Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Kleptomaniac

Another review borrowed from Lenny:

Tea For Two @ Bangsar
03-2095 3739 / 2095 3976

This restaurant had a lot of potential for greatness in the mini reviews that I've read and so, I simply had to try it out.

Mom, Bert and I got there at 8:30 and parking was definitely not a problem. Rock star parking all around the tables. Although having just one table filled there for the night was slightly worrying. No matter, maybe this restaurant just needs a bigger shout out....

The menu had some interesting choices for food and drink. So, whilst waiting for the rest to show up, we ordered drinks. Bernard and I ordered a Zap Up cause the description said thirst quenching..... My eyes squinted. It tasted similar to the taste of your mouth after a barf. I had it sent back for more sugar to be put in.

I settled for the Mermaid's Treasure for a starter .... it's basically softshell crab, and the rest of the dish was garnishing. Disappointing. Go for the Hidden Treasure..... the aroma was so nice. This was pastry bagging an assortment of seafood and scallops inside a creamy sauce. I had half of mom's.

The mains arrived and the presentation was rather nice. Well, not much in the way of presentation of the Tarragon Poulet, and well mine had a side order of buttered rice.... I'll take my main over mom's anytime. Certainly more rich with cream (and unfortunately beef bacon over the real deal). Mom's salmon was cooked too long we felt.

Denise's (CC's friend) concoction of fettucine was a bit too weird. It was like (according to her) eating a hawaiiain pizza where, instead of the tomato base and bread, it'll be cream and pasta. Pineapples in pasta? That's just odd. But I'd have to say that the presentation was really nice though.

Service.
Well, where to start... Mom's starter came before everyones... And well, we waited for a long time, until she was nearly done before another hidden treasure got served. The wait for the mains came later. I suppose serving for 11 people at the same time would take some doing for a small restaurant, but what happens if the restaurant is full?

The menu could include more descriptions about food so that we can skip out on Zap Ups and Fruity Fettucines.

Prices.
Ah...we spent about 60 a head. That's ok by my standards.

Conclusion.
The service is the major let down for this restaurant, they'd improve if they could just work on bringing out courses all together. And what is it with mangoes in their cooking.. 0_o


Hmmmm,... in all fairness, the restaurant is overall OK la.
The great thing about it is that is quiet and cosy...
(good place for a romantic date)
... and is located on Jalan Bangkung
(away from the maddening crowds of the Jalan Telawi area)

The food's alright too, for the price.
(Sorry... no piccies for this review)


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7 comments:

winning horse said...

Just visited t42 yesterday. Had been there a year back, wow!!! what a change. They now have a major renovation both on the premises and menu. Understand they have now 3 chefs!
With their top of the range Combi oven…the roast was simply wonderful. For lamb lovers the rack of lamb was delicious, crispy on the outside succulent and tender inside..melts in your mouth. Veggies were fresh and crispy
Try the sambal seafood bruschetta….really unique east meets west fusion! Tingles the palate
The pasta dishes was exceptional. Understand they have a new chef. Try the aglio olio. This is a sure way of testing the Chef’s kung Fu .

Quality dining @ affordable prices

They are open for Xmas & New Year

win said...

Just visited t42 yesterday. Had been there a year back, wow!!! what a change. They now have a major renovation both on the premises and menu. Understand they have now 3 chefs!
With their top of the range Combi oven…the roast was simply wonderful. For lamb lovers the rack of lamb was delicious, crispy on the outside succulent and tender inside..melts in your mouth. Veggies were fresh and crispy
Try the sambal seafood bruschetta….really unique east meets west fusion! Tingles the palate
The pasta dishes was exceptional. Understand they have a new chef. Try the aglio olio. This is a sure way of testing the Chef’s kung Fu .

Quality dining @ affordable prices

They are open for Xmas & New Year

J said...

to win/ winning horse:
Hey, that's great!
I love to hear about restaurants that keep making an effort to improve....
(Will go back soon to try it out - thanks for the heads up!)
:)

Anonymous said...

I am reading this article second time today, you have to be more careful with content leakers. If I will fount it again I will send you a link

Anonymous said...

I read about it some days ago in another blog and the main things that you mention here are very similar

Anonymous said...

That's because the comments made actually came from the owner of the place itself I reckon.

J said...

to anonymouses:
Oh which blog did you see it on? *curious*

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