I’m starting this year’s entry with HIT & MRS, it was definitely a sound choice as the hits outweigh the misses in this tiny but handsome menu, which we were told it changes quite frequently which should keep things interesting and warrant regular visits. There is this one thing that irk me though is the misleading prices on the menu, for if you don’t look closely enough, you will be under the impression that all small bites are RM35, main courses RM55 and desserts RM25, mislooking this super fine print under unfair low lighting that says “* addition RMxx surcharge”. Or was it just me whom missed it?

That aside, the locality of the restaurant is nestled in the quiet elite neighbourhood of Bangsar, HIT & MRS occupy one double storey shop lot which they hack the whole of back wall to create a wider and open spaces that encourage cross ventilations and in a comfortable temperature. B.I.G Group has again hit the right notes with its killer combination of good food, good tunes, and good ambience (in this case it’s a bit of rustic charm at the bottom levels and olden Chinese influence on the top floor which is pretty refreshing and I wouldn’t mind chilling with my girlies over gossips with a drink or two at the upper bar /lounge areas), With a dining seating capacity of 20-30pax only, we would strongly recommend reservation prior your visit. Servers weren’t particularly friendly, but they could be easily ignored (since it seems they hardly came to our table unless I gun them down to clear the empty plates)

We didn’t get to sample too many dishes during the visit mainly because 2 of my girlies decide to be vegetarian and ate as little as just a salad.

For starters, both us that were carnivores of the night opted for Foie gras with peanut butter and jam (RM45), which was an interesting combination- sweet with a tinge of saltiness (from the peanut butter) goes surprisingly well with the plump foiegras that were seared to its right doneness.

Hit & Mrs. weren’t vegetarian friendly (and from their facebook feedback from customers neither were they baby friendly due to space constraint), but they were kind enough to offer their special salads with a mild dressing which my friend commented it was close to tasteless so in goes her tobascos, salt, and ground pepper just to zinc the flavors up a notch.

My recommendation goes to their main- the lamb rack with barley and mash (RM70) as a side was absolutely beautiful and plays excitedly to my palate. Cook to my preferred medium-pink, and still able to achieve a close to melting texture with a delicate bite or two that got me melting with happiness, and of course I lapped every single pieces of the barley and mash and this seldom happens.

The Brill Fish from Netherland (RM95) was a special of the week and it comes with Gnocchi and Celeriac. Can’t really fault this dish either as it was done with precision of good flavouring and freshness. I did also enjoy the cute lil gnocchi with a nice semi-soft bite. My friend too, lapped the whole plate dry

Then it comes to our desserts- which, in our opinion was so-so. But if we were to choose our favourites, it has got to be Peanut Butter with Chocolate Textures(RM25).

We weren’t too impress with the Vanilla, Banana, and Port Wine Ice (RM25) and especially came to dislike the Rhubarb, raspberry and milk ice (RM35)- which we’ve commented to the server whom told us that most customers do enjoy this very much so it’s either that it was just us, or you’ve got to have an acquired taste to enjoy this.

Washing down the meal with an easy to drink white wine Saint Clair Grunier Veltiner (RM140), cheers to a new year and new culinary journeys.

All-in-all, we enjoyed our dining experiences here most part because of good company, and I also look forward to more of BIG’s new innovative creations. They have never failed to impress and set the bar up for F&B industry to constantly need to evolve and put in a bit of risk here and there. HIT& MRS. goes into the list of my favourite Big’s along with Estate, Tate, and S.Wine.

(yay to main, nay to desserts)
Ambience: 8.5/10
(A sound choice for those whom enjoy casual yet cosy environment)
Service: 5/10
(What service? To be fair they were unattentive but not downright rude)
Presentation of Food: 8/10

Overall Rating: 7.5/10


Hit & Mrs.
No. 15 & 15A,
Lorong Kurau, Bangsar
Tel: 03-22823571
(reservation recommended)

I know.. i'm as surprise as everyone that i'll been sitting down, and writing this...! But i figure a summarize posts has been customary since we started this blog, regardless of how empty and lonely our blog has became.  
So here's to filling the blank for the many months of us missing in action!
I know we’ve stopped writing for so long, but so did half of the floggers out there, I notice. Why? Is it because there is a lack of interesting restaurant of late? Is it because everyone is so busy with their lives that blogging suddenly takes a back seat? Quite the contrary I have explored quite some amazing new restaurants in KL lately, there’s no denying that competition gets stiffer in town and stiffer means better for us consumers, but not so good too for us restaurateur. So… depends how I want to look at it.

