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Celebrate Ramadan 2018 with Kampung Warisan Buffet at Bijan Bar and Restaurant, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Last week, we received an invitation from Bijan Bar & Restaurant to a sneak preview of their Kampung Warisan Buffet to celebrate this Ramadan 2018. We had a great deal of excitement and expectation as we were about to enjoy a sumptuous feast at one of the upscale Malay fine-dining restaurants in KL. In this holy month, the restaurant will serve a compelling assortment of fine cuisine in kampung style curated by Head Chef Shawai and his culinary team. Of course, my team and I would not pass up this chance.

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With its classy and stylish furnishings, Bijan welcomed us with soothing Malay music in an intimate ambiance.

We were stunned as in front of our eyes was an extravagant spread of delectable appetizers, mains and desserts laid out on the buffet aisle. It was really enjoyable to see live-cooking stalls with friendly chefs who tailor-made all of these old-school favorites. We were ready to get spoilt!

 

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A friendly chef at the live-cooking stall, cooking Rendang Tok.

 

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I went to the clay-pot section and found myself overwhelmed with various appealing delicacies.

 

Nasi Lemak Pandan.

I started with Nasi Lemak Pandan as it had an eye-catching green color and inviting sweet scent. It was tender and fluffy, aromatic and ambrosially rich in flavor exuded from the coconut and pandan leaves. The Nasi Lemak with its subtle creaminess and sweetness was downright great!

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I’ll tell you my little secret! Mix the rice with this Masak Lemak Ikan Salai Bacang and it would be a sublime combination.

The Masak Lemak Ikan Salai Bacang stood out with its yellowish gravy and a red flower-shaped chili lain on top of it. I love how tastily rich and soft the Ikan was yet it was not flaky at all. The Bacang was an excellent choice as it added a bit of sweet and sour flavor; hence, balanced the greasiness of the fish.

Next came Kerutup Itik and Opor Daging.

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Kerutup Irik

First up, Kerutup Itik. The Kerutup was gratifyingly tender with a tantalizing scent coming from various herbs and spices. A hint of piquancy lingered on the tip of my tongue, followed by a natural sweetness from the duck. What I love the most was the spot-on moistness of the meat as without a skillful hand, the meat can either be excessively juicy or overly dry.

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Opor Daging

Opor Daging – which is beef slowly cooked in coconut milk, allured me by its impressively flavorful smell. It was, of course, tangy and fat as a result of being braised in the coconut milk. At the same time, the beef was incredibly tender and within a few seconds inside the mouth, the Daging emanated a comfortably beefy taste which was absolutely outstanding.

If you are prawn aficionados then it’s time to whet your appetite because these two upcoming dishes will definitely capture your heart.

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Udang Sambal Berempah

Udang Sambal Berempah is a spicy dish that would also mingle perfectly with the Nasi Lemak Pandan. Though its spiciness tingled my whole tongue, the freshness of the prawn was still spot-on. A decent heap of spices and heat crept into my nose and enticed all the taste buds. Simply too good to pass up!

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The next dish, Udang Tempoyak, triggered my curiosity with its name.

What would it be to taste udang with tempoyak (fermented durian)? I was swept away after the first bite – the prawn was so rich and deep in flavor which I believe only tempoyak can bring such taste to it.  The udang oozed its own sweetness which was then complimented by an exquisite flavor and fatness from the tempoyak. This intense richness was so addictive that I could not help but picked one more piece. It was such a guilty pleasure.

I could wait no more to introduce my 3 favorite dishes of the day.

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Coming first is the Ketam Cili Bersantan – a flower crab unlike any others.

Don’t be deceived by the Ketam Cili Bersantan‘s unpretentious look as your mind will be blown after the first bite. I was gobsmacked! The crab was perfectly cooked until its meat became buttery, incredibly soft and truly melt-in-the-mouth.  There is no shortcoming in terms of taste. It totally won my heart for its tantalizing creaminess and perfect spiciness. And I know I might sound over-exaggerating but it was truly heaven in your mouth!

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The ingredients for Rendang Tok were arranged nicely at the live-cooking station.
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The mouth-watering Rendang Tok after being cooked.

The golden-hued ‘kerisik’ (toasted coconut) and its tempting smell silently triggered my salivation. The beef was wonderfully flavorful! The luscious sweetness from the beef mixed nicely with the kerisik which then enticed all the five senses. Every shred of the meat boasted a tangy and honey-like flavor on the tip of the tongue. What can I say? Extraordinarily scrumptious!

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Otak-otak

It took me a few seconds to realize these stunning morsels are Otak-otak. Innovatively wrapped in a unique way which showcased its attractive yellowish color, the Otak-otak totally captured my attention once they were brought out. Its incredible tenderness was spot-on. I still remember vividly the spiciness, fieriness and molten goodness blended well together in just one bite, leaving my eyes close in admiration. I was totally in awe!

I am an ardent advocate of Kerabu, to be honest. I love the burst of rich and fresh flavor when the Kerabu hits the tongue and the robust aftertaste that lingers once you savored every morsel. Of course you should not miss the 3 dishes of Kerabu here which are Kerabu Isi Ketam, Kerabu Ikan Pari and Kerabu Kerang Bersantan.

It’s time for some noodles!

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Laksa Kedah and Laksam

I grabbed a bowl and started to customize my own Laksa Kedah. A hint of “pedas-ness” hit my tongue within a second, followed by the combination of sourness and sweetness from the broth. If chili is not enough to titillate your taste buds, just take a dollop of sambal for a spicy kick!

It was the first time I had ever heard about Laksam – a laksa dish which is commonly found in the East Coast. The rice noodles were made nicely into multi-layer flat rolls. I was excited to shower these fine cuts with the rich and creamy kuah putih – a white gravy made from coconut and fish. The softness and freshness of the rice noodles made every bite a pleasant treat. The kuah putih was tangy and as elegant as it seemed, it added a hint of coconut flavor which was enjoyable and slightly sweet. I love it!

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Asam Pedas station.

Don’t forget to pay a visit to the Asam Pedas stand which tucked away in the corner. Here you can pick your favorite ingredients such as Ikan Pari, Ikan Kembung and Daging and get the fiery hot Asam Pedas brought to your table in the blink of an eye.

