Category: Bangsar

Bangsar Fish Head Corner @ Lucky Garden, Bangsar

Bangsar Fish Head Corner is a food stall at Lucky Garden that commands a large customer base thanks to two of their signature dishes: fish head curry and mamak-style fried chicken.
They are extremely busy especially during lunch hours and a long queue is a normal sight. Luckily the service is quick so the line moves fairly quick. The aroma of seasoning and spices immediately hits you before you even reach the stall. Batches and batches of chicken are fried non-stop to cater to the crowd.

Curry Rice

Fried Fish

In addition to fish head curry and fried chicken, there are also fried ikan kembung, squid and simple vegetable dish such as bean sprouts. If unspecified, teh o ais will be served as the default beverage. Among the dishes we had, the fried chicken simply has to come up tops because the rest were nothing too spectacular.
Although the fried chicken looks kind of dry, it was surprisingly juicy on the inside and the spice marinade really made the difference. It was fragrant with the right balance of seasoning (some come off too salty).

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Wondermama Restaurant & Cafe @ Bangsar Village 1

As a Nyonya Laksa lover I am glad I found out about Wondermama at Bangsar Village 1. Theirs are definitely one of the better and authentic ones you could find in the city. But be prepared to fork out cafe price for this hawker dish because Wondermama is sort of like a high class mamak, situated in a mall where the wealthy shop.

Wondermama-Bangsar

The al fresco area is covered and there are plenty of plants around to provide shade. Don’t forget to look up while you are here.

Nyonya-Laksa

D&L Laksa @ RM13.90 – The D&L refers to Donald & Lily, a famous eatery in Melaka. I am not sure if it tastes exactly the same like D&L’s because I have never been there. Anyway, the fragrant and milky broth contains all the necessaries like hard boiled egg, peeled prawn, fish cakes, fresh cockles, cucumber and laksa leaves.
It was nothing short of delicious and should be great to satiate your cravings for Nyoyna Laksa. However, just for the sake of record, Calanthe Art Cafe‘s rendition of the same and the famous Katong Laksa in Singapore are still the unbeatable ones in my book.

As a Nyonya Laksa lover I am glad I found out about Wondermama at Bangsar Village 1. Theirs are definitely one of the be...

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Ril’s Steakhouse @ Jalan Telawi 5, Bangsar

For a restaurant that claims to serve ‘the best Steak in KL‘ I expect Ril’s to the very least, be able to prepare my meat properly according to my specified doneness. I don’t know why but the steaks I have had recently all have been less than satisfying due to overcooking. And the fact that they always get it right for my dining partner but not for mine only makes things even more frustrating.

Complimentary-Bread

Complimentary buns baked in house, fresh and fluffy. Nice and all but honestly I think just some normal salted butter would do – maybe even better than the fancy ones they provide.

Black-Angus-Rib-Eye

Just for the record I have been to Ril’s Steakhouse at The Warehouse and this post is about their newly opened branch in Bangsar. Since we already tried their grass fed and prime Wagyu in our last visit we decided to give the others a try. I had the Australian Angus Rib Eye (grain fed 300g, RM152) while SL had the Sticky Beef Short Rib @ RM72. Because the latter does not look very appealing I am not going to show it but it was delicious alright – the meat was so tender it falls off the bone literally.

Medium-Steak

Proof that my steak was overcooked, this was nowhere near medium rare. Thinking back, I regretted not sending it back to have it replaced.

For a restaurant that claims to serve 'the best Steak in KL' I expect Ril's to the very least, be able to prepare my mea...

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Restaurant Cava Spanish & Mediterranean Cuisine @ The Bangkung Row, Bangsar

Last year I took SL to Opus – an Italian restaurant at The Bangkung Row to celebrate her birthday. This year, as much as I tempted to bring her to the same restaurant again (because the food is just really good) we decided to try out Cava instead. It is a Spanish and Mediterranean restaurant just a few doors away from Opus. If you did not know, both Cava and Opus belong to the same management company and they have a few more restaurants under their belt too namely Leonardo and Moxie.

Bread-and-Fried-Potatoes

Some complimentary bread and fried potatoes served with salad dressing while waiting.

Spanish-Seafood-Soup

Spanish Seafood Soup @ RM25 – the broth is very similar with Opus’ Famous Shellfish Surprise but we preferred the latter’s version a lot more. Somehow the clams did not taste very fresh that day and it spoiled the overall taste. Even the Garlic Clams @ RM16 had the same problem. Not a very good start if you ask me, at that point I was already wondering if we should have just stuck to Opus.

Last year I took SL to Opus - an Italian restaurant at The Bangkung Row to celebrate her birthday. This year, as much as...

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