For Kerrie’s 55th birthday we had a relaxed dinner for 2 at BAIT at Bangsar Village. We had avoided this place mainly because we knew that with my love of oysters it would be an expensive night. However I managed to contain myself to just half a dozen which left room for the other lovely seafood dishes on offer.
I had eaten here a few times over the years and it never disappointed with its awesome seafood dishes. When seafood in Malaysia can often be consumed by spices and sauces it is great to have a place like BAIT where the menu keeps the seafood in its basic form with dishes that enhance and not take over the natural taste.
In addition to my half a dozen natural oysters we also went for the Baked Avocados, the Hokkaido Scallop and the Prawn and Mango Salad.
Early in the day I had arranged for the girls to video call in and we sang happy birthday to Kerrie while she blew out the candle on the small cakes that I got.
After dinner we walked back home to get Ruby and then out again with so Kerrie could have a neck and shoulder massage while I waited at VCR over a coffee. Ruby does not like it when we separate while out with her and so for the whole time at VCR she stood in the middle of the outdoor area watching and waiting for Kerrie.
Ruby and I basically had 3 main hangouts at Bangsar Village for morning coffee being:
- VCR, had the best coffee and a very Melbourne type vibe. Staff are really friendly and love Ruby so she gets a lot of attention. It can be a bit noisy however and the WiFi is not reliable which was generally main reason I would go elsewhere.
- Meet Joe, coffee is good, WiFi was great and best of the outdoor area for Ruby. She tended to rule this place making her way around to other patrons to be petted.
- Yeast Bistronomy, if Kerrie was joining then we tended to go to Yeast. Very elegantly done and so gave the chance to sit outside at nice tables with a French feel. Their bread is fantastic and Kerrie would always buy a loaf plus coffee with their fresh croissant was a nice change. Also a lovely host who could speak French and also loved Ruby.
Although Ruby liked socialising and coffee mornings, I think she will enjoy being back at Ocean Grove and the beach much more