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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.


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KL Traditional Chilli Ban Mee

James Chan

The Weekly Glutton (11/9 – 17/9)

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Dare To Take Up The Spicy Chilli Ban Mee Challenge?

KL traditional chilli ban mee the chilli board

KL Traditional Chilli Ban Mee

Originally located at Macpherson Road, KL Traditional Chilli Ban Mee has expanded to Serangoon Garden Way. Judging from the lunch time crowd, they are as equally successful in Serangoon Gardens.

KL traditional chilli ban mee different levels of chilli

where’s number 3? don’t worry it didn’t disappear, it’s on your respective tables!

If you have never heard of them or tried their ban mee before, you’re in for a treat. Let me explain to you how their chilli system works. There are five different chilli levels to choose from (1 being the least spicy and 5 being the most spicy). The nice people at KL Traditional Chilli Ban Mee don’t want to be responsible for you if you pass out in their store so they give the customer a free reign of the “chilli corner”. You alone have the control over how much chilli goes in (or not) and how spicy you want it to be.

I noticed some people not adding any chilli in their Ban Mee though. Come on, it’s called KL Traditional Chilli Ban Mee for a reason no? You’re not getting the full experience without the chilli!

KL traditional chilli ban mee menu

Signature Chilli Ban Mee, with Level 5 Chilli, $5

I can’t speak for the rest of the menu but you can check it the rest of their offerings in the image above. I only ordered the Signature Chilli Ban Mee.

ALWAYS order the dry. It tastes so much better even though it gets gobbled down a lot faster than its soupy counterpart. Also, with the dry version, you can have fun with the chilli! I’ve never tried the Tom Yum one (it sounds mad spicy).

It’s really hard to describe the Level 5 in words. I love chilli, I cannot go a meal without some form of chilli or pepper. However, right after my first bite, my forehead and neck broke out in perspiration almost instantaneously. It tastes great, don’t get me wrong but it definitely has a “kick”.

My only gripe with this dish (like most places) is that the portions are minute. I’m a big guy, there should be an “off the menu” option of adding noodles or something.

Dare to take up the chilli challenge?

KL traditional chilli ban mee original ban mee with level 5

LEVEL 5 CHILLI mixed in the Original Ban Mee

Thai Milk Tea, $2.50

Pair your chilli creation with a cup of soothing Thai Milk Tea! It aids in putting out “gastro fires” that you might have caused in your mouth. They serve it in those traditional cups they used like twenty or thirty years ago. Not like you millennials would care but it’s BIG.

Psst, ask them for less ice. #auntyhacks


KL traditional chilli ban mee Serangoon Gardens

We’ll probably be doing a video and an audio summary for this so stay tuned!

KL Chilli Ban Mee
Address: 55 Serangoon Garden Way
Singapore 555951
Tel: 8737 0555
Opening Hours: 11:00am – 08:00pm
Address: 476 MacPherson Rd
Singapore 36812
Tel: 9052 0555
Opening Hours: 11:00am–7:45pm


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