Places to dine and wine

  • Eating Out
  • Saturday, 29 Oct 2011

Shang Palace of Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur highlights the famous Hairy Crabs of the Orient, from now until November 7. This species of crab is a popular delicacy in Shanghainese cuisine and is prized for itssavoury and tender roe. Shang Palace’s Chinese executive chef Tan Kim Weng has designed an a la carte menu of six dishes and a six-course set menu. Some of the culinary highlights include Traditional Steamed Whole Hairy Crab, Braised Bird’s Nest with Hairy Crab Roe and Meat, Braised Egg White with Seafood and Crab Roe Sauce, Braised Asparagus topped with CrabRoe Sauce, Stewed Thin Noodles with Hairy Crab Meat and Preserved Vegetables and many more. The hairy crab promotion is available from noon-2.30pm (Mon-Sat), 10.30am-2.30pm (Sunday and public holiday) and dinner from 6.30pm-10.30pm (daily). For reservations,call 03-2074 3904.

Salmon delights

Featuring fresh Norwegian salmon until Nov 10, master chef Richard and his team from Genji Japanese Restaurant, Hilton Petaling Jaya get your taste buds going with a variety of preparations, from raw fish to conventional cooking style. Topped with generous spread of grilled salmon flakes and served with pickled radish, Shake Onigiri, a common Japanese dish, is often eaten as a quick snack. Teppanyaki has neverfailed to tantalise everyone’s taste buds.Same goes to Shake Enokima in which enoki mushroom and spring onion are rolled in salmon fillet and grilled to perfection. The delightful culinary journey continues with the Japanese and Western fusion creations — Shake Furai and Shake Potato Chili Mayo. The plum dipping sauce complements the flavour of deep fried breaded salmon fillets surprisinglywell for the Shake Furai dish, while the Baked Salmon Fillet Rolled with Mashed Potato and Spicy Chili Mayonnaise Sauce serves as a brilliant combination for the latter dish. Enjoy the goodness ofsalmon with Shake Toro and Shake Sashimi Combi, accompanied with wasabi paste, oba leaves and other condiments. Apart from the Shake Sashimi, Shake Teriyaki, Shake Furai and Shake Onigiri, Genji’s Norwegian Salmon Bento is served with green salad, chawan mushi, miso soup, pickles and sliced fruits. The promotion, priced from RM12++ to RM110++ is available from noon-2.30pm, 6.30pm- 10.30pm. For reservations, call 03-7955 9122 ext 4071.

Final call for MIGF

Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa’s West Lake Garden is celebrating the 11th MalaysiaInternational Gourmet Festival (MIGF) with Oriental exuberance. This awardwinning restaurant is featuring interesting dishes by Chinese master chef Chan Choo Kean. Through his ingenuity in creating tantalisingly palatable dishes the Opulent Jade menu at West Lake Garden, priced at RM188++ per person, will have the taste buds dancing for joy at the first bite. There is a decadent selection of Sze Chuan Beef with Foie Gras stuffed in soft and fluffy Chinese steamed bun rolled up and filled with its tender stuffings as well as a succulent Barbecued Chicken Roulade andWhite Fungus with Pickled Lotus to start-off the appetising six-course meal. The Organic Chicken Consommé and Baby Abalone with Chrysanthemum and Cordycep and Claypot Braised Salmon with Garlic, Shallot, Ginger and Spring Onion are some of the dishes thatfollow. The Luxe Pearl menu, priced at RM138++ per person, features a myriad of flavours like Venison Ribs dripping with Xi Chiang Glaze, and served with Garlic Cucumber Pickles and Steamed Prawn with Abalone Dumpling, Thickened Crab and Cod Fish Soup with Braised Snow Crab Claw Wanton, Sizzling Seared Black Peppered Australian Beef with Onion and Garlic Flakes. The MIGF celebration offers a 10% discount on selected house pouring by glass and on any beverage with the purchaseof the Festival Menu. For reservations, call 03-7492 8000 ext 3181.


KELANTAN DELIGHTS, 1-5, Level 1, Sooka Sentral, Jalan Stesen Sentral, KL. (Tel: 03-2785 1945). Business hours: noon-10pm. Closed on Sat & Sun. A contemporary-style outlet with a replica of an old door of a Kelantanese mosque as part of its interior and within, a spot where diners can sit cross-legged as they indulge in Tom Yam, Mieng Kam, Nasi Kerabu with Ayam Percik, Solok Lada, Sotong Sumbat Pulut, Laksam and Lompat Tikam.

SONGKET RESTAURANT, No 29, Jalan Yap Kwan Seng, KL. (Tel:03-2161 3331). Business hours:noon-3pm, 6pm-11pm (Mon-Fri), 5pm-11pm (Sat, Sun & public holidays). This is restaurant is set to bring Malay fine dining to a different level. Come savour true Malay flavours with sumptuous servings of traditional dishes such as Rusuk Panggang, Sup Ekor, Pucuk Paku Goreng and Durian Tiramisu amongst others. As you dine, be entertained by their very own cultural dance performance on weeknights.


HOUSE OF CHINA, 33 Jalan Metro Perdana 7, Taman Usahawan Kepong, Kepong Utara, KL (Tel: 03-6259 9909). Business hours: Daily, 11am-10pm. Non-halal. Chinese antiques and art pieces greet guests and a large wooden door panel adds to the fascinating decor of the restaurant. Among the dishes to look out for are Peking Duck, Sweet and Sour Rabbit Fish, Imperial Tong Po Pork, Pumpkin Salted Egg Yolk, Eel with Pear, Hongzhou Style Mui Choy, Xihu Lotus Roots, Sichuan Mapo Tofu and Paku Special.

