Delightful Oriental fareTreat: Restaurant and Bar at Oakwood Hotel and Residence Kuala Lumpur is offering an Oriental Set Menu until Feb 28. This special promotion is available from 11am to 11pm daily. The set menu consists of three Chinese and three Japanese dishes such as Salmon Teriyaki, Chicken Karaage, Vegetable Tempura, Breadcrumb Beef, Butter Prawns and Salted Egg Calamari. Each order comes with miso soup, salad, steamed rice and fruits to make it a complete and balanced meal. Green tea and Jasmine tea are also available. Each set is priced from RM18 onwards.
The menu was put together by the restaurant’s head chef Syaiful Alwi. For reservations, call 03-2720 3827.Spice and everything niceThe Firecracker Chicken is a limited-edition dish served at 4Fingers Crispy Chicken, available until Feb 28. As its name suggests, this feisty flavour comes packed with an aromatic, spicy kick, using fresh spices such as cumin and Sichuan peppercorn. The dish is specially crafted in collaboration with Singaporean celebrity chef and fried chicken aficionado Bjorn Shen.
The Firecracker Chicken will be available as 4Fingers’ signature wingettes, drummettes and drumsticks, starting from RM15 for a la carte items and RM19.70 for meal bundles.
Diners can enjoy an entire meal consisting of only Firecracker Chicken, or opt for two flavours – 4Fingers’ signature soy garlic or hot sauce – in one meal. For details, visit www.4fingers.com.my
PASSAGE THRU’ INDIA, 4, Jalan Delima, off Jalan Bukit Bintang, KL (Tel: 03-2145 0366 - Kuala Lumpur, 03-2094 4366 - Bukit Damansara). Business hours: 11.30am-2.30pm, 6.30pm-10.30pm, daily. Halal. Try the cocktail basket of six mini naan breads with chutneys and condiments, PTI Masala Prawns, Murgh Tikka Butter, Mutton Rogan Gosht, Kashgar Kebab and Navratna Kurma.
AUTHENTIC CAPATHI HUT, No 3, Lorong Padang Belia, Brickfields, KL. (Tel: 03-2276 6001). Business hours: 9am to 11pm, daily. Closed on alternate Wednesdays. This is where you get some of the best chapati in town. The restaurant has a regular customer profile who seek their variety of flatbreads and vegetarian dishes. The Paneer Butter Masala is a bestseller while the Punjabi saag is a must-try for leafy green lovers.
WAY MODERN CHINOIS, G-1, Work@Clearwater, Jalan Changkat Semantan, Damansara Heights, KL. (Tel: 03-2095 1118). Business hours: Noon-3pm, 6pm-10.30pm (Tues-Sun). Closed on Mondays. Pork-free. This modern cuisine restaurant specialises in contemporary fine Chinese cuisine. With 60 uniquely crafted dishes presented in an elegant setting, Way’s menu is a reflection of uber gastronomy resulting from the culmination of 15 months of food tasting and experimentation. Dishes to look out for include Waterless Chicken Soup, Pac Man Dumpling, Snow Bun, Golden Rose Wanton, Cold Flower Crab, Crispy Lion Fish and Truffle Duck.
WARUNG LEKO, LB-1, First Floor, The Curve Link 2, The Curve, Mutiara Damansara, PJ. (Tel: 03-7733 1322). Business hours: 11am-10.30pm, daily. The restaurant is known to locals to have authentic penyet dishes from Surabaya. It is the first Warong Leko in Malaysia and it has 46 eateries in Indonesia.
TARBUSH RESTAURANT, LG16, Starhill Gallery, Jalan Bukit Bintang, KL. (Tel: 03-2144 6393). Business hours: Noon-1am, daily. The restaurant serves food using recipes by managing director Mohyddin Al Halabi. A must-try is the Grilled Arayes (minced lamb with vegetables, onions, Tarbush spice, tomatoes) that is spread on pita bread. There are also sweet delicacies like Mahalabia, Riz Bil Halil and Ma’Moul Bi Fustouq, to name a few.
VICTORIA STATION, 11-17 Jalan Setiapuspa, Medan Damansara, KL. (Tel: 03-2093 6888 - Medan Damansara, 03-4257 3388 - Ampang, 03-5637 3388 - Taipan USJ, 03-6150 6618 - Kota Damansara). Business hours: Noon-midnight, daily. Pork-free. Still a popular haunt for those who enjoy steaks. Other offerings are Deep Sea Prawns with Teriyaki Sauce, Charbroiled New Zealand Fillet Steak and Grilled Cajun Salmon.
