One of the best things about being a food blogger has meant I've met quite people who're just as passionate about food. Hence when you're feeling down especially on a Friday, they're the ideal lunch partners to call to perk you up. After a long debate on where to eat around the Bangsar area where we had to contend with the Friday traffic and the parking woes around the mosque, we settled for House & Co at Bangsar Shopping Centre.
Although I've known for some time about the House & Co's legendary lunch fare, that fact always slips my mind whenever I'm processing where to have lunch. Luckily Fatboybakes, that famous fella who bakes those yummy stuff reminded us about it hence we got a chance to sample the food. Packed with the "lunch time tai-tais", we scored a nice table with lots of light from Fatboybakes' efforts. We were all tempted to go for the Curry Laksa but since we wanted to try other items, I opted for their Nasi Lemak (RM15). It was a good choice since it came in an artfully arranged platter which made the other two food bloggers green with envy! Here they used pandan tinged basmati rice for their coconut rice which was wonderfully fragrant. The sides like the chicken curry (you could change this for beef or sotong if you preferred) and chili sauce was served in the boatlike banana bud leaves. I especially liked their sambal - thick, slightly sweet with chopped onions. It went so well with the rice and the cucumber sticks. Another plus point was their crunchy ikan bilis. Totally unlike the puny ones we usually get, these were enormous in comparison. Sliced in the middle, the crunchy fish were all curled up in different directions.
Lyrical Lemongrass and Fatboybakes both zoomed in on the Curry Laksa (RM15). Served in deep jade green bowls, the laksa was a hefty portion. I managed to get a taste of it and it was good stuff with lots of cockles, tofu puffs, chicken and noodles. Definitely something I want to return to House & Co for. Pretty Pui, Lyrical Lemongrass' friend had a Chicken Pita (RM12) which also looked good and laden with ingredients.
Of course, we had to order desserts and who could pass over the decadent Chocolate Brandy Torte. Sprinkled with cocoa powder on top, it was rich and sinful especially for lunch time when we shouldn't be consuming alchohol so early in the day.
They also serve a variety of layer cakes here and we tried the Prune Version. Heated up it was really nice especially with the tender prunes. Surprisingly it didn't feel so decadent especially when one knew it was filled with cholestrol laden eggs.
Although the food is great, the menu is pretty small (sandwiches, salads and a few Asian dishes) so don't expect lots of variety. Most people go for their signature Nasi Lemak and Curry Laksa or their generous sandwiches. Aside from amazing food, House & Co is also an ideal place to shop for furniture and household items. In fact, we bought most of our friend's Christmas presents here as we couldn't resist the pretty packaging (white paper and ribbons). So next time when you're scrambling on where to eat in Bangsar, remember this place tucked in a corner.
House & Co
Lot S15, East Wing
Bangsar Shopping Centre
Bangsar Shopping Centre
Tel No: 03 - 2094 4393
(Halal. Located next to the Japanese restaurant and within the House & Co shop. They serve lunch and teatime.)
*Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here is entirely based on my personal tastebuds and may vary for others. The reviewer also declares that she has not received any monetary or non-monetary compensation from the restaurant for writing this review.
Tagged with: Malaysian Food + Nasi Lemak + Curry Laksa