Malaysian Bars Association

Malaysian Bars Association, on the mention of this name the first thing that came to mind was lawyers and whether it's a place for them to gather, an association of sorts. When I heard there was to be a food review there, I still couldn't dis-associate the name from lawyers. Probably it's a restaurant for lawyers, I thought to myself. It wasn't until I arrived at the bar restaurant that I realize, hey it's a rather cool bar to chill out and have some good food!

Malaysian Bars Association
Malaysian Bars Association
MBA (Malaysian Bars Association)
Jalan PJU 5/22, 
Red Carpet Avenue, 
The Strand Kota Damansara, 
47810 Selangor, Malaysia 
03-61426731

Malaysian Bars Association
Tagline "We Raise The BAR"
Initially I couldn't really find this restaurant as it is located in the new Red Carpet Avenue inside The Strand of Kota Damansara. A quick google search later, and I arrived at location, to see a couple of fellow bloggers already there. The first impression of Malaysian Bars Association was the cool ambience as the lighting was really dim. Dim until the point I found it tough to get good photos of the food. However for a drinks bar, and a place to chill out, this was the perfect environment.

Malaysian Bars Association
The decor
A quick chat with the owners and I found out that initially the name of the bar was really inspired by lawyers and that their hope will be folks will come over to just chill out after a long hectic day at work. It didn't take long before our food was served, and I was rather surprised that Malaysian Bars Association offered a fusion menu, on top of western food, there were fried rice and even Thai Fried Soh Hoon. Check out some of the dishes we were able to sample that night starting with the chicken dishes and ending with western food.

Malaysian Bars Association
#1 Chicken Wings Oriental - RM20
Malaysian Bars Association
#2 Inche kabin - RM14
The chicken was nicely done up, both the Chicken Wings Oriental and Inche Kabin. I can't find any fault with it, as anything deep fried with spices are normally very tasty and smells nice. We were then served with asian local delicacies.

Malaysian Bars Association
#3 Mashed Potatoes - RM8
Malaysian Bars Association
#4 Wild Fungi Soup - RM12
Malaysian Bars Association
#5 The Indon Treasure (Fried Rice) - RM10
Malaysian Bars Association
#6 Thai Fried Soh Hoon - RM9
The 2 local dishes above kind of surprised me as we don't normally get fusion food like these in bars. In cafes' probably, but it is rather peculiar to be eating Fried Soh Hoon over a cup of beer. But that's probably just my point of view. Let's move on to Malaysian Bars Association's western fare below.

Malaysian Bars Association
#7 Traditional Fish and Chip - RM24
Malaysian Bars Association
#8 Grilled Beef Sirloin - RM36
Malaysian Bars Association
#9 Skillet Salmon - RM36
We had 3 different but common dishes namely the fish and chips, grilled beef sirloin and salmon. Nothing really exceptional about the taste though, as I felt it tasted just okay. Probably the taste buds were tainted by the first few dishes? However the salmon was above average though as I could taste its freshness. I'm not very fond of seafood, so enjoying the salmon tells a lot.

Malaysian Bars Association
MBA's logo on their menu
That wraps up the night, food was rather reasonably priced, very good ambience, and it's a cool place if you were to chill out with friends at Malaysian Bars Association. The food for now were good, but my expectation were pretty high, a "lawyer" wannabe's expectation. Go for the ambience, and just to note, ILoveDiscount (http://www.ilovediscounts.my) has come up with a pretty awesome deal at Malaysian Bars Association pretty soon so be sure to check it out!

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25 comments :

  1. Yes, when the word Bar Association... people associate with Bar Council.. :) anyway, nice ambience...

    BTW, MBA also can mean Married But Available... :p

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    1. Anonymous11:52 AM

      ;-D hehehe

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  2. sounds so cool! MBA wor! hahaha
    but really will pokkai if go eat there! =S

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  3. i want the chicken wings!! om nom nom nom...

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  4. Claire,
    Married but available, erhmm.. sounds a bit like me.. lol! Oops, hope Janice doesnt read this XD

    Henry,
    Yo! thanks for dropping by! lol, actually compared to a lot of other bar food, its pretty reasonably priced here oh. KL price ma :)

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  5. haha, what a name.. i would have thought of the Bar Council too.. anyway, the food looks good to me leh, drooling..

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  6. Grilled Beef Sirloin YUMMY lor

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  7. it sounds so alike as the malaysian bartenders association!