Finally, it was time to please my sweet tooth – dessert time! The bite-sized desserts fed our eyes with their attractively colorful looks and various shapes. Here comes a quick tour for it.

My two most favorites are Apam Balik and Pengat Pulut Durian.

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Apam Balik.

I firstly went to the Apam Balik section as it was freshly made on the spot and you can customize your own Apam Balik! Nevertheless, the chef would generously give as many sprinklings and fillings as you want! The Apam Balik here was truly a delicacy for the soul. It was crispy outside yet moist inside, oozed a luscious scent and of course, an additive sweetness that you cannot resist.

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Kuih-muih
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Finally, take a piece of date because who would not want this piece of blessing?

The Pengat Pulut Durian which is glutinous rice with durian sauce was a true indulgence for durian lovers! The durian sauce was creamy and fat as usual and it will definitely melt your heart. Don’t forget to try the Bubur Caca which was just as delectable and the all-time favorite Kuih Muih which made me totally enthralled by their moderate sweetness and fluffy softness.

After all this heavenly indulgence, I was overwhelmed to know that this is just a prelude to more dishes coming in 4 specially rotating tailored menus served in this holy month. These luscious delights really nurture my ever-growing love for Malay cuisine with its perfect renditions of old-school tastes as well as innovative flavors. Special thanks to Bijan for this opportunity.

Early bird promotion at RM100 nett per person. Early bird vouchers can be purchased at Bijan or online via TABLEAPP online reservation. (T&C apply)

>> Click here to book a table at Bijan’s Kampung Warisan Buffet.

 

KAMPUNG WARISAN buffet

RM110++ per person. Early bird at RM100 nett per person before May 21, 2018.

Time:    Available from May 21 to June 13, 2018.

  • Buffet from 7pm to 9.30pm.
  • A-la-carte menu from 9pm onwards.

 

Bijan

3, Jalan Ceylon,

50200 Kuala Lumpur.


 

 

Top Restaurants to Celebrate Mother’s Day 2018 in Klang Valley

Happy Mother’s Day to all the beautiful mothers in the world! We all have endless love for the greatest women in our life, yet it’s never abundant to shower them with extra love and gifts on this special day! It’s time to treat your Mom to delectable food and show her how she means to you by opting to one of these Top Restaurants to Celebrate Mother’s Day 2018.

 

1/ Free Food and Chocolate for Your Greatest Woman at Sapore

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If your Mom gravitates towards an authentic taste of Italian and Spanish food, Sapore should be one indispensible restaurant on your list. You may want to treat her to their sumptuous Suckling Pig Porchetta or melt her heart with their remarkable Hot Tapas.

On Mother’s Day, the restaurant is ready to surprise your Mom with complimentary gifts perfectly chosen for this special occasion! A Free Paella/Sangria/Mocktail for your family with minimum spending of RM 50. And what’s more special than giving your Mom the sweetest molten goddess – chocolate? Yes, the restaurant is going to give Free chocolate for all mama in the world!

A paper quilling workshop will also be held at the restaurant for family bonding time!

Time: Available on 13 May, 2018.

Location: 18, Persiaran Ampang, Desa Pahlawan, Ampang, 55000 Kuala Lumpur.

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2/ Complimentary Limited Menu Items for All Mothers at Signature at The Roof

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Believe in your eyes because you’ve seen it correctly! On this special day, all mothers can savor Signature’s limited menu items for Free! You can now indulge your Mom in gastronomic dining experience, enjoy award-winning signature cocktails and exquisite delights while worry less about the cost!

The menu items include Chicken Cordon Bleu with Salted Egg Sauce; Pan Fried Salmon with Seafood Turmeric sauce, Vegetables & Mashed Potatoes; Smoked Duck Aglio Olio with Arugula and Slow Braised Lamb Shank! The promotion perfectly suits a family get-together as it is applicable to 1 Mom with minimum of 2 paying customers.


Time: Available on 12 May and 13 May, 2018. 

Location
: Sky Level, 1 First Avenue, Bandar Utama, 47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

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3/ Special Set Menus with Abalone, Tiger Prawn and More at Zuan Yuan, One World Hotel

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To reward all Moms with a day to remember, the Zuan Yuan’s maestros rise to the occasion and offers three set menus available for lunch and dinner. Expect dishes like the Braised 18 head Abalone and Homemade Bean Curd with Superior Oyster Sauce, Oven Baked Tiger Prawn with Cheese, Garlic and Butter Sauce, Braised Fish Maw Soup “Fook Chow” Style with Abalone and Chilled Mango Puree with Pomelo and Sago topped with Vanilla Ice Cream to satiate the appetite.

Time: Available from 7 May to 13 May, 2018.

Location: Level G, One World Hotel, First Avenue, Bandar Utama City Centre, 47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

Price: RM688.00 nett for 4 pax, RM888.00 nett for 6 pax and RM1488.00 nett for 10 pax.

>> Click here to reserve a table at Zuan Yuan

 

4/ Unlimited Kurobuta Meat and Festive Drinks Only On This Mother’s Day at Rocku Yakiniku

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Thinking of a place to celebrate a heart-warming Mother’s Day with your beloved mother? Treat your Mom to a feast at ROCKU Yakiniku as the restaurant is having a special promotion for the whole family! The restaurant is also famous for its wide range of tantalizing cuts of meat air-flown all the way from Australia and New Zealand.

On this Mother’s Day, treasure your Mom for her unconditional love by indulging herself and the whole family in unlimited Kurobuta Pork, 1 piece of Abalone, 100g of Smoked Duck and unlimited 4 Festive Drinks only at RM69.90++! Don’t forget to entertain your Mom with live band performances that play various genres of music such as Pop-Rock, Acoustic and Jazz in a casual, upbeat ambiance!

 
Time: Available from 5pm onward on 13 May, 2018.
*Optional to purchase on the 11th and 12th (lunch / dinner session).

Location:
Rocku Yakiniku Pavilion, Lot 07.01.03, Level 7, Pavillion Kuala Lumpur, 168, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur.

Rocku Yakiniku 1 Utama, Lot F355/356/357, First Floor, Rainforest, 1 Utama Shopping Centre, 1, Lebuh Bandar Utama, 47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

Price: RM69.90++.

