Indian delicacies

Cinnamon Coffee House at One World Hotel, Petaling Jaya is presenting two promotions in conjunction with the Festival of Lights. The ‘Deepavali Delights’ buffet high tea, available on Oct 27 from noon to 4pm, offers specialities such as Lentil Soup with Spices, Varuval Mutton, Squid Peratal, Chicken Tandoori with Raita, Gobi Masala, Fish Head Curry and Masala Vadai. It is priced at RM118 nett per adult. Meanwhile, a ‘Song of India’ buffet dinner is ongoing until Oct 31, from Monday to Thursday, between 6.30pm and 10.30pm. The spread includes Seafood Salad with Mango, Chicken Tikka Masala, Kandani Lamb, Duck Varuval, Baked Fish with Palak Paneer, Prawn Caldine Curry, Spicy Kaddu Soup and Baked Crab with Yoghurt. It is priced at RM128 nett per adult. For reservations, call 03-7681 1157.

Delectable Deepavali

Celebrate Deepavali with a delectable meal on Oct 27 at Melting Pot Cafe, Concorde Hotel Kuala Lumpur. The buffet high tea, served from 12.30pm to 4pm, offers Roasted Lamb with Tandoori Marination, Prawn Masala, Chapati with Sambal Sardine, tosai, payasam and coconut candy, as well as restaurant favourites such as Oriental Noodle with Seafood, Deep-fried Fish with Ginger, Thai Seafood Fried Rice and Spaghetti Mamak. The buffet dinner, available from 6.30pm to 10.30pm, offers Chicken Tikka, Lamb Shank Vindaloo, Crab Masala, Fish Head Curry, Briyani Mutton Pulao and Thai Salmon Green Curry, as well as popular treats such as assorted sushi and sashimi, teppanyaki action stall and desserts. The high tea is priced at RM75 nett per person; the dinner costs RM110 nett per person. For reservations, call 03-2717 2233.

YU BY RUYI, G-243, Riverview Entrance, The Gardens Mall, Mid Valley City, Kuala Lumpur. (Tel: 03-2202 2602). Business hours: 11am-4pm, 6pm-10.30pm, daily. Pork-free. The diversified pork-free modern Chinese menu is crafted with the philosophy of bringing all races, nationalities and beliefs harmoniously together for a good meal. Recommendations include Steamin’ Crabilicious, Chick-u-tei, Crackling Wagyu Hor Fun, Prawn Paste Lemon Chicken and its wide variety of dim sum.

MEAT THE PORKERS, Block D1, Floor G3, Publika, Jalan Dutamas 1, Kuala Lumpur. (Tel: 03-6211 4040,019-987 1945) Business hours: Noon-3pm, 6pm-10.30pm, daily. Non-halal. Dubbed the Asian porky Indian restaurant, it serves pork in classic Indian favourites. Specialities include Siew Yoke Briyani, Pork Sheekh Kebab, Tandoori Pork Ribs, Bacon Cheese Naan with Pork Varuval and Butter Pork, Pork 65 Masala and Pork Vindaloo.

GAJAH MADA, G-021 & G-E-021, Ground Level, MyTown Shopping Centre, Section 90, Jalan Cochrane, Cheras, Kuala Lumpur. (Tel: 016-226 1878). Business hours: 10am-10pm, daily. Offers a combination of Thai, Indonesian, Malaysian and Vietnamese dishes. Signature dishes include Bandung Style Green Chilli Chicken Plate, Flash Fried Tempeh, Majapahit Mini Flying Fish and Thai Green Curry.

SIMPLE LIFE HEALTHY VEGETARIAN RESTAURANT, LG-232A, Lower Ground Floor, The Gardens Mall, Mid Valley City, KL. (Tel: 03-2202 1328 - The Gardens, 03-2110 5201 - Lot 10, Bukit Bintang, 03-5611 8596 - Sunway Pyramid/ Business hours: 10am-10pm, daily. Serves vegetarian meals that are organic, natural and nutritious. Popular dishes include Lei Cha with Brown Rice, Ginger Extract with Brown Rice Mee Sua, vegetarian nasi lemak, curry laksa and popiah.

KIMI-YA, G-2, Avantas Residences, 162, Jalan Kelang Lama, Taman Shanghai, Kuala Lumpur. (Tel: 03-7986 0732). Business hours: Noon-3pm, 6pm-10.30pm (Mon-Thurs), 11.30am-3pm, 6pm-11pm (Fri-Sun). Pork-free. Serves quality cuisine, with an emphasis on freshness. Sushi options include the signature Ume Sashimi Moriawase and 14-piece Sushi Moriawase sets. Also available is the kaiseki meal, featuring seasonal ingredients from Japan.

WASHOKU KINRARA, 11, Jalan BK5A/ 3A, Bandar Kinrara, Puchong, Selangor. (Tel: 03-8074 7848). Business hours: Noon-10pm (Mon-Fri), 11.30am-10pm (Sat, Sun and public holidays). Pork-free. Formerly known as Sushi Sakura Kinrara, the restaurant promises affordable Japanese food in a comfortable setting. Those who love picking sushi from the conveyor belt can look forward to daily specials. Menu includes unique options, such as Washoku Sushi Platter and festive-inspired dishes.

