Shhhhhhhh! Custom made cocktail@P&C, Desa Sri Hartamas

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I came to P&C with my besties once, after dinner and drinks at Bricks & Barrels. And here I was again, for the second time. Similar routine, after a good catch up D&D at B&B.

Hardly noticed, likely missed. Dark from the outside plus the entrance door was black. Those who are keen to pop by, just look out for Naughty Nuri’s. It is located at the back of NN’s, and P&C also belongs to NN’s owner.

There has been a great hype and interest on spigeasy bars recently, and this is one of it. Small cozy wood like place, designed to look a little like cowboy mafia like whiskey bar, with a giant poster of Al Pacino on the wall. Ambience was really quite nice, perfect for more serious drinks and having a decent conversation (had to shout me lungs out talking in B&B)

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As there are no fixed drinks menu, when you sit down, the bartender will pass you a card with check boxes listing down various flavours you would like to experience from your cocktail. I’ve grown to like whiskey in the recent years, so I chose two flavours: smokey and citrus.

The bartender would then cater the cocktail following the choice of my flavours, and if the combination is something new and unique, you can even name the drink and claim it as “your” drink haha.

I liked my giant ice cube very much, perfect for whiskey. And my ice cube was also imprinted with their logo, the mysterious cat. I thought that adding a slice of orange skin with a print of the cat was a pretty neat touch, adding to the whole package of a well made cocktail. Taste + looks + experience.

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This one, I think had the combination of sweet, and spicy, can’t recall the third flavour. Even for the spicy flavour, they asked us how spicy we wanted the drink to be, out of 10pointer. 3 points was about 1/4 of the chilli padi, which was really quite spicy already for this cocktail. Pretty neat to clip a chilli padi at the side haha.

The drinks are all flat RM60 regardless of the choice of flavours. Definitely not cheap, for regular drinking, in my income standards. But gotta say, the thought of not knowing how your drinks would turn out as you change your flavours, anticipating how the bartender would wou you by a creating a new look for your drink each time does make me want to go back regularly.

Talking about the price of drinks, we were also caught in between a rather hilarious drama scene, of a overly-PDA couple behind us who insisted the bartender to produce a menu showing RM 60/cocktail, to justify paying for the drinks. They claimed being caught off guard by the price and threatened not to pay.

Well, the situation was understandable as I was also surprised at the price when I first paid but I acknowledge that the cocktails are high quality cocktails. But to cause a scene for a good 15minutes with fake English UK/US/Aussie? accent and after finally paying, insisted to be escorted out….was a bit…Telenovela I gotta say, haha.

I guess I’ll be visiting P&C sometime soon.

P/S:
It’s quite fun to sit at the bar having conversations with the bartenders, you can get a whole hard liquor history lessons from all over the world while sipping your custom made cocktail ๐Ÿ™‚

3 course meal, literally@Restaurants just next to the park leading to Oryu-Dong MRT station

That night, was one helluva overindulging night. We had 3 different meals and drinks over a span of 6 hours. Cray cray!

All of them were located just next to the park at Oryu-Dong station, on the side where Hotel Gallerya was.

1) Soon-dae authentic korean dinner
2) grilled cuttlefish + peanuts + beer “dessert”
3) fried chicken and more baek-soju supper

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Located just few shops away from Chicken Maru, this local Korean restaurant is located on the first floor. Our elder suggested this place since we wanted to dine like the locals and also wanted something healthy.

Before you explore ditching your current job to pursue hair styling, you may recky this possibly interest by cutting kimchis first! Haha.

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Spicy preserved chillis. Power packed yo!

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This dish is the trademark dish of this restaurant. Known among local Koreans as Soon Dae. Basically pig stomach skin we-wrapped into sausages with rice and pork and pork blood mixed inside.

I tried to force a piece down my throat, but boy…it was nasty. I couldn’t swallow it. This, perhaps, may be just a little too authentic for Malaysians haha.

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Spicy stew vegs in hot stone pot! This was uh-mazing! Not to mention healthy as well, I never ate this much vegs at one go in my life. Apparently, the main ingredient for the soup was finely ground baby eels, hence giving the soup a thickened, murky appearance. After half way through my meal, I admit I was craving for meat, something more solid than this.

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The proper way to eat this is to wack the entire bowl of white rice into the spicy stewed vegs soup and let the rice pellets absorb in all the nutritious deliciousness till they become plump. Wah seh!

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Nothing is left to waste. We were given a jar of very very mild broth, almost like water. The broth was poured into this stone pot where our rice served in, so the burnt remnants of rice would come off and when you eat them, you would get this burnt charcoal rice taste, much like the end effects of eating your claypot chicken rice back in Malaysia.

Pretty cool way of eating! And I also thought that it was also an easier way out for the restaurant owners in terms of cookery utensils cleaning. We had already got the job half done!

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After the soon dae meal, we chilled by the park for a while and some of us did some Tai Chi to “burn some calories”…only to pile them back on with our second meal!

This shop was just right across the street from the Soon Dae restaurant, located on the ground floor itself. We had some grilled cuttlefish topping off with beer+soju.

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A little too hard for my liking! Malaysia’s rendition was definitely way better than this one! The lady owner was heavily promoting how beautiful Korea was to us and encouraged us to make time for areas out of Seoul. What a loving lady!

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This Hite beer is new to me. Probably recently launched, as I had been watching Hyun Bin’s advert promoting this beer on TV during my time here and also saw some of his posters at the MRT stations. Not bad! Refreshing, crisp, light and bubbly!

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When we ended at our second stop, it was nearly 9.30 pm, hey…the night was still young! We crossed over again at the same row where we had our Soon Dae meal and proceeded to Fried Chicken Maru! What caught my eye was “healthily fried” chicken. Really? Fried chicken…can be healthy?

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The portion was pretty big! And the chicken pieces were boneless. By far the best fried popcorn chicken I had ever eaten. Crispy on the outside, soft on the inside, spicy, sweet and best part of all…no thickened batter layer that usually fall off in lousy fried chicken bits. The golden brown crunchy crispy layer was directly from the chicken meat itself.

It was quite hard to resist from eating more as they were so delicious and coupled with 2 more jugs of beer, it was rather easy getting hungry after several gulps.

We closed the night’s gastronomic adventure by 1 am and boy, we were totally goners haha. More of the boys though. Some of us were dead sleepy the next morning, and had to endure puffy eyes and faces from the water retention due to the food and alcohol I take we had the night before. Not to mention, expandee belly line!

Most importantly…we all had a lot of fun especially with our dear friend Paul! Haha.

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