bangsar south


Recently I read about this place The Farm FoodCraft that serve fresh produce from their farm to table that located at  The Sphere, Bangsar South.

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a place that is currently quite well known among my friends for healthy eating and was recommended to pay a visit to this place to check them out. Love the vibe of this place, high ceiling, nice glass walls that give you lots of natural lighting that makes it perfect for picture taking.

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Indeed going to be a nice place for a brunch and catching up with your friends.

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Food and drinks menu are pretty direct as it is only a front and back.

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My friend try out their Mushroom Pan Mee @ RM 27. Pan Mee tossed in creamy mushroom sauce and dash of truffle oil. Never knew pan mee can be uplifted to a new modern dining. Clever cooking. Not too creamy and light enough for a quick lunch.

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Read a few comments mention that their Curry Beef Lasagne @ RM 25 is recommended. Decided to give it a try. A combination of beef, potato and onions with garden salad on the side.

Indeed this is pretty good as I finish the whole piece by myself. Layer of Paper thin  dough to stack it up. Cook to perfection as the layers is soft, nice mince beef and cheese is just right. -Recommended

Would advise some of you to share this portion as it could be too much for you, unless you are like sort of a cheese lover.

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Asam Boy Smoothie @ RM 18 – Young Mango, Asam Boi, with housemade pickled papaya and mango. Indeed a perfect drink for our hot weather for a thirst quencher. (just a bit on the steep side)

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can give it a try as I have friends told me good and bad. Well, If you are in for the ambiance and some healthy eating, then this could be one of your options.

*Pork Free

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 6.5/10, not too bad. nice ambiance tho !!!~-Stamped-

–Warning– This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-

The Farm FoodCraft
The Sphere, G-01 & G-02,
No.1, Avenue 1,
Bangsar South,
59200 Kuala Lumpur.

Tel: 03-2242 0964

Business hours: 10.30am till 10pm daily.

Head about Forty Hands? It is a brand from Singapore that establish in Bangsar South early this year at The Spehere. A brand that establish in year 2010 in Tiong Bahru, Singapore.

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Visited this place in around March and it was quite pack with alot of coffee enthusiast as it is pretty pack on weekend. Read some blogs that do head over early to avoid any long waiting time in the queue.

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Menu is pretty straight forward and best of all is that their beans is from Common Man. one of my favourite brunch place with good coffee.

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Original intention was here for coffee as we came over from another dining place. Their mouth gatal then order some food to try on. did not reach much on other review then we just ordered these two items. Since the girls wanna have something healthy so they hit on Eggs Cocotte @ RM 27. Thought this is just way overprice for such an item. Nothing to shout about.

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Coffee still thinks that Common Man is much better.

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Homemade Granola @ RM 15 is a total let down. Did not expect this from a Singaporean coffee joint. It was too dry on the granola and the yogurt add on is just too little. Just top with cut fruits and voila. Here you go on a goody bowl of Homemade Granola.

Think that this place is way overprice compare to any establishment that I come across. Reasons with, presentation not that appealing including the ingredient they are using. Food taste is nothing fantastic at all if were to compare with Common Man or Wild Honey. It could be we order the wrong dish.

 *Pork Free

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 6/10, food below average~ highly recommended brunch place -Stamped-

–Warning– This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-

Forty Hands Coffee at The Spehere, Bangsar South
Unit G-6, The Sphere
No.8 Jalan Kerinchi
59200 Kuala Lumpur.

Tel: 03-2732 0855

Operating hours: 8AM – 10PM

Bangsar South indeed another upcoming offices and commercial area that you will find some great cafe here and there. The ArtCoffee is one a cafe that operate not that long in the area under new management. If I remember correctly this outlet once serve Australian inspired dessert.

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the Artcoffee gives you a simple casual dining with cozy ambiance.

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some cake choices for you to choose from to go along with your coffee.

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Wild Cat coller, Sunset Ocean @ RM 17 each.

Autumn Apple Citrus @ RM 15

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Starting off with Soup of the Soul

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Chilli Cheese Fries @ RM 14
One of the recommended item in  my list if you are looking for something to much first. Love the slight saltiness from the cheese, gravy is thick enough to coat onto the frieds, mince chicken is just enough go along with the amount of fries.

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Something healthy to start with, then try their salmon salad. top with some black sesame seed, cashew nuts. I always love my salad to be slightly more drench in sauces but my friend disagree as she prefer to be light. Oh well, different people different taste.

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Smoked Salmon Napoletana @ RM 25
Something light and spot on is their pasta served with smoked salmon slice, cooked with garlic, basil, cream, tomato coulis, broccoli floret and button mushrooms. You have an option to change your pasta to spaghetti or linguine.

