Luscious @ Telawi, Bangsar

November 22, 2013

Launching a new brunch outlet in Bangsar is riskier than it sounds; folks flock here for big breakfasts on weekends, but the few restaurants that truly thrive require the combination of (in no particular order) buzz-worthy food, a compelling concept & a dynamite setting.

Its unclear whether Luscious, which replaced Belgian establishment Brux-Ale this month, has the right stuff or the X Factor to flourish (it might not be flashy enough), though its food achieves the good enough mark. Tastes competently executed; no complaints.

Luscious offers wake-up platters with a twist: Patrons can choose from various types of bacon, ham, sausages, eggs, veggies & even beans, constructing a complete, customized meal (with a beverage) for a reasonable RM20.90++.

We went hog-wild, ignoring the beef salami & turkey & chicken ham, opting instead for pork bacon & pork ham, plus a pork sausage, all of which proved plenty juicy.

Eggs can come poached, hard/half boiled, scrambled or turned into omelets or sunny-side-ups. Perfect for people who want the decision firmly in their own hands.

Bread here is partnered with Luscious house-made organic strawberry jam.

The plate comes with either Earl Grey or English Breakfast tea, or juice. Its worth noting that service at Luscious is earnest & attentive.

Luscious also serves omelet pizzas with an entirely eggy base, a potential hit among carb-avoiding patrons. Possible toppings: pepperoni, lamb sausage, capsicum, olives or blue cheese.

Fairly successful: the omelets thick, hot & fresh, well complemented by mild-tasting mozzarella & tomato paste. Come lunch & dinnertime, Luscious serves the likes of pork liver pate, belly, ribs & neck steak.

Hazelnut latte (RM14.90++). Coffees not half-bad, but were looking forward to the time when wine will be available, likely starting later this month.

Luscious Restaurant
4, Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar Baru, Kuala Lumpur
Daily, 8am-11pm. Tel: 03-2201-4933

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