Thursday, 23 May 2013

Nosh, Delicious Dinners, Bangsar, Malaysia

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Nosh Bangsar

Dinner at Nosh, Bangsar

Words by Kirsten Durward
Photos by The Yum List



Dinner at Nosh was always going to be fun. We have been hankering to come back here after our brunch session a few weeks ago, and we spotted some of the delights on the menu. It’s an early dinner so I’ve fasted today to be sure to have the appetite for their generous portions. We start with some picks from the main dinner menu.

Soup of the week this week is mushroom. Mushroom is one of my favourite soups and this one is no disappointment. Lovely little baby mushroom balance on top with a lightly toasted herby garlic bread. The soup has great texture with cheeky chunks of mushroom dispersed in the velvety smoothness. Mmm… I wonder what next week’s flavour is?  Soup of the Week RM16 ++

Nosh, Bangsar, best restaurant, Kuala Lumpur, best cafe, good value
Soup of the week: Cream of mushroom soup  RM16

Readers may recall me claiming not to be a fan of couscous but I’m changing my mind every time I try it in KL. This one is tossed with flavourful herbs and is beautifully buttery. No ordinary Ayam Percik lies on top. Marvelously moist chicken on the bone, in subtle curry sauce, murmuring mixed spice notes, is complemented by a tangy side salad. It’s a brilliant fusion interpretation of a traditional dish and the best Ayam Perchik I’ve eaten to date. Roasted Percik RM 29++

Nosh, Bangsar, best restaurant, Kuala Lumpur, best cafe, good value
Roasted Percik  RM29

We taste a house pouring of a smoky Australian chardonnay. It’s fruity and golden, a decent wine for the price and reflective of the good range on the menu, happy drinking with our roast chicken. Black Barrel No 8 Chardonnay RM 21++ per glass 110++ per bottle

A juicy rack of New Zealand lamb; oversized lamb chops vie for space with a giant stuffed Portobello mushroom in the next Nosh offering. We all relish the tender taste of the luscious lamb; crispy outer, pink inner, full flavour, generous gravy. But the Portobello mushroom blows us away. The huge dark cap, stuffed with spinach, olives and tomatoes, topped with cheese is a dish in it’s own right. Monica and I immediately demand its addition to the brunch menu. A new Yum for sure!  The Nosh Rack RM 52++

Nosh, Bangsar, best restaurant, Kuala Lumpur, best cafe, good value
The NOSH Rack  RM52 

Someone in the kitchen knows how to handle meat. As the beautifully basted and braised beef loin confirms for us. The meat needs no enhancement, but pink peppercorn sauce is a treat your taste buds will die for. With a nutty texture and a delicate rose perfume, the delicately spiced true pepper flavour has us dipping back for more. I could wax on about potato gratin for lines, but let me just tell you, it’s great - firm, smooth, herby, cheesy, creamy. Try it. Beef Tenderloin RM 70 ++

Nosh, Bangsar, best restaurant, Kuala Lumpur, best cafe, good value
Beef Tenderloin  RM70

The house pouring of Cabernet Sauvignon is a good tipple with the meat dishes, it’s slightly dry and peppery overtones with a hint of mocha on the palate balance particularly well with the meat dish.  Black Barrel No.8 Cabernet Sauvignon Glass RM21++  Bottle RM110 ++        

Ahi Tuna is one of the pretty pictures that caught our eye before. A carved cascading circle of pink sesame tuna is placed in a pool of verdant glowing green wasabi. Thickly sliced and easy to eat, with just a tint of piquant lime in the colourful sauce.  I remember Ann’s mantra; ‘Eat with the eyes, eat with the stomach, eat with the memory.’ It works. Ahi Tuna RM 52 ++

Nosh, Bangsar, best restaurant, Kuala Lumpur, best cafe, good value
Seared Ahi Tuna  RM52

