Blog #22_5 Best Restaurants for Group Dining in KL

5 Best Restaurants for Group Dining in KL

Enjoy together, it's better!

Bo-jio? Jio your friends but have no idea where to eat? Check out the best restaurants for group dining in KL!

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If you want to go dine-out in groups this place is probably the best one. La Risata Ampang is a restaurant that serves good variety of authentic Italian dishes ranging from traditional wood-fired oven thin and crispy pizzas to pastas, meat and seafood dishes that exude the essence of Italian dining. It has a nice and friendly ambiance, as it is suited to almost any occasion, falling somewhere between “fine” and “family”. For more private event, there is a private dining room with a full wine cellar, a friendly neighborhood bar, and plenty of space for lounging.

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Blog #22_5 Best Restaurants for Group Dining in KL_NaughtyNuris

If you haven’t been to Bali before but you always wanted to try out the Naughty Nuri’s Balinese pork ribs that many talk about… throw confetti, you can now enjoy the ribs here in KL! Terrace, garden and indoor seating for eating those delicious wicked pork ribs, get a "shake, shake, shake" dance when you order a killer martini! Patrons will see funky and fun decor with naughty piggies everywhere at each Naughty Nuri’s outlet. Be it the Desa Sri Hartamas, Subang The Courtyard or Life Centre outlet, it’s a great place to enjoy a group meal at the communal tables with friendly and warm ambiance. TABLEAPP Exclusive at Naughty Nuri’s: Enjoy RM5 Off for every online booking. Offer valid till 15th July 2016.

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Blog #22_5 Best Restaurants for Group Dining in KL_ElCerdo

El Cerdo can be credited as one of the restaurants that kicked off the Pork Renaissance in KL. The highly popular El Cerdo in Changkat Bukit Bintang is the result of perfected pork cooking that took 11 years in the making. Come with a group of friends or family to share the big portions of pork dishes that you will feast on gleefully at El Cerdo. The spacious setting and long tables at El Cerdo allow a great bonding with over a pork-centric menu. Two standouts on the menu are the oven roasted Iberico spare ribs and pork knuckle. While the rib meat is scant, its buttery flavour is delicious. The knuckle, meanwhile, comes encased in crispy moreish pork skin. Words of warning – reservation is highly recommended as El Cerdo is always full house.

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Blog #22_5 Best Restaurants for Group Dining in KL_Brolly

Easily one of the top favourite spots for families as well as groups or corporates, Brolly is a fun, quirky restaurant that brims with colour, character and charm – showcasing nine kitchens in one venue. This modern eclectic restaurant provides a range of delicacies from local to international cuisines, offering great seafood choices which come in both a la carte and also group sharing portion. The large tables at Brolly are specially catered for gathering and groups dining. Check out their ridiculously fancy bucket of goodness – Big Bang Theory, ideal for a group of 8-12 seafood lovers. Do not miss the vintage car mounted upside down on the ceiling above a pool table, a foosball table and a wall of vinyl records when you are here! TABLEAPP Exclusive at Brolly: RM1 Crab Promotion. Limited time offer.

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Signature serves as an ideal and classy joint for social gatherings with its spacious space  and a unique menu which patrons who love the finer things in life can indulge in a gastronomic dining experience. It is a contemporary dining room section for the avant-garde who wish to be tantalized by a plethora of Asian and international fusion cuisine. With the view of KL skyline, this is the perfect place to spend quality time with your closed ones, be it an intimate dining experience or group dining.

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Blog #21_5 Best Places for Pork Ribs in KL

5 Best Places for Pork Ribs in KL

Pork Ribs lovers!

Do you know that barbecue ribs is one of the top 50 American food? In conjunction of the Independence Day of the United States on July 4th, check out these 5 places for pork ribs and prepare to sink your teeth into those sticky, and delightful ribs of perfection!

