Friday, November 22, 2013

Luscious @ Telawi, Bangsar

Launching a new brunch outlet in Bangsar is riskier than it sounds; folks flock here for big breakfasts on weekends, but the few restaurants that truly thrive require the combination of (in no particular order) buzz-worthy food, a compelling concept & a dynamite setting.

It's unclear whether Luscious, which replaced Belgian establishment Brux-Ale this month, has the right stuff or the X Factor to flourish (it might not be flashy enough), though its food achieves the 'good enough' mark. Tastes competently executed; no complaints.

Luscious offers wake-up platters with a twist: Patrons can choose from various types of bacon, ham, sausages, eggs, veggies & even beans, constructing a complete, customized meal (with a beverage) for a reasonable RM20.90++.

We went hog-wild, ignoring the beef salami & turkey & chicken ham, opting instead for pork bacon & pork ham, plus a pork sausage, all of which proved plenty juicy.

Eggs can come poached, hard/half boiled, scrambled or turned into omelets or sunny-side-ups. Perfect for people who want the decision firmly in their own hands.

Bread here is partnered with Luscious' house-made organic strawberry jam.

The plate comes with either Earl Grey or English Breakfast tea, or juice. It's worth noting that service at Luscious is earnest & attentive.

Luscious also serves 'omelet pizzas' with an entirely eggy base, a potential hit among carb-avoiding patrons. Possible toppings: pepperoni, lamb sausage, capsicum, olives or blue cheese.

Fairly successful: the omelet's thick, hot & fresh, well complemented by mild-tasting mozzarella & tomato paste. Come lunch & dinnertime, Luscious serves the likes of pork liver pate, belly, ribs & neck steak.

Hazelnut latte (RM14.90++). Coffee's not half-bad, but we're looking forward to the time when wine will be available, likely starting later this month.

Luscious Restaurant
4, Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar Baru, Kuala Lumpur
Daily, 8am-11pm. Tel: 03-2201-4933

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31 comments:

  1. Hmmmm...nothing outstanding here? =)

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    1. Ulric: the omelet pizza's interesting, since we can't find it anywhere else, but ultimately, it's egg with cheese, sausages & tomato paste. well-prepared and nicely presented nevertheless =)

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  2. The omelette pizza is basically a frittata but the fillings are toppings instead. But kudos for trying. The eggs are also poached with egg poachers. Hard to beat all those brunch spots in Bangsar. Perhaps the crowd will spill over...l.

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    1. Kelly: yeah, I think their plus point might be they're slightly cheaper than most of the other telawi brunch outlets, but hopefully they'll find the right formula to pull in both a spillover crowd and their own fans! =)

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  3. Nice choice of word for the name. Wink! Wink! LOL!!! Oooo...the egg! Everything looks nice here.

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    1. Suituapui: heheh. Ya. Luscious is quite a catchy name! And I definitely had no real complaints about the food here =)

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  4. Very nice spread here, Sean, and I love your descriptions. I like my eggs either poached, sunny side up or soft boiled (5 mins.) I also love Hazelnut cream coffee!

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    1. Linda: thanks! Your favorite egg preparations are my favorite too, since I love runny egg yolks! And yes, I like my coffee with a bit of nuttiness too! :D

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  5. Pork bacon, pork ham and pork sausage sound good! I wish I can have these for my breakfast now! Hehehe.

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    1. CK: heheh if you didn't manage to have a porky breakfast today, I hope you can have one tomorrow! :D

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  6. For a start, it's good tht they offer pork bacon as nothing else really comes close to it.

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    1. Baby sumo: that's true, beef bacon and turkey ham are much less enjoyable =)

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  7. Interested on the omelet pizza, and those pork bacon,pork sausage & ........
    Love to be there for breakfast ..... :D

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    1. Hope u get the chance to check it out!

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  8. Now an omelette pizza... I'd like to try that.

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    1. The yum list: it's a fun recipe. I'd love to see it available at other cafés too!

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  9. Ok, omelette pizza is the target haha, sounds like a good spot for weekend brunch :)

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    1. Ken: yeah, it's good to have a wide range of choices for brunch places!

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  10. Omelette pizza will be this egg lover's choice!

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    1. Missyblurkit: I couldn't resist ordering that!

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  11. Would love to see what you make of their lunch and dinner offerings, hehe!

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    1. Pureglutton: I'd love to return to try their pork belly!

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  12. nice name, looks healthy, but the price is @.@~

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    1. Mr lonely: ooo it's actually cheaper than quite a few other Bangsar cafés. Heh

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  13. The egg omelette and the pork options are probably the only stuffs that stands out here...

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    1. Rebecca: good enough for one or two visits, heheh! :D

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  14. The breakfast set is very nice n creative cos we can create our own breakfast. Remember try the lamb sausage

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    1. Tommy: thanks for making the effort with the create-own-breakfast :D

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  15. The Luscious's Braised whole leg chicken I thought is chicken chop but is not. The taste very nice really diferrent cant find in other outlet.

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    1. Joshua: thanks for the info on that =)

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  16. I've tried their Tenderloin Steak as reviewed in https://zervit.my/review/luscious-bangsar and it was something that I really enjoy IMHO.

    And yes, I do love their home-made strawberry jam!

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