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  8. Funny name! I would never have associated it with a restaurant! The food looks good to me, but you said they are mediocre? OK, then the price are not worth it. Well, maybe just for the ambience then : )

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  9. awww..I thought the food is very good. Maybe it look good coz your photography skill. :)

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  10. ha ha ha.. I thought it was Malaysia Blues Army (Chelsea's fan).. ^_^.v..

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  11. Looks can be deceiving so can the name of the associationa as well as the photos,its all part of an experience as no venture no gain in knowledge.

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  12. Knew you would not be blogging something serious like,law,legal stuff,courts and orders,,,guess I was right, cos My Isaac is a lifesytle blogger ma........

    So did you win the case? kekekekekek

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  13. Ya...I thought it would be something to do with lawyers too. You MBA kah - married but available - don't let Janice hear that or you'll be grounded for life. LOL!!! Nice place, food looks good too....kind of fusion, it seems - a mix of everything.

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  14. Hahaha...yes, me too, first thing in my mind with that kind of name, MBA, are lawyers, or perhaps the owner is a lawyer by training but somehow has diverged into F&B business....hehehehe, just a hypothesis.

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  15. hey...the lawyers one was malaysian bar council:P

    when i first saw MBA at the launch of the encorp strand, it hit me as "married but available" bar. partially because i saw a bunch of men there (with not many females around)

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  16. Must go drive pass this place, so near my house XD

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  17. damnit, the foods look good. now i regret for declining to go lol

    Tower Heist movie review

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  18. I put it to you what a confusion you have made hahaha..

    MBAs can have lots of meaning other than the Masters, most common Married But Available & Master Buat Anak.

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  19. You bet! I will go there this weekend cos the photos made my tongue wag!! ha ha!

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  20. BIG HEAD HOTSPRING9:51 AM

    yab!!! U r right 'sounds so...cool'.. anyway important is Good name with Good food & Good environment & Reasonable price..coz we had tried MBA's food & its really YUMMY..not bcoz of your photo skill only wakaka!!! Will visit MBA again! Gambateh !!

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  21. Anonymous4:35 AM

    敬爱的佛教伩徒,
    有关马來西亜,吉隆坡,甲洞帝沙再也 (暹寺) 三宝寺 Samnak Sambodhi Buddhist Association No.19-21 Jalan 38 Taman Desa Jaya, Kepong 52100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 所发生的纠纷, 经过阅读了,Venerable Phra Piya Thammo 和尚及叶金福律师 (Yip Kum Fook) 的双方书信之后, 再经实地旁听了觧,做为中间人,我要客观实事的说:

    1.当一个和尚、初出道 (小学生),在修行, 若有缺点, 那是难免.他马华公会鹅唛區会主地席叶金福律师(Yip Kum Fook),却心眼看不顺,就电招警万到耒佛教之圣地要扣畄和尚耒耻唇出家人, 这是绝对不许可, 除非是殺人放火之大罪悪.

    2.他身为马华公会鹅唛區会主席叶金福律师 (Yip Kum Fook),却反其道而行, 在佛寺不依佛法而軽视佛教的精神, 以傲慢的手段,帶领一般黑社会的人耒挑衅和尚打架, 这也是不该有、更不是佛教修行者的行为.

    3.佛教的圣地, 其主要的目地, 是让眾生修佛道, 不是政治争執的地方. 他马华公会鹅唛区会主席叶金福律师 (Yip Kum Fook), 却利用佛教之圣地当政治活动的场所。如此果敢冒犯佛陀的教誨,更是大大的罪悪。

    囯有囯章,彿有佛法,家有家规. 如果出家人有何不对之处, 他叶金福律师 (Yip Kum Fook), 为何不向主持和尚投?让出家人自依和尚的條规处理、却强权一味要显示他是马华公会鹅唛区会及三宝寺理事会主席, 无法无天的应用霸道手段践踏佛教之圣地.为什么。。。。。为什么.

