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ELITE Review: Neo Tamarind, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur

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

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

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

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

 

1/ Duck Confit – RM50+

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

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

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

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

 

2/ Braised Lamb Shank – RM 50+

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

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

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

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

 

3/ Lobster Ravioli – RM 61+

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

Neo Tamarind

19, Jalan Sultan Ismail,

50250 Kuala Lumpur.

Daily: 6:00pm – 11:00pm

 

 

Top 12 Restaurants to Celebrate Easter Day 2018 in Malaysia

Easter or Pascha is the time of the year to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Easter Day 2018 is coming soon and we expect this year’s Easter will be filled with a lot of egg-tivities as usual. We have handpicked a few exciting Easter menus for you and all you need to do is decide which to go! 

Are you ready to celebrate this special time of the year? Check out these restaurants with delectable dishes and fun egg-tivities!

 

1. A Chilling Pool Deck Easter Sunday Champagne Brunch at Babe

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Babe is offering a special brunch this Easter Day!

A brand new pool deck style brunch is waiting for you at Babe! From 12pm – 3pm on Easter Sunday, be there to savour an incredible line-up of Babe’s best canapés while relaxing to the chill tunes being played by Babe‘s DJ. If you feel like splurging, top up for another RM250++ to enjoy free flow of Perrier-Jouët Champagne (original price is RM700/bottle!), wine and soft drinks.

And wait! Another great news: all TABLEAPP ELITE Members will receive 10% off the food bill in this special Easter Sunday Champagne Brunch!

Limited spots. Reservation is required.

Price:
RM300++ per person for food only (10% off for TABLEAPP ELITE Members)

Additional RM250++ per person for free flow of Perrier-Jouët Champagne, wine and soft drinks

Time:
1st April 2018, 12:00pm – 3:00pm

Location:
11th Floor, Work @ Clearwater, Jalan Changkat Semantan, Damansara Heights, 50490 Kuala Lumpur.

>> Click here to make a reservation at Babe

 

2. A Tex-Mex Easter Fiesta Brunch Buffet at Sentidos Gastrobar – The Latin Grill

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Sentidos Gastrobar is offering a special Brunch Buffet for this Easter Day.

Sentidos Gastrobar has always been delighting its diners with their unique Latin cuisine at a hip and vibrant atmosphere. This trendy-looking restaurant will be offering Easter Fiesta Brunch Buffet on this Easter Sunday featuring cold cuts, tapas, fajitas and other exciting goodies.

Also, we are dropping a TABLEAPP-only exclusive discount: enjoy a 20% off for Easter Fiesta Brunch Buffet if you make a reservation via TABLEAPP. How can you resist this?

Price:  (20% off for reservations made via TABLEAPP)
Before Promo: RM128 nett per adult, RM64 nett per child (aged 6 – 12)
After Promo: RM102.4 nett per adult with free-flow alcohol, RM51.20 nett per child (aged 6 – 12)

Time:
1st April 2018, 12:00pm – 3:00pm

Location:
Feast Village, Starhill Gallery at JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur, 181, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur.

>> Click here to book a table at Sentidos Gastrobar – The Latin Grill

 

3. A Fun Feast with Easter Seafood Sunday Brunch at Shook! (Free for children below 6)

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Come to this modern open-concept restaurant to please all of the senses with exquisite cuisine while being serenaded by a stunning live music performance this Easter Day! Fun activities are waiting for you to egg-plore such as egg hunt and egg painting! Children below 6 can dine for free!

Price:  
RM208 per adult, RM94 per child (aged 6 – 12)
Optional add-on:
Wine, Beer and Cocktails: RM128; Prosecco: RM198

Time:
1st April 2018, 12:00pm – 3:00pm

Location:
Feast Village, Starhill Gallery at JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur, 181, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur.

>> Click here to book a table at Shook!

 

4. Fun Easter Sunday Brunch with A Bouncy Castle at Drift Dining and Bar

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Drift Dining and Bar will hold an Easter Sunday Brunch with music and free flow of drinks.

Drop by Drift Dining and Bar to enjoy free flow of drinks and listen to live music while savoring the food here. The restaurant has even prepared a bouncy castle outside on the veranda for the kids which means a great day out! On the menu we spot pretty good indulgences like Fine D Clair Oyster, Tiger Prawn, Smoked Salmon Benedict, Chicken Tortilla, Roasted Lamb, Easter Cheese Cake (gasp!) and more.

At the time of writing, Drift is almost fully booked. So hurry up to book!

Price:
RM120++ per person (food only);
RM250++ per person (food & free flow of wine, beer, Bloody Mary;
RM350++ per person (food & free flow of Bubbles (Cava))

Time:
1st April 2018, 12:00pm – 4:00pm

Location:
38 Bidara, Jalan Bedara, Off Jalan Nagasari, Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur.

>> For reservation at Drift Dining and Bar, click here

 

5. A Porkylicious & Bubblylicious Easter Sunday Brunch at El Cerdo

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Be ready for a bubblylicious brunch at El Cerdo!

