Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Review: Jaya One Food Crawl

By now, you would have read about this Jaya One crawl in quite a number of the blogs. So here I am, blogging about it but will summarised up as much as possible so that it won't be a drag.

The entourage met up at Brisik Restaurant, our first stop for the evening. Brisik serves mainly Sundanese and Siamese food but they do have a small Western selections as well. Everyone were served the cooling lemongrass drink. A big help definitely to cool off the heat.


This is supposed to be our starters stop so we were served a Brisik Platter (RM18 for 2 pax) that contained satay serai, satagor and gado-gado. Satay serai has minced chicken meat wrapped around lemongrass as skewers. Lightly marinaded and slight charred meat makes up a satisfying satay. Everyone were curious over satagor cos we thought they are bergedil but they are not! Satagor are actually patties made of mashed beancurd, potato, minced chicken and mixed vegetables. Great to go with the chilli sauce. Then there's the gado-gado served with peanut sauce. Next, we were served Kerabu Mangga which is a typical Thai young mango salad and Brisik's version has crispy deep fried ikan bilis.

Bar Madrid

Our next stop is Bar Madrid which is opposite Brussels Beer. Bar Madrid serves Spain inspired food to go with their sangria and drinks. We were served 3 tapas here (anti-clockwise from top) Slow cooked Iberico cuts on baguette (RM17.90), Spanish Omelette (RM9) and Mini fried potato balls with Serrano ham filling (RM15.90). Everyone agreed the slow cooked Iberico is the best. The flavourful meat literally melted in the mouth. Spanish omelette is kinda plain after Iberico and the potato balls. When I bite into the ball, the filling sorta gushes out and we thought it was cheese but how wrong we were. When the chef came about, we asked him and he said it's milk not cheese!


The stop at Divino Restaurant was indeed a cool respite as it was getting really hot. We toured the restaurant and Pristine Wine that stocks old and new world wines. We were delighted to have Dawn to show us how to taste wines in the short period we were there. We tried a nice crisp white Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand - Cape Campbell Lobster Reef Sauvignon Blanc. This is easy to the palate since it's a young wine. Next, we swirled a Pinot Noir also from New Zealand - Black Cottage Pinot Noir. I didn't like this as the tannin is pretty strong here but surprisingly I loved the shiraz from South Africa - Juno Shiraz. I have tasted bad shiraz wines but this from South Africa is on the fruity side. Pleasant to my palate, will keep this Juno in mind. The next we have another red - Ken Forrester Pinotage from South Africa. We have to hurry off as we're kinda late in our schedule.


We finally have our mains at Kinnaree Thai Restaurant. When we're seated I can't helped but admire the crockeries. Our plates are actually lotus leaves but porcelain not the actual leaves haha. From the pic, anti-clockwise from top, we have a Yam Som O (RM16), Pla Sam Rod (RM40 Tilapia & RM60 Garoupa) and Ser Rong Hain (RM32). Yam Som O is actually a pomelo salad but this salad is totally different with the addition of coconut milk in the dressing. Well I think it's coconut milk since there isn't anyone from the restaurant was there to brief us. A nice start indeed. Pla Sam Rod is Deep-Fried Boneless Fish with Tamarind Sauce. Loved the crispy fish. When Ser Rong Hain came we were wondering why is this known as Crying Tiger. Crying most likely cos it's hot but tiger?? Anyway, you can see it's Grilled Australian Ribeye with Spicy Thai Sauce. Our ribeye were done medium raw but the table next to ours were well done which made them a little tough. This is our least favourite dish here.

We stopped at MUSE Italian Restaurant. Bar. Club for our next mains. Seriously from the outside, I would never thought it was a restaurant. It looked more like a club. Anyway it does serves contemporary Italian cuisine and turns into a club at later hours. It's also an art gallery! At this stop, we were served (anti-clockwise from bottom left) Angel Hair Seafood Aglio Olio (RM28); Grilled Lamb with Herbs (RM45) and 4 season @ MUSE (RM38). 


The Aglio Olio has prawns, squid and clams tossed with herbs and chili flakes. The pasta was a little dry and over cooked for me. The grilled lamb loin with herbs is accompanied with baked garlic cloves and sautéed vegetables topped with a herbs sauce. My loin was tender and juicy, in fact it was good but once this dinner was over, we compared notes later and found that those who sat further away were not satisfied with theirs. They said the loin was too tough. Perhaps I sat nearest to the kitchen heh. The 4 Seasons is a thin crusted pizza with 4 different toppings of seafood, chicken, lamb and tomato & cheese. I've gotten cold pizza pieces which is not pleasant at all. 2 corner pieces that don't have much toppings so I didn't know what were those hehe but got cheese though. I guess it's hard for me to pin point in a mass review like this but definitely a revisit will be needed to justify the food here.

