The Eighth Avenue Bar & Resto @ Solaris Dutamas, Publika

15 January 2017
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Our night at The Eighth Avenue Bar started with this scene: Clumsy Boy and I walked out from the elevator, trying to figure out whether we should head left or right. As soon as I turned my head towards the left, I spotted Bok, Caroline and Soo Yin heading towards us! So we excitedly joined them and walked to the restaurant together. As Bok mentioned, the scene looks like it was taken out from an MV!

The Eighth Avenue Bar

The Eighth Avenue Bar & Resto has an inviting, cozy aura

The Eighth Avenue Bar & Resto has an inviting, cozy aura

I was pleased to be greeted by the warm, cozy ambiance that immediately made me feel relaxed. Dimly lit, guests are able to tone down comfortably after a hectic day at work.

The Eighth Avenue Bar Area

The Eighth Avenue Bar Area

Aside from the environment, what matters most is the food of course, because we need to reward ourselves with good food and great drinks!


Appetizers @ The Eighth Avenue Bar

Before anything else, let’s have some appetizers while waiting for other friends to come. I feel that the portion of their appetizers are actually enough as mains for small eater like me. Since we have tried quite a lot of dishes, I’m gonna introduce them in the order of my preference.

Braised Pork Cheeks (Price: RM 35.90)

Braised Pork Cheeks
Price: RM 35.90

Super love this! From the most tender part of the pork, this succulent Braised Pork Cheeks was prepared in red wine and served with yummylicious truffle potato mash.

Lychee Pork Poppers (Price: RM 28.90)

Lychee Pork Poppers
Price: RM 28.90

Lychee Pork Poppers is the most unique creation of all the appetizers in The Eighth Avenue’s menu. Lychee stuffed with minced pork was deep fried and hence, you can taste the lychee’s sweetness when you chew into the pork as if it was marinated with lychee juice. Plus, it’s great for sharing!

Mini Pork Sliders (Price: RM 19.90)

Mini Pork Sliders
Price: RM 19.90

I love these Mini Pork Sliders – The homemade pork patty was marinated well and accompanied with caramelized onions, mushrooms and cocktail sauce. It also comes with crispy potato wedges and salad.

Taco About It (Price: RM 22.90)

Taco About It
Price: RM 22.90

Taco About It has such a puny name, I was instantly attracted to it. Thanks to the abundance of ingredients like minced pork, capsicum, olives, red onions, cheese, homemade guacamole and sour cream, it looks so appetizing. I especially like the crunchy Corn Taco shells.

Sticky Piggy (Price: RM 22.90)

Sticky Piggy
Price: RM 22.90

Pork ribs were stewed, and then grilled. To make it “sticky”, caramelized apple and sticky sauce were poured on top of it.

Mains @ The Eighth Avenue Bar

The highly anticipated porky fest for the mains is finally here. Read on to see which are my favorites.

Beer Marinated Pork Ribs (Price: RM 53.90)

Beer Marinated Pork Ribs
Price: RM 53.90

The Eighth Avenue’s Beer Marinated Pork Ribs has got to be the must-try dish here. The tender and succulent baby back ribs was prepared by marinating it with beer and other secret ingredients for 8 hours! It was then roasted to perfection, and served with sides like jacket potato, onion rings and garden salad. Super heavenly!

Honey Glazed BBQ Pork Ribs (Price: RM 49.90)

Honey Glazed BBQ Pork Ribs
Price: RM 49.90

For those who love their pork with BBQ sauce and honey, they have braised Honey Glazed BBQ Pork Ribs that also comes with jacket potato, onion rings and garden salad.

Chicken Pot Pie (Price: RM 25.90)

Chicken Pot Pie
Price: RM 25.90

Chicken Pot Pie is a pot of creamy happiness that contains chicken thigh cooked in cream with mushroom and vegetables on the inside. On the outside, it is golden crispy brown puff pastry, complemented by garden salad.