Naughty Nuri's

Home of infamous wicked ribs and brutal martinis, Balinese Naughty Nuri’s is here to impress everyone. The restaurant is well known for The Almighty Nuri’s 1955 Signature BBQ Spare Ribs. This signature char-grilled ribs is marinated with Balinese spice, marvelously tender coated in a flavourful, sticky-savoury-sweet BBQ sauce, and coupled with a spicy chili dressing. The infamous ribs is cut into easy-to-share pieces – definitely a friendly dish to be shared among friends! Naughty Nuri’s currently has 3 outlets in KL – Desa Sri Hartamas, Subang The Courtyard, and Life Centre. Each has funky and fun decor with naughty piggies everywhere. Have fun and get their famous "shake, shake, shake" dance with any martini order!

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El Cerdo

Nestled in Changkat Bukit Bintang, El Cerdo’s Oven Roasted Iberico Spare Ribs is every pork lover’s dream. This highly popular restaurant attracts crowds that are willing to travel to the extremely busy area, just to have a taste of their perfect porky dishes that have been standing strong for the past 11 years. If you like ribs, you won’t go wrong with the Oven Roasted Iberico Spare Ribs. Slowly cooked to a juicy perfection, the rub of spices caramelized into a light golden-brown crust that is irresistible. El Cerdo is always packed with crowds, advance table reservation is highly recommended to avoid any disappointment.

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ANTE

ANTE – Kuala Lumpur’s Premier Pork Steak Restaurant is renown for its signature porcine dining experience. It serves an array of porkilicious dishes, from pork ribs to pork burgers and pork steak. Winner of The “Best Place for Meat” category for the Time Out KL Food Awards and shortlisted for two years running, the main attraction at ANTE is the signature Chargrilled BBQ Ribs – the tender slab, the glossy sheen and the enticing BBQ sauce make a lavish and delightful dish. Come discover this dish while enjoying the lovely environment of the restaurant, comfortably seating.

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Drift Dining & Bar

Come to Drift Dining & Bar and discover their very famous Slow Braised Baby Pork Ribs. This imported baby back pork ribs from Spain is a signature dish and you will certainly ask for more! After marinated in herbs for 24 hours then slow braised, the tender meat is a delight with unbelievable smoky spicy tastes. Inspired by Japanese influence, the ribs is coated with Yakiniku sauce which also caramelized the meat – not just sticky but richly thick too. For the last touch, red radish apple garnish with coriander hints tops off this generous plate. The flavours of the seasoning too struck the balance to not overwhelm the natural hints of the pork.

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Vintry Jaya 33

Vintry Jaya 33 in Section 13, Petaling Jaya 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. Comfort food at its best – Vintry Jaya 33 offers delectable BBQ Pork Ribs. Served with mashed potatoes and coleslaw, their fresh and tender pork ribs are an all-time favourite. Vintry Jaya 33 has also made its mark as a sanctuary for happy hour seekers with its fine range of whisky flights, beer on tap and of course, wines by the glass. The restaurant has a very friendly atmosphere and great ambiance, perfect if you are coming with a large group of friends!

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7 Most-Liked Ramadan Buffets

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Few days left before the Ramadan ends – time flies! We hope that you have been enjoying a wonderful Ramadan and shared precious moments with your friends and family. Before Ramadan month comes to an end, mark the last Ramadan week with a grand feast at the 7 Most-liked Ramadan Buffets in KL.

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The Mill Café @ Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur
Go for traditional bazaar concept! Embrace the spirit of the holy month and embark on a unique epicurean journey at The Mill Café, located at Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur. The Mill Café features a 5-star buffet where you can savour a lavish selection of Asian and international flavours, including over 100 tantalising specialities presented in 24 market-styles stalls. TABLEAPP Exclusive: Book Now to get 34% OFF!
 
 
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LINK – All Day Dining @ Pullman Kuala Lumpur Bangsar
Almost 300 dishes and condiments, all prepared in their traditional best! The special “Selera Kampung” fare presents an array of delish delights which include but not limited to: traditional Malay appetisers, claypot assam pedaskawah favourites, traditional Malay kuihs and local / seasonal tropical fruits, and onsite Turkish ice-cream maker.
 
