March 02, 2009

YC's Delayed B'day Celebration

Whenever my friends have a gathering of sorts, we often gather around food. This is no exception when it came to our dear friend YC's birthday celebration for 2009. I shall decline to state how old she got because it is a sensitive matter.

At Juelle's request, we gathered at The Banquet @ Bangsar Village 2. I've passed by this place and somehow, the ambiance of the place struck me as a meeting area for tai-tai to have tea.
Being a Sunday, the place was pretty packed with families and so, the waiter seated the 6 of us at a more isolated location away from the screaming youngsters. That itself was brilliant planning!

I haven't had coffee in a while, and this cafe latte was what I needed to wake up at 1:30pm. The espresso is strong and goes well. Usually, my cafe latte is served the other way around, with the milk sitting on top of the coffee, but this makes for a very nice shot.

Tuna Tostada - starter

The food served at The Banquet is a mixture of asian and western which offers a huge variety of food to taste. We were quite interested with the sets but since we missed the cut-off time, we couldn't try the Champagne breakfast set... :-(

I ordered the pan-fried salmon which was cooked just right. Some people tend to overcook salmon, making it dry and flaky, but this piece was cooked to perfection, with no hint of fishy salmon smell. The sauce had some rosemary which made it a meatier dish overall.

Juelle ordered the oven-baked butterfish which was moist and lemony. The fish still had some fishy smell but otherwise, it was buttery and tasty.

Another fantastic dish was the Penne with funghi or mushroom penne pasta. The sauce was creamy but not overwhelmingly creamy, and neither were the mushroom too "mushroomy" (for lack of a more descriptive word).

My friend CPP ordered the Spaghetti Vongolle, which is basically clams with pasta done with some white wine. Spaghetti was aldente and clams were steamed nicely.

The Penang Prawn Mee was delicious as well. Although it was expensive by our standards but for RM15, the noodles came with large prawns and is very tasty. However, if you know how to cook prawn mee at home...

We didn't stay for dessert. We went to another cafe for our cake fix. Here's a pic of it...

We had our Oreo Cheesecake and Carrot cake from Marmalade. *slurp*... I'm just drooling now, thinking about the cheesecake.


  1. Oh my the oreo cheesecake... slurp!

    The food at the Banquet looks good too.

  2. wah your food photos so tempting

    i especially pretty interested with that latte ...

    is it nice?

  3. Hi Che-Cheh, Lisalicious,

    Che-Cheh - I highly recommend the Oreo cheesecake. This was recommended by my friend.

    Lisalicious - Latte was good. What makes a good latte - great coffee and yummy milk!


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