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5 Mansions in Penang That Crazy Rich Asians Would Visit This Merdeka Month 2018

Whether you love to have a taste of what it’s like to be a “Crazy Rich Asian” or simply want to step back in time to admire the glorious past, set your foot into these mansions in Penang and you will have what you wish for!

1/ Indigo @ The Blue Mansion

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If you are a fan of the sensational movie “Crazy Rich Asians”, you would not resist a thought of visiting Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion (also known as The Blue Mansion) where some of the movie’s scenes were shot. Built in a traditional Teo Chew style, the UNESCO award-winning heritage mansion would capture your full attention with its indigo façade along with granite-paved courtyards, colorful textures of handcraft semi-opaque fabric lanterns and sprawling stairs. In honour of the film’s release, the mansion is offering to rent out the entire mansion at RM50,000 for 24 hours. If you are wondering whether to splurge such a fortune, remember that it’s always reasonable and value-for-money to spend a dinner at the mansion’s restaurant – Indigo @ The Blue Mansion. Go back in time and live an extravagant life of grandeur in the 19th century by savouring the exquisite cuisine carefully-curated by the head chef who is known for his skilful and meticulous preparation and cooking techniques.

>> Click here to book a table at Indigo @ The Blue Mansion

 

2/ Macalister Mansion

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If you wander around Macalister Road in the beautiful Georgetown, you would notice a colonial house that looks like a heritage museum. In fact, it is the most luxurious and sophisticated boutique hotel here – Macalister Mansion. Embellished with a simple and classic interior, the mansion will wow visitors with its 8 uniquely-designed rooms of special features and artworks. The renowned mansion is also known for its unique contemporary menu using local produces with European cooking techniques. Indulge yourself in the meticulously-curated courses by head chef Johnson and pair the food with a comprehensive selection of wines, you would have a great time dining like a true gourmand. Dining in Macalister Mansion is not about the food itself but about an experience that you would never forget.

>> Click here to reserve a table at Macalister Mansion – Dining Room

 

3/ Thirty Two at The Mansion

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If you are into a uniquely aesthetic experience dining by the sea, Thirty Two at The Mansion will definitely win your heart. The 98-year-old Italianate villa is one of the most beautiful and worth-visiting heritage buildings in town. Surrounded by carefully-trimmed greenery with elegant velvet curtains, the mansion has a lovely beach-side lounge where you can take a gulf of drink while enjoying the sea breeze. The interior design will drift you back to the Renaissance days as it reflects the love for Italian culture of the owner’s son – candle chandelier hanging aloft and gorgeous portraits on the walls. One would not miss a chance to dine at the pork-free restaurant here which offers a wide range of haute French cuisine, Western delights along with splashes of Asian flare and a collection of old wines. Treat yourself to a cosy and romantic meal here to enjoy the finest choices of ingredients as well as glorious creations.

>> Click here to make a table reservation at Thirty Two at The Mansion

 

4/ Farquhar Mansion

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If you love to walk down the memory lane to the earliest colonial days of Penang, there is no doubt Farquhar Mansion at Mission Place is one of your first destinations. The almost-200-year-old heritage building has exotically creative designs that are a far cry from conventional expectations. Its remarkable work of arts and well-thought-out furnitures with a classic touch would make you feel lost in time without further notice. Its posh and classy dining room has an intimate setting with dim lights and soothing jazz music that would be a perfect start for a gastronomic journey here. With an ever-growing menu that excites gourmets’ palate, the restaurant only curates high-quality ingredients for a palate-pleasing sensation in every dish. What would be better than a night affair of French haute cuisine, excellent wine, top-notch service in a luxurious and stylish restaurant?

>> Click here to book a table at Farquhar Mansion

 

5/ Suffolk House 

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Quietly tucked away right at the outskirt of George Town, Suffolk House is one of the few buildings that attract much attention as it is the first ‘Great House’ in Penang. The heritage building, built in the early 1800s, is a stunning epitome of a perfect amalgamation of Malaysia’s only surviving Georgian Mansion and Anglo-Indian garden house. Should you search for a unique dining experience surrounded by Georgian architectural design, look no further than Suffolk House Restaurant. The pork-free restaurant is set to entice your palate with a spread of delights like the classic char-grilled rack of lamb or the pan-fried cod fillet. Not only would the restaurant charm you with its fine-dining meals or the much-loved afternoon tea but it also wins the heart of diners for a menu free from addictive and freshly-prepared ingredients for the best taste of a life in the mansion.

>> Click here to reserve a table at Suffolk House Restaurant

 

 

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ELITE Review: The Best Free Steaks at Top Restaurants in Klang Valley

1. Grass-Fed Grilled Beef Rib Eye (250gm) at Pampas Reserve

One who comes to Pampas Reserve should not miss out the heavenly delicious Grass-Fed Grilled Beef Rib Eye here. The grass-fed beef not only has a unique melt-in-the-mouth goodness compared to grain-fed beef but also much lower “bad” fat (such as saturated fat) and a higher amount of Omega-3 fatty acids which are good for health. The beef rib eye is grilled to your liking and served with lightly sautéed spinach along with the restaurant’s homemade mushroom brown sauce which is the perfect combination for the steak. Don’t forget to give the roasted baby potatoes a bite as they will tempt your palate with their flavour. A luscious and healthy delight.

>> Click here to book a table at Pampas Reserve
>> Click here to redeem this dish for free (only for ELITE members)

 

2. Grilled Black Angus Ribeye at Bobo KL

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The Grilled Black Angus Ribeye will immediately catch your attention from the first glance. The ribeye is flecked with a generous amount of pepper on top and embellished with edible pansy, dauphinoise (classic layered potato), asparagus and roasted garlic. The aroma of the beef which mingles well with the perfectly-roasted garlic smell might trigger your salivation without any notice. Dip the steak in the Au jus sauce that comes along and its unique flavour will accentuate the beefiest taste of the meat while the beef itself is superb tender and juicy.

>> Click here to make a reservation at Bobo KL
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3. Goushuu No Wagyu Steak at Kimi-Ya

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If you are looking for a melt-in-the-mouth dish that can satiate your craving, don’t hesitate to try the Goushuu No Wagyu Steak at Kimi-Ya. The highest-graded A5 Wagyu steak is imported from Yamagata which is renowned for having the best Wagyu beef in Japan. Served sizzling hot, the steak would bring great excitement to diners for its mesmerizing marbling and mouth-watering pink flesh. The steak has a moderate amount of fatness and sweetness which will quickly dissolve in your mouth, exuding a rich beefy taste. A dish for those who seek decadence and over-the-top presentation!

>> Click here to reserve a table at Kimi-Ya
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4. CAAB Black Angus Sirloin at Pampas Steakhouse at Old Malaya

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If you are in love with a much leaner steak than rib eye, make sure to pay Pampas Steakhouse at Old Malaya a visit to try their lip-smacking CAAB Black Angus Sirloin! Being one of the best steakhouses in KL, the restaurant only hand-picks the best Certified Australian Angus Beef (CAAB) to serve its discerning customers. As the sirloin is low in fat, the chefs need to skilfully marinate it with fine seasons and grill it to perfection to keep the meat moisturized and tender. Served with grilled mushrooms and speciality chimichurri sauce, this dish is a treat to sirloin fanatics.

>> Click here to book a table at Pampas Steakhouse at Old Malaya
>> Click here to redeem this dish for free (only for ELITE members

 

5. French Rib Eye at Mezze Bar & Bistro

The signature dish French Rib Eye will tempt your palate with its gargantuan steak of gorgeous marbling and irresistible aroma. Using the special Charolais beef from France which is eminent for its extremely flavoursome meat, the well-cut rib eye of 250g and above is grilled to your preferred doneness before being served with shoestring fries and a side of salad. Not only rich in a characteristic flavour, the beef also has a tender-to-the-bite goodness that one could not resist.

>> Click here to make a reservation at Mezze Bar & Bistro
>> Click here to redeem this dish for free (only for ELITE members

 

6. Josper Charcoal Grilled Premium Grass Fed Rib Eye at The Steakhouse

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As one of the few restaurants in KL that import the notable Josper oven using charcoal heat to brings out the best of the meat, The Steakhouse has been reputable for its tasty steaks and earned a long line of loyal customers. Thanks to the extreme heat from the charcoal, the Josper Charcoal Grilled Premium Grass Fed Rib Eye 300gm has desirable char and crisp surface on the outside yet tender meat on the inside with elegant flavour. Served with 5 types of salt and 3 types of mustard along with perfectly-sautéed vegetables, the steak has a succulent taste that would make you crave for more.