HEUN KEE CLAYPOT CHICKEN RICE SHOP, No 59, ground floor, Jalan Yew, Pudu, KL. (Tel:03-9200 1603, 012-208 9123) Business hours:11am-9.30pm (closed on the first and third Thursday of the month). In Pudu Wet Market lies the restaurant that has made a name for itself over the past 25 years. The owner uses a two-way heat system by cooking the rice in a claypot and placing more hot coals on the lid to help lock in moisture and the chicken’s flavours. A secret marinade sauce is also used for the chicken pieces.


SPICE GARDEN IMPERIAL, LOT 1 & 1A, Block B, Chulan Square, 92, Jalan Raja Chulan, KL. (Tel: 03-2142 2220 / 2223 205). Business hours: noon-midnight daily. Tandoor food and speciality drink Jal Jeera, which is a mix of soda and 65 Indian herbs and spices, draw in the crowd. Live entertainment is provided daily, set lunches are priced from RM20 to RM22.

CHUTNEY MARY RESTAURANT AND BAR, 21-G Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar, KL (Tel: 03-2282 9923). Business hours: 10am-midnight, daily. The restaurant offers Northern Indian cuisine with a smattering of Western and local dishes, house specials are Khairi Chicken Special, Chicken Noor Jahani Biryani and Kulfi. Set lunch options are prices from RM9.90++. AMAREE HOT POT, SG-5 Subang Avenue (next to Subang Carefour), Persiaran Kemajuan, Subang Jaya. (Tel: 03-5611 2828 / 016-208 0996). Business hours: 11am-10.30pm, daily. website An endearing favourite to Malaysians, Amaree Hot Pot brings spicy and savoury flavours from Thailand with over 50 choices of the freshest ingredients which includes vegetables, meat and seafood.


AMAREE HOT POT, SG-5 SubangAvenue (next to Subang Carefour),Persiaran Kemajuan, Subang Jaya.(Tel: 03-5611 2828 / 016-208 0996).Business hours: 11am-10.30pm,daily. website An endearing favourite toMalaysians, Amaree Hot Pot bringsspicy and savoury flavours fromThailand with over 50 choices of thefreshest ingredients which includesvegetables, meat and seafood.


U RESTAURANT, 69 Jalan Bangkung, Off Jalan Maarof, Bukit Bandaraya, Bangsar, KL (Tel: 03-2093 1268). Business hours: noon-2.30pm & 6pm till late, Mon-Sat. Closed on Sun. No pork served. The restaurant uses the ‘Omakase Kaiseki’ concept where chefs decide on how to cook and present the ingredients.


DA ON FINE KOREAN CUISINE, Lot 6.40.00, Level 6, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur (Tel: 03-2141 2100). Business hours: 10am-10pm, daily. The outlet serves up authentic Korean favourites in a contemporary setting with emphasis on air flown specialities.


ANTONIO’S TRATTORIA CALABRIA, 32A, Jalan Wan Kadir 4, Off Jalan Damansara,Taman Tun Dr.Ismail, KL (Tel: 03-7725 4164). Business hours: 11am-2.30pm & 6pm-11pm. Closed on Monday. Pork-free. A cozy Italian restaurant where the food is elegant in taste and the atmosphere friendly and casual, it is famous for home-made thin crust pizzas, pasta and tiramisu. Set lunch is available from Monday to Friday at RM12.90 nett.


THE HOT CHOCOLATE CAFE, 25, Lorong Setiabistari 2, Medan Damansara, Damansara Heights, KL. (Tel: 03-2093 9133), email: Business hours: 10am-10pm (open daily except on Sunday). Quietly nestled within the confines of the affluent neighbourhood of Bukit Damansara is a homely cafe that has been around for the past 12 years. The Hot Chocolate Cafe is charming and elegant which serves reasonably priced food including local delights and Western favourites including pastas and pizzas.

HORNBILL RESTAURANT & CAFE, KL Bird Park, 920, Jalan Cenderawasih, Taman Tasik Perdana, KL. (Tel: 03-2693 8086). Business hours: 9am-8pm, daily. Dine amid hornbills at this unique restaurant offering the Hornbill Restaurant Special Nasi Lemak, Madras-Style Fish Curry, Chicken Varuval, Vegetable Curry, Penang Char Kuey Teow, Spaghetti Napolitaine and Tenderloin Steak.


KIP SEAFOOD NOODLE HOUSE, 31, Jalan KIP 1, Taman KIP, Sri Damansara, KL (Tel: 012-290 7699/016-222 9766). Business hours: noon-3pm & 6pm-10pm (Mon-Sat); 5pm-10pm (Sun and public holidays). Non-halal. Discover new flavours cleverly concocted like Pumpkin Stir Fried with Salted Egg and Curry Leaf, Tiger Prawn Baked with Fish Sauce and Chicken Wing stuffed with Shark’s Fin.

SOUTH SEA SEAFOOD RESTAURANT, 229, Jalan Dua A, Kampung Baru Subang, Selangor. (Tel: 03-7846 1401/ 03-7846 5813). Business hours: 11am-11pm, daily. Serving quality seafood since 1980s, the outlet boasts exotic seafood such as geoduck, Australian lobster, Estuary tiger garoupa, Sri Lankan crab, Japanese escargot, fresh abalone, mantis prawn and even the rare Empurau fish.


HANSPETER BIO BACKEREI, 25 Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar Baru, KL. (Tel: 03-2287 0959) Business hours: 11am-9.30pm, Tues-Sun. A German style organic bakery produces low carbon slow fermentation organic breads and pastry.

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