Chi Mac Bistro & First Step Coffee @ Solaris Mont Kiara
March 23, 2016
Steamed silkworm pupae, known as 'beondegi,' are the highlight at Solaris Mont Kiara's Chi Mac Korean bistro - the light, delicate crunch of the skin yields to the squishy-juicy squirt of the pupa's core, with a flavour that's earthy-nutty, a bit like briny canned peas with a wet, woody odour. Makgeolli is available if you need liquid courage before confronting the brown bowlful of beondegi soup (RM30), but if you truly can't bear a bite of this protein-packed snack, take comfort that Chi Mac's patrons mostly order the Korean fried chicken in flavours like garlic, pepper, green onions, soy or sweet-&-sour (RM48 a sharing plate).
J -OG-15 Soho KL Solaris Mont Kiara, Kuala Lumpur. Tel: 03-2035-6838
Helmed by a Korean team, First Step Coffee makes a move into Solaris Mont Kiara with its house-roasted coffee beans, offering single-origins & blends for purchase by the bag, built with sources like Kenya AA, Ethiopia Yirgacheffe, Honduras El Manzano, Colombia Supremo, Guatemala Antigua, Costa Rica Tarrazu & Brazil Yellow Bourbon. You can also take advantage of this calm, crowd-free space by having a cup here - be warned though that lattes & cappuccinos cost a relatively hefty RM14.
First Step Coffee
L-01-06, Soho KL, Solaris Mont Kiara, Kuala Lumpur. Thurs-Tues, 8am-12am
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