Slurping and eating with your hands is the norm here at Two Sons Bistro as they serve the best mussels and clams in the most tantalizing flavor variety suitable for all.
Two Sons Bistro, an endearing representation of married couples, Steve Tay and Ida’s sons, is a relatively new outlet in Publika which garnered a huge following of fans over a nick of time. “What’s so special about it?” you may wonder. Trust me, I did too so I made a personal trip down there last weekend to have a look (and taste) for myself.
Situated right at Publika Square, Two Sons Bistro provides both alfresco as well as an indoor dining option for customers. Whenever I pass this restaurant, there will always be some sort of a social gathering in the likes of bachelorette dinners, birthday celebrations as well as huge family gathering. As predicted, there was a farewell dinner that was taking place that night, but I was pleased that despite the apparent full-house, I was seated within few minutes of waiting and presented with the menu. I appreciate the swiftness of the service because waiting is not my biggest virtue and their quick acknowledgment for an incoming customer is definitely a plus. I have read about other customers’ past experiences with bad service, however, it looked like the management took things seriously and improved their customer service in last months.
The interior of the restaurant is quite modern with a rustic feel. The open concept kitchen is the focal point of the outlet and for a foodie like me, I was fascinated by watching the cooks stirring and flipping tirelessly trying to keep up with the orders. Also, one of the other things I noticed around my table was everyone was sifting through of a hefty pot of mussels and clams in aromatic broth, complemented with a portion of toasted garlic bread or potato wedges. The moment I saw bread and creamy broth, I knew I had to order it. There were two portions that are the starter size that serves 450g and 900g for the main size. I had an option between mussels and clams as well as a choice of 16 different flavored broths. The popular one broth flavor is Chili Buttercream, which was an obvious winner for me. According to my waiter, mussels or clams in tomato cream and lemon butter are some of the favorites especially for those who don’t fancy spicy food.
Some of the best selling dishes were the steak menu, localized dishes like the Salted egg-yolk chicken strips and Ayam Goreng Berempah and tapas style dishes featuring chicken, seafood, and vegetable dishes for group dining option.For mains, I went for the Supreme Stuffed Chicken because it sounded supremely mouth-watering from the menu. The staff alerted me regarding the waiting time for the food, which was also appreciated. The estimated waiting time was 30 minutes which is a reasonable time to socialize or just people-watch.
When the food arrived, I was pleasantly surprised with the portions because they were very big. The mussel starter size was well enough for 4 people and the chicken was a quarter roasted chicken piled on a generous helping of spiced roasted potato chunks and cream cheese. It then made sense why Two Son’s Bistro was evidently a crowd’s favorite because they really cater to bigger groups because of their portions and types of dishes perfect for sharing. When asked about their busiest time, my waiter mentioned that the bistro can seat 80 guests indoors and about 40 outdoors, and during dinner service, every seat is filled in no time.Hence, he suggested making a prior booking to avoid disappointment.
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Two Sons Bistro
A4-G2-08, 1, Jalan Dutamas 1, Solaris Dutamas, 50480
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Mon-Thu 10:30 am to 10:30 pm
Fri 10:30am to 11:30pm
Sat 9:30am to 11:30pm
Sun 9:30am to 10:30pm