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Revel In 3 Brand New Signature Dishes at Ishin Japanese Dining @ Jalan Klang Lama

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Psst…did you know? Ishin Japanese Dining is offering brand new signature dishes for TABLEAPP ELITE members! Yes, you heard it right! For your information, TABLEAPP ELITE is a membership in which members can redeem free signature dishes when dining out at participating restaurants.

Filled with joy and excitement of the news, I reminisce about the last time I visited Ishin when the signature dishes blew my mind! At that instance, I invited two of my colleagues and we immediately headed to Ishin for our lunch.

Upon arrival, we quickly got a parking slot right in front of the restaurant, may I add, finding a parking spot here is a breeze as free valet parking is provided by the restaurant! For us, this is definitely a plus as finding a parking nowadays is a fuss especially during lunch hour.

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As we walked in, the staff readily held the door open to welcome us, and we couldn’t help but melted a little inside by the warm welcome! After being seated by the staff, we were each presented with a tab displaying their digital menu.

A few minutes went by and to our surprise, none of the ELITE signature dishes were on the menu! Oh no! We extended our concern to the manager and he clarified that the signature dishes we were looking for are actually off-menu dishes. Wow, it means these signature dishes are specially curated by the chef only for ELITE members!

1. Hokkaido Uni Chawan Mushi

Click to view Ishin's Signature Hokkaido Uni Chawan Mushi.

After ordering our dishes, we waited patiently while chatting away, and it didn’t take long before the first dish was served. Placed in front of us was the Hokkaido Uni Chawan Mushi presented in an aesthetically appealing ceramic cup that came with a lid.

For us, the lid actually added an element of surprise because one of the joys of eating Chawan Mushi is discovering the “treasures” hidden in the custard. And it did not disappoint us at all! This little cup of warm deliciousness is topped with premium quality Hokkaido Uni which adds a creamy and rich flavor to the already silky smooth egg custard.

Click to view Ishin's Signature Hokkaido Uni Chawan Mushi.

Scoop a little deeper and you will unveil many ingredients such as mushrooms, Narutomaki (a type of cured fish surimi) which is imported from Japan, diced chicken, ginkgo nut and prawn. Overall, this dish was great as an appetizer and it really amazed us by how well the uni and egg complemented each other.

>> View this Hokkaido Uni Chawan Mushi

2. Bluefin Tuna Sashimi (Akami)

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As we were finishing our appetizer, the highlight of our lunch arrived – Ishin’s signature Bluefin Tuna Sashimi beautifully presented atop crystal-like crushed ice. There were five glistening pieces of tuna which were a mouthful but in a good way.

Just like how it should be savoured, we added a little dab of wasabi to go with the Akami before enjoying it in one wholesome bite. I must say the zesty wasabi really brings out the best of the tender Akami, and how we wish there were more! So far this is one of our favourite dishes.

Click to view Ishin's Signature Bluefin Tuna Sashimi.

Apart from that, this dish really got us excited because it has an igloo which was embellished with contrasting flowers! If you are someone who loves taking food pictures, this dish is a mustorder!

>> View this Bluefin Tuna Sashimi

3. Kami Nabe Soup

Click to view Ishin's Signature Kami Nabe Soup.

Here comes the last dish which, in my opinion, is very luxurious indeed. Why? It felt like we were being pampered with all the gifts of the sea, from Hokkaido king crab, tiger prawn to scallops, this soup is worth every penny!

In case you don’t know, in Japanese, “Kami” means “Paper” and “Nabe” means “Pot” and essentially you will be served a paper pot with fire literally burning beneath. What!? Don’t worry, we were shocked too but upon asking the manager, we found out it’s actually common in Japanese cooking.

Click to view Ishin's Signature Kami Nabe Soup.

Let’s talk about the soup! Every sip is filled with mind-blowing seafood goodness, it’s no surprise though, judging from the ingredients used. Not to mention the crab meat and the prawn were so succulent and fresh that all were gone in a blink of an eye!

While finishing our last dish, at the back of my mind I was thinking if anyone were to ask me where to go for good Japanese dishes, I will point them in Ishin’s direction!

 >> View this Kami Nabe Soup

TABLEAPP ELITE Members can redeem these 3 dishes for free. Learn more about TABLEAPP ELITE Membership here.

Ishin Japanese Dining @ Jalan Klang Lama

LocationNo. 202, Persiaran Klang, Batu 3 3/4, Off Jalan Klang Lama, 58000 Kuala Lumpur.