>> Click here to reserve a table at Rocku Yakiniku Pavilion

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6/ Kimono-wearing Lessons with Attractive Prizes at Genji, Hilton Petaling Jaya

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You don’t need to take you Mother all the way to Japan to savor authentic foods! Head to Genji for a genuine taste of Japan right in PJ with hand-picked air-flown produces made into traditional Kaiser sets, lunch and dinner buffet. This award-winning restaurant is preparing a memorable buffet lunch for your awe-inspiring woman this Mother’s Day! Your Mom will have great fun learning how to wear a Kimono and have the chance to win attractive prizes for being the best-dressed mother!

First 10 mothers wearing kimono will be entitled for 50% off!

Time: Available from 11.30am to 2.30pm on 13 May, 2018.

Location: Level 1, Hilton Petaling Jaya, 2 Jalan Barat, PJS 52, 46200 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

Price: RM179 nett per adult; RM85 nett per child.
15% off for HPC members and participating credit cards.

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Happy Mother's Day

Mother’s Day Promotions in Malaysia, 2018

Happy Mother's Day

MOTHER’S DAY PROMOS 2018

 

 KUALA LUMPUR 

 

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PLOY

Time: 03 May – 13 May, 2018.
What’s Special: Treat your beloved mother to a 6-course meal including Angus Beef, Steamed Seabass, fresh seafood and more!
Location:
Ploy Damansara: G-02, Ground floor, Work@Clearwater, Off Jalan Semantan, Damansara Heights.

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SOLEIL

Price: RM160++
Time:
 13 May, 2018, 11am – 3pm.
What’s Special: Head to Soleil and a feast is waiting for you! Savour Mother’s Day Brunch with unlimited order of delectable food including Starters, Main Courses and Desserts.
Location: Lot 7 & 8, 2nd Floor, DC Mall, Plaza DC, Damansara City, 6, Jalan Damanlena.

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SAPORE

Time:  13 May, 2018.
What’s Special: A Free Paella/Sangria/Mocktail for your family with minimum spending of RM 50 and free chocolate for all super mothers!
Location: 18, Persiaran Ampang, Desa Pahlawan, Ampang.

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MAISON FRANCAISE

Price: From RM148++.
Time:  13 May, 2018.
What’s Special: A Sunday Brunch menu specially curated for this Mother’s Day with the choice of seafood, Confit of Lamb Leg, Lobster Ravioli and more.
Location: 5, Jalan Changkat Kia Peng.

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ESSENCE,
SHERATON IMPERIAL KUALA LUMPUR

Time:  13 May, 2018.
Price:
RM123 nett/adult; RM61.50 nett/child.
What’s Special:
 Make a Mother’s Day Brunch reservation & win a FREE spa session for your mother at Mandara Spa (T&Cs apply).
Location: Level 1, Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur Hotel, Jalan Sultan Ismail.

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CELESTIAL COURT,
SHERATON IMPERIAL KUALA LUMPUR

Price: RM138 nett/person; RM69/child.
Time:  13 May, 2018.
What’s Special: Treat your Mother to an Imperial Dim Sum Brunch this Mother’s Day and be the first 20 people to get a FREE spa for her.
Location: Level 3, Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur Hotel, Jalan Sultan Ismail.

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VILLA DANIELI RESTAURANT,
SHERATON IMPERIAL KUALA LUMPUR

Price: RM123 nett/adult, RM61.50 nett/child.
Time:  13 May, 2018.
What’s Special: Treating her to an authentic Italian Brunch & stand a chance to win her a free spa session.
Location: Level 5, Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur Hotel, Jalan Sultan Ismail.

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IKETERU,
HILTON KUALA LUMPUR

Time:  13 May, 2018.
What’s Special: Enjoy a comprehensive and alluring menu of a traditional and innovative combination. For every RM500, you can get RM200 voucher for your next visit.
Location: Level 5, Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur Hotel, Jalan Sultan Ismail.

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TANGERINE,
THE FACE SUITES

Time:  12 & 13 May, 2018.
What’s Special: Enjoy 3-course set lunch, 3-course set dinner & 5-course set dinner with the best produces such as Angus Beef, Lobster or Japanese Wagyu Beef.
Location: THE FACE Suites, 1020 Jalan Sultan Ismail.

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RAMA V FINE THAI CUISINE

Price: From RM479 nett for 4 persons.
Time:  07 May – 13 May, 2018.
What’s Special: Delectable dishes are waiting for you at the restaurant in 2 special set menus. The set will come with a complimentary mug.
Location: No. 5, Jalan U Thant.

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TWO-OX FRENCH BISTRO BAR

Price: RM130++ per pax
Time:  13 May, 2018.
What’s Special: A 4-course set menu with Foie Gras, Seared Lobster Meat, Josper Grill Grass Fed Tenderloin and more.
Location: 56G, Jalan Doraisamy.

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WONDERMAMA BANGSAR VILLAGE

Time: 13 May, 2018.
What’s Special: Savour traditional Asian cuisine and get a free Wondermama bowl with minimum spending of RM80 per single receipt.
Location: G6, Bangsar Village. 1, Jalan Telawi 1, Bangsar Baru.

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ROCKU YAKINIKU

Price: RM 69.90++.
Time:
 13 May, 2018; from 5pm onwards.
What’s Special: Savour an abalone, 100 gm Roasted Duck, unlimited Kurobuta and drinks of 4 festive favorites. Don’t forget to take a free photoshooting!
Location:
ROCKU Yakiniku Pavilion: Lot 07.01.03, Level 7, Pavillion Kuala Lumpur, 168, Jalan Bukit Bintang.

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LINK – ALL DAY DINING

Price: RM98 nett per adult; RM49 nett per child.
Time:
 13 May, 2018; from 12pm – 3pm.
What’s Special: A tantalizing hi-tea buffet with sumptuous foods to delight your Queen. Get a chance to win a complimentary stay at the hotel as well!
Location: Pullman Kuala Lumpur Bangsar. No. 1, Jalan Pantai Jaya, Tower 3.

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ZENDE RESTAURANT,
SERI PACIFIC HOTEL

Price: RM95nett/adult; RM47 nett/child.
Time:  13 May, 2018; 12.30pm – 4pm.
What’s Special: A special Mother’s Day Hi Tea full of activities such as cooking show, complimentary massage or flower making.
Location: Lobby Level, Seri Pacific Hotel, Jalan Putra.

