Brunch @ Pink Sage & X’mas Comes Early?December 7, 2009 | 3,233 views
The Pink Sage Diner & Pantry @ Jalan Dang Wangi
A diner in the heart of the city, yet not at the most strategic of location – The Pink Sage Diner & Pantry is not easily distinguished from the other shops along the road of Jalan Dang Wangi. Not until the many other food bloggers wrote about the almost hidden gem, that it started to gain momentum and appeared in most food reviews.
Stacked Breakfast – RM17.50 / USD5.00
Of course, I was up for brunch come early Sunday morning. Wait, how to have brunch EARLY in the morning leh? Hehehe …. Contradicting statements alright. Let me rephrase that; Waking up at a rather comfortable hour of 11am (I can sleep sooooo well on weekends), combining both breakfast and lunch into one was exactly what I had in mind. And when brunch sprang to mind, the name Pink Sage instantly popped up for more reasons than one. Jalan Dang Wangi is a road I am more familiar with, for it’s where Yut Kee (the Roti Babi specialist in Kuala Lumpur) is at, and the area is a mess of one way streets, but yet the names all sound different, easily discernible, in comparison to say, Jalan SS22/13/5252/7858 or whatever.
A most soothing and basic set up, with psychedelic printings adorning the walls, a counter/bar for one to enjoy their breakfast without back support (sorry, me and mah broken back cannot), and mirrors for that extra depth to the overall ambience
The place serves all day breakfast, from 8am until 6pm. Extensive menu nevertheless, not the average 5 items American breakfast fares. I was wondering should I post the menu I snapped at that point, but thought better of it. Not one who advocates for plagiarism, do hop over to their site HERE for the complete listing of the breakfast items.
The Stacked Breakfast come highly recommended (with an asterisk beside the item on the menu AND various reviews before this, as well as the awakening of kiasu-ism instinct in me, whereby the more varieties the better), with eggs, chicken or lamb sausage (beef was not available that morning), streaky beef brisket, roasted potatoes, sauteed mushrooms, beans and toast. We picked the eggs to be scrambled (have them poached, sunnyside, over-easy, over-hard etc), the French Village bread rather than the white or rye varieties, and lamb instead of chicken. The sausage was good, though mushy and did not offer much bite like the average. The lamb was tasty, spiced and went down well on its own, diminishing the need for extra gravy or dipping sauce. The crispy beef brisket resembled a fat-less piece of beef bacon, the scrambled eggs was okay, though I did not like the baked beans and sauteed mushrooms. Easily can be shared between two light eaters, the Stacked Breakfast can also be ‘upgraded’ to a BIG Breakfast for an extra RM10/USD2.90, when everything is sized up.
Looks like your mamak’s Roti Canai eh? (RM10.50/USD3)
3 Stack Buttermilk Pancakes (RM8.00 / USD2.30)
The Mozzarella Quesadillas arrived piping hot with melted cheese, and slightly sauteed onions. No meat in the fillings, so the flavour came from the oozing cheese and sweet caramelized onions only. The tortilla was crisp, pan-fried (or toasted?) slightly with minimal traces of oil, but the overall ensemble was not too appealing. Rather bland, if you would. The side of beans with sour cream was much better than the beans served with the Stacked Breakfast.
The Buttermilk Pancakes were soft and fluffy, and prepared freshly. Dusted lightly with icing sugar, and served atop with a piece of strawberry. Drizzle some maple syrup for good measure, the pancakes qualified as good, simple breakfast. Miles healthier than the other greasy savouries, but took some time for the kitchen to dish them out.
Blink and you’ll miss this charming corner lot on Jalan Dang Wangi. We did. Twice.
Location & Contact :
The Pink Sage Diner and Pantry,
Ground Floor Wisma RA,
12 Jalan Dang Wangi,
50100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Tel No : +603-2693 6000
Business Hours : 8am until 7pm.
Closed on Mondays.
Directions : On Jalan Dang Wangi, at the ground floor of Wisma RA building. Jalan Dang Wangi is a one way road, so you’ll see this on your RIGHT, after passing by Yut Kee on your LEFT.
And now for something random ……………. a much, much be-early-ed Christmas celebration in the Klang Valley (me thinks even during Raya, Chinese New Year or Deepavali also not celebrated with such pompousness, grandiose, and vibrancy!)
Pavilion has the all-lighted-up theme going, but a far cry from the memorable Christmas ‘tree’ with the choir caroling from top til bottom, of 2007 (or was it?)
KLCC is going for the vivid, resplendent with colours and sweet -everythings theme of Candies Galore
Midvalley Megamall, the heavyweight in the X’mas decorations competition between malls, opting for an astonishing sight of floating candles, castles and the folklore
Parting shot of a most funky reindeer with blue lights at Pavilion
The decorations at Sungei Wang Plaza was nothing to shout about, ditto with Low Yat (wait, does Low Yat even care?! LOL), and even The Gardens. I did not visit 1Utama nor Sunway Pyramid during this time-frame, but my pick would be Midvalley for the win. Simple, bland and dull may be right on, but one can’t deny that most wonderful feeling while walking around Midvalley, with most courts (north, south and main) decorated with such splendour.
Okay …. Merry X’mas everyone. Two weeks in advance, but you know lah …. amnesiac old J2Kfm ma. 😉