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ELITE Review: Free Sumptuous Chicken Dishes in Klang Valley!

Scouting for exotic and delectable chicken dishes in town to feed your hungry eyes and rumbling stomach? Check out our hand-picked list of the top chicken dishes in town and the good news is all of them are free!

 

1. Ayam Percik at Enak KL, Starhill Gallery

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The big portion of the Ayam Percik at Enak KL as well as its irresistible aroma will immediately entice your palate at the first glance. The whole grilled spring chicken is lacquered with calibrated blend of ingredients including turmeric, coconut milk, onion garlic and ginger. The chicken is not only loved for its fork-tender meat but also for its pleasant sweetness that would linger in your mouth. The mouth-watering acar that comes along is a splendid addition that mingles well with the tasty chicken for its moderate spiciness and sourness. 

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2. Braised Spring Chicken Stuffed With Glutinous Rice, Garlic, Ginger and Straw Mushrooms at Pak Loh Chiu Chow, Starhill Gallery

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Due to its meticulous preparation, the Braised Spring Chicken Stuffed with Glutinous Rice, Garlic, Ginger and Straw Mushrooms at Pak Loh Chiu Chow is a rare-to-fine dish these days. Only a 21-day-old 600g spring chicken is selected to be hollowed out and fully stuffed with glunious rice, pre-stir fried Chinese ham, chicken feet and rare straw mushrooms. After hours of being braised in superior stock, the chicken is extremely soft while the other ingredients exude distinct flavours into it. Palatable, nutritious and rich in collagen, the dish is a must-try specialty for gourmets.

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3. Crispy Lemon-Orange Butter Chicken at Opium 

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If you are a huge fan of the Opium Regimes, you should not miss out a chance to dine at Opium and savour this Crispy Lemon-Orange Butter Chicken. The lip-smacking dish is made of crunchy deep-fried chicken cooked with lemon plum sauce and orange juice. Creamy butter is added to impart a hint of palate-pleasing sweetness and tangy flavour to the chicken. Diners can indulge in this served-hot-to-your-table dish with a choice of Poppy Seed Rice or Lotus Leaf Buns which is a perfect match to elevate the dining experience.

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4. Herb Chicken Breast in Creamy Lemon Sauce at Pampas Steakhouse at Old Malaya

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If you gratify towards sumptuous steaks, you would have paid a visit to Pampas Steakhouse at Old Malaya. Did you know their Herb Chicken Breast In Creamy Lemon Sauce is an all-time-favorite signature dish of many diners here? The chicken breast is pan-fried until its skin is incredibly crispy before being smothered in creamy lemon sauce which gives it a burst in flavour. The dish wins patrons’ hearts not only for its tender goodness but also for its characteristic flavourful taste. One should also revel in the flame-grilled vegetables that are served along.

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5. Fried Chicken Thigh “Karaage” at Touan

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A culinary journey to Touan would not be fulfilled without treating yourself to the signature dish Fried Chicken Thigh “Karaage” here. Presented with an unpretentious look, the bite-sized chicken thigh has its flavours do all the talking! Take a bite into this delight and you would not stop admiring the crisp-to-the-bite sensation of the thin layer of its crackling skin. The dish is also fancied by many diners for its extraordinary tender flesh which is juicy in every bite.

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6. Chicken Roulade With Mushroom at Pampas Reserve

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Where to find succulent chicken roulade in town that can charm even the most discerning diners? Look no further than the Chicken Roulade With Mushroom at Pampas Reserve. Carefully hand-picked to assure its high quality, the chicken breast is skilfully rolled and stuffed with a tasty filling of fine mushrooms. Served on a bed of Lyonnaise potatoes with a touch of wine reduction sauce, the chicken is not only eye-catching but also appetizing with its soft-to-the-bite meat. Don’t forget to relish the rocket salad garnished on top as its freshness would make you feel rejuvenated.

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ELITE Review: These Are The Best Duck Dishes In Klang Valley And They Are Free!

Who would not love to munch crackling duck skin while savouring its juicy flesh? Yes! We are in love with and even go crazy when it comes to duck meat. The good news is duck meat is not only appetizing and rich in flavour! There are more reasons for you to love it, especially for the health benefits that it provides such as the high amount of protein, vitamin B-5, B-12, zinc and selenium! And of course, skilful chefs around Malaysia have found their most decent way to bring out the best of the duck! Here are our top hand-picked duck dishes in Klang Valley that you simply cannot miss out.

 

1. Truffle Roast Duck 

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Whether you are a frantic truffle lover or simply someone who fancies its irresistible aroma and taste, you would not resist this fantastic dish – Truffle Roast Duck at Way Modern Chinois! The high-quality duck meat is carefully marinated for 48 hours with 8 types of flavourful ingredients and a good dose of truffle sauce. Too little truffle you say? The duck will then be double-roasted with truffle oil and finally topped with mouth-watering truffle slices! Take a bite and you might stop for a moment to admire the truffle taste exuding from the juicy duck meat. A pure indulgence for up to 6 persons! Keep in mind that this dish needs to be pre-ordered 24 hours in advance but who would mind waiting if it is for such a perfect indulgence?

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2. Peking Duck

Known as a staple on imperial court menus, Peking Duck has always been a luscious delight for its crackly texture, sleek golden-brown skin and intoxicating aroma.

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The Peking Duck at Royal Canton is one of the dishes that received much love from its customers. Well-marinated for hours, the duck is roasted to perfection until its skin is crisp-to-the-bite. The staff will help diners by meticulously cutting the duck meat into thin slices and wrapping in delicate egg crepes with a touch of sweet hoisin sauce along with fresh scallions and cucumber. The rest of the duck will be served upon patrons’ liking such as Duck Meat in Lettuce Wrap, Stir-Fried Duck Meat with Kampot Pepper, Stir-Fried Duck Meat with Ginger and Spring Onion, Fried Noodles with Duck Meat, and Fried Rice with Duck Meat. This succulent Peking Duck needs to be pre-ordered 24 hours in advance and is best for 4 – 6 persons!

