Seven dishes brimming with exciting Thai flavours will be showcased at Zuan Yuan Chinese Restaurant, One World Hotel, Petaling Jaya until July 31. The menu includes Mixed Thai Salad made of mango, papaya, leek and jellyfish, Braised Seafood Tom Yum Goong, Deep-fried Sea Bass with Mango and Salad Sauce Siamese Style, Deep-fried Bean Curd Shrimp Ball, Pan-fried Minced Chicken Cake, and Deep-fried Sea Prawn with Tom Yum Sauce. After a spicy and exciting meal, enjoy a cold dessert featuring a Combination of Durian Spring Roll, Pancake and Ice Cream, ‘To Fu Hua‘ with Caramelised Ginger Sugar Syrup and Chilled Lemongrass Jelly with Lime and Aloe Vera. Available for lunch and dinner, the Thai-talising promotion starts from RM26 nett. For reservations, call 03-7681 1157.
Thai flavours will be showcased at Zuan Yuan Chinese Restaurant, One World Hotel, Petaling Jaya
Smooth, sweet and everything nice. Sounds tempting? Melting Pot Cafe at Concorde Hotel Kuala Lumpur is featuring its latest cake creation – Mango Delight Cake – throughout this month. This crowd-pleasing dessert consists of vanilla sponge layered with silky smooth mango mousse with chunky mango filling. It is coated on the side with croquant, and topped with mango glaze and chopped fresh mangoes for the finale. The Mango Delight Cake is available at RM20 nett per slice, or RM110 nett per kg. It is available until July 31. For reservations, call 03-2717 2233.
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 tastebuds. Olive oil, nuts, fresh bread, baklava and laban (homemade yogurt) are some of the staples in the Lebanese diet.
PARATHAI, Lot F56, First Floor, Mitsui Outlet Park, Sepang. (Tel: 03-8660 2016). Business hours: 11am-10pm (Mon-Fri), 10.30am-10pm (Sat & Sun). 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, Pineapple Fried Rice, Baked Ming Prawns with Glass Noodles in Claypot, clear tom yam, tom yam kung, Steamed Seabass with Lime and Chilli Sauce, and Thai Green Curry Chicken.
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 to 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 & 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, 6pm-10.30pm, 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.
EURO DELI RESTAURANT, No. 39 & 41, Jalan SS20/11, Damansara Kim, PJ. (Tel: 03-7726 7495) Business hours: 10am-midnight, 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.
87 RESTAURANT AND BAR, 6, Jalan SS21/35, Damansara Utama, Petaling Jaya. (Tel: 03-7733 3878). Business hours: 4pm-1am, daily. Non-halal. Serves a mix of Western and Asian dishes — many for under RM20. Recommendations include Pork Bacon Carbonara, Grilled Set Lamb Shoulder, siew yoke fried rice, chicken and egg burger, Hainanese chicken with fries, curry laksa and Portuguese grilled fish.
GILER GRILLS, Lot LG221B, Old Wing, 1 Utama Shopping Centre, Lebuh Bandar Utama, Bandar Utama, Petaling Jaya. (Tel: 03-7731 2211). Business hours: 10am-10pm, daily. Pork-free. Designed to fuse Malaysian flavours with Western grilling methods. Their “charcoal signatures” include Spiced Lamb Shank in Bamboo, Chargrilled Whole Squid, Chargrilled Udang Galah and Salt Char-Baked Barra-mundi, while skewered meats come in charcoal pit and flaming versions.
FISHERMAN’S COVE, LG10, Feast Village, Starhill Gallery, 181 Jalan Bukit Bintang, KL. (Tel: 03-2782 3848). Business hours: Noon-3pm, 5pm-11pm, daily. The restaurant is designed as a boathouse and is tastefully decorated with sails and lamps to re-create a fishing village. The focus is on seafood, prepared in an open kitchen.
ALIYAA ISLAND RESTAURANT & BAR, 48 G & M, Medan Setia 2, Plaza Damansara, Bukit Damansara, KL. (Tel: 03-2092 5378). Business hours: Noon-3pm, 6pm-11pm, 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.
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 ju hu char. For desserts, 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 tian of steamed prawns with poached tomato and citrus dressing.
SLAPPY CAKES, SPWF001 First Floor, Sunway Pyramid West, Jalan PJS 11/15, Bandar Sunway, PJ. (Tel: 03-5650 5125). Business hours: 8.30am-10pm, daily. Pancakes are the main focus and the restaurant chain from the United States makes having pancakes fun by allowing guests to make their own pancakes. Set on each table are hot pans for DIY pancakes and a sign at the counter teaches customers how to make pancakes the Slappy way. All-day breakfast and grilled meats are also available.
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