Monday, March 14, 2011

ronnycakes reviews: Basil at Bangsar Village I

Good Thai cuisine is hard to come by and I've yet to find a place in KL with amazing Thai food. Basil Thai Nudle Bar serves average Thai food with reasonable prices, which explains why it always gets really crowded at during office lunch times with patrons ranging from executives to office workers.


The group that owns Basil (SEA group) actually also owns more than 8 other restaurants under different names such as: Amarin, Thai Thai, Just Thai, Good Evening Bangkok etc and I find this to be rather strange as I used to think all of them were different restaurants until I discovered that.. they have a highly similar menu. XD
That's a bit misleading for people who don't know about it, don't you think?

View of Bangsar from our window-seat.

Anyway, every time we visit Basil, we always always have their Pandan Chicken which is actually one of the best that I've tried. A while back my Mum and I took a trip to Coca Restaurant for Thai food (instead of steamboat; I suppose that was our first mistake) but was utterly disappointed with the dry and bland Pandan Chicken (and pretty much dry and bland everything else xp).

Lovely Pandan Leaves Chicken (RM15.90 for 5 pieces) fresh-fried, glistening with oil.

The chicken unwrapped - the drumstick meat is incredibly tender and packs a punch in flavour. Not too oily and one can tell that no spices were spared when marinating the meat!

Sadly, the Tom Yam Soup in Basil does not live up to my standards, as the soup that they have here is much too sweet for my taste. As for the clear Tom Yam Soup, I had an even worse experience with it. It was spicy in a way that numbed my insides and gave my stomach a sort of "gastric-feel" to it after a few sips. Needless to say, I never order the Tom Yam anymore when I eat here. :P


Instead, we now almost always have the Red Curry Chicken (RM14.50) which is incredibly good! It is in fact pretty spicy, but as my boyf put it: "spicy in a good way". Very fragrant and concentrated, not watery or anything, and the amount of coconut milk is just right for me as well! The chicken used is of the breast variety, but is the meat is not tough or hard.

Some vegetables to balance out the meal: Stir-fried Baby Kailan with Salted Fish (RM10.90).
Loving the salted fish used in the frying!

Japanese Beancurd with Minced Chicken (RM11.90); normal fare like what you would get in Chinese restaurants outside.

All in, if you’re craving for Thai food and don’t want to burn a hole in your pocket, Basil is a worthy choice.
Also, if you are a holder of the Jusco MemberCard, you also get 10% off your total bill! That's one of the reasons why my mum loves to come here so much. :P

Lot G10 Ground Floor, Bangsar Village
1 Jalan Telawi Satu, Bangsar Baru,
59100 Kuala Lumpur


Baby Sumo said...

Perhaps you can try Erawan.

:: Clarissane :: said...

Khunthai next!

Wils said...

looks delish! always wanted to try Basil but never got the chance to. Clar, what say u? =D oh but Plan B first =p
Clar, what's with your profile pic? LOL

:: Clarissane :: said...

Wils: I'm up anytime :D aiyoh old damn old photo wei hahahhaha

ronnycakes said...

I have yet to try plan B food!

AugustDiners said...

i agree with baby sumo on Erawan, by far the best thai in town :)


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