Sou Omakase Dining

Sou Omakase Dining, The Gardens Mall, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

A Journey to Omakase

 

Sou Omakase Dining is a classy luxury Japanese fine dining restaurant specialises exclusively in the art of omakase – a style of dining where the chef will serve you based on what he feels best. There’s no a la carte menu, so patrons will leave it to Yokohama-born executive chef Fukuchi and his team to present a gastronomical journey of Japanese cuisine.

 

This new Japanese addition is located near to the entrance of The Gardens Hotel, facing Bangsar area. I arrived at the restaurant via the mall so it was a little tricky and confusing to navigate at first. The best way to access to Sou Omakase Dining is via The Gardens Hotel side.

 

Sou Omakase Dining
You can’t miss this posh golden signage of Sou Omakase Dining.

 

Sou Omakase Dining
The interior of the well-spaced Sou Omakase Dining is designed to provide patrons adequate privacy.

Sou Omakase Dining
A peep through window on the kitchen team.

 

Lunch starts from RM98++ for a 5-course meal while dinner pricing could be up to RM320++ for a 10-course meal.

 

“Bara-Chirashi” lunch course (RM98) – inclusive of salad, chawan-mushi, mix appetiser, Bara-Chirashi sushi with miso soup, and dessert with Japanese tea

 

“Ten-Zaru” lunch course (RM98) – inclusive of salad, chawan-mushi, mix appetiser, tempura, soba or udon or inaniwa-udon, and dessert with Japanese tea

 

“Bento” lunch course (RM118) – inclusive of salad, starter, chawan-mushi, Sou Omakase bento box, rice course, and dessert with Japanese tea

 

Sou lunch course (RM148) – inclusive of starter, soup, sashimi, mix grilled and deep fried appetiser, main course, rice course with miso soup, and dessert with Japanese tea

 

Sou dinner course (RM220) – inclusive of starter, soup, Japanese appetiser, fish course, mouth wash, main course (beef or lamb), rice course with miso soup, and home made dessert with Japanese tea

 

Special dinner course (RM320) – inclusive 2 kinds of starter, special fresh oyster, special soup, special fish course, mouth wash, main course (beef or lamb or fish), grilled rice ball with scallops ankake sauce, and home made dessert with Japanese tea

 

For the purpose of our review, we went for the Sou dinner course and special dinner course.

 

As with any omakase, the menu will change according to what’s fresh and in season. The dinner started with beautiful appetisers. Take a look at the ingredients used and the generous scoop of caviar, they mean business.

 

Sou Omakase Dining
One of the appetisers served to kick-start the dinner.

 

Sou Omakase Dining
Kissing the sea on the lips – a palm-sized amazingly fresh oyster from France with slightly mild yet complex homemade tabasco sauce.

 

Sou Omakase Dining
Very warm and comforting.

Sou Omakase Dining
Take a sip of yuzu soda to get the taste buds afresh for the next course.

 

The sashimi served was satisfying. Every dish presents an undeniably unique dining experience – fine specimen with subtle flavours, delicate texture, fully enhanced with umami-riched soy sauce and freshly grinded wasabi. The salmon stole the limelight above all sashimi that night. A word of warning, more sashimi photos coming soon because it was almost a crime not to post these up.

 

Sou Omakase Dining

Sou Omakase Dining

Sou Omakase Dining

Sou Omakase Dining

Sou Omakase Dining

 

Then it was finally the time for some hot dishes. Main course came in the form of sliced wagyu beef or lamb cutlets, or if you opt for Special dinner course, you could have another choice – tuna collar. I am usually a fan of beef but the beef was a slight let down. To be fair, I should have lift my lid earlier so my beef would’t be overcooked. 

 

Sou Omakase Dining
Sliced wagyu beef before cooked.

Sou Omakase Dining
Lamb cutlets.

