Published on July 14th, 2012 | by email2me1
Plates and Bottles Space U8 Eco Mall Shah Alam
Shah Alam has known for a long time being a Muslim populated area. The influence is to the extend that 7-11 do not sell any alcohol beverages. However the trend has change and slowly adopting into more open market. Space U8 Bukit Jelutong is the latest mall in Shah Alam that mushroom together with other new malls in Klang Valley.
The mall do not have any air conditioner and mainly designed with green in mind. It is very airy and doesn’t feel hot at all. There’s a new restaurant that serves pork and beer under the same roof in Shah Alam. It is known as PLATES ORIENTAL CUISINE and BOTTLES BY VOIR DIRE.
The restaurant carries an urban stylish design that having a restaurant facing the inner mall and a bar facing the outside.
This restaurant comes with all the necessary signage to prevent any unwanted things happen. Business hours start daily 10am to 10pm including public holidays.
The side that face the main road, Bottles by Voir Dire.
The bar comprise a pool table and a stage where you can perform on stage or occasionally guest live bands entertain all the customers who patron there.
Brand new pool table
Bottles where the names come from. Another thing is that the bar only serve all sorts of bottled beers. This is inline with the local regulations and still able to cater for the local needs.
The design is pretty futuristic for a Chinese Restaurant.
Sweet Sunrise & Tornado Twist (RM9 each)
Shirley Temple, Virgin Mary, Long Walk on the beach (RM12 each)
Healthy Fruit Smoothies:
Berry Banana Yogurt RM19
Banana Mango RM15
Mashed Potatoes RM6.90
This may look like a bun but it is not. When the fork dive in, OMG! So good! Perfect texture and taste.
Mushroom Soup RM7.90
Soup made from fresh were flavorful and filled with mushrooms. Not too creamy yet too diluted. Just nice for a start.
Drunken Prawns RM16.90
The main course started off with a Chinese specialty where the prawns were cooked with Chinese Liquor and herbals. A new way to get rid of the fishy smells and to bring out the prawn taste to another level. You should give it a dry. Drunken chicken are norm. Drunken prawns? Rare. Most of the drunken prawns which I previously had was putting live prawns into liquor and let them jump till it stop which I find pretty cruel.
Honey Chicken RM11.90
Instead of marmite chicken, this is a more healthy version. There are no MSG and only natural flavoring used. It is all about healthy foods served here according to the chef.
Homemade Tofu RM9.90
Chef home made tofu from eggs and then cook with minced meat gravy.
Sambal Belachan with 4 types of vege RM9.90
Salted Fish Pork Belly RM10.90
This is an all time favorite for KL people in every lunch or dinner. If you want more salted fish, just let the waiter know and they can put more for you. A good dish to accompany fragrant white rice.
Braised Pork Belly Fried Meehun RM7.90
Vermicelli is famous for being tasteless. It is different when stir fried with braised pork belly. It absorb the sauce and reduce the oily feel.
Curry Pork RM10.90
Clay pot pork curry cook with plenty of onions. Onions are well known for making a pot of curry taste better. The portions are rather reasonable too.
Grilled Chicken Spaghetti Pesto RM15.90
Spaghetti Meatballs (Pork!) RM15.90
Spaghetti tossed ala carbonara and paired with chef special pork meat balls. 4 of it are just nice and not too many nor too little.
You can order the meat balls alone too which good for snack. A bottle of beer to go with that are just perfect. If you find that rice dishes are too heavy, you shall try their pork burger.
Pork Burger RM15.90
Thick patty with melted cheese on top served with crinkle cut fries and corns. Try it without putting any sauce as it is pretty juicy.
Guai Lin Kou in egg shell for dessert.
Set Lunch are available with a main course (oriental style noodles/rice) with a drink and dessert RM11.90
All prices are subject to govt & service tax. Prices indicated above were for the small portions. Every weekend, the restaurant is serving Dim Sum.
10.30am – 10pm