The Easter bunnies are waiting for you at El Cerdo with lots of egg-citing activities. Of course, porkylicious food will be served because this is what El Cerdo is famed for. The all-you-can-eat pork menu includes roast baby back ribs, seafood spaghetti, pork belly fettucini and pork steak. On this special day, kids will get to meet the clown, have some egg guessing game, and oh, everyone will get a chocolate egg too!

Price:
RM58 nett per child aged 6 – 12 years old;
RM118 nett per adult (without alcohol);

RM198 nett per adult (with free flow Cava, house red & white wine, Tiger draught, soft drinks & chilled juices)

Time:
1st April 2018, 12:00pm – 2:30pm

Location:
43 & 45, Changkat Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur.

>> Click here for a table booking at El Cerdo KL

 

6. Buy 4 Free 1 for Easter Sunday Brunch at Gobo Chit Chat

Gobo Chit Chat is preparing for a great Easter Sunday Brunch.

As one of the best international buffet restaurants in Kuala Lumpur, Gobo Chit Chat at Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur is a favourite dining spot for locals and tourists. On April 1st, Easter Bunnies are hopping around Gobo Chit Chat and we have spotted good news from the restaurant! You can dine for FREE if you go in a group of 5 people!

Price:
RM98 nett per person

Time:
1st April 2018, 12:00pm – 2:30pm

Location:
Level 5, Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur.

>> For reservation at Gobo Chit Chat, click here

 

7. A European Easter Brunch with Easter Egg Hunt at Soleil 

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Full-of-surprise activities are waiting for you at Soleil.

If you are looking for fun activities with your little loved ones, Soleil is a must-go restaurant! Keep your little ones excited with a number of full-of-surprise activities such as Easter egg hunt, coloring contest and a lot more while enjoying unlimited orders from starters, main courses to desserts including duck confit, Belgian mussel pot, roasted lamb leg, oven baked salmon, mini strawberry pavlova, Easter cupcake, and more.

Price:
RM160++ per adult
RM80++ per child aged 6 – 12 years old.

Time:
1st April 2018, 11:00am – 3:00pm

Location:
Lot 13A & 15, 2nd Floor, Damansara City Mall, Damansara City, 6 Jalan Damanlela, 50490 Damansara Heights, Kuala Lumpur.

>> Click here to book a table at Soleil

 

8. A Quaintly Traditional Italian Easter Lunch at Neroteca Bukit Ceylon

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If you are in search of a unique friendly atmosphere to savour the freshest homemade dishes for this Easter Day then Neroteca at Bukit Ceylon would be the perfect dining spot for you! There are a variety of hearty and tantalizing mains such as Homemade Fettuccine With Speck and Radicchio or the delightfully sumptuous signature dish Classic Porchetta which you won’t want to miss!

Price:
RM120 for food and soft drinks,
RM220 for alcohol free flow.

Time:
1st April 2018, 12:000m – 4:00pm

Location:
Unit G-1, Seri Bukit Ceylon, No.8, Lorong Ceylon, 50250 Kuala Lumpur.

>> Click here to view menu and book a table at Neroteca Bukit Ceylon

 

9. 4-Course Italian Easter Menu at Sapore

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Savour the best Spanish and Italian food at Sapore.

Head to Sapore if you want to truly indulge yourself in great Spanish and Italian food during this special time. Walk through a variety of delights from cold cut platter to pasta, Iberico pork shoulder and sumptuous desserts such as Easter chocolates.

Price:
RM120++ per person

Time:
31st March – 1st April 2018

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

>> Click here to make a reservation at Sapore

 

10. Easter Sunday Dim Sum Brunch with An Asian Twist at Toh Yuen Chinese Restaurant

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Dimsum for Easter Sunday Brunch at Toh Yuen? Why not?

An Easter Dim Sum Brunch, you ask for? Buckle up and head to Toh Yuen at Hilton Petaling Jaya! Easter here comes with a delightful twist with Dim Sum Chef Yat’s Special Handmade Bunny Mochi with 4 flavours to choose from! Dive into freshly made ala-carte buffet style dim sum including your all-time favourite Creamy Salted Egg Yolk Custard Bun and Har Gao. Remember to take a bag of Easter egg candies and traditional Chinese bunny biscuits too before heading home!

Price:
RM88 nett per adult;
RM48 nett per child aged 6 – 12 years old.

Time:
1st April 2018, 11:30am – 2:30pm

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

>> Click here to book a table at Toh Yuen

11 & 12. Easter Hi-Tea Buffet at Makan Kitchen & Tosca Italian Restaurant at DoubleTree by Hilton Johor Bahru

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Savour the finest food and enjoy stunning view at Makan Kitchen and Tosca at DoubleTree by Hilton Johor Bahru.

If you are staying at Johor Bahru, join DoubleTree by Hilton Johor Bahru at Makan Kitchen and Tosca Italian Restaurant for a fun-filled Easter weekend!