>> Click here to reserve a table at The Steakhouse
>> Click here to redeem this dish for free (only for ELITE members

 

7. Chargrilled Pork Ribeye and Chermoula Spiced Pork Shoulder at ANTE

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The Chargrilled Pork Ribeye is one of the dishes that are in high demand at ANTE for the melt-in-the-mouth sensation that it gives patrons through every bite. Just a cut into the meat and it might be enough to whet your appetite! After being grilled to the perfect point, the steak is smothered in a good amount of truffle butter sauce which accents its flavour. Served along with roasted russet potatoes, frisee and oak leaf lettuce, the steak would keep you coming back just to indulge yourself in its divine taste. 

>> Click here to redeem this dish for free at ANTE Publika (only for ELITE members)
>> Click here to redeem this dish for free at ANTE One Utama (only for ELITE members)

 

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A visit to the restaurant would be more fulfilled if you can have a bite of the Chermoula Spiced Pork Shoulder. Weigh up to 450gm, the gigantic pork shoulder steak will capture your full attention once it is presented. Carefully hand-rubbed with a moderate amount of Morrocan and Turnisan spices, the steak has a unique aroma in a non-overpowering manner that is set to entice your taste buds. Pair the steak with the salsa verde on top and you might be in awe with the delectable taste of this amalgamation.

>> Click here to redeem this dish for free at ANTE Publika (only for ELITE members)
>> Click here to redeem this dish for free at ANTE One Utama (only for ELITE members)

>> Click here to book a table at ANTE

 

8. Grilled Pork Shoulder Steak at El Cerdo

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El Cerdo has long been frequented by pork lovers in KL and one who comes here should keep an eye on the Grilled Pork Shoulder Steak which is one of the signature dishes here. The pork shoulder is prepared by carefully marinated for 48 hours in fine ingredients including paprika, herbs, onions, and garlic. Not only filled with full of flavours, the pork has a melt-in-the-mouth texture that would tempt the palate of any diners. The Jalapeño and smoked paprika sauce served along is a sublime addition that helps to accentuate the pork flavour and brings out the best of its taste.

>> Click here to make a table reservation at El Cerdo
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#MerdekaDay: A (Makan) Journey To Iconic and Historical Places This Merdeka Day 2018

1/ Step back in time to admire the glory days in the past at Old Malaya

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Old Malaya

If you want to be drifted back to the colonial time while enjoying lip-smacking delights, you cannot simply ignore Old Malaya. Located at Jalan Raja Chulan, the 99-year-old colonial building has been transformed from a prominent residential area to a dilapidated sanctuary and finally the home of numerous heritage-modelled restaurants that are much loved by Malaysians and tourists. Amongst towers of offices and gigantic malls, this old landmark stands out as a unique, worth-visiting aesthetic legacy to step back in time and value our past. Come to Old Malaya if you love to appreciate the glory days of Kuala Lumpur in the past through the remaining ornate walls that harken back to the old days.

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The journey to Old Malaya wouldn’t be complete without sitting at a restaurant here to revel in the magnificent view of the iconic KL Tower or the serene ambiance of this culinary enclave. If you have a knack for steak, there is no reason why you should not opt for one of the best steakhouse in town – PAMPAS Steakhouse at Old Malaya. If you are into Malaysian-accented culinary with a modern twist, walk in Manja and it won’t let you down. Pier 12 Seafood Tavern will bring you to the sea with its freshest seafood while Luce Osteria Comtemporanea is where you can find yourself an authentic Italian wood-fired pizza and Junior Chellapa will gratify your Indian food craving by showering you with authentic Indian dishes.

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KL Tower

A few minutes further from Old Malaya and you will set your foot on the highest telecommunications tower in Southest Asia – KL Tower. As the highest and most spectacular tower of Kuala Lumpur currently, the gleaming KL Tower has a spindle-like apex that allows visitors to admire the city centre. Boasting a theatre, an amphitheatre and beautiful cascading pools, this tower is a definite must-see sightseeing attraction. A visit to KL Tower would not be fulfilled without treating yourself to modern authentic Malaysian and international cuisine while rejoicing in the most spectacular view of the city centre at Atmosphere 360 Revolving Restaurant KL Tower.

 

2/ Visit Historical Trio at Once – Kuala Lumpur Railway Station, Merdeka Square, National Museum of Malaysia

The more the better, you ask? Buckle up and visit these famous landmarks – Kuala Lumpur Railway Station, Merdeka Square and National Museum of Malaysia.

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Kuala Lumpur Railway Station

Designed by one of the most prolific British colonial architects – Arthur Benison Hubback, the old Kuala Lumpur Railway Station has marked its 118 years old this year and one who came here would not stop admiring the gorgeous facade of the gazetted heritage building, the dome-capped pavilions along the roof line and the Renaissance-like verandas with arched colonnade.

Merdeka Square

It would be a miss if you don’t visit Merdeka Square where the Malayan flag was raised for the very first time and take joy in the annual Merdeka Parade here. Keep in mind that when you are admiring the lofty flagpole that holds the flag of Malaysia, you are actually seeing one of the top highest flagpoles in the world! Merdeka Square is not only a historical place itself but is also ringed by the majestic charm of heritage buildings such as the prominent Sultan Abdul Samad Building and St. Mary’s Anglican Cathedral. Take a few steps further and you can pay the renowned Chinatown a visit.

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National Museum of Malaysia

Finally, don’t forget to spend your time in the National Museum (Muzium Negara) which is the most principal museum of Malaysia. Set up in 1963, the museum is a repository of Malaysia’s rich cultural heritage. With its magnificent exhibitions and galleries, the museum imparts knowledge through the country’s historical past. Remember to admire the 3 note-worthy galleries here which are the History Gallery that traces back to the original days, the Cultural Gallery with a collection of various aspects of Malaysian culture and the Metalwork and Musical Instruments Gallery that showcases ceremonial ornaments and instruments.

Feeling peckish after wandering for so long? Don’t worry as there are a plethora of delectable food around for you to pamper yourself.

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Just take a few steps away from the National Museum of Malaysia and you will reach Hilton Kuala Lumpur which is well-known for its notable restaurants. Rest at the newly refurbished The Lounge to adore the picturesque scenery or find yourself a comfortable seat at the polished marble counter at Oro Cafe with a freshly baked croissant.  Yearn for a big meal? Walk in the all-day-dining Vasco’s for an impressive buffet of Asian and international favourites or savour classic dishes at the authentic modern European restaurant – Graze. You can also delight your taste buds with Japanese dishes at Iketeru or dwell in prime aged meat cuts or robatayaki-style skewers at Chambers Grill. Don’t hesitate to go for Chynna where the marinated-to-perfection Peking Duck will satiate your taste buds.

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A few minutes further to Bangsar area and you are in the heaven of food! Head to La Bodega BSC if you are searching for Spanish food or Madam Kwan’s BSC if you love Malaysian-accented dishes. Visit Vineria.IT for authentic Italian delights or dance your way to Dancing Fish for lip-smacking Malay and Indonesian flavors. You can also opt for a Western meal at Ben’s Bangsar Shopping Centre or The Daily Grind Bangsar.
If you are tired of the hustle and bustle, Jalan Bangkung is a great choice where a long line of eminent restaurants are set to whet your appetite. Savour Italian dishes at Opus Bistro or Leonardo ‘s Dining Room & Wine Loft, indulge yourself in Western food at Bobo KL, Lucky Bo or relish Spanish delights at Cava.

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Truffle Roast Duck at Way Modern Chinois

Still want more choices? We have got your back! Take a short drive to Damansara Heights to treat yourself to Japanese Tapas (aka Japas) at Babe which is conceptualized by Michelin-starred chef Jeff Ramsey or relish Asian fusion dishes at PLOY. If you love contemporary Chinese cuisine, walk in Way Modern Chinois and try their iconic truffle roast duck or go to The Point or Mezze Bar & Bistro in case you are craving for Western-fusion delights.

 

 

 

ELITE Review: Free Signature Dishes at Top Japanese Restaurants in Klang Valley (P3)


1/ Sushi Azabu

Well-known for its Michelin-starred establishment in New York which is much frequented by Japanese food lovers and Hollywood celebrities, Sushi Azabu heads its way to Malaysia and sets its journey at the Japanese food heaven – ISETAN The Japan Store. Sushi Azabu houses fresh-from-Japan seafood which are then carefully crafted into delectable delights by skilful chefs.

This premium Rice Bowl of Luxurious Gift from Sea will entice your palate right from the first glance. Resting on a bed of warm rice are melt-in-the-mouth sea urchins, high-quality tuna and refreshing salmon roe served with freshly-grated wasabi. The bowl is a well-thought-out combination of the best of the sea which would charm any diners’ hearts with its umami taste and smooth texture.

