EAGER to have uniquely different Asian food?
Pavilion Kuala Lumpur’s Level 1 has an array of fine Asian favourites served in a casual and relaxed setting.
Located in one corner of the floor, a mix of first-in-Malaysia and well-known restaurants such as HK Boy Cart Noodle, Tan Tan Noodles Kitchen, Gami Chicken, Teppanyaki and Go Noodles House offers a fusion of Hong Kong, Chinese, Japanese and Korean cuisines.
HK Boy Cart Noodle, a restaurant from Hong Kong, brings popular 1950s push-cart-style noodles to its customers.
Some of their signature dishes include curry fish balls, Swiss chicken chop rice with fried egg, and lemongrass pork chop noodles.
Another one of their signature dishes is La Za Noodle, where traditional toppings such as pork skin, blood curd and large pork intestine is in the exquisite dish for those with an acquired taste for innards.
For drinks, their iced milk tea is served in a big glass bottle which is placed in an even bigger ice-filled glass.
This ensures that the tea remains chilled for customers.
Originally from South Korea, Tan Tan Noodles Kitchen brings the epitome of Korean cuisine to customers by making sure details are followed to precision.
Elements like the bowls used are precisely chosen for their unique shape to maintain the heat of the dish.
Since Koreans love rich and bold flavours, the same distinctive tastes are highlighted in the restaurant’s star dish. Pork bone broth has been boiled for six hours and poured over ramen, spring onions, pan-fried minced pork, mushroom and lava egg.
As a finishing touch, chopped toasted peanuts are sprinkled on the noodles to elevate taste and texture.
Another restaurant that prides itself on bringing the best Korean fried chicken and its cook-to-order concept is Gami Chicken.
This pork-free restaurant first made waves in Australia and is now also at the KL mall to share its goodness.
Its chicken comes with sauces of your choice, consisting of spicy, sweet chilli and soy garlic, which were imported from Australia.
Gami Chicken is also known for its gooey corn cheese, kimchi pancake, potato heaven and kimchi fried rice.
To balance out the fried goodness, all chicken dishes are served with a side of green salad and tangy pickled radish.
When it comes to pork-free Japanese food, Teppanyaki, a familiar establishment operating since 1984, brings familiar favourites.
Its wide selection of teppanyaki includes chicken, beef, prawn, salmon and cuttlefish paired with garlic and stir-fried bean sprouts and carrots.
The dish is served with a side of Japanese pan-fried dumplings, egg custard and miso soup.
To complete the meal, jelly dessert topped with some lychee and pineapples is also served.
The final stop in the foodie tour is Go Noodle House, another familiar name and a restaurant loved by many.
Popular for its bursting meatball noodles in superior soup, a generous amount of yellow rice wine is splashed into the clear and flavourful broth to give it a pleasant savoury taste.
Assorted drink products such as snow pear, kumquat and passion fruit juice prepared in-house are also served.
Apart from the wine included in their broth, the big shelves holding rows of wine bottles in the restaurant not only serve as decoration, but also an option for diners to purchase and add in their dishes.
ASIAN DINING, Level 1, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, 168, Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur. Business hours: 10am to 10pm, daily.
This is the writer’s observation and not an endorsement by StarMetro.
In light of the Covid-19 movement control order, some restaurants are still operating for takeaways. Please check www.pavilion-kl.com/viewoffersevents/Delivery-And-Or-Takeaway-Services