On top of the regular dinner menu, Nosh also offers monthly specials, for which you may check their website. We tried Smoked Salmon Salad, an interesting combination of crisp salad leaves, bell peepers thinly sliced crunchy carrots, in a lemony dressing. It’s fresh and light with the salty salmon and has an under-fill of baby boiled potatoes. Smoked Salmon Salad RM 29++ 

Nosh, Bangsar, best restaurant, Kuala Lumpur, best cafe, good value
Smoked Salmon Salad  RM29 

Another special, sweet potato gnocchi, firm yet soft, is layered over with meaty juicy chunks of lamb. Thick delicious red wine gravy is shot through with carrots, a beautifully rich and textured dish with a tiny hint of a spicy bite in the sauce. It’s a tasty peasant dish that will warm your soul and fill your belly with pleasure. Lamb Ragu RM 38 ++

Nosh, Bangsar, best restaurant, Kuala Lumpur, best cafe, good value
Lamb Ragu Gnocchi  RM38

Orange Sicilian is a tall long drink, slightly sweet and a hint of sour on the back of the throat. Blood orange syrup, Campari, fresh orange and tonic. It’s refreshing and would be great on a warm afternoon.

Nosh, Bangsar, best restaurant, Kuala Lumpur, best cafe, good value
Orange Sicilian RM26

Brandy, red wine, strawberry syrup combine with orange to compose Nosh’s take on sangria. The Strawberry Harvest sweet and slightly syrupy with floats of macerated strawberry. ‘This drink, I love it!’ murmurs Caning, and happily downs the glass.

Nosh, Bangsar, best restaurant, Kuala Lumpur, best cafe, good value
Nutty Obsession RM26 and Strawberry Harvest RM26

A Rum Espresso, with hazelnut syrup and ice cream looks stunning in the glass, holding its form well.  On tasting, it is smooth and foamy with a lovely coffee hit.  Nice for after dinner or in the afternoon with dessert. All cocktails RM 26++

We’re so plied by desserts that I have to write a whole separate section - Desserts at Nosh.

Well folks, here are my thoughts. It’s worth the trip to Bangsar to enjoy this first rate food. The restaurant looks simple, that’s because all the frills are in your food. Nosh provides great value for the quality and quantity of food served.  And between 3pm to 7pm there is 20% off drinks.  Hmm time to knock off work early one day?

Reasons to visit: Fresh and original menu, beautifully presented dishes, and value for money.  

NOSH
7 Jalan Telawi 3
Bangsar Baru
59100 Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia
+6 03 2201 3548
enquiries@nosh.my
www.nosh.my


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14 comments:

  1. Heard so much about this place lately. The pictures are lovely!

    Wilson
    PlacesAndFoods.com

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    1. That's good to hear. Nosh deserves to be talked about !
      The food there always looks this good and tastes even better.

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  2. wow, the food sure looks pretty here.. and yes, I also saw their gorgeous Desserts! :)

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    1. it is some of the prettiest food I have ever seen, and yes the desserts are sure luscious :)

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  3. Oh, I just love the look of the mushroom soup, so chunky!

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    1. It's unusual that they keep the texture by using different kind of mushrooms and keeping it chunky. I sure loved it!

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  4. Ann likes to say; 'first eat with the eyes,' and I think they really help us to do that with their beautiful presentation!

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    1. I think they are close to leading the field in that philosophy with their presentation of dinner dishes. As you say, beautiful!

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  5. Thick mushroom soup! I bet it's awesome!

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    1. It is, rush down to enjoy soup of the month before it changes. Deliciously chunky with a range of mushrooms!

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  6. omigosh, look at that plate of ahi tuna, carrying the full spectrum of vivid colors! if it tastes as good as it looks, then we're in for a true treat!!! :D

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    1. The ahi is truly colourful right Sean? The only problem is deciding what you want from this awesome menu of treats!

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  7. that cheeky mushroom soup and the beef tenderloin is just too irresistible...

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    1. The beef was to die for, with or without the peppercorn sauce. And yes the soup too good too, Cindy!

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