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

 

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TOP 5 RESTAURANTS IN KUALA LUMPUR WITH 2018 VALENTINE’S MENU UNDER RM280 FOR COUPLES

Choosing a restaurant for your special Valentine's meal might be bewildering. In order to save your time and money, we have gone through a number of Valentine's menus of restaurants in Kuala Lumpur to select the ones which might be suitable for you. Check out our top 5 Valentine's Menus with price under RM280 for couples! You can also view all Valentine's Menus here.   

 

1/ Botanica + Co

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The restaurant is known for their daily fresh local produce and their special dining theme. You will have a unique experience dining outdoor with your beloved one amidst lush greenery or dine in-house with a greenhouse-themed interior. A place for you to wind down and share your special moment together. As a produce-driven restaurant, only the best quality ingredients will be imported.

Celebrate the season of love at Botanica + Co with Chef’s curated set menu. The restaurant is serving 3-course menu exclusively for this Valentine from 10th – 14th February. With RM125 per pax, the couple will be able to choose 3 among 5 dishes for their unforgettable dinner. Their special Chicken Consommé which is foie gras-infused dumpling or tantalizing Seared Red Mullet might be something you should notice!  

Address: G5 Podium, The Vertical, Bangsar South City, No. 8, Jalan Kerinchi, 59200 Kuala Lumpur.

Opening hours: Mon – Thu: 11:30 AM – 10 PM; Fri & Eve of PH: 11:30 AM – 12 AM; Sat: 9:30 AM – 12 AM; Sun & PH: 9:30 AM – 10 PM.

>> Click here to see the full menu “It’s Love at First Bite” and reserve a table.

 

2/ PLOY

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With RM228++ for 2 pax, you can have a ploy-ful 4-course meal at PLOY with a choice of 2 Free Glasses of House Wine! The menu will only available on 13th and 14th this February. PLOY is a great dining spot if you love to try a modern Asian cuisine in not-so-Asian dishes. Beside their lip-smacking and joyful fusion cuisine, the restaurant also brings a fuss-free approach to their patrons with their contemporary setting and cozy ambiance. Impress your special one with something extraordinary like the Pan Fried Atlantic Salmon with Green Curry Sauce in their made-with-love menu.  

Address: PLOY Publika: Lot 28 – 29, Level G3, Block C4, Publika Shopping Gallery, No. 1, Jalan Dutamas 1, 50480 Kuala Lumpur. Opening Hours: Mon – Fri: 12 PM – 12 AM; Sat & Sun: 10 AM – 12 AM.

PLOY Damansara: G-02, Ground Floor, Work@Clearwater, Changkat Semantan, Off Jalan Semantan, Damansara Heights, 50490 Kuala Lumpur. Opening Hours: Mon – Fri: 12 PM – 3 PM; 6 PM – 12 AM. Sat: 6 PM – 12 AM

>> Check out the Valentine’s Menu and reserve a table at PLOY Damansara Heights and PLOY Publika.

 

3/ Sentidos Gastrobar – The Latin Grill

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When it comes to romance, you should not miss a Latin restaurant. Sentidos Gastrobar takes inspiration from the Latin styles and flavours and amalgamate them into a unique culinary experience. The restaurant owns a comfortable dining room with vibrant décor and this makes the perfect setting for patrons to savour their classical favorites.

Sentidos Gastrobar is serving a Valentine Menu only on the 14th of February! With RM260 nett per couple and you are in for a love feast of Sentidos twist! Treat yourselves to hearty food like Smoked Salmon Carpaccio Salad, Seafood Fettucine or try the Latin Symphony which includes cheesecake, raspberry, biscotti & other sweet madness. With each couple’s set, you will get a glass of Sangria Rose as well.  

We also bring a good news for TABLEAPP Users: with booking via TABLEAPP for this Valentine, you will get 25% off at only RM 195 Nett.

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

Opening Hours:    Sun – Fri: 12 PM – 3 PM, 5 PM – 11 PM; Sat: 12 PM – 12 AM

>> View their Valentine’s menu and reserve a table here.

