Asam Laksa Bangsar South Cendol New 2018 Penang Inspired

Bansan Bistro @ The Sphere, Bangsar South – Good Stuff

I was on my own last night, friends ditched me 🙁  I had a long day at work, was too tired to drive around and since I was passing through Bangsar South, decided to stop by The Sphere. Firstly, to get some groceries and secondly, to have dinner. As you guys know, there has been a number of new addition to The Sphere, I’ve tried 2 eateries so far – Ali, Muthu & Ah Hock @ Bangsar South – A good place for simple, local morning breakfast.  & Forty Hands @ The Sphere, Bangsar South – New kid on the block   , and the rest are yet to be explored. Since I was alone and it was all gloomy and rainy, I decided to walk around to see which eatery suits my lonesome self.

and I chose Bansan … how could I not ? Especially after my search online suggested that it’s Penang influenced.


The eatery was nice. I usually get a bit flustered if I were to head to an eatery on my own and not feel comfortable. Sometimes they flat out make it obvious that ‘loners’ arent welcome, sometimes its just the crowd, sometimes its may be the overall feel of the eatery , it may even be a combination of all three. I did not feel unwelcome in any way here though. In fact, I was more than comfortable, they were attentive, took my order and left me to my own devices. As I mentioned earlier, it was all rainy and gloomy, thanks to that – I was already in a lazy mood. Then add in slow RnB covers crooning through their audio … ooo, I was all relaxed and chilled. It is a nice feeling to be able to end a rather busy, tiring day this way.



Asam Laksa, 16 ringgit + Cendol with Vanilla Ice Cream, 9 ringgit


I decided to give this dish a go because I was feeling a little under the weather, I figured the broth would provide the heat I needed. The Asam Laksa was good. The only downside to this dish was that the broth was a tad watery. Other than that, it was all good. It tasted awesome, I enjoyed slurping it away , it surprisingly eased my throat. I like how they cut the laksa noodles into smaller pieces. The long noodles are usually slippery, it often is a battle in it self using chopsticks to get a couple of those noodles onto the spoon. Well, in this case, they thought about this complication and made it a whole lot easier for me.  As, you would notice, the dish came in a generous portion – lots of noodles, onions, greens, 2 large pieces of fish. It certainly did fill my tummy, satisfyingly.

To sweeten my experience here, I went for their Cendol. There was only a ringgit difference between the Cendol and Chendol + Ice Cream, so I went for the latter. The dessert too came in a generous portion. I do not come by many eateries these days that gives me plenty of those red beans and I sure am glad I got it here. Plenty of beans, green flour bits, palm sugar and a scoop of vanilla ice cream. I am one of those that simply do not like biting into ice, which meant that I waited for a while before giving in and tasting this dish. I like my cendol in a soupy, slurpy mess and after 5 minutes, that is exactly what I got. Once everything is mixed up, ooooo yumm! It was goood. Certainly worth another go.


Would I head here again?

Yes, I certainly will. I look forward to giving their Dry Kuey Teow and White Curry Mee a try. Even if it is not for their main dishes, I certainly will be back for their cendol.  It definitely is a good dessert to end my busy workday and head home all satisfyingly happy.


Address: Lot UG 08, Level UG, The Sphere, Bangsar South

Opening hours: Everyday. 10 am – 10 pm


Signing out now, Ciao.



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