Friday, August 27, 2010

Four Seas @ Bangkung, Bangsar


The concluding chapter of our Four Seas trilogy.
For earlier entries, click: Aug. 4 & Aug. 6.


Four Seas' aquarium has finally come to life, awash with Coffin Bay and New Zealand oysters, flower and meat crabs, lobsters and tiger prawns.


NZ Oysters Mornay. We've kicked off every entry here with oysters; no surprise, since Four Seas offers five different preparations for these molluscs. One point though: the Coffin Bay variety seems juicier and tastier.


Seafood chowder. Comfort food for a drizzly evening, but not entirely memorable; basically like any decent cream-of-seafood soup.


Tiger prawns with asparagus & baby corn. Swimming in the aquarium one minute, grilled over charcoals the next. Sweet, smoky and succulent.


Oven-baked sole. Fairly fresh fish, clean-tasting and with lean, flaky flesh.


Charcoal-grilled lobster with rosemary roasted potatoes and ponzu & lemon butter sauces. One of the smaller ones in the tank. No complaints here.


Thyme & pine nut tart. Intriguingly aromatic flavors for a crisp, not-too-crumbly dessert with a straight-out-of-the-oven feel.


Lemon tarts with Haagen-Dazs ice cream. Sorta sourish, but some might enjoy that.


Waipara Sauvignon Blanc (New Zealand) & Taylors Claire Riesling (Australia).




Four Seas,
Jalan Bangkung, Bangsar.

67 comments:

  1. J: heheh, this is probably it for now ... until they revamp the menu! :D

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  2. I like your dedication to thoroughness. Every good restaurant deserves that. And you can do it all by yourself too, with your incredible six-eggs-at-one-sitting capacity! Hehe.

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  3. lfb: yes, but let's see if we can eat EVERYTHING that village park has to offer in one fell swoop! :D

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  4. Hey, you should go there one more time... Four seas = four times!

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  5. Everything? Well, if anyone can, it'd be YOU. :P

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  6. Where does it all go? LOL! Looks like a place on the to do list for their seafood :)

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  7. I know you prefer your oysters fresh and unadorned, so these oysters must be really something else for you to enjoy them with sauces and other embellishments. Must lure BE here one day coz no point eating with you now that you've covered almost the entire menu and you don't do repeats. bleh.

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  8. michelle: heheh, i definitely wanna make it four times ... but i'll wait for them to refresh their menu first!
    lfb: wanna be my head cheerleader? 'sean, sean, he's our man, if he can't eat it, nobody can!' :D
    unka: it goes to the waistline, unfortunately. so unlike certain cycling-enthusiast bloggers, i'll never be able to post shirtless shots of myself on my blog ... sigh!
    lemongrass: ya, luckily, 4 out of 5 of the oyster preparations here are raw, adorned with only light, fresh garnishing. BE will probably thank u for luring him here, so it's all good! :D

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  9. The lobster looked awfully small... discounting the big head, there must not be much of the succulent and sweet meat left!
    is this a new place?? Never notice it before :)

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  10. leo: yeah, we chose the smallest one, about 500 grams, cos the bigger 1kg ones would have been too costly (it's about rm26 or so per 100 grams). oh, it opened this month. run by the same folks who operate leonardo's, cava and opus bistro :D

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  11. "If he can't eat it, nobody can"? Oh gosh, that's almost too easy. Must. Resist. Snarkiness.

    :P

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  12. lfb: just remember that there might be young children reading this blog! :D

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  13. Aiya, the kids only look at the nice piccies lah. Where got attention span to read all these comments? If we weren't the ones leaving them, I doubt we'd through the entire wordsome quagmire ourselves. :P

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  14. lfb: ya, sometimes it's unclear whether u even read my entire comment before leaving your own. in fact, i could just be typing gibberish lady gaga madonna britney spears christina aguilera rihanna beyonce katy perry miley cyrus and u might not even realize it :P

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  15. 'Might' be typing gibberish? But sir, I've always assumed that's what you're doing, anyway. :D

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  16. lfb: sigh ... pearls before swine, really. :P wait lah, when i'm away for three weeks next month, then maybe u'll appreciate this 'gibberish' more (though u'll be away on a beach, eating fresh-caught lobsters and prawns yourself, for part of the same time)...

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  17. Haha, your second assumption will be closer to the mark, actually. While you're gone, I'll be away a-travellin' too, for work and for pleasure.

    The Fates aren't always that cruel, sniggers.

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  18. lfb: happy chalking up frequent-flyer miles! maybe i'll text u when i'm here: http://www.eel.pt/SINTRA1.jpg and we can compare notes about our whereabouts! *evil laugh*

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  19. Oh. So pretty. Evil. Hates you.

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  20. lfb: well, u yourself might be in pretty, picturesque perlis (or something like that) when i sms u from sintra :D

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  21. Ga. Hates you.

    P.S. Perlis is kind picturesque though. If you like endless fields of paddy. *sighs*

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  22. lfb: perlis is the one malaysian state that i've never been to. no, not a fan of paddy fields (though i like what they produce!) :D

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  23. I think I've been taking too much, far far FAR too much of what they produce.