 

And we proceed to the next course: rice course with miso soup. The rice course was must preferred if compared to the miso soup. The miso soup was decent but it could be better.

 

Sou Omakase Dining
Rice course with miso soup

Sou Omakase Dining
Rice course with miso soup

 

The dessert platter is inclusive of jelly, pistachio ice cream, orange sorbet and yoghurt-filled raindrop cake.

 

Sou Omakase Dining
Dessert platter

Sou Omakase Dining
Dessert for the dinner course

The desserts were beautifully presented of course, but other dishes stood out better. Nevertheless, it was still an adequate ending for a dinner course. Service is warm and friendly with a slightly fast-paced serving. Overall it’s a worth considering omakase dining venue. 

 

 

 

Sou Omakase Dining

 

G247, Ground Floor,

The Gardens Mall,

Mid Valley City,

Lingkaran Syed Putra,

59200 Kuala Lumpur, 

Malaysia.

 

Daily: 11:30am – 2:30pm, 6:00pm – 10:00pm

 

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Kirishima KL Japanese Restaurant

Kirishima KL Japanese Restaurant, Dua Annexe, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kirishima KL Japanese Restaurant, Dua Annexe, Kuala Lumpur

 

Well hidden at the modern luxury Dua Annexe apartment along Jalan Tun Razak, Kirishima KL Japanese Restaurant is a traditional Japanese restauran The restaurant offers varieties of attractive Japanese foods, not to mention their Sake and Shochu. The well trained waitresses at Kirishima KL are dressed in kimonos – something which is rarely seen in Malaysia, although there’s one or two restaurants out there that does the same. The restaurants’ regulars are a mix of locals and Japanese that resides in Kuala Lumpur.

 

Kirishima KL Japanese Restaurant
The setting is airy with typical light wood furnishings, applies minimalist interior design with a touch of Japanese zen.

Kirishima KL Japanese Restaurant
Magazines and newspapers in Japanese are available given its Japanese customer base.

Kirishima KL Japanese Restaurant
Private rooms are available especially when you have a business meeting or in need of some family space if you have kids along with you.

Despite situated in one of the most expensive lands in the heart of KL city, the food here are priced reasonably, food comes in large and generous portion, and the ingredients used are always fresh. Every Tuesday and Friday, the team at Kirishima KL will have fresh items air flown from Japan. 

 

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The desserts are worth a mention, especially Ginger Sorbet and Wasabi Ice Cream which are made fresh from kitchen. Almost missed these two rare items because they are off the menu; diners will have to make a request and it is very much depends on luck. 

 

Kirishima KL Japanese Restaurant
Ginger Sorbet

 

Kirishima KL Japanese Restaurant
Wasabi Ice Cream

Special recommendations are available at Kirishima KL and are changed weekly, so diners always have different choices. 

 

 

Kirishima KL Japanese Restaurant

Lot 1.2, 1st Floor, 

Dua Annexe, 

211, Jalan Tun Razak, 

50400 Kuala Lumpur.

 

Daily: 12:00pm – 2:30pm, 6:00pm – 10:30pm

 

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Pisco Bar

The 15 Restaurants that Won 2015

As 2015 is coming to an end, these are the restaurants that capture a lot of hearts in 2015. We make sure what is listed here is awesomely good and the quality of food is top notch

Be hold, the Year 2015 Awards go to..

Best Italian – La Risata Bar Pizzeria Ristorante

La Risata
La Risata’s Ampang outlet is all class and high ceilings.
Wood-fired ovens, incredible pizzas, warm service.. this is the place where Italian food is perfectly done.

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Best Place for Pork – Ante Kitchen & Bar

Chargrilled Pork Steak
Ante’s Signature – Chargrilled Pork Steak (RM56++)
Recently been awarded as the Best Meat by Time Out KL Food Awards 2015, Ante Kitchen & Bar is the destination for pork eating enthusiast of choice.