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If you are a fan of the authentic Beijing taste of duck, the Traditional Peking Duck at Lai Ching Yuen is another hard-to-resist dish that you should not ignore! The amber-brown Peking Duck is set to entice your palate with its distinct aroma thanks to the traditional marinating methods and authentic recipes. The fork-tender meat along with the crackling sound from its skin will satisfy you on every bite. Homemade sauces and light bites are served along to balance the heavy nature of the meat. An excellent treat to 6 – 10 persons.

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3/ Duck Confit

Duck Confit (pronounced as Kon – Fee) is a technique of using salt to cure the duck and gently cooked it in its own fat. If you are in love with this French dish, here are a number of the finest choices for you. 

Click here to view imageDuck Confit at Two-Ox French Bistro Bar

The Duck Confit at Two-Ox French Bistro Bar is carefully brined for hours before being bathed in a good amount of duck fat along with aromatic herbs and fine condiments. After being slowly cooked, the duck has a thin, crispy skin that would easily tempt your palate and a tender-to-the-bite flesh that would gratify even the most discerning diners. The citrus duck glaze is carefully prepared to not only accentuate the taste of the duck meat but also give the dish an eye-catching look. The sumptuous duck leg is served with asparagus coulis, new potatoes and grilled radichio.

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Click here to view imageDuck Confit + Sausage + Foie Gras, Seasonal Baby Vegetables, Duck Consommé at Soleil 

Here at Soleil, the duck leg is hand-picked by skilful chefs and brined overnight with salt and fine herbs until it absorbs all the flavours. The duck is then slowly cooked in its rendered fat until its skin turns absolutely golden brown. A unique duck consommé, which takes up to 2 days to prepare, is added to give the duck meat a perfect flavour. To satisfy the diners’ taste buds, pan-seared foie gras and sausage are served along and some seasonal baby vegetables are added to well-balance out the strong taste the dish might have.

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Within a moment of its appearance, the Duck Confit at Bobo KL will immediately catch your attention with its eye-catching color. The duck is garnished with colorful edible pansy, mashed potato, rosemary and roasted zucchini. Dip the meat into the cranberry sauce embellished on the plate and you will have a soul-satisfying sensation for the perfect combination of its moderate sweetness and the fall-off-the-bone duck meat. A true indulgence for those who seek decadence and value-for-money food.

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The sumptuous Duck Confit at Neo Tamarind is nicely presented to quickly feed any patrons’ hungry eyes – the golden brown Duck Confit is placed aside creamy mustard sauce, green bite-sized brocolli and mesmerizing grilled lemon and sweet corn. While the duck skin is incredibly crispy, its meat is meltingly tender as your fork will go through every shred of it. The robust of the char-grilled lemon along with a hint of mustard from the sauce will create a burst in flavour that you would not want to end. A signature dish to delight your palate!

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5 Mansions in Penang That Crazy Rich Asians Would Visit This Merdeka Month 2018

Whether you love to have a taste of what it’s like to be a “Crazy Rich Asian” or simply want to step back in time to admire the glorious past, set your foot into these mansions in Penang and you will have what you wish for!

1/ Indigo @ The Blue Mansion

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If you are a fan of the sensational movie “Crazy Rich Asians”, you would not resist a thought of visiting Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion (also known as The Blue Mansion) where some of the movie’s scenes were shot. Built in a traditional Teo Chew style, the UNESCO award-winning heritage mansion would capture your full attention with its indigo façade along with granite-paved courtyards, colorful textures of handcraft semi-opaque fabric lanterns and sprawling stairs. In honour of the film’s release, the mansion is offering to rent out the entire mansion at RM50,000 for 24 hours. If you are wondering whether to splurge such a fortune, remember that it’s always reasonable and value-for-money to spend a dinner at the mansion’s restaurant – Indigo @ The Blue Mansion. Go back in time and live an extravagant life of grandeur in the 19th century by savouring the exquisite cuisine carefully-curated by the head chef who is known for his skilful and meticulous preparation and cooking techniques.

>> Click here to book a table at Indigo @ The Blue Mansion

 

2/ Macalister Mansion

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If you wander around Macalister Road in the beautiful Georgetown, you would notice a colonial house that looks like a heritage museum. In fact, it is the most luxurious and sophisticated boutique hotel here – Macalister Mansion. Embellished with a simple and classic interior, the mansion will wow visitors with its 8 uniquely-designed rooms of special features and artworks. The renowned mansion is also known for its unique contemporary menu using local produces with European cooking techniques. Indulge yourself in the meticulously-curated courses by head chef Johnson and pair the food with a comprehensive selection of wines, you would have a great time dining like a true gourmand. Dining in Macalister Mansion is not about the food itself but about an experience that you would never forget.

>> Click here to reserve a table at Macalister Mansion – Dining Room

 

3/ Thirty Two at The Mansion

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If you are into a uniquely aesthetic experience dining by the sea, Thirty Two at The Mansion will definitely win your heart. The 98-year-old Italianate villa is one of the most beautiful and worth-visiting heritage buildings in town. Surrounded by carefully-trimmed greenery with elegant velvet curtains, the mansion has a lovely beach-side lounge where you can take a gulf of drink while enjoying the sea breeze. The interior design will drift you back to the Renaissance days as it reflects the love for Italian culture of the owner’s son – candle chandelier hanging aloft and gorgeous portraits on the walls. One would not miss a chance to dine at the pork-free restaurant here which offers a wide range of haute French cuisine, Western delights along with splashes of Asian flare and a collection of old wines. Treat yourself to a cosy and romantic meal here to enjoy the finest choices of ingredients as well as glorious creations.

