TABLEAPP_Blog #15_5 Best Durian Desserts in KL

5 Best Durian Desserts in KL

Going to get you crazy… 

Lately you've probably heard about people queued for hours for durian cendol in Shah Alam. It has gone viral and successfully stirred the curiosity of people who want to taste more varieties of durian desserts. Now, embrace yourself as we showcase five must-try durian desserts in KL.

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You know the toffee pie with its buttery-salty-crunchy crust made of biscuits, creamy and creamy whipped cream… Well, durian lovers will be trilled to discover it from another angle. Enjoy this super sinful Duffee (Durian-Toffee) Pie – a dome of freshly-whipped cream conceals a generous layer of durians drizzled with sticky toffee; the whole thing sits on a base of baked digestive biscuits. Cut through the cream and that unmistakable aroma assails the nostrils and the immediate surrounds. We bet you will be crazy about this flavourful indulgence.

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Chocolates and durian are always an excellent pairing. The story of Bijan’s wildly famous Chocolate Durian Cake began by Lissa after being inspired by a chocolate-covered durian candy bought at a Bangkok airport. The unmistakable durian aroma blends in well with the chocolate between the soft spongy cake layers. A slice of heaven, trite as it sounds. Spot Bijan’s Durian Cheesecake when you pay them a visit as well!

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It is the must-have dessert for any dessert lover. We all love a good pudding for its springy and milky texture paired with fragrant aroma and sweetness, but here at Li Yen, you will find the pudding made with durian. For the signature pudding, the chefs at Li Yen use the bittersweet D24 variation for its mellow properties that will not overpower the palate. Freshly made daily, one should not be surprised to see different colours of pudding served, as it changes according to the pulps used for the day.

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Known for its bold and creative take in Chinese cuisine, this restaurant tries a new recipe:  Musang King Durian Pancake. As the name suggested, only premium quality is selected. With its soft skin and creamy texture, the flesh of the durian is incorporated into the batter to create the custardy and pungent flavours. With its soft skin and creamy texture, it is almost like eating a real durian pulp.

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Tiramisu is one of the most popular Italian cakes whereby the ladyfinger is dipped into strong soffee then layered with mascarpone. Let’s do try it another way: Durian Tiramisu! The ladyfinger soaking syrup, helped tone down the strong durian flavour. Packed with durian goodness, this is definitely a match made in heaven! Check out their durian flavoured ice-cream too! 

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TABLEAPP_Blog #14_5 Best Restaurants for Grill in KL

5 Best Restaurants for Grill in KL

 

Here comes the sizzling grills in KL…

There's nothing better than cooking up a feast on the grill. Practically anything can cook over a flame. Grilling can never be the same especially when you pay a visit to these 5 Best Restaurants for Grill in KL!

Gobo Upstairs

Slick, Sexy and New Age is the only way to describe Gobo Upstairs Lounge & Grill. At the lounge, whilst sipping your favourite martini, whether stirred or shaken, the view of the iconic Petronas Twin Towers makes a stunning masterpiece to behold. The Grill offers arguably the best steaks with different fine cuts. Gobo Upstairs' team of fine chefs maintains that the best way to enjoy a piece of steak is to have it grilled and that is exactly how they will prepare it for their guests and to their preference. Here you can savour either sirloin, rib eye, tenderloin, T-Bone steak… and many other recipes.

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Pampas

In the dining room, Pampas Grill & Bar offers a daily tasting menu with a journey of seasonal ingredient, pure, clean and intense flavours. In addition, they have filled out their menu with options to suit any mood: tender lamb, succulent chicken, seafood and crisp fresh salads – all finished with a flair that is uniquely Pampas. The Bar provides a simple yet mouth watering cocktails, mocktails, malt whisky, premium vodkas, imported beers and many other beverages. A carefully chosen wine list features wines from all over Europe, South America and Africa, include wines by the glass.

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Rocku

ROCKU Yakiniku, a casual, upbeat and edgy Yakiniku restaurant that drives a new wave of interest in Japanese grill and it is not surprised to see long queues outside the outliets. Delivering a fresh concept, ROCKU Yakiniku defines convention by melding a traditional style of Japanese dining with modern entertainment. 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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Laman

Dine amongst a serene environment overlooking synchronized water fountains, ponds and a beautifully landscaped garden. Dining at Laman Grill and Steak restaurant is a feast for the senses as an open kitchen concept provides guests with a view of the kitchen and mouth watering dishes cooking away. Sit back, relax and taste the grilled US and Australian prime steaks. And for the Meat Lovers there is the Combo Platter made of beef ribs, lamb rack, stuffed chicken wings, beef fillet mignon, chicken ballotine, lamb ragout, mushroom fricassee, and special chef's sauce. TABLEAPP users 10% OFF for A la carte.

