Running out of a half-lot shop in Lucky Garden, Delhi Snacks Cafe is the closest we'll get in KL to experiencing Indian street grub for now. This unassuming cafe sports bright red and yellow-coloured furniture, making it a cheerful nook for mid-day respites with a friend. A young chef from the Indian capital doles out tasty, spice-laced snacks like Chole Bhature (fried leavened bread with chickpeas, RM11.90) and Pav Bhaji (bread with vegetable curry, RM11.90). Both are deliciously abundant in the comforts of dipping bread into warm gravy. But for something distinctive, rely on the Noodle Samosas (RM7.20 for two pieces) and the Pani Puri (mini potato and onion-filled crispy bread cups, RM8.90) that will surprise your tastebuds with bursts of tangy mint flavours. Bolster teatime with a glass of Fresh Milk Masala Tea (RM4.80), which the cafe calls liquid wisdom. We bet you'll leave with a renewed view of Delhi street food!
Avg price per person: RM15
Got these fried morsels to go, and man, do they pack punch! I ordered the noodle samosas, but I think they accidentally gave me these potato ones instead. Crispy with a little chew, the spicy samosas filled with potato and peas come with chutney dips that will help cut the heat. Not the kind of snack you'd binge on, but good for a treat! Would return anyday for that soothing glass of Masala Milk Tea (RM4.20). The area spells chaos at noon so swing by a little later for tea.
Thin crust, with crispy edges and packed with flavour. The pizza is loaded with fresh prawns, mussels, squid, crab meat, mozzarella and parmesan with a side of sambal chilli. Certainly big enough for sharing.
Stunning greenhouse concept interior. Every corner is Insta-worthy with ceiling to floor glass windows, allowing natural light in.
In frame: Asian BBQ Chicken Salad (RM27).
Soy-ginger grilled chicken, baby romaine lettuce, mandarin orange, cashew nuts & vermicelli tossed in fragrant lemongrass and chilli dressing. A satisfying clean eating option.
A search for good ramen in KL will surely take you to Ippudo, but surprisingly, it is their creative fusion side dishes that you will rave about after! Visit the outlet in Bangsar Shopping Centre for dinner with friends or family in an intimate space. While options fill the ramen section, the Shiromaru Special (RM36) is all you need to satiate your cravings. The flavoursome tonkotsu broth is the focus and this special version comes jam-packed with pork loin, pork belly and tasty seaweed to complement the ultra-thin noodles. For sides, the Ippudo Pork Bun (RM8) never fails to deliver a delicious mouthful of braised pork belly laced in their special sauce. Taking inspiration from further regions are the Ippudo Original Spicy Pork Tacos (RM20.50 for two pieces). These crispy tacos will impress your tastebuds with juicy chunks of meat steeped in spicy-savoury flavours. It may be tempting to have this all on your own, but it's better to share the weight for a lighter bill.
Avg price per person: RM40
Photo by Burpple Tastemaker Sok Chien Lim
A sliding door veiled by Japanese blinds beckons passers-by into this modest restaurant for piping bowls of udon. If you work in Bangsar, make the short trip to this quiet nook in Lucky Garden for a reasonably-priced Japanese lunch. The Sanuki noodles are deftly handmade with Japanese wheat flour, and free of MSG or additives. Leading the line of favourites is a Kamatama Mentai Butter Udon (RM15). When mixed, the warm al-dente udon melts a hefty block of cold butter, to come together with mentaiko (cod roe), bonito flakes and a runny yolk for a slurpy, umami-packed dish. For something that resonates with the classics, the Aburi Char Siew Udon (RM15) with seared pork belly and seasoned boiled egg makes a bowl of meaty comfort on a rainy day. Be sure to end with dessert. The lady boss makes these delights herself and a handful of luscious selections deck the counters daily — look out for the Tart Aus Figues (RM12), a crumbly fig-filled tart.
Avg price per person: RM20
Photo by Burppler Rueann Dass
The yellow bowl that caught your sight is omelette truffle bento. Sometime simple and nice. We ordered salmon mentaiko bento and yakitori fries to share as well. The food we ordered mostly around rm20-rm30. The most expensive ones goes to the beef bento(rm90). Five-HT currently having an iPhone 7 give away!! For more info maybe can refer to their Facebook page ;)
Photo can be deceiving...)
Not only Panna Cotta but @portofino.bangsar also serves many other impressive desserts such as apple strudel, affogato, creme brûlée etc.
⚠️: you might get addictive and not gonna share any of your dessert with ANYONE! .
Whenever I visit a Italian restaurant, I always looking forward for homemade fresh pasta, ravioli and gnocchi on the menu. However not many restaurant in Malaysia is doing so. Browsing through the menu in Portofino make me excited about the variety of homemade pasta, ravioli and gnocchi they serve. I had a hard time to make up my mind on what I would like to have.
Gnocchi al Gorgonzola, small little potato dumpling that served with a combination of cream, gorgonzola cheese, mushroom and grilled marinated chicken slice. The texture of gnocchi is just right, not too mushy while the sauce is so flavorful, it compliment so well with the gnocchi. Definitely recommended for cheese lover.
This is one of my favourite dish from Portofino. Succulent roasted duck breast pair with sweet fig and beautiful deep red wine reduction.
Authentic Italian restaurant with nice ambiance, serving great food with reasonable pricing 😍
💡: Gnocchi are various thick, soft dough little dumplings made from potatoes, flour, egg etc, originated from Italy. .
💋: it is creamy and tasty, I can't stop myself after having the first spoonful of Gnocchi here! .
From the texture itself I know this is a genuinely homemade, and it's freshly prepared on daily basis as mentioned by Chef Keli, also the co-owner of the restaurant.
A hidden gem @ Lucky Garden, Bangsar which serves authentic Italian food with reasonable price + portion since 3 years ago. Definitely coming back for more! .
🍝:Spaghetti Portofino (seafood spaghetti)