The 3 Kinds of Tuna echoes the serenity of the surroundings with its unpretentious yet attractive presentation. Using bluefin tuna air-flown from the famous Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo, the dish boasts 3 different types of hard-to-resist tuna nigiri sushi, namely Akami, Chutoro and Otoro. Take a bite and you will feel rejuvenated by the fresh taste of the high-quality tuna blending well with the freshly-grated wasabi and the perfectly-cooked sushi rice.

Only the freshest sea urchins of the season are hand-picked to be crafted into this 3 Kinds of Sea Urchin. The air-flown sea urchins are presented in a simple yet elegant look that is tempting enough to secretly trigger your salivation. Extraordinary creamy and rich in umami flavor, this worth-dreaming-for miniature of the sea’s gift will drift you to the sea with its lip-smacking taste.

TABLEAPP ELITE Members can redeem these 3 signature dishes for free.

Opening Hours: Tue – Sun: 12:00pm – 3:00pm, 6:00pm – 11:00pm.
Location: ISETAN The Japan Store, LOT 10, No. 50, Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250 Kuala Lumpur.

>> Click here to book a table at Sushi Azabu

 

2/ Torii Yakitori & Whiskey Bar

Looking for divine whisky to pair with sumptuous grilled skewers? The Japanese-accented gastro-bar Torii Yakitori & Whiskey Bar will gratify your craving! Located in a friendly neighborhood, this sanctuary is where you can indulge yourself in a wide range of Japanese-inspired delights while relishing the finest single-malt spirits.

The Signature Delicacies Set is a must-order dish including one Bonded Unagi & Foie Gras and one Wagyu Sliders. The Bonded Unagi & Foie Gras is a sublime combination of the grilled-to-perfection river eel (unagi), the foie gras which is pan-seared skilfully to maintain its moisture and the omelette to balance its rich flavor. The wondrous home-made Wagyu Sliders is lip-smacking with melt-in-the-mouth Wagyu patty with spinach, caramelised onions and scones. A true indulgence!

This bowl of Beef Donburi would be everything you could ask for! Lying on a bed of rice is a concoction of delights with different nuances, namely foie gras, beef, caviar, truffle and onsen tamago. The delectable foie gras mingles perfectly with the slices of beef, resulting in an unforgettable satisfaction. If you are a fervent caviar lover, there is no reason why you should not opt for extra foie gras which is always available with additional charge.

Here comes something that can pair perfectly with your single-malt whisky – the Signature Skewers Set. The dish includes 4 piping hot bite-sized skewers – Beef Enoki, Sirloin, Wings and Smoked Duck, which can immediately whet your appetite with their aroma. The Beef Enoki and the Sirloin skewers are tender to the bite while the Wings have delectable crispy airy skin. The Smoked Duck is well-marinated with sea salt and welsh onion which give it a flavorful and succulent taste. A wonderful treat!

TABLEAPP ELITE Members can redeem these 3 signature dishes for free.

Opening Hours: Mon – Fri: 11:30am – 2:30pm, 5:00pm till late; Sat & Sun: 5:00pm till late.
Location: Lot 8-6, Jalan Batai, Damansara Heights, 50490 Kuala Lumpur.

>> Click here to make a table reservation at Torii Yakitori and Whiskey Bar

 

3/ Toriden

Originated from Fukuoka prefecture which is famous for its fresh produce, Toriden opens its door at the 4th floor of ISETAN The Japan Store which features only authentic Japanese cuisine. With a traditional menu of farm-fresh items and unique cooking technique that can only be found on the Kyushu Island, the restaurant is where Japanese connoisseurs often pay their visit.   

The Mizutaki TAKE Course is a perfect combination of Goma sashi-sashimi, assorted chicken parts, vegetables, chicken tempura, porridge or noodles and dessert of the day. To enjoy this mizutaki, one should firstly take a sip of the luscious chicken broth soup which is cooked from fresh whole chicken daily and boiled for more than 6 hours. Indulge yourself in other delights like juicy chicken meat balls with free flow of tofu, noodles and vegetables, crunchy chicken tempura and don’t forget to pair the assorted boiled chicken parts with the tangy citrus Ponzu sauce.

The 3 Kinds of Sashimi will delight your palate with its fresh goodness. The sashimi are air-flown from Tsukiji Fish Market in Japan and only the freshest seafood are hand-picked to make chef’s special sashimi of the day. The melt-in-the-mouth sashimi has a delectable creamy taste which is then accentuated by a touch of the freshly-grated wasabi.

If you are searching for some bite-sized morsels to savor at the restaurant, don’t forget to opt for the Chicken Tempura which is absolutely luscious. The chicken is slightly seasoned before being fried until it has a light and crispy texture. Squeeze a bit of lemon juice on top, dip the tempura in the mustard that comes along and the combination would make you rave with love!

TABLEAPP ELITE Members can redeem these 3 signature dishes for free.

Opening Hours: Daily: 11:00am – 3:00pm, 6:00pm – 11:00pm.
Location: ISETAN The Japan Store, LOT 10, No. 50, Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250 Kuala Lumpur.

>> Click here to reserve a table at Toriden

 

4/ HANARE

Catering authentic Japanese cuisine with an emphasis on fresh and high-quality seafood air-flown directly from Japan, HANARE has long been a decent restaurant where Japanese food devotees and discerning critics often come to savour season’s specialty offering like the Hon Maguro (Fresh Blue Fin Tuna) or the rare cut of Tai (Fresh Red Snapper). The restaurant vows to bring a unique experience with authentic Japanese cuisine for its diners.

A visit to HANARE wouldn’t be complete without the all-time favorite A5 Premium Wagyu Sushi. The slice of gorgeous marbled A5 Wagyu beef is ingeniously crafted with a dab of fresh wasabi under the beef. Using the highest-graded Wagyu beef, the sushi has a unique melt-in-the-mouth texture and rich flavor that you would not want to end!

This Grilled Fish Head has a humble look to let its flavor do all the talking! The fresh fish head is grilled to perfection which gives it an irresistible aroma and distinct smoky smell. Its light crackling charred skin is a joy in the mouth while the flesh has a tender goodness. Did you know the salmon head is high in Omega-3 fatness, vitamin A, zinc and iron? A scrumptious and healthy delight!

The Maguro Yukke or Tuna Tartare is a true show-stopper for a delightful gastronomic journey at Hanare. The fresh and high-quality tuna are hand-picked and skilfully cut into small cubes then placed together with assorted vegetables, egg yolk and dressing. The melt-in-the-mouth tuna has a characteristic umami flavor which is then accentuated by the smooth egg yolk and fresh vegetables. A simple yet luscious dish. 

TABLEAPP ELITE Members can redeem these 3 signature dishes for free.

Opening Hours: 12:00pm – 2:30pm; 6:00pm – 10:30pm.
Location: The Intermark Mall, Ground Floor, 348, Jalan Tun Razak,50400 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

>> Click here to book a table at Hanare

 

ELITE Review: Free Signature Dishes at Top Spanish Restaurants in Klang Valley

 

1/ Cava

Scouting for authentic Spanish and Mediterranean cuisine around Bangsar? One should not miss out Cava! Located on the peaceful Jalan Bangkung, the restaurant is where Spanish and Mediterranean food lovers come by to unwind and savour exotic delights including tapas, paella and steaks.

The Baked Sucking Lamb is a signature dish that lamb aficionados simply cannot ignore. The enormous and mouth-watering piece of suckling lamb, served along with mashed potato and fresh vegetables, will immediately satiate your craving. The lamb has a satisfying airy light crackling skin outside and juicy, flavoursome meat inside. An irresistible delight!

The Cava’s Specialty Arroz Negro Paella is an eye-catching signature dish served in a big portion to be shared by 2 – 3 pax. A fair amount of squid ink is used to make the outstanding black color for the paella while the prawns give it a mild briny kick in flavor. Dip the fresh prawns in the mayonnaise or a bit of spicy chili sauce that comes along and their refreshing taste will enliven your dining experience.

The Spaghetti Aglio Olio Pulpo a la Gallega, in a not-so-fancy yet elegant presentation, will entice your taste buds with its piquant flavor. A good dose of paprika is used to sprinkle on the aglio olio which results in a true burst in the mouth. The fresh Spanish octopus tentacles have a crunchy and juicy texture that goes well with the spaghetti. A soul-satisfying dish!

TABLEAPP ELITE Members can redeem these 3 signature dishes for free.

Opening Hours: Mon – Sat: 12:00pm – 3:00pm, 6:00pm – 12:00am; Sun & Public Holidays: 6:00pm – 12:00am.
Location: 71, Jalan Bangkung, Bukit Bandaraya, 59100 Kuala Lumpur.

