It was just like any other night,... then I received a phone call from famed baker Fat Boy Bakes inviting me for dinner at Bangsar Seafood Garden Restaurant... Sure, I was only a replacement for Capn' Hook who couldn't make it at the last minute, but 1) invited by top baker+blogger, and 2) attending as another top blogger(Babe_in_kl)'s replacement hot date?
Well, how could I say no? :)
Inside, the restaurant was comfortable - classy but simple furnishing, airconditioned:
It was nice meeting new food bloggers, and chit chatting with those I had met before whilst we waited for the food:
Steamed Red Snapper Fish with Bean Sauce (1 Kg: RM 90++)
Overall, ok. The fish was fresh. :)
Stir Fried Tiger Prawns with Special Curry (S: RM 28++, M: RM 45++, L: RM 60++)
Loved the sauce - definitely heart stoppingly rich but was delish.
(Don't take too much of it - you'll get jelak in no time)
Egg Omelettes with Crab Meat (S: RM 15++, M: RM 25++, L: RM 35++)
This simple dish was presented very interestingly... Taste wise, it was ok. Wish there could have been more crab meat but overall, no complaints.
Stewed Chinese Cabbage with Dried Scallops & Mushroom (RM 50++)
Looks are deceiving! Despite the unappetising brownish colour of this dish, it turned out to be my favourite of the night. :) I loved that the cabbage had been lovingly stewed till it was full of flavour and had a nice textural mix (tender) against the bits of sliced chicken and shitake mushrooms.
Boneless Chicken with Fruits Sauce (M: RM 20++, L: RM 40++)
The sauce was a little too sweet for my tastebuds, but otherwise, this chicken was nice - so tender and juicy. :)
Braised Bean curd Combinations (S: RM 15++, M: RM 25++, L: RM 35++)
Another hit that night - the combination of the delicate beancurd with the accompanying chunks of crispy veges.
Fried rice (RM ?)
No complaints - wasn't spectacular (no "wok hei"), but was fairly tasty and thankfully, not too oily....
Stir Fried Crab Meat with Salted Egg Yolk (1 Kg: RM 60++)
I was over my food capacity by this time but judging from the comments of the other food bloggers, this was not bad, although they would have liked more salted egg....
Butter Crab (1 Kg: RM 60++)
[ sorry, no photo - it was served to the other table ]
Fried Bun & Steamed Bun (6 pcs: RM 3++)
[ again, sorry, no photo - it was served to the other table and they finished it all! ]
Lastly, the Honeydew Sago dessert (RM ?++)
A refreshing way to end the night - creamy without being overwhelming....
Our friendly hostess, Jade, was also happy to highlight that there are some good sets available for the Ramadhan:
RAMADHAN SPECIAL SETS:
(From 20th August till 21st September 2009)
With every Ramadhan Set Menu ordered, you'll get a voucher to redeem 1kg of crabs on your next visit. There are 4 sets to choose from:
Appetizer, Shark’s Fin Soup, Chicken with Ginger, Spicy Fried Fish, Lychee Prawns, Signature Beancurd, ‘Kampung’ fried rice, Custard Buns, Dessert
Appetizer, Shark's Fin Soup, Chicken with Plum Sauce, Pomfret with Bean Sauce, Prawns with Sweet Corn Sauce, Steamed “Sang Gan”, Tom Yam Noodles, Banana with “Gula Melaka”, Dessert
Appetizer, Double boiled soup, Roast chicken, Red snapper, Otak Otak Fried Prawns, Braised Sea Cucumber, Oyster Fried Rice, Chinese Pastries, Dessert
Homemade appetizers, Shark's Fin Soup with Pumpkin, Boneless Duck, Curried Garoupa, Braised Seafood, Mango Prawns, Garlic Fried Rice, Banana & ‘Gula Melaka’, Dessert
LAST BUT NOT LEAST: Thank you MR FBB for the invite - I don't mind at all that it was last minute :), Jade for making the night possible and all the other food bloggers that night - lovely to meet you all. :)
So it's: Halal place to bring your Muslim friends with decent Chinese style cooking, ok ambience BUT no complaints, it wasn't really a proper dinner (I didn't pay anything) so hard to assess completely.
Bangsar Garden Seafood Restaurant @ One Bangsar, KL
Ambience : 6
Service : 6
Price** : RM50/++ per person
** Approximation - Chinese style sharing meal, excluding drinks
Telephone No.: 03-2282 2555
Opening Hours: 11am - late
NO PORK SERVED
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