“Jalan Bangkung? Where is Jalan Bangkung?” Embarassed to say this but despite living so close to Bangsar for more than 20 years, I have never heard of Jalan Bangkung until I was invited to a scrumptious evening at this hidden boutique boulevard located in Bangsar.
Thanks to Nigel of Just Heavenly, I took up the invitation to this event organized by Maxnetic which offers MAX Privilege Card that allows members to enjoy discounts at participating merchants, ranging from restaurants to bars, retailers TO pampering services. For more details on MAX subscription and list of participating merchants, do check it out at their website here .
The afternoon started at Fit For 2 Studio and Cafe. The Fit for 2 Studio offers various classes suitable for all stages of parenthood whereas, the Cafe serves a variety of food and beverages. I also found out that the owner of this place also owns Bijou, Bisou and Bianco.
The afternoon tea started by sampling of the mini chocolate brownies and mini cupcakes that came in 3 flavours; peanut butter with chocolate, orange vanilla and chocolate fudge.
The chocolate brownies tasted pretty average while the icing on the mini cupcake was a tad too sweet for my likings. Probably because it was so tiny, the proportion of the icing and the cupcake was almost the same, thus slightly on the sweet side. Being a fan of chocolate and peanut butter, I guess I don’t need to say more which flavour is my favourite.
We were also served with tuna sandwich and chicken sandwich. The bread was really thick and after a few bites, it immediately filled up my stomach.
To wash down the sandwiches, Pumpkin soup was served. I can't comment whether the soup was good or bad as this was my second time having pumpkin soup. Rich and buttery, I find it slightly on the sweet side.
Fit for Two is located at:
1st Floor, No. 75 Jalan Bangkung
59100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-2093 9088
Being a seafood lover, I was totally captivated with the Seafood Paella, beautifully arranged with big prawns, mussels, clams and squids. Being a fussy person when it comes to texture of my rice, I was disappointed as the paella was soft and mushy. But can’t blame the chef as it’s not easy to cook such a big portion and get it right. Well..I speaks from experience as I always screwed up when I cook for guests. Could it be stress??
Among some of the Tapas served were:
Cava is located at:
71 Jalan Bangkung
59100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-2093 6637
From Spanish fiesta, we strolled over to Opus Bistro for an Italian Affair. I quite like this restaurant as the moment I entered, I felt really cozy and relaxed.
Upon seated, we were served with a mini serving of carbonara pasta. Thank goodness it’s mini serving as I was already so stuffed with the food from earlier stops. The Carbonara pasta was deliciously cheesy and creamy. I find the serving just right cos anything more than that, I guarantee that I will definitely suffer from overdose of food.
Next came the Roasted Cod Fish with Lemon Capers sauce which tasted pretty good too.
Sadly, I only took one bite as I was really, really, really stuffed!
To complement the fish, we were served with white wine from Italy (if not mistaken it is called Garofoli) courtesy of Wine Cellar which I will introduce more in a short while.
Satisfied with the food in Opus, I will definitely come back again to try more of their dishes, especially their best selling Antipasti – Seafood platter.
OPUS is located at:
67 Jalan Bangkung
59100 Bangsar, KL
Tel: 03 – 2092.4288
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday (Lunch and dinner)
Sunday (dinner only)
I was delighted that the next stop doesn’t involve any food; in fact, it was a tour at the Wine Cellar which I find is a good way to allow a bit of digestion before dessert being served.
There are more than 500 varieties of wines from various countries such as Australia, Argentina, France, Austria, Germany, Hungary, Italy, New Zealand, South Africa, Spain and USA with different price range to satisfy every needs.
So the next time you shop for wine, do drop by at Wine Cellar located at:
65 Jalan Bangkung
59100 Bangsar, KL
Tel: 03 – 2093 1919
For the last stop, we were ushered upstairs which turned out to be The Attic, a stylish and classy gallery bar lounge. Besides being a great cocktail bar and charming art gallery, it is also a wonder place to unwind with live music.
The La Dolce Vita I tasted was quick a kick. I was told that it is also known as “Tiramisu in a Glass”. Apart from drinks, they also serve food and desserts.
The Attic is located at:
61-2 Jalan Bangkung
59100 Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03 – 2093 8842
Opening Hours: 5p.m. – late (weekdays)
12 p.m. – late (weekends)
Closed on Monday
I managed to digest a little to make space for dessert, courtesy of Just Heavenly. My plate of dessert came with three lovely cakes. The Mango Upside Down was lovely! The crumbed base was topped with chunks of caramelized mangos….mmm…love it.
The chilled lemon cheesecake was not too bad too, light and creamy.
Of late, my tastebud changes a lot and recently I have developed a passion for raspberry. So it's not surprising that my favourite cake turns out to be the Raspberry Madeira, a very rich and moist sponge cake soaked in raspberry crush. Really heavenly pleasure.
I have blogged about their cakes before, so do check it out here. Also drop by to their website to view their selection of yummy cakes.
Just Heavenly is located at
No. 47 Jalan Terasek
59100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03 – 2287 9866
Just Heavenly Pleasures is located at
Jalan Medan Setia 1
Tel: 017 – 251 3202
And that completes a satisfying 3 hours food journey at Jalan Bangkung. Once again, thanks to Max for this complimentary food tasting session which is valued at RM120. I will certainly return to Jalan Bangkung again soon!