Oink Oink Sambal Pasta (Price: RM 29.90)

Oink Oink Sambal Pasta
Price: RM 29.90

A fusion between Malaysian sambal, Italian pasta and pork? Sounds interesting, isn’t it? The chef at The Eighth Avenue has cleverly combined pork slices cooked in homemade sambal paste and tossed with our choice of pasta. If you love spicy food, you’ll definitely get hooked to this one.

Mission Chilli A-Con-Plished Pizza (Price: RM 26.90)

Mission Chilli A-Con-Plished Pizza
Price: RM 26.90

Mission Chilli A-Con-Plished Pizza is another creative dish that we’ve sampled. Inspired by Mexican pizza, it contains either pork or chicken chili depending on your choice, pickled onion and topped with crushed nachos.

Karate Piggy Chop (Price: RM 44.90)

Karate Piggy Chop
Price: RM 44.90

Karate Piggy Chop is basically grilled pork chop on the bone with fresh herb rubbed on it to bring out more flavor. Since it’s pork chop, expect it to be on the leaner side. As for me, Beef Marinated Pork Ribs still holds the key to my heart.

Hendrick’s Code @ The Eighth Avenue Bar

Hendricks Code is the latest addition in their alcohol offerings because the owner of this restaurant, Mr. Raj only takes gin and not other alcohol. Hence, he’s inspired to come up with Hendrick’s Code menu that focuses on gin based drinks. All these drinks are made using purely gin with added real fruits, vegetables, or herbs to enhance its flavor.

Boss Favourite (Price: RM 44.90)

Boss Favourite
Price: RM 44.90

Boss Favourite – Hendrick’s gin with cucumber ribbon, lemon, mint and juicy pomegranate seeds. Now you know which one is the boss’ favorite! 😉

Cucumber Spritz (Price: RM 44.90)

Cucumber Spritz
Price: RM 44.90

Cucumber Spritz – Hendrick’s gin with fresh cucumber, lime slices, soda water and a spring of mint. I find this exceptionally refreshing!

Berry Kiss (Price: RM 44.90)

Berry Kiss
Price: RM 44.90

Berry Kiss – Hendrick’s gin with fresh blueberries, lemon and a splash of soda water.

English Rose (Price: RM 44.90)

English Rose
Price: RM 44.90

English Rose – Hendrick’s gin with rose petals, lime slices and rosewater tonic. The hint of rose taste is very intriguing. Best enjoyed while chilled.

Desserts @ The Eighth Avenue Bar

Last but not least, I reserved some room for dessert!

TiraMissYou (Price: RM 24.90)

TiraMissYou
Price: RM 24.90

They never fail to surprise me with the dish names. TiraMissYou is how they name their Tiramisu. Although I might not be able to sleep after having caffeine this late, but I still couldn’t resist the temptation. Yummy, the sweetness is just right!

Sizzling Brownie Points (Price: RM 21.90)

Sizzling Brownie Points
Price: RM 21.90

Sizzling Brownie Points has definitely earned some brownie points as I watched them pour the chocolate sauce into the sizzling hot plate. It tastes amazingly good to have cool ice cream and hot chocolate brownie in a mouthful!

Our Very Own Crème Brulee (Price: RM 18.90)

Our Very Own Crème Brulee
Price: RM 18.90

Overall, I enjoyed my night at The Eighth Avenue @ Publika. Kudos to the highly trained attentive staffs for the great service.

Every Wednesday, there will be Ladies Night where you gals can get quality wine and cocktails for only RM 10.

Address:
The Eighth Avenue
D2-G3-3, Solaris Dutamas
Jalan Dutamas 1, 50480 Kuala Lumpur

Tel: 012-407 7045

Opening hours:
Monday – Thursday 12 pm – 1 am
Friday 12 pm – 2 am
Saturday 4 pm – 2 am
Sunday 4 pm – 1 am

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