Review: 33 Blue Room, Petaling Jaya

Hey, guys! I know I’m supposed to do my 30-Day Writing Challenge prompts – but work cropped up and I’m finding it difficult to keep up. That said, since I’m on an 18-day streak, I’d hate to break the momentum – which is why I’m squeezing in this quick food post over lunch break at the office. 


I had a couple of hours to kill while waiting for an assignment the other day. Scouring for places to hangout nearby, I came across 33 Blue Room – which was, rather unusually, tucked in an industrial zone surrounded by manufacturing companies, car dealerships and engineering firms. The place has a classy ambience – perfect for intimate gatherings with friends or the S/O, birthday parties or just as an after-hours drinks spot.


Lots of wood and black, complemented by warm lighting. (PS: Sorry for the sucky pictures – my phone camera isn’t good with yellow / low lights). The theme of the restaurant revolves around music, which you can see from the jazz-inspired saxophone decor on the walls. There is also a deck on the mezzanine floor for the DJ to spin tunes.



One of the restaurant’s most eye-catching fixtures is the wall of wine bottles which extends up to the ceiling.



N and I were there around 5.30PM and they only had pizzas, pastas and some appetisers – so we waited for 6PM for the dinner menu. For drinks, we ordered the Jasmine Green Tea (refillable) and Chamomile Tea. 


The menu is mostly Western. Their specialty is pork, so we ordered the Premium Pork Ribs to share. This is good enough for three people, as N and I struggled to finish it between the two of us –  but while there was plenty of meat, the salad and potatoes were barely a mouthful. Taste wise, it was decent but not great – the meat flaked off the bone easily, but was rather stringy and dry when chewing. Thankfully, it was saved by the barbecue sauce, which was rich and salty.



There’s always room for dessert no matter how stuffed you are – and we obliged to an Earl Grey Mousse with Vanilla Ice Cream and Crumble. 10 points for presentation – it looked like something out of a fine dining establishment. The mousse was exquisite, and I liked how they served it with a ball of white chocolate and boba pearls; an excellent combination.

Prices are steep; expect to pay around RM100 for a complete meal for two, inclusive of drinks.



2a, Jalan 51/225a, Section 51a Zone Perindustrian PJCT, 46100 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Opening hours: 11AM – 12AM (1AM on weekends). Open daily

Trying Out: Tommy Thongchai @ Jaya One, Petaling Jaya

So I’ve been meaning to check out this new gastropub near my workplace, coz I’ve walked past it a couple of times and the decor/vibe seemed really cool. Finally decided to visit one evening because traffic was horrendous and I didn’t want to spend 2.5 hours stuck in the car. :’D


Newly opened in March this year, Tommy Thongchai is a Thai gastropub, serving East meets West fusion cuisine alongside a wide selection of alcoholic drinks. The liberal use of neon lights, rattan furniture paired with cosy cushions amidst the backdrop of the bar creates an instantly Instagram-worthy venue. The centrepiece of the main dining area is a colourful fairy light chandelier, featuring cute lighted pieces of Thai flags, flowers and other tiny trinkets.



For those who prefer more privacy, the gastropub features a cosier dining spot next to the bar, which feels more enclosed and has plants hanging from the ceiling for a touch of green.


The venue prides itself in its drinks with a Thai spin, as the mixologists hail from the Land of Smiles. Typically ranging from RM28 – 35, the extensive list covers cocktails and drinks with a Thai twist, including gems such as Tommy’s Tom Yum Thai (galangal, kaffir lime, lime, lemongrass and vodka) and Thai Tea with A Kick (lime, pineapple, honey ginger, Thai tea and rum).

**This is blasphemy because I’m not a very good alcohol drinker, ergo, I went with the alcohol-free Thai tea. lmao.


The food is innovative and beautifully presented as well. Fusion is the name of the game: there are pasta and pizzas with Thai ingredients, burgers, rice dishes and sharing platters ideal for alcohol pairing. I ordered the Curry Tonkatsu – Japanese breaded and deep fried pork cutlet, served with a side of creamy Thai-style curry and soup. The tonkatsu was quite sizable and sure to satisfy the cravings of carb and meat-eaters, although I felt like the curry could have had a thicker consistency.

Main dishes are priced around RM25++.

  • Service: 8/10
  • Ambience: 8/10
  • Food: 7/10
  • Price: RM20+ for drinks, RM25+ for mains.