NUTZ N BOLTZ, Desa Park City, Plaza Arkadia, Gurney Block, G18, Jalan Residen, Medan Residen, Desa Parkcity, Kuala Lumpur. (Tel: 012-316 1143). Business hours: Noon-1am (Sun-Thurs), noon-2am (Fri and Sat). Pork-free. Menu features 100 dishes for diners of all ages, including vegetarian options. Specialities include Channa Tikka Salad, Satay Mix Pizza, Devilled Curry Mutton Fried Rice, Lamb Shank Madrasi and Apricot Glazed Salmon.

MADELEINE BISTRO, D-G-3A, Block D, No 2, Jalan PJU 1A/ 7A, Oasis Square, Oasis Ara Damansara, PJ. (Tel: 03-7859 9316/ Business hours: 8.30am-5.30pm (Mon-Sat). Closed on Sundays. Pork-free. Serves French cuisine with an Italian and Asian twist. Signature dishes include Canard A L’Orange, Chef’s Special Beef Cheek and Braised Lamb Shank with Gremolata. For dessert, there is the award-winning Chocolat Royale, as well as other cakes like Carrot Walnut, Chocolate Gateau, Lemon Poppyseed and Marble Cheesecake.

TAPPERS CAFE, 15-1-2, Jalan Setia Prima U13/D, Setia Alam, Shah Alam. (Tel: 03-5888 6755 - Setia Alam, 03-8328 0689 - IOI City Mall/ Business hours: 8am-10pm, daily. Pork-free. Dishes here are affordably priced and cater to people from all walks of life. Chicken Parmigiana, Spaghetti Carbonara with Chicken Bacon and Mushrooms, Hainanese Chicken Chop, Sweet and Sour Fish Rice and Tappers Baked Soya Chicken Rice are some of the favourites.

HUCKLEBERRY AFTER DARK, 2G & 4G, Jalan Medan Setia 2, Plaza Damansara, Damansara Heights, Kuala Lumpur. (Tel: 03-2098 7833) Business hours: 5.30pm-midnight (weekdays), and 5.30pm-1am (weekends). Closed on Mondays. Depicts an American-style diner with street food commonly found in the US, styled-up to add some pizzazz to the dishes. The pizza base, made from sourdough, offers topping options such as Margarita, Missed Steak, Another One Bites The Crust, Bolognese, Rocky Balboa and Italian Stallion.

THE SHIP SULTAN ISMAIL, 40-1 & 40-2 Jalan Sultan Ismail, KL (Tel: 03-2141 8805 - Jalan Sultan Ismail, 03-2144 3605 - Jalan Bukit Bintang, 03-7728 8020 - Damansara Utama, 03-7931 0078 - PJ Centrestage/ Business hours: Noon-midnight (Sun-Fri), noon-1am (Sat). Pork-free. Still a hit among locals and foreigners. Serves escargots, Chinatown Shark’s Fin with Crabmeat, steaks in 18 different styles. Wait staff dress according to rank of sailors on a ship.

TONY ROMA’S, LG 1.43, Lower Ground One, Sunway Pyramid, PJ. (Tel: 03-7492 1188 - Sunway Pyramid, 03-7728 7833 - eCurve, 03-2143 3378 - Pavilion KL, 03-2282 8243 - The Gardens Mall/ Business hours: 11am-10.30pm, daily. Expect hefty portions and enjoy the selection of refreshing mocktails and beverages. The restaurant is known for its signature ribs and onion loaf.

STOKED RESTAURANT AND BAR, 120-122, Jalan Kasah, Medan Damansara, Kuala Lumpur. (Tel: 03-2096 1645). Business hours: 6pm-11pm (Mon-Fri), noon-3pm, 6pm-11pm (Sat). Closed on Sunday. Non-halal. Central to the cooking of many of Stoked’s dishes is the Bertha charcoal oven, which is fuelled by a combination of charcoal and firewood. Grilled meats take centre stage in its menu offerings with chilled prime cuts of steaks, as well as off-cuts. A selection of pork ribs are also offered.

ARIA ITALIAN DINING & WHISKY BAR, 44, Plaza Damansara, Jalan Medan Setia 2, Bukit Damansara, KL. (Tel: 03-2011 1384). Business hours: 11.30am-midnight (Mon-Fri), 4pm-midnight (Sat). Closed on Sunday. A charming and cosy restaurant with tasteful ambience, known for its pizza and pasta. Linguine Alio Olio with Smoked Duck, Cod Fish with Asparagus and Nere Sauce, Pasta Alla Aria and Diavola Pizza are some of the house recommendations.

PIETRO, Ground Floor, Bangunan ECM Libra, 8 Jalan Damansara Endah, Damansara Heights, KL. (Tel: 03-2093 6433). Business hours: 11am-3pm, 6pm-11pm (Mon-Sat). Closed on Sunday. Pork-free. Caters to those who want both Italian and Asian dishes, following requests from its customers. Some of the recommended dishes are Mushroom Ravioli stuffed with Duck, Bouillabaisse Sauce Risotto topped with Spinach and Jumbo King Prawns and Pistachio Crusted Lamb Rack marinated with Rosemary and Shiraz Reduction.

RAIL CANTEEN, Unit D-GF-02, Sunway Nexis, Jalan PJU 5/2, Dataran Sunway, Petaling Jaya. (Tel: 03-6150 1802). Business hours: 8am-10pm, daily. City folk who want to savour the coffee and toast bread known to Kluang Rail Coffee in Johor can visit this place. Its menu carries both Malaysian favourites and new fusion dishes, such as nasi lemak, mee siam, mee goreng, Hainanese chicken chop, sambal bun and Spaghetti Rendang Kambing.

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