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Best Dining Experience – Dining In The Dark KL

Dining In The Dark KL
Dining In The Dark KL – you will never have the same perception of food again.
Dining in the dark, a completely new sensory experience. Here you discover a marvellous gastronomic journey, where the true flavours and tastes of food have not been influenced by your sight.

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Coolest Bar Vibe – Pisco Bar

Pisco Bar
Pisco Bar – dancing all night long with some of the best DJs in town.
Aways packed with a mix of expats, fashionista locals and international travellers, Pisco Bar offers the ideal layout for a variety of events such as cocktail parties, product launches, live performances, fashion shows, and movie screenings. Very cool vibe here.

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Best Hand Picked Boutique Wine Selection – Vintry

Vintry Jaya 33
You could never go wrong with wine at Vintry Jaya 33.

Vintry Jaya 33 is the quintessential wine bar with its commendable range of wines cellaring in the spacious outlet, as well as its two state-of-the-art Enomatic Wine-Serving Systems.

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The Hot Star – ROCKU Yakiniku

ROCKU Yakiniku
ROCKU Yakiniku – the hot hot Japanese Charcoal grill that people queue for two hours. (that’s why you have to reserve table via TABLEAPP to skip the queue, people!)

Guest can savour their food hot throughout the entire meal, and there’s no better way to enjoy the tantalizing cuts of meat, ranging from beef to lamb, pork and chicken, flown in all the way from Australia and New Zealand.

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Best Fun Dining – Babe

Babe
The Smoking Meringues at Babe – dunk each one into the liquid nitrogen for 8 seconds, pop them in your mouth, and you

Conceptualised by Michelin-starred chef Jeff Ramsey, Babe presents molecular gastronomy and modernist cuisine in a fun approach filled with whimsy and wonderment. It’s time to get playful!

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Best Malay Fine Dining – Bijan Bar & Restaurant​ 

Bijan
Bijan’s Rusuk Panggang (RM68++) brings you forgotten flavours and memories.

Using original recipes that are passed on from generations after generations, Bijan’s offerings are the next-best thing to good, wholesome home-cooked meals. Batik features strongly in the restaurant's décor, with batik wall hangings and batik-covered menus.

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Best Mexican – La Mexicana

La Mexicana
La Mexicana’s Tacos de Bistec con Chorizo – 3 tacos filled with juicy beef steak and homemade chrizo served with coriander, onion and molcajete red sauce.

La Mexicana, owned by Mexican chef Carmela and her husband, offers authentic Mexican flavours in KL. Dishes at La Mexicana are well complemented by a tequila-filled drinks menu.

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Best Japanese – TEN Japanese Fine Dining

TEN Japanese Fine Dining
Supreme dining experience at TEN Japanese Fine Dining leaving you desiring more.
In Japanese, “TEN” translate to heaven. A name that aptly describes the exclusive fine dining experience reserve for the select few. Distinction naturally comes to mind as you savour their award winning authentic Japanese fare, supreme sushi, teppanyaki and fusion cuisine, each presented with a touch of finesse.

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Best British – Albion KL

Albion KL
Albion KL’s Sunday’s Special Roast Beef (RM59++) – chilled Australian striploin, yorkshire pudding & all the trimmings.

Shortlisted in the Time Out KL Food Awards for three years running, this modern British restaurant was a foregone conclusion as both owners developed their craft in London in a variety of outlets ranging from hotel food & beverage departments, nightclubs, stand alone restaurants and bars over a 25 year period.

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Best Pie – Musang King Pie by The Humble Pie Co.

Musang King Pie by The Humble Pie Co.
The Humble Pie Co.’s Musang King Pie (RM18++) is made of buttery digestives biscuit crust, creamy top, and 100% purely indulgent creamy Udang Merah durian filling.

It’s a pie thing at The Humble Pie Co. The Humble Pie Co. first sprang to life as an online pastry-and-cake shop, and has evolved into a full fledged cafe selling a full range of pies and cakes made fresh from their bakery.

