Burp! @ Bangsar
September 20, 2011
Burp: 1. To noisily release air from the stomach through the mouth. 2. A noise made by air released from the stomach through the mouth. 3. A food court in Bangsar Shopping Center that supplies a smorgasbord of Asian specialties.
Start with the Japanese section: Slippery, slurp-worthy mentaiko udon, speckled with roe.
Teppanyaki beef rolls. Burp could well be KL's friendliest food court, crowded with enthusiastically helpful folks behind the counters.
Try the Thai: pad thai, specifically, prepared by true-blue Thai citizens.
A little bit Indonesian: Nasi Bojari, not quite a replica of Madam Kwan's. The rice here is less fluffy but more fragrantly spiced up.
From Hong Kong, with love: Roast duck. Burp's food is well executed and tough to critique; nothing extraordinary, but consistently enjoyable.
Sticking to Malaysian fare the rest of the way: Claypot chicken rice with egg. Portions are hearty, but prices are at least 50 percent higher compared to neighborhood stalls.
Yong tau foo. The fantastic four: brinjal, bitter gourd, lady's fingers & chili.
Remembering my hometown: Malacca-style char mee, a source of sweet-savory stickiness.
Moving further south: Johor laksa, aromatic with herbs & coconut milk.
Cencaru bakar & paru goreng. Burnt hardtail scad & fried lungs? More or less.
Mamak is a must-have: Nasi kandar, flooded with a flavorsome combo of curries.
Meaty murtabak, made to order for maximum satisfaction.
All in all, it's rare to find such a vast variety of cuisines in one outlet at Bangsar. For that alone, Burp merits a visit. Business hours: 10am-10pm daily.
Collect a card on entry, have it swiped like a credit card at each stall while purchasing something, then pay for everything only when leaving the premises.
Burp! @ BSC,
The Asian Food Gallery,
4th Floor, Bangsar Shopping Centre, Kuala Lumpur.