Easter Hi-Tea Buffet at Makan Kitchen

Makan Kitchen is an eclectic all-day dining restaurant which serves famous local specialities and is a must-visit restaurant if you want to experience some of Malaysia’s finest cuisine in Johor Bahru.

Price:
RM108 nett per adult;
RM54 nett per child aged 6 – 12 years old.

Time:
30th March – 1st April 2018, 12:30pm – 4:00pm

>> For reservation at Makan Kitchen, click here


Easter Hi-Tea Buffet at Tosca Italian Restaurant

Tosca Italian Restaurant will surprise you with their rustic Italian food prepared with contemporary flair for this time of the year. Treat yourself and your loved ones to stunning views over the Straits of Johor and delicious dishes here.

Price:
RM120 nett per adult;
RM 60 nett per child aged 6 – 12 years old.

Time:
1st April 2018, 12:00pm – 3:00pm

>> Click here to make a reservation at Tosca

Location of Makan Kitchen & Tosca Italian Restaurant: 
DoubleTree by Hilton Johor Bahru, No. 12, Jalan Ngee Heng, 80000 Johor Bahru.

 

 

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ELITE Review: Kimi-Ya, Jalan Klang Lama, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

“You are in for a treat!” – said my friend after she knew that she got promoted. Of course I was more than excited to accept this invitation and after discussing, we decided to go to Kimi-Ya to relax and enjoy the essence of authentic Japanese cuisine. Why Kimi-Ya? You may ask. The restaurant is a casual dining which serves premium high-quality foods yet at affordable price. The restaurant features a relaxed and posh dining space including private rooms for diners. We also need to take advantage of our ELITE Membership as we are entitled to redeem signature dishes for free at this restaurant. We could not wait to savour the best dishes here.

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Kimi-Ya boasts everything you could ask for from a typical Japanese restaurant with its classic and delicate interior.

I/ Ume Sashimi Moriawase (7 types) (RM 170++)

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The sashimi was presented simply yet sophisticatedly on a bed of ice as the meals here are demonstrations of why less is more.

We chose a seat at the sushi counter as it would be more exciting to see how the dish was prepared. Fresh pieces of sashimi lied up nicely right in front of our eyes. We were in awe to know the fish were air-flown all the way from Hokkaido, Japan to KIMI-YA. In the blink of an eye, the teppanyaki chef masterfully handled 7 types of seasonal sashimi skillfully and had such smooth cuts that I could literally feel how soft they were just by watching. The sashimi was presented simply yet sophisticatedly on a bed of ice as the meals here are demonstrations of why less is more. I quickly took the first bite as it was way too tempting.

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The amaebi prawns captured my heart with its buttery, creamy texture and the melt-in-the-mouth feeling.

One tip to eat sashimi is you should eat from lean to fatty ones as the taste will be stronger after each bite. My first bite was white Bluefin tuna which was sweet and cooling. I continued to savour the kampachi, its sweetness and smoothness are what you would dream for. The Otoro of course did not let us down with its satisfactory fatness. Next came octopus which was crunchy with a mix of briny and sweet taste. Finally were my three favorite sashimi of the day – Amaebi prawns, scallop and salmon! The amaebi prawns captured my heart with its buttery, creamy texture and the melt-in-the-mouth feeling. The scallop was so soft and smooth like velvet that I would eat it over and over again. And the salmon was titillating with its subtle sweet and refreshing taste which equaled to no other fish.  

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The salmon was titillating with its subtle sweet and refreshing taste which equaled to no other fish.

 

II/ Goushuu No Wagyu Steak 120 gm (RM 180++)

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We were hypnotized by the gorgeous marbling on the beef and its delicious pink flesh.

Right after we thought we had the best of all, we quickly fell in love with the next dish which was a sizzling hot dish of A5 Wagyu steak – which is the highest quality grade given only to the finest beef! This A5 Wagyu beef was imported from Yamagata – the Japanese renowned area for the best Wagyu. We looked at each other in mere excitement – these pieces of Wagyu beef looked too appetizing! We were hypnotized by the gorgeous marbling on the beef and its delicious pink flesh. Not to mention its smell was so aromatic and delectable that could trigger your involuntary salivation in just a few seconds.

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The Wagyu’s intense beefiness and richness were definitely for those who seek decadence and over-the-top presentation.

The sizzling sound also made my mouth water. The Wagyu beef had such an amazingly palatable fatness and sweetness which quickly dissolved in my mouth and filled my heart with love. Its intense beefiness and richness were definitely for those who seek decadence and over-the-top presentation. What I like as well were the crunchy vegetables served along to reduce the greasiness the dish might have. This dish is the real winner of taste and value-for-money department. Blended perfectly in a non-powering manner.

III/ Yaki Taraba Kani (300g) (RM190++)  

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The Alaskan King Crab is truly a gift from the ocean. Its mild taste was a refreshing and warm-hearting treat for us all.

