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Cuba Libre Kuala Lumpur – Oversized Mojitos, Latino Live Bands And A Cute-ban Chef

James Chan

Cuba Libre Kuala Lumpur

Every Singaporean (well every Singaporean my age at least) should be familiar with Clarke Quay’s famous Latin-American themed bar, Cuba Libre. They’ve been around for the longest time (since 2006) and they’ve just expanded. Where though? While normal bars and clubs look towards expansion within Singapore, Cuba Libre has opened another outlet in TREC, Kuala Lumpur.

TREC, Kuala Lumpur is very much like our Clarke Quay. It’s where all the sick parties and crazy drinking happens. But it’s definitely SICKER and CRAZIER at TREC compared to our “fine” city.

Cuba Libre Kuala Lumpur

What To Expect

Let’s face it, it’s not Cuba Libre without the award winning signature Mojitos, live latino bands and delicioso Latin inspired dishes! So expect nothing less!

Cuba Libre Kuala Lumpur Mojito

Cuba Libre Signature Mojitos

Derived from the African word “Mojo”, which translates to “casting a spell”. The Mojito is perhaps the oldest cocktail in Cuba and extremely refreshing. Two or three of these giant babies and I’ll be “Mojo-I-toh”.

Cuba Libre Kuala Lumpur Live Bands

Live Bands

All the way from Cuba, Colombia and Venezuela comes ADRENALINA Ft. DJ Fasilito! Experience the best of commercial Latin Salsa, Pop, Jazz, Bachata, Merengue, Reggaton and more! Put on those dancing shoes because you’ll be wearing the dance floor out till the wee hours of the night.

Cuba Libre Kuala Lumpur Chef

Cute Cuban Chef

When there’s good drinks, it has to be accompanied by good food no? Feast on amazing Latin inspired dishes prepared and curated by Cuban born Group Executive Chef, Evelio Martinez. I think he’s good looking, and I’m a guy! No I don’t swing that way.

Cuba Libre Kuala Lumpur Garbanzos Fritos

Looks aside, there’s no denying the taste of his dishes as well! Feast your eyes on (and stomachs) on Cuba Libre’s Garbanzos Fritos and Papas Rellenas! Taste as good as they look!

Cuba Libre Kuala Lumpur Papas Rellenas

Cuba Libre Kuala Lumpur
Hive, Unit H-G-10 & H-A-10,
Trec Lot 438, Kuala Lumpur 50400.
www.fb.com/cubalibre.kl

 

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Audace Bar and Restaurant

James Chan

Audace Bar and Restaurant

Audace (pronounced Aw-daz) is a quaint little casual French restaurant in the heart of Little India. The Mbassadors had the privilege of whetting our palates at their restaurant most recently and we have but only good things to say about our experience.

Chef Jeremy Gillon helms the kitchen and he produces gastronomical creations that leaves diners in awe and wonder (us included). In a brief conversation I had with him, he mentioned that he changes the menu every couple of months to keep things fresh for his diners.

As you enter the restaurant from the get-go, you’ll notice an assortment of herbs (with names I literally cannot pronounce) lined up just above the kitchen service counter. Chef Jeremy actually visits France every now and then to forage for his own herbs! There are herbs that are reminiscent of prawn crackers and seaweed, there are some that taste like oats and there was even one that smelt like chamomile!

The Food

La Reine Des Pres

With Celtuce as the main ingredient in this dish, I did not know what to expect. (I’ve never had Celtuce in my life) Texture wise, it resembles that of an extremely tender asparagus and has a mildly sour after taste. I could eat it on its own for days even and not grow sick of it.

However, Chef Jeremy takes it to the next level with pickled onions, salted seaweed, a sweet syrup extracted from one of his herbs and a parsley garnish. This mash up of flavors produces a well-balanced and meticulously thought of dish that raises the expectations for the other dishes that follow after.

La Matricaire

The initial thoughts I had about this dish were with regards to how fresh the Mackerel was. There’s no denying its freshness. Any fresher and you’ll have to catch it yourself.

Then we delve a little deeper and look past the first layer of taste to find the spinach with its creamy notes and semi-mushy texture. The Matricaire oil at the base has a pleasant chamomile scent. Don’t worry about the green color, it’s just the chlorophyll from the spinach. I feel it adds another dimension of creaminess to the dish. Imagine all these flavors augmented by a dash of horseradish to give this dish an added “oomph” or complexity. Brilliant.

 

Cote De Veall

I think a moment of silence is necessary for the calf that contributed to this AMAZING main course.

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Okay, moment’s over.

You can tell that Chef Jeremy places a lot of emphasis on respecting the dish and its ingredients. The meat was tender and cooked to perfection with each bite just bursting with flavor. Whilst I would once again say I could enjoy the veal just cooked as is, Chef Jeremy utilizes all his experience and expertise to provide a deeper and more meaningful way to appreciate the veal.