>> Click here to book a table at Cava

 

2/ Sentidos Gastrobar – The Latin Grill

Located at the well-known Starhill Gallery, Sentidos Gastrobar – The Latin Grill is a perfect dining spot for those who seek authentic Latin flavours with an exceptional Sentidos twist. Owning a long bar with a plethora of drinks and a comfortable dining room with classic specialties, the restaurant will give diners a unique and dynamic culinary experience with its vibrant cuisine.

If you have a knack for paella, this classic Mariscos Paella might be one of the top of your list. The dish is served generously in a pan with a variety of fresh seafood including prawns, clams, mussels and squid with a touch of chili. The delectable paella is perfectly cooked until it’s “al dante” (firm to the bite) and the Spanish rice soaks up a moderate sweet taste from the saffron and roasted garlic, making it a satisfying indulgence.

The next dish, Sautéed Garlic Tiger Prawns is a palate-teasing delight of which the flavors do all the talking. Three mouth-watering pieces of juicy tiger prawns, smothered in a mix of chili, garlic and olive oil, are set to entice the palate with their burst of flavors – a perfect start before the main course. A piece of garlic bread would be a perfect combination for the dish.

This Churros Mexicanos is a splendid dessert to end your meal. Coated with a moderate amount of sugar, the crowd-pleasing churros has a delicate sweetness that mixes well with the dark chocolate fudge dipping sauce which goes along. A crispy and luscious dessert to enjoy after a wonderful culinary journey.

TABLEAPP ELITE Members can redeem these 3 signature dishes for free.

Opening Hours: Sun – Fri: 12:00pm – 3:00pm, 5:00pm – 11:00pm; Sat: 12:00pm – 12:00am.
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/ La Bodega

If you are looking for amazing Spanish breakfast spreads, a wide array of hot and cold Spanish tapas and classic delights, come to La Bodega! Being the first authentic Spanish Tapas and Wine Bar in Malaysia since its opening in 1999, the éclat restaurant is not only iconic for its mouth-watering food but also for its exlusive wines that are hand-picked from Spain and Chile.

The Paella Valenciana Mixta is a perfect epitome of the union between the Romans and the Arab. The Spanish rice is perfectly seasoned with saffron for a mild sweet taste and skilfully cooked with a variety of ingredients, including prawns, chicken, clams, squid, mussels and peas. Embellished with a distinct combination of meats and vegetables, this fascinating paella will gratify diners “to the moon and back”.

If you are a true fan of prawns, here comes a dish you should keep an eye on. The Gambas al Ajillo is a sumptuous delight that is in high demand at La Bodega. Perfectly sauteéd with gloves of fine garlic, chili and olive oil, the tiger prawns are not only filled with flavor but also have a firm and fresh-to-the-bite texture that would make you crave forever more.

It would be ideal if your taste buds are delighted with something sweet at the end of the meal and the Duo de Cremas Catalanas is the perfect dessert for a fulfilled dining experience at La Bodega. The Cremas Catalanas, also known as the Spanish version of crème brûlée, are prepared in classic and coffee flavors with the sugar atop perfectly camarelized. This melt-in-the-mouth dessert is all you could ask for.

TABLEAPP ELITE Members can redeem these 3 signature dishes for free.

>> Click here to check out all La Bodega outlets and reserve a table

 

4/ El Cerdo 

Stand out as the most porky-licious restaurant on the crowded Changkat Bukit Bintang street, El Cerdo is truly a home for pork flavours around the world, especially Europe, Carribean and Mexico. If you consider yourself a true pork enthusiast, pay the restaurant a visit for a superb lip-smacking porky ride.

The Spanish Ribs Platter has everything you could ask for. Three different types of ribs, namely Spicy Baby Back Ribs, Green Salsa Ribs and the highly sought-after Ibérico Ribs, are placed together on a sharing plate to satisfy even the most discerning diners. Each type of ribs is uniquely marinated with well-matched fine condiments and sauces. A dream come true!

The Crispy Pork Knuckle is a must-order signature dish when you come to the restaurant. The New Zealand Cured Ham Knuckle is marinated simply with black pepper and salt before being roasted to perfection to bring out the best of its taste. Take a bite into its crispy skin yet tender meat and you would not want the feeling to end. Potato dumplings, sauerkraut, apple mousse and mustard beer sauce are served along to well-balance the pork knuckle’s rich nature.

If you wonder why the Grilled Pork Shoulder Steak is so flavorful, here comes the answer you might be looking for. The steak is marinated for 48 hours to absorb the piquant flavour from paprika and the aroma from fine herbs before being grilled to “à point” (the perfect degree of doneness). Sink your teeth into the steak and you might be awestruck with the tasty juice oozing from the tender pork meat. Served with jalapeno and smoked paprika sauce, this Grilled Pork Shoulder Steak is a sumptuous treat.

TABLEAPP ELITE Members can redeem these 3 signature dishes for free.

Opening Hours: Tue – Sun: 6:00pm – 10:30pm; Closed on Mondays in August 2018.
Location: 43 & 45, Changkat Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur.

>> Click here to make a table reservation at El Cerdo

 

 

ELITE Review: Free Signature Dishes at Top Italian Restaurants in Klang Valley

 

1/ Luce Osteria Contemporanea

Located in Old Malaya – the renowned century-old building in the heart of KL, Luce Osteria Contemporanea is full of reminiscences of a true Italian spirit with warm lights and imported Pizza wood-fire oven from Italy. The restaurant offers a collection of 55 home-made authentic Italian pizzas along with a plethora of rustic Italian dishes in a cozy and intimate dining room. A perfect location to sit back and chill in the most Italian way.

The Il Gran Tagliere is well-presented to tempt your palate with a rendition of mouth-watering cold cuts of cheese, sun dried tomatoes, artichokes and caper berries nicely interspersed. Curated for at least 6 to 18 months in Italy, the cold cuts of different flavours and textures – including Mortadella, Coppa, Salame Napoli, Smoke Speck, Italian Honey Ham and Parma Ham, are air-flown to the restaurant and carefully hand-picked to match with the 12-month-old cheese that comes along. Take a bite and mingle it with the traditional fried focaccia and you are all set! 

The Sole Pizza (also known as Sun-Shaped Pizza) is a delight that would capture your attention within a few seconds with its eye-catching and unique presentation. Using Burrata Pugliese cheese and fresh dough with flour imported from Italy, the pizza has a crispy skin outside yet uniquely soft texture inside that can easily entice your taste buds. The pizza is infused with a distinct smoky flavor thanks to the wood-fired oven which makes it a comfort specialty. 

The La Porchetta at the restaurant is a triumph in flavor which can silently trigger your salivation. The skilfully de-boned suckling pork is stuffed with high-quality pork sausage, Mortadella, capsicum, artichokes and Mozzarella cheese. Savour the porchetta with the beef stew cooked with Parma Ham that served along for an experience of pristine tastefulness.

TABLEAPP ELITE Members can redeem these 3 signature dishes for free.

Opening Hours: Tue – Sun: 12:00pm – 1:15am, Mon: 4:00pm – 1:15am.
Location: No.10, Old Malaya, Lorong Raja Chulan 50250, Kuala Lumpur.

>> Click here to book a table at Luce Osteria Contemporanea

 

2/ Neroteca

Being the first non-halal Italian restaurant and deli in Malaysia, Neroteca is much frequented by foodies who love authentic Italian dishes with pork. Bright lights, wall-to-wall wine, hanging salami and ham, the restaurant hosts a unique friendly ambience with a quaint atmosphere. 

The Homemade Tortellini Pasticciati has an unpretentious look yet its taste is a stark contrast. The tortellini has mouth-watering fillings of many-month-old grounded salami, prosciutto, pepperoni, grated parmesan, grated nutmeg and egg which will entice your taste buds with full of flavors. The beef ragu sauce, with a milder taste, is a well-thought-out addition that balances the strong flavour of the tortellini. A simple yet flavorful indulgence!

The Classic Tiramisu is a sumptuous dessert made of Italian Savoiardi biscuits and nicely presented in a glass of jar, topped with fresh strawberry, lingonberry and a slice of dried orange. The melt-in-the-mouth tiramisu is a heavenly amalgamation of moderate sweetness and bitterness. The toppings are not only splendid but also refreshing. An ideal way to end your meal!

Neroteca’s La Porchetta is a signature dish that Italian food lovers simply cannot ignore. Plated on a wooden board, the mesmerizing slices of porchetta are drizzled with rich demi-glacé sauce and served with perfectly sautéed baby potatoes and aromatic house-made Roman Focaccia. The La Porchetta is a sublime indulgence with its fascinating crispy skin, well-moisturized meat as well as irresistible flavours. Savour the fork-tender La Porchetta with the made-fresh-daily bread and you will crave for more.