    至今, 他叶金福律师 (Yip Kum Fook),不当不歉愧,还要狡辩, 这又证明了他说一套, 做的又是另一套, 囗是心非, 所谓的两舌, 相当阴险. 身为律师, 受高深教育, 却应用如此悪毒, 横蛮无礼的作风污辱和尚, 相等于是耻辱佛教伩仰者。他叶金福律师(Yip Kum Fook)不向主持和尚投诉, 却自承英雄,电招外耒者.请问,身为將近20年的三宝寺主持和尚兼顾问,也是第一位 自筹建寺的大功臣,在大马南傳泒中,是闻名遐邇的高僧.其脸要放在那裡?同样的,要是台湾星雲大师的佛寺沙彌犯錯, 理事会没有礼貌自作主张,电招警方要扣畄其沙彌.我敢请问!星雲大师的自尊是怎样的感受?他叶金福律师(Yip Kum Fook)是后耒者,担任理会主席也不久, 竟敢应用如此,目无尊長的方式对待住持,间接的就是告大家,强迫住持和尚必远離,雀巢鸠要佔。这种用心不良, 有老千之谋, 的确令人不敢恭维。

    縱观以上几项重点,我不是盲目的護持三宝, 而是要坦白的说;他叶金福律师 (Yip Kum Fook) 身受高深教育, 为律师者,本应通情达理才是,但遗憾的是, 却令人惊觉, 他厡耒就是彿书裡所讲的狡猾且残忍的此颣人。他叶金福律师 (Yip Kum Fook),利用他的专业知識, 懂得包裝自己的道德守則,以宗教为幌子手,到处募款,商业经营, 政治活动为重, 并没依循佛教宗教守则行事, 也没对人道作出任何貢献, 只不过借宗教之名捞取权和私利而己。

    在此, 我奉劝, 他马华公会鹅唛区会主席叶金福律师 (Yip Kum Fook), 好自为之, 免因果報应.

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  22. Anonymous4:36 AM

    Wednesday, February 29, 2012马华是反佛教!

    敬爱的佛教信徒:


    在此, 我要誠恳所以書面將实事发生在马耒西亜吉隆坡甲洞帝沙再也 (暹寺) 三宝寺. SAMNAK SAMBODHI BUDDHIST ASSOCIATION NO: 19 JALAN 38 DASA JAYA KEPONG 52100 SELANGOR, MALAYSIA. 的遭遇公告大家, 我很不满意, 马华公会鹅唛區会及三宝寺理事主席那督叶金福律师, 是因為他应用悪毒傲慢的手段帶領一般外人耒挑衅践踏浄土及电招警方人员到甲洞三宝寺的神聖之地亳无理由的要警方人员强硬扣留出家人耒逹到耻辱佛教信仰者


    我要强烈的在此請問我犯了什么涛天大罪而使你叶金福律师千方百計要警方人员扣留我和尚?


    我耒至梹城, 初出道, 暫住甲洞三宝寺俢行, 只因看不过眼叶金福律师的為人, 无礼傲慢不可一视的态度对待壇主, 稍为講他几句而己他却採用如此下流的手段伤害出家人, 的确令人不敢恭维.


    一校之長, 其学生如有犯错, 警方人员都必須先见校長去了觧实况, 才可行动, 這是一般常规.但遺憾的是. 他叶金福身为律师却反其道而行, 不依佛理而轻视佛教的精神一味要显示他是马华公会鹅唛區会及甲洞三宝寺理事会的主席, 强求要警方人員扣捕我和尚, 耒逹到其目標, 但还好,基於宗教敏感,連巫裔警方人員也懂得和尊重別人的文化習俗,不敢軽举妄动, 否則后果不敢設想.


    我明白, 他马华公会區会主席那督叶金福律师大动肝火, 生氣一位担任該 (暹寺) 甲洞三宝寺將近20年的壇主, 也是自筹建三宝寺最大的功臣, 其因是师父惊觉到一个新耒的叶金福律师满囗仁義道德, 說一套做一套, 排除異己, 而理事会成员多數为其親戚家族当任, 再加上处理 (暹寺) 三宝寺钱財不透明, 除此之处, 他的行动想把佛教的浄土变为政治活動埸所, 公家修道之地, 当作私人財產。


    师父看在眼裡, 以大局为重, 而善意的给予劝告, 却引起他马华公会鹅唛區会主席叶金福律师, 闷闷不乐, 坐立不安, 无法无天的反而处处为难, 并不友善的加以迫害壇主离开 (暹寺) 三宝寺


    他马华公会鹅唛區会主席叶金福律师, 這种司马昭之心, 伪君子作风, 人人都知--------。你能花言巧語, 蒙蔽誤导群衆一時, 但不能欺骗一世. 佛教的因果肯定報应。


    最后我也顺此祝願他醒觉, 諸悪莫作, 衆善奉行。

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