Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Twentyone tables+terrace @ BSC Bangsar


Click here for earlier entry on Twentyone @ BSC (Nov. 9, 2009).


Confit of Russet potato with black garlic salt & garlic dipping. A true treat for fans of comfort carbs. Crisply breaded, with a piping-hot potato stuffing.


Potato foam with toasted bread crumbs. Had the soft, mushy texture of mashed potatoes, with a milky flavour that made every spoonful a pleasure.


Beef & rice dumplings with tomato ginger dip. Tasted like a cross between fried dim sum and Western meatballs. Not bad, but not our favourite platter here.


Seared chicken with poached egg & bitter greens in sweet chilli & tamarind glaze. Pretty healthy, but a bit too bland to recommend.


Kataifi tuna sticks with wasabi cream, soy puree & horseradish. Addictive; we're not usually devotees of tuna, but this was a mild-tasting, succulent concoction, with very little of the strong fishy flavour that tuna often carries.


Crisp-skin salmon in a Thai-style red curry broth with beetroot glazed & as a foam. An inventive recipe that worked. The fish was juicy, the broth wasn't too spicy, and the beetroot was a welcome change from the garden-variety veggies that typically accompany salmon.


Chocolate molloux with passion fruit, strawberry & nutella powder. A visually entrancing dessert that featured the centerpiece of a rich, thick chocolate pudding.


White choc & cream cheese mousse with butter cookies, mango & aromatic red wine reduction. The cheese and mango made this a little too sour for our liking, but it was still a fascinating combo of tastes and textures.


Compressed & slow-poached pineapple with caramel, white choc puree & caramelized pine nuts. Lavishly designed, luxurious in flavour.


Passion fruit mousse with poached berries & caramel. Tasted almost healthy, with lots of berry goodness, but not our favourite of the bunch.


Grey Goose Orange Cosmo (grey goose orange, grand marnier, fresh lime, cranberry juice) & Morton Estate Sparkling (New Zealand).


Watermelon juice & Dark Choc Martini (choc grappa, creme de cassis, milk).


Twentyone Classic (remy martin vsop, bitters, bubbly) & Cucumber Sandwich (grey goose vodka, pimms, cucumber, peach syrup, sliced fruits).




Twentyone tables + terrace,
Bangsar Shopping Centre.
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23 comments:

  1. Oooh I could skip everything else and go straight for the desserts, even though it seems I've permanently lost my sweet tongue. That pineapple with white choc looks legendary!

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  2. desserts look kinda unique..the chocolate mousse looks kinda you know, the result of diarrohea

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  3. wah... having great food & drinks with fantastic KL view :) what can be better than that?/?

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  4. min: i'll take savory over sweet anyday too! but yeah, if i'm gonna have dessert, make it something creamy or mousse-y! :D
    joe: yeps, not the usual warm chocolate cake or tiramisu. but ya, i've always had trouble photographing anything chocolate =)
    leo: definitely the best way to unwind after a long day at work! =)

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  5. Comfort Carbs: I like that notion. Maybe you can start a chain of restaurants with that name? :D

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  6. Sounds like a pretty good meal. Actually, I've only ever eaten at the CBB outlet, and I remember going there with low expectations and leaving pretty impressed. I used to be drawn to anything foam ala molecular gastronomy, but now, many places seem to be doing that already. The place looks a lot larger than the one at CBB. Is it?

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  7. lfb: seeing how so many people are steering clear of carbs these days, i'd probably go bankrupt in less than a year and be reduced to selling toddy :P
    lemongrass: yep, the bsc outlet is worth checking out cos it has a different menu from the changkat one. both outlets also change their menus regularly, so there's always something new to try. they're probably the same size though, since the changkat outlet has two levels...

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  8. Then, you can simply refurbish the former Comfort Carbs into Totally Toddy and make a killing! :P

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  9. lfb: errrmm, i'm not sure i'd like the kind of clientele i'd attract then! :D

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  10. The Chocolate molloux..hehehe...A visually entrancing dessert alrite!!

    Tht's a lot of food.. and the desserts..wow..Im missin out man, cos I been lamenting abt boring desserts in KL & there is so many intruging ones i been reading frm yr site lately.

    Ahhh *whips out 555 book!*

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  11. tng: oh ya, i'm usually bored by the dessert list at most restaurants too, but i couldn't resist trying all the desserts at twentyone. too bad their selection is limited though, only four choices...

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  12. Hahaha, customers are customers, money is money lah! :P

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  13. lfb: my place will get turned into a den of gangsterism and gambling, and the police will raid it and throw me into jail. then i'll be bankrupt prisoner at sungai buloh! a fortune cookie would give better advice than u lah :P

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  14. Fortune cookies? They are indecipherable. Unlike moi: I'm so simple and straightforward and easy to understand. :D

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  15. lfb: u might have a point. i once got a fortune cookie that read, "better be the head of a chicken than the tail of an ox." i gave up trying to decipher that :P

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  16. I think it means, "better be ahead (in life) than be an ass" - agree? :P

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  17. lfb: or it's advising me to avoid oxtail soup and go instead for, ermmmm ... ok, i'll stop here to keep this pg-rated :P

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  18. *blinks blinks*

    I have absolutely no idea what you mean at all. Ahem. :P

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  19. lfb: don't try to trick a trickster! :P

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  20. OMG! Definitely will be visiting here when i'm back in KL. Sigh...pics making me really hungry and homesick now...

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  21. elrond: yeah, bsc might be kl's best mall for dining out these days, with outlets like twentyone and the pressroom. here's hoping the rest of your time away flies by quickly, and u'll be back in kl soon!

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  22. Hi Sean,

    We represent La Clandestine Absinthe in Msia. Would like to invite you to the Absinthe Pairing Dinner ~ 'Decadent Affair' on May 20th.

    Kindly pass us your contact no and email, so we can send you more info.

    thanks & cheers,
    michelle

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  23. hi michelle, sounds interesting ... i'm not too sure i can make it, but u can e-mail me at seanyoong(at)gmail.com anyway. tnx.

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