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Hamasho

Hamasho is an authentic Japanese BBQ restaurant that is first of its kind in Malaysia. Located in Desa Sri Hartamas, they focus on quality seafood for grill, and that is traditional Japanese Izakaya style. Succumb to delightful squid, taraba crab legs or tuban shell. Did you know all their chef and waitress came from Japan? Here you will see the staffs dress up in traditional kimono and a room full of of Japanese charm!

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Bijan Restaurant

Bijan Bar & Restaurant’s ‘Selera Ibunda’ Ramadan Buffet 2016, Kuala Lumpur.

‘Selera Ibunda’ Ramadan Buffet 2016

Close your eyes, imagine the sound of flowing water, gentle breeze fingers through your hair, the soft and subdued light and the delicate smell of food which opens your appetite. Open your eyes, this is not a dream, you are at the Bijan Bar & Restaurant! This atmosphere and the way the restaurant played with the lights, the bamboo blinds and palm trees make this place a very relaxing and chilling place. I immediately felt good and comfortable the moment I stepped into the restaurant, the concept works very well. 

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A candle for a subdued atmosphere!

Here no one can deny the friendly and jovial atmosphere. Sitting comfortably at your table you will witness a quality service and a smiling and welcoming team. The staffs are always around to make sure everything is going well and that you needed nothing else. Also, you can appreciate the bar with its lounge atmosphere and its sympathetic staffs. All gathering in this alfresco dining area, I was sitting next to other media that I didn’t know. But it didn’t last long, since there is a very friendly atmosphere we can easily meet and talk with people. This is the perfect place to spend good time either with your family or friends.

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Bijan Bar

Bijan Restaurant
The Bijan entrance.

Open since 2003, Bijan Bar & Restaurant acquired a significant and recognised experience in the Malaysian restaurant scene and more precisely in Kuala Lumpur. It has earned a lot of awards. It has won Best Malaysian Restaurant in 2015 awarded by the Malaysia Tatler. But that’s not all; we also find the restaurant in The Lonely Planet Guide to Malaysia, The Miele Guide … and so many others!

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Hall of fame – a wall full of awards.

Bijan Restaurant
Best Malaysian Restaurant 2015, awarded by Malaysia Tatler.

Recommended by most gastronomic guides, Bijan Bar & Restaurant offers gourmet cuisine that highlights local products. In addition, you will discover authentic and traditional Malay food. The good place for me to start my Malaysian discovery!

Bijan Bar & Restaurant has a tradition of serving up a storm every year during the holy month of Ramadan. Similarly this year, Bijan’s Sous Chef Mohd Shawal and his culinary team will be taking diners down the memory lane and stirring up fulfilling memories of some almost forgotten dishes of the yesteryear recipes handed down over the generations. Not forgetting dishes of traditional recipes marrying with modern day ingredients to recreate that once familiar taste, hence, the name ‘Selera Ibunda’ Buffet. This Ramadan, prepare to succumb to the wonderful and generous buffet spread which offers you different and various tastes.  

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Bijan Bar and Restaurant will be having ‘Selera Ibunda’ buffet for this year.

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A preview of wonderful and generous buffet by Bijan Bar and Restaurant.

 

First, when I discovered the buffet, I was very pleasantly surprised. Unlike France where the food is presented in dishes, here the Bijan restaurant pulls out all the stops. The foods are presented in large and sumptuous terrines, which give a very big charm to the buffet.

Appetisers

Starting with the appetisers, you will fall for the delicious Cucur Udang, the delicate Nasi Impit and Sayur Lodeh or even Sata Terengganu, the fresh traditional dish from Malaysian state of Terengganu. Sata Terengganu consists of spiced fish meat wrapped in banana leaves and cooked on a grill. It is a type of Malaysian fish cake, the main ingredients are grated coconut, sardines, ginger, onions and chili peppers. 

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Good old Malay desserts that will take you down memory lane.