>> Click here to book a table at Ishin

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What Are The Best Tasting Roe Used For Sushi?

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Do you agree that we Malaysian really enjoy eating Japanese cuisine? Don’t take my word for it but if you look around, you might just find a Japanese restaurant lurking at every corner of the city. Yes, it’s true and that is just great news for us!

When dining at a Japanese restaurant, have you ever felt excited and confused at the same time wondering what’s being served to you? Speaking of which, do you recall eating those “mini dragon ball” looking salmon fish roe (Ikura)? Very interesting, isn’t it?

And that brings us to our topic of the day! What types of roe are the most commonly used in Japanese cuisine? From fish to shrimp to sea urchin, we are going to unveil all of these types of unique and delicious roe from the sea!

1. Ikura

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Don't the salmon roe (Ikura) and the dragon ball look similar?

Ikura, the “mini dragon ball” looking salmon roe is first on the list as it’s one of the most commonly served roe in a Japanese restaurant. Generally, salmon roe is larger in size, reddish-orange in color and is quite delicate to handle because of its gooey texture.

Bite into it and you’ll feel an immediate explosion of its sweet liquid that is to die for! Ikura is usually served as a sushi topping and occasionally as a garnishing for donburi dishes.

2. Tobiko

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Another commonly used fish roe in sushi making is the Tobiko, also known as the flying fish roe. Wait, fish can fly!? Yes and so will your taste buds when you taste the Tobiko. What makes this roe special is its distinct smoky, salty flavours with a hint of sweetness and crunchiness in texture.

It has a beautiful reddish-orange color similar to salmon roe but is relatively smaller in size which can range from 0.5 to 0.8 millimeters. Did you know Tobiko can also change in color and flavor when infused with some natural ingredients? Such variations include squid ink to make it black, wasabi to make it green, and yuzu to make it yellow.

3. Ebiko

Apart from using fish roe, sushi restaurants also use Ebiko in which the word “ebi” means shrimp and makes up a part of its name. Ebiko is considered to be similar to Tobiko in taste but darker in color. In addition, the price of Ebiko is cheaper than that of Tobiko hence, making it a more affordable treat!

4. Masago

Deep fried Capelin fish with roe inside.

Masago is basically roe from the Capelin fish. Similar to other types of roe, it’s naturally red-orange in color and quite a common ingredient in sushi. Alternately, you can order deep fried capelin fish with the roe still inside the fish. It’s a common yet delicious dish in many Japanese restaurants. If you have not tried it, we highly recommend it!

5. Uni

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If you don’t know what uni is, don’t worry, you’re not alone. Uni is the Japanese name for the edible part of the Sea Urchin. While it’s usually referred to as the roe, uni is actually the animal’s gonads and not eggs.

However, since it’s such a famous ingredient in sushi making, we decided to include it on the list. Uni comes in many ranges of colours, from rich gold to light yellow, and has a creamy consistency that some love and is off-putting to others. It might look intimidating but give it a try then you decide!

Restaurants where you can try different types of roe?

Now that you know what are the different types of roe available in Japanese restaurants, let’s get going and try them out at these top Japanese restaurants in Kuala Lumpur! So, what are you waiting for? Reserve a table at one of these restaurants today!

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We’ve Had Lamb And Mutton, What About Hogget?

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When dining out at a restaurant, it’s very common to spot a lamb dish in the menu. For instance, dishes like lamb chops, lamb racks and lamb shanks are the usual suspects. At times, you may even come across some mutton dishes but have you ever heard of hogget?

What Are The Differences Between Lamb, Hogget and Mutton?

In our lifetime, most of us would have already tasted dishes of lamb or mutton. However, little do people know there’s something called hogget as well. Today you will find out what’s a hogget and also its differences compared to lamb and mutton.

To make it clear, do keep in mind that the terms “lamb”, “hogget” and “mutton” are all used to label sheep of different ages.

1. Lamb

In general, lamb is the word used to refer to sheep that are less than a year old. The age range of the lamb may differ depending on the farm but it’s usually 4 to 6 months and the meat is pinkish-red. If you are wondering why lamb is the most common meat amongst 3 types to be found on the menu, the reason is actually quite simple. At this age, the lamb meat is at its most tender and doesn’t require a lot of cooking time. In that sense, many diners will opt for the tender and sweet meat of the lamb.

