Monday, January 19, 2015

My Charcoal & Edesia 21 @ Damansara Heights

Checking out a couple of neighbourhood newbies in Bukit Damansara, starting with My Charcoal Bar, a barbecue joint that replaces Ka Soh Seafood Restaurant on the Kasah F&B strip.

My Charcoal boasts a reasonably interesting repertoire that spans both sea & land - the former is represented by a BBQ fish cutlet surprisingly surrounded by sliced fish roe (RM30 before taxes) & BBQ prawns with lemongrass & ginger sauce (RM55) ...



... while the latter includes 'Devilled Peppers,' comprising capsicum packed with minced pork, fiery chillies, mustard & onions (RM30), plus baby back pork ribs with piri-piri & apple sauce (RM76), boneless whole roasted chicken stuffed with sage & onions (RM56), grilled beef strips with chimichurri & pumpkin puree (RM45), & barbecued lamb ribs with rosemary vinegar sauce (RM76). The two dishes we tried were capably prepared, so we might splurge on the higher-priced recipes next time.



Wine is available, but only by the bottle when we visited recently. Service is efficient & enthusiastic.



Next up, a three-minute drive away: Edesia 21, nestled in a more peaceful part of Bukit Damansara, where parking's breezier.




It's a calm, crowd-free & fuss-free hideout, with a pleasantly leafy view of the suburban homes beyond its windows.




The menu's mainly honest, homely fare, from fried rice with egg & mutton (RM14.90) to pasta in a meaty curry sauce (RM19.90), all of which can be washed down with a bottle of wine if you feel like lingering.


 My Charcoal Bar
136 Jalan Kasah, Medan Damansara, Kuala Lumpur. Daily, 12pm-1am


Edesia @ 21
21 Lorong Setiabistari 2, Damansara Heights, Kuala Lumpur. Mon-Fri, 9am-10pm; Sat, 9am-3pm


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12 comments:

  1. The bottles going up to the ceiling look kinda scary...like one would fall on one's head anytime. I've got this phobia of sorts - would never walk under a durian tree, not me. LOL!!!

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    1. Suituapui: heheh, i can't quite empathise with that phobia, since i haven't had any durians fall over me! :D i kinda like those bottles, they provide a nice effect to the bar decor, heh :)

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  2. The place looks perfect for a chill out weekend. How expensive is it though? :)

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    1. SuperLux: some of the items like pork ribs and beef sound a bit pricier than expected, but i suspect the portions are large and made for sharing :)

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  3. Lovely, Sean! Those wine bottles are up so high. LOL!

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    1. Linda: yeah, love the bottled-up decor, heh! :D

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  4. My Charcoal is such a cute name! Food looks creative and well made - another good find.

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    1. YouHadYourLunch: yup, hopefully customers will enjoy Charcoal's bbq fare :)

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  5. I like the feel of these neighbourhood places.

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    1. The Yum List: ya, i especially like the serenity at edesia :)

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  6. Anything with capsicum works for me :D

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    1. Ken: ooo, i'm not generally a fan of capsicum, but i eat 'em for nutrition :D

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