 

Keep going with the grill with the flavourful Kepak Ayam, the tasty Satay Ayam and the generous Satay Daging. Here don’t wait for your dishes to come, stand up, bring the food you chose to the live cooking station and see the cooks preparing your plate under your eyes.

Mains

Now getting into the heart of the subject, you will certainly appreciate the shrimp and its sauce that Masak Lemak Udang Nenas brings you. This delicate and flavourful sauce made with fresh cream reminds me about French cooking. 

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Delicious Masak Lemak Udang Nenas.

You'll be amazed by the powerful taste of the Rendang Tok Hitam and Rendang Udang. But a typical Malay food wouldn’t be this typical if we didn’t have it with rice, isn’t it? You’ll find the famous and tasty Nasi Kerabu Biru and Nasi Minyak accompanied by tasty Sambal Hitam. This was the first time I saw blue rice, it really intrigued me. Guess why it was blue? It is made with butterfly pea flowers! I find it really creative and original. Then, don’t forget to taste the delightful cooked chicken of the Opor Ayam, you will love it!

 

Bijan Restaurant
Nasi Kerabu Biru and Nasi Minyak plate.

Bijan Restaurant
Rendang Tok Hitam

Desserts

For the last part, you will appreciate the various desserts that the restaurant proposes to you. For me it was an opportunity to discover tropical fruit that we didn’t have in France. I started with the mangosteen, and I totally loved it, little but very juicy and tasty. This was a great discovery but not the only one. Right after that, I jump to longan. I thought it was lychee but when I taste it, it was more delicate. But you can also finish your meal with the delightful Coconut Crème Caramel and for the fruit lovers you will be served.

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A corner of delightful desserts for sweet tooth!

And not to forget to end the night with a bang – Bijan Bar & Restaurant’s wildly famous signature – Chocolate Durian Cake, created by one of Bijan’s founders, Lissa after being inspired by a chocolate-covered durian candy bought at a Bangkok airport.

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Bijan Bar and Restaurant’s signature – Chocolate Durian Cake.

The Bijan restaurant offers a multitude of varieties of wine. Sit back and enjoy a delicious and tasty cup of wine.

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Wines collection.

If you want to taste the flavours and the Malay specialties, you may visit Bijan Bar and Restaurant’s page here. Bijan’s Selera Ibunda buffet spread will be rotating daily with 5 specially tailored menus. The buffet spread includes grill stations and live cooking stalls that serve the different “panggang” items and many more of other old favourites.

This Ramadan buffet will be starting from 10th June – 3rd July 2016, from 6:45pm – 9:30pm, at the price of RM90++ per person. A-la-carte menu is available from 9pm onwards.

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Online reservation is available via TABLEAPP.

As the restaurant is wildly successful and widely applauded, we highly recommend online reservation before moving to the restaurant.

 

Bijan Bar & Restaurant

3, Jalan Ceylon,

50200 Kuala Lumpur,

Malaysia.

Daily: 4:00pm – 11:00pm

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Mother's Day

10 Best Restaurants to Celebrate Mother’s Day in KL (Part 2)

Where to #TreatYourMom?

To all sons and daughters! Mother’s Day is getting closer and if you haven’t booked any restaurant yet, this is THE moment. This is the last chance to book a table for your beloved mom and take her out for dining. As we have promised you last week, here is the second part of the 10 restaurants to celebrate Mother’s Day in KL. Now you can choose the perfect one!


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Shook @ Starhill Gallery

Jewel Fashion Show For Mothers!

Shook!

This Mother’s Day, 8th May 2016, Shook! is throwing an exclusive Champagne brunch from 12pm to 4 pm for all the special ladies and their families, complete with limitless flowing Moêt & Chandon Champagne, and a fashion show with celebrity fine jewellery-maker Carrera Y Carrera, a lucky draw to stand a chance to win luxurious prizes and goodie bags for all guests dinning at Shook! this Mother’s Day.

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Episode @ Publika

A Free Big Cake for all Mothers Joining!

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Here, you will be served! There are two different menus, one for Chinese cuisine and another for Western. Both are special Mother’s Day menus prepared exclusively by the chef, who has had over 20 years of cooking experience in Taiwan. The restaurant's clean, classic decor is accentuated by hints of Oriental influences; think vintage Chinese posters, lanterns and antique furniture. Moreover, a big cake will be share by all the moms joining them on this Mother's Day.