>> Click here to make a table reservation at Thirty Two at The Mansion

 

4/ Farquhar Mansion

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If you love to walk down the memory lane to the earliest colonial days of Penang, there is no doubt Farquhar Mansion at Mission Place is one of your first destinations. The almost-200-year-old heritage building has exotically creative designs that are a far cry from conventional expectations. Its remarkable work of arts and well-thought-out furnitures with a classic touch would make you feel lost in time without further notice. Its posh and classy dining room has an intimate setting with dim lights and soothing jazz music that would be a perfect start for a gastronomic journey here. With an ever-growing menu that excites gourmets’ palate, the restaurant only curates high-quality ingredients for a palate-pleasing sensation in every dish. What would be better than a night affair of French haute cuisine, excellent wine, top-notch service in a luxurious and stylish restaurant?

>> Click here to book a table at Farquhar Mansion

 

5/ Suffolk House 

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Quietly tucked away right at the outskirt of George Town, Suffolk House is one of the few buildings that attract much attention as it is the first ‘Great House’ in Penang. The heritage building, built in the early 1800s, is a stunning epitome of a perfect amalgamation of Malaysia’s only surviving Georgian Mansion and Anglo-Indian garden house. Should you search for a unique dining experience surrounded by Georgian architectural design, look no further than Suffolk House Restaurant. The pork-free restaurant is set to entice your palate with a spread of delights like the classic char-grilled rack of lamb or the pan-fried cod fillet. Not only would the restaurant charm you with its fine-dining meals or the much-loved afternoon tea but it also wins the heart of diners for a menu free from addictive and freshly-prepared ingredients for the best taste of a life in the mansion.

>> Click here to reserve a table at Suffolk House Restaurant

 

 

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ELITE Review: The Best Free Steaks at Top Restaurants in Klang Valley

1. Grass-Fed Grilled Beef Rib Eye (250gm) at Pampas Reserve

One who comes to Pampas Reserve should not miss out the heavenly delicious Grass-Fed Grilled Beef Rib Eye here. The grass-fed beef not only has a unique melt-in-the-mouth goodness compared to grain-fed beef but also much lower “bad” fat (such as saturated fat) and a higher amount of Omega-3 fatty acids which are good for health. The beef rib eye is grilled to your liking and served with lightly sautéed spinach along with the restaurant’s homemade mushroom brown sauce which is the perfect combination for the steak. Don’t forget to give the roasted baby potatoes a bite as they will tempt your palate with their flavour. A luscious and healthy delight.

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2. Grilled Black Angus Ribeye at Bobo KL

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The Grilled Black Angus Ribeye will immediately catch your attention from the first glance. The ribeye is flecked with a generous amount of pepper on top and embellished with edible pansy, dauphinoise (classic layered potato), asparagus and roasted garlic. The aroma of the beef which mingles well with the perfectly-roasted garlic smell might trigger your salivation without any notice. Dip the steak in the Au jus sauce that comes along and its unique flavour will accentuate the beefiest taste of the meat while the beef itself is superb tender and juicy.

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3. Goushuu No Wagyu Steak at Kimi-Ya

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If you are looking for a melt-in-the-mouth dish that can satiate your craving, don’t hesitate to try the Goushuu No Wagyu Steak at Kimi-Ya. The highest-graded A5 Wagyu steak is imported from Yamagata which is renowned for having the best Wagyu beef in Japan. Served sizzling hot, the steak would bring great excitement to diners for its mesmerizing marbling and mouth-watering pink flesh. The steak has a moderate amount of fatness and sweetness which will quickly dissolve in your mouth, exuding a rich beefy taste. A dish for those who seek decadence and over-the-top presentation!

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4. CAAB Black Angus Sirloin at Pampas Steakhouse at Old Malaya

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If you are in love with a much leaner steak than rib eye, make sure to pay Pampas Steakhouse at Old Malaya a visit to try their lip-smacking CAAB Black Angus Sirloin! Being one of the best steakhouses in KL, the restaurant only hand-picks the best Certified Australian Angus Beef (CAAB) to serve its discerning customers. As the sirloin is low in fat, the chefs need to skilfully marinate it with fine seasons and grill it to perfection to keep the meat moisturized and tender. Served with grilled mushrooms and speciality chimichurri sauce, this dish is a treat to sirloin fanatics.

>> Click here to book a table at Pampas Steakhouse at Old Malaya
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5. French Rib Eye at Mezze Bar & Bistro

The signature dish French Rib Eye will tempt your palate with its gargantuan steak of gorgeous marbling and irresistible aroma. Using the special Charolais beef from France which is eminent for its extremely flavoursome meat, the well-cut rib eye of 250g and above is grilled to your preferred doneness before being served with shoestring fries and a side of salad. Not only rich in a characteristic flavour, the beef also has a tender-to-the-bite goodness that one could not resist.

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6. Josper Charcoal Grilled Premium Grass Fed Rib Eye at The Steakhouse

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As one of the few restaurants in KL that import the notable Josper oven using charcoal heat to brings out the best of the meat, The Steakhouse has been reputable for its tasty steaks and earned a long line of loyal customers. Thanks to the extreme heat from the charcoal, the Josper Charcoal Grilled Premium Grass Fed Rib Eye 300gm has desirable char and crisp surface on the outside yet tender meat on the inside with elegant flavour. Served with 5 types of salt and 3 types of mustard along with perfectly-sautéed vegetables, the steak has a succulent taste that would make you crave for more.

