For Goodness Sake @ Bangsar Village

January 24, 2010

Boasting a bizarre name, this Bangsar Village outlet specialises in simple Japanese fare _ noodles, yakitori, makis, and of course, shiploads of sake.

The robata-yaki menu is only available for dinner, so it's best to head here in the evening for the restaurant's full selection. But if you need a quick lunch, the remainder of the menu, mainly comprising snacks, soba and salads, should suffice.

Skewers of chicken gizzard, liver, soft bone & meat with apples. Not as satisfying as the stuff at Ri-Yakitori, but very reasonably priced.

Quail eggs, ox tongue & beef with shisho leaves. Much of the meat is too heavily salted; the beef was exquisitely tender and flavourful on its own, but the salt utterly overwhelmed it.

Udon with poached egg and Japanese vinaigrette. On the other hand, this was competently prepared and artfully presented, but too bland to really recommend.

Grilled mackerel. We often avoid mackerel, thinking it tastes too fishy and isn't as tender as cod, for example. But this was brilliant, featuring succulent, irresistibly sweet flesh.

Sweet potatoes with salt and butter. Basic comfort food.

FGS Maki (crab stick, avocado & mayo, wrapped in ao nori and topped with ebiko). Well-executed, with fairly fresh ingredients, but not especially memorable.

House sake helped wash down a meal that coulda been better, coulda been worse.

For Goodness Sake - It's A Noodle Bar,
2F-29, Bangsar Village 2.
Tel: 2287-1566