The dish made its way to our table with an irresistible sweet and briny smell. Pieces of Alaskan King crab legs lied neatly atop some leaves and were garnished with nice petals. The crab will be cooked to perfection to maintain its high-quality protein as well as the sweet flavor which made it the king of all crabs. We were thrilled to savour this delicacy and were all filled with whimsical delights. The Alaskan King Crab is truly a gift from the ocean. Its mild taste was a refreshing and warm-hearting treat for us all. Its succulent meat was flavorful, soft and juicy. No wonder why it is the most highly sought-after crab in the world! A comforting concoction of flavors that you should try once in your life!

 

If you would love to enjoy the fresh ingredients from Hokkaido and premium high-quality Japanese dishes at Kimi-Ya, you can reserve a table here.

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

 

Kimi-Ya

G-2, Avantas Residences,
162, Jalan Klang Lama,
58000 Kuala Lumpur

Opening Hours:
Mon – Thu: 2 PM – 3 PM; 6 PM – 10:30 PM
Fri – Sun: 11:30 AM – 3 PM; 6 PM – 11 PM

 

 

 

Food Review: Neroteca Bukit Ceylon, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Known as the first authentic Italian restaurant to serve pork in KL, Neroteca Bukit Ceylon has been in operation for over 11 years, tucked away within the Seri Bukit Ceylon Serviced Residence. Its warm and cosy interior accompanied by friendly staffs sets the mood for a laid-back dining experience.

Notice that there are some interesting decorations of pots, garlic and preserved sausages hanging on top the restaurant.

The restaurant decoration featured many Italian products such as pasta, drinks and a vast selection of liquor which they serve. Another highlight are their impressive assortment of deli and cheese imported from Italy that's on display, which is also for sale. Once entered, we can immediately smell the aroma of hearty Italian food lingering in the air drifting from the open kitchen which we appreciate. Judging from our first impression we have already fallen in love with the ambience of the restaurant.

1. La Porchetta    (RM65++)

Beautifully plated La Porchetta drizzled with demi-glace sauce.

Now that we have settled down, we were served by the waiter and he recommended us to try Neroteca’s signature dishes. After a friendly chat with the waiter, we decided to proceed with three of their signature dishes. First up was Neroteca’s La Porchetta, slices of porchetta beautifully plated on a wooden board and drizzle with rich demi-glacé sauce.

On the side are perfectly sautéed baby potatoes and generous slices of house-made bread. The bread is namely, Roman Focaccia and Rustic Bread which are made fresh daily and taste amazing too. Now back to our main character which is the slices of La Porchetta, crispy on the outside and tender in the inside, leaving us speechless while savouring the delicious herbs infused meat. We must say that the first dish itself already leave us wanting more.

2. Homemade Tortellini Pasticciati    (RM48++)

Homemade Tortellini Pasticciati served atop a trail of delicious beef ragu.

Just as we finish up on the La Porchetta, our second dish arrived. Neroteca’s Homemade Tortellini Pasticciati which we were slightly confused by the simplistic plating having seen the nicely decorated La Porchetta beforehand. The Tortellini is served atop of a trail of beef ragu sauce which is a meat-based sauce, in this case, beef was used. The first bite caught us by surprise as we didn’t expect much. This is a good lesson on don’t judge a book by its cover, the tortellini although didn’t look imposing but the taste doesn’t disappoint.

The tortellini was very flavourful with a filling of grounded salami, prosciutto, pepperoni, grated parmesan, grated nutmeg and egg. To balance out the powerful taste of tortellini we recommend eating with the milder beef ragu sauce. Overall, the Tortellini Pasticciati is a well-thought-out dish combining the stronger flavour of tortellini with a milder beef ragu sauce. However, the presentation of the dish could have been a tad better.

3. Neroteca’s Classic Tiramisu    (RM29++)

Neroteca's refreshing Classic Tiramisu topped with fresh strawberry, blueberry, mint leaves and a slice of dried orange.

After a roller coaster taste adventure, what better way to finish off our meal than with dessert, Neroteca’s Classic Tiramisu. Upon serving we notice that the tiramisu is served in a small glass jar which is cute and is topped with fresh strawberry, blueberry and a slice of dried orange. The Classic Tiramisu is well-balanced of sweet and bitter, which is refreshing and the ideal way to end a meal.

To conclude, we are a strong believer that a good restaurant not only need to serve good food, but it should have a conducive dining environment, good music and of course great services. Having said that, Neroteca has fulfilled those requirements and we are happy to have dined here.

If you would love to experience dining at Neroteca, you can reserve a table here.

You can also redeem these signature dishes for free by joining TABLEAPP ELITE Membership! Sign up here.

Already an ELITE member? Here's how you could win a limited edition Mini Moët. From now till 31 March 2018, TOP 100 TABLEAPP ELITE members with the Most Dish Redemptions will stand a chance to win a personalised Mini Moët.

 

NEROTECA BUKIT CEYLON
Unit G-1, Seri Bukit Ceylon,
No 8, Lorong Ceylon,
50250 Kuala Lumpur.

