Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Bangsar Seafood Garden Restaurant

Blogged about its washroom here. Now the food. Not my choice of sequence but somehow Blogger preferred to upload the former picture while decided to stress me out with these. Hey, after much hair-pulling, I practically did a jig when the almighty 'UPLOAD DONE' indicator flashed.

Been such a long time since I last went to this grand old restaurant for meals. Actually I didn't even noticed it moved. Ok, that would sound silly (*can hear resounding "what?!"s from a few of you*) since it is quite a big establishment but honest I did make several turns around the area looking for it. A sad case indeed. Finally found it and not a minute too early as the others have just arrived and no one the wiser of my earlier predicament. =)

End lot of One Bangsar. Parking was not a breeze as space in its compound was limited with less-than-helpful parking attendants. Indoors, we were asked to proceed upstairs. Downstairs was the event hall where a wedding reception was in full swing.'There's something very wrong with the lighting,' 3 of us exclaimed almost simultaneously when we stepped into the big hall while the other 2 just gaped at the greens surrounding the hall, 'Err..looks kind of odd-ler'. I really do not know how to describe the lighting. Is there such a thing as 'unappetising lights'?

Nevertheless greedy us ordered 6 dishes to go with steamed white rice. 6 excluding the appetiser and free fresh fruits platter:-

Savoury Peanuts, Anchovies & Longbeans Appetiser. Very tasty but were disappointed we were unable to get a refill because according to the hostess who took our order, the cook has gone back! 0_o? I only had this portion as the others were faster. Actually, it's more of because I was busy taking pictures. =(Stir Fried Crab Meat. Looked and tasted more like ommelette which is to be eaten wrapped in fresh lettuce.Thai Style Chicken. It's fried chicken served atop Sweet Sour Mango Salad.Stir-fried Angled Luffa with Beancurd.Salad Prawns.Pomfret Cooked 2-ways. One side steamed (according to the hostess but looked more stir-fried, right?) while the other fried in batter.We didn't finish the fried portion as it tasted funny. The hostess informed that the chef's feedback to our comment was that we were not used to the spices used in the batter.

Stir-fried Kailan with Salted Fish.Mixed Fruit Platter. This was given free. Why? 1) Small issue:- upset about not getting another serving of the appetiser and 2) Much bigger issue:- Only knew of its unavailability at the end of our meal although we ordered it as soon as we tasted it AND been asking every passing waiter/waittress about its non-arrival from then on.Did the fruit placate these demanding customers? A bit-lar but we were still 'discussing' this when we went for desserts.

Our bill and the address:-
*Just proof read on my own. Quite a whiny outing-hor.*

30 comments:

toniXe & Gang said...

Haha, not a good xperience 4 you guys ah ? mediocre servive, unsatisfactory responses,bad lighting, then xpensive o !

Why for the price of that pomfret alone, i think u can take wmw,jackson, boo, me and u all together to have a wonderful meal in one of your fav places in Pudu right ?

Rasa Malaysia said...

Steamed Pomfret is good...Malaysian has such fresh fish...here my pomfret has to cook with curry or assam pedas or deep-fried, or else fishy.

BTW, I love your pictures...very ho chiak and drool some. Did you set your camera to Macro shooting mode and adjust the lighting mode accordingly? Anyway, very nicely shot. :)

Rasa Malaysia said...

Eh Chief Glutton & entourage - not nice lah you...Tummythoz can't take me meh? Tummythoz and I kamcheng kuat you know from way back then... :P

Paris Beaverbanks said...

Never eaten in Bangsar Seafood before, but after seeing the prices and reading your post, i'm not even remotely keen on going anymore LOL... Glad you got free fruits anyway!

Melting Wok said...

tummy, that bill is quiet a killer huh ? luckily that's a good price you've to pay to eat fresh foods :)

wmw said...

To the horrors of many, I actually don't like fish! I haven't been here for ages. Thanks BSG for thinking of us. So, tummythoz, when are we going to Pudu??? RM, don't you know BSG well enough by now as to why he left your name out? He wants you all to himself le! LOL

FireHorse said...

Hi, dis wan is kopi soh from Fatty Poh's KopiTiam here, drop by to say tankiu for "jumping" over, lucky never fall down. Wah dis wan my kind of blog, got lotsa food pigcher wan, can link you or not?
I know I will be cambing back here.

Tummythoz said...

tonixe & gang, wahlau-eh, change name again. Fickle-mindednya.

rasa malaysia, TQ so very much for the compliment! *fluttering lashes, blushing and just can't stop grinning*. Yes, set to macro without flash. Guess the unappetising lighting was very good for food photography. Didn't take any human ones but I seriously think we may look quite sickly .. =P

paris beaverbanks, sad right? It was such an expensive lesson. We would be so much happier if served with strawberries, promegranates, peaches etc .. I know what you'll say "yeah, continue dreaming..."

melting wok, fresh? Maybe so but not as good as expected. Other than better presentation, probably any 'ol coffeeshop stall can do better.

wmw, *high five plus another five*. Bull's eye on BSG/Tonixe's hidden agenda. Hahaha.

