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The last time I went to Changkat Bukit Bintang for a meal was over half a year ago at Bermuda and Onions for a very satisfying lunch. I had actually never been to that part of town at night, so it was actually pretty surprising for me when I went to Gypsy Wine and Bar to discover that the street is filled with quite a number of restaurants and pubs bustling with foreigners and locals alike.

Gypsy Wine and Bar at Changkat Bukit Bintang
Gypsy Bar & Wine at Changkat Bukit Bintang

The reason I picked Gypsy Wine and Bar, of course, was mainly due to the Guinness-infused Christmas main course promotion they are running. If you didn’t catch my previous posts on Ronnie Q at Bangsar and Cafe Chulo at Jaya One , lets just recap on how this works:

  • order a Guinness-infused Christmas main course
  • fill up a voucher with your details
  • tear it in half and give the side with your details to the restaurant to redeem a small pint of Guinness Draught
  • keep the other half of the voucher to get RM12 off 3 pint of Guinness Draught on next visit

Gypsy Wine and Bar at Changkat Bukit Bintang
Guinness Draught, the season of smoothness!

Amanda and I ordered entrees from the promotional menu, Guinness-infused lamb skewer, and seafood spaghetti. We also asked for half a dozen oysters (as it was still during happy hour) and mussels as appetizer to get the evening started.

Gypsy Wine and Bar at Changkat Bukit Bintang
half dozen raw oysters, mussels “kam heong” style

The oysters (RM 17.99) were very fresh and delicious (they somehow gave us 7 instead of half dozen). I like to have mine with just a little bit of lemon while Amanda loves to add a tad of Tabasco sauce with hers. We of course, washed it down with the smoothness of Guinness Draughts.

Curiously, the mussels (RM12) served was prepared in “kam heong” style that is usually associated with roadside stalls preparing lala, such as the stall at SS4. They actually tasted pretty good though.

Gypsy Wine and Bar at Changkat Bukit Bintang
lamb skewer and seafood spaghetti

The lamb skewer ( RM 23) was a proper Guinness-infused dish. Four pretty big chunk of marinated lamb skewered to perfection and sits on a bed of sauteed pea, mushroom, and tomato; served with brown sauce. The lamb was very juicy and you can actually taste the distinct Guinness influenced in it, which complements the bold taste of the lamb very well. A bit of lamb, a spoonful of sauteed peas & mushroom, and a gulp of Guinness Draught, perfect.

The seafood spaghetti (RM 22) came with a generous portion of mussels, squid rings, and prawns in tomato-based sauce. I like the fact that plenty of garlic is used in this dish and the taste did not disappoint at all.

Gypsy Wine and Bar at Changkat Bukit Bintang
Amanda & a couple of 1/2 pint Guinness Draughts

The dinner came to just over RM 80 for two of us. Four dishes including fresh oysters, a couple 1/2 pint Guinness Daught, very good music (80s during dinner time, you know Gorge Michael, Boy George etc), and excellent ambiance. I think I shall visit that part of KL more often.

map to Changkat Bukit Bintang
Gypsy is located along Changkat Bukit Bintang

Address:
No. 33 Jalan Changkat Bukit Bintang,
55100 Kuala Lumpur

GPS: 3.147749, 101.707209
Tel: 016-365 6113

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Discuss : KY eats – Gypsy Wine and Bar at Changkat Bukit Bintang

  1. thank goodness….had my supper…else will be suffering tonight and hard to sleep after looking at ur yummylicious food.

    the mussels in kum heong style….walau…never see before….seems delicious!

  2. Hmmm…. now hungry liao…going supper…gosh..

    i like the seafood spaghetti!

  3. howeyelaine

    totally agree with vialentino….
    ‘gur-lop gur-lop”(from my stomach) ~~hungry!!!

    enjoy reading ur blog:)

  4. I’ve seen the place, but never went in. Changkat BB is too far from my place. Our place. Christmas Eve Party RSVP on. I hear it’s legendary. :)

  5. whoa! amanda so hot! :P~~~

  6. foodcrazee

    yeah! she’s hot and better dress for the occassion than our bro KY . . . . .

    u and ur guinness

  7. hey KY… i tot u just got to know amanda few weeks back only? so fast already go dinner together ar??? u going for her izzit…

  8. vialentino,
    The mussels were good!

    desmond-t,
    hahaha supper is sin :P

    howeyelaine,
    Thanks :D

    Huai Bin,
    Far? In KL distance it is not laa. See you!

    anon,
    You should be concentrating on the food and drinks instead :P

    foodcrazee,
    Hahah she wore like a gypsy maa ;)

    yt,
    Hahaha no la I’ve known her many months already.

  9. Haha… it’s my hawt chic!~ =)

  10. wow the kam heong mussels looked so tempting but of course the hot chick makes your food sizzles! *wink wink*

  11. Guinness Draught once again. Yummm…

  12. Rachying,
    Heehee :D

    eiling,
    Hahaha of course! :P

    Alice Teh,
    Oh yes! :D

  13. ish ishhh~ Guinness tak abis habis! hahaha~ But quite syiok la; can taste diff cuisine cooked with the same one beer.. not bad la, not bad really…

  14. aeroplane1234,
    or big lemons? heheh, actually the size is pretty decent considering the price. :D

    Jade Zheng,
    It’s best! I like it! We go the next one ya!

  15. the food really looks yum and affordable! will keep that restaurant in mind!

  16. nice food & guinness again?

  17. Hoho – reinforcing the image of hot chicks and alcohol?

  18. When does the promotion ends?

  19. renaye,
    Yaa, very good value right? :D

    Gabriel Lai,
    Oh yes. ;)

    GraZie,
    Hehehe, like hot cars and fast chicks? :P

    Simon Seow,
    end of the year! :D

  20. dam im so going this one.
    looks good and decent price at least! XD

  21. Hi bro first time here, just want to make is brief and sweet, i agree with your comment posted in Rocky’s blog.

    dammn right

  22. Stout don’t work well with oysters and Tabasco mate. thus why them irish don’t eat em so in cork.

    Best is to be cooked quick….yummy and an egg yolk with the stout.

    azrin

  23. ruionkoh,
    Do it! :D

    eugene,
    Hahah yah.

    Azrin,
    I never like oysters with Tabasco, I however, do enjoy the contrasting taste of stout and oyster though. ;)

  24. [...] restaurant is situated at Changkat Bukit Bintang, just directly opposite Gypsy Wine & Bar, and a stone’s throw away from Bermuda & Onion, the other two places I have visited along [...]

  25. everythings is damn good about Gypsy except too many hookers hanging out down there…..its so unpleasant :(

  26. hi there, what time is the happy hours and any reservation needed? i called the number stated but its not from the bar though ;(

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