 

Daily:
11:00am – 3:00pm, 6:00pm – 11:00pm

 

 

 

TABLEAPP LAUNCHES PREMIUM DINING PASS WHICH MAKES MEMBERS DINE OUT 5-STAR DISHES FOR FREE

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TABLEAPP ELITE members now can enjoy dishes like Lobster and Rib Eye Steak at zero cost!

KUALA LUMPUR, February 09, 2018 – Always want to have a premium dining experience but can’t help to worry about your bank account? TABLEAPP now opens the door to a world of free 5-star quality dishes! TABLEAPP ELITE membership is a whole new dining membership programme which has been newly launched in September 2017 by TABLEAPP and its community has been growing fast ever since. Members that have subscribed to TABLEAPP ELITE membership are mostly attracted by the unique dining experience and benefits which entitles them to access premium quality food for free when they dine out at participating restaurants in the Klang Valley.

What TABLEAPP ELITE members can expect is eating out more affordably at popular casual dining restaurants like Naughty Nuri’s and ANTE, having luxurious dining experience at award-winning restaurants like enfin by James Won, Babe, Sushi Azabu and Soleil. Members are also pampered like royalty at Newens Tea House serving The Original Maids of Honour Afternoon Tea prepared from a recipe dated back to the time of Henry VIII, King of England (1509-1547).

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Members can dine out more affordably at popular casual dining restaurants or enjoy luxurious dining experience at award-winning restaurants

Benson Chang, the founder of TABLEAPP, explains the inspiration for starting this membership, “I’ve spoken to many restaurants owners, one of the common issues facing them is not every guest orders their signature dishes. They are very confident that the customers will come back as regulars once the customers tried their signature dishes. That gives us the idea of TABLEAPP ELITE membership. Restaurants give complimentary signature dishes to our TABLEAPP ELITE members if the members have spent a minimum spending at the restaurant. On the other hand, TABLEAPP ELITE members can redeem free signature dishes vary from casual dining restaurants to fine dining restaurants. The membership programme is a win-win situation for both our members and partner restaurants. “

Apart from accessing to a long list of 5-star dishes to be redeemed for free, members are also entitled for exclusive invitations to fine dining events, private wine pairing events, wine tasting events, invitation-only dining events, customised gifts, and now, personalised Mini Moët champagne of their own with their favourite photo as the champagne label for the top members.

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

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

To experience an elite dining experience, join TABLEAPP ELITE via TABLEAPP mobile app available on App Store and Google Play, or visit www.tableapp.com/elite. The membership is priced at RM199 per annual membership and can be used instantly to redeem free dishes upon activation.

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Valentine’s Day Checklist – 5 things to do before Valentine’s Day

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“Love is in the air, Love is in the air” by John Paul Young. It’s time of the year again, where love is in the air everywhere you look. Couples, roses, gifts and candlelit dinner are all the synonyms on this festive day. The day of romance, love and appreciating our loved one for all they have done for us every single day.

If you haven’t notice yet, Valentine’s Day is one week away and have you done all the necessary preparation yet? If your answer is “NO” don’t worry because we have got your back. Here are the 5 things you’ll need to do in order to have a great Valentine’s Day with your loved ones.

1. Make Dinner Reservation

Click here to view imageLet’s start by quoting “the way to someone heart is through his or her stomach”, so what’s better than dining out at some of the best restaurants in Kuala Lumpur.

Before that, we would recommend you to make an early reservation as restaurants are usually fully booked or do not accept walk-in customer on Valentine’s Day. As obvious as it seems, many people make the mistake of not booking or booking late prior to a date. So, to avoid this from happening and spoiling this special day, do your booking NOW!

Better yet, now you can simply book a restaurant online and skip the hassle of calling the restaurant. By using TABLEAPP, your table reservation can be done within a few clicks. Just head on to TABLEAPP or download our app on Google Play or App Store. TABLEAPP has over 300 top restaurants under its belt. Namely, Atmosphere360 Revolving Restaurant KL Tower, Black Market, Babe, Soleil and Ploy in which many of the restaurants offer special Valentine’s Day menus.

2. Have your gifts ready

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It’s easy to forget when we are busy hustling and doing our work day in, day out. Nevertheless, this doesn’t give us the excuse to forget buying a gift. Therefore, be wise and buy your loved ones gifts early so that you don’t have to rush at the last minute.

If you have a problem choosing a gift let us give you some ideas. First, gifts don’t necessarily need to be expensive to mean something because at the end of the day it’s the thought that counts. Why not try something DIY? Making a card, love letters, or maybe an album can mean a lot rather than buying some meaningless objects. However, if you are not a DIY person opt for something that has sentimental value to your loved ones.

>> Check out more ideas from our "Best 5 Gifts this Valentine's Day" blog.

3. Show your effort

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In preparation for Valentine’s Day keep in mind that everything you do is truly from your heart and not simply to impress your other half on that specific day. One of the simplest ways to show you effort is by planning ahead and not last minute. However, everyone will interpret effort differently, like being on time to a dinner or dressing up, can mean a lot too.

