Ricetaurant @ Bangsar Village II

I never got around to trying For Goodness Sake, and now I never will. It has since been replaced with Ricetaurant, a Chinese restaurant that is part of Canoodling in Bangsar Village II. The restaurant boasts an old school décor and the menu comprises Chinese tai chow and rice dishes. Ricetaurant is a part of Canoodling, as you can dine on either side and order from both places.

Service at both the restaurants has been consistently good throughout my visits – the staff were friendly, polite and attentive. rif had the Hainanese Chicken Chop set (RM15.90), which came with a complimentary soup. It was mentioned in the receipt that dessert was included, but we didn’t get any. I only realized this once I got home.

The soup that night was old cucumber soup, which was nothing to shout about. I would have preferred it to be hotter, but rif likes it warm.

The chicken chop reminded me of the sweet and sour pork served at tai chow restaurants. Except, it’s chicken. That said, the chicken was crisply fried and the sauce had the right balance of sweet, salty and tangy flavours.

Since rice isn’t my favourite thing to eat, I ordered the curry laksa (RM12.90) from next door. Portion was hearty – the noodles came with a large piece of drumstick, brinjal slices, long beans, tofu puffs and beansprouts.

I liked that the curry broth was spicy, thick and packed a wallop of flavours. It actually tasted better than many substandard curry laksa sold at hawker stalls.

Instead of our usual Inche Kabin, we ordered the Deep-fried Nam Yue Chicken (RM18.90). I found this rather ordinary. The chicken was a tad over fried and the fermented bean curd flavour wasn’t pronounced enough. I prefer the Inche Kabin as it has a more robust flavour and juicier texture.

The bubur cha cha (RM4.90) was creamy and mildly sweet, but portion was small and there were very few yam and sweet potato cubes in it.

Ambiance: 6.5/10
Price: 5/10
Food: 5/10 (pork-free)
Verdict: The rice dishes didn’t wow me, but I love the curry laksa and Inche Kabin from Canoodling.

Ricetaurant
2F-29, 2F Bangsar Village 2.
03-2287 1566
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Comments

  1. Michelle Chin says:

    what a quirky name for a restaurant. :)

  2. AugustDiners says:

    Can de name of restaurant be anymore original?? Haha…!

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