Nasi kandar, a signature dish from Penang, will be served at Melting Pot Cafe, Concorde Hotel Kuala Lumpur, as an added speciality in the daily buffet dinner. Prepared by the restaurant’s junior sous chef Rogayah Sharif, there will be three nasi kandar menus on rotation. Featured dishes include Kari Kepala Ikan, Daging Masak Hitam, Kurma Kambing, Puyuh Goreng Berempah, Sotong Kuah, Assam Pedas Ikan, Telur Ikan Goreng, Peria Goreng and Bendi Goreng. A choice of nasi briyani or steamed white rice will be available, alongside salted egg, raw green chilli and papadom. The promotion is available until Aug 30. The buffet dinner is priced from RM110 nett per person. For reservations, call 03-2717 2233.
Nasi kandar, a signature dish from Penang, will be served at Melting Pot Cafe, Concorde Hotel Kuala Lumpur, as an added speciality during the daily buffet dinner.
Relish in a spectrum of Lebanese delicacies prepared by guest chef Ali El Bourji from Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai, from Aug 17 to 20 at Mosaic, Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur. For appetisers, there are Lebanese Fattoush Salad, Baba Ganoush (chargrilled smoked eggplant with tomatoes) and Cheese Rekakat (deep-fried filo dough with akawi cheese). The live grill station offers lamb brochette, lamb kofta and chicken breast fillets, all marinated with Lebanese spice blend. Other recommendations include Koussa Ablama (baby marrow stuffed with minced lamb), Fish Sayadieyh (prawns, fish and rice with onion and cumin), Dawood Basha (meatballs with Arabic spices), and Kebbeh Arnabieh (lamb shank with crushed wheat crust). Buffet lunch is priced at RM158+ per person, while buffet dinner is at RM188+ per person. For reservations, call 03-2179 8881.
PASSAGE THRU’ INDIA, 4, Jalan Delima, off Jalan Bukit Bintang, KL (Tel: 03-2145 0366). Business hours: 11.30am-2.30pm, 6.30pm-10.30pm, daily. Halal. Try the cocktail basket of six mini naan breads with chutneys and condiments, PTI Masala Prawns, Murgh Tikka Butter, Mutton Rogan Gosht, Kashgar Kebab and Navratna Kurma.
AUTHENTIC CAPATHI HUT, No 3, Lorong Padang Belia, Brickfields, KL. (Tel: 03-2276 6001). Business hours: 9am to 11pm (Mondays-Sundays). Closed on alternate Wednesdays. This is where you get some of the best chapati in town. The restaurant has a regular customer profile who seek their variety of flatbreads and vegetarian dishes. The Paneer Butter Masala is a bestseller while the Punjabi saag is a must-try for leafy green lovers.
WAY MODERN CHINOIS, G-1, Work@Clearwater, Jalan Changkat Semantan, Damansara Heights, KL. (Tel: 03-2095 1118). Business hours: Noon-3pm, 6pm-10.30pm (Tues-Sun). Closed on Mondays. Pork-free. This modern cuisine restaurant specialises in contemporary fine Chinese cuisine. With 60 uniquely crafted dishes presented in an elegant setting, Way’s menu is a reflection of uber gastronomy resulting from the culmination of 15 months of food tasting and experimentation. Dishes to look out for include Waterless Chicken Soup, Pac Man Dumpling, Snow Bun, Golden Rose Wanton, Cold Flower Crab, Crispy Lion Fish and Truffle Duck.
PARADISE INN, 0B3. LG1.7 & 1.8, Lower Ground One, Oasis Boulevard, Sunway Pyramid, PJ. (Tel: 03-5637 8822). Business hours: 11am-10pm, daily. Non-halal. Relive the nostalgia through classic home delights in a teahouse setting. Paradise Inn serves aromatic teas and tantalising desserts in a setting that beautifully captures a bygone era. It is a place to enjoy Chinese soups, stir-fry dishes as well as desserts in a charming setting.
TARBUSH RESTAURANT, LG16, Starhill Gallery, Jalan Bukit Bintang, KL. (Tel: 03-2144 6393). Business hours: Noon-1am, daily. The restaurant serves food using recipes by managing director Mohyddin Al Halabi. A must-try is the Grilled Arayes (minced lamb with vegetables, onions, Tarbush spice, tomatoes) that is spread on pita bread. There are also sweet delicacies like Mahalabia, Riz Bil Halil and Ma’Moul Bi Fustouq, to name a few.
