That Shabby Lil Bistro - Aubergine, 88 Market Place, KK

We normally visit that few usual restaurant when we are with our parents for dinner. Perhaps, many of you are same as me as well. :D

Months ago and while my mom's best friend was here, we went to a new restaurant for something different, little sister introduced us there.

Aubergine.

Eggplant is a species of nightshade commonly known in British English as aubergine and also known as brinjal, brinjal eggplant, melongene, garden egg, or guinea squash." - source

Here are what we had that night!

A few months ago, we saw Nestor Suan of Sailors’ Cafe post some pictures of his friend’s new restaurant called Aubergine. So in the spirit of being an adventurous foodie cum supportive friend of friends of friends, we went there to enjoy their not-too shabby little bistro and to sample their food!

Ambiance

This bistro occupies a corner lot facing the highway, on the 1st floor (Same block as Lucy’s Kitchen). Our first impression was that it was a no-nonsense cozy bistro, perfect mostly for evening meals with people you feel comfortable enough to chat about your life with. As long as you don’t mind other people eavesdropping too.
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Business dinners may work if yours is the kind that can hack a relaxed, casual, yet mood-filled setting. It also works well for small young families, even the elderly with adult children.
abergineinterior
The furniture’s not too shabby, with rubber-wood tables and chairs, and also a couch area near the entrance. The casual cozy bistro with mood-lighting would be a hit with the younger crowd.
On to the food…

Chicken Caesar Salad

This was fresh, but not your classic Caesar salad. I just think Caesar salad should be Caesar salad. Plus, because I’m a bit of a raw fanatic a.k.a. salad snob, my expectations tend to be a little higher than most people. (I eat salads almost everyday).
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The salad is decent compared to most places in KK, but they need to consider a name change or go back to the classic Caesar recipe.

Eggplant Bruschetta

- See more at: http://www.kkmoi.com/2013/01/09/aubergine-bistro-at-market-88-place/#sthash.cNQhb0sf.dpuf

A few months ago, we saw Nestor Suan of Sailors’ Cafe post some pictures of his friend’s new restaurant called Aubergine. So in the spirit of being an adventurous foodie cum supportive friend of friends of friends, we went there to enjoy their not-too shabby little bistro and to sample their food!

Ambiance

This bistro occupies a corner lot facing the highway, on the 1st floor (Same block as Lucy’s Kitchen). Our first impression was that it was a no-nonsense cozy bistro, perfect mostly for evening meals with people you feel comfortable enough to chat about your life with. As long as you don’t mind other people eavesdropping too.
aubergine2
Business dinners may work if yours is the kind that can hack a relaxed, casual, yet mood-filled setting. It also works well for small young families, even the elderly with adult children.
abergineinterior
The furniture’s not too shabby, with rubber-wood tables and chairs, and also a couch area near the entrance. The casual cozy bistro with mood-lighting would be a hit with the younger crowd.
On to the food…

Chicken Caesar Salad

This was fresh, but not your classic Caesar salad. I just think Caesar salad should be Caesar salad. Plus, because I’m a bit of a raw fanatic a.k.a. salad snob, my expectations tend to be a little higher than most people. (I eat salads almost everyday).
aubergine_chickencaesar
The salad is decent compared to most places in KK, but they need to consider a name change or go back to the classic Caesar recipe.

Eggplant Bruschetta

- See more at: http://www.kkmoi.com/2013/01/09/aubergine-bistro-at-market-88-place/#sthash.cNQhb0sf.dpuf
- Eggplant Bruschetta -
Bruschetta


- Ceasar Salad -



- Aubergine -


- Salmon Creamy Pasta -


- Lamb Chop with Mashed Sweet Potato  -


Our dinner was satisfying that night, price are reasonable.

Dishes we had were quite special, I love the mashed sweet potato a lot and the tempura pouched egg surprised me, I wonder how they make it.

Aubergine, will be one of the bistro that I would recommend to my friend and personally I like it quite a lot, except for the warm environment.

Location :
Lot10, Block G, 1st Floor,
88 Market Place,
Lrg. Pusat Komersil 88/1, Jln. Pintas,
88300 Kota Kinabalu.

Facebook :
Aubergune Bar Bistro


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6 comments:

  1. Ohhh, haha, i was thinking that every dish they serve will have at least some aubergines as sides :p

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  2. So many eateries in 88 Marketplace haven't been to. How about the price?

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  3. Food looks good... what about the price?

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  4. ohmy! everything looks good! but price sure expensive! >.<

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