 

4/ ROOST

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If you want to find a rustic place which is uncomplicated yet romantic, ROOST is worth-considering! Driven by love, passion and affection, the restaurant will melt your heart with their succulent modern European dishes which are made from local ingredients sourced directly from the farms.  

For an amount of RM128++ per pax, the patrons will savour special “Farm to Fork” dishes including snapper, scallops and duck breast. Nothing is comparable to chocolate when it comes to a hearty Valentine and you will end your meal with the restaurant’s Chocolate Fondant as its sweet taste will lift you and your love up the air!

Address: No. 69-1, Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur

Opening hours: Tue – Sun: 11:30 AM – 11:30 PM

>> Click here to see the full menu and reserve a table at ROOST.

 

5/ Chequers

With RM 80++ and you are in for the sweetest treat ever at Chequers. The restaurant is famous for their light and crispy golden handmade waffles using premium local and seasonal ingredients. Chequers also wins the love of loyal customers for their warm and friendly service. For this special love occasion, palate-pleasing dishes are ready to wow you and your lover such as the mouth-watering Vongole and of course the special Destructed Tiramisu. A delightful Valentine dinner is awaiting you ahead!

Address:  Chequers TTDI: No. 153, Jalan Aminuddin Baki, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur.      

Chequers Solaris: No 3A, Ground Floor, Block H, Jalan Solaris 5, Solaris Mont Kiara, 50480 Kuala Lumpur.  

Opening Hours: Thurs – Tues: 8 AM – 11 PM. Closed on Wednesdays.

>> Check out Valentine's Menu and reserve a table at Chequers TTDI! 

>> Check out Valentine's menu and reserve a table at Chequers Solaris!   

 

 

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ELITE Review: Cava, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

What’s it like to taste the signature dishes of Cava along Jalan Bangkung, Bangsar? We were recommended to try out Cava and as a result, we came with expectation to try their well-known authentic Spanish and Mediterranean cuisine. How did it turn out? We had more surprises than what we expected!

Located along Jalan Bangkung which is well-known for its lines of notable restaurants, Cava’s exterior setting of stone walls and barrels had immediately drifted us to a cozy Spanish ambiance. The restaurant has a lush interior – candlelit chandeliers illuminating dim yellow light which matches well with the navy-blue glasses and red curtains.  

1. Specialty Arroz Negro Paella    (RM54++)   

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Prawns lined in a circle with their tails centralized towards a good dose of mayonnaise at the center.

The first and also the most eye-catching signature dish for us was the “Specialty Arroz Negro Paella” (my heart actually danced for a second when the dish was brought out). We were all allured by its decoration – on top of the paella, prawns lined in a circle with their tails centralized towards a good dose of mayonnaise at the center – amazing! Not sure if we were too imaginative but it looked like a blossom (a rose, maybe?). A fair amount of squid ink was used to make the black paella which made a huge contrast with theprawns. The Spanish rice soaked up an oceanic flavor from the prawns. No one would want to miss the mild briny flavor of the sea which came from the fresh squid and prawns combined together in one dish. The paella is also made with garlic aioli which helps getting rid of the fishy flavor the dish might have.

The prawns are fresh-catch as your palate will instantly get a feeling of how tender and juicy it is right at the first bite. Give it a try by dipping the prawns into the spicy hot sauce that comes along. To be fair, it might be a bit too spicy but we really love its unique flavor and the heat that heightened our appetite.

2. Spaghetti Aglio Olio Pulpo a la Gallega    (RM38++)

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The tangy yet juicy Spanish octopus tentacles went extremely well with the springy and smooth spaghetti was really soul-satisfying.

