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ELITE Review: Bobo KL, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

After a long hard-working week, my friends and I decided to get away from it all by exploring Jalan Bangkung – the quieter area of Bangsar. The street has gained reputation for having a long line of notable restaurants. This time, we dropped by Bobo KL – a restaurant with a stand of loyal customers falling in love with its intimate dining experience. We had an ecstatic walk upstairs to the restaurant and were all allured by the works of art hanging on the wall.

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We spent some time admiring all the surrounding pictures.

One small tip: the number of tables is limited so reservation in advance is advisable. We found ourselves sitting comfortably at the balcony where we could have a good view of the quiet street and enjoy the peaceful ambience.

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Make sure to check out the collection of paintings owned by the owner himself.

Grilled Black Angus Ribeye    RM118++

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Our first dish was a visually appealing Grilled Black Angus Ribeye.

“Colorful!” was the first word that came out of my mouth! Slices of beef deliciously were flecked with pepper on top and embellished with a lovely edible pansy, along with dauphinoise (classic layered potato in garlic-scented cream), asparagus, au jus sauce and of course, roasted garlic. What’s better than some garlic to mingle with beef? The dauphinoise is an impressive and interesting side dish. The potatoes soaked up the cream so it was wonderfully creamy. I would have to say the texture made the potatoes more authentic than slicing or crushing it.

The garlic setting aside looked like a pretty flower plating on the dish that we thought it was just merely for decoration. When we recognized that it is edible, it is such a mistake if you do not mingle it with the beef! The roasted garlic was soft, despite its tough look, which added a bit of excitement for all of us. Of course with its powerful strong flavor, it accentuated the beefiest of the meat. And the beef itself? Did not let us down at any time as a premium quality beef – the Black Angus! Pink and juicy, tasty and fragrant.  I relish everything about the dish.

Duck Confit    RM48++  

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Another impressive dish with a delicate decoration.

Here comes my favorite dish of the day! The dish caught my attention with its eye-catching color, it did excite us with the decoration. Again, a lovely and colorful edible pansy was beautifully dressed, along with mashed potato underneath rosemary and some roasted zucchini. The half-circled cranberry sauce really caught my attention for its vibrant color with a hint of sweetness. What an embellishment this sauce made along with interesting dots of balsamic vinegar and olive oil! After all, it will always be soul-satisfying for foodies like us to not only taste the food but to enjoy the art of decoration.

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The duck skin was airy crispy but the meat amazed us by its moisture.

Through a glance, the duck’s skin looked airy crispy but at the same time we were a bit concerned whether the meat inside would be dry. And when we got our first cut into the duck, we immediately knew that we were wrong. The meat was surprisingly soft and tender as it could be clearly ripped off from the bone. We could see every shred of the duck meat! The duck was well marinated and was further enhanced with the appetising cranberry sauce. Mashed potato? As smooth and creamy as always. Thrilled by its visual look and taste, there is no doubt why it quickly baited me!

Herb Crusted New Zealand Rack of Lamb    RM79++

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Racks of lamb were well-plated with a highlight of an edible pansy.

The dish was, again, equally ornate compared to other dishes. 3 nicely-seared racks of lamb were put on a piece of dauphinoise. Right underneath the lamb was the mint-chili sauce which did a good job on radiating the freshness of mint leaves and the spiciness of dried crushed red pepper. It mixed well with balsamic vinegar and highlighted the colorful pansy on top. To start off, I decided to take a bite on the pansy and I believe you should give it a try: mild and fresh with a sweet green grassy flavor.  The first cut of the lamb was smooth and so juicy as we could see some drops of juice came off whilst cutting.

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The skin looked crispy and appetizing. The dish emanated a fragrant smell.

Oh, I should not forget to mention the Au Jus Sauce. The sauce is a reduction of meat’s natural juice combining all the drippings and additional stock added. I loved to challenge my palate a bit by having the other cut of lamb mixed with dauphinoise and swiped all through the mint chili sauce. It was a delight as the juiciness of the lamb combined with the potato’s creaminess and tangy flavor. The classic mint sauce did an exciting twist for the flavor as it brought a strong yet fresh and bright flavor. I personally think it would be an extraordinary combination with a bottle of wine like a ripe, fruity Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon.

