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Superb baby back ribs at Racks, Changkat Bukit Bintang.

One day, we found ourselves at Racks, a newly opened restaurant at Changkat Bukit Bintang. Thanks Winnie for the invite! I suppose there’s no need for guessing what Racks specialises in ;)

# – The interior of Racks.

# – Racks has booze too.

Yeap, they’ve got plenty of booze. In fact, they have test tube shooters going for RM200 for 12 tubes. The Molotov – consist of vodka, tequila, Jack Daniels and Tabasco, which I didn’t try due to sheer fear.

Test Tube Babies on the other hand were made with vodka, peach schnapps and a dash of cranberry…it was smooth and delicious! Illusion is mixture of Midori melon, pineapple juice and vodka, which was pretty tasty too…and potent ;)

# – Think I was posing with Test Tube Babies.

As for the food….yummers! First brought out were appetisers called Special Pigs in Special Blankets which were essentially spiced oxford sausages wrapped in speck ham. Served alongside Peaches N Parma, grilled sweet peaches wrapped in thin savoury parma hams, they made a great medley of flavours.

# – Special Pigs in Special Blankets (RM24) & Peaches N Parma (RM22).

Next was Angels in Parma, which were live pacific oysters wrapped in oysters. This was a winner for me as I LOVEEEEEE oysters!

# – Angels in Parma (RM32).

At this point, I was a little fearful of the lack of fibres on the menu but my fears were unfounded as they then served Asparagus Under Prosciutto. The asparagus were fresh, young, crunchy and was a great vehicle to deliver the prosciutto into my mouth :D

# – Asparagus Under Prosciutto (RM22).

Obviously, Racks believed we haven’t been fed with enough meat for they popped out with a huge cold meat platter. My mouth couldn’t stop watering. Lovely cold cuts served with jam, pickles, mustard and fresh bread – all made in-house. It was delicious and an interesting dish as every mouthful was different from the one before.

# – Cuts, Pickles, Jams, Mustards & Breads

And then, out came the burgers and sandwiches. They were all pretty good. My only complaint was that the Pulled Pork Burger was not moist enough. The flavours were superb but I like my pulled pork moist and messy.

# – Pulled Pork Burger (RM28).

The pork burger was amazing. Juicy, flavoursome, thick pork patty, topped with sun dried tomatoes and crispy bacon sandwiched between two soft buns AND then topped off with more crispy bacons. The picture is not much, but you’ve got to try it!

# – Racks’ Pork Burger (RM28).

Finally, they served their namesakes…the baby back ribs! The ribs were braised and glazed on the spit to perfection. The meat literally fell off the bones, it’s that good. I found the pricing really reasonable too, RM52 for a full rack while 1/2 rack goes for RM32.

The Hot & Spicy racks is more like a typical BBQ racks with a special sauce they call “Torture Sauce”. Hmmmm. It’s good but my favourite was actually the Sticky & Sweet, serve with marmalade glaze.

# – Hot & Spicy 1/2 rack (RM32).

# – Sticky & Sweet Full Rack (RM52). IT’S HUGE!

I’d definitely go back again, especially for the ribs! I hope they would come out with more flavours too…what we’re lacking in KL is a place that has proper baby back ribs!

Thank you Racks for a great time and the superb food :)

# – High and happy.

Racks Bar & Baby Backs,
18-1, Changkat Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-2110 1550

Read more about the place from my friends:

Huai Bin
Horng
KY
Michael
Zee
Winnie

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Yoko’s at Changkat Bukit Bintang.

Within the same week after checking out Daikanyama, we returned to the same area to meet up with a good friend at Yoko’s, a restaurant owned by a Japanese lady named well, Yoko.

# – Yoko’s.

The interior of the restaurant was cozy and unpretentious, in my opinion the perfect atmosphere to catch up with friends. Due to its location, I would imagine people who visit the place for the first time to expect a sort of 5 star service, where waiting staff would be on their hands & feet at their beck and call.

However I would like to warn against having such expectations, for Yoko’s is not that kind of eatery. It’s just a friendly, casual, humble, almost unassuming restaurant serving wonderful Japanese fusion food at a prime location.

# – Inside Yoko’s. Hmm, nevermind.

Our friend, who is a regular at Yoko’s sung praises about the food and knowing his tastebuds, I was very excited to check out the place!

