Chocolate affair

Chocoholics can head on to ultimate chocolate buffet at Cosmo Lounge, Hilton Kuala Lumpur, to indulge in the chef's exquisite creations of chocolate cakes, pastries and divine pralines.  

The complete chocolate buffet priced at RM38++ is available from 8pm to 11pm every Friday and Saturday. For more details, call 03-2264 2264. 


Crave Szechuan food? Si Chuan Dou Hua Restaurant at Grand Plaza Parkroyal Kuala Lumpur is the place for you. Among the Szechuan dishes offered are Spicy Seafood Combination, Chengdu Diced Chicken with Spicy Bean Paste, Beancurd with Spicy Minced Meat sauce, and many more.  

Tea is served from a metre-long nose bronze teakettle, with the server combining Chinese martial art, dance and gymnastics to perform tea-pouring moves. Round up your meal with Fine Beancurd with Wolfberries.  

Until April 30, for every RM60 spent on a single receipt patrons are entitled to a delicious serving of Stir Fried Tiger Prawns with Garlic and Chilli Sauce for just RM2. For restaurant is open for lunch from noon to 2.30pm and dinner from 6.30pm to 10.30pm, daily.  

For inquires and reservation, call 03-2142 5588 or e-mail 




RED GINGER, 18G-M Medan, Setia 2,Plaza Damansara, Bukit Damansara,KL (Tel: 03-2095 3118). Business Hrs:Daily, lunch (11.30am-3pm); dinner(6.30pm-10pm). Pork-free. A familyrunbusiness, the outlet is known forits good food, warm service and reasonableprices. Its cosy, laid-back andunpretentious ambience makes it theideal venue for private functions. Redginger plants line the front entrance. Ithas a small and tight menu with maincourses served in giant bowls. 

EE CHINESE CUISINE, Eastin Hotel, 13Jalan 16/11, Pusat Dagang Seksyen16, PJ (Tel: 03-7665 1111 ext 137).Business Hrs: Mon-Sat, lunch(11.30am-2.30pm); Sunday & PublicHoliday (10am-2.30pm); daily, dinner(6.30pm-10.30pm). Non-Halal.Spacious, comfortable and has a touchof classic Chinese elegance. ServesCantonese specialities as well as arange of Hong Kong dim sum, which isthe outlet’s speciality. 

WENG FATT SEAFOOD RESTAURANT,9B Jalan Kemajuan, PJ (Tel: 03-79602066). Business Hrs: Daily, lunch(11.30am-2.30pm); dinner (6pm-10.30pm) & Jalan Imbi outlet (Tel:03-2144 8802). It has several otheroutlets in the Klang Valley. Offersfresh seafood with 30 choices availableat any one time. A row of clear glassaquaria houses seafood. Also servesSoon Hock fish, caught off the inlandrivers of Indonesia. The FourHappiness Tofu is the outlet’s signaturecreation. Features the seasonalhairy crabs from China. 


PASSAGE THRU’ INDIA, 235 Jalan TunRazak, KL (Tel: 03-2145 0366).Business Hrs: Lunch (11.30am-3pm);dinner (6:30pm-11pm); SundayBuffet Lunch (11am-3pm). ServesIndian cuisine ranging from the Northto South and East to West. Many musttrydishes. There is a wide selection ofnaan and tandoori from the a la cartemenu. Try the Kulfi, an Indian icecream for dessert. Private rooms andfunction halls are available for booking. 

RESTORAN MANJA, 23 Jalan SS3/29, PJ(Tel: 03-7877 1814). Business Hrs:Daily (6.30am-11pm). Besides Indianfood, it also serves Chinese noodles,Thai and Indonesian specialities. Itschefs from India stress on healthycooking, keeping meals low in salt andsugar, and using minimal oil. Knownfor its breakfast selection that includesRoti Tisu, Nasi Lemak, apom, a range ofthosai and two types of puttu. 


SARI RATU GRAND RESTAURANT, 42-2 Jalan Sultan Ismail, Bukit Bintang,KL (Tel: 03-2141 1811). Business Hrs:Mon-Wed (10am-11pm); Thurs-Sun(10am-2am). Halal. Known for itsNasi Padang, kampung chicken andvarious soto dishes. Fruits for its fruitjuices are imported from Indonesia. 

RESTORAN SARI RATU, 26-28 Jalan4/76C, Desa Pandan, KL (Tel: 03-92858811). Business Hrs: Daily (11am-10pm). Halal. A franchise outlet fromIndonesia that operates as a fine diningrestaurant. One must get used to usingthe fingers when dining here as spoonsare for the gravy only. You can beassured of fast service. Serves authenticNasi Padang as the chefs are fromIndonesia. The spices are importedfrom Indonesia. The outlet is crowdedduring lunch, so make reservations.The dinner crowd is more relaxed. 


THE LOBSTERMAN (Homarus Americanus),53 Jalan SS2/30, PJ (Tel: 03-7877 6772). Business Hrs: Daily,lunch (11.30am-2.30pm); dinner(5.30pm-10.30pm). Its menu givestips and information on lobsters. Thereare over 80 dishes and prices of thelobster dishes are fixed. The lobsterscan be prepared in various styles. 

