The girls, Andy Kho and I headed over to Acme South in Bangsar Village One in Bangsar Baru on 24 July 2015 for the official launch of the outlet which is an offshoot of Acme Bar & Coffee at the Troika in downtown Kuala Lumpur. Acme South serves ever-evolving Southern cuisine in an ambiance of a smokehouse. You can choose to dine alfresco under a garage canopy while doing some people watching, or enjoy more rustic dive bar feel.
We got to try an array of Southern dishes and premium comfort food. One of the stand-out dishes was the traditional Texan-style brisket, coated and brined with a secret spice rub, then smoked with real imported Hickory wood chips from the US for a good 12 hours. Or for non beef eaters, you could opt for the four (4) hour smoked chicken.
“The concept of Acme South and its flavors resonate American Southern warmth and hospitality. And it is for this reason; our smokers are recreated just as they are in Texas. When we sell out of brisket or ribs for the day, we sell out and there’s no whipping up an instant batch!” said Andrew Wong, Chief Executive Officer of Acme South.
Other popular Southern dishes that you can find at ACME South include the Gumbo and Jambalaya. Gumbo is a Louisiana Creole soup dish with shrimps, crabs and garden vegetables while Jambalaya packs a Cajun punch of turkey ham, beef sausage, chicken breast and rice. The Sloppy Dick is a jumbo chicken sausage dish, served similarly with homemade charcoal buns but with a ratatouille sauce variation.
For a taste of Louisiana, the Shrimp Po’Boy offers plump fried shrimp with tomato, lettuce and onions, seasoned with homemade sauces inside a baguette. There’s also the Blackened Chicken Pasta – an herb blackened chicken breast on creamy mushroom penne.
Acme South also serves local flavours fused with the Western dishes.
“Use of local spices and ingredients with imported ones create a unique mix that Acme restaurants are famous for. Pairing US potato with sambal briskets, Sloppy Joe burgers with homemade charcoal buns, and onion string fries with Sriracha dipping sauce. It’s our best in foreign and domestic cooking styles coming together to create and recreate fan favourites that is inspired by America’s South with Asian senses” quipped Andrew.
Proving his point was the Sambal Hebi Aglio Olio Spaghetti, and the Baked Seabass Parcel and Rice which both featured dried shrimp and spicy sambal.
ACME South is located at:
LG10 Bangsar Village One,
Jalan Telawi 1,
59100 Kuala Lumpur,
Telephone:+6 03 2283 6288
Photo credits: Andy Kho Photography (www.andykho.com) and ACME South
Upcoming Events at The Roof
Euphoric presents Champagne Fiesta – A Stargate celebration
Ladies Night at Play will see ladies get a free bottle of champagne for ladies who come in groups of four before the strike of midnight. Party with DJ H3 who is well known in the Malaysian Electro and Dubstep Scene, having previously played alongside an array of international DJ acts such as Dillon Francis (Mad Decent/US), Caspa (UK), Angger Dimas (ID), Drop The Lime (T&B/US) and even Dubstep Legends; Skream & Benga (UK).
H3 stands out in the Malaysian EDM scene with his almost schizophrenic DJ style – jumping between 3 to 4 different genres within a single set. H3 started producing at the end of 2009 and developed a keen ear for Bass Music. After experimenting with different kinds of musical genres, including Dirty Dutch, Progressive and Kuduro, H3 decided to concentrate his talent into making Dubstep, Moombahton and Trap Musik; and from there ‘Mutant Musik’ fame was born. With a number of hit singles under his belt such as Far East Movement’s ‘Like A G6’ (H3 Dubstep Remix) and his Moombahton Remix of Arabyrd’s “Kek”, which garnered immense attention and support in Borneo, H3’s LATEST Moombahton banger; “Feel It” sat at #1 on the Hitz.FM Malaysian-English Top 10 for 3 weeks!
Also in the DJ line-up for the night are DJ Arabyrd, DJ Keith Mitz, DJ Nautal & Isky, DJ Mc Quicload and DJ C Too.
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This weekend’s Sundown Session at Stratosphere, The Roof sees international DJ Matt Smallwood from London spinning at the sundown party which starts at 5.00pm till late on Saturday 1 August 2015. The event will also feature Blastique, Radio Rental Shaheed Naz and Arzuk Adib. Part of his Asia Tour, Matt Smallwood’s set will encompass a wide range of sounds from house and chunky tech house to driving techno. Named Carl Cox’s producer of the year in DJ Mag and recent Beatport number 1 artist, he has also enjoyed big success in the production front with over 40 single releases and 20 remixes on some of the world’s most prestigious labels. Matt has performed in France, Brazil, Ibiza, Corsica and New Zealand and now in Asia. His release ‘Perfect Sunrise’ was signed on to the biggest house label in the world, Toolroom Records, the highlight of his DJ career so far since he started DJing since 1996 and producing since 2001.
There’s a special Bucket Promo, 5 bottles of Asahi or Corona for RM100.00
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