Thursday, October 5, 2017

Bocosan Izakaya @ Bangsar South

Bocosan's magnetism rests in its optics - a sun-caressed, orchid-embracing setting that serves some of Bangsar South's prettiest, most polished-looking fare, from its crisp, bonsai-inspired potted salad (RM29) to a deep-fried yabby maki (RM38). 

The restaurant is currently open only for lunch through mid-October, with lunch sets built on rice bowls like the signature of tenderly grilled Australian wagyu beef with pasteurised onsen egg, salted seaweed and truffle shoyu on steamed Niigata Koshihikari rice (RM85 with accompanying miso soup, salad, appetiser and fruit dessert) and noodles such as chilled ramen with chicken, seafood and sesame sauce (RM45 with salad, appetiser and dessert).

A la carte desserts include vanilla ice cream with fried Japanese sweet potatoes (RM15) and the portrait-perfect raindrop jelly with Japanese sugar syrup and roasted soybean powder (RM18). Sake is available.

The food is very much competent from start to finish, though we hope the kitchen will focus on imbuing more soulfulness into its cooking as Bocosan evolves. Service is eager, effusive and efficient.

Bocosan Izakaya
Unit G-2A & 2B, Ground Floor, Vertical Podium, Bangsar South, Jalan Kerinchi, Kuala Lumpur.

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12 comments:

  1. What an explosion of colors! The potted salad, so pretty I won't want to eat it :)

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    1. Phong Hong: that salad looks even more beautiful in real life. really elaborate and ravishingly assembled! :)

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  2. Wow I really wish there was something like this near my work, the ambiance is so relaxing! I love how the food is so aesthetically pleasing- I'm sure it tastes just as good as it looks!

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    1. Von: the folks working in bangsar south might be happy to see there's a new option here ;)

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  3. The outlets here certainly delivers on both ambiance (use of foliage and sunlight and glass) and taste of food. :D

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    1. Rebecca: it looks like bocosan will follow in the successful footsteps of its big sisters of botanica :D

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  4. This is my 3rd blog today and this is my 3rd Japanese place! Gee!!! It's "Turning Japanese" Day or what? LOL!!! For one thing, the presentation at this one wins hands down - I saw one in Ipoh and I felt like asking if the chef was Japanese. Fresh potted plants and flowers? Oooo...this one sure is a cut above the rest.

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    1. Suituapui: yep, customers will definitely enjoy photographing many of the dishes here! :D

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  5. Ooo, the place is so refreshing (like Botanica) and spacious....I like. I'd want to sit at the table looking at the beautiful fresh flowers while eating...hehe! ;) Even the chairs are extra wide to provide maximum comfort to our bums. And that potted salad is just too pretty to eat. I'm eager to see what they offer when they open for dinner :)

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    1. Contact.ewew: I’m expecting some hearty dishes for dinner - and it’ll be interesting to see the nighttime ambiance too! :D

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  6. So many flowers and plants, I like!

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    1. Choi Yen: ya, they add a lot of life to the place! ;)

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