With that aside, what have Augustdiners been up to? Ever since we’ve stopped blogging for some time, we were quite surprise that some people recognize us as Augustdiners (I mean, wow…and we are just no-bodies in the food blogging world)
So many exciting experiences/journeys/happenings this year, I would like to say that it’s an amazing year for me. Of course I wished to accomplish more in life, of course I want to be that much richer, at least in line with the economy inflations and country growth, of course I would have loved to contribute more to voluntary works and charities, or maybe find the right guy, get married, have babies like what most of my friends seems to be doing right now. But well… I shall leave all these to year 2013.

Friends of mine would know that I love travelling to bits. And I had a good opportunity to do so this year (and still not burnt all my annual leave yet! Amazing isn’t it?!)

1/Me in Singapore TWG
2/ Was here for a friend's hens party!

3/ I love Cocotte's French Bistro with live jazz/bossanova band concept! Food is up-to-par too, located in Wanderlust hotel.

4/ Of course there is the customary photo with the MBS

5/ Got a table @ 1altitude for an easy night out with Amazing 360* view of Singapore

6/ There was also butters that was pretty cool fun. Brought in some props for photo-sake

7/ How i wish we have such huge belvederes in KL!!! Or do we? I hardly club nowadays i'm totally out of touch

8/ It's also the first time i've participate a hen's night with guys as well. But the bride insist as these were her very good friends.

Then it was TOKYO, group of friends planned this trip for months only to almost cancel it few days before the trip due to the worry on the radiation effect having to hear lots of stories around us. We only decided to go ahead 2 days prior the trip, and im glad we did. One couple actually backed out, another decided the very last minute and surprised us at the airport lounge! It was all very funny thinking back how we consulted many sources to ensure it is "SAFE" to visit. I.e. 2 embassies(singapore+ Malaysia)- my friend didnt trust Malaysia info too much, many online forums, and even consulted one of the editor in a newspaper.
Many articles were circulated within our japan crews and much discussion of to go and not to go... *roll eyes*

I never get sick Japan. If you get the opportunity, do visit japan and experience their 4 seasons, as each season has its own beauty and lovely weather! We have a friend who studied there, and loves food, so naturally she knows all the best places to eat so we left it to her hands

This place serve some really amazing Gyudon!!! I'm not joking! First thing i want to have when i return to Tokyo would be this for sure (after ippudo ramen that is! which is also a must must try!! Go to the one at roppongi, it opens till late, like 5am)

Can i also mention that Tokyo is a shopping wonderland!! Especially GINZA *swoon**

I was in Shiseido with my friends @ Ginza having fun trying on some make up.
by trying I meant it not in the sense of trying on make up on your face. This white ipad-like technology allows us to tap in the code we want, and they will automatically sense and apply it on your face at all the right places (on the screen!) It's an eye-opener. In this photo, im using a pinkish red lipstick and light blue eye shadow

Located in Shibuya, Omotesando Ukai Tei is pretty well known for their teppanyaki, probably because it is a michelin star restaurant. Do you know that Tokyo surpass Paris with the most michelin-star rated restaurants (the paragon of restaurant awards in the culinary world)?

Us waiting for our seats

Kobe beef, noms!

My lovely food lover friends

And then there is this controversial 3-Michelin Star rated restaurant, Ryugin. There has been great comments about them as much as the negative ones. Myself i was a bit dissapointed as i came with high expectations. There were definitely some hit and some misses, many dishes maybe slightly too experimental out of my comfort zone

But no one can deny of Chef Yamamoto's brilliant and famous Minus 196 degree celcius candy apple. It's absolutely mindblowing, whimsical, and a delight to look at and i just cant get it out of my mind.

Just very delicate with it as my friend my gleefully holding it up for pictures, the apple came crashing down and fell on the floor =.=

Fellow friends

Us @ a Ramen Shop.
One negative thing about travelling in a large group in Japan is the difficulty in finding the restaurant of our choice to fit all of us in. A lot of good restaurant only cater up to 7-10 pax. Bearing that in mind, we've booked these restaurants 1-2 months in advance.

When in Harajuku, one must have these crepes!
It is also in Tokyo i've discovered the most amazing gelato!! Grom is origin from Turin from Italy. Even Sarah Jessica Parker agrees. Can someone pleaseeee bring this in to KL, i'll be your best best friend :)

BALI was a super impromptu trip with my siblings. I've written a few entries about it such as our comfortable Annora Villa and Naughty Nuri which serves pretty finger licking good pork ribs as well as the really cool Potato Head Beach Club. It's a pity we didnt get to explore more of bali's cuisine as it was just a weekend trip. Sunlight, Breezy Beach, and Good Food- something we could never said no to.

P.S. sorry i meant to finish this post by first week of the year, but *sigh* what do you know, it's already 9th day of the year and i'm still on part 1.
Coming up.. my other travelling trips to sabah, bangkok, guangzhou, x'mas in paris, switzerland, germany, amsterdam, holland and new year's in london and many others. All which i can't wait to share, please stay tuned to part 2!!

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