Voila! This simple dish quickly became my favorite with merely one bit. The spaghetti appeared as elegant as you can find in many dishes here. To be honest, we did not have high expectation towards it at first due to its not-so-fancy-looking but we were so wrong. Why so? The tangy yet juicy Spanish octopus tentacles went extremely well with the springy and smooth spaghetti was really soul-satisfying. The aglio olio was sprinkled with paprika which gave a lingering mild spicy flavor. It would be a loss if the paprika was not presented. Imagine you are having a bit of spice mixing with the gummy and stretchy texture of the tentacles in the mouth. Hmm…  

Spaghetti Aglio Olio Pulpo a la Gallega is a true burst! I would not add any additional flavor to the dish as it is already extraordinary and unforgettable. The spaghetti went crazily fast into our mouths and not a speck of things left behind.

3. Baked Suckling Lamb   (RM168++)

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The lamb had a satisfying airy light crisp skin.

And finally, all lamb appreciators should keep yourselves calm as here comes the suckling lamb. Presented simply, the dish amazed us (we all wowed) as it was so enormous and it came along with such mouth-watering scent. What a sumptuous feast! The first cut into the lamb was delightful as we all agreed the lamb had a satisfying airy light crisp skin. A tip for anyone who wants to have an enjoyable first cut: start from the edges first as it would come with more meat! About the meat itself? I personally would love it more if the meat was a bit tenderer. Still, the lamb’s juiciness and richness made it scrumptious and irresistible!

What I would love more is a bit of bursting flavor, which would make it even more outstanding. We cannot but notice some creamy mashed potato that radiating an enchanting aroma. We believed the potato was coupled with the flavorful gravy from the lamb juice which made it more flavorsome. The sides did not let us down either. Overall, the dish itself could do all the talking! 

If you love to pay Cava a visit and try these significant dishes, please notice that you can always save your time waiting by make a reservation here.

And good news for all food lovers out here, all of the signature dishes listed above are now available to be redeemed on TABLEAPP ELITE. (and yay, who would not love free food?).

Cava

71 Jalan Bangkung,
Taman Bandaraya,
Kuala Lumpur.

Monday – Saturday: Noon: 12 pm – 3 pm, 6 pm – 12 am
Sunday: 6 pm – 12 am

 

 

 

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ELITE Review: Babe, Damansara Heights, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

It had been a while since we hadn’t indulged ourselves in a fine dining. As a result, my friends and I treated ourselves to a touch of delicacies last week. We had learned that Babe had recently replaced its ELITE signature sets with new dishes, so we decided to give the new dishes a try.

Situated on the 11th floor of Work@Cleanwater, Damansara Heights, Babe combines a gastronomic ‘fun-dining’ experience with one of the best views in the city. We were all in awe with the charming view from the restaurant and were lucky enough to have a table which overlooks KL’s skyline and world-famous Petronas Twin Towers. We were all ready to expect the unexpected from the signature dishes created by Michelin-starred chef Jeff Ramsey who is famous for his refined repertoire in modern Japanese cuisine.

1. Ootoro Spring Roll (RM120)

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Two perfect-looking spring rolls were carefully placed on top of a layer of beautiful bamboo twigs.

Well, we all have heard a lot about “Tokyo”, “Kyoto” and a number of interesting Japanese words, haven’t we? So, what is Ootoro? Is it a city? To help you get out of any confusion it may cause, I shall first start with explaining about the name! Ootoro or otoro is actually considered one of the most worth-eating parts when it comes to tuna. Why is it so? Because it is the fattiest cut of a tuna’s underbelly! The gourmet food has made it way to become one of the top luxurious and must-try dishes in the world. Ootoro quickly becomes the favorite of many famous chefs around the world, and Chef Jeff at Babe also fell into its love bait.

The Ootoro Spring Roll is a symbol of finest simplicity. The dish impressed us with two pieces of perfect-looking spring rolls carefully placed on top of a layer of beautiful bamboo twigs (they are real and gorgeous!). This decoration quickly brought us back to the nature for a minute, picturing ourselves in a Japanese garden full of bamboos and blossoms. The chef had disclosed an interesting fact – he hand-picked the bamboo twigs from the building the restaurant located at! Personally, I love this idea as it shows how creative and detailed the chef is! Inside the crispy spring rolls were little cubes of fatty ootoro, fresh wasabi, soy sauce gelée and Myouga, a type of Japanese ginger.

