So yes, Bangsar Seafood (then known as Bangsar Seafood Village) has been there since time immemorial, when some of the guests in this post were still in their diapers, I reckon. Some may not even have been a dirty thought. In perspective, when Bangsar Seafood first existed (on the site of BVII now), I think most of us hadn't even heard of the internet, mobile phones were just appearing, (the motorola brick ones, that can double up as a weapon, not like these flimsy sissy Iphones these days that can be mistaken as a slice of white bread), people still used typewriters, telexes were still used, badminton masters were still the school shoe du jour. And food bloggers didn't exist. Floggers did, but they were mainly oppresive slave masters who whipped their slaves into shape. Not feed their bodies out of shape.
I digress, in a moment of nostalgia. Secondly, I wish to thank Jade Wong, and Meng Lee of Bangsar Seafood, for their hospitality and inviting 20 of us food bloggers for a food tasting at the restaurant. Hmmm, 20 bloggers, several bottles of wine, a miniature mannequin, it's a good thing they locked us up in a private room.
The guest trickled in, and proportionately, so did the noise increase.
Paranoid Android very generously brought these two LOVELY bottles of rather expensive single malts. Thanks so much PA. Again, I clutched at my heart to prevent a cardiac when I saw someone adding water to the precious liquid. I seem to be clutching at my heart a lot lately.
For Starters, a boneless chicken with fruit sauce. The texture was good, the chicken fried nicely, but the chicken meat itself was bland and lacking in flavour. Another trend I've noticed over the years is the combination of sweet with savoury, apart from sweet and sour pork. I remember in the days of yore, when the older folk would frown upon a savoury dish being sweet.
Red snapper with bean sauce. Though it said steamed on the menu, I think it was fried. Unless there's a revolutionary new method of steaming, with all the taste of a deep fry. Fish was fresh, and the bean sauce tasty. A dish that would accompany a bowl of white rice well, sheer comfort food. Alas, as we all know, RICE IS BAD FOR YOU! Bummer.
Stir Fried Prawns in Curry. Mmmm, the curry sauce was most delectable, and again, is the perfect companion for carbo. The prawns itself were succulent and fresh.
Hear yeHear ye, the food connoiseur is giving his 2 sen worth.
Braised Beancurd, with some kind of yellow colored sauce. I hope the stark yellow is from tumeric. You can't really go wrong with taufu, it is the ultimate comfort food. I love the crunch from the water chestnuts.
Argh, I've had one whiskey too many. Hit me with the Jack Daniels.
Cordon Bleu Chef, Toyboy and Paranoid Android. Rub a dub dub, three men in the tub...
the butcher, the baker and candlestick maker. Hmmm, not quite.
My favourite dish of the night. Who'd have thought that stewed chinese cabbage with mushroom and dried scallops could be so good. The gravy was good enough to drink, and a usually dull vegetable had a complete makeover with the condiments of this dish. Excellent.
Crab meat omelette, or rather, omelettes with a hint of crab meat. Visually pleasing presentation. Probably a prettier version of egg foo yong.
Fried Rice With Prawns and Crabs....The Crab Claws were nice, but the dish could probably have stood on its own without the crabs. Generous helping of prawns, and rice was nice and fluffy. But ssshhhhhhhh, conspirational nudge, somehow, fried rice isnt quite the same without that unspeakable forbidden meat.
Crabs with Salt Egg ...trust the Chinese to think of the MOST unhealthy combinations in any dish. This is what? LDL heaven? Eat this often enough, and book yourself into the 5 star prince court. Or IJN. Delicious, but dangerous. Then again, life's short, so do treat yourselves once in awhile.
Butter Sauce Crabs. What did I say about lethal combinations? The butter sauce IS good enough to drink, and the dainty little mantaus (fried bread) that came with it, soaked up the gravy like a good sponge. Crabs were perfectly done. Highly recommended as well.
Don't just kill your heart, kill your liver too while you're at it.
Glorious crab claw. It has been said that one of the greatest acts of love is peeling crabs for someone. No one peels for me, and I peel for no one.
Frat almost falling into the bowl of mango sago.
They are also having a Ramadan promo as below. (plagiarised from AWHIFFOFLEMONGRASS)
Ramadan Set Menus:
Dine in style, this Ramadan:
Enjoy 9 signature dishes. Devour 1 KG of crabs for free.
From RM 498+
RM 498+: Appetizer, Shark’s Fin Soup, Chicken with Ginger, Spicy Fried Fish, Lychee Prawns, Signature Beancurd, ‘Kampung’ fried rice, Custard Buns, Dessert
RM 598+: Appetizer, Sharks Fin Soup, Chicken with Plum Sauce, Pomfret with Bean Sauce, Prawns with Sweet Corn Sauce, Steamed “Sang Gan”, Tom Yam Noodles, Banana with “Gula Melaka”, Dessert
RM 698+: Appetizer, Double boiled soup, Roast chicken, Red snapper, Otak Otak Fried Prawns, Braised Sea Cucumber, Oyster Fried Rice, Chinese Pastries, Dessert
RM 898+: Homemade appetizers, Sharks Fin Soup with Pumpkin, Boneless Duck, Curried Garoupa, Braised Seafood, Mango Prawns, Garlic Fried Rice, Banana & ‘Gula Melaka’, Dessert
A Whiff of Lemongrass
Lots of Cravings
For the other reviews, go to those links and check out their links. I am too lazy to link them all.