TABLEAPP ELITE Members can redeem these 3 signature dishes for free.

Opening Hours: Daily: 11:00am – 3:00pm, 6:00pm – 11:00pm
Location: Unit G-1, Seri Bukit Ceylon. No. 8, Lorong Ceylon, 50250 Kuala Lumpur.

>> Click here to reserve a table at Neroteca

 

3/ Opus Bistro

Tucked away in the quieter side of Jalan Bangkung in Bangsar, Opus Bistro sits amongst a row of well-known establishments. Scrumptious classic Italian delights and amiable service, the restaurant has earned a number of loyal customers who are true Italian food enthusiasts.


The Grilled New Zealand Rack of Lamb is a succulent dish which is so charming that one just cannot wait to devour. The three beautiful cutlets of New Zealand lambs are seared perfectly on the outside with spectacular striated texture and impeccable char. Cut into the lamb and you might have an eye-opening experience as the pinkish and tender flesh exudes a tempting juice. A value-for-money dish. 

 

The Spaghetti ala Opus is a note-worthy signature dish that will win your heart with its mild piquant flavor. The fresh seafood are cooked on point to preserve its sweetness and juiciness while the spaghetti absorbs all the flavors and satiates the taste buds with its buttery taste. A true delight for seafood lovers. 

The Roasted Cod offers a generous piece of fresh cod emanating a tantalising aroma with an eye-catching presentation. Topped with sweet cherry tomatoes, black olives and sprinkled with a good dose of fresh dills, the cod is a soft-to-the-bite morsel of lip-smacking taste.  Don’t forget to give the potatoes and carrots a try as their freshness won’t let you down at any bite.

TABLEAPP ELITE Members can redeem these 3 signature dishes for free.

Opening Hours: Mon – Sat: 12:00pm – 3:00pm, 6:00pm – 12:00am, Sun: 6:00pm – 12:00am
Location: 67, Jalan Bangkung, Bukit Bandaraya, Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur.

>> Click here to make a table reservation at Opus Bistro

 

4/ Leonardo’s Dining Room & Wine Loft

Leonardo’s Dining Room & Wine Loft is a quaint restaurant that might drift you back to the Renaissance the first second you step inside it. Taking its name after Leonardo Da Vinci, the restaurant is inspired to deliver not only good food but also a culture of thought and reason which reflects the modern world that we live in. 

The Grilled New Zealand Rack of Lamb, with its mesmerizing pinkish flesh, is a dish that you should keep an eye on. The lamb is skilfully made using blackened marinade technique which gives it a nice crust outside yet tender meat inside. Lying under the charming pieces of lamb is a bed of smooth and creamy sweet potato mash that well-balances the rich lamb racks. The fresh mint-chili sauce that comes along is also a sublime addition to the meat thanks to its aromatic flavor and fresh taste. 

The Leo’s Famous Pork Knuckle Platter might make you gasp in awe. A sight of the big portion of the pork knuckle with golden brown pork skin lying atop is enough to whet your palate. The pork skin is puffed up into startling little bits of crisp which results in a crunchy texture that pairs perfectly with the flavorful pork knuckle. Served along with 4 types of tangy sauce – apple cinnamon, mustard, au jus and red plum sauce, the meal is just simply impressive.  

The Leo’s Famous Spanish Iberico Pork Tenderloin is a must-try specialty for any pork aficionados. The well-cut pork tenderloin lies seductively on a bed of mashed potato and all-natural garden vegetable. Dip the pork into the mixture of Hollandaise and Chimichurri sauce and you might close your eyes in satisfaction as the creamy rich taste of the Hollandaise sauce and the fresh taste of Chimichurri totally enhance the juicy and flavorful pork tenderloin and play off the heavy nature of the food itself.

TABLEAPP ELITE Members can redeem these 3 signature dishes for free.

Opening Hours: Daily: 5:00pm – 12:00am.
Location: 61-1 & 61-2, Jalan Bankung, Bukit Bandaraya, Bangsar, 59100Kuala Lumpur.

>> Click here to reserve a table at Leonardo’s Dining Room & Wine Loft

 

5/ Sapore

Sapore – the Italian, Spanish-Mediterranean restaurant, is a hidden gem in Ampang that has long been a favorite destination of those who love Italian and Spanish-Mediterranean dishes with a modern twist. Sapore means “flavours” in Italian, hence the restaurant focuses on highlighting the authentic taste of Italian and Spanish food like Jamon Iberico, tapas and a number of dishes that pair perfectly with the restaurant’s carefully curated wine.

The 350g Roasted Octopus, Potato, Arugula Modena Balsamic will tantalise patrons’ taste buds with its irresistible flavor. Only high-quality Mediterranean octopus is used to cook for 3 – 4 hours with a variety of fresh herbs to bring out the best of its taste. The octopus is then marinated nicely with garlic black pepper, thyme and Spanish paprika. The use of smoky roasted potato and tangy balsamic dressing is brilliant as it balances the flavorful octopus.

The Hot Tapas – Iberico Pork Ribs with Barbecue Sauce is a worth-trying dish when you come to Sapore. The deep and complex flavour of the Iberico Pork Ribs is enhanced by a beautiful glaze of mouth-watering barbecue sauce smoldered outside. Take a bite and the nutty, tender texture of this succulent dish will make you yearn forever more.

The Spaghetti Carbonara with Egg Yolk, Guaniale Ham & Pecorino is a luscious signature dish for savory lovers. Using a good dose of Guaniale ham & Pecorino cheese and natural salt made from sheep’s milk, the spaghetti has a unique buttery taste filled with a right amount of flavor. The adequate fatness and non-powering flavor of the dish is set to entice diners’ palate. A mere satisfaction that you might never want to end.  

TABLEAPP ELITE Members can redeem these 3 signature dishes for free.

Opening Hours: Mon – Fri: 11:30am – 3:00pm, 6:00pm – 11:30pm; Sat, Sun & PH: 11:00am – 11:30pm.
Location: 18, Persiaran Ampang, Desa Pahlawan, Ampang, 55000 Kuala Lumpur.

>> Click here to book a table at Sapore

 

 

ELITE Review: Free Signature Dishes at Top Japanese Restaurants in Klang Valley (P2)

 

1. Kikubari

Kikubari, located on the third floor of DC Mall, is a contemporary Japanese restaurant with a progressive menu of the finest ingredients such as Amadai tile fish, Hokkaido A5 Wagyu and Bafun uni. As Kikubari means “caring” in Japanese, the team has brought out their best to live up to its name by creating a lively and fun journey for the palate and elevating diners’ experience.

The Prawn in Two Ways is a must-try delight that clearly showcases Kikubari‘s advocate of cooking from nose to tail. After being deep-fried, the prawn heads are placed nicely on a bed of whipped roe, trout roe, prawn-infused cream and beautifully garnished with edible flowers and seaweed strips. The prawn heads are incredibly crispy yet not even a dry texture is found as the cream does an excellent job in keeping them moisturized. The prawn body is turned into an addictive indulgence – lobster roe patty deep-fried in Katsu style and stuffed inside a home-baked sandwich with cabbage-slaw and wasabi mayo. An innovative and luscious dish.

Next comes a seductive dish that might make you gasp in awe – the Supreme Seafood Capellini. Fine strings of the heavenly delicious angel hair pasta is swirled skilfully, topped with uni, scallop, arenkha roe, hojiso and a trio of melt-in-the-mouth gifts of the sea – amaebi, botan ebi and moruno shrimp which exude sweetness into the pasta. On the side, the Tarabagni (king crab jelly) is a unique ingredient that jazzes up the dish and teases diners’ taste bud with its sublime flavor. The dish is drizzled with the house secret truffle-konbu sauce which gives the pasta a subtle aroma and makes it incredibly smooth.

This Pan Seared Seasonal Japanese Fish is something you should catch an eye on when you come to Kikubari. The fish is seared perfectly to “à point” which is being cooked to the exact point to still preserve its freshness and juiciness. Only the best-of-the-season fish are chosen and air-flown from Japan to be used for the dish. Crispy outside yet lusciously juicy inside, this extraordinary seared fish is a dish seafood lovers cannot ignore. 

TABLEAPP ELITE Members can redeem these 3 signature dishes for free.

Opening Hours: Mon – Sat: 6.30pm – 10.30pm. Closed on Sundays.
Location: L3-01A, DC Mall, Plaza DC, Damansara City, 6, Jalan Damanlela, 50490 Kuala Lumpur.

>> Click here to book a table at Kikubari

 

2. Kimi-Ya

Searching for a cozy Japanese restaurant which serves premium delights? Kimi-Ya is the place you should head to. Sumptuous yet affordable with fresh air-flown ingredients delivered directly from Hokkaido, all the dishes here are skilfully curated and presented with attention to detail. The restaurant is a must-visit place for those who love casual dining, amiable service and lavish authentic Japanese food. 

