[Jul 15 – 21] What’s New This Week

JUL. 15 – 21, 2019

What’s New This Week

New dining spots and exciting dining news are here to perk you up!
Get gratified with a number of dining promotions and exciting events in town!

New on TABLEAPP

SPG by Bijan
Bukit Ceylon

As a spin-off of the much-lauded Bijan Bar & Restaurant, SPG by Bijan not only offers all-time favorites but also has an innovative take on Malaysian tapas and grill. With a modern chic and intimate interior, the restaurant is the ideal destination for great food and a fun night of drinking. 

Float
The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa

If you love to be caressed by the gentle breeze of the sea while indulging in exclusive menus of Western delights, Float @ The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa is definitely your place to be! Surrounded by the Andaman Sea with menus specially choreographed by talented chefs, the restaurant is a special dining venue for those who seek romantic dinners. 

Dining News and Promotions

Tamarind Restaurants Week
Tamarind Restaurants

Embark on a first-of-its-kind event offering the finest of Indochinese cuisine and cultures at Tamarind Hill Kuala Lumpur, Tamarind Springs and FOOK. Feast with your loved ones and share the joyful moments by titillating your taste buds with exquisite set menus carefully curated from as low as RM58++. Only available until 21st July 2019! 

TABLEAPP Exclusive Promo – 25% Off Dinner Buffet
Makan Kitchen, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Great news for all foodies who love to indulge yourself in an authentic Malaysian dining experience with live interactive show kitchens showcasing the enormous diversity of Malaysian cuisine! Get 25% off for all reservations via TABLEAPP for Dinner Buffet at Makan Kitchen @ DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Kuala Lumpur. Only in July! 

Ladies Night
El Ibérico, Pavilion

Ladies, if you love to excite your palate with the wonderful nutty flavors of the much-loved Ibérico pork, look no further than an exquisite indulgence at El Ibérico Pavilion! Head to the restaurant every Wednesday to Buy 1 Free 1 Gin and Tonic cocktail! Only from RM28++ onwards from 6:00pm – 10:00pm. 

New Menu
Tangerine, THE FACE Suites

Come to Tangerine to relish the quintessential rooftop dining experience with a scenic view of the city and contemporary Western delights featuring the finest ingredients. Don’t forget to tempt your taste buds with the new luscious dishes at the restaurant. 

Events

[Jul 23] Marqués de Cáceres Winemaker’s Dinner
Saint Pierre Kuala Lumpur, W Kuala Lumpur

Pairing Old World Spanish wine with innovative French fare may sound like the automotive equivalent of racing a classic convertible from the 1960s against an ultra-modern supercar. However, each has its own inherent ability to complement the other with its own lavish charms. This harmony will be illustrated by pairing Saint Pierre Kuala Lumpur’s creative cuisine with the lush wines of Marqués de Cáceres, a venerable Spanish winery with vineyards in Rioja and Rueda. Priced at RM448++ per person.

[July 19] Sake Pairing Dinner
CREAM by ChinChin, George Town

Treat yourself to a unique sake pairing dinner with irresistible dishes featuring simple yet high-quality ingredients. Delve into delights such as Grilled Blue Fin Tuna, Hokkaido Scallop, Sea Urchin, Textures of Matcha and more at RM350 nett per person! 

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Savor 3 Exotic Delights at FOOK @ Jalan Sultan Ismail!

Set amidst lush green foliage right in the hustle and bustle of the city center, FOOK is the perfect dining haven for those who seek a short escapade.  

As one of the latest restaurants to join the expanding Modern Asian Dining scene in Kuala Lumpur, FOOK takes inspiration from East Asian culture and boasts an amalgamation of modernity and traditions in its interiors as well as foods and drinks. 

Click here to view FOOK environmentA stunning mural in the dining room.

The restaurant welcomed us with a staircase lightened up by classic Chinese lanterns. Once we stepped inside, the Oriental decorations in the dining room made us gobsmacked and I was absolutely obsessed with the beautiful murals on the wall. 

