An extra day every four years deserves to be celebrated. Tonka Bean Cafe and Deli at Impiana KLCC Hotel is presenting a ‘Leap Year 2020 High-Tea with King of Fruits’ promotion. Highlights include a spread of local durian and 29 Baskin-Robbins ice cream flavours. These will be served alongside local and international cuisine, including seafood on ice, baked mac and cheese, Roasted Chicken with Trio Mushroom Sauce, Gulai Daging Tetel, Kari Aneka Lautan, beef and chicken satay, seafood yee mee and curry laksa. Available from noon to 4pm today, the high-tea is priced at RM98 per adult and RM49 per child. For reservations, call 03-2147 1111.
Las Carretas Mexican Restaurant and Bar is showcasing a dish called 28 Days Dry-Aged Australian Bone-In Grain-Fed Rib Eye. During the process of dry-ageing, the protein becomes more tender and juicier. It also improves on flavours; taste wise it can be nutty, cheesy and more intense. The rib eye is seasoned only with Maldon salt and pepper and charbroiled to diners’ liking. It is accompanied with beef jus, salade tiede, ice plant laced with roasted sesame dressing and fries. It is priced from RM35++ per 100g. The dish is available until March 31 at Las Carretas restaurants in Subang Jaya, Ampang and Damansara. For details, visit www.lascarretas.com.
GRAND IMPERIAL RESTAURANT, Lot T5, 3rd Floor, Bangsar Shopping Centre, Bukit Bandaraya, KL. (Tel: 03-2283 1118 – Bangsar, 03-6201 3777 – Hartamas, 03-5888 7222 – Bandar Sunway, 03-7729 7223 – 1 Utama shopping centre). Business hours: 11.30am-3pm (Mon-Sat), 10am-3pm (Sun and public holidays), 6pm-10.30pm (daily). Non-halal. Timeless dishes like Chilled Avocado Cream with Sago, Beef Fillet with Spring Onions, Crispy Roasted Pork and Deep-fried Yam Roll are popular here. There is also a variety of dim sum to savour.
CHINA TREASURES, Sime Darby Convention Centre, 1A, Jalan Bukit Kiara 1, KL. (Tel: 03-2089 3788). Business hours: Noon-2.30pm, 6.30pm-9pm, daily. Halal. The restaurant has a seating capacity of 106 persons with three private rooms, which can accommodate eight to 12 persons per room. The set lunches here are worth your while.
HARBORCITY, 68, Jalan SS21/62, Damansara Utama, PJ. (Tel: 03-7724 2188). Business hours: 11.30am-3pm, 5pm-11.30pm, daily. Non-halal. Serves home-made Hong Kong steamboat with a variety of fishballs, vegetables and meat, as well as Hong Kong-style noodles and rice.
HYOTAN JAPANESE RESTAURANT, No 63, Jalan SS15/5A, Subang Jaya. (Tel: 03-5636 0326). Business hours: Noon-3pm, 6pm-10.30pm (Mon-Sat); 6pm-10.30pm (Sun). Pork-free. The restaurant is one of the few in Subang Jaya that can truly claim to provide diners with an authentic Japanese experience. It is run by the Watanabe family and family head Shuzo himself leads the kitchen.
RONNIE Q PUB AND RESTAURANT, 32, Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar Baru, KL. (Tel: 03-2282 0722). Business hours: 3.30pm-1am, daily. Non-halal. A popular hangout for expatriates and local pub-goers who are also cricket, football and rugby fans. Has a good selection of British pub specialities.
GAUCHO ARGENTINA STEAK, 14A, Jalan SS12/1B, Subang Jaya. (Tel: 018-265 4762). Business hours: 5pm-midnight (Tues-Sun). Closed on Monday. Halal. A casual restaurant that serves flame grilled steak in its signature style. Other dishes available include Singapore Chilli Crab and BBQ Udang Galah.
LA COCINA RESTAURANT AND TAPAS BAR, 1, Jalan USJ 10/1E, Taipan Business Centre, Subang Jaya. (Tel: 03-5621 2395). Business hours: 11am-3pm, 6pm-1am (Mon-Fri); 11am-1am (Sat and Sun). Pork-free. The signature paella – Spanish rice dish cooked in saffron broth with seafood or meat – is available in several versions, including lamb, seafood and chicken. Other recommendations are Baked Escargots, Lamb Meatballs and Aglio Olio “El Diablo”.