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Inside the crispy spring rolls were cubes of fatty ootoro.

I was so thrilled and curious to have my first bite of the crispy spring roll shells filled with chopped fatty tuna sashimi. It was a pleasant surprise! It was satisfyingly crunchy at first; however, my attention was quickly shifted towards the fatty otoro. The premium tuna melted on my tongue and for a split second, I felt so heavenly. I immediately understood why it was considered the dream of gourmet gastronomes! If you have always thought that raw tuna is bland and boring, you might want to think twice. Fresh and fatty, it dissolved completely while filing the mouth with a perfect combination of flavors and great satisfaction. A true epitome of luxury for fine-dining (and of course, fun-dining) connoisseurs!

2. Charcoal Grilled Alaskan King Crab (RM180)

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The Alaskan king crab was stunning and irressitible.

The chef had done an incredible job in transforming the pristine seafood imported from Alaska into such a delectable dish – gigantic legs of Alaskan King Crabs were cooked on a hot stone with charcoal; setting aside were halves of juicy calamansi. Staffs will help the diners to grill the crabs so don’t worry if you don’t know how. We squeezed some calamansi over the king crab to elevate the flavours of the dish and all of us couldn’t help to get excited seeing the dish became smoky.

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A close-up shot of the charcoal.

As disclosed by the chef, there was an ingredient used to made the crab meat tastier – the Kombu umami butter! Kombu, which is the king of seaweed, is an edible kelp used as a versatile ingredient and provides dishes with umami flavour, nutrients and minerals. The word “umami” itself is also an interesting word. Umami is an unique category of taste in food besides sweet, sour, salt and bitter. It did an awesome job in bringing amazing flavour to the crab meat.

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Not only does the Charcoal Grilled Alaskan King Crab taste great, it also provides one-of-a-kind health benefits as it is rich in high-quality protein.

We quickly dived into our share of crab. Unlike other crabs’ meat, the texture of Alaskan king crab was so delicate that each bite is irresistible with the natural sweetness of the crab meat. I was not surprised when I was informed that Alaskan King Crab is the most sought-after crab species in the world. Not only does it taste great, it also provides one-of-a-kind health benefits as it is rich in high-quality protein.

This dish is voted as the favourite dish among the three new ELITE dishes among the few of us. Overall, the dish was sophisticated and immeasurably enjoyable. Oishi!

3. Truffle A4 Wagyu Sukiyaki (RM180)

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Beautifully marbled strips of A4 Wagyu were presented nicely along with Japanese vegetables and truffled egg.

The Sukiyaki dish honours Babe’s concept of using fresh produce and seasonal discoveries. Beautifully marbled strips of A4 Wagyu beef were presented neatly with Japanese vegetables and mushrooms. This sukiyaki also comes with a perfect truffle egg yolk. The Japanese vegetables were grown from the chef’s rooftop garden so it’s absolutely fresh.

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Dip the cooked Wagyu beef into the truffled egg to have the best dining experience of this dish.

I wondered for a moment: what made Wagyu beef one of the most expensive beefs in the world? Visually, the beef possessed a soulful goddess look – beautiful pink with gorgeous marbling. The beef also stands out from the rest for its health benefits. Pure Wagyu contains mostly monounsaturated fatty acid rich in Omega-3s. To have the best dining experience of this dish, first, pour a bit of sukiyaki sauce over the beef and vegetables before dipping the cooked meat and vegetables into the egg. It was lip-smacking! The wagyu beef which cooked to our preferred doneness, soaked up the sukiyaki sauce and the truffle flavour infused in the egg yolk. Simple perfection!

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

You will also get all of these signature dishes for free using TABLEAPP ELITE Membership! Sign up here.

Babe,

11th Floor, Work@Cleanwater,
Jalan Changkat Semantan,
Damansara Heights,
Kuala Lumpur.

Tuesday – Sunday: 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm,
Closed on Mondays.