For a restaurant located at the quiet side of Solaris Dutamas, Ju.Ne seems to be doing pretty well with its own set of loyal customers. That’s always a sign of good things to come, right?
A huge display of sake bottles coupled with a bilingual menu (Japanese followed by English) give a character that is unmistakably Japanese. Which is why some of the more exotic items could be found in the assorted sashimi @ RM62.
One of them is the Monkfish liver, which has a creamy and delicate flavor. No wonder it is also called the ‘foie gras of the sea’. The other items were OK, quite fresh but just not as good as the ones I had at Ichiro Sushi Bar. Besides, the ebi still had some shells attached to it.
The salmon is the only redeeming point of this dish.
It seems to me that almost every cafe in town (or maybe just Publika alone) has to be Melbourne inspired, Coffee Société included. Their menus are also so similar to each other that nowadays, ambiance comes first when choosing a place to chill over a cuppa.
I usually have little to no expectations on the food when eating at cafes because, well the food always come out ‘cafe standard’. But that does not mean the food is bad, just that you should sort of have an expectation set before you step into any kind of eating place.
The coffee here is OK I guess, they taste exactly like how you’d expect them to be. I couldn’t really discern any significant difference like I did with espressoLab. For the ladies, you will be glad to know that there is some sort of happy hours (for coffee though) every Thursday from 6-9pm. As long as you come in a group of three or more, you get free coffee.
**Warning: Non-halal post**
So I have succumbed to peer pressure and finally tried S.Wine at Publika. It is one of the more hyped restaurants in the mall because one, it is owned by BIG group – the same that also owns the highly popular Plan B, and two, the menu is full of pork dishes.
The interior is so quirky and funky blah blah blah, honestly I don’t really care. Anyway here’s a cliche photo mosaic of the restaurant because that seems to be the trend in food blogging.
Pea & Ham soup @ RM14 was the best tasting dish we had that night and it came totally as a pleasant surprise to all of us. However, the presentation was quite awful, not sure if the chef had a shaky hands or what, the creme fraiche was laced to look like there were tadpoles in the soup – simply unappetizing.