crust and deep dish pizzas, pasta, sandwiches and snacks, with great punny names such as "Nacho Average Chips" and "Spam Wham!"

Snack away while you catch up with friends - we highly recommend the Truffle Fries (RM19) or awesome Curry Popcorn Shrimp (RM29); both great paired with a cold beer.

Instead of regular potato fries, the Truffle Fries are made using sweet potato, fried and then tossed in white truffle oil. Don't forget to eat it dipped in the truffle aioli... so yum!



Undoubtedly our favorite here, the fried lightly battered popcorn shrimp served with a beer cheese dip went down a treat. Crisp and absolutely addictive, we especially loved the curry spices coating the shrimp.





For those who love salted egg (who doesn't?), you'd be happy to find that the menu features quite a few salted egg items. We selected the Salted Egg Fried Chicken sandwich (RM30); one loaded sandwich with crispy herb fried chicken, honey butter, burnt onions, mozzarella and cheddar. We would have loved more of the salted duck egg sauce to make the taste more prevalent though overall, we enjoyed this - messy but sinfully good!





There is also a small brunch menu available (think eggs benedict, croque madame, beef hash, at RM27 each). We had the Pancakes, which comes with 3 large-ish, fluffy pancakes, served with sliced bananas, whipped butter and scrambled eggs. BabySumoKids enjoyed the pancakes, drizzled with lots of syrup and smeared with lots of butter.





Since The World is Flat is essentially known for their pizzas, we ordered both the Black Gold (RM25 for personal) and Fat Samurai (RM30 for personal). They also do a 12" version of all the pizzas. My vote goes to the Black Gold, a thin, charcoal crust pizza topped with crispy squid, seasoned fried prawns, burnt onion, portobello mushroom, salted egg sauce and three types of cheese. The pizza crust was light and the whole combination worked for me. I didnt quite enjoy the Fat Samurai as I found the flavours to be overbusy, but I think those who like okonomiyaki  may appreciate this.



 The Bee Specials


Lychee Oolong Iced Tea

They have a few retro pinball machines indoors..  



The World is Flat Food Menu




Pork-Free.

Opening times: 11am to 11pm daily.

Location: The World is Flat, 36, Level G2, Publika Mall, 1, Jalan Dutamas 1, Solaris Dutamas, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Tel: 03-7960 2160

Website: https://www.facebook.com/twifmy/



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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Nice Catch, Pavilion KL: Lobster Roll for RM69!

Something very nice is swimming its way to KL's shores on 21 April!

Located in Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, Nice Catch is a restaurant specialising in premium seafood such as king crabs, lobsters, French crabs, Norwegian salmon and more. To give you the best tastes of the ocean, Nice Catch source superior produce from all around the world and are air-flown in weekly, to create their signature recipes. Their adventurous chefs bring a modern twist to their dishes with bold homemade sauces, prepared fresh daily.

Introducing the new signature dish from Nice Catch - the Canadian Lobster Roll with Truffle Oil. Available from 21 April onwards, diners can choose the full lobster roll at RM69 or half lobster roll at RM49.



Although there are a few places in KL which offer lobster rolls, this is possibly the cheapest, most affordable one around. Best of all, it tastes absolutely fantastic!

Sweet, succulent lobster meat is lightly tossed in melted butter, mayo dressing and a hint of truffle oil.The lobster meat is then served in a warm toasted brioche bun, accompanied by their in-house potato crisps, fresh mixed salad and their unique two-layered dragon fruit tartare and wasabi mayo sauce. This is a Lobster Roll done extremely well, with a good ratio of lobster meat to bun.





The best lobster roll we've eaten in Malaysia! :)




Even better news:

♥ Nice Catch is giving away the first 100 lobster roll (worth RM49) for FREE on the launch day - 21 April 2018 from 1pm onwards!
T&C: One lobster roll per person, aged 12 years old and above. Valid for both dine-in & take away.

♥ 101st onwards will get to buy 2 Full Sized Lobster Rolls for RM109 only.
T&C: Valid for 21 April 2018 only (Product Launch Day).



To start your meal, try the signature Lobster Bisque (RM23), a rich, creamy soup tasting of the sea, served with a lobster tail dotted with Japanese ebiko.The Wild Mushroom Crema (RM17) is also another great option; made from 4 types of mushrooms and garnished with crispy fried enoki, for added texture.




For a sweet end to your meal, order the signature Crunchy Cookie & Berry Parfait (RM19) - lush vanilla soft serve with berry compote with a warm,chewy chocolalate chip cookie. For coffee lovers, get the Affogato (RM13) which is topped with the same delicious soft serve ice cream.




The fresh, premium seafood is displayed in the restaurant's open kitchen





Opening times: 10am to 10pm daily.

Location: Nice Catch, Lot 1.18.02, Level 1, Pavilion KL, 168 Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Tel: 03-2110 1387



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