PUTRAJAYA SEAFOOD RESTAURANT,Taman Botani, Presint 1, Putrajaya(Tel: 03-8889 1188). Business Hrs:Daily, lunch (Noon-2.30pm); dinner(6.30pm-10.30pm). Pork-free. Offersan extensive variety of live seafood,displayed in 35 aquarium tanks, whichcan be cooked Chinese, Malay or Thaistyle. The seafood is also available fortakeaway from its “Wet Market”.Caters to wedding functions and familydine-outs. 


SAN FRANCISCO STEAKHOUSE, SuriaKLCC (Tel: 03-2382 0329), Mid ValleyMegamall (Tel: 03-2938 2882),Damansara Intan PJ (Tel: 03-71182988) & The Summit USJ (Tel: 03-8023 5518). Business Hrs: Daily(noon-midnight). Serves corn-fedUSDA Prime US cuts, fresh air-flownPacific and Atlantic seafood.Specialities include Seafood Gems,USDA Prime-Roast Prime Rib, SanFrancisco Fillet Mignon, CarpetbagSteak and Boston Lobster from USMaine. 

TGI FRIDAY’S restaurants: Tel: 03-2163 7761 (KL), 03-7957 3245 (PJ),03-5634 2956 (SJ), 03-7729 4822 (BU).Free car jockey service is available onlyat TGI Friday’s PJ. Business Hrs: Daily(11.30am-midnight except BU outlet).It takes pride in its friendly staff, memorabilia- laced interior and drinks.Several menus available, likeChildren’s Festive Menu and ChefSelects, with new main courses and aspecial dessert, Flourless ChocolateCake with Raspberry Sauce. 


RESTORAN SRI AYUTTHAYA, 22 JalanUSJ 11/3J, UEP Subang Jaya (Tel: 03-5631 0928), Jalan Setiapuspa, MedanDamansara, KL (Tel: 03-2094 2333) &Lot No. CB-P-01, Alamanda PutrajayaShopping Centre, Jalan Alamanda,Putrajaya (Tel: 03-8888 9128).Business Hrs (for all outlets): Daily(11.30am-11.30pm). Promotes Thaifestivals such as the Thai FlowerFestival, Songkran and Loy Krathong. Ithas a variety of tom yam mostly fromthe Northern and Southern regions ofThailand as well as those localised toMalaysians’ tastes. The outlet in USJhas private dining rooms that includefree karaoke service. 

TAMARIND HILL, 1 Jalan Kerja AyerLama, Ampang, KL (Tel: 03-42569100). Business Hrs: Wed-Mon,lunch (12.30pm-2.30pm); dinner(6.30pm-10.30pm). Closed onTuesday. Pork-free. Its lush settingcreates the perfect ambience for aromantic interlude, well away fromthe hectic pace of the city. Serves awide selection of Thai appetisers, BBQsea bass, caramelised prawns and amust-try lemongrass drink. 

COCA RESTAURANT, U1-F-OB2, OasisBoulevard 2, Sunway PyramidShopping Centre, Bandar Sunway(Tel: 03-7494 4844). Business Hrs:Daily (11am-11pm). There are fiveother outlets in KL Plaza, SubangParade, Bangsar Shopping Centre and 1Utama Shopping Centre. Popular for itsuse of fresh ingredients and saucesimported directly from Bangkok.Known among regulars for its specialThai sauces. For lunch and a quickmeal, there is Thai food and steamboat.A daily buffet lunch featuring 27 itemsis available between 11am and 5pm. 



TUSCANY, Putrajaya Marriott Hotel,IOI Resort, Putrajaya (Tel: 03-89498888 ext 1366). Business Hrs: Daily,lunch (11.30am-2.30pm); dinner(6.30pm-10pm). Resembles a traditionalItalian restaurant with wood finishescomplete with an open pizzacounter where guests can watch theirpizza being made. The menu consistsof freshly made pastas with a variety ofsauces, oven-baked pizzas as well asWestern food. Desserts consist ofauthentic Italian sweet delicacies. 


MALAYAN AROMAS, Concourse area,Ground Floor, City Square Centre, KL(Tel: 03-2162 1566 ext 260). BusinessHrs: Mon-Fri (8am-10pm); Sat, Sunand Public Holidays (10am-10pm). Avenue for tasty local food, Western andItalian dishes. Also serves good localcoffees. Its menu features a range ofsandwiches, pastas, hearty maincourses of Cantonese Fried Kuey Teowand Cajun Roast Chicken among others.There’s also Teo Chew Porridge. 


MEJAAKU CAFة AND RESTAURANT,F29 Level One, Maju JunctionShopping Centre, Jalan Sultan Ismail,KL (Tel: 03-2691 0818). Business Hrs:Daily (10am-10pm). It has a colonialsetting. The outlet offers rareSarawakian specialities, combiningethnic food and Western delights.There are many must-try here buthouse speciality is Mee Kolok. For afilling meal, go for the variety of singlerice dishes or Western dishes

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