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Best Chinese – Tai Zi Heen

Tai Zi Heen
Tai Zi Heen displays top-notch refinement and delicacy through the concept of Cantonese cuisine dining and dedicated service.
Famous for its pork-free Dim Sum a la carte buffet, Tai Zi Heen is the place that keeps you yearning for more. RM 60.65/person for All-You-Can-Eat Dim Sum brunch while dinner is RM 79.30/person.

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Best Thai – Rama V Fine Thai Cuisine

Rama V Fine Thai Cuisine
Rama V’s Tom Yam Kung Mae Nam (RM52++) – river prawn served in young coconut.

Set amongst a magnificent pool of lotus blossoms and quietly tucked away from the busy district of Kuala Lumpur, Rama V Fine Thai Cuisine offers a blend of authentic and modern Thai dishes, making every meal at the restaurant memorable and enjoyable.

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Best Steakhouse – Angus House

Angus House
Rib Eye Steak 300g at Angus House
Angus House is famous for its Japanese charcoal steak. Meat doneness is not an issue here as the chefs know what they are doing. Taste the unconventional steak sauce that is made of Fuji apple, radish and mirin to create a tangy sweet taste. Not to worry if you prefer a familiar tasting sauce as the outlet has mushroom and black pepper sauces on stand-by.

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Kuala Lumpur Skyline

5 Amazing Restaurants in KL with A Breathtaking View

Take your dining experience to the highest level, literally.

 

Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia, is always a vibrant city with dazzling lights and amazing sunrise and sunset. Take in the breathtaking view of Kuala Lumpur city from a whole new height while dining high above the ground.

 

 

Atmosphere 360 at KL Tower
Atmosphere 360 at KL Tower

 

Atmosphere 360 is a modern and elegant revolving restaurant situated 282m above ground level. Housed in the 7th tallest freestanding tower in the world – the KL Tower, it offers luxurious fine dining experience of modern authentic Malaysian and International cuisine that will leave a lasting memory for the diners. 

 

 

Looking a lot like a spaceship with colourful neon lights and starry fibre optic ceiling lights, the intimate table arrangements and romantic, sky-high views make it a popular place for date nights.

 

 

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Hemisphere Restaurant & Bar

 

Nestled on the 37th floor of Regalia Residence, Hemisphere Restaurant & Bar presents diners spectacular views of Kuala Lumpur, and unblocked view of both the KLCC Twin Towers and KL Tower. 

 

 

Overlooking the iconic Twin Towers and KL Tower, Hemisphere vows to deliver excellent service to diners, from ensuring the freshness of ingredients (without MSG too!) to providing extensive food and beverage menu as well as creating top quality dining environment.

 

 

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Samplings On The Fourteenth

 

An enchanting 14th-floor view of Kuala Lumpur’s skyline, the award-winning Samplings On The Fourteenth offers an Western classic premium dining. Experience exquisite fine dining cuisine paired with tasteful vintage wines to suit diners’ discerning palate.

 

 

The layout boasts a spectacular bird’s-eye view of downtown Kuala Lumpur, framed by massive floor to ceiling windows. It also features an open kitchen concept where diners get a crystal-clear view through the glass-walled, semi-circular kitchen, of the chefs preparing dishes. 

 

 

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Inaho Sushi Skypark

 

At the 10th-floor Skypark rooftop of Subang's One City sits Inaho Sushi, a Japanese restaurant overlooking a suburban landscape. A mental note to make: Inaho Sushi's outdoor tables are limited, so advance reservations are highly recommended if you wish to enjoy the scenic view. The restaurant has a spacious air-conditioned interior as well to accommodate more customers. Diners can also stroll around the rest of the rooftop to enjoy the breeze and view.