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7. Chargrilled Pork Ribeye and Chermoula Spiced Pork Shoulder at ANTE

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The Chargrilled Pork Ribeye is one of the dishes that are in high demand at ANTE for the melt-in-the-mouth sensation that it gives patrons through every bite. Just a cut into the meat and it might be enough to whet your appetite! After being grilled to the perfect point, the steak is smothered in a good amount of truffle butter sauce which accents its flavour. Served along with roasted russet potatoes, frisee and oak leaf lettuce, the steak would keep you coming back just to indulge yourself in its divine taste. 

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A visit to the restaurant would be more fulfilled if you can have a bite of the Chermoula Spiced Pork Shoulder. Weigh up to 450gm, the gigantic pork shoulder steak will capture your full attention once it is presented. Carefully hand-rubbed with a moderate amount of Morrocan and Turnisan spices, the steak has a unique aroma in a non-overpowering manner that is set to entice your taste buds. Pair the steak with the salsa verde on top and you might be in awe with the delectable taste of this amalgamation.

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8. Grilled Pork Shoulder Steak at El Cerdo

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El Cerdo has long been frequented by pork lovers in KL and one who comes here should keep an eye on the Grilled Pork Shoulder Steak which is one of the signature dishes here. The pork shoulder is prepared by carefully marinated for 48 hours in fine ingredients including paprika, herbs, onions, and garlic. Not only filled with full of flavours, the pork has a melt-in-the-mouth texture that would tempt the palate of any diners. The Jalapeño and smoked paprika sauce served along is a sublime addition that helps to accentuate the pork flavour and brings out the best of its taste.

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ELITE Review: Free Signature Dishes at Top Japanese Restaurants in Klang Valley

 

1/ Ishin Japanese Dining

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Should you want to experience what melt-in-the-mouth is like, don’t hesitate to head to Ishin Japanese Dining and get this mesmerizing Sushi Deluxe. 8 beautiful pieces of seasonal sushi – namely kikin, tuna, butterfish, salmon roe, sea urchin, prawns, salmon belly and egg sushi, are skilfully curated to tantalise the taste buds. Garnished on top of the sushi are fine condiments such as kinome leaf, black roe, yuzu skin which are hand-picked to pair perfectly with each sushi and to enhance its flavours. A ravishing dish for sushi lovers!

If you are scampering for sashimi, prepare to whet your appetite with this Chef Special Sashimi which includes 7 kinds of freshest and finest air-flown seasonal sashimi from Japan’s famous Tsukiji market. Be overwhelmed with skilfully and meticulously cuts of gorgeous pieces of sashimi – including Kampachi, shimaaji, scallop, amaebi, salmon belly and chu-toro, which recline seductively on a bowl of ice. Find yourself kissing the sea with each piece of sashimi and satiate your taste buds with its natural sweetness, freshness, and creaminess. Splendid!

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Warm up your palate with the Wagyu Stone Grill and you will crave forever more. 100gm of A5 Wagyu beef – the highest grade of the delectable Wagyu beef, is cooked in front of diners to entice all the senses. One who tried the dish would not forget its heavenly delicious taste as well as the juiciness and smoothness of the meat which might make you feel flabbergasted. Rich, fat-friendly and melt-in-the-mouth, the premium quality beef has everything you could ask for.

TABLEAPP ELITE Members can redeem these 3 signature dishes for free.

Opening Hours: Daily: 12pm – 3pm, 6pm – 11pm.
Location: No. 202, Persiaran Klang, Batu 3 3/4, Off Jalan Klang Lama, 58000 Kuala Lumpur.

>> Click here to book a table at Ishin Japanese Dining

 

2/ Hana Dining + Sake Bar

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The Hamaguri Aglio Olio with Grilled Salmon is a quintessential pasta dish packed with flavour without being overpowering. Slightly seasoned, the pasta will make you in awe with its smooth texture and its bit of garlicky flavor is a match for the sweet and briny taste of the clam. The grilled salmon, with no doubt, is a perfect addition which compliments the pasta with its subtle and refreshing taste. 

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The Kaisen Aburi Salad is a dish of unpretentious look yet bursting flavor. The salmon aburi has a melt-in-your-mouth goodness and exudes a slight sweet taste which is simply divine. The prawn aburi will tempt your appetite with its aroma and the vegetable is a great companion which balances the taste of the aburi with its fresh and crunchy texture. An extraordinary way to pamper your taste buds. 

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Finally, don’t miss out Hana Premium Sashimi 6 Kinds – an angelic beauty and sublime indulgence. Specially curated with pieces of the freshest melt-in-the-mouth sashimi, the dish is hard to resist. 6 kinds of fresh roe and subtle cuts – including salmon, maguro (tuna), toro (tuna belly), amaebi (sweet prawns), kanpachi (amberjack) and salmon roe, are plated uncomplicatedly yet sophisticatedly to honor the simplicity of Japanese cuisine. A luscious delight!  

TABLEAPP ELITE Members can redeem these 3 signature dishes for free.

Opening Hours: Sun – Thu: 11am – 11pm, Fri – Sat: 11am – 1am.
Location: OB2.G.U1, Oasis Boulevard, Ground Floor, Sunway Pyramid, No. 3, Jalan PJS 11/15, Bandar Sunway, 46150 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

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3/ Babe

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Alaskan King Crab has always been an all-time favorite of any seafood lovers and if you are someone who are into this highly sought-after crustacean, you would totally fall in love with the Charcoal Grilled Alaskan King Crab at Babe. Served on a charcoal stone box, the King Crab absorbs a unique smoky aroma which helps enhance its umami flavour. The natural sweetness, juiciness and health benefits from the Alaskan air-flown crab make it an irresistible delight that you should not miss out when you come to the restaurant.