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SPICES @ FURAMA

Price: RM68nett/adult; RM34nett/child.
Time:  13 May, 2018; 12pm – 4pm.
What’s Special: A chilling Hi Tea for your super Mom with fun mother & child games and lucky draw prizes.
Location: Furama Bukit Bintang, 136, Jalan Changkat Thambi Dollah.

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LA MEXICANA AMPANG

Time:  13 May, 2018.
What’s Special: Enjoy this special day with great food and special cocktail, rose and Free Spa voucher for your Mom at Energy Spa.
Location: Nihonkan, 347, Jalan Ampang, 50450 Ampang.

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DONDANG SAYANG COFFEE HOUSE,
CORUS HOTEL KUALA LUMPUR

Price: RM88 nett/adult; RM46 nett/child.
Time:  13 May, 2018; 12.30pm – 4pm.
What’s Special: Treasure your Mom with a nice hi-tea, fun games, fun games, lucky draws and clown appearance for the whole family to enjoy!
Location: Lobby Level, Corus Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Jalan Ampang.

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 PETALING JAYA

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SIGNATURE THE ROOF

Time:  12 & 13 May, 2018.
What’s Special: All mothers can savor Signature’s limited menu items for Free including Smoked Duck Aglio Olio, Pan Fried Salmon and more. (T&Cs apply).
Location: Sky Level, 1 First Avenue, Bandar Utama, 47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

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YEZI THE ROOF

Time:  12 & 13 May, 2018.
What’s Special: Savour the restaurant’s famous coconus-based broth and get a complimentary White Fungus Peach Resin Dessert for your Queen.
Location: Sky Level, 1 First Avenue, Bandar Utama, 47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

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GENJI

Time: 13 May, 2018; from 5pm onwards.
What’s Special: memorable buffet lunch for your awe-inspiring woman. Learn how to wear a Kimono and have the chance to win attractive prizes.
Location: Level 1, Hilton Petaling Jaya, 2 Jalan Barat, PJS 52.

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CINNAMON COFFEE HOUSE,
ONE WORLD HOTEL

Price: RM128 nett/ adult for Hi Tea; RM140 nett/adult for Buffet Dinner.
Time:  13 May, 2018.
What’s Special:  Special Hi Tea and Buffet Dinner will be held to honor your awesome Mom.
Location: Level C, One World Hotel, First Avenue, Bandar Utama City Centre.

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ZUAN YUAN CHINESE RESTAURANT,
ONE WORLD HOTEL

Price: From RM688.00nett for four persons.
Time:  07 May – 13 May, 2018.
What’s Special:  3 special set menus for Mother’s Day for lunch and dinner including the Braised 18 head Abalone, Oven Baked Tiger Prawn.
Location: Level G, One World Hotel, First Avenue, Bandar Utama City Centre.

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GRAND IMPERIAL RESTAURANT USJ 19

Price: From RM898 nett for 6 persons.
Time:  21 May – 13 June, 2018.
What’s Special: Have a Happy Mother’s Day Feast with professional live band performance, a lucky draw and sumptuous food.
Location: Lot No. 2.171, 2nd Floor, The 19 USJ City Mall, Jalan Persiaran Kewajipan, USJ 19.

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OTHERS

 

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MAKAN KITCHEN,
DOUBLETREE BY HILTON JOHOR BAHRU

Price: RM108 nett/adult.
Time:  12 & 13 May, 2018.
What’s Special: Experience exciting live-cooking stations with choices of Malay, Chinese, Indian and Peranakan dishes and get her a manicure session.
Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Johor Bahru, No. 12, Jalan Ngee Heng, 80000 Johor Bahru.

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MACALISTER MANSION

Price: RM150 nett for 2 persons.
Time:  13 May, 2018.
What’s Special: A high tea crafted exclusively by the restaurant’s culinary team with scrumptious savoury bites, desserts and sweets.
Location: Macalister Mansion, 228, Jalan Macalister, 10400 George Town, Penang.

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THIRTY TWO AT THE MANSION

Price: RM88 nett/adult; RM46 nett/child.
Time:  13 May, 2018; 12.30pm – 4pm.
What’s Special: While savour fine cuisine and admire the beautiful scenery, your Mom will be surprised by a complimentary stalk of rose by the restaurant.
Location: 32, Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, 10050 George Town, Penang.

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Signature Dishes Review: Opus Bistro, Jalan Bangkung, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

“Opus” by definition mean a work of art and so goes to this hearty Italian restaurant. Opus Bistro is tucked away in the quieter part of Bangsar in Jalan Bangkung. To date, Opus Bistro has been serving up satisfied customers for almost 16 years and along the way has won many prestigious awards, including being voted as the top 20 restaurants in KL. Who would have thought a restaurant which started out as a hobby among a few friends who shared the similar interest of good food and wine has evolved to the success of 4 other sister restaurants located along the same stretch.

We swung by their subtle yet simplistic restaurant anticipating for a journey of hearty Italian flavours. The ambience of soft music, warm lighting coupled with minimalistic feel of the décor sets the mood for a cosy meal. Seated at an open-air table on their restaurant front somewhat enhance the dining experience as the neighborhood was quiet and we could feel some light breeze.

 

1) Spaghetti ala Opus (RM 40++)

Signature Spaghetti ala Opus with generous portion of fresh and succulent seafood.

The signature dish here are the Spaghetti ala Opus, Roasted Cod and Grilled New Zealand Rack of Lamb. Hearty and warming, just by mentioning these signature dishes is enough to trigger involuntary salivation. First up was the famous Spaghetti ala Opus which is a generous plate of spaghetti coated in a light clean tomato sauce, sweet cherry tomatoes and packed with fresh succulent seafood.

Highlight of this Signature Dish, the fresh and succulent seafood.

For this dish, the seafood is the highlight, as the chef might want customers to taste the freshness in the seafood rather than risk overpowering the flavor. As mentioned, the generous portion of seafood was fresh and almost seemed like a seafood parade on itself, titillating us to eat it. Definitely a dish that should not be missed when dining here at Opus Bistro. 

 

2) Roasted Cod (RM 88++)

Perfectly Roasted Cod laid atop of fresh potatoes, carrots and topped with sweet cherry tomatoes and black olives.