# – We started with fresh, thickly cut salmon sashimi. Beautiful!

# – Followed by the Dragon Roll. Standard stuff, no negatives :)

# – And then, Spider Maki. Cripsy, meaty soft shell crabs, yummy!

# – Butterfish sushi. Fresh, meaty sliced raw butterfish on sushi rice.

From this point forward, the dishes started to get really interesting. Many of whom I couldn’t recognise or name as they were specially created by the owner of Yoko’s.

# – The peculiar dish called Adam & Eve, which is essentially various seafoods cooked in an apple. Superb amalgamation of flavours.

# – I loved Adam & Eve! Every morsel of seafood, be it scallop or prawn was cooked to perfection and beautifully flavoured by the flesh of the apple. The apple itself on the other hand, was flavoured by the sweetness of the seafood. What a treat!

# – Salmon 4 Floors Sushi. Like rice & salmon mille feuille. If you like your salmon sashimi unadulterated by too much flavours, this is perfect.

# – Chicken thigh and leek yakitori. I really enjoyed this but the BF loved this more because he’s English and English people like leeks.

# – Mentaiko pasta, the highlight of my dinner. One of my favourite Japanese ingredient is mentaiko (spicy fish roe) and I could eat like 3 bowls of rice as long as I have mentaiko to go with. This simple pasta dish was just spaghetti with a creamy sauce made of mentaiko and probably mayonnaise. Every mentaiko clung on to the pasta for dear life and that’s the way I love it. LOVED IT!

# – Yoko’s No 1 Roll. This is a roll packed full of eggs, veggies, fish and other goodies. However not recommended when you’re too full because it’s quite a generous portion. Our friend got a bit carried away with ordering food, haha.

# – Japanese inspired Crabmeat & Avocado Pizza. Delicious crabmeat and chunks of fresh avocado baked on a thin, crispy base topped with some sinfully delicious sauce. Addictive!

Yoko’s pricing ranges between RM30-RM150 but portions are generous with fresh ingredients. Considering its location, it’s really not that expensive either.

All in all, I was really happy with the food at Yoko’s. My only regret is that we didn’t get to meet Yoko, who according to our friend is a gorgeous & vivacious character. It’s okay, because we’ll be back and then I would like to thank her for such gorgeous food!

# – Yoko’s menu.

Yoko’s,
36, Changkat Bukit Bintang,
Bukit Bintang
50200 Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +603 2144 3378

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TDH now in Old Klang Road!

Tom, Dick & Harry’s, or more affectionately known as TDH has now added Old Klang Road to its list of locations. Situated at the newest landmark in Old Klang Road, The Scott Garden, TDH is clearly visible from the main road.

# – The new TDH.

The latest TDH is bigger with higher ceilings and has more plush seating areas which makes it a very pleasant place to hang out in. There’s also a larger alfresco area if you fancied that over air-conditioning.

# – Spacious interior with more plush seating areas.

Serving up the same favourites as its first outlet in Taman Tun Dr. Ismail, foods are awesome as always.

# – The infamous porky fries and chicken “skin” crackers. ADDICTIVE!

# – Check out that pork knuckle! Wooohooooo. Crispy crackling and juicy, flavoursome meat #winning.

# – We love the nachos! One of our favourite dishes to order when we’re in TDH.

# – The incredible looking ceasar salad with taste to boot and an egg sunny side up.

# – Yummy, creamy pasta carbonara and juicy steak sandwich. Highly recommended!

# – The other beer food to whet your appetite.

Of course, you don’t go to TDH just for food! Drink up, peeps.

# – With Linora and Gareth.

# – Mike and God.

Starting from tomorrow onwards, a lineup of awesome stuff will be happening to celebrate the opening of its latest outlet. Check them out….

18 July – Buy an exclusive TDH mug to enjoy freeflow of drinks!
19 July – RM7 for Carlsberg ALL NIGHT LONG!
20 July – Buy 1 international beer to get another international beer for free!
21 July – Reserve a table and get served with FREE food from 6-8pm!

Then on 22 July, Tom, Dick & Harry’s will be creating a record by serving the longest Jaeger Bomb Train EVER in Malaysian history. Yes, that’s on this very Friday.

# – 1000 Jaeger Bombs WTFFFFFF

So head on there and be part of history :D

# – The map to awesome.

Tom, Dick & Harry’s,
Unit S-G-03A,
The Scott Garden,
Kompleks Rimbun Scott,
289, Jalan Kelang Lama,
58100 KL
Tel: 03-7710 2122 / 019-697 5080 (Carrie)
Business Hours: Mon – Fri: 4pm – 1am, Sat – Sun: 10am – 2am

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