Saturday, October 27, 2012

Nosh & Epicurious @ Bangsar

Blazing into Bangsar's Telawi neighborhood, Nosh opened for business this weekend, bringing us an amiable cafe offering admirable culinary creations.

Nosh's temptations underscore the passion & prowess of Ann & Judith, a two-woman team spearheading their maiden enterprise together. Waking up early becomes less excruciating thanks to the Noshling, toast topped with poached egg, smoked salmon & Hollandaise sauce, served with cherry tomato relish.

Egg-powered brunch items are available at Nosh 10am-3pm on weekends & public holidays. Scrambled eggs with mushrooms, spinach, beef bacon, potato chips & grated parmesan help to set the tone for a leisurely morning.

Sure, customers can order lattes, but a better choice might be the Nutty Obsession, a cocktail of rum, espresso, hazelnut syrup & ice cream.

Nosh's opening isn't the only exciting event in this enclave. Folks can also head to Bangsar Shopping Center 10am-6pm this current weekend of Oct. 27-28 for the Epicurious Brunch, featuring street food stalls spread across the mall's concourse.

Highlights include Andy's BBQ, serving banana pancakes stuffed with hickory-smoked chicken, topped with gula melaka & served with a sunny-side-up.

Sounds like a strange combination, but eccentricity sometimes breeds excellence. 

Also well worth checking out: Mexican-born Paulisima Gallegos' tacos. 

Soft handmade corn tortillas, steaming with lots of tender beef, well-flavored with black pepper, garlic, caramelized onions, wild rocket leaves & jalapeno salsa.

We also liked Kee's Creampuffs' creative brunch mix of deviled egg, turkey ham-topped gougere & chocolate puff but somehow neglected to take a picture of it.

Other stalls include Yay Sammich, Brownies by Lex & Fat Blossom Cupcakes, all of which we'll feature more extensively eventually; meanwhile, familiar favorites at Epicurious comprise the likes of Swich Cafe, Craft Bakers, The Potong & Forty Licks Ice Cream.

Swich's one-of-a-kind comfort food constitutes savory sensations: pizzas topped with soft-shell crab, salted egg & curry aioli, as well as a pastry-lasagna amalgamation with Singapore-style chili crab & hard-boiled egg.

Decadence reigns: Valrhona choc cake with burnt salted caramel.
Main entry on Swich Cafe @ HP Towers Semantan: July 20, 2012.

Wash everything down with icy-cold Smooshie Juices or belly-warming Hot Shots Coffee.

Like the latte, love the tangy blend of green apple, lemongrass & rambutan.

Epicurious Brunch @ Bangsar Shopping Center 

Nosh @ Telawi 

Nosh,
7, Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar Baru, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-2201-3548
Closed Mondays.
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26 comments:

  1. I've tried Kee's cream puffs - very nice, lots of cream...but cream puffs are cream puffs...can't go far beyond that being just very nice. But I am sure I would love those egg temptations at Nosh. I love eggs... Slurpssss!!!!!

    Eeeee....I spot one whole fish head on one of the pics of the stalls. LOL!!!

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    1. Suitaupui: heh, I like cream puffs once in awhile, and I guess it's nice to know that there's a reliable cream puff baker in Kee's :D Yeah, Nosh has a page full of egg-loaded temptations on its menu, specializing more than 60 percent in scrambled eggs =) oooh yeah, there was a tuna-cutting demonstration by one of BSC's Japanese restaurants :D

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  2. NOOoooooooo why does cool stuff happen when I'm not in KL!!!! HAHA That pancakes sounds really good!!! hmmm.... so fluffy! :D

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    1. Vien: Heheh, these food markets are becoming quite a lot more regular in KL, in jaya one, publika and BSC, in plaza mont kiara. Hopefully the next time u're back in kl, there'll be one for you to enjoy! And yeah, Andy's BBQ may be more of a BBQ specialist, but they do great pancakes too apparently! :D

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  3. Tortillas, looks like roti canai with meat toppings !!!! never tried before, this Mexican food ! Surely looks like a party ! In a Happening Place !

