On my last day of Chinese New Year leave, I decided to drop by Avenue 41. It is an event space with different food vendors showcasing their products for sale for a short period of time. Such event space allows online food vendors to gain more exposure from the public.
As for the month of February, Geo Eats, Le Papillon Coffee and The Kookie Lab are the food vendors joining the Popistry event on every Monday to Wednesday from 8AM to 2PM. If you haven’t drop by, you still have two more weeks to do so!
So, this is basically how Avenue 41 looked like in general. It had a built-in open space kitchen, equipped with kitchen necessities like fridge, oven and so on. So, food vendors only need to bring the extra kitchen gadgets and decoration props that weren’t provided. Bonus point, complimentary WiFi is available too!
In the centre of the room fitted a large rectangular hanging table which could be pulled upwards at a touch of a button when the room needed to be converted into a conference or seminar room. Does the snake shaped chair in the last picture looked familiar to you? It was like the ones shown on Facebook whereby you could convert it to any shape you want depending on the number of people sitting.
Our first stop was Geo Eats and this was the menu which they were having for the week. It wasn’t much in my opinion but suffice. They had what I went for and it was Lox and Bagel. I was lucky as it was the last Lox and Bagel they had for the day.
Lox and Bagel | B$6.00
brine salmon, cream cheese, bagel bread
The Lox and Bagel wasn’t served as pictured above. It was served bagel as a whole and I requested the server to have it halved so that it could be shared. The sesame seeded bagel was toasted on a frying pan before filling it up with brine salmon and cream cheese.
The cream cheese was on the creamier side, which Geo Eats had improvised with their very own garlic sauce blend. The brine salmon paired well with the cream cheese. The bagel was on the chewy side for me. San Diann commented that it was too dry for his liking. Nonetheless, I personally thought that the texture was alright because the cream cheese compensated it all.
Arabic Rice | B$4.00
honey chicken, spiced rice, yogurt sauce
San Diann mentioned that he loved the Arabic Rice which he previously had tried at Geo Eats in Jerudong. Pricing wise, it was cheaper due to the less portion but it fed two just nice. It was served with a piece of honey chicken thigh, spiced rice and cucumber yogurt slaw.
Arabic Rice was like Nasi Berempah in my opinion, cooked with different spices and mixed with some raisins for added sweetness. The honey chicken thigh was nicely done, soft and tender both inside and outside. It had a nice shiny glaze on the skin as pictured above. The cucumber yogurt slaw was good as well and it gave the overall dish an appetizing kick!
What’s brunch without a good cup of hot coffee? At least it was to me. LOL! After we placed our orders at Geo Eats, we were being asked if we would like some coffees from Le Papillon Coffee.
They also showcased the types of beans which they were using for their coffee brews. I am no expert in this area so I won’t be going deep into that. I liked that they offered non-dairy option as well.
Iced Latte | B$5.00 + B$0.50 (soy milk)
Latte | B$4.50 + B$0.50 (soy milk)
I got myself a hot Latte with soy milk. It was not too bad but I would say that it was more on the milky side? If you love strong coffee taste, this may not be your cup of “tea”.
The Kookie Lab which specializes in cakes joined the Popistry event as well where they showcased some of their bakes. According to the lady behind the counter, the bestselling one was White Chocolate Oreo Cheesecake.
Blueberry Crumble Cake | B$4.00
Red Velvet Cheesecake Fudge Brownie | B$2.00
Sea Salt Caramel Fudge Brownie | B$1.50
White Chocolate Oreo Cheesecake | B$2.00
So, this was the bestselling one according to the lady whom I assumed to be the baker behind all these bakes. The cake was served rectangular shape with Oreo crumbs as base and topped with a layer of white chocolate cheesecake.
The cheesecake was rather powdery in texture. Sweetness level was alright in my opinion. The crunch from the Oreo base did compliment the powdery cheesecake well. In overall, this bake didn’t leave me with much impression to be honest. Of all the bakes showcased, the Blueberry Crumble Cake did enticed me but I skipped that because it contained more gluten than White Chocolate Oreo Cheesecake.
So, this summed up my visit to Geo Eats’ recent pop up at Avenue 41. If you haven’t visited the pop up event, you still have next week and the week after next. Parking space is limited around the area and you might have to park your car far and walk to Avenue 41. If you are interested to go but not knowing where Avenue 41, fret not! The place is relatively easy to find. Avenue 41 is located in Kiarong, the building next to La Mee.