Aida Zabidi

Nutmeg in Bangsar Village originally opened with the promise of serving all-day breakfast food – nothing short of pure genius, because breakfast food should be all day! The number of times I’ve had a craving for some scrambled eggs or pancakes, only to realize that it’s past the serving time is fairly significant. 

I’d been to Nutmeg a couple of times, and these days it seems like the place is always full – be sure to have reservations handy if you’re planning to come with a larger group, or on those peak weekend hours. It’s a cosy restaurant among Bangsar Village’s many offerings, and the front interior is simple and welcoming with its wooden furniture, open kitchen and warm colour scheme. The back room interior, with its hanging plants and wall lights is really pretty, but every time I’ve come there’s never any space. 

 

Despite the fact that it was dinner, I couldn’t resist the Brioche French toast (RM16) – usually comes with three different topping options, but I chose the banana, almond and butterscotch option. The bread was absolutely delicious, texture was soft but firm – just enough that the butterscotch didn’t soak its way through the bread, and you really can’t go wrong with warm, melted butterscotch and a generous portion of bananas. The almonds were a nice touch. Decadent, but bananas are healthy, right?

They also had specials on their menu, and one of our group tried their Moroccan chicken pasta (RM32), which came as a fairly generous serving. Spices were perfect – a friend remarked on how similar it was to a tagine, which would make sense considering the way the flavour soaked through the chicken, which was likely to have been baked or roasted. Definitely flavoursome – perfect for those who like stronger flavours. 

The lasagna or the beef bolognaise is also a favourite – but it does use wine, which is indicated in the menu for more discerning patrons (I suspect the menu was modified after an incident with a friend in the early days of opening who had to apologetically return the dish back to the kitchen after that realization). The bolognaise does have that strong beef and tomato flavour, and the mince is nice and tender. 

Overall, another successful offering at Bangsar Village – great for those chilled Sunday brunches (if you can get a table). 

Nutmeg is at Bangsar Village, on the first floor opposite Zara. 
UGF-28A, Bangsar Village II, 
Jalan Telawi 1, Bangsar Baru, 
Kuala Lumpur. 
Opening Hours: 930am – 1000pm (during mall hours) 
Tel: 03-22013663
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