Sunday, March 24, 2013

Across The Road @ Bangsar

Real-life text exchange: "Where to have dinner today?" ""Across The Road?" "Across my road?" "No, the outlet's name is Across The Road. A new pub in Bangsar."

This British-managed eatery, hidden in a commercial row opposite Menara UOA, is a friendly hangout where customers can munch on hearty fare like this three-cheese Ploughman's Lunch (RM34), porky bangers & mash, fish & chips, beef wellington & shepherd's pie.

The food's not bad; these shortcrust pastry tarts topped with goat's cheese & caramelized onions (RM14) could actually become an addiction. Prices seem fair too.

Some Italian recipes pepper the menu: the best bet might be the house-made tortellini with ricotta cheese, spinach & shredded chicken (RM25). Creamy but not too heavy, surprisingly.

Wine's available at RM17++ per glass. All in all, a nice little addition to Bangsar.

Bonus soul food: Less than a mile away from Across The Road, we ventured into a friend's private kitchen for some home-cooked fare.

Avocado reigns, blended by our talented friend into a beautiful soup with cheese & sour cream, topped with bacon & dill. Since restaurants can serve all manner of pumpkin & mushroom broths, why can't they offer this?

Baked avocado with a runny egg & more bacon. A lovely brunch alternative to Eggs Benedict.

Across The Road,
38-1, Jalan Bangsar Utama, Kuala Lumpur.
Open daily 10am through at least 1030pm.
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26 comments:

  1. Wow! I can imagine finishing of loaves of bread by just dipping them into the beautiful soup! =)

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    1. Ulric: heheh, ya, and even without bread, the soup's delicious enough to finish on its own :D

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  2. Will go visit for the yummy tortellini ,,,

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    1. “追食富迪”: they also serve a ravioli which i hear is also yummy, heheh =)

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  3. Looks good. Would love to try the shepherd pie...see if it's better than mine. Hehehehehe!!!!

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    1. Suituapui: heheh, yeah, it'd be interesting to try the shepherd's pie here. it's made with spiced minced lamb :D

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  4. Last entry, Avocao+Egg+Bacon .. Need a lot of imagination on the taste, lucky you !!!!

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    1. Wong: it's quite nice, and i think you can try making it in your kitchen, with ingredients bought from the supermarket :D

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  5. Haha I like the name also.... very catchy.

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    1. Baby Sumo: heheh, yeah, 'across the road' is a fun name (though it might be confusing at first, heh) :D

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  6. Lovely photos, this all looks good, especially the tarts with goat's cheese!

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    1. Linda: thanks! yeah, those tarts are great starters. definitely whets the appetite for more :D

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  7. How lovely! (everything :-) )
    I've been looking out for Across The Road, but haven't been able to spot it. Is it inside the maze of shops across UOA?

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    1. Lemongrass: lovely food made by lovely hands (well, mostly) :D ooh, ya, it's on that long row of shophouses directly across from UOA's exit/entrance, along with all the mostly mamak eateries, with a lot of cars side-parked in front =)

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  8. Oooh that baked avocado, I want!

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    1. Happyeverafter Bride: maybe my friend will open a cafe someday (i hope so!) :D

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  9. Did it work - the egg avocado? A bit plain if there isn't any additional seasoning no?
    The bacon is a separate component after all

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    1. TNG: ooh, ya, it was more of a first-time experiment, but i think it was a success, though the egg and the bacon did seem to provide most of the savoriness for that dish :D

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  10. I want to try that baked avocado with a runny egg! And maybe some lap mei fan as well? :P

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    1. CK: that sounds like it'd be a delicious dinner! if you can cook it, i can eat it, heheh =)

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  11. Whee!! Another new place for me to get drinks after my meeting nearby. :)

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    1. Bangsar Babe: yeah, and it's open all day long, convenient for those like us who'd be happy to have a cocktail for lunch! :D

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  12. I could do with a Ploughman's lunch now!

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    1. Missyblurkit: i could do with a ploughman's lunch and some prosecco! heheh :D

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  13. so is your friend's private kitchen open for public? Lol

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    1. Eiling: haha, not for now, but someday, i hope it will be! :D

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