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Tamarind Springs @ Ampang

Disembark Upon Nature’s Getaway!

Tamarind Springs

Only 15-minutes drive from downtown Kuala Lumpur, disembark upon nature's getaway into a visual and sensory feast.  Its pavilions that take full advantage of its location on the edge of a lush forest appeal to those who love being close to nature. Take your mother to a relaxing and beautiful environment and celebrate the day with Thai-Thai food experience and special Mother’s Day set menus. Get your mom to dine for FREE for every 4 pax and come celebrate this day to dedicated her greatness!

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El Cerdo @ Changkat Bukit Bintang

Complimentary Gifts For Mothers!

El Cerdo

El Cerdo invites you to come and discover the savoury and delightful Sunday Brunch especially made for Mother’s Day. There’ll be endless servings of food and drinks! In addition, to improve your mom’s dining experience, they offer awesome complimentary gifts and services. Valet service, chef’s special dessert, handmade soap, polaroid picture… all these complimentary gifts awaits your mothers! She will appreciate for sure!  

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Dondang Sayang Coffee House @ Corus Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Have fun with Mother’s Day Activities!

Dondang Sayang

Taste the Hi-Tea buffet or the dinner and savour the local and international food of this restaurant. Come take your mom to dine out, book online now to get 20% OFF! Have fun and unforgettable moments by participating in all restaurants’ activities – family photos, fun games and even lucky draw! A relaxing and good Mother’s Day for your mom, the queen of your heart!

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Missed out last week’s 10 Best Restaurants to Celebrate Mother’s Day in KL (Part 1)? Read it here >

Can’t find what you like? Check out more restaurants here >

 

 

 

Newborn baby feet in the mother hands

10 Best Restaurants to Celebrate Mother’s Day (Part 1)

Where to #TreatYourMom?

You have no idea, you hesitate, TABLEAPP helps you. We made a list of the 10 best restaurants to celebrate Mother's Day in KL to help you choose the perfect one. Here is the Part 1 in preview!

 

One Seafood Restaurant @ Bukit Bintang

Let’s Relax With Live Band Performance!

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The place to be for Mother’s Day! Take your mom to this Chinese seafood restaurant to taste the wonderful and delicious fish, poultry and oysters fished live from their aquarium. You want more? They have LIVE BAND performance, from 1/05/16 to 30/06/16 every Monday to Thursday from 7.30pm to 10.00pm. Come enjoy a nice and comfortable dinning place!

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Big Apple Restaurant @ Berjaya Times Square Hotel

Mom’s Dinning For FREE!

Big apple

The Big Apple Restaurant offers a wide variety of International cuisine as well as local Asian favourites. This informal dining outlet offers a fantastic view of the city skyline. For Mother’s Day they propose a Hi-Tea buffet on the Saturday, 8th of May from 12:30pm to 4:00pm. More important, your dear and sweet mom will dine for FREE for every group with 3 paying adults.

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Rendez-vous @ Bangsar

Mother’s Day Special French Set!

RDV

What’s more than a mother’s day surprise at Rendez-Vous restaurant? It is a traditional French restaurant and bar which their concept is not only to make authentic French cuisine affordable but also to offer a laid-back ambience in which provides truly relax dining environment to enjoy great food. Plus, their chef Florian Nigen’s family has run a well-known restaurant in Bretagne in France for 30 years. Go for it now and take your mom to a small trip to Paris!

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Soleil @ Petaling Jaya

Mother’s Day Special Set

Soleil

Come and join Soleil in celebrating Mother’s Day over the period from the 6th to 10th May, by indulging in Chef Evert’s lavish family brunch set menu. The selection of food varies from seafood starters to several top quality meat options, including side dishes of your choice. For sweet tooth lovers we have a fabulous choice of desserts, if you have room! As well as offering our special sharing dishes, our A la carte menu is also available. So what are you waiting for?

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Café Lavista @ Hotel Bangi Putrajaya

Mother’s Day Special Buffet

Café Lavista

Come discover a lavish Hi-Tea Buffet in a bright and spacious café-restaurant serving international and local cuisine. Especially created for Mother’s Day this buffet will be available on the Sunday 8th of May from 12 noon to 3:00 pm. Succumb to delightful and tasty desserts and the typical favourites on the Malaysian dining table. Dine indoors or alfresco on the breezy terrace with panoramic views of KL's skyline in the distance. Fresh, vibrant and truly exciting. Your mom will love it!

