Sunday, October 7, 2012

The Red Beanbag, Solaris Dutamas, KL

Over the last year, Solaris Dutamas / Publika  has transformed into a foodie heaven with many excellent restaurants and bars. We had to come here to run some errands and decided to grab lunch at The Red Beanbag, which has been highly rated by other bloggers and friends. 

The Red Beanbag is a modern contemporary Australian-inspired cafe, located just behind the big stage in front of Publika's entrance, on the same level as Nathalie's Gourmet Studio. The interior is cosy, with lots of quirky touches here and there. They operate an open kitchen concept here, though only 2 tables get a view of the kitchen. I have read that it often gets very busy here on weekends, since we were here on a weekday we didn't have problems getting a table but it was still rather busy. The crowd was not just limited to youngsters, but also the older generation (saw some men in their 50s or 60s), it is a place loved by all ages ;)

The LOVE bear

Open kitchen


Dance baby dance!


Some outdoor seating outside to enjoy a coffee


The cafe's menu varies from soups to steaks to breakfast dishes to desserts. We just wanted a light bite as we were getting macarons later, so we picked one item each from the menu. Hubby had the creamy wild mushroom soup with a touch of truffle oil (RM15). This was really good - I kept stealing spoonfuls of soup, promising Hubby half of my meal later ;P Lots of chunky bits of mushroom, and the soup was indeed rich and creamy.


To distract myself from eating the soup, I take photos instead :P!

DONE!


I had their recommended item, Eggs Atlantic v2.0 (RM17.90), two poached eggs served with Hollandaise sauce, asparagus, mushrooms, smoked salmon and two pieces of French toasted bread. In theory, all these should have worked really well together, however, the eggs tasted too strongly of vinegar (that is used for poaching) and was rubbery in texture. It was still runny though. The smoked salmon also tasted past its best.



Funky robot at Publika

Verdict: I do like the ambiance here at The Red Beanbag, will come back to try their Classic French Toast at another time. 

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Full set of photos, including full menu can be viewed on my Facebook page here.

Opening times: Tue - Fri: 10:00 am-10:00 pm; Sat - Sun: 9:30 am-10:00 pm. Closed on Mondays.
Service: Good.

Location: The Red Beanbag, A4-1-08, Solaris Dutamas, Jalan Dutamas, 50490 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Tel: 03-6211 5116

GPS Coordinates: 3.1711, 101.66583

23 comments:

  1. My favourite still their classic frend toast, with a lot of almond on it. :)

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    1. Yah, I was too full, couldn't manage to try that this trip. Need to go back another time. ;)

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  2. Yen, I like the food here, feel like home in Sydney!

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    1. The ambiance of the place is also very nice!

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  3. Hi Baby Sumo,delicious food and nice place to hang out too. Thanks for sharing, have a nice weekend, regards.

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    1. Good place to chill. I know a lot of ppl like to come here during the weekend and have a nice, long brunch. :)

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  4. Nice...but where's the bean bag?

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  5. the bear in the bag looks sooooo cute. i've been a fan of teddies ever since i was really young. if the waiters here aren't looking carefully, i'd be tempted to steal the bear! :D

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    1. Haha that's why they put it up high high on the wall!So noone can steal them :P

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  6. oo, I do love the breakfasts and the coffee here! Long time no go.. need to revisit! Great salmon shot btw!

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    1. Thanks Ciki! I also need to return for the much-talked about French toast.

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  7. heard about this place... yet to visit... just too many food outlets at the publika... hehe

    I personally think your poached egg looked better than this one... :)

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    1. Haha thanks! What a lovely compliment from you ;P *shy shy lah*

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  8. i have been wanting to go but don't have the time yet. argghhhh

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    1. Try to be early on weekends, heard there's always a queue.

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  9. Disappointed about the poached eggs huh? Maybe the toast would have fared better. Yeah, I need to revisit Publika too. Haven't been there since the new batch of cafes opened.

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    1. At least the parking here is not so problematic, though it still takes quite many rounds to find one.

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  10. Been there once. Kinda like their food. Can't wait to go back there again to try other stuff...

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  11. Hi Yen,

    I must say this place sells really good looking mushroom soup... Wish that I can cook something so good like this.

    Zoe

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    1. I love a good mushroom soup too, made it for Christmas last year and it was a huge hit! But have to say for a bowl of soup, it sure takes a lot of hard work!

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  12. Love the ambiance and my last visit here was wonderful, planning a revisit soon :)

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