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™‚

Wan Tan Mee hunting escapades@Famous Seremban Favourites, Aman Suria

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No today ain’t Saturday, but is a blissful Monday holiday. Despite the immense El Nino heat outside, ain’t no stopping the Wan Tan Mee craving!

Took a breezy drive to Aman Suria in search for the Wan Tan Mee one of our old church friends brought us once, and all I could remember was the crazy heat (like this one) and the mind blowing char siew and curry sauce. It was at SFS Kopitiam, in Aman Suria.

The crowd was just half full when I arrived, and I thought hey, perhaps it was a holiday and everyone is hiding indoors from the fiery sun. I looked at the photos on the Wan Tan Mee stall and the old lady cooking. It didn’t really feel right but I couldn’t fully remember either the cook and the stall the last time I was here 3 years ago.

I went ahead to order a plate. And oh well, the image spoke for itself. Overly eggy noodles and hardened char siews. This definitely was not the one I had 3 years ago. I searched online but still unable to find where the stall had shifted to. This one cost RM 5, and the old lady seemed to be working so hard, I felt that it was alright with me to let her earn the RM5 wages.

Feeling disappointed and frustrated while walking out of SFS (the heat can really boil one’s mood up) , I recalled my colleague’s recommendation, of the best charsiew Wan Tan noodles he ever had and it was from a shop called Seremban which had nothing to do with Wan Tan noodles.

Circled around the entire Aman Suria and found the next best thing.

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Strangely, the shop is FSF Kopitiam, while the one I was at previously was SFS. Gosh, they are totally playing around with our minds man. Trying to confuse us haha.

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I felt more comforted seeing a crowded shop and with yummy looking charsiews hung on that metal rails behind the glass paneled wall. Every table seemed to have at least one bowl of WTM and Hakka Mee, so I guess they should be quite good for so many to come here for it

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I guess my colleague’s recommendation was noteworthy. The charsiew slices were quite tender, with evenly distributed lean meat and fats so you can just swallow it whole! If I had to describe it in one word – TENDER !

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The Wan Tan noodles was quite good to me. The noodles were springy get soft. And no overly eggy taste. Then again, my tongue had been a little damaged by the plate I had earlier and comparing this to that, was like heaven and earth.

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Perfect to slurp with by topping it with dashes of spicy garlic chilli sauce.

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The Hakka noodles on the other hand, was I guess, alright. The one in SS2 near De Siam Thai Massage rawked better, but the best Hakka noodles are definitely still in Ipoh and Kuching.

All in all, the damage was only RM 20 for everything including drinks. I expected to pay more with the additional charsiew order. Gotta say pricing is unexpectedly decent for such quality!

Noteworthy to return for another WTM craving!

Does anyone know where the SFS Kopitiam Wan Tan Noodles have gone to?

Address:
Famous Seremban Favourites Restaurant
No. 78-1 (Ground Floor) Jalan PJU 1/3B,
Block F, Sunway Mas Commercial Centre,
47301 Petaling Jaya,
Selangor Darul Ehsan

Opening hours: Everyday except Tuesday
8.00 am – 4.00 pm