Click here to view FOOK's environmentDon’t forget to chill with a drink at the restaurant’s bar as well.

Click here to view FOOK's environmentClassic and cozy table setting.

The restaurant’s contemporary chic look promised a meal of various flavors with a twist. As usual, I took this opportunity to reveal the top 3 dishes that are loved by the diners here! Don’t forget to read until the end as exciting news are awaiting you there!

 

1/ Salmon Tartar With Quail Eggs and Caviar

Click here to view Salmon Tartar with Quail Eggs and Caviar

We decided to embark on our indulgence by treating the palate to something refreshing. And this signature Salmon Tartar with Quail Eggs and Caviar quickly enticed us just by its appearance alone! As suggested by its name, the dish features quail eggs and salmon tartar using high-quality salmon mixed with finely chopped cucumber and shallot before being topped with a generous amount of imported Norwegian caviar. I took a spoonful of the tartar, mingled with the house-made Thai chili sauce, sweet basil and this exciting combination was rejuvenating enough to excite my taste buds. 

>> Click here to view Salmon Tartar With Quail Eggs and Caviar

 

2/ Wagyu Pho with Buckwheat Noodles

Click here to view Wagyu Pho with Buckwheat Noodles at FOOK!

Here comes an interesting take on the classic Vietnamese Pho together with Japanese Soba – Wagyu Pho with Buckwheat Noodles. This signature dish is a ravishing reinterpretation of 2 cultures in one bowl. My eyes quickly fixed on the slices of high marbling Wagyu beef aesthetically put atop the buckwheat noodles. Pour the piping hot beef broth into the bowl and you can relish this magnificent combination. The melt-in-the-mouth Wagyu did not let me down at all while the buckwheat noodles surprisingly blended nicely with the broth. My small tip – quickly enjoy the bowl while it is hot to avoid the noodles being flaky! 
 
 
 

3/ Smoked Beef Brisket in Charcoal Bun

Click here to view Smoked Beef Brisket In Charcoal Bun at FOOK!

Finally, we ended our meal with the signature Smoked Beef Brisket in Charcoal Bun. I was amazed to know that it took 2 whole days to prepare this signature dish – the beef was marinated 1 day before being slow-smoked for another day! The beef was no doubt tender-to-the-bite as you can easily feel every strip of it. Its strong smoke-infused taste was then balanced by the sweet corn, parsley and house-made charcoal bun. A dish for those who love teasing the taste buds with intense flavors.

>> Click here to view this Smoked Beef Brisket in Charcoal Bun


TABLEAPP ELITE Members can redeem these 3 dishes for free. Find out more about TABLEAPP ELITE
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FOOK
Location: 19, Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250 Kuala Lumpur.
>> Click here to book a table at FOOK

 

 

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Celebrate Margarita Day with 5 Fascinating Facts About Margarita!

Have you heard of Margarita Day? Well, there is and it falls on February 22nd! Of course, this is a great excuse for you to revel in this much-loved cocktail. Grab your chair, chill with a glass of Margarita and check out 5 fascinating facts about Margarita! 

Wondering about a place to indulge in this popular delight in Klang Valley? We save the best for the last so keep on reading and awards are waiting for you ahead! 

 

Fun Fact #1: Nobody Is Sure About Its Origin

Click here to view Margarita at Nobu Kuala LumpurImage Cre: Nobu Kuala Lumpur

Theories are varied about how Margaritas were first originated. Some say that the first Margarita was mixed in Juárez, Chihuahua by Francisco “Pancho” Morales in 1942. Others believe the real inventor of this impeccable drink is Margarita Sames as she concocted this for her guests in her vacation home in 1948. Another common story is the cocktail was actually invented by head bartender Santos Cruz for his favorite singer Peggy (Margaret) Lee and named the drink after her Spanish version of name – Margarita.   

Fun Fact #2: Margarita Actually Means “Daisy” In Spanish! 

