November 28, 2010
Plan B is firmly on the A-list of Bangsar's restaurants, offering remarkable value for money in an atmosphere that absolutely hums with positive vibes.
The menu is thoughtful and sufficiently extensive. Salads are a highlight here; the crispy duck with watercress, orange segments & maple syrup dressing should satiate light eaters with its zesty mix of crisp leaves and lean meat.
Soft-shell crab spaghetti tossed in butter sauce. Addictively creamy, with a hearty helping of crisp crab and a spicy kick from curry leaves & chili flakes. Most salads and pastas here cost around RM20 _ a fair deal, all things considered.
Steak sandwich with arugula, caramelized onions & dijonnaise. This robust, medium-rare hunk of meat puts the chewy, thinly sliced and flavorless steak sandwiches elsewhere to shame.
Even if it makes you late for your employer's daughter's wedding, do not leave without sampling the desserts. The macadamia cheesecake was as soft, smooth and creamy as heaven might allow. This could very well haunt our dreams for months to come.
The red velvet cake tasted as good as it looked (and it looked excellent to me).
Petit four fancy cakes. We sometimes shun desserts at display counters, fearing they'll come out a bit too dry or too chilled or too lacking in freshness. Plan B's ones are the opposite of that.
Rocky Road bar. Sumptuously rich, moist and chocolatey.
Fireroad Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc (New Zealand) & Peter Lehmann Weighbridge Chardonnay (Australia), with a coffee shake in the background. Not only are the house wines here excellent, they cost just RM17++ per glass.
Fireroad Pinot Noir & Peter Lehmann Weighbridge Cabernet Merlot.