Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Rebung @ Bangsar


A bright, busy restaurant where customers can feel entirely at home, thanks to the warm service by staff members who treat everyone like family.


Tempoyak with pucuk ubi & petai. Pleasantly creamy and aromatic; certainly not as stinky as we had expected.


Begedil. Light, addictively tasty potato patties that weren't the least bit oily. Would be better if they had been fried on order, but that's a minor quibble.


Ikan keli masak cili. Not my favourite fish, but this perfectly represents the core virtues of kampung cooking. Spicy, savoury and well-seasoned to the max.


Paru goreng (a tad too chewy) and telur itik masak lemak (lovely hard-boiled duck egg in rich, fragrant coconut milk). Other dishes worth sampling here include the fresh, crunchy ulam and meaty, piquant daging salai (all items can be ordered individually or selected from a RM43 dinner buffet).


Chicken & beef satay. Not the best in town, but satisfactory enough.


Pulut durian. Nicely prepared; tasted fragrant instead of pungent.


Pengat pisang. Ripe, sweet bananas in a sumptuously thick sauce.


Ais kacang. Looked appealing, but tasted average. More gula melaka would help.


Rebung,
Lorong Maarof, Bangsar.
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15 comments:

  1. been ages since I've eaten at Rebung! Used to be my fav place to take friends from overseas.

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  2. boo: ya, i was kinda surprised that it's still thriving! thankfully the food remains tasty, even though the cut-out figure of the astronaut has vanished! :D

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  3. But the man who looks like he's related to the astronaut is pretty cute too! *drool*

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  4. lemongrass: cuteness lies in the eye of the beholder. and i only have eyes for the real deal =)

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  5. The real deal's eating somebody else's tempoyak. It is time to let go.

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  6. lemongrass: it ain't over till the bride says "i do"

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  7. I'm shocked at the queen's remarks. Seriously, I don't think I know her anymore!!!

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  8. such a low profile place.. I nvr knew it existed til I happen to got lost tryin to cut thru traffic on Jln Maarof( yea, gettin lost is a norm for me) & then drove past tis plc. seems more like a survival due to the office crowd ard the area?

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  9. is this an authentic malay restaurant?

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  10. nice shots la.. who did you go with? surely u didn't eat ALL that by yourself ar? :P

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  11. qwazymonkey: yeah ... off with her head! :D
    tng: heheh, getting lost can be frustrating, but it's sometimes the best way to discover unknown outlets =)
    eiling: yep, no fusion recipes whatsoever! :D
    ciki: luckily, three other (small) eaters helped to finish the food =)

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  12. Isnt this place run by some celebrity chef or something?

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  13. j2kfm: oh yeah, chef ismail, who opened this place with the astronaut, sheikh muszaphar...

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  14. A pengat pisang would be really ideal right now! It's been a rough day... >.<

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  15. bangsar-babe: yikes, sorry to hear that! hope you managed to find something sweet to end the evening with!

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