Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Regal House @ One Bangsar

Can three Chinese restaurants survive at One Bangsar? Of course, Bangsar Seafood Garden has the edge, but House of Tang is still hanging in there after over a year. The latest entry is Regal House, which offers non-halal fare that's worth a try.

Kataifi wasabi prawns. A creative experiment that came out crisp, hot and not oily at all. Too bad the flavours were too subtle to leave a lasting impression.

Double-boiled chicken soup with sugarcane and water chestnuts. Lacked the sweetness that we prefer in Chinese soups, but tasted healthy and nourishing.

Steamed pomfret. Seemed reasonably fresh, but not really memorable.

Roast duck with wasabi sauce. A strange, superb creation, borrowing both French and Japanese elements; the meat was lusciously tender and flavourful _ everything that the best kind of duck should be.

Steamed pork. Slightly too salty, but addictively juicy.

TerraMater Paso Del Sol Chardonnay (Chile).
This post marks the one-year anniversary of Eat Drink KL. It's been fun so far, 461 entries later. Thank you for reading.

Regal House/ Regal Chinese Kitchen,
One Bangsar.


  1. Happy Birthday EatDrinkKL..Cheers~

  2. Happy Anniversary. Wow, in a year you've managed to write 3x the amount of posts I've written over the last 3 years. An achievement indeed. Congrats

  3. chloe: thanks! here's hoping there'll be many more birthdays ahead :D
    qwazymonkey: tnx for reading. but aiyo, cannot compare like that lah. each of your posts is worth 100 of mine, in terms of how fun and memorable your entries are...

  4. thank u for blogging!

    congrats! c&c

  5. Wow, one year already! You're practically an old man. Happy blog anniversary.

    The roast duck with wasabi sauce looks really interesting. What's that crusty looking stuff that's covering the surface? The rest of the stuff, with the exception of the kataifi prawns, looks like typical homecooked fare. I suppose the menu is quite different from House of Tang?

  6. happy one year anniversary to eatdrinkkl. thanks for your constant updates on the latest food happenings, i enjoyed stalking your blog much. :D - Ms. Jazz

  7. you have come a long way my friend :)
    congratulations on your anniversary!!!
    I never count on how many post that I wrote in my blog, but surely not as many as you :P

  8. ciki: u r velkum! :D
    lemongrass: heh, actually there was no menu! we had to ask for recommendations from the captain. so i'm not sure what's that on the duck, since we were only told that it was "french-style roast duck with wasabi." :S
    augustdiners: i don't mind being stalked online. it's my pleasure =)
    leo: i just checked your blog for u. u have 122 entries so far. still going strong! anyways, all your entries contain many more words than mine :D

  9. happy 1 year old, hope ur cholesterol hasnt hit the roof and ur wallet still healthy from the 400 time u ate outside!

  10. joe: yikes, don't remind me of such things! :D

  11. happy BD! here's to many more good eats to come!

  12. sc: thanks! much appreciated :D

  13. Its been great to have met you & you are a really good friend!

    yup, like ciki said, thk u for blogging! U certainly added your 'charm' to the blogshpere!

  14. happy anniversary eatdrinkkl!!! you are an inspiration! and definitely a good food guide. eat more, drink more and hopefully blog more, ya! ;D

  15. tng: meeting u was one of the best things that i achieved through this blog. thank you for your friendship as well. am looking forward to more dinners together. =)
    nic: thanks for the very kind words! here's hoping that our paths will cross someday! :D

  16. Happy blog birthday & Happy early birthday to you too! 461 entries in one year - damn impressive stats and I am sure nxt year will be even more.

  17. For all the creativity and good taste, I still prefer Gu Yue Tien... haha...

  18. boo: thanks! haha, i think i'm gonna slow down this year actually
    eiling: yeah, i'd choose gu yue tien too :D