nosh it down!

5 Nov 2012 § 4 Comments

One thing I love about weekends is the opportunity to try some of the entries on my ‘to-eat’ list. After a failed attempt to visit LOKL Coffee Co on Saturday no thanks to KL’s infamous traffic (which the boyfriend attributes to everyone going shopping as it’s the weekend after salaries have been paid, heh!), we decided to be a little less ambitious on Sunday by heading to Nosh, a fairly new café at Jalan Telawi 3 in Bangsar.

Nosh. I like the plain big fonts.

The entrance

Nosh is located just a few shoplots down from CZiplee, so it’s pretty easy to find. The café wasn’t very crowded when we arrived around 11+am and we sat at a table outside as the weather was nice and breezy.

So how’s the food, you ask?

The boyfriend went for the Full Monty – a veritable feast consisting of two eggs, mushrooms, bacon, hash brown, ham, toast and four sausages. I love the presentation, very appealing to the eye! Can’t count on the boy for a food review though, as all he said when I asked his opinion about his order was something along the lines of, ‘Not bad…quite nice!’.

I was being my usual greedy ol’ self and decided to order two dishes…pancakes with berry compote and mascarpone and French toast with peanut butter. First up, the pancakes!

Doesn’t it look absolutely delish? Again, thumbs up for presentation. And yes, it tastes as good as it looks. The pancakes were nice and fluffy, and they were very generous with the berry compote – each mouthful had a nice balance of pancake+berries. The sweetness from the mascarpone and slight dusting of icing sugar was perfectly offset by the slightly sourish tang of the compote. I would definitely order this again the next time we go.

French toast with peanut butter – again, someone in the kitchen has a good eye for plating food. Sadly, this particular dish was quite a let down. The cornflakes were a nice touch, but it started to go soft halfway thru the meal. The weak link of this dish was definitely the bread. It had a very ‘doughy’ taste and texture and was soggy in the middle, which was a far cry from what I’d expected a French toast to be. I thought I tasted some nuts in the peanut butter as well – they’d either added in nuts or used chunky peanut butter – either way, there was just too much textures in a mouthful…the crunch from the cornflakes, the stickiness of the bread and the peanut butter and the gooey bananas.

Maybe it’s a personal preference but I think French toast, like all classic things – be it food or clothes – can, and should be kept simple. Get the bread right, and everything else (peanut butter, bacon, honey, nuts, fruits and whatever else you can think of) can be kept as a side dish…a good French toast can be eaten by itself.

We were given a scoop of lemon yogurt ice cream each, on the house, to finish off our meal (thank you!). Tangy and light, it was a nice end to the meal.

I would definitely like to go back to try some of their other dishes, plus the service was impeccable – the guy who waited on our table was unfailingly polite and friendly. It’s still early days, hence the lack of the usual morning crowd, so do pay Nosh a visit before the place gets wayyyy too crowded for a nice and quiet Sunday morning brunch!

7 Jalan Telawi 3
Bangsar Baru, Kuala Lumpur
Closed on Mondays

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