2. Hogget

For the longest time, there were few definitions of sheep that have grown over a year old. Everyone has heard of mutton but how about hogget? In layman’s term, hogget is a juvenile sheep over a year old to 2 years old top. Sheep that are more than 24 months are no longer considered hoggets. Given that it has more time to grow and mature, hogget meat is darker than lamb and it has its own distinct flavors.

3. Mutton

Mutton status takes over once the hogget reaches two years old, in which the sheep have already matured into an adult. A mutton connoisseurs will agree that the best flavors of mutton are from sheep of 4 years old when their meat is darker and the flavors are more intense. An easy rule is the darker the color of the meat is, the older the animal will be.

Which meat taste better?

Cava's Signature Baked Suckling Lamb.

When it comes to this topic, the answer can be quite vague as different people have different preferences. Our aim is to give an idea to what each meat brings to the table and not to determine which is the best. We believe that every meat has its own uniqueness and it shall be kept that way! 

Put that aside and let’s jump in! One of the main differences between lamb and mutton is the latter tends to have more flavors and a little more fat. However, it can be a little tougher so it benefits from long and slow cooking. Speaking of which dish is of Malaysian’s favorite, the mutton curry is the dish that is much-loved and can be easily found at many eateries all around Malaysia. 

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Mutton Paal Poriyal at ALIYAA Restaurant & Bar.

Now that you have some ideas about lamb and mutton, here comes the hogget! Given that it’s reared for a longer period of time, hogget’s flavor profile tends to stand between the lamb and mutton. To put it in context, hogget doesn’t overwhelm your taste buds like old mutton, yet still gives a distinct hint of gamey flavors that’s lip-smacking good.

Sadly in Malaysia, hogget hasn’t caught up with the dining scene, meaning it’s not wildly sold or marketed to the mass. Nevertheless, it’s good that we’ve learned a thing or two about the less-known hogget because now you have something to talk about the next time you are enjoying some lamb chops.

Restaurants where you can eat a lamb dish?

Spicy Lamb Cutlet at Mezze Bar & Bistro.

Talking about lamb, hogget and mutton is making me hungry already and I couldn’t help myself but spending time to discover some interesting lamb and mutton dishes at these top restaurants in Klang Valley. Find out what these dishes are and book a table today! 

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Wagyu Beef: Unveiling The Secrets of The Most Expensive Beef in The World!

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Calling for all meat lovers in KL! Today, we will be exploring some interesting facts about the undisputed King of all premium meat, also known as the most expensive beef in the world! “Melt-in-the-mouth”, “to-die-for” or “highly sought-after” are terms you often hear when people mention about this meat.

 

Yes, it’s no doubt the world-famous Wagyu beef!

 

What is Wagyu?

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This "Wagyu Mark" is a proof of authenticity which is only for Wagyu born and raised in Japan.

You might have tasted Wagyu beef before, but these facts that we are about to unveil will make you appreciate Wagyu beef on a whole new level! Let’s start with an easy one, did you know the word “Wagyu” literally means “Japanese beef”? Little do people know, to be considered an Authentic Wagyu beef, the beef needs to be imported from Japan and bears the trademarked logo, which was established in 2007.

Now let me throw you a curveball, not all cattle raised in Japan qualifies as Wagyu. What? Yes, to be clear, only four breeds are officially approved and registered for Wagyu beef including Japanese Black, Japanese Brown, Japanese Shorthorn and Japanese Polled.

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These are the four breeds of Wagyu with only the Japanese Black and Japanese Brown available outside Japan.

Nonetheless, there are actually Wagyu beef from other parts of the world such as Australia, USA, Europe and beyond but ultimately Japan is home to the highest number of purebred Wagyu.

Why is Wagyu expensive?

Some may ask, why is Wagyu Beef so expensive? In short, it’s the rearing method that makes this beef highly priced. Born and raised on the land of the rising sun, Wagyu cows are treated like a “king” and most probably eat healthier than many of us.

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Image Cre: The Japan Times

These Wagyu cows are given the freedom to roam and graze green grasses and occasionally fed with a lot of vegetables and fruits. On top of that, these cattle are also given extra vitamin and calcium. Reason being the feeding management is considered a key to the final meat quality.

And that is why Wagyu beef fetch quite a hefty price. As a matter of fact, it can be up to three times pricier than an European premium beef. However, once you tasted its marbling meat, you will agree that it’s worth every penny you pay for it.

