Friday, April 15, 2011

The Mix @ Holiday Inn Kuala Lumpur Glenmarie

Just before the start of my 2 weeks holidays extravaganza, I was invited to review this relatively new restaurant + lounge + bar.

The location was The Mix at Holiday Inn Glenmarie Hotel, near Subang and PJ. I've never been there, but it wasn't too hard to find with the GPS.

For starters we had the chicken taliwang. This Indonesian inspired dish is extremely yummy especially with the chicken floss at the side. And the meat was tender too.

The other starter is this set of 6 tapas, served in nice size bites.

Here's what is in this tapas:
1. Lamb koftas
2. Prawn yam dumpling
3. Chicken tikka
4. Coconut battered calamari
5. Spinach pancake
6. Vietnamese vegetable wrap

Next came the pizzas. I've never tasted such before - the La Sambal Pizza (which was the Malaysian style pizza with ikan bilis sambal) and the Pizza de Chino (roast duck, ear fungus & yam). While these were unique, however, I still think I prefer my reuglar Hawaiian pizzas.

We tried 2 different kind of pastas as well. This was the Chinese style inspired pasta - the Penne Spicy. I must say this was quite unique (Chinese + Western recipe!), and taste wise: it was nice for a chili lover like myself!

The other pasta, the spaghetti was a lil more traditional (arabiata style with chillies, olives & tomatoes) but still it tasted good. The sauce was just enough not over soaking the noodles.

We were served with 3 main course. This was the Jalee Kay Kebab, which came with minced lamb meatballs. This dish was to be eaten with the roti canai, and to even out the salty taste from the mince lamb meatballs.

The 2nd main course we tried was this Crusted Cod Fish. I'm fussy when it comes to fish especially at Western restaurants, but this kinda exceeded my expectations. The sauce at the side complimented the fish, which was cooked to perfection ie not too overcooked or undercooked.

And just like the fish, the Carribean Chicken was cooked just nice as well. This dish came with roasted vegetables & mashed young potatoes which blended well with the meat.

the mix dessert
The final servings were the desserts.. and another round of 'judgement'. Cos a good dessert will end the dinner sweet! (pun intended!).

The verdict: this set of tiramisu, banana toffee pudding, carrot cake & creme brulee is really good.
To me the tiramisu and the creme brulee tops!

Btw we also had a fair share of cocktail drinks that night. 
While the food is yummy, but if there's just one thing to come back here for - it has to be the drinks. They are unique, and mixed very well. 
It is partly a bar after all - and a good one at it. 

Yes, a bar that comes with a live band too! Oh did I mention that they are from the Philippines? Woot!

Okay now this is my overall conclusion:
If you are living in this part of town, I'd say this will be a cool chillout place. The location itself makes it like a lil paradise on its own.. and you can choose to dine or have drinks. Order some unique fusion dish if it's your first time here and a cocktail to go with it. It definitely won't disappoint! :)

*Holiday Inn Kuala Lumpur Glenmarie
1 Jalan Usahawan U1/8, Seksyen U1
40250 Shah Alam, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia 
Telephone + 603 7803 1000

Opening hours:
Dinner: 5.00pm – 1.00am
Live entertainment: 9.30pm – 1.00am
Happy Hours: 5.00pm – 8.00pm
Ladies Night: Wednesdays   5.00pm – 12.00am
Closed on Sundays


  1. Wow...Philippines bands? :D What happened to our own home-grown ones? Ouh....I guess they are just now good enough aye. :p

  2. Oh yumz!!! I love the desserts and the cocktails too! They look mouth-watering! The next time I'm up in Kay El you bring me there to chill, ya QuaChee? :D


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