 

 

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Proof Cafe & Sky Lounge

 

Located on the roof of the iconic The Signature Serviced Suites & Studios, Proof Cafe serves an effortless breakfast with an European charm, scrumptious cakes, and Executive Lunch sets that will make your boss envious.

 

The serenity at Proof Cafe complements with its smoothing view of the surroundings of Sri Hartamas and Mont Kiara. The people of Proof have nurtured friendships with Melbourne-based chefs & coffee specialists to help them reach for fresh heights. Definitely a hidden gem in the city.

 

 

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Roasted Turkey

Christmas at La Risata Bar Pizzeria Ristorante, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

La Risata has been a big name in Italian dining scene in KL. The multiple award-winning restaurant  has recently bagged the Best Italian Restaurant award from Time Out KL Food Awards 2015. Despite its fame, La Risata hasn't lost its steam since opened in 1996 – that’s almost two decades of making Italian pizzas and pastas the right way!

 

 

As 2015 draws to a close, I was invited to sample La Risata’s Christmas menu. La Risata Medan Damansara outlet is quietly tucked in Damansara Heights, away from the hustle and bustle, making it a hidden gem in the city. The restaurant carries an old-world charm and has a cozy setting. The sampling was held on a weekday night. By 8pm, the restaurant was already packed with diners. I was relieved and grateful that I had my table reserved earlier. At this moment, I made a mind note to self – reservation is highly recommended to dine at La Risata as the business is so good!

 

 

Entering the restaurant I was greeted by the charming waiters and on-point festive decorations. The dining room was dimly lit and surrounded by Christmas lights and ornaments hanging on the exposed bricks. I couldn’t help to notice the little silver reindeers hiding among the presents under the Christmas tree – not that kind of typical Christmas decoration that you see elsewhere – La Risata truly cares about the finest details. I began to anticipate for my Christmas sampling at La Risata more.

 

Christmas lights and wine glasses at La Risata
Christmas lights and wine glasses at La Risata

Can you feel Christmas?
Can you feel Christmas?

 

Antipasti

 

 

As an antipasto, a thin-crust white Pizza Mozzarella (RM30++), baked in La Risata’s famed brick oven started the dinner great. The perfectly baked crust was topped generously with La Risata’s homemade smoked mozzarella, anchovy and marinated peppers. The pizza went well with the fruity red wine served. I was delighted by the good execution of the pizza where it’s widely known that pizzas are hard to impress diners because they could become rather predictable.

 

Pizza Mozarella
Pizza Mozarella

And here comes another antipasto with an extremely long Italian name – Tonno Pinna Blu alla Griglia con Gnocchi Nero di Seppia (RM46++) – tender cuts of grilled BLUE FIN TUNA (gasp!) with bed of squid ink gnocchi in a lemon butter sauce. The rare combination of tuna and gnocchi was surprisingly good.

 

Tonno Pinna Blu alla Griglia con Gnocchi Nero di Seppia
Tonno Pinna Blu alla Griglia con Gnocchi Nero di Seppia

 

I personally heart this antipasto – Insalata Razzo E Pera (RM32++) – a healthy looking rocket and pear salad with lemon dressing and shaved parmesan. The light and refreshing taste of the pear did good help in lifting my guilt for having heavy (but also heavenly good!) meals back-to-back. Definitely a good choice for antipasto before feasting on the Roasted Turkey.

 

Insalata Razzo E Pera
Insalata Razzo E Pera

 

Secondi Piatti

 

 

For the main course, the enormous and mouth-watering roasted turkey Tacchino Arrosto (RM338++, 4kg, serves 10-12 persons) awaited. Look at that perfectly golden, moist turkey! So beautifully prepared!

 

Roasted Turkey
Roasted Turkey

The roasted turkey was served with traditional chestnut stuffing, roasted vegetable with cranberry sauce and giblet sauce. You would feel the Christmas blessings the moment you sink your teeth into the tender cuts of the turkey dipped with the specially prepared sauce. The roast was cooked to perfection and dissolved in my mouth. Too good that I was lost in words.

