The Eighth Avenue @ Publika KL (Food Review)

I was invited to a food review at The Eight Avenue which is located at Publika, Kuala Lumpur. Describing themselves as a gastro-pub, they specialised in good quality food inspired from different countries and offers a great selections of alcoholic drinks from a glass of beer, wine or even whiskey.

Beer Marinated Pork Ribs (RM53.90)
Their signature main dishes which mostly based on pork, making it an easy decision for me to satisfy my pork cravings. The first dish I'm introducing here is the Beer Marinated Pork Ribs which comes with jacket potato, onion rings and side of garden salad. The pork rib is from baby back ribs marinated for 8 hours with beer and other secret ingredient roasted to perfection. The tenderness of the pork rib was irresistible and the beer marination does not taste too strong.

Honey Glazed BBQ Pork Ribs (RM49.90)
Next up is the Honey Glazed BBQ Pork Ribs. The pork rib is braised in their own BBQ sauce and it's also comes with jacket potato, onion rings and side of garden salad. Like I mentioned earlier, this pork ribs were soft and tender too.

Karate Piggy Chop (RM44.90)
Grilled pork chop on the bone with fresh herb rub served with old fashioned potato salad. That was my first time having a grilled pork chop on the bone and it's not overly oily. The unique taste from the herb enhances the fragrance of the pork.

Chicken Pot Pie RM25.90
Here's something for those who are not super hungry but still want to have a good meal, it's the Chicken Pot Pie. This dish consist of chicken thigh cooked in cream with mushroom and vegetables, covered with puff pastry and baked till golden brown and comes with a side of garden salad.

Just look at that spoonful of happiness. It's not too sinful but all the ingredients which are mixed together tasted so good and the sufficient amount of creaminess.

Mission Chilli A-Con-Plished (Pork) RM26.90
Here's a pizza which is inspired by Mexican food. There's an option of chicken or pork for this pizza and it's topped with pickled onion and crushed nachos. Definitely not an ordinary pizza we usually had and it easily hooked onto my taste bud.

Oink Oink Sambal (RM29.90)
From it's name, we know it's locally inspired. This Oink Oink Sambal pasta dish consist of pork slices which was cooked in homemade sambal paste, tossed with any of the three choices of pasta (spaghetti, fettuccine or penne) and a doze of cream. The pasta was likeable to me because it had a good kick of spiciness at the end of every bite.

After all the main dishes, it was finally time for desserts.

TiraMissYou (RM24.90)
Their tiramisu or TiraMissYou is a classic italian dessert made with Baileys and Kahlua, creamy mascarpone cheese, and their house espresso. The tiramisu is not too sweet which I like but I do prefer stronger espresso taste in it.

Our Very Own Crème Brûlée (RM18.90)
Their crème brûlée is topped with strawberry slices, it was sweet and smooth but it didn't give me a deep impression that night.

Sizzling Brownie Points (RM21.90)
On another hand, the Sizzling Brownie Points was more unique since it was the first time for me to have chocolate brownie on a sizzling hot plate.

The chocolate brownie is served with vanilla ice-cream and silky chocolate sauce. The chocolate taste of the brownie was quite rich and the warm and cold feeling of this dessert gave my tongue a great sensation. By the way, the burnt chocolate sauce on the hot plate was not meant to be eaten.

Boss Favourite (RM44.90)
The owner of The Eight Avenue prefer to drink Hendricks gin and were inspired to produce certain cocktails based on the gin. One of them is called the Boss Favourite – Hendricks gin with cucumber ribbon, lemon, mint and juicy pomegranate seeds.

Cucumber Spritz (RM44.90)
Cucumber Spritz – Hendrick, fresh cucumber, lime slices, soda water and a spring of mint.

Berry Kiss (RM44.90)
Berry Kiss – Hendricks, fresh blueberries, lemon and a splash of lemon.

English Rose (RM44.90)
English Rose – Hendricks, rose petals, lime slices and rosewater tonic

All the cocktails are made with fresh ingredients and refreshingly good, making it a good choice to wash down the heavy dishes that I had earlier. 

Here are some of my favorite shots of The Eight Avenue's interior.

It was a fun-filled night with good food, good drinks and good company. One thing which I noticed the most through out the night was the service. They made me feel welcomed without compromising the taste and quality of the food. Their Hendricks cocktail might be too pricy, but I guess that I can have beer while dining there, as long as the taste and quality of the food is well-maintained.

The Eighth Avenue
(in Publika area, next to Whimsical and Modestos)
D2-G3-3, Solaris Dutamas,
Jalan Dutamas 1,
50480 Kuala Lumpur
Phone: 012 407 7045

.: Peace Out :.