Saturday, August 29, 2009

Bangsar Seafood Garden Restaurant @ One Bangsar, KL

More free food? Is J selling out? Of course not! Haha... Fresh seafood, Chinese style cooking and Halal too....

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:
Inside the restaurant...

It was nice meeting new food bloggers, and chit chatting with those I had met before whilst we waited for the food:
DSLRs, ready to spring to action!...

Steamed Red Snapper Fish with Bean Sauce (1 Kg: RM 90++)

The fish....

Overall, ok. The fish was fresh. :)
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Stir Fried Tiger Prawns with Special Curry (S: RM 28++, M: RM 45++, L: RM 60++)
My prawn...

Loved the sauce - definitely heart stoppingly rich but was delish.
(Don't take too much of it - you'll get jelak in no time)
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Egg Omelettes with Crab Meat (S: RM 15++, M: RM 25++, L: RM 35++)
A stack of ommelettes...

This simple dish was presented very interestingly... Taste wise, it was ok. Wish there could have been more crab meat but overall, no complaints.
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Stewed Chinese Cabbage with Dried Scallops & Mushroom (RM 50++)
The cabbage...

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.
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Boneless Chicken with Fruits Sauce (M: RM 20++, L: RM 40++)
The Chicken...

The sauce was a little too sweet for my tastebuds, but otherwise, this chicken was nice - so tender and juicy. :)
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Braised Bean curd Combinations (S: RM 15++, M: RM 25++, L: RM 35++)
The Bean Curd...

Another hit that night - the combination of the delicate beancurd with the accompanying chunks of crispy veges.
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Fried rice (RM ?)
Fried rice! Carbs galore...

No complaints - wasn't spectacular (no "wok hei"), but was fairly tasty and thankfully, not too oily....
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Stir Fried Crab Meat with Salted Egg Yolk (1 Kg: RM 60++)
The Crabs....

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....
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Butter Crab (1 Kg: RM 60++)
[ sorry, no photo - it was served to the other table ]
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Fried Bun & Steamed Bun (6 pcs: RM 3++)
[ again, sorry, no photo - it was served to the other table and they finished it all! ]
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Lastly, the Honeydew Sago dessert (RM ?++)
The Honeydew Sago....

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:

RM 498++:
Appetizer, Shark’s Fin Soup, Chicken with Ginger, Spicy Fried Fish, Lychee Prawns, Signature Beancurd, ‘Kampung’ fried rice, Custard Buns, Dessert

RM 598++:
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

RM 698++:
Appetizer, Double boiled soup, Roast chicken, Red snapper, Otak Otak Fried Prawns, Braised Sea Cucumber, Oyster Fried Rice, Chinese Pastries, Dessert

RM 898++:
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.


Restaurant Review
Summary Sheet:

Bangsar Garden Seafood Restaurant @ One Bangsar, KL

Taste: 6
Ambience : 6
Service : 6
Price** : RM50/++ per person
Parking: OK

** Approximation - Chinese style sharing meal, excluding drinks
Telephone No.: 03-2282 2555
Opening Hours: 11am - late

NO PORK SERVED



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- The Nomad Gourmand
- Have Your Cake and Eat It Too
- Places & Foods
- Kampung Kayell
- A Whiff Of Lemongrass
- Bangsar Babe
- Babe In KL
- Paranoid Android


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12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Are you aware of the problem that has arisen because there is such a high demand for shark fin soup, if not check out this website,
http://www.stopsharkfinning.net
Sharks are on the brink of extinction, and a lot of species will most likely cease to exist because Shark fining is such an inefficient practice. Additionally it is a horrible and inhumane practice. It needs to stop immediately, you can do your part but not eating shark fin soup or any shark fin products anymore and telling your friends about the problem,
thanks

J said...

Thanks for the info....

fatboybakes said...

got sharksfin meh? i dunt remember eating any? that reminds i havent posted yet. groan.

J said...

to fatboybakes:
Don have.... But most of the Ramadhan sets have shark's fin soup..
(... which is strange because I don't think it's Halal leh... Sharks have fangs+is carnivorous so = not Halal, right?)

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

j: haha i dun think halal got to do with the fact that they have fangs and eat meat? oh well, never knw..

J said...

to "Joe" who is constantly craving:
Got, got! (I think)
I remember my Muslim friend told me before, the general rules of thumb of whether an animal is Halal is:
1) Said animal must not be a pig,
2) animal cannot have fangs and/or claws (no animals that eat meat? something like that)
3) animal also cannot live in both land and water (like frogs), AND
4) it must have been sembelih-ed in a proper manner.

CUMI & CIKI said...

nom X3 :P

J said...

to Cumi & Ciki:
Wish you could have been there - it was a fun night... :)
(Oh, but you were busy being on holiday at the time, I think... :P)

J2Kfm said...

wished I made it though, but sadly nope.

J said...

to J2kfm:
Would have been nice if you were there, but I guess there's always next time. :)

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