Click here to view DaisyImage Cre: unsplash

Margarita is named after this beautiful flower? It might surprise you but it’s actually not! “Daisy” – a refreshingly tart cocktail with a slightly sweet undertone, is an old drink dated back to mid-1800s. This cocktail includes a spirit as a base, sugar with some citrus for a bit of sour taste. Many believe that Margaritas are inspired by this special cocktail as it is basically a tequila Daisy.

 

Fun Fact #3: What Is That Salted Rim Used For? 

Click here to view Margarita at Chambers BarImage Cre: Chambers Bar, Hilton Kuala Lumpur

No matter how many variations there are, you probably hardly see a Margarita without its salted rim. The salt actually plays an important role to enhance the whole experience of this much-loved cocktail as it brings out the sweet and sour flavors and reduce the bitterness of the tequila. Furthermore, salt can intensify the aroma of Margarita, making it a more flavorful treat. 

 

Fun Fact #4: The Most Expensive Margarita In The World? 

Click here to view The Most Expensive MargaritaImage Cre: standard.co.uk

Would you be willing to pay $1200 for a glass of Margarita? It was in 2013 when the most expensive Margarita in the world was concocted at 230 FIFTH Rooftop Bar & Penhouse Lounge in Manhattan. This frozen delicacy was made using the most high-end ingredients with the tequila alone costs up to $1800 per bottle while its ice was made from a $450 bottle of Lois Roederer Cristal Champagne. Finally, the drink was poured into Ralph Lauren hand-blown Hungarian crystal glass! Half the money of this was donated to a charity afterwards. 

 

Fun Fact #5: The World First Frozen Margaritas Were Only Invented Around 50 Years Back!

Click here to view Margarita Image Cre: liquor.com

A world without frozen Margaritas? Yes, it was what happened before 1971! The first frozen Margarita machine was invented in Texas by a school dropout named Mariano Martinez. The 26-year-old restaurateur had an immense trouble creating the frozen drinks for customers at that time. The cocktails were time-consuming and easily melted! Inspired by the soft-serve ice cream machine, Mariano came across the idea to make a customized one for Margaritas and this machine can now be found all over the world! 

 

If you love to unwind with this incredible cocktail, here is a quick guide on where to find it in Klang Valley!
Want to celebrate Margarita week? Head to Chambers Bar at Hilton Kuala Lumpur for special Margarita event from 18th – 24th February to enjoy a variety of Margarita mixes or come to FOOK from 22nd February – 2nd March to relish special hand-crafted Margaritas from RM30! 

You can also pay a visit to BLVD House, Opium, Jing Ze, CÉ LA VI, SkyBar @ Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Nobu Kuala Lumpur, SaporeLa Bodega and Sentidos Gastrobar – The Latin Grill


Happy Margarita Day To All Cocktail Fans! 

 

 

Click here to see Unique Yee Sang at Top Restaurants for Chinese New Year 2019

Unique Yee Sang You Definitely Must Try This Chinese New Year 2019

Here comes the time of the year when we are all ready for a gathering or family reunion! Of course, it’s also time for a prosperity toss to good wealth and health! Searching for a unique Yee Sang to celebrate the Year of The Pig with a remarkable and unforgettable “Lo Hei” moment? We have got your back! Here are our hand-picked list of top one-of-a-kind Yee Sang that you would not want to forgo! 

 

1/ Special Jámon Ibérico at ANTE

Click here to view Yee Sang at ANTE

Well-known as one of the best premier pork steak restaurants in town, ANTE continues to wow diners with an exquisite Loh Sang made of the high-quality Spanish cured ham – Jamón Ibérico, for this lunar new year 2019. Fine ingredients are added to accentuate the Loh Sang such as Fried Fermented Tofu Crisp, Dried Lime Slice, Fresh Cut Fruits and more. Sumptuous and rich in flavors, this Loh Sang will promise a tasty and prosperous toss!