Next up was the Roasted Cod. A generous piece of fresh cod roasted to perfection, laid on top of fresh potatoes, carrots and topped with sweet cherry tomatoes and black olives. What impressed us the most was the aroma that radiated from the dish. Not to exaggerate but, we could pick up a pleasing aroma even before the roasted cod was served to us. Such an irresistible attraction for fish lovers! We believed the tantalizing smell was not only from the fish itself but also from the blend of buttery smell and some dill sprinkled on the plate.

The mouth-watering aroma of the Roasted Cod still lingers in my memory.

This dish had the perfect balance of taste as it was savoury in a non-overpowering manner. The texture of the flaky roasted cod melts in the mouth with a buttery after taste leaving you wanting more. In my opinion, this signature dish is highly recommended for anyone who love a well prepared and fresh fish dish.

 

3) Grilled New Zealand Rack of Lamb (RM 83++)

The Grilled New Zealand Rack of Lamb skillfully seared on the outside whilst maintaining a juicy, pink interior, coupled with a delightful mint sauce.

After the Roasted Cod took us away, we were expecting the next best dish and my, did they deliver with their signature Grilled New Zealand Rack of Lamb. This dish is the icing on the cake as it is the perfect ending to an amazing journey of taste. The Grilled New Zealand Rack of Lamb has three substantial cutlets skillfully seared on the outside whilst maintaining a juicy, pink interior, coupled with a mint sauce which perfectly balances the seasoned meat. In a nutshell, every dish served has exceeded my expectation, delivering a mouth-watering, eyes-closed-in-appreciation kind of feeling.

The Signature Dish that got me mouth-watering, eyes-closed-in-appreciation kind of feeling.

Ultimately, I would personally recommend patrons to tried out the Grilled New Zealand Rack of Lamb which I personally love the most. The Grilled Rack of Lamb truly left its mark and deserve a place in my heart. Coming in the second place would be the Roasted Cod which is suitable for those who prefer fresh and lighter tasting dishes. Lastly, the Spaghetti ala Opus did not disappoint either with its generous portion of fresh succulent seafood.

If you would like to give Opus Bistro a try, you can make a booking for the restaurant here.

You probably wonder how I can savour such dishes for free. Of course I don’t mind to share to you my secret. You can sign up for ELITE Membership and enjoy free dishes at more than 100 participating restaurant. You can read more about the ELITE Membership here.

 

 

Opus Bistro

67, Jalan Bangkung 

Bukit Bandaraya,Bangsar,

59100 Kuala Lumpur.

 

Operating Hours:

Mon – Sat : 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM ; 6:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Sun : 6:00 PM
 – 12:00 AM

 

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Enak KL, Feast Village, Starhill Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

As an expatriate living in Malaysia, there is nothing I would love to do more than indulging myself in local foods as a way to have a better understanding about the culture here. That’s why I was absolutely thrilled when my friend took me to Enak KL – a restaurant that uses traditional recipes dating well beyond one’s lifetime to deliver authentic fine-dining Malay cuisine to the tables. What’s more interesting than seeing skillful hands reinvigorating familiar flavours into exciting dishes?

We had a big advantage as well! We saved 30% on our food bill with a booking via TABLEAPP and used our ELITE Membership to redeem a free signature dish this time. Don’t worry! I’m willing to share and you can check this information at the end of this review.  

I cannot stop myself from admiring the hynotizing lights right outside of Enak KL.

The stylish design was a welcoming sight for us as its interior oozes sophistication and comfort. I’m ready to indulge myself in delectable foods here.

 

1/ Ikan Asam Pedas RM35

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A hint of spiciness and sourness from the Ikan Asam Pedas went through the air and whetted our appetite.

The first dish – Ikan Asam Pedas, totally blew me away with its smell. A hint of enticing spiciness and sourness slowly crept into my nose and quickly triggered my salivation without realization. Visually-appealing with its bold color and scarlet-hued gravy, the dish was so inviting that I could wait no more to savour it. I took the first scoop of the soup with some plain white rice. Extraordinary satisfying! Sour and fiery hot, it totally intrigued my palate and refreshed my mind. A punch of heat from a combination of dry and fresh red chili came to my tongue in a second, created a deep yet comfortable “pedas-ness”. It brought a piquant flavor to my taste buds yet not overpowering at all.  I especially love the unique sour taste which derived from the tamarind juice and fresh tomatoes. Delicate and subtle, it perfectly blended with the spicy flavor.

 

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The sea bass was an excellent choice as the sweetness exuded from it totally blended well with the Pedas soup.

It’s time to taste the highlight of the dish – the sea bass (red snapper is also available upon demand). The flesh stripped off its bone easily yet was not flaky as you might find in some over-cooked dishes. Once I gave it a bite, the fish exuded its natural sweetness together with the savory, spiciness and sourness from the soup. This combination was utterly delicious! With all the spices absorbed from the soup, the fish’s flavor was robust in my mouth and made me feel rejuvenated. I have no doubt that this dish would be my perennial favorite for years to come.

 

2/ Daging Rusuk RM65

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The Daging Rusuk was presented simply yet nicely with a mesmerizing charred skin.

Prepare to be wowed from the minute you see the dish! While I was still holding on to the impeccable flavor of the Asam Pedas, I was then in love with the Daging Rusuk which was absolutely my favorite dish of the day. At the first glance, I was hypnotized by the beautiful charred skin which was grilled to perfection. As disclosed by the chef, the beef rib was grilled using an open coal fire which brought it a unique flavor and smell while normal ovens could not. A whole solid big chunk of meat presented nicely along with Acar, Air Asam Jawa Sauce and Sambal Kicap Sauce. The eye-pleasing greenery from the leaves totally elevated the beef rib. Though came in such a simple presentation, the meat was still spot-on.

 

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The incredibly tender and tasty Daging totally captured my heart.

My first cut was so pleasant and smooth that I knew right away something nice was about to come. Little did I know it was so impressive! The beef rib was surprisingly flavorful and lip-smackingly tender. It was rich in classic beef flavor and I was overwhelmed with its delectable juiciness. I could not hide my admiration for the chef as beef rib would turn chewy and dry easily if it is not meticulously taken care of. With such a big portion, it would take hours to marinate the beef to absorb all the spices.