4. Dress to Impress

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Elaborating on what was mention earlier, dressing up nicely for the occasion can mean the world to your loved ones as it shows that you take this occasion seriously. But not to confuse dress to impress doesn’t mean you will have to wear a suit to the dinner like Mr James Bond, it can simply mean dressing comfortably but don’t dress like a slob. One extra tip here is taking care of your personal hygiene because there is no point dressing up nicely but you still look like a caveman. For example, shave your facial hair, style your hair or even use a deodorant if possible.

5. Give them all the attention

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Many of us are guilty of using our phone during a conversation over dinner or in general as the mobile phone dominate out daily lifestyle. Therefore, on this special Valentine’s Day switch off your phone if possible and give all your attention to your loved ones. Make them feel they are the only thing that matters because you’ll still have the rest of 364 days for your phone. With that said, the following are the 5 things you need to check on before Valentine’s Day and we wish you all the best!

>> Click here to view the full list of restaurants offering Valentine’s Day Menu.

 

 

 

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TOP 5 RESTAURANTS WITH UNIQUE VALENTINE’S MENU 2018, KLANG VALLEY

If you are looking for something special to prepare for this Valentine which might surprise your beloved one, a unique gastronomic dining experience is something you should consider. We have selected a few restaurants in Klang Valley with unique items on their menu that will give you both a one-of-a-kind experience and of course, a memorable night. You can also check out our list of restaurants with their Valentine's menu here!

1/ Enfin by James Won

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In this special occasion, there is nothing wrong with a special dinner to pamper the one you love. Enfin by James Won – the home of the first Krug Chef’s Table in Asia and Hennessy Salon, is a modern French restaurant that you should visit this Valentine’s Day.    

You can choose either a four-course degustation set priced at RM438 or a five-course degustation set priced at RM568. The degustation menu is full of delights that gourmands could not resist. The chef will not let you both down at any point and you and your loved one will be delighted till the last minute. You would probably cannot forget the taste of something unique like The White Sturgeon caviar with pommes soufflé or the Sea Urchin with fermented chili, crème fraiche rose powder, pommes soufflées nigiri, potato bravas, seasonal truffle, tobiko tarama, chervil.

With the degustation set chosen, you will also be given a complimentary amuse bouche.  

Address: Lot 2-05, Level 2, Menara Hap Seng 1, Jalan P. Ramlee 50250 Kuala Lumpur.

Opening Hours: Mon – Sat: 11:30 AM – 3 PM; 7 PM – Late; Bar: 5:30 – Late; Closed on Sundays.

>> Check out their Valentine’s Menu or reserve a table here.

 

2/ Kikubari

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The name “Kikubari” is actually a Japanese term which means ‘caring’. It well reflects the restaurant’s philosophy of bringing details and perfection in work, humility and politeness in behavior. Kikubari is also the art of ‘paying attention to others’. The restaurant always provides a touch of ‘hominess’ to create a casual dining atmosphere with flourishes of fine-dining.

With their attention to details, you and your lover would be overwhelmed with the Valentine’s Menu served by the restaurant. Just by reading the name, you would immediately know how special it is! Who would resist the Foie Gras Pané, Red Wine Sauce. Sugared Plum or the Maine Lobster, Americaine Sauce, Asparagus Salad? And the dessert Endless Sweet Memories will be something you would love to try over and over again.

Address: L3 – 01A, DC Mall, Plaza DC, Damansara City, 6, Jalan Damanlela, 50490 Kuala Lumpur.

Opening Hours: Mon – Sat: 6:30 PM – 10:30 PM, closed on Sundays.

>> Click here to view the full menu or make a reservation.

 

3/ Bistro à Table

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Bistro à Table with its goals to bring the world’s very best produce to its diners is a restaurant where you can find creative and daring dishes such as the Japanese Kobe beef or New Zealand lamb to French poulet de Bresse and goose foie gras. This multi award-winning restaurant, helmed by Chef Isadora Chai, pays homage to modern French comfort food while adapting local elements. With its creative and one-of-a-kind menu, we cannot leave Bistro à Table out of our list.  

Prepare for a culinary adventure with the unique menu of the restaurant this Valentine. You will be served Live Fine de Claire oyster with Hojisho soy pearls or can choose something like the Roasted quail stuffed with foie gras and truffle cream. For dessert, the Terribly Alcoholic Tiramisu might make your mind blow! If you are not into alcohol, the restaurant will prepare an alcohol-free version just for you. Price from RM180++ per pax.

Address: 6 Jalan 17/54, 46400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

Opening Hours: Tue – Sun: 6:30 PM – 11:30 PM; Closed on Mondays.  

>> See the full Valentine’s menu or reserve a table here.

 

4/ Dining In The Dark KL

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When it comes to unique, you should not skip Dining In The Dark. A place where you will have a totally new sensory experience in which every sound, every movement, every taste and breath is an adventure. The Surprise Menus will guide you through a marvelous gastronomic journey where only the true flavours and tastes of the food have not been influenced by your sight.

