Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Rite Bites, Boutique Bangkung Food Crawl Pt. 1

With an invitation from Nigel, we went on a food crawl at Jalan Bangkung, one of Bangsar's quaint corner. This was also tied in as an intro to some of the merchants who are partners with Max, a leading lifestyle privilege card. One can sign up for the Max card for just RM10/month to enjoy discounts/freebies for dining and privilege invitations. Check out the website for more details, please let them know that you heard about it from me ;o). When they ask for referrer's email, it's emailwmw@gmail.com To join, click HERE.

Our first stop that day was Fit For 2, it was a first visit for many of us to this place. Fit for 2, conducts fitness class for both mother and babies and also serves tasty food. Check out Max's privileges at Fit For 2 HERE.

As Fit For 2 is opened by the same owner of Bisou, they of course serve their signature cake and cupcakes here and we got to try a few variety. Aren't they lovely??? A shame to eat; could be a tad sweet for some though.
These chocolate brownies were nice.
Lovely sandwiches (from top to bottom) : Smoked Salmon Bagel, Roasted Chicken Sandwich and Tuna Sandwich. All lovely; bagels and bread are made on the premises!
Pumpkin Soup which is a favourite of mine. For those who like their soup savoury, this will be sweet for them. The soup is smooth and creamy, good to the last drop.

1st Floor, 75 Jalan Bangkung
Bukit Bandaraya
59100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel : 2093 9088

Location HERE

We then made our way to our 2nd stop, Cava Restaurant & Bar a few doors down. Specializing in Spanish cuisine, we were given a taste of Spain! Max's Privileges at Cava HERE.

Rows of lovely Sangria being mixed by the drink specialist. Probably one of the nicest Sangria I've tasted (yes, even when compared with the ones I had in Spain!).
Prawn Pil-Pil - the ones here differ slightly from those in Spain but nevertheless still yummy though it was a bit overcooked to me. Prawn Pil-Pil (also known as Gambas Pil Pil in Spanish) is suppose to be a sizzling dish but this was served in a buffet style to us.
Sauteed Baby Octopus - obviously prepared differently from the usual lidako Japanese version that I eat. It was okay to me.
Seafood Paella - Fragrant Saffron Rice with fresh mix seafood. A single portion of this is RM35 (USD10). I am not a fan of seafood so I can't really comment on this dish and as in all paella that I have previously tasted, the rice is simply too wet and mushy for my liking. It's an acquired taste, I'm sure.
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Other dishes (from top to bottom, clockwise) : Spanish Lamb Boulette (my fave as I love lamb and this lamb meatball with spices was just delicious), Sauteed Black Pepper Beef and Spanish Omelette.

Cava Restaurant & Bar
71 Jalan Bangkung
Bukit Bandaraya
59100 Kuala Lumpur

Tel : 03-2093 6697/016-305 3294 (Mr Param)


To be continued ...


tigerfish said...

Are we supposed to drink the pumpkin soup like a drink or spoon it like soup? :p

Judy said...

I was just telling my daughter on Saturday that I would like to have tapas like the ones we had at Cambridge.

Now you go and show me tapas...aiyoh.....lau nuah liow. :)

Precious Pea said...

Aikkkssss....am the last one to blog about it then...aiii..tension-nya.

team bsg said...

those super dark dishes look very da spanishe and definite killers just like those saucy latino bombs

daphne said...

what a good range. love it when it's bite size as well for most food presented. pumpkin soup in shot glasses- cool stuff.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

aiyoh..i was wanted to try the paella..and was very close to goin to Cavas..but i have yet to hear of a positive review..how ar..to try or not to try,,

New Kid on the Blog said...

[sigh] what a wonderful pictures, and great food... what a pity of me that looking at it..... [sigh]
will they consider to open a branch in penang???

jason said...

Aiyee... how come your pics so good de :(
*stomp foot*

Cynthia said...

It is only 10 a.m. and I am so hungry from this post.

wmw said...

tigerfish : Since we were sampling, we had it in the shot glass...so we drank it up like alcohol! :)

judy : Tapas! I miss them! The ones in Spain....

Precious Pea : Nolah...I still got one more part.

team bsg : Wah...spicy lamb boulette became saucy latino bomb! Hahaha....

daphne : Well, I think you would get your money's worth of pumpkin soup served in a bowl as we were only sampling it, hence, the shot glass. haha...

joe : Like I said, it's an acquired taste...you might like it!

nkotb : Again...You? Relocate? LOL...

jason : Okay only ah, these pics...no need to stomp feet leh.

cynthia : I still remember...salara!!!! Haha...

Judy said...

wmw, when you come visit me in UK, we go have Tapas. Don't have to go all the way to Spain as most of the tapas restaurants here are runned by Spanish! :)

Kak Teh said...

I did promise myself that I wont visit yr blog while fasting! Now why did I break that promise? Loads of good fooooood!

mama bok said...

You sure know how to make a gal drool.. !!

ilene said...

Aiyah why did you choose Cava? Actually hor, I want to take you there one of these days now that with my daughter away, I have more free time so we can go makan makan together lor. Never mind, now I tell you, you don't go into Opus, the one just a few doors away as I would like to have the privilege of taking you there. Can or not?

wmw said...

Judy : What about you? When are you coming back leh? You want to eat almost all the food I've posted. Hahaha...

kak teh : :) Selamat berpuasa and selamat berbuka puasa!

mama bok : Wah! Such an effect! LOL...

ilene : Hahaha...We all went to Opus too (that's Part 2..) but no need to go there. What happen to that cup of coffee? ;o) But sure, now that you have more time, call me! Coffee also privilege!