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Chicks @ RM 28 is one of a well presented dish as this Baked boneless chicken leg is stuffed with carrots, spring onions, mushroom paste and mozzarella. Accompanied by their signature house made dressing. Chicken is not too dry and best to eat it along by dipping onto the sauce.

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Lamb Rack @ RM 48. Uniquely presented. Top with mash potato, green peas and mash sweet potato.

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For the dessert, you can try it off with The Chef Signature Dessert @ RM 18. I find this rather interesting as it is a love hate relationship. Either you like it or hate it. Pastry is done to perfection, soft, fluffy, and slightly crusty. The unique flavour of ice cream do give you a unique twist whereby it is slightly sour and creamy yet strawberry gives you another layer of sourness that the combination is just unique. The Ice Cream is actually Chilled Avocado Lime Paste.

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and of course, ending it with their coffee. Coffee here is pretty good. Mild aroma along with hint of fruiti note,  not too acidic, and beans is just nice to my liking.

The artcoffee
Lot 1.8 First Floor
Nexus Bangsar South
Jalan Kerinchi
59200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Phone: 03-2242 3888

Operating hours:
Daily: 9am – 10pm

Bocosan Izakaya is a new hidden gem in Bangsar South. It certainly transport me back to one a contemporary modern Japanese restaurant that serve classic food when I was in Tokyo. A restaurant that you need to pass by a small dark ally to reach this new classy Restaurant. From the folks who brings you one of a crowd favourite instagramable place – Botanica + co and Botanica Deli, they are presenting this new restaurant with a design by an award winning Interior designer all the way from Singapore for this new concept that just open its door about a month ago.

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Before you walk into this restaurant, I am pretty sure many of you felt just like me that a meal in this restaurant will cost a bomb. I am suprise they are not! Decent pricing instead.

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For the high sushi bar seating, they gonna present you omakase set soon.

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Private room for business occasions or private family/friends gathering.

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Soon they are going to activate their Japanese Bar counter which is sitting right outside of the restaurant.

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The dining concept is base on a Japanese Tavern that lifted it up with modern context yet remain the harmony of traditional food presentation. As the kitchen is lead by Chef Mitsugu Iwashiro hail all the way from Hiroshima.

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This is indeed one of my favourite table and regreted should have this dinner at lunch to take better pictures at such a nice ambiance.

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“Hey There” I am your first dish of the night. Presenting myself, Bocosan Maki @ RM 38 which is a maki roll
with deep fried yabby lobster.

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Simple and elegantly presented in their signature black plate with edible flowers.

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When it was serve, I thought there must be a gimmick in this dish as it is just too pretty and alot of effort to put up for this “so called Flower Pot of Greens”. This is “Bonsai Salad” or “Bocosan Izakaya’s Bonsai Salad”@ RM 29 that suits the naming perfectly. Especially for healthy folks, this will be your gold pot. Filled with variety of greens, potato salad as their base to hold it and Japanese herbs to top the colour and flavour profile.  Simple and refreshing vegetable with tangy sourish end with chef special sauce. Best of all, this is not available most of the time. Depending on your luck as it is constructed base on the ingredient of the day to bring you the freshness of ingredient.

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Saba no Shioyaki @ RM 42 is one of their signature and also one of their top seller. Order can be made either for Saba No Shioyaki and Gindara Saikyo Miso Yaki – char grilled saikyo miso-marinated cod fillet.  Whole Norwegian mackeral, lightly rubbed with sea salt and put to charcoal-grill. Love the presentation of the curve fish, simple, and love the slightly burn taste of char grilled and best of all, the fish is fresh and moist. Indeed one of a recommended dish for such pricing!

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Ramen lover like me, will never say no to Ramen. This is one of their signature too. Bone in Short Rib Ramen @ RM 75 is carefully crafted by chef from soup base that cook for hours to bring the thick flavourful base along with Short Rib had been slow cook for more than 8 hours to bring you the softness, pack with flavour of soy base that is not oversalty yet so fragrant. A perfect bowl for me and best to hit along with sake! Just too good.

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If you are craving for sashimi, then you can request for Chef Sashimi. Chef will prepare you the best fish for the day on the table for you.

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Some of my friends that need rice, then Bocosan Wagyu Don @ RM 85 is for you to dig in. Serve with perfectly cook wagyu and onsen egg on top that you need to break it the yolk will ooze out then you mix it all up. A simple delicious bowl .

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In such ambiance, Sake is a great addtion and their house pouring is pretty good! Easy to drink, smooth with slight rice fragrant and very minimal alcohol taste.

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Alot of my friend love Chawanmushi. If you are in Bocosan, then do have some slight budget, Truffle Chawanmushi is a must order @ RM 29. A bowl that is pack with generous ingredient. Filled with their silky smooth egg that near melt in your mouth, scallop, crab meat and truffle oil that is just night to lift the taste of the whole fresh seafood base.