And that was not the end of the happiness yet! Another delight came – Cosciotto d’Alene (RM228++, 3kg, serves 10-12 persons) – gigantic roast leg of lamb with root vegetable served with rosemary sauce.

Roast Leg of Lamb at La Risata
Roast Leg of Lamb at La Risata
Nicely done!
Nicely done!

 

Dolci

 

 

I had the chance to sample THREE exquisite desserts (oh god, triple happiness!) The first was Tiramisu (RM160++, serves 12 persons), how could you miss having Tiramisu at an Italian restaurant! Layer of Savoiardi biscuits soaked in espresso and filled with Italian mascarpone cream cheese, the Tiramisu perfected the dinner.

 

The very pretty Tiramisu
The very pretty Tiramisu

Zucotto (RM120++, serves 8-10 persons), the pretty liquor dome cake filled with sinful chocolate and vanilla cream with almond, hazelnut and chocolate bits!
Zucotto (RM120++, serves 8-10 persons), the pretty liquor dome cake filled with sinful chocolate and vanilla cream with almond, hazelnut and chocolate bits!

Torta di Zucca (RM80++, serves 8-10 persons), pumpkin pie served with maple cream sauce.
Torta di Zucca (RM80++, serves 8-10 persons), pumpkin pie served with maple cream sauce.

 

I ABSOLUTELY LOVE DESSERT TIME. 

 


All of us know that preparing for Christmas meal takes an inordinate amount of time and patience. La Risata is thoughtful to make their festive selections available from December 2015 to 10th January 2016, where you can “mix and match” to create your own sumptuous Christmas or New Year menu for your celebrations at restaurants or in the comfort of your house.

 

 

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, everyone! *burp*

 

 

 

La Risata Bar Pizzeria Ristorante

 

Damansara outlet

128, Jalan Kasah,

Medan Damansara

50490 Kuala Lumpur,

Malaysia.

Daily: 12:00pm – 2:30pm, 6:30pm – 10:30pm

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Ampang outlet

16, Jalan Persiaran Ampang,

55000 Kuala Lumpur, 

Malaysia.

Daily: 12:00pm – 2:30pm, 6:30pm – 10:30pm

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Arte Bar

Arte Bar, TREC, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Arte Bar
Arte Bar

 

The newly opened Arte Bar at TREC’s Electric Boulevard phase catches our eye with its exposed brick walls and graffiti murals. Apart from its trendy interior design, it has a rotating schedule of DJs who perform at the venue, which is decked with specially-commissioned artworks.

 

 

Located just beside Zouk KL, Arte Bar stands at a strategic location where unblocked view of all-time beauty KLCC Twin Towers and iconic KL Tower could be admired from within. Imagine sipping Mojito at this total open space of 2000sf with a private bar, views of KLCC on one side and the Royal Selangor Golf Course on the other.

 

Chivas at Arte Bar
Chivas at Arte Bar

 

Deconstructivism art is the main theme at Arte Bar. Every art piece here shouts expressionism, minimalism and unconformity. Kevin, the man behind the unconventional restaurant, reveals his inspiration for Arte Bar (Arte is art in French) comes from his interest in arts and his adoration of The Louvre in Paris. It is no wonder why the graffiti murals and artworks showcase. Every art piece here is the only and one copy in the world. No replicates.

 

Arte Bar interior
Arte Bar interior

DC Comics getting high, literally
DC Comics getting high, literally

 

Let's have this delicious looking Pumpkin soup before we start the meal.

 

Parmesan Pumpkin Soup
Parmesan Pumpkin Soup: Fresh blended pumpkin garnished with herbs and spices. Served with homemade bread. Some chilli flakes and chilli powder were used in this dish.