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5 Best Southeast Asian Restaurants in KL

5 Best Southeast Asian Restaurants in KL

Enough flavors to satisfy any palate, here are 5 restaurants to get you started!

Southeast Asia is home to an incredibly rich food history. From French colonial-inspired bánh mì to Singapore's iconic chicken rice to creamy Thai tom yam kung soup, this is one cuisine that embraces enough flavors to satisfy any palate. Full of bright, bold flavours, some of the finest Southeast Asian cuisines can be found in these restaurants.

Tamarind Springs

Tamarind Springs is a treat for the senses. Only 15-minutes drive from downtown Kuala Lumpur, disembark upon nature's gateway into a visual and sensory feast. Its pavilions that take full advantage of its location on the edge of a lush forest appeal to those who love being close to nature, with an unrivalled view that is stunningly romantic; while its titillating traditional Indochinese cuisine of sweet, salty, sour and spicy have won many industry accolades and topped several gastronome scoreboards. Make sure you taste Khmer Krom stir-fried crab and stir-fried beef if you visit Tamarind Springs.

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 RoyaleVietnam

This Vietnamese-owned restaurant celebrates both the warm, welcoming culture and the colourful, palate-brightening cuisine of the country. Decked with many-hued silk lamps and done up in dark wood, the Royale Vietnam sets the mood and that's even before you meet the charming Vietnamese wait staff in traditional Vietnamese dress. In the kitchen, the chefs are also all from Vietnam, bringing a touch of authenticity to the menu. On the menu, you'll find royal dishes from the Hue Kingdom, once the capital of Vietnam, as well as the usual Vietnamese favourites on offer – from fragrant, steaming bowls of the ubiquitous beef pho, silky noodles in soup with sliced beef, to broken rice served with grilled lemongrass chicken chop.

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 NeoTamarind

Best described as ‘the new Zen', dining within this stylish luxe-lounge style restaurant feels sexy, satiating and quite a state of mind. NEO's kitchen is a special place from where eclectic Chef Sombat Kokasemkul weaves his magic, conjuring an innovative menu of what can only be described as 'global cuisine'; drawing inspiration from Asian flavours and using European techniques to transform the best ingredients into something delightful and fantastic. The most sought-after dishes include Angus beef seared tataki style with lemongrass, bird’s eye chilli and passion fruit juice, and their salmon sashimi served in a cilantro and Thai chilli vinaigrette.

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Mandi-Mandi

Mandi-Mandi is placed within the same jungle enclave where Tamarind Springs currently sit. To conceptualize a pool lounge restaurant within the same grounds, is to utilize synergies; a presentation of the sum of one great culinary experience that is unmatched. This poolside restaurant offers worthwhile Malay and Thai food in a jungle setting that's only a 15-minute drive from the city centre. How does BBQ tomyam-infused chicken sound to you? Exotic much? Make your trip to Mandi-Mandi today to enjoy both tranquility and quality food!

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 TamarindHill

Tamarind Hill is one of the earliest restaurants to serve Thai-Burmese cuisines. Trademark for its rustic-luxe dining experience since 1999, Tamarind Hill's new environment on a private hilltop makes the restaurant an escape within the city. Against the backdrop of skyscrapers, Tamarind Hill's organic and tranquil ambiance exudes the illusion of being 'out-of-town'. As the name suggests, 'walk up an appetite' and relinquish to a culinary affair you'll never forget. Recommended dishes include tuna in hot and spicy mango sauce,  stir-fried wagyu beef with hot Thai basil pesto and sauteed scallop in turmeric sauce.

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5 Best Thai Restaurants in KL

5 Best Thai Restaurants in KL

Ah, flavourful, spicy, sour and aromatic Thai foods!

 

Sawadee ka! With the famous and fun filled Songkran Festival just around the corner, check out these 5 Best Thai Restaurants in KL, just to satisfy your Thai cravings! 

 

 

Rama V Fine Thai Cuisine

 

Set amongst a magnificent pool of lotus blossoms, quietly tucked away from the busy district of Kuala Lumpur, Rama V Fine Thai Cuisine’s innovative chefs cook up a blend of authentic and modern Thai dishes and present their creations as a feast not only for your palate but for your eyes. Herbs and natural seasonings are used to create a variety of colours and sensations in taste that makes a meal at Rama V memorable, exciting and enjoyable. Do not miss their Tom Yam Kung Mae Nam (tom yam river prawns  served in young coconut) when you pay them a visit! Note: Rama V Fine Thai Cuisine will be under renovation until 30th April 2016.