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    1. Wong: oh yeah, I guess those tortilla tacos are beloved Mexican street food just like how roti Canai is ours. There've been tons of people visiting the epicurious brunch. Lots of goodies to eat there :D

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  4. You come up with the best Mexican-born Paulisima Gallegos' tacos./Creampuffs'/dessert concoctions… lets be neighbors!! You will never have any leftovers! ;-)

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    1. Cquek: heheh, it was a monster mash-up of mouthwatering morsels! :D

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  5. I was there yday noon.. But wasn't too imprrssed to try out the selection there.. Probably i missed out the awesome eggy dish there! Mayb i shud reallu drop by Nosh very soon... I stilll cant leave egg for a day!

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    1. Cindy: oh yeah, there weren't very many egg dishes at Epicurious in BSC. Maybe only at the Andy's BBQ stall, and perhaps also if you include the partial egg yolks at the Swich and Kee's cream puff stalls. But ya, Nosh is a good place for egg-lovers, though the egg dishes in this cafe are only available on weekends =)

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  6. Is the Epicurious brunch only for this weekend?

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    1. Baby sumo: yeah, only for this weekend unfortunately, they won't be back next weekend. Two more hours before they pack up and leave!

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  7. Nosh looks like a good place to head over after a morning run:D Nutty obsession is on my list based on the ingredients, but I think that will have to come after my tummy is filled with food.

    Totally forgotten the Epicurious Brunch. sigh...will have to wait till they have it again...hopefully >.<

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    1. Missyblurkit: ooo there are lotsa fruity margaritas and other cocktails here too to sip with your savory courses before you dive into the nutty obsession (love that name!) :D I hope the epicurious brunch was a success ... And ya, here's crossing our fingers that it'll be back for an encore! =)

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  8. Had a look at Umei's post on Nosh...their Beef Tortellini, Roasted Percik and Valrhona Heaven turns me ON!…hahaha =)

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    1. Ulric: the valrhona chocolate trio dessert here is pretty incredible. Comprising cake, a tart and ice cream, all amazingly rich-tasting and smooth

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  9. Oh My Goodness! I'm craving for your brunch specialties. I am fond of eating eggs. That scrambled eggs of yours is divine. It's really special.
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    1. Mia: oh yeah, I usually prefer poached eggs, or sunny side up, but the scrambled ones here at nosh are definitely decent :D

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  10. Love Nosh!! yum yum! :D

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    1. Ciki: oh yeah, it's a nice entry indeed to telawi! :D

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  11. Hi Sean!

    Thanks for stopping by Swich's stall and for the nice words. We had only one week's notice so didn't have time to prepare a better spread :( but next time we'll have more stuff up our sleeves! :) Oh, I should also mention to look out for us at Publika, hopefully before the year is out :)!

    Cheers!
    CC

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    1. Swich: Hi CC, loved the flavors for both the pizza and the lasagna. very sinful, but right up my alley! :D oh yeah, your main man at the stall mentioned that you guys would be opening in publika within two or three months (i had asked him when the BSC branch would be opening, and he said it would be Publika, not BSC). sorry we didn't manage to meet you at the stall, but looking forward to seeing you in publika! :D

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    2. Yes, sorry I missed you again this time (I was in Singapore the last time you dropped by as well! :). I'm glad you liked the food, we actually wanted to do other exciting stuff too like Poached egg with marmite sauce, Greek yoghurt, mangoes, toasted coconut and maple granola in filo basket, Scrambled eggs in hash brown baskets and Parmesan crisps, Roasted pumpkin French toast,...but it was a bit difficult to cook or keep them fresh on site.

      BSC decided to re-do the 4th floor, and we are not sure if the new master tenant will accommodate us. But we love the spot in Publika, and we're looking forward to opening there! :)

      Cheers, and hope to see you soon!
      CC

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    3. CC: wah, that does sound like a very ambitious list of offerings. but i guess we can look forward to some of those brunch items at your publika branch soon!
      yeah, i think most of the stall operators at epicurious opted to offer very limited and relatively simple menus, which was fine, since it allowed us to try things from nearly every stall and it kept the waiting times to a minimum =) anyways, yeah, take care and hopefully the preparations for publika won't be TOO stressful :D

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  12. ooh no.. i missed the Epicurious lunch! Looks like I just had a busy weekend chasing Tiger Woods. haha

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    1. Eiling: heheh, i heard it was particularly hot and humid out there on the golf course. would have liked to have spotted him too, but was too lazy and the food at epicurious was just too tempting :D

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