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Authentic Thai spread

Lemon Garden at Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur is presenting an authentic Northern Thailand spread in conjunction with the Loy Krathong Festival, featuring Shangri-La Hotel, Chiang Mai sous chef Chainarin Langkeng. The menu offers a wide range of appetisers, mains and desserts, such as Yum Mamuang (green mango salad with shallot and dried shrimp), Tom Yam Pla (Thai spicy fish soup), Kaeng Khiew Warn Gai (Thai green curry with chicken and eggplant), Phad Thai Goong (Thai-style stir fried noodle with tamarind sauce) and Sang Ka Ya Fak Thong (steamed pumpkin custard). The Thai buffet spread will be available from Nov 7 to 17. It is priced from RM140 to RM180 nett for lunch, and RM170 to RM226 nett for dinner. For

reservations, call 03-2074 3900.

Teochew special

Executive Chinese chef Tommy Choong is paying homage to the finer points of Teochew cuisine throughout this month at Zuan Yuan Chinese Restaurant, One World Hotel, Petaling Jaya. Featured dishes include Steamed Dumpling Wrapped with Egg White Skin, Steamed Garoupa Fillet and Japanese Bean Curd with Pickled Olives, Pan-fried Omelette with Baby Oyster and Braised Minced Chicken Wrapped with Chinese Cabbage and Dried Scallop Sauce, which are best enjoyed with rice. Diners can cap off their meal with Crispy Sugar Glazed Yam Sticks. The dishes are priced from RM26 nett per portion, and are available for lunch and dinner until Nov 30. For reservations, call 03-7681 1159.


CAVA, 71, Jalan Bangkung, Bukit Bandaraya, KL (Tel: 03-2093 6637). Business hours: Noon-3pm, 6pm-midnight (Mon-Sat), 6pm-midnight (Sun and public holidays). Pork-free. Serves Catalan-style cuisine noted for seafood, pasta and rice dishes. Expect good wines and an extensive tapas selection.


AL-AMAR LEBANESE CUISINE, Lot 6.10.00, Level 6, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, 168, Jalan Bukit Bintang, KL. (Tel: 03-2166 1011). Business hours: Noon-1am, daily. The plenteous use of garlic, olive oil, herbs and spices with lemon juice as a seasoning makes the Lebanese meal enticing to discerning taste buds. Olive oil, nuts, fresh bread, baklava and laban (homemade yhogurt) are some of the staples in the Lebanese diet.


PARATHAI, Lot F56, First Floor, Mitsui Outlet Park, Sepang. (Tel: 03-8660 2016 - Mitsui Outlet Park, 03-7621 9788 - Citta Mall, 03-2710 8812 - MyTown Shopping Centre, 03 2602 1788 - Sogo KL). Business hours: 10.30am-10pm, daily. Pork-free. With a comprehensive menu of more than 80 authentic Thai dishes, one can expect to indulge in the intensity of the spices and fragrance of fresh herbs famously used in Thai food. Highlights include Mieng Kam, Pandan Leaf Chicken, Baked Ming Prawns with Glass Noodles in Claypot and tom yam.


PALSAIK KOREAN BBQ, Lot No L3-022 & L3-E-022, Level 3, No 2B, Jalan Cochrane, Section 90, MyTown Shopping Centre, Kuala Lumpur. (Tel: 03-2715 2080). Business hours: 10am-10pm, daily. Non-halal. The highlight is the Eight-Colour Pork Barbecue featuring nice cuts of pork belly in eight different marinades such as ginseng, pine needles, herb, miso paste, wine, garlic, curry and hot pepper. The menu includes barbecue, bibimbap (Korean mixed rice), tteokbokki (rice cakes) and pajeon (Korean pancakes) options.


ROYAL CANTON, Lot L2-03A to L2-07, Second Floor, DC Mall, Plaza DC, Damansara City, KL. (Tel: 03-2731 4628). Business hours: Noon-3pm, 6pm-10pm (Mon-Fri), 10.30am-3pm, 6pm-10pm (Sat, Sun and public holidays). Non-halal. Cantonese cuisine prepared hot from the wok is available in a variety of cooking styles. Famous for its glistening barbecued pork, roasted pork, whole roasted goose, signature pork ribs and dishes cooked with crab meat and egg white.

TUNG JING (DIM SUM) RESTAURANT, 90, Jalan Midah 1, Taman Midah, Cheras, KL. (Tel: 03-9130 9978) Business hours: 9am-4.30pm (Mon-Fri), 8.30am-4pm (Sun and public holidays). Closed on Saturdays. Non-halal. The restaurant serves up to 40 types of dim sum with the Steamed Giant Dumpling being the most popular. Other dishes such as the Tom Yam Curry Noodle and Spicy Sesame Noodle are also the favourites among patrons.