Pudu? Can can. When when?

Firehorse, 'huan-eng, huan-eng'. 'Walang-phe-phe' link-link. Hope I did not just masacred the Hokkien dialect!

Rasa Malaysia said...

WMW - :-O (Ngoh Ho Gang huh) - I am very takut!!!

Precious Pea said...

Wow....very pricey, especially the pomfret. But I think Bangsar standard is like that lor. Last time i tried one of those Thai Restaurant at those houses converted to restaurant area....kena slaughtered badly also.

MeiyeN said...

wow...da 2 ways pomfret looks so appetizing!!! something new to me but looks like you guys didn't like it? tasted funny? i wonder how it tastes.....

fatboybakes said...

hey, tummy, re your durian cake order (dunno how else to reach you since email no reply), i am having problem sourcing reasonably priced good quality durian...as such, i dont think i can supply you with a durian cake tomoro lah. APOLOGIES thousand thousand.

FireHorse said...

He He my Hokkien oso not very chim lah, altho I Hokkien lang.
Can char (inconvinient) you one more time ah? I link you ady but your "stall" need name lah, any preference/favorites? Paris B selling Kuih Bangkit. Dis wan voluntary wan, if dun wan oso OK I pik 4 you. Tankiu.

Jackson said...

Hey! Im eyeing on the thai style fried chicken with sweet sour mango salad! Must b good huh!

Tummythoz said...

rasa malaysia, lol.

precious pea, if the food is as good as the meal companions, it may be worth it. Esp with conducive environment to sit long-long & chat to hearts' content.

meiyen, maybe we do not have the acquired tastebuds? Do let me know when/if you try.

fatboybakes, durian, durian where art thouUUuuUuuUuuu...!! =(

firehorse, ok. I'll check out the others' specialties & let you know. Afterall, a 'ho-liau' kopi tiam cannot have repeat stalls, right?

jackson, I like the salad more than the chicken. I find it a bit dry.

Melting Wok said...

tummy, couldn't find your email to thank you for linking me, except see your "enlarge size teddy bear" pix. hehehe, thanks sweetie :)

Tummythoz said...

melting wok, my pleasure to link. Afterall easy access to tips in home cooking!

d_luaz said...

Hi, I am leaving a comment here because I can't find your email contact.

I had created a food search site called Malaysia Most Wanted Food (http://food.malaysiamostwanted.com/), archiving mostly food reviews from blogger. It basically allows easy searching of yummy food around Malaysia. So I am wondering if you are interested to allow me to link to the food reviews in your blog (I shall respect the copyright of your content).

Do contact me at info [at] malaysiamostwanted (dot) com. I could provide you with more information on how this is actually done. BTW, my name is Desmond.

FireHorse said...

Wah Tummythoz, you fehmes ledi lah, Desmond come finding you for malaysia most wanted. Keong Hee Keong Hee.

Tummythoz said...

firehorse, u know him?

Melting Wok said...

tummy I am puzzled w/tt angled luffas' whats tt ?

Honey Star said...

Tummythoz, will you return again to bangsar seafood garden restaurant? The last time I've eaten there the food was ok but the service was bad.

FireHorse said...

No I dunno him wor. Do you?

babe_kl said...

i used to frequent this place long time ago cos not many halal chinese restaurant that time. actually pomfret is an expensive fish

Rasa Malaysia said...

Oi, I sent an email to your hotmail account about a mini gathering when I go back to Malaysia for Chinese New Year...quick quick check your email and read the last one of the thread. ;)

Tummythoz said...

melting wok, 'seng-kua' in cantonese. When dried, can be turned into loofah/sponge/scrubs for baths/washing. I can corrected tho as I tend to mix-up ingredients/vegetables/wateva. =P

honey star, not by choice and not if I'm paying. Afterall there are so many other restaurants I haven't tasted yet in that area.

firehorse, I oso dono-wor. I oso very sked to response-wor. Err anyone here familiar or already linked with this?

babe_kl, yes it is. For homecooking, I'm now into 'Kam-Chong' or Gold Pomfret, a much cheaper alternative albeit texture not as smooth.

rasa_malaysia, I checked but dint see any mail from you. Will check again. Mini gathering ada Chili Crab-ar?

FireHorse said...

tummythoz, I really must give you a big mwaaahhh for putting me under "Desserts" that's the greatest honor anyone has ever bestowed upon me.
I kay poh go check out his site for you, he quoted KampongboyCitygal and Eating Asia in a post, I see that they are on your list maybe you can go ask them.

Rasa Malaysia said...

Aiya, send me an email at bylow919@hotmail.com. Maybe I sent to the wrong address.

Dr ve Thru said...

TT, wow, the pomfret is a bit pricey even by British standards but I suppose it is extremely fresh.
Can't stop salivating.

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