Monday, February 11, 2013

Bonne Grey @ Menara Hap Seng

Back to Bonne Grey, which seems to be passing the endurance test at Menara Hap Seng.
Earlier entry on Bonne Grey: Oct. 11, 2011.

The menu has expanded, with creative entries like this zesty ravioli (RM19.80++), stuffed with roasted tomatoes & mozzarella, soaked in burnt butter & orange sauce.

Spaghetti's satisfactory too, with savory sesame sauce & a whole meaty soft-shell crab (RM19.80++).

Veggie lasagne (RM16.50++), with potent herbal notes making up for its meat-free virtue/vice.

Not everything's rosy here though; the soy-marinated baked butter fish (RM19.80++) is hearty but salty, coupled with couscous that's lumpy.

Count on classics: Caesar salad crammed with croutons & chicken, & creamy pumpkin soup.

Pastries & sweets fare well; the paprika prawn quiche (RM6.60++) feels fresh & buttery.

Olive oil raspberry cake with ice cream & choc raspberry tart. Quite good, actually.

Love the creamy, no-sugar-added Belgian chocolate mousse (RM8.80++) ...

... but the orange poppy seed cake (RM6.60++) scores lower on the memorability scale.

Bonne Grey's thoughtfulness extends to desserts that might be healthier than the norm, like this low-sugar orange pecan scone with house-made strawberry jam (RM3.30++).

Finish with a not-bad carrot pecan cake with white chocolate cream cheese frosting.

Bonne Grey,
Ground Floor, Menara Hap Seng, Jalan P. Ramlee, Kuala Lumpur.
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24 comments:

  1. Ok, but can't really tell from the photos. Have to taste to see if they're any good.

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    1. Suituapui: the perils of looking at food photos!

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  2. The pastas selection seems pretty interesting.

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    1. Kelly: yeah, a refreshing sense of imagination with the sauces :D

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  3. Happy Chinese New Year Mr EDKL!
    It's so cold here, wish I can have some hot creamy pumpkin soup! :D

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    1. CK: GXFC Mr Devil! heheh, no need for hot pumpkin soup, you can have hot creamy Bouillabaisse instead! :D

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  4. I like the idea of the "healthy" scone and raspberry olive oil cake but wonder if it does really score on the lower calorie scale. lol

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    1. TNG: heheh, ya, maybe not significantly lower-calorie, but maybe just less sugar, less artificial ingredients and more 'nutritious' ingredients like olive oil :D

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  5. That zesty ravioli looks interesting!! And the soft-shell crab! That's my weakness! I'd finish my meal with the gorgeous Belgian chocolate mousse thank you! :)

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    1. Iamthewitch: ya, the ravioli was definitely the first thing i knew i had to order, heh :D it's been quite a long time since i had spaghetti with soft-shell crab, so i'm glad it was available here. and ya, chocolate mousse always makes a nice ending to a meal, heheh =)

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  6. too bad about the poppy seed cake.. coz those are my fav.. especially if done well! Did u hear about the story of the guy who was so obsessed with poppy seed cakes. He ate so much of it so often that when he did a drug test, he tested high for opiates? True story!! LOL

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    1. Ciki: omigosh, no, I've not heard that story. Heheh, will be sure not to eat too many of such cakes then! :D

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  7. Ooh, zesty ravioli and olive oil raspberry cake. I'm listening.

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    1. The Yum List: it's an interesting ravioli, a refreshing change from the very heavy, creamy ones at restaurants elsewhere. And the olive oil raspberry cake, I guess it would be even healthier if it was extra virgin olive oil :D

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  8. Reasonable food pricing for that part of the world. The Zesty Ravioli looks good to me.

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    1. Missyblurkit: yeah, cost here is fairly fair, heh. and the ravioli's probably my favorite of the lot here :D

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  9. Soft shell crab spaghetti, I think is good !

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    1. Wong: especially for fans of soft shell crab :D

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  10. Your review didn't really tempt me to go - do you think its worth a visit? Prices seem reasonable.

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    1. YouHadYourLunch: i think if you're at jalan p ramlee and you're looking for a place for a casual lunch, then you could head here. but otherwise, you could pass on this =)

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  11. The ravioli looked so pretty!

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    1. Pureglutton: yeah, the orange peels add a dose of sprightly color! :D

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  12. I love to eat ravioli... but orange sauce? hmmm

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    1. Simple person: heheh, good sauce, not too creamy or heavy, but with a refreshing fruity flavor :D

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