LITTLE WONTON CAFE, 20-1, Lorong Rahim Kajai 14, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, KL. (Tel: 03-7732 8613). Business hours: Noon-10pm (Tue-Fri), 11am-10pm (Sat and Sun). Closed on Monday. Pork-free. This quaint shop offers a modern take on the traditional dumpling. Mushroom Onion Cheese, Chicken Pineapple Cheese and Banana Chocolate wontons are some interesting parcels of goodness to savour.
PINCE & PINTS KUALA LUMPUR, No 32, Jalan Telawi 5, Bangsar Baru, KL. (Tel: 03-2201 3233/ 017-880 0871). Business hours: 6pm-11.30pm (Mon-Fri); noon-11.30pm (Sat, Sun and public holidays). Specialises in lobster-only comfort food, served in both traditional New England style and with a local twist.
PANTAI SEAFOOD RESTAURANT, Lot 13575, Jalan Cempaka, Kampung Sungai Kayu Ara, PJ (Tel: 03-7725 5099/ 03-7725 1099). Business hours: 11.30am-2.30pm, 6pm-11pm, daily. Non-halal. A place where diners may savour seafood like geoduck, Japanese snails, Alaskan king crabs, Scotland clams and Boston lobster in a rustic setting.
THE WOK RESTAURANT, No G-45, Jalan Puteri 5/7, Bandar Puteri Puchong, Puchong. (Tel: 012-391 6183 / 012-275 0396). Business hours: 11am-3pm, 6pm-10pm (Tues-Sun). Closed on Monday. Non-halal. The Yeoh family takes great pride in their Nyonya delights. On the menu are authentic Peranakan culinary treats like Gulai Tumis Snapper, Asam Big Prawns, Tau U Bak and Inche Kabin.
NYONYA TINGKAT SIGNATURE, UG-3A, Upper Ground Floor, The Sphere, Bangsar South, Kuala Lumpur. (Tel: 012-340 5443). Business hours: 10am-10pm, daily. Halal. Offers a wide range of authentic and halal Nyonya food from breakfast to dinner. Highlights include Ayam Pongteh, Nasi Kerabu Ayam Percik, Kapitan Chicken Curry, Ikan Bakar Portuguese and Nyonya Chili Garam.
DIMA RESTAURANT, G-G-06, Block G, Jalan PJU 1A/3, Taipan 2 Ara Damansara, PJ. (Tel: 03-7859 0222). Business hours: 10.30am-10.30pm (Sat-Thurs); 5pm-10.30pm (Fri). Halal. The restaurant’s D’zurbiyan Lamb is made using New Zealand lamb cooked with spices, herbs and rice. For dessert, savour the difference in servings of areeka and kunafa. Dishes here are tasty and reasonably priced.
KOMPASSION, 5, Jalan SS 20/11, Damansara Kim, Petaling Jaya. (Tel: 03-7731 9256). Business hours: 8am-2.30pm, 6pm-10.30pm (Tues-Sun). Closed on Monday. Non-halal. Not only does chef Nikom Uatthong aim for perfection when it comes to plating, he also pays great attention to the taste of each dish with the aim of offering diners a fantastic culinary experience. Serves individual meals and dishes good for sharing.
SAMIRA BY ASIAN TERRACE, Lot 268, Sentul Park, Jalan Strachan, off Jalan Ipoh, KL. (Tel: 012-921 3880/ 03-4042 3880). Business hours: Noon-3.30pm, 6pm-10.30pm (Mon-Fri), noon-10.30pm (Sat and Sun). The restaurant’s maze-like entrance leads diners to a calm spa-like place overlooking a koi pond on one side and a lake on the other. Its specialities include Mieng Kam, River Prawn Tom Yam, Deep Fried Vietnamese Soft Shell Crab, Steamed Seabass with Chilli and Lime Juice and Deep-fried Grouper with Thai Chilli Sauce.
BUNGA LAWANG CAFE, 50, Jalan 7/7B, Section 7, Bandar Baru Bangi, Bangi. (Tel: 03-8922 9921 / 012-336 9912). Business hours: 10am-11.30pm (Mon-Fri), 9am-11.30pm (Sat and Sun). This is where you will find Johorean dishes reminiscent of home when in the Klang Valley. The cafe serves flavoursome home-cooked laksa Johor, soto ayam, Fish Head Asam Pedas, Sotong Masak Hitam and other Johor specialities.
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