RAKUZEN JAPANESE RESTAURANT, LG 05-06, G Tower, 199, Jalan Tun Razak, KL. (Tel: 03-2161 4800). Business hours: 11.30am-3pm, 6pm-11pm, daily. Pork-free. This popular Japanese restaurant is known for its extensive menu of raw food as well as steamed, grilled and broiled items.
KURIYA, T2, 3rd Floor, Bangsar Shopping Centre, 285 Jalan Maarof, Taman Bukit Bandaraya, KL. (Tel: 03-2093 9242). Business hours: 11am-10.30pm, daily. The restaurant offers a Japanese fine dining experience with a wide range of special and authentic dishes. The menu also features seasonal ingredients air-flown from various parts of Japan. Seafood is flown in from Tokyo and Kyushu fish markets, once a week.
JOGOYA BUFFET RESTAURANT, T3, Relish Floor, Starhill Gallery, 181, Jalan Bukit Bintang, KL. (03-2142 1268). Business hours: 11.30am-4.20pm, 5pm-10.30pm, daily. This pork-free restaurant uses the highest quality of ingredients to present an extensive buffet of Chinese, Western, Japanese, Malaysian and other cuisines. This has made Jogoya an irresistible place to enjoy a variety of cuisines.
TABLES OF JOY, No 13, Jalan SS21/1A, Damansara Utama, Petaling Jaya. (Tel: 03-7710 0388). Business hours: 11am-3pm, 6pm-10pm, Wednesday to Monday. Closed on Tuesdays. Non-halal. Serves classic Malaysian flavours, with a focus on Chinese and Nyonya dishes, as well as some colonial Hainanese-inspired items. Some of its signature dishes include Baked Stuffed Crab, lamb rendang, Nasi Lemak with Pork Curry, Chicken in a Basket, and Sambal Assam with Squid and Prawns.
H&H RESTAURANT, 25, Jalan PJU 5/12, Dataran Sunway, Kota Damansara, PJ. (Tel: 03-6141 8911). Business hours: 11.30am-2.30pm, 5.30pm-10pm, daily. Closed every alternate Tuesdays. Available daily for lunch and dinner are items like Curry Fish Head, Kapitan Chicken and Assam Fish Head.
JUST NYONYA, 21, Jalan 5/62A, Bandar Manjalara, Kepong, KL. (Tel: 03-6279 9996). Business hours: Noon–3pm, 6pm–10pm (Wed-Mon). Closed on Tuesdays. Pork-free. Serves all-time Peranakan favourites from Melaka and Penang like Chicken Pongteh, Chicken Kapitan, Pucuk Paku Masak Lemak Keledek, Sambal Prawn Petai, Nyonya Gerang Asam Fish and Chilli Garam Fish. For desserts, diners have a choice of ABC, cendol and sago gula Melaka.
LITTLE HERITAGE HOUSE, 23, Ground & First Floor, Jalan 17/56, PJ. (Tel: 03-7932 1810). Business hours: 11am-10pm, daily. Pork-free. The bestselling dishes are the homemade Steamed Otak-Otak, Assam Tumis Stingray and Assam Tamarind Prawns. As you walk into the restaurant, you will notice the rare collection of antique bowls and plates from the owner’s heritage.
O’BRIENS, The Curve, Lot G79 Ground Floor, 6 Jalan PJU 7/3, Mutiara Damansara, PJ. (Tel: 03-7727 2181 - The Curve, 03-7726 8977 - 1 Utama Shopping Centre, 03-5632 2616 - Empire Shopping Gallery, 03-2276 3497 - Nu Sentral, 03-4253 4181 - Great Eastern Mall). Business hours: 7am-11pm, daily. Part of a worldwide chain specialising in Irish sandwiches and gourmet coffees. Offers handcrafted sandwiches, wraps, salads, smoothies and juices.
CRAB FACTORY, 21, Jalan SS2/64, PJ. (Tel: 03-7865 5850). Business hours: 11.30am-10.30pm (Tues-Thurs); noon-11pm (Fri-Sun). Closed on Mondays. Pork-free. Specialises in the Louisiana seafood boil concept, where an assortment of seafood such as lobsters, crabs, shrimps and clams along with sweet corn and mixed vegetables are cooked in different flavours then poured onto a table covered with a plastic sheet. The only way to truly enjoy seafood boil is to feast with your bare hands.
AROI MAK MAK, No 1, Jalan 17/45, Section 17, Petaling Jaya (Tel: 03-7954 2281). Business hours: 11am-3pm, 5.30pm-10pm daily. Closed on Mondays. Non-halal. Dishes are made from scratch, right from the various pastes such as tom yam, green curry, red curry and even Thai dipping sauces. Signature dishes include Pomelo Salad, Tom Yam Pork Ribs and Complicated Noodle, a do-it-yourself vegetable wrap.
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