A world away from the former space and given the playful and hippy atmosphere, Bangsar South welcomes SOULed Out’s third outlet after the success of the first and second outlets. After all these years, you’ll still find their signature dishes impressing both the old and new customers, leaving a good impression and enjoyable dining experiences. The range of dishes earned reputable feedback with good recipes well executed to appear pleasantly good looking before the diners’ eyes.
We start with the appetisers, all of which is selling in generous portion which are good enough to double as add on for communal eating when dining in a group. Summertime Salad (RM 23) puts together a good mix of salad leaves, horseradish, red pepper with a good aroma from the seafood mix, and topped with lovely alfafa.
The salad dishes were delightful and fresh. Leafs were crunchy and juicy and was absolutely perfect for sharing. Mango Prawn Salad (RM 23) might fall a little short behind Summertime Salad which has a more profound flavour, mainly because of the aroma and fragrant from grilled fish but mango lover would enjoy the sweet and tangy freshness.
Served with lip smacking chili sauce, the Deep Fried Calamari (RM 23) was a popular dish on our table. Despite a little greasy, the calamari weren’t overcooked and the amazing texture and crunch was inevitably addictive.
Also a good pub grub would be the huge plate of Cheese Nachos (RM 20), with rich mozarella melting in the bed of corn chips topped with salsa, jalapeños and olives for the extra kick.
Meat lover should drool over the Satay (beef and chicken) platter (RM 18) served with peanut sauce, nasi impit, fresh cucumbers and onions. While showcasing the Malaysian delight, also at the same time instantly firing your taste buds with the well marinated chunks of meat skewers with a rich mix of spices for those robust flavours.
The mains puts together a well mix of Asian and Western recipes and a good fusion crafted to suit the local palate. Many would agree to the rich flavour of the Soft Shell Crab Pasta (RM 25). It’s delectably served with a whole soft shell crab and pasta coated in rich creamy pasta sauce with a spike surprise of spiciness in it, and topped with generous sprinkle of parmesan cheese.
Something least creamy is the Pan Seared Grouper (Rm 29). Comes with pasta, and topped with some zucchini and cherry tomatoes, this one lets the aroma and flavour from seared fish takes center stage in this dish.
Duck and Sundried Tomato Pasta (Rm 26) puts two robust flavour together and then balancing it with pasta and some nice rocket leaves.
With a well disperse of selection on the menu; some is good for solo while others makes it strictly for sharing. Serving a generous and gigantic piece of meat on a bed of mashed potatoes and grilled vegetable, there is the Lamb Shank (RM 39). Garlic mashed potatoes contributes creaminess and moist to this dish on top of the tasty gravy. Alas, lamb didn’t quite stand out as it wasn’t cooked to perfect tender.
Showcasing oriental in the menu is their Asian inspired dishes. Phad Thai (RM 16) is impressive with a well balanced sweetness and sour from the lime really brings out the flavour of this one. And the mix of vegetables in it was at the right amount to compensate what was missing. Lovely bean sprouts, coriander, ground nuts and chili served separately, spicy level can easily be adjusted accordingly.
The next fantastic comes from the deeply infused and perfectly marinated pieces of mutton served with naan and papadum. Mutton Varuval (RM 27, complimented with mint sauce and it completes it.
Butter Chicken(RM 24) here earns an identity of its own with tender pieces of chicken to contrast the lovely briyani rice, and serving with a good balance of vegetables, making this a beautiful firework of flavours and texture.
Dessert certainly would be the scene stealer on any table. Lava Cake (RM 15) made posh with a huge scoop of Haagen Dazs vanilla ice cream on the warm and moist chocolate. Tropical Pavlova (RM 12) featured the prettiest colour combinations for the night with the fresh fruit garnishes.
Being bold and creative with their desserts, diners will find themselves also exploring unusual mix of ingredients with the Gula Melaka Jackfruit Cheesecake (RM 12). This combination might not appeal too much to me but was a good attempt.
Lastly, with a cosy layout of high stools and tables, the array of alcohol beverages is inevitably charming for the happy hours. More photos HERE. Also check out their Rainbow Shooters (RM 90) with a lovely showcase of colour transformation.
As interesting as the food menu can be, their cocktails are all fancy with a twist of their own and absolutely charming for happy hours.
The SOULed OUT Bangsar South is located at :
G11-12, Nexus Bangsar South,
7 Jalan Kerinchi,
59200 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-22423308 or 013-6131663
Opening hours : Mon- Sun (12 noon – closing)
GPS: 3.110225, 101.666078
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