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If you have a penchant for something that is not complicated, the Ootoro Spring Roll is exactly what you need! The dish – including two pieces of eye-pleasing Ootoro spring rolls lying on top of bamboo twigs, is an epitome of what finest simplicity should be. Take a bite and you will be stunned by the satisfying crunch of the shells, following by a superb fresh and soft texture from the beautifully chopped fatty Ootoro, a hint of spiciness from the wasabi, the tangy flavour from Myouga and a savoury taste from the soy sauce gelée. This simple dish is a perfect combination of flavours and a dream come true!

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The Truffle A4 Wagyu Sukiyaki might make you pause for a moment to admire the gorgeously marbled strips of the A4 Wagyu beef. Served hot on a wooden chafing box warmer, the dish truly honors Babe‘s concept of using fresh produce and seasonal discoveries. The high-quality beef blends well in the sukiyaki sauce and its healthy fatness mingles nicely with the fresh Japanese vegetables – which are grown on the chef’s rooftop garden. Dip the Wagyu beef into the truffle-infused egg yolk and you are in for a lip-smackingly gastronomic treat!

TABLEAPP ELITE Members can redeem these 3 signature dishes for free.

Opening Hours: Tue – Sun: 6pm – 11pm. Closed on Mondays.
Location: 11th Floor, Work @ Clearwater, Jalan Changkat Semantan, Damansara Heights, 50490 Kuala Lumpur.

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4/ Kouzu

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Longing for succulent yakitori to pair with a bottle of sake? The Signature Yakitori Set at Kouzu will satisfy you with skewers of mouth-watering charcoal-grilled New Zealand Rack of Lamb, Rock Lobster, and Chicken Wings. The skewers will make you in awe with its crusty skin outside yet totally juicy inside – the New Zealand rack of lamb is a tender delight which is grilled to perfection, the rock lobster immerses in a mix of fine condiments which make it a flavourful indulgence while the chicken wings are luscious down to the bones.

Click here to view Kouzu's Japanese Escargot Pizza

If you are quite an adventurous person, this unusual pizza is something you should not miss out. The 4-inch Japanese Escargot Pizza is a crunchy delicacy made from sushi rice instead of dough! This unique creation is topped with crunchy escargot smothered in sweet teriyaki sauce – an exciting dish and of course, a sweet treat, for anyone who are willing to go for something new!

This Signature Japas Set is everything you could ask for! The Pan Seared Tuna & Foie Gras is a scrumptious delight which is perfectly balanced in taste and the cinnamon apple compote that comes along will trigger your involuntary salivation. The Creamy Baked Oyster, served on a bed of salt crystals and grantinéed with cheese, wins the hearts of patrons for its creamy and velvety texture. Finally, the Stone Grilled Sirloin is a must-try signature japas for igniting all the senses – the mouth-watering smell of freshly charred beef, the sizzling sound of sirloin on the hot stone and the mysterious tin foil wrap, a pure pleasure!

TABLEAPP ELITE Members can redeem these 3 signature dishes for free.

Opening Hours: Daily: 4pm – 1am.
Location: 18, Lorong Datuk Sulaiman 1, Taman Tun Dr. Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur.

>> Click here to book a table at Kouzu

 

Craving for more? View our ELITE Review for Free Signature Dishes at Top Japanese Restaurants in Klang Valley (Part 2)!   

 

 

ELITE Review: Free Signature Dishes at Top Chinese Restaurants in Klang Valley

 

1. Pak Loh Chiu Chow

Pak Loh Chiu Chow, located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, has never failed to impress diners with its authentic Teochew-style (Chiu Chow) Chinese cuisine. This is the place where you can find yourself immerse in a classical Chinese ambience amidst furnishings specially brought in from China. The restaurant is a unique dining spot to enjoy the only Slow-Braised Goose in town, or the only menu offering pork dishes in Feast Village, Starhill Gallery.

Click to view Braised Spring Chicken at Pak Loh Chiu Chow

Due to its meticulous preparation, The Braised Spring Chicken is a rare-to-find dish these days. Only a 21-day old 600g spring chicken is used for cooking. The hollowed-out chicken is stuffed to the brim with glutinous rice, Chinese ham, chicken feet and rare straw mushrooms before being braised for 2 hours. Delectable, rich in collagen, extraordinary soft; it is no wonder that the dish has won the hearts of many gourmets.

Click to view Braised Goose Fillets at Pak Loh Chiu Chow

Only the best bar-bar-headed geese air-flown from Hong Kong daily are used to make this gorgeous dish of Slow-Braised Goose Fillets. After a few hours of preparation, the goose meat soaks up all the well-balanced braising stock which has been heavily guarded by Pak Loh Chiu Chow since the last decade. Take a bite into this superb flavorful combination of goose fillets, pig’s ear, pig’s intestine, egg and bean curd and you will have a true heavenly indulgence!

Click here to view Baked Sweet and Sour Spare Rib at Pak Loh Chiu Chow

The Baked Sweet and Sour Spare Ribs features pork ribs with glorious layers of lean meat and fat. The ribs have a melt-in-the-mouth tenderness yet are not greasy thanks to its pleasant sweet and sour hint of the thick red sauce coated. This sumptuous sauce is naturally coloured using fermented red yeast rice which is commonly used in Chiu Chow cuisine. Pair this fork-tender and delectable meat with a bowl of steamed rice and you are all set!

TABLEAPP ELITE Members can redeem these 3 signature dishes for free.

Opening Hours: Daily: 10am – 10pm.
Location: Feast Village Starhill Gallery at JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur, 181, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur.

>> Click here to book a table at Pak Loh Chiu Chow

 

2. Luk Yu Tea House

Step into Luk Yu Tea House and you will be welcomed by a warm ambience reminiscent of villages in ancient China that will transport diners back to the bygone era. The restaurant is a vintage place where you can indulge yourself in a scrumptious pork-free menu offering steaming fresh Hong Kong dim sum and a comprehensive range of Chinese delicacies and take a sip of fine teas from Taiwan and China.

