Sunday, September 27, 2009

Twenty One, Changkat Bukit Bintang, KL. Lazy Saturday Afternoon.

(no pork served)

Ever had one of those days when it is a big effort even to move your butt? Well, today was one of those days for me. Had a minor argument with someone, and that totally cheesed me off. I hate to go to bed in a bad mood. Hrmphhh! Woke up at noon, and completely missed the wet market at Imbi Road. Strolled down Changkat Bukit Bintang and the entire street was so quiet on a Saturday afternoon. I always thought that Twentyone was a club, because when I walked past it at night, it was always reverbrating with music. Thump! Thump! Strange to see it so quiet in the afternoon, a little melancholic even. Probably an after effect of watching "The Bicycle Thief" last night.

They do serve lunch here everyday! And the menuwas not too extensive, but reasonably priced. Mains between 10 to 22 and comes with a free drink. They serve illy coffee and desserts as well.

The complimentary bread platter came with Olive Oil and a plate of chopped nuts (Almonds, Pistachio and Walnut).

Spaghetti Alia Olio with Chili, Coriander and Beef Bacon Strips. Light and garlicky with a nice balance of Olive Oil.

Mango compote. Luscious Chopped Mango with perfectly light and crunchy phyllo pastry, served with a dollop of Vanilla Ice cream. I have to say that the place has a beautiful ambiance in the afternoon and the most surprising thing is that this little club bunny can cook as well. Perhaps the most beautiful thing about the meal is the price. The pasta came with a tall glass of iced lemon tea, the dessert plus a macchiato set me back by RM36.

After a short break at Low Yatt to hunt for some computer peripherals, I then went to Engka Portobello for some tapas, Smashed Peach Bourbon and Corretto (Grappa with Coffee). There. Lunch started from 12.30 till 2.45pm. Tea from 4.00pm to 6.30pm. A very lazy and self indulgent day.

Twentyone Kitchen and Bar
20-1 Changkat Bukit Bintang
Kuala Lumpur

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Previous posts on Engka Portobello here and here.


550ml jar of faith @minchow said...

De Sica?? Where DO you get yr film stash from, I NEED to know!!! And yes, I've seen the error of my ways and gotten over remorse from overindulgence. It won't happen again, Sir!

thule a.k.a leo said...

for some reasons, I can't seem to bring myself to dine in Changkat Bukit Bintang area.. maybe due to the distance from PJ... TwentyOne has been in my must-visit list for long time so you know how lazy I am now :)

Paranoid Android said...

@550: Ladri di biceclette... Stark, Italian Neo-realist. Gloomy picture of post war Rome. A non-soppy tear jerker. Got it from Plaza Pudu. Yep, the sleazy one with tattoo parlours at the basement.

@Thule: Yar lo. Come la. A lot of places to dine here.

jessie chen. said...

tat area is quiet..dont tell everyone!! if not it will be all noisy and crowded

Thailand Club said...

the mango compote looks great, i think u like them so much, reserved 3 photos for them

the set at RM36 is a good price

Paranoid Android said...

@Jessie: Ooops! Too late. Me and my big mouth!

@TC: Yar lo... I am so into Tim Pan!

Nic (KHKL) said...

amazing first shot of the table, dude. somehow, it does spell a lazy saturday afternoon. something that i miss a lot!

Paranoid Android said...

@Nic: The first shot was edited with GIMP. The original photo is at the bottom right of the collage. He he... Tipu one!

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