This dish is all about texture. There’s the Rutabaga which gives this dish an added crunch due to its raddish-like nature. Then there’s the caperberries that are strategically thrown in so that you get an occasional seedy and fruity bite.

You can be sure that you won’t leave Audace feeling like the portions were lacking because this main course is HUGE! For the price you’re paying, it’s just so much value!

James Highly Recommends Audace Bar and Restaurant

Yeap, you heard it right, I don’t often say this but this is a must-try. If you’re reading this, you’ve come so far, all you need to do is make a reservation and you won’t be let down! Bring a date, bring your parents, plan a proposal there or even throw a birthday party there. You’re in for a treat.

Make a reservation HERE

 

Audace Bar and Restaurant
2 Dickson Rd
Singapore 209494
Tel: +65 6298 1188
Opening Hours:
Daily Breakfast: 7.30am – 10.00am, Tuesday to Saturday
Lunch: 11.30am – 2.00pm
Afternoon Tea: 2.00pm – 6.00pm
Dinner: 6.30pm – 12.00 midnight (last order 10.00pm)
Sunday Brunch: 11.30pm – 4.00pm

 

*This is a sponsored post (Thanks for the food Audace)

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Stickies Bar – Your Pre-Drinks Solution

James Chan

 “Where should we go and pre-drink?”

Sound familiar? With the exorbitant prices clubs charge for their drinks, makes sense to get “TURNT UP” just before you enter one. Unless you’re rich af, then…… spend away!

Those taking the more economical route to have a good time, here’s a list of options you have

  • Pre-drink at a friend’s place and piss off their parents/siblings/dog/cat/neighbors.
  • Buy a cheap bottle of booze or cheap beers from NTUC and find some desolated corner to drink them (It’s illegal after 10.30pm to do so).
  • Go to a bar that charges 16 bucks a pint and sip on your beer like it’s some Chai Latte.

AND THEN THERE’S STICKIES BAR!!!!!!

 Stickies ambience

Located conveniently on the outskirts of where all the action happens (Clarke Quay, if you didn’t know), Stickies Bar, or Stickies for short, has a slew of crazy promotions for you to get satisfactorily TURNT. Sometimes, the night even ends there.

BEER O’CLOCK

Ever heard of $2 dollar pints/housepours?

Stickies beer oclock

There you go!

You’re charged by the hour. So if you order a pint at 3.45pm, it’ll cost you $3 and at 4.20pm, it’ll be $4 – so on and so forth until midnight.

Note: The number of pints you can order is based by the hour as well. So at 2pm, order 2 pints, finish them and order again. At 3pm, you can order 3 pints, finish and repeat all the way till 11pm. I’m thinking people will have to carry you home if you can last that long.

WINE O’CLOCK

Stickies wine oclock

Similarly, there’s an identical promotion for wine. Or you can get a whole bottle for $30. This will get you wasted pretty fast though, choose your poison wisely.

FREE UBER/GRAB/CAB TO STICKIES

I think the marketing team has done a stellar job in making a poster pretty self-explanatory.

Stickies free rides

I’m including it because it’s crazy!

Just one Uber/Grab/Cab per single receipt! Don’t embarrass yourselves.

VODKA PROMO

Stickies vodka promo

2 TOWER PROMO

This is my personal favorite, I don’t pop by very often but when I do, I get this. (I’m not an alcoholic).

That’s 6 LITERS OF BEER FOR $60!!!!

SPICY CHICKEN QUESADILLA, $18

Just a real quick side note, if you’re having dinner at Stickies, order this. Trust.

Stickies spicy chicken quesadilla

The Chicken is tender and just about the right level of spiciness. They also use a couple of different cheeses and it just tastes so good with beer!

Back on topic, pair your crazy promotions with an insane amount of drinking games like CHESS, CARDS AGAINST HUMANITY, EXPLODING KITTENS (this is sooo fun!), JENGA and CIRCLE OF DEATH!

stickies games

There’s even a legit beer pong table! #howtobebored

EVERYONE’S GOING TO STICKIES for prees. I’m not even kidding.

Don’t take my word for it and check them out yourselves!

But expect a huge crowd especially during weekends. You probably won’t be able to get a table for yourself if you don’t make a reservation earlier during the day or even the day before to be safe.

That being said, make your reservations HERE!

And ensure that you’ll never get turned away at the door or get caught holding a tower of beer and drinking from it standing up. IT’S HAPPENED BEFORE.

Stickies @ Keng Cheow Street
Address: 11 Keng Cheow Street
#01-10 Riverside Piazza
Singapore 059608
Tel: 6443 7564
Opening Hours: 12pm-12am daily

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