With a special wine-paring menu “Romance in The Dark” of RM199 nett per person, you and your sweetheart will have a totally unforgettable moment with each other and inspired by the creations of the chef here. Of course we cannot give you too much details because all you can do is to come and feel it! The restaurant will also give limited free gifts for couples.

Address: 50A Changkat Bukit Bintang, 5200 Kuala Lumpur.

Opening Hours: Daily 6 PM – 11 PM;

>> Check out more information & book a table in advance here.

 

5/ Butler & Chef – The Italian Osteria

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Butler & Chef is where you can taste the one-of-a-kind truly authentic Italian Omakase in Kuala Lumpur. Only daily freshest ingredients are chosen to create a culinary delights for patrons. We found out that the restaurant is serving two special set menus to satisfy you and your lover’s cravings this Valentine: Seafood Set Menu and Meat Set Menu.

With the Seafood Set Menu, you can indulge yourselves in varieties of delicious food such as the gorgeous Angel Hair Served with Sea Urchins and Bottarga and the Marinated Bread Crusted Sea Bream served with zuchinni and Eggplant in Scapece Style.

If you are a meat lover,  get ready to be in love with the restaurant’s Meat Set Menu of luscious food such as the Pan Fried ITA 100 Day Grain Fed Beef Tenderloin Served with Roasted Potato and Dresser with Blue Cheese Sauce. Their special dessert will also melt you without any saying – White Lava Cake Dressed with Raspberry Sauce Tiramisu. Price starts from 348+ per Couple.

Address: A4-1-07, 1st Floor, Block A4, Publika, Jalan Dutamas 1, Solaris Dutamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur.  

Opening Hours: Daily: 10 AM – 1 AM.

>> Book a table in advance and see restaurant’s menu for this Valentine here.

 

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5 BEST GIFTS FOR YOUR LOVER THIS VALENTINE’S DAY 2018

Say no more to jewelries or luxurious gifts, you can totally melt your lover's heart using some of our ideas below to prepare the best gifts ever! You would be surprise to know how easy yet hearty it is to have a memorable day together. Just do everything from the bottom of your heart and you will receive more than you could ever imagine! 

 

1/ Surprise her/him with their favorite kinds of songs.

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What would be more romantic than expressing the language of love in music? You can totally dance into his or her heart with varieties of love songs. It would be even more special for this occasion if you can choose his/her taste in tunes as well. Simply send him/her a song with some romantic words or even sing for him/her. If you are planning to choose a restaurant in this occasion, you should consider some restaurants which their theme songs might fit your lover’s taste. If your lover is a Korean fan, you can totally pick a restaurant like YG Republique at TREC where pop Korean songs are constantly on the loop and has frequent visits by K-Pop stars like Seungri from BIGBANG, for example.

 

2/ Prepare a handmade gift.

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Show him/her how caring and special you are by preparing a one-and-only gift made by you! Nothing would be greater than seeing something made exclusively and whole-heartedly just for you. The gift can be something as simple as a Valentine’s card with your one-and-only couple quotes or something more sophisticated such as paper flowers. If you want to surprise your loved ones even more, you might ask for some help from the restaurants to serve your present in a secret box or on a covered tray during your Valentine’s meal! Some restaurants such as ROCKU Yakiniku will even help you to create an unforgettable moment which will give a special photo frame with photo shooting for each couple.

You can check out more restaurants with Valentine’s menu from our list here.        
 

3/ Indulge your special one in sumptuous food.

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We all must be familiar with the saying “A way to a person’s heart is through his/her stomach” and it has been proven without any saying! In this occasion, you can surprise him/her with the food cooked by you! What’s more special than a home-sweet-home moment like that? Yet, if it is too time-consuming for you, just take a bit of time to find a decent restaurant with a Valentine’s menu that she/he will fall in love with. We have done the research for you and created a list  just to save your time.

>> Click here to view the list of restaurants with Valentine's menu.

 

4/  Use classic gifts in a Special way

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You don’t need to always go with fancy gifts to surprise him/her. As long as you are sincere, even the most common and classic gifts are spot-on. Flowers and chocolate, as simple as it seems, can be the easiest gifts to choose yet the sweetest of all time. You can buy a customized chocolate with her/his name on it or flowers made in a heart-shaped frame with your picture together. You might consider checking out restaurants which give roses or serve chocolate for this special occasion such as Farquhar Mansion with their Valrhona Chocolate Surprise for the couple, or Butler & Chef which will give ladies roses and will serve special dessert like the White Lava Cake.  

  

5/ Give him/her a unique dining experience  

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Amaze him/her with some breath-taking moments that might make his/her heart skip a beat! Who would be able to resist delectable food along with gorgeous view? Well, the price to dine at these dining spots might be a bit more than average, but it should never be costly when it comes to the gastronomic experience that you and your love will receive in return. Treat him/her in this occasion to the nicest places that she/he deserve to be in.

>> Check out our list of the most scenic restaurants for this Valentine's Day here.

