From the enchanting, mysterious darkness of Chynna, we move on to illumination. This is Marmalade at Bangsar Village II. A cheerful brightness greeted us as we entered Marmalade for our Sunday brunch after doing my weekly grocery shopping at The Village Grocer. A whole side of the cafe is panelled from floor to ceiling with glass windows allowing Malaysia's pride, sunny skies, to show off its hues of blue, white and yellow. The walls, floors and furnishings are bathed in warm sunlight. This is the place to go for a lift of spirits.
The Bald Eagle and I opted for the brunch menu. He wanted a hearty breakfast, as all real men do so that they can show off their eating abilities and flex their muscles at the same time. How do they flex their muscles, you ask? Have you seen how they slice their sausage (no pun intended), sleeves rolled up, with biceps and triceps bulging? Or how the squareness of their jaws move as they chew their bacon slowly with a "come hither" look?
Anyway, this is his Brekkie set. Hearty and satisfying.
I, on the other hand, have a liking for corn bread, so I ordered the Corn bread set. The meal came in the form of a sandwich with slices of bacon (beef bacon?) in between the bread and an egg on top. The bread, served hot, was rich in taste and fluffy in texture, with whole corn kernels visible in the bread, and I must say that this is the best corn bread I have ever tasted. I didn't care much for the baked beans (which seems to be the norm, and which I find quite unimaginative, whenever one asks for an english breakfast), but what I absolutely loved was the avocado salad on the side. The diced avocado had been tossed in freshly squeezed ginger juice, butter and a sprinkling of ground pepper to create a sweet, tangy flavour that was just so refreshing.
Brunch sets, which come with coffee, tea or juice, are priced at approximately RM20.
1F-18, First Floor, Bangsar Village II,
No.1, Jalan Telawi Dua, Bangsar Baru,
Tel: 03-2282 8301