Click here to view the Dim Sum Set at Luk Yu Tea House

The dim sum set is perfectly cooked to the diners’ satisfaction. The Steamed Chicken and Prawn Dumpling – also known as siu mai, is taken to another level as it is freshly packed with full of flavours unlike any others. Next comes the Steamed Shanghainese Chicken Dumpling “Xiao Long Bao” which will live up to your expectations! This tantalizing, dreamy dumpling has a perfectly chicken seasoned filling and rivers of hot, flavourful soup. The har kau is unique for its ‘skin’ which has the right amount of thickness for texture. This slightly thicker skin does not dampen the experience of biting into the succulent, fresh prawn fillings one bit.

Click here to see the Doubled Abalone Dumpling in Superior Soup at Luk Yu Tea House

The Doubled Boil Abalone Dumpling in Superior Soup is filled with aroma and flavors that could only emerge through long hours of double boiling. A bite into this delight can make your mind blow! The dumpling skin has the perfect texture to enhance the naturally buttery and briny taste of the abalone which is then complemented by the deliciously delicate soup. The sweet taste of the abalone will linger in your mouth and make you crave for more!

Click here to view Pan Fried Lamb Chop With Chef's Speciality Sauce

Crispy outside yet tender and juicy inside, this Pan-fried Lamb Chop with Chef’s Specialty Sauce is something lamb lovers should not miss. The Chef’s specialty sauce is blended well with the lamb which then enhances the lamb’s gamy and sweet taste. The best way to figure out the taste is of course, to go ahead and give it a try!

TABLEAPP ELITE Members can redeem these 3 signature dishes for free.

Opening Hours: Mon – Sat: 12pm – 10pm; Sun & PH: 10am – 11pm
Location: Feast Village Starhill Gallery at JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur, 181, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur.

>> Click here to make a reservation at Luk Yu Tea House

 

3. Way Modern Chinois

One who comes to Way Modern Chinois will be overwhelmed with the restaurant’s contemporary furnishings and its sophisticated and exquisite fine dining Chinese menu with a twist. If you are Chinese food enthusiasts and avid foodies, this is where you simply belong to! These following three signature dishes are a must when you visit the restaurant.

Click here to view Truffle Roast Duck at Way Modern Chinois

The Truffle Roast Duck is a perfect specialty for duck and truffle lovers! The duck is marinated with truffle sauce, double roasted with truffle oil and topped with truffle slices – a true dreaming dish and a pure indulgence for any gourmet hunters. Roasted to perfection, the duck has a crispy skin to die for and its thick truffle sauce will fill your palate with umami-goodness. Due to its demanding requirement, the dish needs to be pre-ordered 24 hours in advanced.

Click here to view the Trio Dim Sum Collection at Way Modern Chinois

Next comes Trio Dim Sum Collection which includes “Skinless” XLB 特色小笼包 (4pcs), Pac Man Dumplings 四川虾饺 (4pcs), and Golden Rose Wanton 玫瑰云吞 (5pcs). With its eye-pleasing presentation, the dim sum collection can capture any diners’ hearts! The “Skinless” XLB, wrapped in a transparent skin, will whet your appetite with its sumptuous broth and minced meat which is topped with tangy foamy ginger and vinegar dip. The Pac Man Dumplings will satiate your palate with fresh steamed prawns marinated in Szechuan spices and spicy ponzu. The Golden Rose Wanton is a stunning dish with crispy prawn dumplings and dashes of red sauce that makes the dumplings look like a real rose – good-looking and tasty.

Click here to view the Crispy Lion Fish at Way Modern Chinois

Finally, Crispy Lion Fish! Don’t worry, it’s not the endangered species we are talking about! The dish is indeed a deep-fried sea bass in disguise! The fillet is cut skilfully and deep fried until it opens up, nicely moist underneath the light brown crust. Dip the fish inside the sweet and sour sauce and your taste buds will be delighted with every piece. A hearty dish of the fresh-water fish!

TABLEAPP ELITE Members can redeem these 3 signature dishes for free.

Opening Hours: Mon – Fri: 12pm – 3pm, 6pm – 10:30pm; Sat – Sun: 10am – 3pm, 6pm – 11pm.
Location: G-1, Work@Clearwater, Changkat Semantan, Damansara Heights, 50490 Kuala Lumpur.

>> Click here to reserve a table at Way Modern Chinois

 

4. Lai Ching Yuen @ Grand Millenium Kuala Lumpur

Lai Ching Yuen at Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur has always been a must-go place for Chinese cuisine lovers for their scrumptious extensive menu made with high quality ingredients and nostalgic dishes that depict ancient Shanghai. Remember to dive in their signature dishes including roast suckling pork, assorted meat, delicate dim sum, exotic live seafood, abalone and more. 

Click here to view Pekind Duck at Lai Ching Yuen

The signature Peking Duck is loved for its crispy skin that simply crackles on every bite! The duck’s flavours will burst in your mouth and make your eyes close in mere satisfaction as it is marinated for hours using traditional methods in homemade sauces and condiments. Despite its crispy skin, the meat is not dry a bit! Its moist and tender flesh will satisfy even the most discerning diners. This signature dish is best to serve for 6 – 10 persons.

Click to view Crispy Fine Egg Noodles with Fresh Water Prawn

The Crispy Fine Egg Noodles with Fresh Water Prawn will titillate your taste buds with its savoury broth which is enriched by fresh water prawns. The light sweetness and freshness from the prawns, on its own, are enough to allure diners. Being immersed in the broth packed with finest ingredients, the prawns are even hard to resist and pairs perfectly with the crispy fine egg noodles!

