Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Bangsar Seafood Garden Restaurant @ One Bangsar

If one was to ask where is a good place for seafood, at first thought, the answer is a simple i don't know. Give it a while and you will soon realise that maybe a piece of paper might not be enough to list it all down.

While, Bangsar Seafood may not have been on my piece of paper if you asked me last week, it would probably be one of them on the list now. Serving all kinds of seafood (taste later on) in a comfortable ambience, without the shouting and waiting, plenty of parking in what is a rather dying area of Bangsar, what more can you ask for?

The Assam Fish may not look very photogenic and rather fierce too, but the sourish sauce and the firm flesh may change your mind.

The Four Happiness. On the official menu, it is meant to showcase the chef skills in dishing our their creations to wow you away. In this case, everything was executed well but not inspiring. Fried seaweed rolls and stir fry asparagus with prawns are rather common dishes.

I have never been a fan of ordering Roasted Chicken in chinese restaurants. This didn't change my mind either, because it feels as if i am eating chicken rice with the additional prawn crackers. If you are a fan though, this was well cooked, succulent breast meat and juicy drumsticks.

A mixed vegetable stir fry with lots of almond. Crunchy and refreshing.

Though seriously, you think we were here just to eat the above?

Welcome the huge crustaceans!

Salted Egg Yolk Style. Licking off the sauce off the shells is compulsory.

Lai You style. This? Requires lots of carbs to drench the sauce in i.e. fried mantous.

Both highlighted the freshness of the crabs; plentiful of meat and no signs of the mushy meat you get with crap crabs.

To finish it off with some complimentary fruits (i think)

As usual when we meet, we can to sample delights from Just Heavenly such as heavily dosed alcoholic chocolates.

[Picture up to your imagination, digging into cake as everyone else were taking pictures]

And a gorgeous chocolate/peanut butter/whatever whatever cake from Le Meridien. Ohh what a killer dessert, deserves not 1, 2 but at least 3 serves before you finally "ohh thats enough, thank you very much".

And what is a dinner without friends? and alcohol as well?

Address and contact details (of the restaurant and not of the above people)

Bangsar Seafood Garden Restaurant
One Bangsar
No 63, Jalan Ara
Bangsar Baru
59100 Kuala Lumpur


Lunch 12pm - 2.30pm
Dinner 6pm - 10.30pm

No pork served

Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5 stars. The whole meal came around to 50-60rm per pax, not to say cheap but not to say outrageously expensive. If you want peace and quiet when you dig into that crab claw, this is one of the better places to go.


foodbin said...

nice food presentation-i think both of the crabs are the star of the night.

UnkaLeong said...

I doubt the other patrons will get peace and quiet when we are there though! Hahaha...I think it was a split decision between the lai you and salted egg style of crustaceans. I like the former ;) Bring on 'em mantou's!

thule a.k.a leo said...

I had my fair share of crab last Saturday at Pantai Seafood too... omg!!! my cholesterol level!!!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

leo: dun just eat everyday la..

unkaleong: not when we are around la..yeah it was a toss up, both were good..

foodbin: yeah they really do spend some time on presentation..

Life for Beginners said...

Haha, it was great catching up with you guys too! It's been too long... and I love that last shot! Perfection, that's what friendship is about... :)

thenomadGourmand said... aint tht great. But the company tht night! Fu yoh!

Bangsar-bAbE said...

I like Lai You mopping the gravy with deep fried mantaos!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

bbabe: true..thats a good point!

tng: fu yoh..yes i remember the competition of whos the loudest of the 2 tables..

lob: what would life b without u bunch of ppl ar..

Sean said...

i've only been here once, for one of their value set thingees... looks like it's worth returning to try their a la carte items... read somewhere that there was a refurbishment here last year, so that customers on one corner can dine at glass tables with water flowing through them?

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

sean: yes yes..table for 4 i think..we were at the private rooms making LOTS of noise..

Sugar Bean said...

O.o The fish looks scary, really. Haha! But the presentation of the rest of the food are great. Even the fruits were so well-presented.

Just Heavenly's chocolate looks so good!!

thule a.k.a leo said...

all floggers got together must have lots of noise :)
I think the environment in One Bangsar is better compared to Pantai Seafood... don't you think???
for mantaos.. you can opt for chilly crab where the sauce is both spicy and sour :)

J2Kfm said...

one glance and I thought the platter of fruits were sashimi pulak ... =P

blinded by all the calories.

YilingL said...

Oooh I like salted egg flavoured seafood.....

Cindy Khor said...

but the 4 happiness looks really lovely, although i do think that they coulda presented it in a lovelier platter. oh, the crab looks delish.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

cindy: i think the platter looks lovely, its just the substance..

yiling: who doesnt..squid, soft shell crab..i wouldnt mind it with fish too!

j2kfm: fruit sashimi?

leo: i heard pantai can get abit noisy..oh well..we were making the noise that nite..

sugarbean: can see presentation is their forte..

fatboybakes said...

those crabbies look huge hor... how much a kg ah?

jade said...

aiya...i was about to ask u guys there for a food review..but looks like u guys beat me to it =)


"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

fbb: dont know wor..i dun think its cheap kua..didnt get a breakdown of it..

jade: well...who can say no to another review?

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

The food presentation is gorgeous and far from old-fashioned. I love the freshness of the crabs here too.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

ll: yeap very detailed as far as decorating the seafood..yeap..very fresh crabs..

qwazymonkey said...

the food presentations are obviously one of the nicest at any seafood restaurant.

Love the shot of us. thanks dude

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

qwazymonkey: u want a copy? can take off my flickr..

PureGlutton said...

Just give me the crabs... the rest of the dishes not so enticing to me, hehe! And tat fish...really scary huh!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

pureglutton: haha tats y got to b scarier than the fish..n eat it up!