Category: Bangsar

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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Midi 57 Restaurant & Bar @ The Bangkung Row, Bangsar

Midi 57 is a relatively new restaurant at the Bangkung Row that is set to satiate the residents of Bangsar and all others who love pizza, pasta and porky Italian dishes. Aptly named after its address, Midi 57 is also the sister restaurant of the more stylish and upscale Le Midi at BSC. The simple two-paged menu features an interesting mix of predominantly Italian and French cuisine with a small Tex-Mex section that is wallet-friendly, suitable for a casual meal in a relaxed atmosphere.

Basket-of-Bread

As soon as we were seated, some complimentary bruschetta was served. Then followed by a basket of homemade sesame bread and Focaccia after we placed our order.

Piglet-Salad

We started off with the Piglet Salad @ RM27, a colorful assembly of Romaine lettuce, rocket and cherry tomatoes on thin slices of Roasted Herb Piglet with a dressing of mashed sun-dried tomatoes olive oil. The tangy sun-dried tomatoes provided most of the flavor while the fresh greens give a crisp bite on the palate, a delectable combo that turns out to be equally appetizing. This is a nice change from the usual vinaigrette-dressed salads that usually have a strong and acidic taste.

Tanglioni-Pasta

Midi 57 makes all their pasta in house using five different imported flours and the dough created is used as a base for the pizza and ravioli as well. The Squid Ink Tagliolini with Salmon and Zucchini @ Rm37 proved to be our favorite dish of the day quickly, winning us over with its fine, delicate yet springy texture akin to the Chinese Mee Pok. Some might find the cream sauce to be too thick but I feel the consistency is just nice to hold the pasta together.

Midi 57 is a relatively new restaurant at the Bangkung Row that is set to satiate the residents of Bangsar and all other...

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