December 27, 2010
Another week, another insanely beautiful restaurant opens at BSC.
Busaba exudes a calm splendor that makes it ideal for a memorable meal.
Fish maw salad. A marvelous mix of tastes and textures; light, crisp maw with fresh veggies and crunchy cashews, all tossed in a tangy, delicate dressing.
Coconut soup with chicken & mushrooms. Reasonably thick and aromatic, brimming with enough ingredients to make a hearty meal even by itself.
Steamed sea bass with garlic, ginger & onions. Firm, fresh and fleshy fish; not as piquant as some might expect, but we still devoured everything except the bones.
Asparagus with shrimp paste & prawns. Well-prepared, but not terribly thrilling.
Southern-style beef curry with peanuts & potatoes. Tender meat in a curry that wasn't as creamy as we might have preferred. Still, it struck a nice balance between being spicy enough to titillate our taste buds and mild enough to keep our digestive systems calm.
Evan & Tate Salisbury Cabernet Merlot. A fair selection of wine is available by the bottle, but there are too few choices by the glass.
One bonus: for the Christmas season, they've been playing David Archuleta's 'Christmas From The Heart' CD. So all you Arch-Angels know where to go now!
The drawbacks: iced & warm water isn't served for free, so customers have to order mineral water. Also, the food seems laden with MSG, since we were thirsty for hours.
Busaba Thai Restaurant,
F15, 1st Floor, Bangsar Shopping Centre, Kuala Lumpur.