Saturday, December 29, 2012

Ante Kitchen & Bar Food Review

If there's one meat that I love eating the most, it's gotta be pork.

So imagine the delight when I heard that pork will be the main ingredient of the food that I'll be sampling at Ante Kitchen & Bar.

Tucked in the enclave of Solaris Dutamas, Ante Kitchen & Bar were initially an idea from 6 friends who sat down at a table one day discussing on what to eat. The name Ante was chosen due to them being poker aficionados who know the risks involved in opening a restaurant business and they decided to wager with their time, effort, money and skills to the stake, the "Ante".

As mentioned earlier, pork is mainly in most of their dishes and it was surely a delicacy that I looked forward to.

Some starter soups that our table ordered, this is the Chunky Mushroom Soup:
Creamy and served with croutons, a great match to go with the soup.

And the Chef's Tomasco Soup:
Also creamy and once the taste settles in, a little spiciness tends to kick in.

Some drinks to cool down our dry throats:
It's Lemon Lime Bitters - soda and lime with bitters
Rosie's Lychee Fizz - lychee, lime and pandan leaf juice
Citrus Mint Cooler - lemon with orange juice
Ice Lemon Tea - erm, lemon tea in ice, LOL
and Passion Fruit Mojito - mint and soda with of course, passion fruit.

Other starters that we tasted were the salads. This is the Caesar Salad:
With your normal Caesar Salad elements, eggs, lettuce, parmesan cheese with croutons and some hints of bacon tossed in house dressing.

And two other salads that were in our list were the Crispy Pork Trotter Salad and the Smoked Duck Salad:
An out of the ordinary salad for me, not so much the Smoked Duck Salad but the Crispy Pork Trotter Salad.

Then it was onwards to the main course!

The juicy and yummy Char-grilled Pork Steak:
It's served with berry cream sauce, mashed potatoes on the side and a baked apple on top.

And whenever I eat pasta, I always go with carbonara because I'm not much of a person who fancy tomatoes. Their carbonara pasta called "The Real Bacon Carbonara" is also quite a delicious choice:

Here's the Seafood Marinara pasta:
It contains fresh river prawns with mussels and squid rings.

Here's something for a few people to share out, The Hogger Pork Ribs:
Not a bad tasting dish. Costs RM75.

Another for multiple people to share would be the Crispy Pork Knuckle:
A little dry for my taste though even with the sauce.

This one's called Volcano Sacrifice:
What is it exactly? Grilled lean pork slices.

My fave in the menu would be this:
The Up the Ante Pork Burger! The pork patty is wrapped in bacon strips (apologies for not catching the patty on picture) with a runny-yolk egg as you can see it oozing off and there's a side of hash brown as well. What's different to me about this pork burger is that the burger bun is actually a raisin bun. It's delicious enough to eat the bun on it's own unlike your normal burger bun which is plain that's slightly toasted with butter/margarine. The price of the burger is RM35.

That's the dishes that are noted by me.

Some cakes that we tasted:

Which goes well with the fine Latte I ordered:
Some hot chocolate love:

Ante Kitchen & Bar is offering readers either a free cocktail or a glass of house red/white wine from their menu with every RM100 purchase on your bill from Monday to Thursdays (excluding public holidays).
If alcoholic drinks are not your cup of tea but do not want to miss out on the Monday to Thursday specials, just speak to the front house managers. They would be more than happy to accommodate any special requests if it is within their capacity.
In order to be eligible for this, tell them that you read about Ante Kitchen & Bar from in order to claim your free drink.

The Monday to Thursday specials will only last until January 31st 2013.

The full address and contact of the place is:
A2-G1-09, Solaris Dutamas
No.1 Jalan Dutamas 1
50480, Kuala Lumpur
Phone: 0362063364


Nick Chan said...

Price seems to be a little pricey... But looks good!! Is it worth a visit? =)

Kelvin -KtheBlogger- Tan said...

I would say yes. The pork burger is enough to draw me to eat again. Now if only they'd open an outlet near my place. LOL

Xue Ren said...

wow! the food seems like a really big portion weyy! :P

Kelvin -KtheBlogger- Tan said...

Yup. It's quite a lot cos we wanna share and taste as much as we can from the menu. :)

Colors and Grays said...

looks delicious to me. but I'll skip all the pork ang go with seafood marinara.
overall, it was an honest review.

Happy New Year!

Kelvin -KtheBlogger- Tan said...

You don't like pork? It's one of the best meat in the world. :P

Charmaine Pua said...

Yer... bo jio >.<

Kelvin -KtheBlogger- Tan said...

huh? Bo jio? LOL

Unknown said...

Ah, my type of food... but pricey. Parental Guidance movie review

Kelvin -KtheBlogger- Tan said...

Actually, I feel the price is reasonable enough since it's Publika area. LOL

Unknown said...

That's why I don't go there when there's no reason to lol. End of Watch review

Kelvin -KtheBlogger- Tan said...

LOL. Me too. :)