 

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The mouth-watering Air Asam Jawa and Sambal Kecap Sauces also impressed us by its taste.

Each shred of the meat disintegrated on my tongue with little effort. There are no shortcomings in terms of taste! I personally love the Air Asam Jawa Sauce which brought some citrus to my taste buds and balanced the beef flavor while my friend fell for the Sambal Kicap Sauce which brought a hint of sweetness to the beef.

If you are truly a beef connoisseur, you cannot miss this!

 

3/ Ayam Percik RM35

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The Ayam Percik at Enak KL is truly a dish for the soul that you should not miss.

Our last dish was the Ayam Percik which was a whole grilled spring chicken lacquered with calibrated blend of ingredients including turmeric, coconut milk, onion garlic and ginger. The chicken was so aromatic that it immediately whetted our appetite. I was fascinated to see such a big portion of chicken and did not hesitate at all to devour the first piece.

 

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Don’t forget to try the Acar which mingled perfectly with the Ayam Percik.

It was such a hearty dish – a soothing comfort food for the soul. The chicken was tender in texture and its exquisite taste intrigued my palate. Its savory flavor blended well with a tangy sweetness which then lingered in the mouth and touched all the senses. I would say the coconut milk was spot-on as it imparted an aromatic and velvety quality and gave the chicken a pleasantly sweet taste. I shall not forget the mouth-watering acar that came along. Its perfect balance of spicy, sour and sweet flavor mingled perfectly with the tasty chicken. Delicious!

 

If you want to experience a home away from home, Enak KL is the place where you can truly taste the authentic flavors of Malay cuisine. You can book a table here to receive a 30% off on food bill (The promotion is valid until 30th of April, 2018).

Of course, if you pay the restaurant a visit, you might consider using the ELITE Membership like we did to redeem free dishes. You can read more information about it here.

 

 

Enak KL

LG, 16, Feast Village Starhill Gallery,

JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur,

181, Jalan Bukit Bintang,

55100 Kuala Lumpur.

Daily: 12:00pm – 3:00pm; 5:30pm – 10:30pm.

 

 

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5 Definitely Not-Crispy Rendang That You Must Try in Kuala Lumpur

Following the current national’s trending topic of crispy chicken rendang saga at MasterChef UK happened just two days ago, we dig further into this juicy debate and hence, this list of juicy recommendations. Enjoy!

 

1. Rendang Tok at Bijan Bar & Restaurant, Jalan Ceylon

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Rendang Tok at Bijan Bar & Restaurant

Located nearby Changkat Bukit Bintang, Bijan Bar & Restaurant prides itself as a pioneer of fine Malay cuisine. Here you can find a good number of rendang dishes including Rendang Tok, a traditional slow-cooked caramelized beef in aromatic spices and coconut milk, and also Rendang Itik Bijan. Make sure you try out their famed Chocolate Durian Cake too! Bijan is also the recipient of multiple awards from Time out Food Awards, Malaysia Tatler, The Miele Guide, and The Lonely Planet Guide to Malaysia

Click here to make a reservation at Bijan Bar & Restaurant >

 

2. Rendang Daging at Enak KL, Feast Village Starhill Gallery

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Spices that being used at Enak KL

In celebration of its 13th anniversary this year, Enak KL is reopening its door at Feast Village Starhill Gallery, delivering heartwarming Malay classics through its thoughtfully curated menu. Check out their Rendang Daging, a slow-cooked beef in coconut cream and Enak’s signature blend of ground spices. If you are looking for something refreshing to go with, feel free to order their latest addition – Kerabu Jambu Air Ikan Bilis

Click here to make a reservation at Enak KL >

 

3. Angus Beef Rendang at Opium, Changkat Bukit Bintang

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Angus Beef Rendang at Opium

Served with a choice of lotus leaf buns or poppy seed rice, Opium’s Angus Beef Rendang is definitely a luxury version of rendang dish. Even the restaurant itself is unique enough to lure your hearts. This pork-free establishment focuses on Asian Oriental interior design and is furnished with age-old artifacts such as opium bed and opium pipes. Check them out!

Click here to make a reservation at Opium >

 

4. Nasi Bojari at Madam’s Kwans, all outlets

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Nasi Bojari at Madam Kwan’s

You have probably tasted Madam Kwan’s iconic nasi lemak at some point, so why not try out the second most popular dish at Madam Kwan’s – Nasi Bojari. This dish is a tri-coloured rice with beef rendang, assam prawns and deep-fried chicken drumstick. Till today, Madam Kwan herself stills cooks away in the central kitchen from 5am to 9am, including this beef rendang.

Click here to make a reservation at Madam Kwan’s >

 

5. Nasi Lemak Rendang Ayam at Wondermama, all outlets

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Nasi Lemak Chicken Rendang at Wondermama

Wondermama is a vibrant, modern and creative Malaysian restaurant that brings a modern twist to the traditional local flavours. Apart from the Nasi Lemak Rendang Ayam which features chicken rendang and sambal sotong & prawns, we can’t take our eyes off the Nasi Lemak Salted Egg Chicken either!

Click here to make a reservation at Wondermama >

 

Tamarind Hill KL, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Last week I received a surprise visit from my mom. (Yes, our moms are always like that!) I decided to treat her to a nice place in town where we can chill and enjoy delectable and exotic foods. Thai food was our choice this time as the mixture of Thai spices and herbs would make us feel reinvigorated. My mom finally agreed to go for the 2017 TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice Award – Tamarind Hill Kuala Lumpur at Jalan Sultan Ismail.

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Tamarind Hill’s tranquil ambience exudes the illusion of being ‘out-of-town’.

Scrumptious authentic Thai food with great tranquil ambience, the restaurant is truly a place to be “out-of-town” right in the hustle and bustle of Kuala Lumpur.
Of course I took advantage of my ELITE Membership which enables me to redeem free signature dishes here! Saving more money while treating my Mom to exquisite delights, why not?

 

1/ Tamarind Hill Platter (RM 53+)

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Tamarind Hill Platter includes 4 eye-catching bite-sized kinds of appetizer.

