Monday, 12 January 2009

Piggin' Out: U Restaurant, Bangsar

Restaurant: U Restaurant
Address: 69-1, Jalan Bangkung, Bukit Bandaraya, Bangsar
Tel: 03 2093 1268
Opening times: 12-2.30pm and 6-11pm
Cuisine: Japanese
Other reviews: TheEdge article, Jules Eating Guide

Last weekend, Rommel and I visited our chiropractor after a 4-month disappearance (we've been busy and been procrastinating since our last appointment in August). She's moved to Jalan Bangkung from Jalan Telawi so that means new restaurants to check out!

Now, Jalan Bangkung isn't exactly a new place to me as my aunt and family have been living there for the past 15 years (maybe more?). I love the quiet and discreet surroundings of this part of Bangsar, it's full of memories since I spent most of my childhood weekends at my aunt's house.

We tried U Restaurant - a sister restaurant to Uzen in Concorde Hotel, KL.

Rommel had the sashimi set - RM35 for 8 pcs of sashimi, a bowl of rice, soup and chawan mushi. Portions here are pretty small and and really, it looked rather depressing. The butterfish tataki was overdone and tasted funny. The rest were just mediocre. A far cry from what we usually get at Uzen (it's on my dad's list of decent Japanese restaurants in KL).

I had the pomfret zosui - also RM35. Pricey but at least the pomfret was fresh. A clean, simple meal.

For dessert, we shared the banana fritters with ice cream. (RM12).
The bananas were deep fried in tempura batter. Didn't taste as good as your usual roadside pisang goreng but that's because the bananas were not ripe enough. Solved by dunking it in the ice cream.

Overall: Nothing special. And there was no one else in the restaurant that Saturday which is rather unsettling but then again, we got there at 2pm.
Will we go back? Probably not in the near future.