June 10, 2018
Promising 'Penang on your plate,' Bansan Bistro brings lor bak, assam laksa and kuey teow th'ng to Bangsar South: In the battle between the restaurant's Hokkien mee (RM14.50; with braised pork ribs) and white curry mee (RM18.50; with cockles, poached prawns, cuttlefish and pig's blood cakes), the Hokkien mee bears a clearer, more resonant ring of authenticity.
Pair your meal with Penang-branded craft beer brewed by San Diego's Bay Bridge Brewery; murals that showcase time-honoured scenes from the Pearl Of The Orient complete the venue's sense of charm. Fun fact: Bansan's name is a nod to the Hokkien reference for 'market.'
The Sphere, Bangsar South, 59200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Daily, 10am-10pm. Tel: 03-2242-0898