Our first dish was a beautiful platter of 4 enticing kinds of appetizer including fried tiger prawns and kangkung, fresh spring rolls, grilled satay and last but not least, chicken balls and orange. The dish immediately captured my attention with its vibrant colors and an irresistible smell. I couldn’t wait anymore to savour the first piece – the fried tiger prawn and kangkung!

 

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The crunchy fried tiger prawns and the refreshing spring rolls made me yearn for more.

The incredibly crunchy popiah skin was coated with a combination of Thai peanut sauce and plum sauce which resulted in a delicately sweet and sour taste. It was mind-blowing to know that the restaurant carefully handpicked small and fresh peanuts to get the best taste of the Thai peanut sauce. The prawn was a true star with its moist and firm flesh. It brought a clean, brisk and sweet flavor which then lingered in my mouth. Tasty!

Next came the fresh spring rolls which impressed me with its luscious and non-overpowering spiciness. With a perfect combination of herbs, chili and homemade Thai seafood sauce, the rolls made us feel rejuvenated. The vegetables were absolutely fresh, the herbs were aromatic and the unique spicy and sour taste made me yearn for more!

 

The grilled satay with authentic Thai tamarind sauce was tender and flavoursome.

After savoring the other enthralling delights, I knew this satay would be something special! The grilled chicken was impeccably soft and the tamarind sauce really won my heart! I could still vividly remember its flavorsome and sweet taste which I believe could only come from the authentic Thai sauce! A bit of chili flake and pepper was added to bring a hot and strong flavor to the satay which will be balanced out by the piece of cucumber that came along. I would say it was one of the best satays I had ever tried.

 

The chicken-peanut ball was like a candy, exuding a delicately sweet taste in my mouth.

Last came a jaw-dropping delight! At the first glimpse, the decoration was impressively eye-catching as it was akin to a phoenix for me. I took one piece of the chicken-peanut ball with orange and “wow” was the word came out of my mouth! There was a touch of acidity from the orange which blended beautifully with the delicately sweetness of the chicken mixed with peanuts. The chicken ball was similar to a piece of candy which quickly melt in your mouth. It was incredibly fresh and it made me close my eyes in mere satisfaction!

 

2/ Beef Ribs served in a Dry Green Curry (RM 85+)

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The “Beef Ribs served in a Dry Green Curry” appeared in an unpretentious presentation but its taste totally blew my mind.

Here comes my favorite dish of the day! Appeared in such an unpretentious presentation, it totally blew my mind. The dish emanated a hint of sweetness from the coconut milk and a bit of freshness from the Thai basil. You might look at it and say: “Well, just beef and green curry, what’s special about it anyway?” and that was my first thought! Right afterwards, I knew I was wrong.

 

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The beef was lip-smackingly tender and truly what you would call melt-in-the-mouth!

Every shred of the meat relished a succulent taste. I couldn’t keep myself from excitement in every bite. As the coconut milk was made freshly, its taste was unique and flavorful. A lingering sweetness and freshness coming from the herbs blended in the green curry. This lusciously green curry would stun you for its taste that’s rich in both flavor and nutrients. A real winner in the taste and totally worth the money spent!

 

3/ Deep-Fried River Lobster served with Tamarind Sauce (RM 80+)

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The River Lobster and tamarind were freshly imported from Thailand which made the dish even more delectable.

Finally, we ended with an equally palatable dish of Deep-Fried River Lobster. I love the fact that the lobster along with the tamarind were imported from Thailand. Frozen lobster would end up becoming tough and rubbery so a fresh lobster would be a perfect choice. Thai tamarind is something I am always in love with as its pleasant smell and sweet taste stand out compared to other tamarind sauce. The dish presentation was striking and I was so eager to have my first piece. The lobster’s fresh and bouncy flesh truly laces the palate with a umami and savoury flavor. The ‘meat-ilicious’ river lobster paired perfectly and drenched with the delectable tamarind sauce. A highly addictive and flavorful indulgence. It’s definitely a desirable dish.

 

If you love to give Tamarind Hill Kuala Lumpur a try, you can make a booking for the restaurant here.

And well, someone might wonder how I redeem the signature dish for free and I won’t keep it my own secret. If you want to know more, you can read more about the ELITE Membership here.

 

Tamarind Hill Kuala Lumpur

19A Jalan Sultan Ismail,
50250 Kuala Lumpur.

Mon – Fri: 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm, 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Sat & Sun: 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

 

 

TABLEAPP ELITE Launches A New 3-Month Membership for Only RM99

TABLEAPP ELITE is launching a new 3-month membership

KUALA LUMPUR, April 3, 2018 – Dining out at premium restaurants have never been so affordable! Yes, it’s the TABLEAPPP ELITE new 3-month membership, a premium dining pass which opens the door to a world of free 5-star quality dishes. This new membership will be officially launched today and is priced at only RM99 for a 3-month subscription to over 300 FREE signature dishes at 100 top restaurants in Klang Valley. The 3-month ELITE membership is a new addition to TABLEAPP current 1-year annual membership which was launched last September 2017.

If you have always enjoyed premium dishes at top restaurants but don’t want to spend a fortune, then this ELITE membership is for you. For just RM99, ELITE members can get a dining membership that allows them access to a long list of 5-star dishes to be redeemed for free at our partnered restaurants. On top of that, members are also entitled to exclusive access to special dining events, private wine pairing events, wine tasting events, invitation-only dining events, and customised gifts.

TABLEAPP ELITE members can expect to enjoy the same benefits from this 3-month membership as to the current 1-year membership. From now onwards, members can dine out more affordably at popular casual dining restaurants like Naughty Nuri’s and ANTE or having luxurious dining experience at award-winning restaurants like enfin by James Won, Babe, Sushi Azabu and Soleil.

Elite members get to dine out at popular casual dining restaurant and enjoy luxurious dining experience at award-winning restaurants

Benson Chang, the founder of TABLEAPP, explains the inspiration behind starting this new 3-month ELITE membership, “I’ve spoken to many customers, one of the common issues facing them is not every customer is open to a 1-year membership programme priced at RM199, before giving it a test drive. Therefore, the new 3-month ELITE membership programme will open the door to welcome customers that would love to experience this amazing dining membership. At just RM99, TABLEAPP ELITE members can experience the same benefits as our 1-year membership programme offer, in other words it provides great value at an amazing price.”

From now until 31st of May, 100 ELITE Members can get a bottle of customized premium champagne.

