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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Food: G3 Kitchen & Bar @ Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar

The Telawis in Bangsar used to be synonymous with upscale watering holes filled with expats and high-class locals. These days it seems like everyone is running off to Publika & Solaris Dutamas, and poor Bangsar gets left behind. But don't cross it out just yet though, because there are still places worth checking out, like G3 Kitchen & Bar!

From the outside it doesn't look very big, but take a look inside and the place opens up with more seating round the corner. The walls are lined with shelves that stock imported foods which can be bought as well. Good for those who catch the cooking bug after having a taste of G3's cooking. =D

We visited G3 on a weekday night, so the place was quite quiet although not totally empty. Perfect setting for a simple romantic dinner for two, although I can't say a quiet place is good for business. Ah well, a place can't have everything I suppose. 

We were in a bit of a greedy mood that night since when are we not greedy eh?. So many yummy things to try, but only 2 stomachs to fill! Decisions decisions...but ultimately this Spiced Lamb Burger with Tazaki, Feta & Fries (RM 22) won out for Wendy. We used to say lamb burgers were hard to find, but that really isn't that true these days. We went to G3 not long after our outing at Fat Boy's, so the memory of the slightly-underpar lamb burger there was still fresh in our mind.

This lamb patty turned out to be well minced, with lots of spices packed inside. The patty was too salty for us, but it was balanced out by the tangy, yogurt-y salad topping made up of cucumbers, onion, and tomato. Eaten all together, it made for a perfect combination! The bun was also of good quality and nicely buttered, a common place where burgers commonly fail, for Wendy. Definitely a better experience compared to Fat Boy's lamb burger, anyway. 

I had trouble choosing the best dish to try, but the waiter recommended this Chicken Tikka Masala (RM 29) - a half chicken marinated with Indian spice, served on brown rice with tomato salsa, and mint-yoghurt sauce on the side. Before he recommended I had already included this in one of my choices narrowed down, so he just helped make up my mind. =P

Diners are warned that this take 20 minutes to prepare. Since it was a quiet night, we got ours sooner than that. But then I wouldn't mind waiting 20 minutes for this! I got served one piece of juicy, tender chicken thigh and one chicken breast. I don't know how to describe the flavour except to say it was robust, and compounded with the brown rice filled with onion, tomato, and parsley. I didn't care much for the mint sauce because the chicken and the rice had lots of flavour going for it already with the various grain and herbs in it - anymore and it was overload! Still, I thoroughly enjoyed this down to the last mouthful. =D

Like I said, we were feeling greedy that night, so we went and ordered a Pesce Fumato (RM 28) to share! Broken down, it consists of smoked tuna, salmon & snow fish in honey mustard sauce, with a thin crust for base and some rocket on top. =)

Being greedy doesn't always pay off, but this time it did! Maybe we were so impressed because we underestimated the pizza at G3; all I can say is when we sunk our teeth into that pizza we knew everything was just right! There was a generous portion of fish, with just the right amount of rocket to balance the richness of the tangy, sweet honey mustard sauce. Another great combination by G3.

Since we were on such a roll with food that night, we treated ourselves to dessert too! G3 has a vast array of desserts, but nothing looked better than this chocolate fondant (G3 has a fancier name for this, but unfortunately, our memory fails us :p) - chocolate cake with a molten lava centre with a scoop of ice cream on top.

I wouldn't call this our favourite molten lava cake, but it was nice enough, with a steaming hot liquid centre. Not the first on our list of recommendations, but we won't advise avoidance either. Satisfying end to a great dinner!
Butterscotch Shake & Pink Guava Juice, both RM 8

All in all, we regret not making the effort to try G3 earlier even though we've known about the place for awhile. At least now we know where to go for nicer-than-usual dinner! If you're looking for a place in Bangsar, do give this place a try. There really is more to Bangsar than just Antipodean these days! =P

G3 Kitchen & Bar
No. 19, Jalan Telawi 3,
59100 Bangsar Baru,
Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +6 03 2282 9019
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri, 11am-12midnight, Sat & Sun, 9am-12midnight

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