Jan 3, 2015

Acme South @ Bangsar Village I KL - MEHHH...

Deja Vu. The best word to describe my current state of mind. While I'm writing this, a day before the dawn of the new year, I can't help but felt that I've dismally underachieved this year. But then again, I don't think I've ever over-fulfilled in any of my new year resolutions. By the end of the day, I always urge myself to feel grateful of the good things that comes my way.

Acme South

It was a nice windy evening, perfect for alfresco dining. I chose a table right next to the entrance of the restaurant, with a pictorial view of the streets in sight. To me, the Telawi Streets have this alluring vibe and charm that I've always been attracted to, especially when the sky goes dark and when the lights lit up, one of the reasons I enjoy coming to Bangsar so much.

Acme South. The baby sister of the much talked about Acme Bar Coffee at Trioka KL. Unlike the former which serves mainly Western dishes, Acme South decks up an array of Texan Barbecue and South American delights, with a captivating ambiance and a little more focused in terms of menu wise perhaps.

At a glance, there are some pretty interesting-eats in the Acme South all-day breakfast menu, but it had already ended at 5pm. We weren't here for that anyway. By word of mouth, I knew what came highly recommended and with a growling tummy in mind, it didn't take long for me to place my order.

Ice Lemonade. Rm9.

Hard Rootbeer Float. Rm27.

Half whiskey (possibly Black Label, I didn't ask): Half rootbeer, topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. This was some pretty strong and really good stuff. Order only if you're a fan of hard liquor.

Beef Brisket. Rm49.

The apparent highlight of Acme South - got me confused. The meat was great, with melt in the mouth textures, but flavors were quite bland, that even the 3 custom-blend sauce (which I didn't fancy also) didn't do much justice to it. By the end of the day, it felt as though I was eating a lightly rubbed, oily fillet of tender meat. 

Thing is - traditional Texan-styled brisket is like that. At most instances, slightly flatter in terms of flavors. Authentic no doubt, but let's be real, to get Malaysians to appreciate the original recipe, it may take some serious persuasion.

Shrimp Po Boy. Rm29.

Jam-packed with shrimp and salad, with a sauce that had a hint of sour twang to it, what I really liked about this - the lightly crusted garlic buttered baguette, and the potato wedges - those were very nicely done too.

Sizzling Peanut Brownie with Milo. Rm19.

Everyone knows that Acme Bar is famed for it's sizzling chocolate brownie. Here, there's a peanut brownie and milo version. Obviously lighter than the former, this had the right balance of sweetness, though not as sinfully satisfying as the chocolate one. The fun part - scrapping the sticky charred milo bits off the hot pan!

Overall Rating: 6/10. My meal was confusing in the beginning but thankfully lifted by the nicely done brownie towards the end. All in all, I thought my dinner here was at most decent, not my cup of tea maybe. If you'd ask me, I'd say that there're plenty of restaurants in the Bangsar area worthy of exploring than this one.

Acme South is located at:
Address: LG10 Bangsar Village I, 59100 Kuala Lumpur.
Phone: +603 2283 6288
Opening Hours: 11am-12am Daily

The restaurant is right at the entrance, facing Bangsar Village II.


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