IF you are looking for a unique yet healthy twist to excite your taste buds, head on over to Kechara Oasis – a new-age vegetarian restaurant.
A must-try at Kechara Oasis is the Fried Round Momos. These traditional Tibetan dumplings are stuffed with potatoes, herbs, cheese and an assortment of vegetables, pan-fried to crispy golden balls with a hint of herbaceous flavour.
It is best consumed with a generous dip of its homemade chilli oil for the extra kick with each bite.
The Shabalay is also another traditional favourite.
This Tibetan pancake is made of potatoes and herbs, complementing its mild earthy flavour with a tinge of sweet savouriness of the marsala sauce.
To top it off, take a sip of warm butter tea, a familiar drink to Tibetans made of butter, milk, Pu-erh tea and a dash of salt.
An acquired taste, its unique aromatic yet milky flavour will, nevertheless, leave a soothing trail of warmth right down to your toes.
Providing customers a glimpse of Tibet through their taste buds is one of Kechara Oasis’ specialities.
However, it also offers of a wide variety of Chinese, Nepali, Vietnamese and Western cuisines to entice and excite all palates.
Another all-time favourite in Kechara Oasis is the Vietnamese Chicken Curry.
This dish features a myriad of vegetables, simmered with fresh Thai basil and homemade curry paste to creamy golden gravy.
It is cooked and served in a traditional claypot, further enhancing its deep, aromatic flavour with a hint of spiciness to tease your taste buds.
The interesting catch is the sliced “chicken drumstick” in this pot of goodness.
A solid roll of thickly layered bean curd gives the “meat” its white, solid yet smooth texture, lightly glazed golden on its outer layer, giving it the semblance of a roasted chicken.
This ingenious rendition of “chicken curry” truly lives up to the high standards of a Malaysian taste bud.
This is one of the many dishes that have been similarly crafted with the concept of using fresh ingredients rather than mock meats.
To stimulate taste and texture of meat, mock meats are usually made of ingredients such as tofu and white flour with added seasoning to improve its flavour.
Hence, it is said to lack nutrient.
Instead, Kechara Oasis uses quality multigrain flour and oats, among other ingredients that are richly nourishing, to create a healthier option in replicating the authenticity of specific meat textures.
The natural flavour is then enhanced by an assortment of carefully selected herbs and spices to bring each distinct taste to the dish in order to create a mouthwatering masterpiece. This innovativeness is driven by Kechara Oasis’ desire to create healthy and conscious dining through vegetarianism.
Much thought has been invested in making each dish to ensure that not only is it delectable and healthy but also sustainable with respect for all life forms.
It believes that we can still satisfy the cravings of our ever-demanding tummies but by being conscious of what we choose to put in our mouth, we can expand our choice to be a bit more beneficial to ourselves and others.
With this in mind, Kechara Oasis’ infused a new age idea of sustainable eating in a way that is palatable to the customers of Malaysia into its menus.
In doing so, it provides more than just an exciting and healthier alternative to fulfil your vegetarian diet but also to create a habit of conscious eating.
Kechara Oasis was awarded top 10 best casual dining restaurants in the Hospitality Asia Platinum Awards 2010-2012.
It is uniquely placed to offer guests a contemporary dining experience with award-winning service and ambience for your banqueting and catering needs.
Kechara Oasis is fully equipped to handle events of any size, from intimate meetings and private functions to a grand, full-scale wedding reception and gala dinners.
Its spacious and diverse rooms can accommodate up to 500 guests and are equipped with a host of facilities and services, from state-of-the-art lighting and audiovisual systems to flower arrangements and theme decor.
Moreover, its experienced event team is ever-ready to assist in planning your ideal occasion, customisable to suit your needs.
Kechara Oasis also provides a casual dining option with its set lunches.
Have your pick out from two scrumptious vegetarian Malaysian delights offered each day, served with a complimentary drink and dessert. It is available on weekdays from 11am to 3pm.
Furthermore, customers can enjoy a 15% discount on your next bill with a minimum spend of RM100 in a single receipt.
Terms and conditions apply.
Kechara Oasis is located at Jaya One, 63 and 67-P1, Block D, The Suites, Jaya One, No. 72A, Jalan Universiti, 46200 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, and Viva Home Mall, Lot 2.08, 2nd Floor, West Wing, Viva Home Mall, 85, Jalan Loke Yew, 55200 Kuala Lumpur.
■ For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit kecharaoasis.com.
For reservations, call the hotline (012-818 8384) or the branches at Viva Home Mall (03-9284 1818) or Jaya One (03-7968 1818).