Sunday, November 28, 2010

Plan B

Plan B is firmly on the A-list of Bangsar's restaurants, offering remarkable value for money in an atmosphere that absolutely hums with positive vibes.

The menu is thoughtful and sufficiently extensive. Salads are a highlight here; the crispy duck with watercress, orange segments & maple syrup dressing should satiate light eaters with its zesty mix of crisp leaves and lean meat.

Soft-shell crab spaghetti tossed in butter sauce. Addictively creamy, with a hearty helping of crisp crab and a spicy kick from curry leaves & chili flakes. Most salads and pastas here cost around RM20 _ a fair deal, all things considered.

Steak sandwich with arugula, caramelized onions & dijonnaise. This robust, medium-rare hunk of meat puts the chewy, thinly sliced and flavorless steak sandwiches elsewhere to shame.

Even if it makes you late for your employer's daughter's wedding, do not leave without sampling the desserts. The macadamia cheesecake was as soft, smooth and creamy as heaven might allow. This could very well haunt our dreams for months to come.

The red velvet cake tasted as good as it looked (and it looked excellent to me).

Petit four fancy cakes. We sometimes shun desserts at display counters, fearing they'll come out a bit too dry or too chilled or too lacking in freshness. Plan B's ones are the opposite of that.

Rocky Road bar. Sumptuously rich, moist and chocolatey.

Fireroad Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc (New Zealand) & Peter Lehmann Weighbridge Chardonnay (Australia), with a coffee shake in the background. Not only are the house wines here excellent, they cost just RM17++ per glass.

Fireroad Pinot Noir & Peter Lehmann Weighbridge Cabernet Merlot.


Plan B,
Bangsar Village.
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37 comments:

  1. And it's already off to a good start! Awesome...can't wait to sink my teeth into the red velvet cake. Dreamy!

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  2. Qwazymonkey: ya, the kitchen and service team are doing pretty well so far! The only teething problem is that a few items on the menu are not available yet. But I hope u enjoy the red velvet, as well as the 20-plus other types of cakes and desserts! =)

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  3. is this at the BV or BV II ? the cakes all looks tempting

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  4. June: it's on the ground floor of BV I, where theobroma used to be. And yeah, if u have a sweet tooth, you'll be able to indulge to your heart's content here :D

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  5. I've never tasted red velvet before! 0_0

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  6. Michelle: you'll find two tasty versions of this layer cake at bangsar village: here at plan b, and a few steps away at the daily grind :D

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  7. Any sandwich that gets "robust" as part of its description certainly gets me curious... And all them desserts - hmm, a good place for tea, ja?

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  8. Mmmmmmmm. I love how there r new yummy options in bangsar. Such a quirky name tho! Plan b? Lol

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  9. Updated my post:
    http://www.rebeccasaw.com/plan-b-bangsar-village-i-the-menu-the-food-the-desserts/

    Tapau-ed the tomato zuchini muffin - DIVINE!
    And the Red Velvet - was so-so cos I ate the sponge on its own - testing the true taste of a Red Velvet.
    but eaten ALL TOGETHER with the choc & all, its yummy. Still, the sponge can do with more 'taste'
    ;)

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  10. lfb: if they had smeared some blue cheese on top of the steak, it would have been even more robust and tastier (though ok, that's not really the way to respect a good slab of beef, heh). yep, brunch or tea here would definitely be yummy, but i'm not sure u'll be inspired to whip up a 'tea for three' entry. there's more sheen but maybe a little less soul here compared to poco, haute, et al :D
    j: oh yeah, if i lived and worked in bangsar, i might not bother to drive out of jln maarof for food for at least a week! :D and yep, i always have high hopes when a restaurant has a cool name. if they put effort into thinking about a name, i'm betting they'd put effort into the food, setting and service too =)
    tng: ahh, i like how the desserts here are pretty rich, but somehow without being cloying, overly sweet or overwhelming. i think if i had a red velvet craving, and i was at bangsar village, i'd choose the one at the daily grind, but i appreciated how this one used chocolate layers for a change :D

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  11. Less soul? Honey, I bring mah own SOUL wit me, dunch fuhgeddat. Uh huh.