If you want to pay a visit to Bobo KL, you can save your time by reserving a table here

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Bobo KL

65-1, Jalan Bangkung, Bangsar

59100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Daily: 10AM – 12AM

 

 

Blog #20_5 Best Bars with Great Vibes in KL

5 Best Bars with Great Vibes in KL

Great vibes bars!

Escape yourself for a night at one of these bars – sit back and enjoy a drink or a dinner with wonderful live music performances. Check this selection of 5 Best Bars with Great Vibes in KL you should better go for it, it’s worthwhile!

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Located along Jalan Mesui, Pisco Bar, the highly-popular restobar, is known for introducing a diverse and unique range of mouth-watering Peruvian and Spanish tapas in KL. A marriage of Spanish hot bloodedness and the poised, chic ambiance, Pisco Bar is one of the most established gathering spots where you can meet your friends and make new ones. With the electric urban chic atmosphere that the bar offers, you can easily absorb the ambience with alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Head upstairs to a welcoming setup for live music; there are bar stools and sofas around a generous performance space, and an elevated stage that offers the ideal layout for a variety of events such as cocktail parties, live performances, movie screenings, fashion shows. Many of Kuala Lumpur’s trendiest revellers flock to Pisco Bar – especially on the weekend – so make sure you have your table booked beforehand!

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Blog #20_5 Best Bars with Great Vibes in KL_COMO

COMO is, in fact, a rejuvenated version of its thriving sister outlet Pisco Bar in Changkat Bukit Bintang. COMO has an unique character that attracts trendy locals, yuppie expats and international travellers – a great opportunity to meet new people and make friends all around the world. You can get some drinks and bespoke cocktails at COMO while enjoying the techno and deep house tunes all night long. Need a bite? Grab some awesome Spanish traditional tapas with a contemporary Malaysian twist at COMO! With great line-up of live performances every week, it is not a surprise that COMO is always full house. Have fun at this little treasure located in the trendy area of TREC KL, one of the hottest nocturnal nightlife spots in KL!

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After a long day at work, Mezze Bar & Bistro in one of the quiet rows in Damansara Heights, is the perfect place to relax with live bands performances. The bar welcomed lots of international and local famous artist, mainly staging contemporary mainstream and jazz performances. Jazz music icons like Michael Veerapen, Rachel Guerzo and Dasha Logan already have set fire during their talented performances. Every Friday and Saturday nights from 9.30pm onwards, the Malaysia’s well-known jazz pianist, Michael Veerapan performs live music performance at Mezze Bar. It is not a huge space, but the cosiness of the venue makes for an intimate, casual sessions with the musicians. Enjoy the performances while savouring vivacious variety of small tapas, charcuterie and cheese plates. Go ahead and pair them with an excellent wine, cocktail or whisky. 

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Located along the infamous street of Changkat Bukit Bintang, right in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, The Rabbit Hole is a must-go restobar. You will be impressed with its interior offering different concepts – the colourful and artistic graffiti bar perfect for casual gatherings with friends, the green laser dance club room where the walls, DJ console and bar are made of 3-Dimensional Origami Art, and the chic and comfy Arthur's Lounge which bears resemblance to an old English gentlemen's club. Concerning the drinks the bar offers a wide array of beers and cocktails with signature fantasy-themed drinks like Mad Tea Party and Firefall. This very original and unique concept bar is designed and builds around inspirations of the well-known fantasy narratives of Alice in Wonderland & Narnia Chronicles. Reservations are highly recommended.

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Blog #20_5 Best Bars with Great Vibes in KL_BoboKL

Located in Bangsar, Bobo KL is one of the famous bar and restaurants in KL. Bobo KL offers unique jazz performances at the Piano Lounge upstairs, just above the restaurant. A beautiful entrance and stairway adorned with art leads to a space where music takes centre stage. Here, you can come for a dinner and enjoy the relaxing and chilling ambiance the restaurant offers. If you like Jazz music, then it would be heaven for you – the restaurant invites artists for live jazz music six nights a week. You may have the chance to meet Elvira Arul or Stephanie Reese during their talented show at the restaurant.

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