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In terms of grading, the Japan Meat Grading Association gives each piece of meat a score based on its yield (A-C) and level of marbling, firmness, colour and overall quality (1-5), with A5 being the highest possible mark.

Where to eat Wagyu in Klang Valley?

Click to view a Marbling Piece of Wagyu Meat

Here’s the most interesting part, where to try some melt-in-the-mouth Wagyu beef in KL? Guess what, we already have a list of top restaurants in KL that’s offering Wagyu beef dishes lined up for you!

You can expect to find Wagyu Beef prepared in a variety of styles at these top restaurants, so be sure to try all of them. No matter how you like it to be cooked, we are sure you will find your favourite Wagyu dish!

Wait no more! Just click here and view all the restaurants with Wagyu Beef dishes.

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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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Fine Dining Etiquette : Why you need 3 forks and what are they for

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Have you ever watched films with scenes showing how royal families dine and asked yourself, “Why do they have to use so many different types of cutlery?”. Well, here you will find out what they are all for! Plus, maybe you can show off a little the next time you dine at a fancy fine dining restaurant.

TABLE SETTINGS AND THE TYPES OF CUTLERY

Credit : The University of Kansas

Some may say, why so many? I don’t need 3 forks just for a meal! Yes we know, it can be a little overwhelming if you are not familiar with this. Referring to the image you will see, what each cutlery functions are and what dish it’s for. In case you are wondering, the general rule is to start on the outside and work your way in.

On a brighter note, what you see in the image above is a full table setting and it might differ from a restaurant’s table setting.

Credit : enfin by James Won

Here’s a sample of a table setting from enfin by James Won. Typically, restaurant will keep the table setting at a minimal or based on dishes served to ensure customer a comfortable dining experience. So, there’s no need to be intimidated, just dine and enjoy the meal!

HOW TO USE YOUR CUTLERY TO COMMUNICATE. REALLY?

Now that you know what all the types of cutlery is about, it’s time to find out what to do with them after you have finished your meal. Here you can see that placing your cutlery in a certain way actually means something. However, the question is, does it even matter or is it just for fun!?

 

Of course, you can try these out as it’s no harm being a classy monsieur or madame once awhile. However, do not expect the waiters to notice this as they might overlooked the silverware on your plate. Therefore, it’s advisable that if you need some assistant, simply raise a hand and ask for the waiter’s help which is definitely faster.

 

All in all the best practice when you are done with your food is to leave your fork and knife together on the plate. It’s never a good idea to leave your silverware on the table as it will dirty the table and leave a mess. So, the next time you are going to a fine dining restaurant or event, be sure to keep these dining etiquette in mind!

Want to try a fine dining restaurant? You can do so at enfin by James Won, an international multi-award contemporary French Restaurant!

 

enfin by James Won

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

>>View menu and make a booking at enfin by James Won here.

 

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Signature Dishes Review: Opus Bistro, Jalan Bangkung, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

“Opus” by definition mean a work of art and so goes to this hearty Italian restaurant. Opus Bistro is tucked away in the quieter part of Bangsar in Jalan Bangkung. To date, Opus Bistro has been serving up satisfied customers for almost 16 years and along the way has won many prestigious awards, including being voted as the top 20 restaurants in KL. Who would have thought a restaurant which started out as a hobby among a few friends who shared the similar interest of good food and wine has evolved to the success of 4 other sister restaurants located along the same stretch.

We swung by their subtle yet simplistic restaurant anticipating for a journey of hearty Italian flavours. The ambience of soft music, warm lighting coupled with minimalistic feel of the décor sets the mood for a cosy meal. Seated at an open-air table on their restaurant front somewhat enhance the dining experience as the neighborhood was quiet and we could feel some light breeze.

 

1) Spaghetti ala Opus (RM 40++)

Signature Spaghetti ala Opus with generous portion of fresh and succulent seafood.

The signature dish here are the Spaghetti ala Opus, Roasted Cod and Grilled New Zealand Rack of Lamb. Hearty and warming, just by mentioning these signature dishes is enough to trigger involuntary salivation. First up was the famous Spaghetti ala Opus which is a generous plate of spaghetti coated in a light clean tomato sauce, sweet cherry tomatoes and packed with fresh succulent seafood.

Highlight of this Signature Dish, the fresh and succulent seafood.