ANTE Publika 
Location: 2-G1-09, Publika, Solaris Dutamas, No.1, Jalan Dutamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur.
>> Click here to view ANTE Publika

ANTE 1 Utama
Location: Lot F346, First Floor, Rainforest, New Wing, One Utama Shopping centre. 1, Lebuh Bandar Utama, 47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
>> Click here to view ANTE 1 Utama

 

 

2/ Delectable Classic Yee Sang with a Fruity Twist at Chynna, Hilton Kuala Lumpur

Click here to view Yee Sang at Chynna, Hilton Kuala Lumpur

What’s better than celebrating Chinese New Year in an ancient regal Chinese dining environment? As a replica of Tang Dynasty Encestral Hall, Chynna is definitely a perfect spot for those who expect theatrics to compliment the highly-raved food. This lunar new year, Chef Lam has added a fruity twist to the classic yee sang for a refreshment to usher in the new year with an abundance of prosperity, success and luck! 

Chynna
Location: Level 5, Hilton Kuala Lumpur, 3, Jalan Stesen Sentral, 50470 Kuala Lumpur.

>> Click here to view Chynna, Hilton Kuala Lumpur

 

3/ Japanese-Styled Golden Prosperity Yee Sang with Premium Seasonal Items at Kampachi

Click here to view Yee Sang at Kampachi

How about celebrating the new year with a Japanese-styled Yee Sang while relishing a vast array of the freshest and most authentic Japanese specialties featuring premium seasonal items?  If you are looking for one, you may not want to forgo Kampachi! Revel in the Golden Prosperity Yee Sang with a choice of Salmon, Kanpachi and Toro. 

Kampachi Pavilion 
Location: Lot 6.09.00, Level 6, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, 168, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur.
>> Click here to view Kampachi Pavilion

Kampachi Plaza 33
LocationP1-02, Level 1, Podium, Plaza 33, No. 1, Jalan Kemajuan, Seksyen 13, 46200 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
>> Click here to view Kampachi Plaza 33


 

4/ Choices of 6 Types of Special Japanese-Styled Yee Sang at Ishin Japanese Dining

Click here to view Yee Sang menu at Ishin Japanese Restaurant
Prepared to be overwhelmed by choices as there are 6 types of Japanese-styled Yee Sang to pamper your taste buds at Ishin Japanese Dining! A unique chance to relish one-of-a-kind no-color-added Yee Sang featuring Soft Shell Crab, Idako Tempura, Raw Fish, Jelly Fish, Fresh Salmon, Tatami Iwashi and more! Vegetarian Yee Sang is also available with a delectable mix of avocado and different types of vegetables.

Ishin Japanese Dining
Location: No. 202, Persiaran Klang, Batu 3 3/4, Off Jalan Klang Lama, 58000 Kuala Lumpur.
>> Click here to book at table at Ishin Japanese Dining

 

 

5/ Classic Yee Sang with Air-Flown Sashimi from Japan at Kimiya

Click here to view Yee Sang Menu at Kimiya

Celebrate the Year of the Pig to the next level with a classic Yee Sang topped with a selection of air-flown sashimi from Japan!  Savor a bed of crunchy and crispy Yee Sang while delighting your taste buds with a choice of Shiro Maguro (White Tuna), Salmon, Maguro and Kanpachi Sashimi. Bind all ingredients together by putting the restaurant’s plum sauce for a memorable indulgence!  

Kimiya Old Klang Road
Location: G-2, Avantas Residences, 162, Jalan Klang Lama, 58000 Kuala Lumpur.
>> Click here to view Kimiya Old Klang Road

Kimiya Seventeen Mall 
Location: Lot L2-22, Seventeen Mall, Seksyen 17, 40150 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
>> Click here to view Kimiya Seventeen Mall

 

6/ ‘Lou Hei’ Yee Sang Featuring Sake Marinated Salmon at Opium

Click here to view Yee Sang at Opium

One who loves Asian Oriental delights and fantastic cocktails would not resist a chance to usher in the new year at Opium. Don’t miss out their ‘Lou Hei’ Yee Sang which features Sake Marinated Salmon, Assorted Tropical Fruits, Vegetables, Peanuts, Sesame Seeds and Special Plum Sauce. An auspicious dish packed with flavors! 
You might not want to miss out their Zhu Bajie (猪八戒) cocktail which named after one of Sanzang’s famous disciples from the novel Journey to the West only served during this Chinese New Year 2019! 