This Ume Sashimi Moriawase (7 types) is a pure indulgence for any sashimi aficionados. 7 types of freshest Japanese air-flown delights – including Bluefin tuna, kampachi, Otoro, octopus, amaebi (sweet prawns), scallop and salmon, lies opulantly on a bed of ice. The Bluefin tuna and Kampachi will tantalise diners’ palate with their sweetness and freshness. The Otoro cuts look tempting at the first glance and will satiate patrons’ taste buds with its satisfactory fatness. The octopus is crunchy and briny while the amaebi, scallop and salmon will capture your heart with their buttery and creamy texture. A dream come true.

Be prepared not to get hypnotized by the gorgeous marbling and aroma of this Goushuu No Wagyu Steak (120 gm). The highest-graded A5 Wagyu steak is served sizzling hot which might trigger your involuntary salivation within a few seconds. The palatable fatness and sweetness of the beef quickly dissolves in the mouth and its intense beefiness and richness are well-balanced by the vegetable that comes along. A real winner of taste and value-for-money department. 

Finally, whet your appetite with this Yaki Taraba Kani (300g). Succulent pieces of Alaskan King Crab Legs are placed neatly and garnished with nice petals. The high-quality legs are grilled to perfection to maintain its protein and juiciness. The scrumptious delight exudes an irresistible sweet and briny smell with a refreshing and succulent taste. A warm-hearting treat for diners!

TABLEAPP ELITE Members can redeem these 3 signature dishes for free.

Opening Hours: Mon – Thu: 12:00pm – 3:00pm, 6:00pm – 10:30pm; Fri – Sun: 11:30am – 3:00pm, 6:00pm – 11:00pm.
Location: G-2, Avantas Residences, 162, Jalan Klang Lama, 58000 Kuala Lumpur.

>> Click here to reserve a table at Kimi-Ya

 

3. Tonkatsu Anzu

Situated at the Japanese food heaven – ISETAN The Japan Store, Tonkatsu Anzu are among those eateries that are much frequented by foodies and food critics in town. The restaurant focuses on a menu of an artisanal approach to its flavours, using premium Kurobuta black pork to achieve “melt-on-your-tongue” homemade dishes.

The Rice with Green Tea with Pork Fillet Katsu is not only rich in taste but also in aroma. The pork fillet is covered by a light golden layer outside while the meat itself has a right amount of fat that keeps it well-moisturized inside. The green tea does a great job in infusing a distinct scent into the meat and balancing the greasiness from the pork fat. Apart from it, you can always indulge yourself in refillable fresh cabbage, soup and Japanese pickles that come with each Katsu set.

The Hot Pot Pork Loin Katsu Set is a heart-warming dish of succulent pork loin you should opt for in a rainy day. The high-quality Kurobuta black pork is deep fried skilfully before being smothered in the restaurant’s special sauce and fresh beaten egg. This hot pot pork loin has a juicy goodness that one could hardly resist and it is delicately soft. A soothing dish to warm your hungry stomach.

The Gin-jo Pork Fatty Loin Katsu Set is a classic pork loin dish that won’t let you down at any second. The pork is coated with batter before being fried to perfection. Under the beautiful golden brown and crispy batter, the slight fat oozing from the premium pork makes the meat soft and juicy. The homemade tonkatsu sauce and fresh refillable side dishes that come along are a heavenly combination for the dish.

TABLEAPP ELITE Members can redeem these 3 signature dishes for free.

Opening Hours: Daily: 11:00am – 3:00pm, 6:00pm – 11:00pm.
Location: ISETAN The Japan Store, LOT 10, No. 50, Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250 Kuala Lumpur.

>> Click here to make a table reservation at Tonkatsu Anzu

 

4. Touan

Touan is a notable Japanese restaurant serving a variety of authentic Japanese food, especially Yakitori and Robata-yaki, by skillful Japanese chefs. With a menu made of fresh ingredients mostly imported from Japan and a special homemade sauce which has been improved for 15 years, the restaurant is a must-go dining spot for any Japanese food enthusiasts.

Ever dreamt of dipping a slice of the gorgeous Wagyu beef into a pot of boiling hot Sukiyaki soup? This flavorful Sukiyaki with Special Wagyu will make your dream come true. The sublime delight would whet the palate of any Sukiyaki lovers as the Wagyu beef, with its melt-in-the-mouth goodness, will tantalise the taste buds and might even make your eyes close in admiration. Dip the beef and assorted vegetable into the smooth egg yolk and voilà, you are in for a gastronomic treat.

If you are a big admirer of deep fried chicken, you would definitely fall in love with this Fried Chicken Thigh “Karaage”. The dish has a deceptively simple look to let its taste be the star. The chicken is well-marinated in a mix of soy sauce, 2-flour batter and cooked inside the boiling oil until it’s fried on point. The chef succeeds in keeping the karaage a light and crispy layer outside while its succulent meat is totally not dry at any bite.

As Touan is famous for Yakitori and Robata-yaki, there is no reason why you should not try the famous 5 Types of Assorted Yakitori. The charcoal-grilled skewers have a palatable smoky flavour and are drizzled with a mixture of sake and salt. Flawlessly crispy skin, juicy meat that makes you eat down to the bones and superb rich flavour that lingers on your tongue, the dish is simply a lip-smacking indulgence.

TABLEAPP ELITE Members can redeem these 3 signature dishes for free.

Opening Hours: Daily: 11:00am – 3:00pm, 5:00pm – 11:00pm.
Location: 4th Floor, ISETAN The Japan Store, LOT 10, No. 50, Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250 Kuala Lumpur.

>> Click here to book a table at Touan

 

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ELITE Review: Free Signature Dishes at Top Japanese Restaurants in Klang Valley

 

1/ Ishin Japanese Dining

Click here to view Sushi Deluxe at Ishin Japanese Dining

Should you want to experience what melt-in-the-mouth is like, don’t hesitate to head to Ishin Japanese Dining and get this mesmerizing Sushi Deluxe. 8 beautiful pieces of seasonal sushi – namely kikin, tuna, butterfish, salmon roe, sea urchin, prawns, salmon belly and egg sushi, are skilfully curated to tantalise the taste buds. Garnished on top of the sushi are fine condiments such as kinome leaf, black roe, yuzu skin which are hand-picked to pair perfectly with each sushi and to enhance its flavours. A ravishing dish for sushi lovers!

If you are scampering for sashimi, prepare to whet your appetite with this Chef Special Sashimi which includes 7 kinds of freshest and finest air-flown seasonal sashimi from Japan’s famous Tsukiji market. Be overwhelmed with skilfully and meticulously cuts of gorgeous pieces of sashimi – including Kampachi, shimaaji, scallop, amaebi, salmon belly and chu-toro, which recline seductively on a bowl of ice. Find yourself kissing the sea with each piece of sashimi and satiate your taste buds with its natural sweetness, freshness, and creaminess. Splendid!

Click here to view Wagyu Stone Grill

Warm up your palate with the Wagyu Stone Grill and you will crave forever more. 100gm of A5 Wagyu beef – the highest grade of the delectable Wagyu beef, is cooked in front of diners to entice all the senses. One who tried the dish would not forget its heavenly delicious taste as well as the juiciness and smoothness of the meat which might make you feel flabbergasted. Rich, fat-friendly and melt-in-the-mouth, the premium quality beef has everything you could ask for.

TABLEAPP ELITE Members can redeem these 3 signature dishes for free.

Opening Hours: Daily: 12pm – 3pm, 6pm – 11pm.
Location: No. 202, Persiaran Klang, Batu 3 3/4, Off Jalan Klang Lama, 58000 Kuala Lumpur.

>> Click here to book a table at Ishin Japanese Dining

 

2/ Hana Dining + Sake Bar

Click here to view Hamaguri Aglio Olio with Grilled Salmon

The Hamaguri Aglio Olio with Grilled Salmon is a quintessential pasta dish packed with flavour without being overpowering. Slightly seasoned, the pasta will make you in awe with its smooth texture and its bit of garlicky flavor is a match for the sweet and briny taste of the clam. The grilled salmon, with no doubt, is a perfect addition which compliments the pasta with its subtle and refreshing taste. 

Click here to view Kaisen Aburi Salad

The Kaisen Aburi Salad is a dish of unpretentious look yet bursting flavor. The salmon aburi has a melt-in-your-mouth goodness and exudes a slight sweet taste which is simply divine. The prawn aburi will tempt your appetite with its aroma and the vegetable is a great companion which balances the taste of the aburi with its fresh and crunchy texture. An extraordinary way to pamper your taste buds. 

