Saturday, October 13, 2007

Reunion

The heavens parted and light shone from above to reveal the gift from above.

I've been spending a lot of time in Bangsar recently and have taken the opportunity to try every single restaurant at Bangsar Village. Apart from Suchan and coffee bars, I think I've done them all. And I wonder why I have trouble buttoning up my jeans. I've always felt that Bangsar has lost the plot somewhat with the emergence of bar after bar in the past 10 years, the food quality started to suffer and apparently there was also shortage of fabric as skirts started getting shorter and shorter. I am not a big drinker and tend to stay far, far away from smokey night spots. Then came Bangsar Village and it breathed new life and fresh air into the area. Still, there maybe a lot of mediocre bistros and chi-chi cafes but proper restaurants are hard to come by in Bangsar.

Especially a good Chinese restaurant. There were rumous of Dragon-i opening but in the end it was the people from Yi Garden in Bangsar Shopping Centre that secured a coveted spot in Bangsar Village 2. It seems restaurants only get more designed with designer names to match. Reunion is such a place. Spot lights cast a halo upon the surface of each table while the surrounding area is saturated in shadow across dark wooden floors. Certainly not Chinese in the traditional sense. Where is the red, gold and bright fluorescent lights? We were served the customary boiled peanuts and an additional spicy pickled lotus root.

The lunch menu looked promising the moment we noticed the char siu, siew yoke and yue chee on the menu. There was a good variety of one-plate dishes for singletons and many choices on the ala carte for the more hungry. I decided to order a simple dish of char siu & wanton noodles. I figured if they can't get their char siu right, I would never come back again anyway. Lucky for me, it was pretty darn beautiful. It was a little more fatty to what I would've prefered but my, it melted like butter in my mouth. The wantons resembled small prawns bricks. A little too coarse and dense for my liking. The noodles were springy but a little too tasty if you know what I mean. It was a tad heavy on the msg but I've had worse. Sis, who did not partake in the pork and msg that day, returned with the family for dinner. They were not impressed and said the food was a mere "okay" which means they will never go again. Usually my family will go on and on about what a fantastic meal I missed. I'll probably go back and try their other lunch specials despite the msg. Its just comforting to know I can tuck into some char siu if I ever start to feel faint in Bangsar.

Reunion is located on the third floor of Bangsar Village 2. Expect to pay around RM20++ per person for lunch.

5 comments:

  1. Mmmm....guess, it's still better to stick to my char siu source in Sunway Mas which is nearer and cheaper albeit different ambience???

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  2. A lot of chinese restaurants seems to be using lotus root for a lot of their appetizers and starters these days.

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  3. Oooooh char siew!!!! I want!!!! Not sure if I can convince my makan kaki to part with 20 bucks for lunch tho. LOL. When u free ar?

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  4. Wanted to try out this place after seeing the cool dark posters around BV2. Looks like I should just stick to Marmalade and Delicious, huh? Hehe...

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  5. WMW, Lucky you!!! That sunway mas char siu is lethal!

    Really? Damn, I feel so cheated! I only ever get plain peanuts so even boiled ones are such a treat!

    For you anytime woman. I'm there every other day these days!

    Well Nic, you should definitely check it out for yourself. Possibly the only mildly romantic Chinese restaurant ever! hahaha... Hard to be romantic with the red and golden dragon and phoenix staring at cha!

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