Click to view the Signature Chilled Durian Pancake at Lai Ching Yuen

This Signature Chilled Durian Pancake will gratify you with its creamy and velvety durian cream. Wrapped in a thin crepe, the durian pancake will give diners a forget-me-not experience as its strong yet pleasing taste will linger on your palate. Take a bite and its smooth filling will not let you down at any moment. This Signature Dish is best to serve for 1 person or 2 sharing.

TABLEAPP ELITE Members can redeem these 3 signature dishes for free.

Opening Hours: Mon – Fri: 12pm – 2:30pm, 6:30pm – 10:30pm; Sat – Sun: 11am – 2:30pm, 6:30pm – 10:30pm.
Location: Level 1, Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur, 160, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur.

>> Click here to book a table at Lai Ching Yuen

 

5. Royal Canton

Looking for authentic Hong Kong Dim Sum & Cantonese Cuisine? Royal Canton is the destination you should head to! Located at Damansara City Mall, the restaurant still receives rapt attention for their distinctive menus with delectable dishes depicting flair and finesse. 

Click here to view Whole 50 Head Dried Japanese Abalone Braised at Royal Canton

The Whole 50 Head Dried Japanese Yoshihama Abalone, Braised is made of dried premium abalone from Japan. The high-quality abalone is comparatively firmer with its distinct and appealing flavor compared to the regular abalone. Take a bite into the well-cooked abalone here and your taste buds will be filled with a briny, complex flavour evoking oceans and sea breezes unlike any others!

 

Click here to view Shark Fin In Clear Superior Soup at Royal Canton

A decent dish for any Hong Kong cuisine lovers – Shark Fin in Clear Superior Soup, Double Boiled! Known as a symbol of prosperity, shark’s fin is also a conferrer of health benefits. The premium shark’s fin is meticulously prepared before being doubled boil in the restaurant’s superior soup. The mild taste from the fin is well-enhanced by the palate-pleasing flavour of the clear soup, making it a delectable indulgence.

Click here to view the Peking Duck at Royal Canton

This Peking Duck is a dish worth longing for! Diners simply cannot take the eyes off the duck’s impeccable brown-coloured crispy skin. The meat is wrapped in delicate egg crepes with a smear of sweet hoisin sauce, scallion and cucumber to enhance its flavors and taste. Who could resist its juicy, moist and flavorful duck meat under a crispy thin skin? Patrons can then choose one of other serving methods for the rest of the duck meat. This dish needs to be pre-ordered 24 hours in advance, and is best for 4 – 6 persons.

TABLEAPP ELITE Members can redeem these 3 signature dishes for free.

Opening Hours: Mon – Fri: 11:30am – 3pm and 6pm – 10pm; Sat & Sun: 10:30am – 3pm and 6pm – 10pm.
Location: 2nd Floor, DC Mall, Plaza DC, Damansara City, 6, Jalan Damanlela, 50490 Kuala Lumpur.

>> Click here to book a table at Royal Canton

 

6. ONE Seafood Restaurant

Reasonable price and scrumptious dishes with a modern twist, ONE Seafood Restaurant has always been a frequent dining spot of seafood lovers. The restaurant’s menu is a rendition of many tasty choice offerings and palate-pleasing specialties using as much local produce as is available – a true heaven for foodies. Remember to try the restaurant’s 3 signature dishes when you pay it a visit.

Click here to view Braised Crab with Chili at One Seafood Restaurant

If you are in a mood for crab, you should definitely savour the Braised Crab with Chili here. The meaty and fresh crab is captured on spot and stir-fried with fine condiments before getting coated by a thick and savour gravy. The delight will entice your palate with its slight spiciness and sweetness.

Click to view Baked Lobster with Superior Stock at One Seafood Restaurant

The Baked Lobster with Superior Stock is another dish you simply cannot miss! The 500g Sabah lobster is captured fresh from the restaurant’s aquarium before being baked in a superior broth which is prepared 1 week in advance. As being caught fresh, the lobster exudes a natural sweetness that would definitely win diners’ hearts. The savoury thick broth enhances the lobster’s exquisite taste and succulent flesh.

The Royal Fried Rice – a deluxe version of fine rice, is loved for its scrumptious taste and aroma. Its toppings of delectable crab meat, sweet corn and other fine condiments are set to satiate your taste buds and melt your heart. The dish is served hotly with the restaurant’s chef cooking it right in front of your table!

TABLEAPP ELITE Members can redeem these 3 signature dishes for free.

Opening Hours: Daily from 11:30am – 3pm and 5:30pm – 11pm.
Location: Lot 510, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 52200 Kuala Lumpur.

>> Click here to reserve a table at One Seafood Restaurant

 

 

ELITE Review: Free Signature Dishes at Top Indian Restaurants in Klang Valley

 

 

1. Nadodi

If you are looking for a tantalising journey to entice all the senses, you simply cannot miss out Nadodi! The cuisine here is as much the product of the nomads presented to you with creative flair that honours the nomadic ancestors yet forges a new path forward. One who comes here should not go back without trying the three signature dishes at the restaurant.

Out of Shell

The stunning signature dish Out of Shell is a true tribute to the fishing traditions with a meaty scallop lied beautifully on a bivalve shell. The misty smoke creates a striking presentation evoking sea foams washing over a sandy beach. Take a bite and you would never forget the tenderness, the briny taste accompanied by the lingering flavor of the star anise seed.

Nomad’s Globe

Don’t forget to give Nomad’s Globe a try! The dish is a magnificent savoury indulgence arranged in a miniature of a 3-layer tiffin that is set to intrigue your palate. The chicken biryani is the protagonist which is then complemented by grilled eggplant in macadamia, hazenut and cashew gravy. 

