Rooted in the corner of the culinary and entertainment hub – Changkat Bukit Bintang, Opium has always attracted diners for its impressive outlook which is reminiscent of oriental Shanghainese theme. Not only loved for their creative cocktails (such as the Zhu Ba Jie cocktail for CNY 2019 celebration), the restaurant also offers a variety of Asian Oriental delights with a twist.
I came to the restaurant to unwind after a hectic week. Inspired by the Opium regimes of the East, the interior is furnished with aged-old artifacts which is just perfect to relax and drift back in time. Of course, I also took this chance to find out 3 dishes that diners are most interested in when they come here!
1/ Signature Ulam Quinoa Served with Beef Rendang and Fried Squid
The first dish – Signature Ulam Quinoa Served with Beef Rendang and Fried Squid, is the epitome of “Asian Oriental delights with a twist”! This authentic Asian dish is ingeniously prepared with a combination of fine ingredients including 7 herbs, dried shrimps, onions, ginger, coconut served with pickled cucumbers and omelette. The Angus Beef Rendang was skillfully cooked to make it fork-tender while the fried squid pleased my taste buds with its crunchy texture – ideal to mingle with the refreshing Ulam Quinoa.
>> Click here to view this Signature Ulam Quinoa with Beef Rendang and Fried Squid
2/ Crispy Lemon-Orange Butter Chicken
This lip-smacking Crispy Lemon-Orange Butter Chicken has become one of my favorite dishes after the first time trying. Cooked with lemon plum sauce and orange juice, the deep-fried chicken was imparted a hint of sweetness and tangy flavors. This hot-to-your-table dish is beautifully presented and served with a choice of Poppy Seed Rice or Lotus Leaf Buns – totally a must-try delight!
>> Click here to view this Crispy Lemon-Orange Butter Chicken
3/ Curry Spaghettini with Salmon
The last dish – Curry Spaghettini with Salmon, is a true winner for its irresistible aroma. The house-made spaghettini is meticulously crafted and cooked in a fragrant coconut broth with spices and ingredients like dried shrimps, chicken, tofu puffs and more! The salmon fillet on top absorbed the curry base and to my surprise, it was not flaky at all. Rich in flavors with a touch of moderate spiciness, this dish is something you just cannot miss out.
>> Click here to view this Curry Spaghettini with Salmon
View how these signature dishes are made here:
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Location: 50, Changkat Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur.
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