    Evidence: Rice bowl belly. :(

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  24. lfb: crazy lah. u look malnourished in person, especially compared to your photos. if most cameras add 10 pounds, the one u use adds 20 :D

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  25. ROFL. Dude, you know you are always funny and witty, rite? But THAT has gotta be the FUNNIEST thing you've ever said. And so flattering some more. *blushes*

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  26. lfb: eeks, flattering? well, i guess if u're aspiring to be the male version (in physique) of kate moss, then probably lah. but drop any more pounds, and u'll be in the same wrestling weight category as shia labeouf...

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  27. Hey! Shia Lebeouf's HOT. In a geeky sorta way. :D

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  28. lfb: well, yeah, i do have a thing for shia too. but in a wrestling match between him and taylor lautner, i know who my money's gonna be on (oooh, i'd pay to watch THAT match) :D

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  29. My money's gonna be on the spectators drooling a lot and some swooning. :P

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  30. lfb: depends lah. if sylvester stallone, jet li and dolph lundgren were in the audience, i think they'd be disappointed/disgusted :P

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  31. Oh, you know what they say. You never know... Don't ask? Can't tell (for sure). :P

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  32. lfb: despite his advanced age, i bet that stallone could whip labeouf and lautner in wrestling. though he probably wouldn't wanna do both of them at the same time :P

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  33. Oh how you know for sure? He might. Hehe.

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  34. lfb: wait till u're 64 years old like stallone and see how much of a libido u'll still have :P

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  35. What makes you think his libido right now is up to par? Hehe.

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  36. lfb: there was a recent interview he did on 'the expendables' publicity tour where he said he still doesn't need viagra to make love to his wife. hmmmm, i just realized that talking about stallone's sex life is akin to talking about our parents'!

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  37. He doesn't need Viagra but did anyone ask what pharmaceutical did he replace it with? *guffaws*

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  38. lfb: don't make fun of the italian stallion, u chinese chipmunk! :P

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  39. Haha, I actually know a Chinese Chipmunk. His name is Alvin, like the Chipmunk, see?

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  40. eh..get a room lar you two :P

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  41. lfb: ergkh. hopefully that's not the same alvin who was my first love. ppl did sometimes nickname him the chipmunk, partly cos of his name and partly cos he was scrawny and had a slightly high-pitched voice as a teenager...
    unka & lemongrass: u both the anti-khalwat police or something ar :P

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  42. Can't I just get a room with Unkaleong and Lyrical Lemongrass? Ooh, that's a threesome I could well get into. ;)

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  43. Darling, the anti-khalwat police would say "get out of the room", not "get a room". I'm all for fornication.

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  44. lfb: actually, the offspring of your threesome might be quite attractive. a cycling enthusiast with great abs who wears paul smith & emporio armani and knows how to make brilliant salads :D
    lemongrass: get a room with unka and lfb on a weekend when tim's on one of his business trips!

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  45. Yay for a room with Unka & Lemongrass! :D

    Sean can help by barricading the door & preventing anti-khalwat police from entering and disturbing us. :P

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  46. lfb: fair enough. i don't think i wanna be inside the room or participating in this unholy trinity. but i just realized: does this mean that tim, devil and becks will be in the next room, engaging in THEIR own threesome? :D

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  47. *mind blinded by vision of THE OTHER threesome*

    *faints*

    *dies*

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  48. lfb: hey, if u three want your fun, u'd got to allow your significant others theirs :D

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  49. just make sure it's on the first floor. anything can jump outa the window :P

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  50. unka: u're athletic enough to jump out the window lah. the rest of us will be stuck in the room and get busted :D

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  51. Hehehe..i'm normally the last man standing. I'll make sure everyone gets out first, be it on a sinking ship or JAIS raids ;)

    Going down to Bentley's for a pint or two. Traffic still looks horrid out. Want me to ask about their room rates or not? I think I got discount :P

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  52. Hehe @unka's jumping-out-of-the-window comment. Remember last night's comedy show? What a riot. Hehe.

    (That was at Unka & Lemongrass, unless Sean snuck in to watch also. Hee.)

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  53. i was in a chinese restaurant today, and the poor soon hock were squashed against each other in the tank. so kesian.

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  54. unka: nikko?! wah, u're willing to pay top dollar to accommodate these shenanigans ar. i'd have just booked tune hotel :D
    lfb: hey, maybe i helped ol' dougie write some his lines :P
    lemongrass: hmmm. if u had purchased one of them for lunch, there'd be more space for the others...

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  55. Sorta related to Lemongrass's comment: Just had dinner at a fantastic Chinese seafood restaurant in Serdang... and their fish aren't squashed cos they had SO MANY fish tanks... Delicious. :D

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  56. lfb: sorta related to your comment ... i just remembered that i've never eaten piranhas before. if u ever see them available anywhere, lemme know. i'd even travel to serdang for them :D

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  57. I think the deal with piranhas isn't so much that you eat them as, uhm, they eat you. :P

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  58. lfb: do unto fish as they would do unto you. the extra appeal of eating them is that piranhas might actually have, y'know, leftover bits of undigested human flesh in their bodies :D

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  59. lfb: this could be the perfect date ... having piranhas for dinner, then watching the new movie, piranha 3D, on the big screen :D

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  60. this place looks good but I wonder what the prices are like? Is it similar to leornado's?

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  61. eiling: similar, but a bit pricier, depending on what u order (especially the fresh seafood!)...

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  62. Err.. *tryin to rmbr the food aft all tht comments*..

    umm.. the food..yea...

    *not quite remembering..*

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  63. tng: heheh, i can barely even open this page on my dial-up connection anymore! :D

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