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  12. lfb: eh, i thought u sold yours to the devil already ... in exchange for the priceless gift of perplexing verbosity :D

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  13. Sold mah soul? Nevah! I just put it out on loan, is all. And for a bargain, might I add. Simply an eternity of this Devil accompanying me. Such a sweet deal, no? ;)

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  14. lfb: why do u suddenly sound like a new orleans voodoo witchdoctor woman? :D hmmm, well, the hallmark of any devil is that he's a diabolical trickster. not sure if u've really read the fine print in your contract :P

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  15. Nawlins? Ah'm not from Nawlins, boy. Me here is git from Malacca, sem town as yawl. Y'hear?

    :P

    Ah the fine print. I print even finer, if you need to know. Hee.

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  16. lfb: your accent is all over the place! now u sound like jake gyllenhaal in brokeback :D
    hmmm, i shudder to think what the eventual pre-nup contract will read like :P

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  17. Hahaha... trust me, mein Freund, Jake Gyllenhaal im Brokebacken Berg ist a very gut thing to be, indeed.

    Pre-nup? How very Charlotte York of you. Ahem.

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  18. lfb: eep. now u're channeling nightcrawler? wait, did alan cumming even do a german accent in the movie? :D
    where got charlotte? i base all my romantic decisions on the wisdom of jennifer lynn lopez. 'what would j lo do' should be everyone's mantra (and she had a pre-nup with ben affleck that stipulated a penalty of 5 million dollars if one of them was caught cheating) :D

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  19. Alan Cumming did. Not a really bad one, but rather Marvel-ish, if you know what I mean. Stock stereotypes and all.

    WWJLD? What Would J Lo Do? I've got no words for that, seriously. No response at all. Speechless. (Well, nearly.)

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  20. Rocky Road Bar! I don't want nobody nobody but you!

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  21. lfb: i suspect we'll hear that same german accent for the wwII nazis in captain america next year :D
    well, if i had to decide between j lo and drew barrymore for guidance, i think jenny from the block's the safer bet :P
    min: grrrrrrreat choice! go get it, wonder girl! :D

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  22. Ve probably vould.

    My vote's for Drew, always. Charm and bubbly joyfulness will beat an over-insured ass any day. :D

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  23. lfb: drew certainly is a daring darling ... she didn't bother insuring any body parts despite all the stunts she had to perform on 'charlie's angels.' nvm, we see which one of them gets nominated for an oscar first :D

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  24. Hard to see how she'd insure her parts when she's spent money to REDUCE certain parts before. ;)

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  25. lfb: she had liposuction? i didn't know :D
    hmmmm, i'm not sure which body part i'd wanna insure if i had the option (though i suspect i know what u'd choose for yourself) :P

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  26. No lah. A breast reduction. Queen Latifah did the same too.

    So classy. Love these ladies. :)

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  27. lfb: eh, i just wiki-ed. sounds like it was all for self-serving purposes. 'to reduce shoulder and back pain' and what-not :P

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  28. Yah. Those reasons are classy to me. Survival and self-preservation are classy traits in Hollywood where the fashion seems to be self-destruction and rehab. :P

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  29. lfb: i guess drew learned her lessons young? after all, she was the original good girl gone bad ... snorting cocaine at 12 and entering rehab at 13. my much-admired jennifer, on the other hand, spent her entire childhood in catholic schools, and even went to an all-girls high school :D

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  30. Your Jenny on her block may be admired, but my Drew? She's BELOVED. :)

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  31. lfb: jennifer more beloved lah. she's been married three times, whereas drew has only had two husbands :D

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  32. lfb: i'm gonna start expecting some kinda prize (in cash and kind) from all these glorious victories :D

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  33. had just seen this post on Masak-Masak's and the selection looks so delectable! Gotta plan a visit soon.

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  34. eiling: yep, the desserts are definitely to die for. u'll have no problem finding something that u'll enjoy :D

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  35. Your description of the cheesecake is now embedded in my brain. I shall not be able to sleep tonight because of that cake *facepalm*

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  36. viv: the only solution: head over to plan b and try it! this reminds me that i haven't been back yet to check out their other desserts :D

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