Speaking of gift, TABLEAPP ELITE members can stand a chance to win their very own limited edition personalize Mini Moët champagne with their favourite photo as the champagne label. From now until 31st May 2018, 100 TABLEAPP ELITE members with the most number of redemptions will be able to customise a bottle of Mini Moët with a picture of their choice which will be delivered to their doorstep in a classy package – easy and fuss-free. Interested members can join this Win-a-Moet contest online and stand a chance to win this Mini Moët, creating the-one-and-only limited version of their own.

To experience an elite dining experience, join TABLEAPP ELITE via TABLEAPP mobile app available on App Store and Google Play, or visit www.tableapp.com/elite. The new 3-month membership is priced at only RM99 per membership and can be used instantly to redeem free dishes upon activation.

 

 

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Neo Tamarind, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur

It was such a hectic week for my colleagues and I that we couldn’t even recognize ourselves in the mirror! “It’s time to refresh ourselves!”, we all agreed. It didn’t take us long to figure out the best restaurant for us this time – Neo Tamarind at Jalan Sultan Ismail.

Located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur yet hidden by green foliage, the tranquil ambiance here helps chasing our stress away to a true peaceful state of mind. The restaurant’s menu is innovative with Asian flavors using European techniques. Its galactic bar, electro-chill music and hypnotic liquid walls brought us the ‘NEO-rotic’ vibe that we were longing for.

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Neo Tamarind, a ‘neo-rotic’ dining destination where you can chill and unwind at night.

Of course, we were so glad to have our ELITE Membership as we could use it to redeem one of the 3 free signature dishes here this time.

 

1/ Duck Confit – RM50+

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The Duck Confit was presented nicely with mustard sauce, bite-sized broccoli, charred lemon and grilled corn.

Our first choice was a scrumptious dish of Duck Confit as I’m an advocate of this traditional and hearty French dish. Duck Confit (pronounced as Kon – Fee) is simply a technique of using salt to cure the duck and gently cooked it in its own fat. As disclosed by the chef, the duck here was brined with Himalayan rock salt for 24 hours which was mind-blowing! Presented nicely, the dish fed our hungry eyes with its vibrant colors – the golden brown color of duck confit blended well with the fresh green broccoli in bite-sized pieces and the mesmerizingly burnt color from the grilled lemon and sweet corn. The charred lemon was a brilliant choice as it will robust the lemon’s acidity and enhance its sweetness.

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The duck’s skin was crispy while its meat was meltingly tender as our fork can go through every shred of it!

After squeezing a bit of the charred lemon of top of the duck, we carefully sliced through the duck and were delightful to hear a crack – its skin was incredibly crispy! In contrast with the skin, the duck’s meat was meltingly tender as our fork can go through every shred of it! I tasted the creamy mustard sauce which was set aside, its creaminess and mellow flavor were to dream for. I personally think it’s an excellent combination of the duck and the mustard sauce as your nostrils will gently flare while your taste buds are pampered with the melt-in-the-mouth piece of duck. The mustard’s slight saltiness went ideally well with the juicy duck meat and totally enhanced its flavor. On the other hand, a big hand to the chef for the creamy mashed potato too. You should also taste the crunchy broccoli and the sweet corn which were also cooked to perfection.

 

2/ Braised Lamb Shank – RM 50+

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A big chunk of lamb shank was put nicely alongside truffle-infused mushrooms and beautiful wedges of fried potatoes.

The Braised Lamb Shank was another dish that won my heart right at the first sight by its tangy smell and elegant look. A big chunk of lamb shank was put nicely alongside truffle-infused mushrooms and beautiful wedges of fried potatoes. Underneath the lamb shank was a bed of thick red wine and lamb jus, which was cooked for 3 days – this fact made my eyes open widely! To be honest, I am quite doubtful whenever it comes to lamb shank. As simple as it seems, a lamb shank can be a tough challenge and it requires skillful hands to bring the texture and taste to perfection.

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The braised lamb shank was spectacularly tender and its mild sweetness was pleasant.

So how was the lamb shank here? Of course Neo Tamarind did not let us down at all! It was a molten goodness – glistening, rich and full of flavor. The lamb was spectacularly tender and its mild sweetness was pleasant. After being slowly cooked, the lamb’s collagen turned into rich gelatin which made it amazingly nutritious! When mixing with the sauce, it became even more succulent. The sauce’s rich aroma with its non-overpowering taste was a perfect complement to the tender lamb shank. I personally love the fried potatoes as it was crisply good outside yet so soft and tasty inside while my friend loves the truffle-infused mushroom for its interesting earthy taste.    

 

3/ Lobster Ravioli – RM 61+

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The Lobster Ravioli came off with such a pleasant and alluring smell that we could wait no more to savour this artistic beauty.

Our last dish was a heart-warming lobster ravioli. The dish came off with such a pleasant and alluring smell that we could wait no more to savour this artistic beauty. Simply garnished with some herbs on top, the ravioli was set beautifully with pieces of lobsters in an eye-catching stock – a light and vibrant dish. We were all fascinated to find out the raviolis were handmade daily and the lobster was freshly imported from Thailand. What’s more? The lobster head was cooked with some Brandy to make the stock! It was not only impressive but also made the lobster ravioli a true delight as there was so much effort needed to make such a dish.  

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I was overwhelmed as the sweet stock burst out in my mouth when I took a bite into a piece of ravioli.

I grabbed the first piece of lobster as it was too tempting. To my expectation, the lobster was beautifully cooked! It still maintained the spongy texture but not too chewy or flaky. A briny taste accompanied with the natural sweetness from the lobster made it so satisfying. The stock was moderately seasoned and carried subtle sweetness. I was overwhelmed as the sweet stock burst out in my mouth when I took a bite into a piece of ravioli. It was an interesting moment and the dish was, in overall, irresistible!   

 

If you would love to view more dishes and enjoy a good time chilling at this ‘neo-rotic’ dining destination, feel free to click here to book a table.  

Of course, you can choose to save your money by using ELITE Membership when dining here as only ELITE members will get free dishes. For more information, find out here.

 

Neo Tamarind

19, Jalan Sultan Ismail,

50250 Kuala Lumpur.

Daily: 6:00pm – 11:00pm