For this dish, the seafood is the highlight, as the chef might want customers to taste the freshness in the seafood rather than risk overpowering the flavor. As mentioned, the generous portion of seafood was fresh and almost seemed like a seafood parade on itself, titillating us to eat it. Definitely a dish that should not be missed when dining here at Opus Bistro. 

 

2) Roasted Cod (RM 88++)

Perfectly Roasted Cod laid atop of fresh potatoes, carrots and topped with sweet cherry tomatoes and black olives.

Next up was the Roasted Cod. A generous piece of fresh cod roasted to perfection, laid on top of fresh potatoes, carrots and topped with sweet cherry tomatoes and black olives. What impressed us the most was the aroma that radiated from the dish. Not to exaggerate but, we could pick up a pleasing aroma even before the roasted cod was served to us. Such an irresistible attraction for fish lovers! We believed the tantalizing smell was not only from the fish itself but also from the blend of buttery smell and some dill sprinkled on the plate.

The mouth-watering aroma of the Roasted Cod still lingers in my memory.

This dish had the perfect balance of taste as it was savoury in a non-overpowering manner. The texture of the flaky roasted cod melts in the mouth with a buttery after taste leaving you wanting more. In my opinion, this signature dish is highly recommended for anyone who love a well prepared and fresh fish dish.

 

3) Grilled New Zealand Rack of Lamb (RM 83++)

The Grilled New Zealand Rack of Lamb skillfully seared on the outside whilst maintaining a juicy, pink interior, coupled with a delightful mint sauce.

After the Roasted Cod took us away, we were expecting the next best dish and my, did they deliver with their signature Grilled New Zealand Rack of Lamb. This dish is the icing on the cake as it is the perfect ending to an amazing journey of taste. The Grilled New Zealand Rack of Lamb has three substantial cutlets skillfully seared on the outside whilst maintaining a juicy, pink interior, coupled with a mint sauce which perfectly balances the seasoned meat. In a nutshell, every dish served has exceeded my expectation, delivering a mouth-watering, eyes-closed-in-appreciation kind of feeling.

The Signature Dish that got me mouth-watering, eyes-closed-in-appreciation kind of feeling.

Ultimately, I would personally recommend patrons to tried out the Grilled New Zealand Rack of Lamb which I personally love the most. The Grilled Rack of Lamb truly left its mark and deserve a place in my heart. Coming in the second place would be the Roasted Cod which is suitable for those who prefer fresh and lighter tasting dishes. Lastly, the Spaghetti ala Opus did not disappoint either with its generous portion of fresh succulent seafood.

If you would like to give Opus Bistro a try, you can make a booking for the restaurant here.

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

 

 

Opus Bistro

67, Jalan Bangkung 

Bukit Bandaraya,Bangsar,

59100 Kuala Lumpur.

 

Operating Hours:

Mon – Sat : 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM ; 6:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Sun : 6:00 PM
 – 12:00 AM

 

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Food Trend 2017 5.0 : Top 5 Authentic Indian Cuisine in Kuala Lumpur

Indian cuisine encompasses a wide variety of regional and traditional cuisines native to India, given the range of diversity in soil type to climate to ethnic groups. Its cuisine is also heavily influenced by cultural choices and traditions. To know more, follow this…

Khushi Spice at JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur

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Khushi Spice offers a fine dining at its best within the heart of Kuala Lumpur, ideal for casual and the popularity for business lunches. Known for its modern and stylish Indian restaurant, the place is perfectly suited to your wine and dine alternatives. The menu features a delectable array of Northern Indian cuisine curated by North Indian chef whose years of culinary experience are reflected in the dishes he crafts. You will be greeted by a warmly-lit reception into an enchanted décor ambience follows by your dining journey.
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Qureshi at TPC Kuala Lumpur

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Qureshi Restaurant is the Qureshi family’s newest international venture and the first in Malaysia! With impressive and valuable feedbacks from diners, the Qureshi Restaurant is definitely a great choice for families and corporates, serving delicate dining experience alongside soothing Indian music. Its customised glass encased Tandoor will allow guests to view the food being freshly prepared to the serving table. Furthermore, this restaurant is situated in a golf course! 10% off on food and soft beverages for reservations via TABLEAPP!
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Delhi Royale at Jalan Yap Kwan Seng

