The Pressroom @ Bangsar Shopping Center

November 23, 2009

No ifs or buts about it: Now that The Pressroom is finally open, there's no better restaurant at BSC. This is a place to which we'll definitely return, over and over again.

Asparagus risotto with chanterelle mushroom ragu & balsamic reduction. Simple recipe, but perfectly prepared. All the ingredients tasted top-notch, with no compromises in quality.

Crispy-skin barracuda. We were sure that that this is a local fish, but we can't recall the Malay name for it. Tasted kinda like seabass, but maybe with an even milder flavour.

Seared foie gras with Muscat jelly. Priced at only RM34. What are you waiting for?

Fish stew. I hate to name-drop, but this tasted like the fish soups that we enjoyed in Venice, all those years ago. Makes you feel close to the sea, even when you're just sitting in Bangsar.

Double lamb chop with bubble & squeak. Bloody good; true-blood carnivores, order this.

Saffron linguine with seared scallops, artichokes and truffle oil. If you've ever complained about not being able to taste the saffron in your pasta, then this is the one you need to order.

Braised Wagyu cheek with turnip risotto. How good was this? One of our friends at the table had never eaten beef before this. We coaxed him into it this time, and he liked it enough that he'll probably agree to a good old-fashioned steak the next time around.

Spinach gnocchi with braised beef, tomato concasse and blue cheese sauce. A bit too stodgy.

Wiener Holstein with fried egg and Spanish anchovies. A basic breaded veal schnitzel.

Meringue with passion fruit cream. Too sour for our liking.

La Petit Jaboulet, Syrah, Rhone, France 2007.

Zacapa Mojito ((Ron Zacapa, Fresh Mint, Lime, Soda) & Pressroom Reporter (Tanqueray 10, Grand Marnier, Lemon Juice, Soda).

The Pressroom,
Bangsar Shopping Centre.