Have you ever been to The Talk in Bangsar? Well, it just so happens that this Japanese bistro was one of my clients when I was working in NST years ago, which was how I discovered this place. I remember my first experience dining at The Talk was for a food review I did for this particular client. So everything was on the house and I had a taste of the best they had to offer together with some of my colleagues and our trusty photographer then. It was really fun doing food reviews during my NST days; I was treated to the best items on the menu and impeccable service too, seeing that their purpose was to impress me, the critic! ;)
Ever since that day, The Talk has become one of our favourite places to visit whenever we crave for some tasty Japanese cooked food! There are so many items to choose from, but we're really quite familiar with the menu so B and I already knew what to order even before reaching Bangsar.
Naturally I had to have my Pina Colada. It is my all-time favourite mocktail and The Talk serves the best one! Plus, it goes really well with almost everything on the menu, including our choices for the day.
We decided to be adventurous by ordering 2 appetizers - our customary seasoned Baby Octopus and the Gyoza Dumplings. The latter was a first time order for us and it was just okay, perhaps I need to acquire the taste for it but the octopus was simply scrumptious! This is a must try for anyone dining at The Talk; the zucchini on the side makes a refreshing addition to the sweetness of the baby octopus; together, it's simply divine!
As usual, I couldn't resist ordering my favourite dish ...Sizzling Prawns while B had the Sizzling Salmon! It is the spicy mayo sauce that really brings out the tastiness of the prawns and this dish goes extremely well with Garlic Fried Rice, which we also ordered.
So if you happen to be in the neighbourhood, do stop by and check out this awesome bistro. The food is delicious and the ambience is as cosy as it gets. The music is also great as it plays a lot of 80s and 90s music so I know I'm in for a good time every time we dine at The Talk. Oh and if you look closely enough, you might even spot Mariuca in her favourite corner, happily sipping her Pina Colada and enjoying her Baby Octopus! ;)