Close-up shot of Parmesan Pumpkin Soup
Close-up shot of Parmesan Pumpkin Soup

 

Appetizer

 

To kick start the journey of gastronomy (little did I know it’s going to be a night of food wonders), the Spicy Beef Salad kick-starts right. Inspired by Italian dish Carpaccio (Italian dish with raw meat), the Spicy Beef Salad is not your typical salad. A forewarning, the meat served is raw meat. Since this dish is served raw, the meat must be fresh. You might twitch a bit for the unusual meat preparation but the chef did an amazing job by twisting the meat salad with greens and European and Asian herbs.

 

Spicy Beef Tenderloin
Spicy Beef Tenderloin

 

Thin slices of imported Brazilian Tenderloin with lemon, olive oil, fresh juice, shavings of Parmesan cheese and herbs. A surprising hint of garlic flower could be tasted. If you are detailed enough, you could spot walnuts in the dish too. What a twist!

 

 

Mains

 

Smoked Duck Blackcurrant
Smoked Duck Blackcurrant

 

Smoked Duck Blackcurrant wins the hearts of many diners. Seared smoked duck breast laid on a bed of sales with Arte Bar’s signature blackcurrant red wine reduction. The duck breast is well prepared with the meat remains tender and juicy. The sweetness of blackcurrant makes a creative twist to the usual meaty flavour. 

 

Sprinkle with walnuts. Definitely a worth repeat order.
Sprinkle with walnuts. Definitely a worth repeat order.

 

The Chef’s love for herbs and spices is undoubtedly faithful. His passion in discovering herbs and (even edible flowers) brings him to a journey of countless doors-knocking to explore strangers backyards at random neighbourhoods. He even went into the woods in East Malaysia to search for herbs and has experienced the Long House culture in using herbs.  

 

Crazy Fish
Crazy Fish

 

Crazy Fish, the Italian cuisine Acqua Pazza inspired dish, celebrates the perfect marriage of European and Asian herbs. Acqua Pazza, literally crazy water in Italian refers to the lightly herb both used to poach the fish. For this Crazy Fish, other than the standard ingredient olive oil, the chef uses white wine and a lot of herbs, be it European or local grown, to prepare the dish and further enhances the freshness of the fish. 

 

The freshness of the fish is topped in KL. Can you imagine the chef took the effort to prepare the fish broth from scratch? And that broth itself took 5 hours at least!
The freshness of the fish is topped in KL. Can you imagine the chef took the effort to prepare the fish broth from scratch? And that broth itself took 5 hours at least!

BBQ Seafood Aglio Olio
BBQ Seafood Aglio Olio: Spaghetti based with garlic oil topped with a variety of char-grilled seafood.

 

Desserts

 

Strawberry Basil Ice Cream
Strawberry Basil Ice Cream with long bread.

 

Taste like sorbet. My impression of ice cream was turned upside down after tasting this. Never had I thought basil could match with strawberry flavoured ice cream so well. You can’t blame me for ordering this twice. 

 

Alcoholic Tiramisu
Alcoholic Tiramisu

And here’s another bomb of the night. This Alcoholic Tiramisu is light, you won’t have the guilt feeling for having this. The alcohol used for this dessert is not the usual whisky or rum we typically taste in tiramisu, but it’s a kind of Asian wine the Chef holds it as a top secret after at-least-11-attempt of guesses. 

 

 

Seriously, this leaves me hanging and that feeling is driving me insane.

 

 

You are welcome to drop me a comment if you find out what’s the secret wine in that Tiramisu. 

 

 

Here's a little bit of bonus for you:

 

The extensive alcohol list at Arte Bar: To the infinity and beyond
The extensive alcohol list at Arte Bar: To the infinity and beyond

30% off for TABLEAPP users
30% off for TABLEAPP users

 

Arte Bar

E-G-3, Electric Boulevard, TREC,

436, Jalan Tun Razak,

55000 Kuala Lumpur, 

Malaysia.

Daily: 5:00pm – 3:00am

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