WARUNG LEKO, LB-1, First Floor, The Curve Link 2, The Curve, Mutiara Damansara, PJ. (Tel: 03-7733 1322). Business hours: 11am-10.30pm, daily. The restaurant is known to locals to have authentic penyet dishes from Surabaya. It is the first Warong Leko in Malaysia and it has 46 branches in Indonesia.
VICTORIA STATION, 11-17 Jalan Setiapuspa, Medan Damansara, KL (Tel: 03-2093 6888 - Medan Damansara, 03-4257 3388 - Ampang, 03-5637 3388 - Taipan USJ, 03-6150 6618 - Kota Damansara). Business hours: Noon-midnight, daily. Pork-free. Still a popular haunt for those who enjoy steaks. Other offerings are Deep Sea Prawns with Teriyaki Sauce, Charbroiled New Zealand Fillet Steak and Grilled Cajun Salmon.
SALOMA THEATRE RESTAURANT, Malaysia Tourism Centre (MaTic), 139, Jalan Ampang, KL (Tel: 03-2161 0122). Business hours: 11am-10.30pm, daily (dinner with cultural show at 8.30pm). Halal. For a touch of filmdom, some dishes have been named after evergreen Malaysian movies. Specials are Air Jando Pulang, sup tulang and daging dendeng.
H&H RESTAURANT, 25, Jalan PJU 5/12, Dataran Sunway, Kota Damansara, PJ. (Tel: 03-6141 8911). Business hours: 11.30am-2.30pm, 5.30pm-10pm, daily. Closed every alternate Tuesdays. Available daily for lunch and dinner are items like Curry Fish Head, Kapitan Chicken and Assam Fish Head.
RAKUZEN JAPANESE RESTAURANT, LG 05-06, G Tower, 199, Jalan Tun Razak, KL. (Tel: 03-2161 4800). Business hours: 11.30am-3pm, 6pm-11pm, daily. Pork-free. This popular Japanese restaurant is known for its extensive menu of raw food as well as steamed, grilled and broiled items.
KURIYA, T2, 3rd Floor, Bangsar Shopping Centre, 285, Jalan Maarof, Taman Bukit Bandaraya, KL. (Tel: 03-2093 9242). Business hours: 11am-10.30pm, daily. The restaurant offers a Japanese fine dining experience with a wide range of special and authentic dishes. The menu also features seasonal ingredients air-flown from various parts of Japan. Seafood is flown in from Tokyo and Kyushu fish markets, once a week.
JOGOYA BUFFET RESTAURANT, T3, Relish Floor, Starhill Gallery, 181 Jalan Bukit Bintang, KL. (03-2142 1268). Business hours: 11.30am-4.20pm, 5pm-9.30pm, 9.40pm-11.40pm, daily. This pork-free restaurant uses the highest quality of ingredients to present an extensive buffet of Chinese, Western, Japanese, Malaysian and other cuisines. This has made Jogoya an irresistible place to enjoy a variety of cuisines.
LITTLE HERITAGE HOUSE, 23, Ground and First Floor, Jalan 17/56, PJ. (Tel: 03-7932 1810). Business hours: 11am-10pm, daily. Pork-free. The bestselling dishes are the homemade Steamed Otak-Otak, Assam Tumis Stingray and Assam Tamarind Prawns. As you walk into the restaurant, you will notice the rare collection of antique bowls and plates from the owner’s heritage.
O’BRIENS, The Curve, Lot G79 Ground Floor, 6 Jalan PJU 7/3, Mutiara Damansara, PJ. (Tel: 03-7727 2181 - The Curve, 03-7726 8977 - 1 Utama Shopping Centre, 03-5632 2616 - Empire Shopping Gallery, 03-2276 3497 - Nu Sentral, 03-4253 4181 - Great Eastern Mall). Business hours: 7am-11pm, daily. Part of a worldwide chain specialising in Irish sandwiches and gourmet coffees. Features the made-to-order concept where customers put together their own sandwiches.
IMPERIAL CHAKRI PALACE, Lot 417B, Level 4, Suria KLCC, KL. (Tel:03-2382 7788). Business hours: Noon-10pm, daily. The revamped menu features 16 signature creations prepared in a medley of styles. Patrons can look forward to star ingredients such as succulent king prawns, air-flown Australian lobster, fresh sea scallops and premium crab meat.
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