 
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Passage Thru India @ Off Jalan Bukit Bintang
Treat yourself with authentic Indian cuisine at Passage Thru India, voted as the Best Indian Restaurant by the culture, arts, and Tourism Ministry! Get thrilled with the buffet of mouth watering dishes prepared with recipes from India. This Ramadan, the restaurant features over 30 mouths watering dishes with pure spices and selected herbs and only using healthy cooking oils.TABLEAPP Exclusive: Book Now to get 10% OFF!
 
 
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Bijan Bar & Restaurant @ Changkat Bukit Bintang
Come to discover traditional and local cuisine with innovative fusion! At Bijan, they are innovating ways of enjoying Malay food, introducing accompanying wine to enhance flavours and ways of preparing local delicacies in a fine balance of old and new. This ‘Selera Ibunda’ buffet will be taking diners down the memory lane and stirring up fulfilling memories of some almost forgotten dishes. Not to forget their famous Chocolate Durian Cake made from D24!  
 
 
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Las Vacas Sunway Putra Mall @ Jalan Putra, Chow Kit
Free flow of steak, anyone? Las Vacas Sunway Putra Mall’s buka puasa buffet features special daily carvery including Halal Australian beef, New Zealand lamb and BBQ chicken from their Josper Charcoal Oven that adds uniquely special flavour to the meats. You will also have access to homemade desserts table and local specialities. 
 
 
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Atmosphere360 Revolving Restaurant KL Tower @ Menara Kuala Lumpur
Breaking fast with an incredible Kuala Lumpur city view! The restaurant is housed in the world's 7th tallest tower – the KL Tower – where the view is breathtaking. The modern authentic Malaysian and International cuisines served for its buffet will leave a lasting Ramadan mark in your heart. Come with family or friends and enjoy this delightful buffet.
 
 
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Gobo Chit Chat @ Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Who’s up for international flavours with traditional Malay recipes? Gobo Chit Chat offers a variety of local and international dishes. Other culinary highlight includes lok lok steamboat delights, Penang murtabak, tempe kelapa and a variety of Arabic dates. Plus, free flow of Haagen-Dazs ice cream while enjoying gamelan performance which is available every night! For every group of 6 persons, one dines for FREE.
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blog #20_5 Best Bars with Great Vibes in KL

5 Best Bars with Great Vibes in KL

Great vibes bars!

Escape yourself for a night at one of these bars – sit back and enjoy a drink or a dinner with wonderful live music performances. Check this selection of 5 Best Bars with Great Vibes in KL you should better go for it, it’s worthwhile!

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Located along Jalan Mesui, Pisco Bar, the highly-popular restobar, is known for introducing a diverse and unique range of mouth-watering Peruvian and Spanish tapas in KL. A marriage of Spanish hot bloodedness and the poised, chic ambiance, Pisco Bar is one of the most established gathering spots where you can meet your friends and make new ones. With the electric urban chic atmosphere that the bar offers, you can easily absorb the ambience with alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Head upstairs to a welcoming setup for live music; there are bar stools and sofas around a generous performance space, and an elevated stage that offers the ideal layout for a variety of events such as cocktail parties, live performances, movie screenings, fashion shows. Many of Kuala Lumpur’s trendiest revellers flock to Pisco Bar – especially on the weekend – so make sure you have your table booked beforehand!

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Blog #20_5 Best Bars with Great Vibes in KL_COMO

COMO is, in fact, a rejuvenated version of its thriving sister outlet Pisco Bar in Changkat Bukit Bintang. COMO has an unique character that attracts trendy locals, yuppie expats and international travellers – a great opportunity to meet new people and make friends all around the world. You can get some drinks and bespoke cocktails at COMO while enjoying the techno and deep house tunes all night long. Need a bite? Grab some awesome Spanish traditional tapas with a contemporary Malaysian twist at COMO! With great line-up of live performances every week, it is not a surprise that COMO is always full house. Have fun at this little treasure located in the trendy area of TREC KL, one of the hottest nocturnal nightlife spots in KL!