 

 

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My Elephant Thai Restaurant

 

Awarded as “Best Thai” by Time Out KL Food Awards 2015, myELEPHANT™ Thai Restaurant has surely gained a lot of loyal customers ever since then. Many come to taste their timeless signature dishes such as the Tom Som, Snow Fish, Gai Tod and home-made Tod Man Plah. Complimenting the perfectly balanced meals of spicy, sweet, sour and salty are the ever popular drinks, Pandan Cooler and Green Aroma. However, the real fans crave for the creamy green curry served with Thai eggplants, asparagus bean and a choice of meat. 

 

 

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Tamarind Hill

 

Trademark for its rustic-luxe dining experience since 1999, Tamarind Hill is one of the pioneer restaurants to serve Thai-Burmese cuisines. It is nestled on a spectacular, private hilltop in the heart of KL city. Against the backdrop of skyscrapers, Tamarind Hill's organic and tranquil ambiance exudes the illusion of being ‘out-of-town’. Its gorgeous space is lined with hill tribe artefacts that owner has acquired on his extensive travels in Asia. Recommended dishes include tuna in hot and spicy mango sauce, and stir-fried wagyu beef with hot Thai basil pesto. 

 

 

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Imperial Chakri Palace

 

Established in 1999, Imperial Chakri Palace is well-known for its superb and Authentic Thai Cuisine prepared by award winning chefs and also for the warm smiles and exquisite charm of its service which always been favourite choice of discerning food lovers, celebrities and also royalties. The highly skilled Thai chefs are personally hand-picked from Thailand. All dishes at Imperial Chakri Palace have no added MSG, additives or preservatives, and are cooked with low cholesterol oil. Private dining rooms overlooking KL city skyline are available for diners who are in need of privacy as well.

 

 

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Baan26

 

Translated as “House 26” in Thai, Baan26 is a a funky Thai fusion café located along the perennially popular street of Changkat Bukit Bintang, attracting both families looking for authentic Thai food and the bar hopping working crowd. The food, prepared by Thai chefs, features both the classic favourites such as Tom Yum and Green Curry, as well as unique specialties like the Curry & Egg Slices Mud Crab. Chill out restaurant by day, lively bar by night, it still manages to feel serene, homey and completely welcoming at this gem in this busy city.

 

 

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5 Best Dim Sum Restaurants in KL

5 Best Dim Sum Restaurants in KL

Who's up for dim sum?

 

 

Nothing beats good dim sum when it comes to weekend brunch with family and friends. The variety of bite-size morsels allows us to savour a gamut of flavour and texture slowly while relaxing and spending quality time with loved ones. Planning to have dim sum this weekend? You gotta check these out then! 

 

 

Tai Zi Heen

With an all-you-can-eat dim sum concept on weekends and public holidays, Tai Zi Heen offers a variety of steamed, pan-fried, deep-fried and baked dim sum along with rice rolls, congee, noodles, vegetables, and dessert that will make your palate dance with joy. Some of the unique dishes are shrimp dumpling with crabmeat and conpoy, bean curd wrap, and steamed purple spinach dumpling with Mexican clam. 

 

 

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Lai Ching Yuen

Recognised for its skilful and innovative Chinese chefs specialising in exquisite and contemporary Cantonese cuisine, Lai Ching Yuen in Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur presents 50 unique dim sum dishes prepared live in an open kitchen. Everything is from scratch and made to order. Thanks to its extensive menu made with quality ingredients and its nostalgic ambiance that depict ancient Shanghai, this upmarket Cantonese restaurant is a popular dining spot amongst guests and locals alike. In addition, they’ve got meat-free dim sum – definitely a good news to vegans!

 

 

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Shanghai

Shanghai is the only hotel Chinese restaurant in Kuala Lumpur that specialises in exquisite Shanghainese cuisine. The restaurant serves a sumptuous selection of Shanghainese Dim Sum and dishes for lunch and dinner. The experienced master chef at Shanghai will tempt you with delicate broth-filled xiao long bao (steamed Shanghainese dumplings) alongside other delicious morsels such as flaky, sesame seed speckled wong kui siu peng (Imperial Bridge baked pastries), cottony-soft Shanghai layer cake and glutinous rice balls. Also, Shanghai's lovely dim sum selection comes with excellent plating and presentation as well!

