7/10/2016

Bangsar Eats

I was born & bred in Bangsar, hence it is natural to recommend this bustling watering hole to friends; luckily there are endless choices to please almost everyone! Here are my favorite eats in Bangsar (in no particular order):

1)  Killer Gourmet Burger (KGB)
I seldom eat beef but I've no qualms diving into the delicious beef patties, be it the Shack or the sinfully names Animal. The owners decided to absorb the sister Eat Me dessert place and expand the capacity of KGB, which made good business sense. The fries are equally delicious; my favorite sauce would be the Cajun. If Telawi is too crowded for you, try the outlet in Midvalley.

2) Maria's Steakcafe
A homey outlet dedicated to serving top quality steak at affordable prices, expect the rustic, Italian red-cloth ambiance with warm & friendly service. If steak is not your meat, the lamb & chicken would do very well. Service is warm and affable, and this outlet is a nice addition to the Telawi commercial area.

3) Rocky Coffeeshop
One of the pioneer businesses in Bangsar, all the stalls are operated by the same owner, except for the char kuay teow. The char kuay teow stall is manned by a lady from Bukit Mertajam so the dish has that authentic Penang wok hei and flavoring. The chap fan array is very home-styled and the prawn mee is a long time favorite. They also serve yong tau foo with pork filling and it is pretty good.

4) Chun Heong Coffeeshop
Commonly referred to as the "center coffeeshop", this place is always bustling during peak hours. Popular hits include the pan mee, porridge (the couple also serves fish noodles), chicken rice and unique duck noodles.

5) Mikey's Pizza
Here is where I was exposed to the idea of trying different pizza flavors without having to buy the entire pie. The American owner sells NY-style pizza with typical downtown decor and quick friendly service. Here is also the home to the notorious 9-1-1 challenge: one friend tried to finish the 18" pie loaded with chili and ghost peppers within 40 min for a chance to win cash and assorted prizes but it was too hot to handle!

6) Inside Scoop
"I Scream for Ice-cream" - this is one of my personal favorites. The ice cream is freshly made and the flavors range from the classic to more Malaysian-oriented, like cempedak, Gula melaka & teh tarik. They also make fluffy waffles to go with the ice cream, plus the ambiance is sunny and bright.

7) Jaslyn Cakes
This little cakeshop has many decadent cake delights; however with relatively short opening hours, you have to squeeze some time in your schedule to enjoy the rich dense cakes. There's always something new on display; my favorite cakes are the Earl Grey tea chiffon cake and the carrot walnut cake. The price may seem relatively high but it is worth the quality ingredients used. 

8) Yusof Tom Yam
Here is the best Malay restaurant in my opinion. The dishes are affordable and the tom yam is delicious. Their fried rice options are equally as good. This stall opens for dinner and it gets packed by 6pm. 

I'll add more options to the list; in the meantime, have fun exploring Bangsar and the wonderful eats abound :)

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