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After a long day at work, Mezze Bar & Bistro in one of the quiet rows in Damansara Heights, is the perfect place to relax with live bands performances. The bar welcomed lots of international and local famous artist, mainly staging contemporary mainstream and jazz performances. Jazz music icons like Michael Veerapen, Rachel Guerzo and Dasha Logan already have set fire during their talented performances. Every Friday and Saturday nights from 9.30pm onwards, the Malaysia’s well-known jazz pianist, Michael Veerapan performs live music performance at Mezze Bar. It is not a huge space, but the cosiness of the venue makes for an intimate, casual sessions with the musicians. Enjoy the performances while savouring vivacious variety of small tapas, charcuterie and cheese plates. Go ahead and pair them with an excellent wine, cocktail or whisky. 

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Located along the infamous street of Changkat Bukit Bintang, right in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, The Rabbit Hole is a must-go restobar. You will be impressed with its interior offering different concepts – the colourful and artistic graffiti bar perfect for casual gatherings with friends, the green laser dance club room where the walls, DJ console and bar are made of 3-Dimensional Origami Art, and the chic and comfy Arthur's Lounge which bears resemblance to an old English gentlemen's club. Concerning the drinks the bar offers a wide array of beers and cocktails with signature fantasy-themed drinks like Mad Tea Party and Firefall. This very original and unique concept bar is designed and builds around inspirations of the well-known fantasy narratives of Alice in Wonderland & Narnia Chronicles. Reservations are highly recommended.

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Located in Bangsar, Bobo KL is one of the famous bar and restaurants in KL. Bobo KL offers unique jazz performances at the Piano Lounge upstairs, just above the restaurant. A beautiful entrance and stairway adorned with art leads to a space where music takes centre stage. Here, you can come for a dinner and enjoy the relaxing and chilling ambiance the restaurant offers. If you like Jazz music, then it would be heaven for you – the restaurant invites artists for live jazz music six nights a week. You may have the chance to meet Elvira Arul or Stephanie Reese during their talented show at the restaurant.

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5 Best Must-Try Cocktails in KL

Cool off with a cocktail!

From the classic cocktails to the modern upgrades, here are the must-try cocktails in KL. Bars with friendly ambiance and delightful cocktails to your preference. Enjoy!

opium_black_dragonOpium’s signature house cocktails @ Changkat Bukit Bintang
The moment you stepped into Opium KL, one of the most stylish resto-bars in Changkat Bukit Bintang, you will be impressed by the interior of the restaurant inspired by the Opium regimes of the east – age-old artefacts such as opium bed, opium pipes and rows of huge Chinese wine pots! Beautifully presented in charming ceramic bowls and glasses, Opium KL’s extensive beverage menu consists of single malt whiskies, Chinese rice wines, beers, spirits, and house wines, as well as uniquely-named signature and classic cocktails – Peking Man (vodka, puer tea, longan, lime juice, egg white, and orange bitters), and 50 Shades of Grey – just to name a few. The Black Dragon is a must-try at Opium, with its creamy crème de cassis, lemon juice and blackberries, all blend with a strong vodka to enhance it. Click here for online reservations >