Finally, our last stop Brussels Beer Café for a beer. Brussels is not a stranger to us. A popular place for food and drinks for many people. We were told to pick beers from the draught selections. Since I've never had a Belle-Vue other than the regular Hoegarden White (RM28/pint, happy hour RM24/pint), Stella Artois (RM28/pint, happy hour RM24/pint) and Leffe Brune (RM30/pint, happy hour RM26/pint), I asked for one. Belle-Vue is a kriek is a style of Belgian beer, made by fermenting lambic beer with sour cherries, hence the beer is slightly sweet and sourish. A bit too sweet for me but luckily it was only 1/2 a pint.


I would like to thank Ramesh and his team for organising this food crawl and also to the management, chefs and staff at Brisik, Bar Madrid, Divino, Kinnaree, 
Muse and Brussels for hosting this crawl. I would also like to personally thank Marky for accepting my invite to be my partner in such a short notice :D

Brisik Restaurant

10-1, Palm Square, Jaya One,
No 72-A, Jalan Universiti, 
46200 Petaling Jaya
Tel: 03-7958 6681
Opening Hours: 11.00am - 10.30pm

Bar Madrid (Non-Halal)
12A-G, Palm Square, Jaya ONE No 72-A, Jalan Universiti,
46000 Petaling Jaya
Tel: 012-209 2812
Opening Hours: Mon - Thurs: noon to 12.00am; Fri: noon to 2.00am; Sat: 4.00pm to 12.30am

6-1, Palm Square, Jaya ONE No 72-A, Jalan Universiti,
46000 Petaling Jaya
Tel: 03-7955 9968
Opening Hours: Mon - Fri: 11.30am to 12.00am; Sat: 3.00pm to 12.00am; Sun: Closed

12-1, Palm Square, Jaya ONE
No 72-A, Jalan Universiti, 
46200 Petaling Jaya
Tel: 03-7957 3910
Opening Hours: Mon - Sat: noon to 3.30pm & 6.00pm to 10.30pm; Sun: 6.00pm to 10.30pm

MUSE Italian Restaurant. Bar. Club
16-G, Palm Square, Jaya ONE 
No.71A, Jalan University,
46200 Petaling Jaya
Tel: 03- 7954 4099
Opening Hours: Mon - Fri: 11.00am - 1.00am; Sat & Sun: 4.00pm - 1.00am

Brussels Beer Café (Non-Halal)
20-G, Palm Square, Jaya ONE
No 72-A, Jalan Universiti, 
46000 Petaling Jaya
Tel: 03-7954 2000
Opening Hours: Sun - Thurs: 11.00am to 12.30am; Fri - Sat: 11.00am to 1.30am


  1. wow we would have meet up on this food crawl!:(

  2. i love the presentation of the food they serve! to me, presentation means a lot. of course first is food but presentation is on the top too! dont u agree ?? hehehe

    jen from

  3. last time I had the Belle-vue was in Brussel.. somehow I thought that it tasted like some antibiotics :P

  4. Wah. Eating and drinking your way across Jaya 1? - This is a really good food (mini)adventure!

  5. aww BBO how come you din come?

    hehe yeah Jen, we tend to eat with our eyes first

    Leo, it's sweet and fruity lucky does not tasted like cough syrup

    J, yeah it was pretty fun

  6. I would definitely like to taste that beer.

  7. I don't think I've tried Belle-vue before. Sweet and sour? hehe. I must try!

  8. aiseh..miss this event...suppose got massage also rite?...i really miss the brussels beer old hangout spots ...

    i think if i food jump, my pants belt need to un-buckle .... nice pics

  9. Kok Hsien, the guys didn't like it though, they said it's too sweet.

    LL, I think the gals will like but I find it a bit too sweet for me. Should be nice with dessert haha

    Tino, massage session cancelled ler. Aiyoh you should come!

  10. I think I will be the last one to put this up ;-)
    It was a hawt nite, wasn't it?

  11. i dun think so PG hahaha cos got quite a number hasnt put up yet!


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