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Delhi Royale prides itself by providing impeccable service and coupled with authentic North Indian cuisine. Their menu ranging from a scrumptious line of appetisers and snacks to a generous portion yet fulfilling main courses. Vegetarian menu is also available in this restaurant for vegans to choose from. 
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D'Tandoor International Group of Restaurants 
(Damansara Utama & Putrajaya)

Top 5 Authentic Indian Cuisine KL_D'tandoor

D’Tandoor International Group of Restaurants founded back in 1993 and opened their first D’Tandoor Restaurant in Damansara Utama. Since then, d’Tandoor has become the pioneer and a household name in Malaysia and expanded overseas. Claimed to be serving the Best North Indian and Arabic Cuisine in town, d’Tandoor had earned their awards in numerous categories such as Malaysian Best Restaurant by Malaysia Tatler, Malaysian Book of Record for the longest non-stop Naan cooking and for being the first North India Food franchisor in Malaysia.
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Fierce Curry House at Bangsar

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Fierce Curry House in Bangsar is bringing you an authentic Indian cuisines, with its award-winning achievement. Serving from the hot pot is their specialties and delectable dishes namely signature Hyderabad dum biryani, tandoori chicken with naan. A variety of vegetarian dishes is also served in this restaurant. This restaurant won the Time Out KL Food Awards for ‘Best Indian Restaurant’ in 2013 and was also shortlisted for ‘Best Cheap Eats’ the same year.
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I love Indian food – it's my favourite cuisine. I love the mixture of spices and the subtle flavours. It's really erotic; the spices are so sensuous.
– Joe Perry

 

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Drink in style : Top 5 Cocktail Bars in Kuala Lumpur

Cocktails are the drinks for every mood or occasion at any bars. This special edition is bringing you to explore more on cocktails to quench your alcohol thirst. Read more for special and customisation concoctions here.
 

P&C Cocktail Bar, Hartamas

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P&C Cocktail Bar, an America Prohibition-era stylish speakeasy cocktail bar and it is accessible via a discreet door behind Naughty Nuri’s Hartamas. This bar is a perfect place for catch ups and most importantly, their cocktails. Their cocktails customisation idea is superbly excellent that attracts guests to come back for more variations. The customisation is catered to allow guests to have their own say about their taste buds by choosing the taste of their cocktails be it sweet, sour or bitter. You name it, the bartender will fulfill it! Come and experience this yourself.
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Opium KL, Changkat Bukit Bintang

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Opium KL, inspired by Asian cuisine with some local tweaks in the restaurant concept, is not only known for its food but their ever-lasting cocktails concoction. Guests from around the world travel to Opium just to indulge into the widest selections of house cocktails concoction. Their cocktails are specially concocted and cultivated to match the concept with more than 30 signatures to try out, all geniusly concocted by its famous mixologist. Should you feel sensual for the night, do ask for their 50 Shades of Grey or if any point of time you’d like to have something local, ask for their Asam Laksa cocktail. It’s all worth a trip!
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Private Room, TTDI

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Private Room, a hidden gem located at the heart of Taman Tun Dr Ismail, is the first speakeasy wine bar in Kuala Lumpur. Being the first that offers a wide range of quality wine, the bar is also serving cocktails, whiskey, liquor and spirits. This bar is started by a group of young enthusiasts to provide a sanctuary for great drinks and music with good company. If you don’t drink hard liquor, but are here for a glass (or more!) of cocktails, fret not, you will not be disappointed either as the bar also tackles into wine-based cocktails. Shy not to ask for their tempting wine cocktails.
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IKKI, TREC Kuala Lumpur

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IKKI is the largest speakeasy bar with haute-rustic, classic grandeur and rich colours décor that specialises in crafted cocktails. This quote says it all about the bar ‘‘Ben Franklin once said "In wine, there is wisdom; in beer, there is freedom" Well, we've got cocktails, and in that – there is one heck of a great night’. If you are in TREC, keep yourself busy with crafted cocktails from IKKI, if not, keep the bartenders busy at least.
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Pisco Bar, Changkat Bukit Bintang

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Pisco Bar, introduces to Kuala Lumpur a great range of unique Peruvian and Spanish Tapas for dinner. This atmosphere of course is leading towards an eclectic urban chic ambience that attracts international travellers, trendy locals and yuppie expats for their outstanding cocktails they have to offer. Be ready to be entertained by the live music performances and take the chance to keep the dance floor occupied with some of their invited trendiest DJs in town.
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A cocktail done right can really show your guests that you care. – Danny Meyer