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Pisco Bar's Pisco Sours @ Jalan Mesui
Located in the very heart of Kuala Lumpur, Pisco Bar serves up a Peruvian-inspired menu in a trendy, laid-back setting. During dinner hours, Pisco Bar introduces to KL a great range of unique Peruvian and Spanish Tapas. But it is definitely after dinner when, encouraged by the raw and industrial sexy look of the interior, Pisco Bar acquires its unique character. The Bar proposes a flexible layout which allows cocktail party, live performances with some of the trendiest DJs in town, movie screenings, and many more. If you have the chance to come by here, you really should try the signature cocktails of the bar. One of the must-try drinks is of course, Pisco Bar’s signature Pisco Sours. It’s a light, foamy beverage containing pisco, egg white and sugar to give a sweet taste, while adding lime to balance the sweetness with some acidity. We also like the Peanut Butter & Jelly shooter, comprising frangelico & cranberry! 
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skybars_lychee_rose_martiniSkyBar's Lychee Rose @ Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur
SkyBar is the one of the most stunning rooftop bars in KL, offering a great selection of wines, beers, spirits, and cocktails, including signature cocktails such as Lychee Rose. This martini evokes memories of fresh Turkish ‘rose lokum’ but with subtle alcohol undertones. The palest of pink with a plum lychee resting in the bottom of the classic glass, Belvedere vodka, lychee liqueur and rose syrup for your drinking delectation. Lychee Rose is a sweet and feminine drink, and is widely welcome by ladies. Located on the 33rd floor of Traders Hotel and with a modern interior design, SkyBar is the place to go to spend quality time with friends while enjoying the amazing views of the Petronas Twin Towers. Most nights feature mellow jazz and soft rock, with DJs kicking the atmosphere into high gear on certain days. Yes for relaxing ambiance! Click here for online reservations >

 

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Ojos Bar's Taiwanese Cocktails @ Jaya One   

Ojos Bar came up with very original and interesting concept: Taiwanese cocktails. The founders behind Ojos Bar believe that cocktail making is all about stimulation of all 5 senses: sight, hearing, taste, smell and touch. At Ojos Bar, their cocktails carry a lot of Taiwanese influence and are easy to drink and well mix up. Their famous one is the Cococabana – the glass is coated nicely with cocoa powder and topped with a homemade cotton candy. It is a great mix of smirnoff vodka, creme de casis, white wine, lime, Ojos ginger syrup, and ginger ale. You can also enjoy their Taiwanese snack to accompany those tasty and sweet cocktails. Every 2 weeks, a Taiwanese mixologist is invited to become a guest mixologist in Ojos Bar to work along with David, a Malaysian mixologist to serve the best concoctions to customers. Click here for online reservations >

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Maison Francaise @ Jalan Changkat Kia Peng

Maison Francaise is a special place that pays true attention to details. Here you will get to experience, the very best of French haute cuisine through a repertoire of inventive French classics and an extensive wine list of over 150 premium wines from France. Relax yourself while sipping the delightful cocktail ‘a la francaise’ while overlooking the pool. Some cocktails offered at Maison Francaise are great classics and some with a twist. Don't miss the signature Punch cocktails – French Punch is originally made according to a recipe that involves the following rhythm: “One of sour, two of sweet, three of strong, four of weak.“; That would be: lime juice, sugar, rum, and water. Although in new versions, many different fruits can be supplemented, so enjoy our signature collection of punches that make you feel the French inspiration. And that is not all, you can also enjoy the long list of Kirs – the most difficult task is to choose! Click here for online reservations >

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.

 

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

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

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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. 

 

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Ginger Sorbet

 

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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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Dinner Buffet 2016 at Las Vacas Sunway Putra Mall, Kuala Lumpur

Dinner Buffet 2016 at Las Vacas Sunway Putra Mall, Kuala Lumpur

 

Barely open for half a year, Las Vacas’ latest addition now sits at Sunway Putra Mall. The location is perhaps new, but you might have heard of its well-known sister outlet along Jalan Yap Kwan Seng. The renowned beef-inclined steakhouse, which also doubles as a deli and butchery, boasts a wealth of different cuts and meats at varying price points.

 

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A surprisingly cosy-looking Las Vacas Sunway Putra Mall outlet, with the team behind it paying close attention to details even the floor tiles.

During this Ramadan festive, Las Vacas Sunway Putra Mall offers a dinner buffet from 9th June – 4th July 2016, available daily from 6.30pm – 9.30pm, featuring a special daily carvery including Halal Australian beef, New Zealand lamb, and BBQ chicken. 

 

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Dinner buffet during Ramadan season at Las Vacas Sunway Putra Mall. It covers everything from appetisers to mains, from pastries to fruit cuts.