 

 


 

TOP 5 SCENIC RESTAURANTS IN MALAYSIA YOU MUST GO THIS VALENTINE’S DAY 2018

Dining is not only about the food itself but also about the experience you have. This Valentine's Day, we have chosen 5 most scenic restaurants in Malaysia that you must go one time in your life. It's time for you and your love to indulge yourselves in breath-taking views and savour the best delicacies. Your Valentine's dinner would be more complete and fulfilled with you both together enjoy these stunning views. You can also check out other restaurants with Valentine's Menu 2018 here.

1. Babe

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Perched atop the modern WORK@Clearwater, Babe will take you to a culinary adventure with an unparalleled view of Kuala Lumpur’s city skyline and world-famous Petronas Twin Towers in the horizon. Situated at the outskirt of KL City, Babe will be a perfect place for those who want to get away from the hustle and bustle KL city. This is where you will expect the unexpected to try Babe’s first-of-its-kind “fun-dining” dishes.

Babe is serving 2 Valentine’s menus of RM550++ per pax and RM750++ per pax which are filled with surprises. Each bite will leave you breathless as the taste will definitely linger on your taste buds. Let your special one overwhelmed with the restaurant’s unique menu with the Caramelized Ankimo, The “Duck & Coke”, the Abalone “Samgyetang” and a lot more.

Address: 11th Floor, Work @ Clearwater, Jalan Changkat Semantan, Damansara Heights, 50490 Kuala Lumpur.

Opening Hours: Tue – Sun: 6 PM – 11 PM; Closed on Mondays.

>> Check out Babe’s menu for Valentine and reserve a table here.

 

2. Atmosphere 360 Revolving Restaurant KL Tower

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Situated at the tallest tower in Southeast Asia – KL Tower, Atmosphere 360 Revolving Restaurant is a must-go place for locals and tourists. Its splendid atmosphere and impeccable service offer you one-of-a-kind luxurious fine dining experience that will be long-lasting.

This Valentine, Atmosphere 360 Revolving Restaurant KL Tower will serve a Valentine’s Day Special with the choice between White Rose Table and Red Rose Table. Starting from RM438 nett per pax, you and your beloved one will have a Semi Buffet Special with a fusion combination of main course. The restaurant will also surprise you and your beloved one with chocolate, roses and picture frame!

Address: TH02, KL Tower, No. 2, Jalan Puncak, off Jalan P. Ramlee, 50250 Kuala Lumpur

Opening hours: Lunch: 11:30 AM – 1 PM; 1:30 PM – 3 PM; Hi-Tea/Afternoon Tea: 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM; Dinner: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM; 9 PM – 11 PM

>> Click here to view their Valentine’s menu or book a table.

 

3. Signature at The Roof

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If you would love to surprise your beloved one with a plethora of Asian and international fusion cuisine, Signature will take you there! The contemporary dining room has a unique menu for patrons who love finer things in life. Don’t forget to try their award-winning signature cocktails.  

The restaurant will celebrate this romantic season with a special Valentine’s menu available on the 13th & 14th February, 2018 from 6 PM – 9 PM. For early birds that book table before 10 Feb, you will only have to pay RM299++ per couple to enjoy a buffet starter, a choice out of 4 main courses such as the Char Grilled Lamb Loin or the Soft Shell Prawns and a dessert of love with chocolate truffle, lavender cheese tart, lychee and rose cake.

>>View Signature's Valentine’s menu here.

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

Opening Hours: Daily: 5 PM – 1 AM

>> Click here to reserve a table

 

4. Pampas Sky Dining

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Dine all the way into your lover’s heart at Pampas Sky Dining with their special Valentine’s Day Menu which includes a 3-course meal with a choice of Txogitxu Spanish Beef Tenderloin or Duck Magret. End your meal with Chocolate Mousse infused with pistachio flavor served on vanilla tart and vanilla ice cream. A full prepayment of 215.71nett per person is required and the menu will only be available on 14th February 2018 with 3 sessions at 6 PM, 7:30 PM and 9 PM.  

Address: Tower 1, Level 41, Swiss Garden Residences, The Shore. 193, Pinggiran @ Sungai Melaka, Jalan Persiaran Bunga Raya, 75100 Melaka.

Opening Hours: Tue – Sun: 4  PM – 2 AM; Closed on Monday.

>> Click here to see the Valentine's menu of Pampas Sky Dining and reserve a table

 

5. TOP View Restaurant & Lounge

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Located inside the Komtar Tower, Penang, the restaurant will take you to a gastronomic experience with 360 degree view of the beautiful world heritage! Not only famous for their stunning view, TOP View Restaurant & Lounge is also well-known for their best-in-class International Buffet by award-winning chef. This Valentine, you can enjoy a hearty meal at this place with RM368 nett for 2 pax.

You may take time to look through their menu in advance here and choose your main course such as the Fillet of Barramundi with Citrus Salad or the Oven Roasted Herb Scented Spatchcock.  

Address: 59 Dining Room, Level 59, Komtar, Jalan Penang, 10000 George Town, Penang.

Opening Hours: 10 AM – 10 PM

>> Click here to view the full menu or reserve a table