Mind of Coconut and The Beatles

Finally end your meal with this Mind of Coconut and The Beatles! A perfect dessert for a memorable experience at Nadodi. Indulge yourself in Mind of Coconut which includes smooth coconut ice cream on top of a bed of sea coconut chips, coconut crumble fluttered with some cane sugar. Gratify your palate with the essence of the betel leaves’ extract and made into a little ‘rock’ filled with cream and Areca nut.
TABLEAPP ELITE Members can redeem these 3 signature dishes for free.

Opening Hours: Mon – Sat; from 6pm – 11pm. 
Location: Lot 183, 1st Floor, Jalan Mayang, Off Jalan Yap Kwan Seng, 50450 Kuala Lumpur.

>> Click here to book a table at Nadodi

 

 

2. Khushi Spice

Khushi Spice offers fine Indian dining right in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. Those seeking a modern and stylish Indian restaurant to wine and dine will find that the restaurant offers an excellent ambience with a menu featuring a delectable array of Northern Indian cuisine handcrafted by North Indian Chef Surbeer Singh whose years of culinary experience are reflected in the dishes he crafts.

Roasted Tandoori Chicken

You might think of Roasted Tandoori Chicken as an ordinary dish until you try the chicken here! Served hot with beautiful glaze on the surface of the chicken’s chunks, the eye-pleasing dish will whet your appetite. Cut open and you will be delighted by the juicy flesh, the aromatic spices blended in a hint of smokiness from the charcoal-fire of the tandoor. 

Mutton Rogan Josh

The Mutton Rogan Josh is no doubt one of the stars on the menu! The mutton is cooked in a tomato-based gravy until it becomes lip-smackingly tender. A dose of spices is added to enhance the taste of the mutton and this heap of spiciness is just perfect to open up the appetite.  

Jhinga Biryani

The last signature dish – Jhinga Biryani, is a simple yet extraordinary dish to spice up your tongue. The pieces of fresh water jumbo king prawns marinated nicely in Indian herbs and spices and paired ideally with the tasty biryani will fill your palate with exciting flavours.
TABLEAPP ELITE Members can redeem these 3 signature dishes for free.

Opening Hours: Daily; from 12pm – 11pm.
Location: Feast Village Starhill Gallery at JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur, 181, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur.

>> Click to reserve a table at Khushi Spice 

 

 

3. Meat The Porkers

How about an Indian restaurant that serves pork, you ask? Head to the first non-halal Indian restaurant in Malaysia – Meat The Porkers! Combining ancient and delicious Mughal cuisine with pork, the restaurant will take pork lovers to a thrilling journey unlike any others! 

Tandoori Pork Ribs

Marinated in a mixture of yoghurt, spices and then grilled to perfection, the Tandoori Pork Ribs is one of the dishes in high demand at Meat The Porkers. The slab of pork ribs is gorgeously charred at the sides and has been winning many diners’ hearts for its perfectly-roasted state, tenderness and tastiness.

PaiKuat (Pork Ribs) Biryani

The Paikuat (Pork Ribs) Biryani is another interesting main course from the restaurant. The taste of the Paikuat totally rendered the biryani to a whole new level. The chunks of pork ribs immerses in the biryani which then absorbs all the spices. Delectable and unique, it is a dish that pork lovers cannot resist!  

Malai Pork Ribs 

The Malai Pork Ribs is another astonishing dish from Meat The Porkers. The restaurant innovatively heralds a collaboration between pork ribs and cheese! The ribs are smothered in an amount of cheese before being topped with cashew nuts and other spices! Just a view of this slab of ribs is enough to trigger patrons’ involuntary salivation and its creamy, cheesy and scrumptious taste is a true guilty pleasure.
TABLEAPP ELITE Members can redeem these 3 signature dishes for free.

Opening Hours: Wed – Mon; from 11:00am – 3:00pm and 6:30pm – 10:30pm.
Location: D1-G3-5, Publika, Solaris Dutamas, Jalan Solaris Dutamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur.

>> Click here to make a reservation at Meat The Porkers

 

 

4. Fierce Curry House

If you are an Indian cuisine passionate, you should have known about the award-winning Fierce Curry House for their famous Bir-nana dishes. If you pay the restaurant a visit, let your taste buds emerge in these signature dishes as well!  

Lobster Biryani 

The Lobster Biryani is a biryani variation loved by many patrons. The huge portion of the biryani in the giant silver pot might make you gasp in awe! The biryani is perfectly paired with the lobster as the rice helps to maintain the texture and the sweetness of the lobster. While, in return, the lobster exudes all its flavours which are then soaked up completely by the biryani. 

Cod Biryani 

Next comes a gourmet dish – Cod Biryani. Cod, with its mild taste, brings out its best when being cooked in a moist heat. The fluffy long grains of rice creates the perfect moisture and heat for this fish. The cod emanates a subtle sweet taste into the rice and get whiffs of the aromatic and tantalizing spices of the biryani. 

Lobster Tandoori

If you are a fan of tandoori, the exotic Lobster Tandoori is something you should keep an eye on! The delicately sweet flavour of the Boston lobster needs nothing more than a little butter. Grilled to perfection, the giant lobster is placed simply yet impressively on a banana leaf. The aroma will make your stomach rumble and a bite into its sweet and juicy meat will be a heavenly indulgence!
TABLEAPP ELITE Members can redeem these 3 signature dishes for free.

 

Opening Hours: Daily; from 10:30am – 10:30pm (Close on the last Monday of the month). 
Location: 16, Jalan Kemuja, Bangsar Utama, 59000 Kuala Lumpur.

>> Click here to book a table at Fierce Curry House

 

 

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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.


 

 

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ELITE Review: 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.