The carvery at Sunway Putra Mall outlet is prepared using JOSPER Charcoal Oven – Josper, which worth the value of a car (!), is an elegant combination of a grill and an oven in a single machine that adds the unique flavour of the finest embers, giving a unique texture and juiciness in all meats. 

 

Las Vacas Sunway Putra Mall is the only outlet in the Las Vacas family that has the masterpiece Josper oven. Naturally, carvery steals the limelight for this Ramadan buffet. Take a look at the cuts below.

 

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Las Vacas Sunway Putra Mall outlet offers an intimate serving experience – you can customise your meat request to the chef team, be it different parts of meat or meat doneness – a plus point compared to hotels’ buffets.

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Pink colour medium rare steak, a bit soft and spongy and slightly springy. All the calvery is cooked to patrons’ liking.

Check out some of the dishes available at Las Vacas’ dinner buffet at Sunway Putra Mall outlet. Pretty eye-pleasing indeed.

 

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Meat counter at the dinner buffet.

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Chicken Rendang

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Nasi Minyak

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Shell Pasta with Eggplant in Tomato, Basil and Cheese Sauce.

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Fried Tempura Fish

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A traditional dish with Western mix.

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Linguinne Aglio Olio with Mushroom

A pure surprise that I had during the night is Las Vacas’ French pastries selection. Well, to be frank, desserts and pastries are rarely a highlight for buffets but at Las Vacas it was exceptional. I first started to taste the pastries without having much high hopes but I was so wrong – the pastries, are heavenly made! Before I realised, I started to fill my plate with almost every pastry available at the counter – and I had to make second helping. 

 

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Very inviting French pastries – a burst of delightful not-too-sweet cream the moment you sink your teeth into the soft texture of bun – all in a bite

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Las Vacas has its in-house pastry chef, it’s no wonder the pastries taste so good and fresh!

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An array of traditional Malay kuihs available at the dinner buffet -almost as good as their French pastries.

Las Vacas Sunway Putra Mall's dinner buffet is priced at RM80 nett (per adult) and RM40 nett (per child).

 

 

 

 

Las Vacas Sunway Putra Mall

 

Lot 1-013, Sunway Putra Mall,

100, Jalan Putra,

Chow Kit, 

50350 Kuala Lumpur,

Malaysia.

 

Daily: 10:00am – 10:00pm

 

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Buka Puasa Buffet 2016 at Eccucino, Pullman KLCC Hotel

Berbuka with Celebrity Chef Norman Musa

Here comes the first and lovely surprise, ladies and gentleman: Celebrity Chef Norman Musa, Europe’s leading award-winning UK based Malaysian Chef and official food ambassador for Kuala Lumpur, brings you his very special Ramadan buffet at Eccucino, Pullman Kuala Lumpur City Centre Hotel & Residences. This year’s Ramadan menu will feature a host of favourites and signature dishes that are traditional, with a modern twist. How lucky I am to discover Malaysian dishes with a talented Malaysian celebrity chef that has been based in United Kingdom for 21 years!

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Celebrity Chef Norman Musa (left) at Eccucino, Pullman KLCC Hotel.

Upon arrival, I was already impressed by the restaurant interior design. The decor allows the simplistic beauty of the food to really shine. A large bright open room, pretty laid tables and sweet and warm light highlighting the dishes – making me really anxious to taste this buffet! The restaurant buzzed with excited energy and was comfortably full with seemingly satisfied patrons.

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The magnificent dining environment at Eccucino.

While we were waiting for the hour of Iftar, I couldn’t hold my excitement and decided to have a sneak peak of the buffet. All was very impressive and this has my taste buds awaken. Through every counter, you can taste a local malay flavour with modern twist for delightful fusion dish.  Even for people who are difficult with food you'll find whatever you want here. 

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An array of Malay kuih – food heaven!

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Live grill station at Eccucino’s Buka Puasa buffet.