LA RISATA DAMANSARA, 128, Jalan Kasah, Medan Damansara, KL. (Tel: 03-2095 9572). Business hours: 11.30am-3pm, 5.30pm-11pm, daily. The Italian restaurant dressed in red bricks coupled with unfinished cement walls serves dishes like Spaghetti Alle Vongole, Salmone Alla Griglia Con Pesto, Pollo Farcito, Lasagna Di Carne and Insalata Verdura Grillia.

A’ROMA DININGS, 1, Jalan 20/14, Taman Paramount, Petaling Jaya. (Tel: 03-7865 9829). Business hours: 4pm-11.30pm (Tues-Thurs), 11.45am- midnight (Fri-Sun). Closed on Mondays. Non-halal. Worked with a chef from Piedmont, Italy for its revamped menu. Recommendations include Parma Ham With Burrata, Mini Squid Stuffed With Pureed Burnt Eggplant, Lamb Ragu with Cheese Ravioli and Pan-seared Barramundi and Mint Panzanella.


EURO DELI RESTAURANT, No 39 & 41, Jalan SS20/11, Damansara Kim, PJ. (Tel: 03-7726 7495) Business hours: 10am-10pm, daily. Non-halal. Known for its meaty burger offerings, the restaurant also serves up German Roast Pork Knuckles topped with Mushroom Sauce and Mixed Sausage Platter which has farmer bratwurst, Emmenthaler cheese sausage and Nuerenberger sausage.


KOM’s by KOMPASSION, Isetan Food Paradise, 2nd Floor, 1 Utama shopping centre, Petaling Jaya. ( Business hours: 11am-9pm, daily. Non-halal. The menu is all about discovering the combination of Japanese and Thai flavours. Highlights include Yummy Pork Ribs Rice, Chunky Beef Ribs Rice, Khow Soi Ramen with Pork Ribs, Green Curry Laksa and Grilled Fish with Sweet Unagi Sauce.

KOFFIE CRAFT, Unit UG-2, The Sphere, 1, Avenue, 8, Jalan Kerinchi, Bangsar South, Kuala Lumpur. Tel: 03-5033 2135. Business hours: 8.30am-10pm (Mon-Fri), 10am-10pm (Sat and Sun). Pork-free. Serves a menu of varied dishes, incorporating its Dutch heritage with local, Korean and Australian elements. Highlights include Rijsttafel Platter, Waffle Lemak, Eggs Hollandaise, Gouda Cheese Sandwich and Dutch Baby Pancakes.


ALIYAA ISLAND RESTAURANT & BAR, 48 G & M, Medan Setia 2, Plaza Damansara, Bukit Damansara, KL. (Tel: 03-2092 5378). Business hours: Noon-2.30pm, 6pm-10.30pm, daily. Sri Lankan restaurant serving the island nation’s most delectable dishes that are both colourful and aromatic. Make sure you try their famous four different sambal — katta sambal, seeni sambal, pol sambal and karupillay sambal.

GRAND NEELAS RESTAURANT, No 31, Jalan Kenari 17E, Bandar Puchong Jaya, Puchong, Selangor. Business hours: 8am to 11pm, daily. (Tel: 017-673 8407). The family-run banana leaf restaurant continues to draw customers who want to savour its Kerala-style Crab Masala, Crab Varuval and fried bitter gourd. The secret lies in the ingredients and method of cooking. The chefs only use spices imported from Kerala, which are of premium grade.


BIG BABA RESTAURANT, No 34, Ground Floor, Jalan 2/109E, Desa Business Park, Taman Desa, Kuala Lumpur. (Tel: 03-7987 7755). Business hours: 11am-3pm, 5.30pm-9pm (Tues-Sun). Closed on Mondays. Pork-free. The idea behind setting up the Perakanan restaurant was to ensure Peranakan food would be around for future generations. Signature dishes include Kari Ayam Keluak, Ayam Pong Teh, Udang Lemak Nenas, Peranakan otak-otak, and jiu hu char. For dessert, try the bubur cha-cha and cendol, with brown sugar served on the side.


MONTE’S RESTAURANT & WINE BAR, Lot F112, Level 1, West Wing, Bangsar Shopping Centre, Jalan Maarof, Bangsar, KL. (Tel: 03-2094 1112/3). Business hours: 11.30am-11pm, daily. The restaurant serves up new dishes like pan-seared cod fish with ratatouille and chermoula dressing, eight-hour braised lamb with cauliflower puree and tomato juice and steamed prawns with poached tomato and citrus dressing.

CHILI’S GRILL & BAR, Lot 346B, Level 3, Suria KLCC, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, KL. (Tel: 03-2164 1400). Business hours: 11am-10.30pm (Sun-Thurs); 11am-midnight (Fri, Sat and public holidays). Serves Tex-Mex food, with specialities such as beef ribs, sizzling fajitas, boneless buffalo wings and Molten Chocolate Cake. Offers a great view of KLCC’s fountain.

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