 

 

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Luk Yu Tea House

Luk Yu Tea House pays tribute to China's tea culture by re-creating the warm and welcoming ambience of traditional teahouses with an open side entrance reminiscent of villages in ancient China. A fantastic pork-free menu offers steaming fresh Hong Kong-style dim sums and a comprehensive range of Chinese delicacies from its open kitchen wok, complemented by over 20 selections of fine teas from Taiwan and China. Watch the chefs at work in the open kitchen or sit at the mezzanine to enjoy your meal in the open concourse of Starhill Gallery as the rest of the world seem to whirr around you.

 

 

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Way Modern Chinois

Way Modern Chinois is a classy, sensual avant-garde modern cuisine restaurant specializing in contemporary Chinese / Asian cuisine. A labour of love in many ways, Way Modern Chinois is the brainchild of avid foodies and Chinese food enthusiasts. In Mandarin, Way means “unique” or “one and only”. The essence of Way is modern fine dining Chinese cuisine served with a subtle twist and sophistication. The entrance is a unique lift door which opens and transports the diner to a world of exquisite indulgence. Come try their famous signature “Skinless” Xiao Long Bao!

 

 

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5 Best Places for Steak in KL

5 Best Places for Steak in KL

Did someone just mention STEAKS?

 

 

With steakhouses springing up like mushrooms after the rain everywhere in KL, here are the 5 staple restaurants that never fail to impress us with succulent and tender steaks.

 

 

Angus House Japanese Charcoal Steak

 

Angus House is one of the few rare steakhouses that offers international cuisine with a Japanese touch thrown in. Meat doneness is not an issue here as the chefs know what they are doing. At Angus House, steak, seafood and salad served are complimented with the best of Japanese flavours. Find your salad laced with Japanese wafu dressing or taste the unconventional steak sauce made up of Japanese soy sauce. 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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The Steakhouse

 

With 40-seater, The Steakhouse has been consistently listed on the chart of best steakhouses in KL, offering diners one of the best steaks you could find in the town. The beef is imported from Australia and you can choose between the aged Black Angus and Grain Fed. There on, choose from five cuts – medallion, tenderloin, rib-eye, T-bone and striploin after which you choose your sauce (béarnaise, black pepper, red wine etc) and style of potatoes (baked, mashed, wedges etc). All steaks orders are accompanied with grilled vegetables, tomato salsa and onion rings. All cuts are grilled over charcoal, a style popularised by the Argentinians.

 

 

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Outback Steakhouse

 

 

Outback Steakhouse lives up to its bold tagline “Big, Bold and Fresh”. “Big” refers to the generous portions and variety of food served at Outback Steakhouse while “Bold” is their seasonings as everything in their secret 17-spice blend is made inhouse, from scratch! “Fresh” of course refers to the ingredients sourced from around the world with quality credentials from the US. Dining in a group is recommended as some of the generous portions definitely need to be shared. It’s time to hang out with awesome food buddies!

 

 

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PAMPAS Reserve

 

 

This fancy outlet offers an alfresco dining area, as well as indoor dining area. In the dining room, Pampas Reserve offers a daily tasting menu with a journey of seasonal ingredient, pure, clean and intense flavours. Pampas Reserve has their menu designed around the best steak that South America has to offer, and is complemented by an exceptionally smart wine list that will easily satisfy every palette. Almost anything on Pampas Reserve menus can be on your private dining menu. From a delectable appetisers, to the mouth watering prime-aged steak, to the too good to be true desserts, you definitely need to make a trip to Pampas!

 

 

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Ante Kitchen & Bar


Recently been awarded as the “Best Place for meat” by Time Out KL, Ante Kitchen Bar is the destination for pork eating enthusiast of choice. Famous for their chargrilled pork steak, roast pork belly with caramel sauce and pork bacon carbonara. This hidden gem of a dining establishment is situated at Solaris Dutamas. Try the BBQ Ribs and Pork Knuckle if you're a party of 3 or more, if you're with a date, the a la carte menu will not disappoint as Ante has got it covered from duck confit, chargrilled steaks, to gourmet burgers and pizzas. A full bar menu with wine list and Espressolab coffees also means you could just chill out and enjoy the ambiance. Just remember to book a table.

 

 

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