Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Peace Bliss @ Telawi, Bangsar

Vegetarian fare might be commonplace, but Peace Bliss makes a happy impression with a sweeping menu that spans everything from thosai to tom yam to tortillas. 

Nasi lemak (RM10), not bad; the mock beef rendang & faux anchovies taste respectively as succulent & crispy-savory (well, almost) as the real McCoys.

"Chicken" satay (RM8), full of fleshy smokiness. Even better: the sweet peanut sauce.

The thick (but dry) patty for Peace Bliss' veggie burger (RM10) comprises a mix of mushrooms, oats & more. A little less pleasure, but a lot less guilt.

Eggless ice cream cake (RM8.90). Could be creamier; might satisfy some, but won't be beloved by others. Places like Peace Bliss can be polarizing.

No booze here, but masala tea & lassi will likely complement everything eaten.

Must have liquor? Take a two-minute walk to D'Haven, one of Telawi's not-too-busy outlets.

D'Haven has cocktails aplenty, cheap at RM20 but not awesomely potent.

Peace Bliss,
6, Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur. Formerly Planter Jim's.
D'Haven,
Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar ,Kuala Lumpur.
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30 comments:

  1. I've tasted vegetarian nasi lemak before and have felt that if cooked right, it can fool the diner into thinking that it's the real deal. I hope Peace Bliss's version is just as tasty. =)

    Chicken satay? That sounds adventurous! Haven't seen it in other vegetarian F&B outlets, though.

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    1. Waverly: yeah, i was pleasantly surprised by the nasi lemak and satay here (though not the burger). it's a nice option, i think, for vegetarians who can't consume meat rendang, etc :D

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  2. Interesting vegetarian restaurant. Should be a good place to bring hard core meat eaters who think vegetarian is all salad and more salad:P

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    1. Missyblurkit: yeah, i know a lot of folks have a low opinion of mock meat used in vegetarian restaurants, but i disagree with them. and ya, this outlet in telawi makes a nice companion restaurant, sort of, to the big group's botanical at bangsar village nearby, heh :D

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  3. I'm biased but my grandma makes the best vegetarian nasi lemak and chicken rice! :P HAHAHAHA So glad that there are more veggie places around! hehe can't end a post without some booze right? ;)

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    1. Vien: heheh, i wouldn't be surprised at all about your grandma's veggie rice dishes! just like how i feel my grandma makes the best chicken curry. yay for grandmas! :D and ya, have to counter the virtue of a vegetarian meal with the vice of cocktails! =)

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  4. Food looks great though I'm not too sure about the ice cream - will have to try to be sure. Some vegetarian stuff can be really good - just like the real thing but here, they can be very expensive.

    Hmmmm.....what a name! Especially when Malaysians don't pronounce the long vowel sounds - such as the /i:/ in "peace" and it will probably end up as "piss".

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    1. Suituapui: ya, i guess it might be a slightly healthier ice cream compared to our usual sinful gelato, etc, but heh, i think i still prefer the sinful gelato :D yeah, the vegetarian fare at this outlet is priced quite reasonably, especially for the bangsar area, heh :D and hmmmmm, you make a good point about the pronounciation! =)

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  5. Good to see a few more vegetarian options popping up.

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    1. The Yum List: yeah, i'm just a tourist for vegetarian restaurants, not a permanent resident, but i still enjoy sightseeing here! :D

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  6. I dun care if its vegan...at long as it tastes good...hehe :P

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    1. Ulric: heheh, ya, and for good nasi lemak and satay in telawi, this is actually a worthwhile destination (but NOT for the burger!) :D

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  7. Such a nice name for the restaurant - I like, hehe!

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    1. Pureglutton: ya, heheh, a calm, meditative name! :D

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  8. Never sure how I stand on all the 'mock meat' stuff..although it is remarkable with what they can do in terms of taste and texture! Nice to see a veggie place with a bit of class.

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    1. YouHadYourLunch: yeah, i think there's a time, place and purpose for mock meat, especially for full-fledged vegetarians (i tried being a vegetarian once, back in my 20s, but it only lasted a few months, heh). and ya, even though mock meat can't replace real meat for us, it does sometimes offer an interesting (albeit delicious) taste (and texture!) :D

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  9. I'm attracted with the satay, it sure looks tasty!


    Wilson
    PlacesAndFoods.com

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    1. Wilson: it's got an interesting taste and texture!

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  10. wah another new dining outlet sprouting on jalan telawi. Sorry for the long spell of silence as I was away for 2 weeks in london. Gosh so many eating places to catch up with!

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    1. Eiling: hope u had a great time in warm restaurants and bars in London while the weather was so cold, heheh =) ya, Telawi is seeing a lot of places popping up! It's becoming a nice makan neighborhood again :D

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    2. yeah so much better now with more choices for dining. I did have a good time in London thanks!

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    3. Eiling: heh, my last time in london was summer 2010. i hope i can return maybe next year =)

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  11. when i read the name of the shop, it makes me wanna reply, " Live Long and Prosper". Just saying! haha :P

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    1. Ciki: heheh, I think Spock would approve of this outlet's meat-free philosophy :D

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  12. I'm not into these kind of vegetarian food, perhaps a good one like this restaurant might convert me.

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    1. Baby sumo: ya, vegetarian restaurants don't really excite me much either, true. I'm not sure I'd return to this one, but I'm glad I still gave it a shot, heh =)

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  13. Cozy place some some local delights !

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    1. Wong: yup, interesting range of food here =)

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  14. I'm really enjoying your blog especially the Vegetarian ones :)
    Even with the non-veg dishes they give me a lot of neat ideas!

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