Click here to view Hana Premium Sashimi 6 Kinds

Finally, don’t miss out Hana Premium Sashimi 6 Kinds – an angelic beauty and sublime indulgence. Specially curated with pieces of the freshest melt-in-the-mouth sashimi, the dish is hard to resist. 6 kinds of fresh roe and subtle cuts – including salmon, maguro (tuna), toro (tuna belly), amaebi (sweet prawns), kanpachi (amberjack) and salmon roe, are plated uncomplicatedly yet sophisticatedly to honor the simplicity of Japanese cuisine. A luscious delight!  

TABLEAPP ELITE Members can redeem these 3 signature dishes for free.

Opening Hours: Sun – Thu: 11am – 11pm, Fri – Sat: 11am – 1am.
Location: OB2.G.U1, Oasis Boulevard, Ground Floor, Sunway Pyramid, No. 3, Jalan PJS 11/15, Bandar Sunway, 46150 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

>> Click here to book a table at Hana Dining + Sake Bar

 

3/ Babe

Click here to view Charcoal Grilled Alaskan King Crab

Alaskan King Crab has always been an all-time favorite of any seafood lovers and if you are someone who are into this highly sought-after crustacean, you would totally fall in love with the Charcoal Grilled Alaskan King Crab at Babe. Served on a charcoal stone box, the King Crab absorbs a unique smoky aroma which helps enhance its umami flavour. The natural sweetness, juiciness and health benefits from the Alaskan air-flown crab make it an irresistible delight that you should not miss out when you come to the restaurant.

Click here to view Babe's Ootoro Spring Roll

If you have a penchant for something that is not complicated, the Ootoro Spring Roll is exactly what you need! The dish – including two pieces of eye-pleasing Ootoro spring rolls lying on top of bamboo twigs, is an epitome of what finest simplicity should be. Take a bite and you will be stunned by the satisfying crunch of the shells, following by a superb fresh and soft texture from the beautifully chopped fatty Ootoro, a hint of spiciness from the wasabi, the tangy flavour from Myouga and a savoury taste from the soy sauce gelée. This simple dish is a perfect combination of flavours and a dream come true!

Click here to view Truffle A4 Wagyu Sukiyaki

The Truffle A4 Wagyu Sukiyaki might make you pause for a moment to admire the gorgeously marbled strips of the A4 Wagyu beef. Served hot on a wooden chafing box warmer, the dish truly honors Babe‘s concept of using fresh produce and seasonal discoveries. The high-quality beef blends well in the sukiyaki sauce and its healthy fatness mingles nicely with the fresh Japanese vegetables – which are grown on the chef’s rooftop garden. Dip the Wagyu beef into the truffle-infused egg yolk and you are in for a lip-smackingly gastronomic treat!

TABLEAPP ELITE Members can redeem these 3 signature dishes for free.

Opening Hours: Tue – Sun: 6pm – 11pm. Closed on Mondays.
Location: 11th Floor, Work @ Clearwater, Jalan Changkat Semantan, Damansara Heights, 50490 Kuala Lumpur.

>> Click here to book a table at Babe

 

4/ Kouzu

Click here to view Kouzu's Signature Yakiniku Set

Longing for succulent yakitori to pair with a bottle of sake? The Signature Yakitori Set at Kouzu will satisfy you with skewers of mouth-watering charcoal-grilled New Zealand Rack of Lamb, Rock Lobster, and Chicken Wings. The skewers will make you in awe with its crusty skin outside yet totally juicy inside – the New Zealand rack of lamb is a tender delight which is grilled to perfection, the rock lobster immerses in a mix of fine condiments which make it a flavourful indulgence while the chicken wings are luscious down to the bones.

Click here to view Kouzu's Japanese Escargot Pizza

If you are quite an adventurous person, this unusual pizza is something you should not miss out. The 4-inch Japanese Escargot Pizza is a crunchy delicacy made from sushi rice instead of dough! This unique creation is topped with crunchy escargot smothered in sweet teriyaki sauce – an exciting dish and of course, a sweet treat, for anyone who are willing to go for something new!

This Signature Japas Set is everything you could ask for! The Pan Seared Tuna & Foie Gras is a scrumptious delight which is perfectly balanced in taste and the cinnamon apple compote that comes along will trigger your involuntary salivation. The Creamy Baked Oyster, served on a bed of salt crystals and grantinéed with cheese, wins the hearts of patrons for its creamy and velvety texture. Finally, the Stone Grilled Sirloin is a must-try signature japas for igniting all the senses – the mouth-watering smell of freshly charred beef, the sizzling sound of sirloin on the hot stone and the mysterious tin foil wrap, a pure pleasure!

TABLEAPP ELITE Members can redeem these 3 signature dishes for free.

Opening Hours: Daily: 4pm – 1am.
Location: 18, Lorong Datuk Sulaiman 1, Taman Tun Dr. Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur.

>> Click here to book a table at Kouzu

 

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ELITE Review: Free Signature Dishes at Top Chinese Restaurants in Klang Valley

 

1. Pak Loh Chiu Chow

Pak Loh Chiu Chow, located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, has never failed to impress diners with its authentic Teochew-style (Chiu Chow) Chinese cuisine. This is the place where you can find yourself immerse in a classical Chinese ambience amidst furnishings specially brought in from China. The restaurant is a unique dining spot to enjoy the only Slow-Braised Goose in town, or the only menu offering pork dishes in Feast Village, Starhill Gallery.

Click to view Braised Spring Chicken at Pak Loh Chiu Chow

Due to its meticulous preparation, The Braised Spring Chicken is a rare-to-find dish these days. Only a 21-day old 600g spring chicken is used for cooking. The hollowed-out chicken is stuffed to the brim with glutinous rice, Chinese ham, chicken feet and rare straw mushrooms before being braised for 2 hours. Delectable, rich in collagen, extraordinary soft; it is no wonder that the dish has won the hearts of many gourmets.

Click to view Braised Goose Fillets at Pak Loh Chiu Chow

Only the best bar-bar-headed geese air-flown from Hong Kong daily are used to make this gorgeous dish of Slow-Braised Goose Fillets. After a few hours of preparation, the goose meat soaks up all the well-balanced braising stock which has been heavily guarded by Pak Loh Chiu Chow since the last decade. Take a bite into this superb flavorful combination of goose fillets, pig’s ear, pig’s intestine, egg and bean curd and you will have a true heavenly indulgence!

Click here to view Baked Sweet and Sour Spare Rib at Pak Loh Chiu Chow

The Baked Sweet and Sour Spare Ribs features pork ribs with glorious layers of lean meat and fat. The ribs have a melt-in-the-mouth tenderness yet are not greasy thanks to its pleasant sweet and sour hint of the thick red sauce coated. This sumptuous sauce is naturally coloured using fermented red yeast rice which is commonly used in Chiu Chow cuisine. Pair this fork-tender and delectable meat with a bowl of steamed rice and you are all set!

TABLEAPP ELITE Members can redeem these 3 signature dishes for free.

Opening Hours: Daily: 10am – 10pm.
Location: Feast Village Starhill Gallery at JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur, 181, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur.

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2. Luk Yu Tea House

Step into Luk Yu Tea House and you will be welcomed by a warm ambience reminiscent of villages in ancient China that will transport diners back to the bygone era. The restaurant is a vintage place where you can indulge yourself in a scrumptious pork-free menu offering steaming fresh Hong Kong dim sum and a comprehensive range of Chinese delicacies and take a sip of fine teas from Taiwan and China.

Click here to view the Dim Sum Set at Luk Yu Tea House

The dim sum set is perfectly cooked to the diners’ satisfaction. The Steamed Chicken and Prawn Dumpling – also known as siu mai, is taken to another level as it is freshly packed with full of flavours unlike any others. Next comes the Steamed Shanghainese Chicken Dumpling “Xiao Long Bao” which will live up to your expectations! This tantalizing, dreamy dumpling has a perfectly chicken seasoned filling and rivers of hot, flavourful soup. The har kau is unique for its ‘skin’ which has the right amount of thickness for texture. This slightly thicker skin does not dampen the experience of biting into the succulent, fresh prawn fillings one bit.

Click here to see the Doubled Abalone Dumpling in Superior Soup at Luk Yu Tea House

The Doubled Boil Abalone Dumpling in Superior Soup is filled with aroma and flavors that could only emerge through long hours of double boiling. A bite into this delight can make your mind blow! The dumpling skin has the perfect texture to enhance the naturally buttery and briny taste of the abalone which is then complemented by the deliciously delicate soup. The sweet taste of the abalone will linger in your mouth and make you crave for more!