Opium
Location: 50, Changkat Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur.
>> Click here to view Opium


 

7/ Custom-Made Yee Sang Infused With Thai Flavors at FOOK

Click here to view Yee Sang at FOOK

Not only a perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle right in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, FOOK is also loved by avid foodies for dishes that excite the palate. Of course, this lunar new year, the restaurant will gratify you and your loved ones with an exquisite Yee Sang custom-made by the head chefs here! Infused with unique Thai flavors and premium ingredients, this Prosperity Yee Sang will ensure a year filled with great wealth! 

FOOK
Location: 19, Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250 Kuala Lumpur.
>> Click here to make a table reservation at FOOK

 

 

 

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[Jan 14 – 20] What’s New This Week

JAN. 14 – 20, 2019

What’s New This Week

Step into the new week with great joy as your weekly dining promotions and news in town are here!  

New Restaurants In Town

Check out the new talk-of-the-town this week!

Dining News and Promos

Keep an eye on the mostly updated promos & news!

Dining Events In Town

Don't miss out special events in town!

New Restaurants

Positano Risto Publika
Publika Shopping Gallery

The ranked Singapore’s #1 Italian, Halal and Authentic Pizza Restaurant has finally come to Kuala Lumpur! Head to the restaurant for a business meeting or a gathering and savor specially crafted crispy thin Roma Style Pizza or other mouth-watering delights that are much-loved by even the most discerning foodies. 

FOOK
Jalan Sultan Ismail

Tucked away on a hilltop right in Kuala Lumpur, FOOK boasts a duality of eccentricity and mystery with modern interpretations of traditional Asian dishes that excite and surprise the palette. Definitely your go-to place for a gastronomic journey to spice up your night.

Dining News and Promotions

Lunch Set Special
Tapas Club, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur

Savor your favorite Spanish tapas made of fresh produces and home-like recipes only from RM15.90++ including 1 main and 2 side dishes! Add RM5 for 1 dessert or 1 beverage of your choice. Only available on weekdays from 12pm – 3pm.

Negeri Sembilan Promotion
Atmosphere 360 Revolving Restaurant KL Tower

Revel in a variety of authentic Negeri Sembilan traditional foods. Enjoy delights such as Masak Lemak Kuning, Sambal Gesek, Rendang Cendawan Kukur and many delicacies only available until 20th January 2019! 

Happy Hour
Signature at The Roof, Petaling Jaya

Tantalize your taste buds by a plethora of Asian and fusion cuisine for a night to remember. Don’t forget to enjoy the magnificent view of KL city with a chilled glass of wine or beer at RM15++ from 5pm – 7pm daily! 

Artisan Cheese Pairing
Soleil, Damansara City Mall

Tempt your palate with authentic contemporary European cuisine weaved with Asian influences and take joy in Artisan Cheese Pairing only at RM60++ for 3 glasses of wine with your delectable cheese platter.

Dining Events

[Jan 16] Celler Pinol Spanish Wine Dinner  
Stoked, Medan Damansara

A luscious dinner featuring wines of Celler Pinol – an emerging quality region of Terra Alta in Spain. This cool elevated region in Catalunya produces fresh whites and complex, balanced reds. Savor a suitably-paired menu with the more Mediterranean, generous styled wines of this estate with Mr. Juanjo Galcera Pinol – the 4th generation owner of this winery as the host. Priced at RM238 nett. 

[Jan 18] French Wine Tasting
EGG – 8 Gourmets Gala, Selangor

Calling for all wine lovers to take joy in a special night of the finest French wines with Thibault Odent – Business development manager of Maison Bouey! Taste the award-winning wines from Bordeaux, France and please your taste buds with sumptuous dishes at the restaurant. 

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