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For drinks, matcha soda is one of my favourite. In our pippin hot weather, this is a refreshing glass for me.

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For dessert there are:

  1. Fruits Amitsu @ RM 27


2. Rain Drop Jelly @ RM 27. Jelly which chewy and love their black sugar and fragrant peanut powder.

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As the restaurant is still rather new, currently they are serving all day lunch set. Dinner menu will be serving soon. Year end is coming where alot of festivity and date to impress is coming up. I certainly would recommend this place for your special occasion.

Bocosan Izakaya
Unit G-2A & Ground Floor,
Vertical Podium, Avenue 3, Bangsar South City
No. 8 Jalan Kerinchi,
59200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Contact: +603 – 2242 2316

Opening Hours:
Mon – Sat (11.30AM – 3.00PM) **Last Call at 2:30 PM**
Mon – Sat (5.30PM–10.00 PM) **Last Call at 9:30 PM**
Closed on Sunday & Public Holiday
WAZE – Bocosan Izakaya

Last Sunday, I was introduce to this brand new place for super late lunch where the original intention was,to eat healthy. By the name of the restaurant,  Botanica + Co, Restaurant & Bar, attracted me with a perception that it is going to be a healthy joint. This restaurant is actually one of a new residence in this newly completed building at The Verticals, Bangsar South.

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They are operating 2 different concept side by side where Botanica Deli serve sandwich, soup and coffee, as I will explore on that side of it where the menu looks pretty interesting.

Digging more info, this both outlet is actually lead by a Singaporean Chef.

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In love with Botanica & Co interior design where they have both bar seating area and also normal dining area where they have 2 tress inside the outlet to make you feel like dining in a garden. Great place to hang out for coffee or a chat.

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We kick off our late lunch with The Bo+Co Truffle Fries @ RM 24 – crispy USA shoe string fries tossed with truffle oil & grated Parmesan cheese. It smells good at first and however we were confuse after that where the fries tasted normal, and cheese is infuse with truffle oil, seems like they put it the other way round from the description.

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Since we going to have Italian food the next day, so we decided to try out The Botanica Burger @ RM 36 – Home – made All beef patty, served with steak fries, mushroom ragout, melted Cheddar, mustard mayo, onion rings in a toasted bun.

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Overall, we both find that they are rooms for improvement on the burger, where the meat is still abit lose as you can see that the meat is falling off, with description on the item did match my imagination such as onion rings in a toasted bun where my perception the onion rings will be inside the bun (or please pardon me on my understanding of English.). No doubht that the portion is quite genrous with thick patty but for RM 36, I sure do expect more where I think TGI/ Chili beats them easily.

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With 2 items are down from my expectation, and was curious why my soup is coming after those 2 dishes were serve only realise that my soup do have a puff pastries (where in the menu should put in takes 10-15 minutes). For their Slipper Lobster Bisque @ RM 20 – a creamy rich broth of slipper lobster and seafood with puff pastries on the top do smells amazing.

After slicing thru the puff, it has the nice aroma of buttery smell where it would have been more perfect to sit in the oven for about 2-4 minutes more to allow the inner parts of the pastries to form out better. After digging the soup out, I am totally impress with the silky smooth soup texture, where it is a huge bonus point. Love the aroma of it where it is pungent enough that you can taste the sweetness of both shell and seafood, creaminess of it hit right on the spot. This would stay one of my recommended soup to be in my list for Lobster bisque. 

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After disappointment of some dishes, we decided to try out their desserts. Looking at next table where they did not finish their cake where we believe is Banana Butter Scotch cake, we then try out their Mango Meringue Pie @ RM 16 & Rum and Raisins Milkshake @ RM 29

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The mango meringue pie was a let down where the crust is too thick, and the mango puree had harden where it do not give you the fresh impression that I had in my mind. The good side is, their meringue is done to perfection where the smoothness and sweetness of it is top notch where the colour of it is burn to perfection.

For Rum & Raisin, the amount of Rum is quite prominent and for RM 29, I would  not mind to pay for cocktail as top up.

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Oh well, I believe this restaurant is still rather new where they still do need time to improve. We also believe we order the wrong item in the menu where, most of other customers order their spaghetti and also realize that they are more well know for their salad.

Would advise, to ask the waiter recommendations. 🙂

*Pork Free

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 5.5/10, need time to further improve ~ -Stamped-

–Warning– This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-

Botanica + Co
The Verticals, Ground Floor Podium, Jalan Kerinchi,
Bangsar South, 59200 Kuala Lumpur
(opposite NExus building)

Tel: +60 16-965 6422

Operating Hours:
Monday – Friday : 11.30am – 10pm
Saturday – Sunday: 9.30am – 10pm

Botanica + Co Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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