Click here to view Pan Fried Lamb Chop With Chef's Speciality Sauce

Crispy outside yet tender and juicy inside, this Pan-fried Lamb Chop with Chef’s Specialty Sauce is something lamb lovers should not miss. The Chef’s specialty sauce is blended well with the lamb which then enhances the lamb’s gamy and sweet taste. The best way to figure out the taste is of course, to go ahead and give it a try!

TABLEAPP ELITE Members can redeem these 3 signature dishes for free.

Opening Hours: Mon – Sat: 12pm – 10pm; Sun & PH: 10am – 11pm
Location: Feast Village Starhill Gallery at JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur, 181, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur.

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3. Way Modern Chinois

One who comes to Way Modern Chinois will be overwhelmed with the restaurant’s contemporary furnishings and its sophisticated and exquisite fine dining Chinese menu with a twist. If you are Chinese food enthusiasts and avid foodies, this is where you simply belong to! These following three signature dishes are a must when you visit the restaurant.

Click here to view Truffle Roast Duck at Way Modern Chinois

The Truffle Roast Duck is a perfect specialty for duck and truffle lovers! The duck is marinated with truffle sauce, double roasted with truffle oil and topped with truffle slices – a true dreaming dish and a pure indulgence for any gourmet hunters. Roasted to perfection, the duck has a crispy skin to die for and its thick truffle sauce will fill your palate with umami-goodness. Due to its demanding requirement, the dish needs to be pre-ordered 24 hours in advanced.

Click here to view the Trio Dim Sum Collection at Way Modern Chinois

Next comes Trio Dim Sum Collection which includes “Skinless” XLB 特色小笼包 (4pcs), Pac Man Dumplings 四川虾饺 (4pcs), and Golden Rose Wanton 玫瑰云吞 (5pcs). With its eye-pleasing presentation, the dim sum collection can capture any diners’ hearts! The “Skinless” XLB, wrapped in a transparent skin, will whet your appetite with its sumptuous broth and minced meat which is topped with tangy foamy ginger and vinegar dip. The Pac Man Dumplings will satiate your palate with fresh steamed prawns marinated in Szechuan spices and spicy ponzu. The Golden Rose Wanton is a stunning dish with crispy prawn dumplings and dashes of red sauce that makes the dumplings look like a real rose – good-looking and tasty.

Click here to view the Crispy Lion Fish at Way Modern Chinois

Finally, Crispy Lion Fish! Don’t worry, it’s not the endangered species we are talking about! The dish is indeed a deep-fried sea bass in disguise! The fillet is cut skilfully and deep fried until it opens up, nicely moist underneath the light brown crust. Dip the fish inside the sweet and sour sauce and your taste buds will be delighted with every piece. A hearty dish of the fresh-water fish!

TABLEAPP ELITE Members can redeem these 3 signature dishes for free.

Opening Hours: Mon – Fri: 12pm – 3pm, 6pm – 10:30pm; Sat – Sun: 10am – 3pm, 6pm – 11pm.
Location: G-1, Work@Clearwater, Changkat Semantan, Damansara Heights, 50490 Kuala Lumpur.

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4. Lai Ching Yuen @ Grand Millenium Kuala Lumpur

Lai Ching Yuen at Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur has always been a must-go place for Chinese cuisine lovers for their scrumptious extensive menu made with high quality ingredients and nostalgic dishes that depict ancient Shanghai. Remember to dive in their signature dishes including roast suckling pork, assorted meat, delicate dim sum, exotic live seafood, abalone and more. 

Click here to view Pekind Duck at Lai Ching Yuen

The signature Peking Duck is loved for its crispy skin that simply crackles on every bite! The duck’s flavours will burst in your mouth and make your eyes close in mere satisfaction as it is marinated for hours using traditional methods in homemade sauces and condiments. Despite its crispy skin, the meat is not dry a bit! Its moist and tender flesh will satisfy even the most discerning diners. This signature dish is best to serve for 6 – 10 persons.

Click to view Crispy Fine Egg Noodles with Fresh Water Prawn

The Crispy Fine Egg Noodles with Fresh Water Prawn will titillate your taste buds with its savoury broth which is enriched by fresh water prawns. The light sweetness and freshness from the prawns, on its own, are enough to allure diners. Being immersed in the broth packed with finest ingredients, the prawns are even hard to resist and pairs perfectly with the crispy fine egg noodles!

Click to view the Signature Chilled Durian Pancake at Lai Ching Yuen

This Signature Chilled Durian Pancake will gratify you with its creamy and velvety durian cream. Wrapped in a thin crepe, the durian pancake will give diners a forget-me-not experience as its strong yet pleasing taste will linger on your palate. Take a bite and its smooth filling will not let you down at any moment. This Signature Dish is best to serve for 1 person or 2 sharing.

TABLEAPP ELITE Members can redeem these 3 signature dishes for free.

Opening Hours: Mon – Fri: 12pm – 2:30pm, 6:30pm – 10:30pm; Sat – Sun: 11am – 2:30pm, 6:30pm – 10:30pm.
Location: Level 1, Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur, 160, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur.

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5. Royal Canton

Looking for authentic Hong Kong Dim Sum & Cantonese Cuisine? Royal Canton is the destination you should head to! Located at Damansara City Mall, the restaurant still receives rapt attention for their distinctive menus with delectable dishes depicting flair and finesse. 

Click here to view Whole 50 Head Dried Japanese Abalone Braised at Royal Canton

The Whole 50 Head Dried Japanese Yoshihama Abalone, Braised is made of dried premium abalone from Japan. The high-quality abalone is comparatively firmer with its distinct and appealing flavor compared to the regular abalone. Take a bite into the well-cooked abalone here and your taste buds will be filled with a briny, complex flavour evoking oceans and sea breezes unlike any others!

 

Click here to view Shark Fin In Clear Superior Soup at Royal Canton

A decent dish for any Hong Kong cuisine lovers – Shark Fin in Clear Superior Soup, Double Boiled! Known as a symbol of prosperity, shark’s fin is also a conferrer of health benefits. The premium shark’s fin is meticulously prepared before being doubled boil in the restaurant’s superior soup. The mild taste from the fin is well-enhanced by the palate-pleasing flavour of the clear soup, making it a delectable indulgence.

Click here to view the Peking Duck at Royal Canton

This Peking Duck is a dish worth longing for! Diners simply cannot take the eyes off the duck’s impeccable brown-coloured crispy skin. The meat is wrapped in delicate egg crepes with a smear of sweet hoisin sauce, scallion and cucumber to enhance its flavors and taste. Who could resist its juicy, moist and flavorful duck meat under a crispy thin skin? Patrons can then choose one of other serving methods for the rest of the duck meat. This dish needs to be pre-ordered 24 hours in advance, and is best for 4 – 6 persons.

TABLEAPP ELITE Members can redeem these 3 signature dishes for free.

Opening Hours: Mon – Fri: 11:30am – 3pm and 6pm – 10pm; Sat & Sun: 10:30am – 3pm and 6pm – 10pm.
Location: 2nd Floor, DC Mall, Plaza DC, Damansara City, 6, Jalan Damanlela, 50490 Kuala Lumpur.

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6. ONE Seafood Restaurant

Reasonable price and scrumptious dishes with a modern twist, ONE Seafood Restaurant has always been a frequent dining spot of seafood lovers. The restaurant’s menu is a rendition of many tasty choice offerings and palate-pleasing specialties using as much local produce as is available – a true heaven for foodies. Remember to try the restaurant’s 3 signature dishes when you pay it a visit.

Click here to view Braised Crab with Chili at One Seafood Restaurant

If you are in a mood for crab, you should definitely savour the Braised Crab with Chili here. The meaty and fresh crab is captured on spot and stir-fried with fine condiments before getting coated by a thick and savour gravy. The delight will entice your palate with its slight spiciness and sweetness.

Click to view Baked Lobster with Superior Stock at One Seafood Restaurant

The Baked Lobster with Superior Stock is another dish you simply cannot miss! The 500g Sabah lobster is captured fresh from the restaurant’s aquarium before being baked in a superior broth which is prepared 1 week in advance. As being caught fresh, the lobster exudes a natural sweetness that would definitely win diners’ hearts. The savoury thick broth enhances the lobster’s exquisite taste and succulent flesh.

The Royal Fried Rice – a deluxe version of fine rice, is loved for its scrumptious taste and aroma. Its toppings of delectable crab meat, sweet corn and other fine condiments are set to satiate your taste buds and melt your heart. The dish is served hotly with the restaurant’s chef cooking it right in front of your table!

TABLEAPP ELITE Members can redeem these 3 signature dishes for free.

Opening Hours: Daily from 11:30am – 3pm and 5:30pm – 11pm.
Location: Lot 510, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 52200 Kuala Lumpur.

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