|Semi al Fresco Dining, Hit & Mrs. Bangsar|
Hit & Mrs., Set Lunch, Bangsar
Words by Manveen Maan
Photos by The Yum List
The name itself evokes intrigue, so it’s no surprise that Hit & Mrs has garnered somewhat of a following, eager to sample the ingenious dishes its chefs come up with. We made our way down on a lazy Saturday afternoon, to what is probably the quietest spot in bustling Bangsar, and soaked up an atmosphere that spelt serenity. With indoor/outdoor seating, soft lighting and the lull of a nearby water feature, it was hard not to be seduced by the warm interiors and peacefully chic surroundings.
|Hit & Mrs., Bangsar|
That’s the point of difference with Hit & Mrs – it’s more than just outstanding food.. or rather, outstanding “experimental cuisine”. A meal here involves a healthy dose of inventive flavours, in a setting that can only be described as heavenly.
|Hit & Mrs. Dining Area and Kitchen|
Although famed for its brunch menu, Hit & Mrs has recently altered its mealtimes, making lunch the drawing card of this establishment. And with competitive prices (RM45 for a 2-course menu, RM55 for a 3-course menu), you’d be hard pressed to find a better deal in this neck of the woods. The 3-course menu comes with a cup of coffee or an iced lemon tea, which we happily sipped on while waiting for the food to arrive.
|Iced Lemon Tea|
We started off with the braised duck leg, and it set the bar high from the moment we had the first mouthful. Served with onion confit and potato espuma, this brilliantly braised dish was tender, juicy and oh-so-delicious. Another option in the starter category is the beetroot confit salad, a delightful mix of orange, picked onion, pink radish, and wild rocket, with a dash of balsamic dressing. I always love cool salads in the Malaysian heat, so this dish won extra points with me.
|Braised Duck Leg|
|Beetroot Confit Salad|
First on the mains list was the pan-seared barramundi, a choice that I highly recommend. The fish itself was sheer perfection, with all three of us gobbling it down in record time. Served with fava beans, petit pois (otherwise known as peas to us plebs) and bacon ragout, it also comes with lotus root chips, adding a distinctly Asian flavour to an otherwise European dish.
|Pan Seared Barramundi|
If chicken is more up your alley, the roasted farm chicken breast is your best bet. A perfectly roasted, relatively-generous portioned piece, it came served with creamy polenta and fried garlic pieces that again, attested to the chefs’ desire to fuse two worlds of cooking together. The combination is a winning one.
|Roasted Farm Chicken Breast|
Dessert is always a highlight for me and the options here are a hit (no pun intended). I preferred the raspberry granite (with vanilla chantilly and almond crumble) for its milky, sweet overtones and crunchy almond crumble bits. I did however, find the green tea mousse surprisingly palatable. Served with adzuki bean and black sesame ice cream, it wasn’t overtly bitter like some other green tea desserts are.
|Green Tea Mousse|
The lunch menu changes ever so often but rest assured, you’re in good hands regardless of what day you pop into the restaurant. And if you fancy a tipple after that meal, hop upstairs to their funky retro bar – complete with paraphernalia from the 60s and 70s, large rattan chairs and a bartender who takes her drink seriously. Don’t say you weren’t warned.
|Lounge and Bar Upstairs|
Reasons to visit: stylish ambience; Roasted Farm Chicken Breast; Barramundi; Braised Duck Leg; Beetroot Confit Salad; unique cocktails.
Hit & Mrs
No 15 & 15A
Taman Weng Lock
Lorong Kurau, Bangsar
59000 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +603 2282 3571
Lunch: 12:00pm - 3:00pm (Tuesday - Saturday)
Dinner: 7:00pm - 11:00pm (Tuesday - Saturday)