Monday, November 30, 2009

The Pressroom @ Bangsar Shopping Center

Click here for previous review of The Pressroom (November 23).
Our second visit to The Pressroom resulted in a fabulously fishy feast.

Herring with pumpernickel. A marvelous combo; the coarse bread's sugary taste was the ideal counterpoint to the saltiness of the smooth, slippery fish.

Griddled king prawns with garlic and parsley butter. A breathtakingly simple recipe that allowed the prawns' natural sweetness to shine.

Grilled sardines. Fresher and more flavourful than supermarket sardines in tomato sauce.

Gravlax with potato rosti. Messy, creamy comfort food. Mix a slice of the dill-cured salmon with the rosti and a dollop of cream for a spoonful of sin.

Crayfish salad. A luscious pleasure, comprising chunks of succulent crayfish.

Seared monkfish with crushed potatoes and tapenade. A hearty slab of fish with a meaty bite. And just like everything else here, it tasted supremely fresh.

Queen scallops with squid ink risotto. Perfectly prepared; the scallops were plump and juicy, complementing the rich, firm risotto for a decadent treat.

Poached sea trout salad. A relatively healthy item. The fish tasted like it might have left the ocean only a few minutes earlier.

Grilled halibut with bearnaise sauce. We're still working to recognize both the look and taste of halibut. Can we repeat the same description that we used for the barracuda here last week? Sort of like seabass, but with a milder flavour.

Lobster risotto with saffron and seafood provencal. The aroma of saffron was kinda lacking (strange, since the saffron linguine that we ate here previously was perfect), but this still scores points for its luxurious creaminess.

Torres, Vina Brava, Garnacha Blanca, Catalunya, Spain 2008.

The Pressroom,
Bangsar Shopping Centre.


  1. oh pls spare me..the pictures doesnt help bcos its so tempting! cant wait for my gf to come back from her trip, im so taking her there!

  2. I love the press room too! Atmosphere and food is great here - perfect dinner and chill out place! Been back twice already within a few days.

  3. I want to try all of them! the hallibut looks good. Looked like roasted pork "siew yoke". haha

  4. joe: hope she returns really soon! actually i'll have another pressroom entry soon, which u might like better cos it'll be dedicated mostly to meat! :D
    boo: yeah, there've been some really good outlets opening in the last two months. i keep going back to el meson, teeq and the pressroom too =)
    eiling: haha, yeah u're right. unfortunately there's no pork at this place though :D

  5. Ooooo....the scallop with squid ink risotto looks absolutely fab. Nice pics!

  6. bangsar-babe: thanks! yeah, that risotto is definitely one of the highlights. but as usual with squid ink, it gets our lips and teeth stained with its blackish colour!

  7. saw the Pressroom yesterday :) went to BSC to look at the X'mas deco for a while! but didn't stop for a meal... sad :(
    I have so many nice places to go after reading your posts... sigh!!! one place at a time I guess...

  8. There is nothing, not a SINGLE thing in this post that does not invoke the most severe yearnings in me! I really must try having a full meal there this week!

  9. ur already their #1 customer there. LOL

  10. leo: ahh we could have bumped into each other yesterday. i was at bsc for a quick snack sometime in the early evening ... anyways, take your time, u'll go eventually =)
    min: tell me about it! despite having eaten everything in this post, i yearn to have them all over again! especially the herring :D
    qwazymonkey: gosh, i wonder who's #2 =)