Break fast time arrived! I decided to start with the Rendang Beef Wellington’s – it was created by Chef Norman Musa exclusively for Eccucino’s Ramadan buffet. When I first tasted it, the mix of everything just popped inside my mouth, you can enjoy the taste of the delightful rolled beef, then comes the taste of the wrapped spinach and mushrooms that are perfectly blend with the pastry. Plus, it has an amazingly-baked crust!

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The Signature Rendang Beef Wellington by Chef Norman Musa – a traditional dish with British influence!

Star of the night – the Rendang Scotch Egg! It is a boiled egg coated with breadcrumbs. The savour of the soft boiled egg blends extraordinary good with the crispy texture of the roasted coconuts and minced chicken which is infused with authentic Rendang flavour. This adorably round-shaped fusion signature is deep fried and you can really feel the crunchy aspect of this dish. Chef Norman advises us to savour it with a salad. This is what I like about this buffet, through the boundless creativity by Chef Norman, simple ingredients could be turned into something extraordinary that just blows your mind away. After the Chef Norman’s cooking demonstration of this dish it made me realize that it’s something that I can easily cooked at home. Chef Norman will have more live cooking demonstrations during his special appearances on 14, 22, 25 and 30 June 2016. 

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Another signature dish of Chef Norman Musa – Scotch egg.

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The creativity of Chef Norman was highlighted through this dish

Here comes my favourite of the night! Lemongrass Roast Chicken was created by Chef Norman for his fans to celebrate British Sunday roast but with a Malaysian flavour. The chicken was tender and accompanied with yellow sweet sauce which enhances the dish. The best way to savour it is to have it with some rice. The dish was executed perfectly, and the bright colours of the ingredients made it a feast for the eyes as well as the stomach.

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Chef Norman Musa’s signature dish – Lemongrass Roast Chicken – with the influence of British Sunday Roast.

My curiosity peaks when I saw the lamb rack counter was packed with people. I decided to check out what was the dish: the ‘Selom’ Lamb racks. – it made me wanted to taste it immediately. Genius idea of Chef Norman to prepare the lamb rack – water parsley, mustard, and delicate cheese – to enhance the meat and give it more delightful flavours. What is so amazing about this dish is the crispiness of the lamb rack which is coated with crunchy breadcrumb that leaves a memorable taste in the mouth.

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A plate of wonder with the Selom Lamb Racks (right).

Seafood lovers will also be satisfied. Be it the seafood counter or the live cooking station, you can have a feast on oysters, crabs, clams, fish, prawns and many others.

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Grilled fish at live cooking station of Eccucino’s Buka Puasa Buffet

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Awesome oyster feast available at the seafood counter.

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Fresh prawns awaiting

The delight never stops! Many more dishes and tastes to discover. If I can give an advice, take small portion of lots of different dishes. Be careful there is a lot!

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Daging Salai Masak Lemak

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Patin Masak Tempoyak

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Burung Puyuh

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Udang Sambal dengan Belimbing Buluh

Eccucino has a wide selections for dessert and salad. They even have a chocolate fountain which is very rare to be included in a buffet! Some cakes and pastries are made with dark chocolate, some with sweet caramel, while others are served with fruits to enhance the dessert, giving it a refreshing feeling. Don’t forget to spot their special durian ice cream if you are here!

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Chocolate fountain at Eccucino.

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Very colourful traditional Malay kuih.

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Pastries paradise!

Pullman KLCC Hotel “Buka Puasa” buffet dinner will be available daily at Ecuccino Restaurant from 6:30pm to 9:30pm, from 6 June to 5 July 2016. The buffet is priced at RM128 nett per adult and RM64 nett per child for children below 12 years old.  Book your table on TABLEAPP and make sure you berbuka with celebrity Chef Norman Musa at Eccucino, Pullman KLCC Hotel.

 

Eccucino

Level 1, Pullman Kuala Lumpur City Centre Hotel & Residences,

4, Jalan Conlay,

50450, Kuala Lumpur,

Malaysia.

Daily opening hours :

Breakfast: 6:00am – 10:30am;

Lunch: 12:00pm – 2:30pm;

Dinner: 6:30pm – 9:30pm.

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Blog #18_5 Best Seafood Restaurants in KL

5 Best Seafood Restaurants in KL

Dear seafood lovers!

Check out this week's dining guide on the best seafood restaurants in KL that are so worth of cholesterol. Time for some special delightful seafood!

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One Seafood Restaurant IS the place if you are looking for good and quality seafood cooked Chinese style in Kuala Lumpur. You will find plenty of finger-licking dishes, all at reasonable prices. The dishes served here have traditional Chinese cooking elements with a fine dining twist. Their food ranged from a garden salad created from local market gardens, to fish, poultry and oysters fished live from their aquarium. The lunch, dinner, and dessert menus have been carefully assembled to offer tasty traditional fare and palate – pleasing specialties. And all this trying to use as much local produce as is available. The restaurant adheres to a philosophy that only what’s fresh will be served and the multi-course menu would be planned by their awards winning chef from time to time. The menu is drawn from more than 100 types of cuisines the chef has developed and continue to expand on.

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Previously known as Ah Yat Abalone Forum Restaurant (PJ), The Elite Seafood Restaurant maintains the same unique characteristics that have long made an all-time favourite among seafood enthusiasts despite the name changed. Owned by Unique Seafood Group of Restaurants – one of Malaysia’s largest suppliers of live seafood – you can rest assure that there is always a fresh and abundant supply of seafood at the restaurant. Besides the more common choices of live seafood, diners can also choose from rarer ones such as French turbots, Australian snow crabs, Alaskan spider crabs and Canadian geoduck clams. At Elite Seafood Restaurant, thematic VIP room is available for guest to have different feel for dining in in different atmosphere.

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Southern Rock Seafood sells one of the best seafood in Kuala Lumpur. This place serves Western-style seafood with rave reviews from guests. Since 2008, they have supplied high quality imported seafood to Malaysia's leading hotels and restaurants and the most health-conscious households. They specialise in fresh and smoked fish and shellfish from Australia New Zealand and Europe. In 2015 they opened Southern Rock Seafood Kitchen right next door to their fishmongers to showcase their delicious product. Do keep your eyes peeled for their catch of the day, you never know what kind of surprise awaits! What’s better? TABLEAPP users entitle a 10% discount on total bills!

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Blog #18_5 Best Seafood Restaurants in KL_JustSeafood

Calling all seafood lovers! You will love this restaurant. Just Seafood at Sunway Giza Mall serves up bounties from the sea, cooked on charcoal barbecue grills. You can choose to sit al fresco or indoors, both are equally relaxing! And when comes the time to dine you can expect to feast on lobster, giant tiger prawns, flower crabs, air flown scallops and oysters, clams, and more, served together with nine variants of Just Seafood chilli sauce. TABLEAPP users entitle a 20% OFF on total bills for every booking made online!

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Blog #18_5 Best Seafood Restaurants in KL_UniqueSeafood

Nothing more authentic than the Unique Seafood dining experience. If you want to know what are the steps from the aquarium to your plate, that’s the best place. Live seafood swimming in tanks may seem squeamish to some but at Unique Seafood, that’s the only way to serve it. Freshness is their top priority. “From the tank to the table” seems to be their motto and seafood lovers can’t be happier. The Aquarium area features a spectrum of tanks filled with live fishes, prawns, lobsters, Alaskan crabs, clams and abalones etc imported from all over the world. Guests can make their selection of the live fishes and seafood from here to be prepared to their liking by the Master Chefs. What a genius concept!

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BONUS: Brolly @ Persiaran KLCC

If you are still hesitate this IS the restaurant to go. Brolly has multiple promotions on seafood at the moment. Here, you will get spoiled for choices from decadent oysters, to succulent grilled meats, to contemporary Asian to Southern Hospitality, and more. Current promotion covers crabs, oysters and Red Lobsters – you have the choice! Limited time offers only for booking made via TABLEAPP.

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