SAVOUR the lavish Citrawarna Buffet at Nipah CoffeeShop with Malaysia’s favourite dishes. It is priced at RM65++ per adult and RM35++ per child. Tourists from the Middle East will find a special room service menu until end August, highlighting dishes from their homeland. Prices start from RM25++ per portion. For reservations, call Hotel Equatorial Kuala Lumpur at 03-2161 7777 ext 8555.
Teow Chew and more
The chefs at Museum Chinese Restaurant (halal) have again come up with a culinary surprise to be enjoyed throughout the month. The Teow Chew Promotion, which promotes unique dishes that get their flavours from the freshness of ingredients used. The Teow Chew dishes is priced at RM22++ per dish. Besides the main dishes, there are authentic desserts priced at RM8++ per serving. For reservations, call The Legend Hotel at 03-4042 9888 ext 9082.
Fresh and hot
Focaccia and Hot Panini Sandwiches will be available at Palmz Lounge of Pan Pacific Kuala Lumpur International Airport this month and next. At RM17+, guests can make reservations from July 15 to Aug 31 to try these promotions. For reservations, call 03-8787 3333 ext 2444.
STILL WATERS, Hotel Maya Kuala Lumpur, 138 Jalan Ampang, KL (Tel: 03-2711 8866 ext 260). Business Hrs: Lunch (Noon-2.30pm); dinner (6.30pm-10.30pm). A stylish and chic restaurant highlights modern Japanese cuisine enhanced with French, Thai, Australian and Korean flavours. Its extensive menu tempts the palate with contemporary dishes.
MUNAKATA RAMEN, 3 LORONG YAP KWAN SENG, KL (Tel: 03-2166 9489). Business Hrs: Daily, lunch (noon-3pm); dinner (6.30pm-11pm). Closed for lunch on weekends and Public Hols. This is the pioneer Japanese Ramen restaurant in town known for its quality and tasteful noodles, rice dishes and a la carte dishes. Set lunch and dinner available.
TAPAS THE OYSTER BAR, MiCasa All Suite Hotel, 368B Jalan Tun Razak, KL (Tel: 03-2179 8000 ext 193). Business Hrs: Daily (6.30am-1am). Last order for food is at midnight. Pork-free. Known for its oysters and margaritas and it has a niche in wholesome local and Western favourites including Oxtail Stew, Cantonese Noodles, Rack of Lamb and a variety of home-made pastas.
CHATZ BRASSERIE, Grand Plaza Parkroyal Kuala Lumpur, Jalan Sultan Ismail, KL (Tel: 03-2147 2301). Business Hrs: Daily (6.30am-midnight). It is modern and stylish, with an open kitchen concept. Besides its eclectic mix of traditional local fare, it also features a Asian and international dishes, both a la carte and buffet style. Equipped with a wood-fire oven, its melt-in-the-mouth pizzas are definitely “must-try” items.
TUNG YUEN CHINESE RESTAURANT, Grand BlueWave Hotel Shah Alam, Persiaran Perbandaran, Seksyen 14, Shah Alam (Tel: 03-5031 3388 ext 2616). Business Hrs: Lunch, Mon-Fri (11.30am-2.30 pm); Sat, Sun & Public Hols (10am-2.30pm); Dinner, daily (6.30pm-10.30pm). ‘Halal’. The outlet is decorated in traditional Chinese decor with Chinese lanterns hanging from the ceiling, artistic Chinese paintings adorning the walls and upholstered yellow wooden chairs with carvings of Chinese motifs, makes this 120-seat restaurant a unique dining experience. Serves Cantonese and Szechuan cuisines. It has nine private dining rooms. An All-You-Can-Eat Lunch and Dinner are available daily.
TANG PALACE CHINESE RESTAURANT, Dynasty Hotel Kuala Lumpur, 218 Jalan Ipoh, KL (Tel : 03-4043 7777 ext. 3340). Business Hrs: Mon-Sat, lunch (noon-2.30 pm); Sundays & Pub Hols (10am-2.30pm); Daily, dinner (6.30pm-10pm). Non-‘Halal’. Serves Cantonese and Szechuan a la carte cuisines and an assortment of ‘dim sum’ for lunch. Select from steamed, baked and fried items served on trolleys.
PAK LOH CHIU CHOW RESTAURANT, Feast Village, Starhill Gallery, 181 Jalan Bukit Bintang, KL (Tel: 03-2782 3856). Business Hrs: Daily (Noon-1am). Pork-free. It is the ‘golden sister’ of the renowned Pak Loh restaurant in Hong Kong. The authentic Teochew (Chiu Chow) style Chinese cuisine served here is down-to-earth yet special. This cooking style enhances the natural flavours of the food. Sip on Tik Koon Yam tea between courses to better enjoy the meal.
PARKROYAL GRILL, Grand Plaza Parkroyal Kuala Lumpur, Jalan Sultan Ismail, KL (Tel: 03-2147 2305). Business Hrs: Mon-Sat, dinner (6.30pm-10.30pm) Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays. It enjoys a timeless ambience, exquisite Continental specialities and refined service, make your dining experience in this award-winning restaurant unforgettable.
SEMARAK CAFة, Lobby Level, Grand BlueWave Hotel Shah Alam, Persiaran Perbandaran, Seksyen 14, Shah Alam (Tel: 03-5031 3388 ext 2616). Business Hrs: Daily (6am-2am). ‘Halal’. Features all-day dinning and buffets during lunch and dinner. The a la carte menu has various starters, snacks and other international selections. Its desserts and beverages are just as impressive. Apart from the buffets, it also has special monthly food promotions. High Tea is on Friday, the weekends and Public Holidays from noon to 4pm. It can accommodate for a maximum of 146 people.
O’BRIENS, The Curve, Lot G79 Ground Floor, 6 Jalan PJU 7/3, Mutiara Damansara, PJ (Tel: 03-7727 2181). Business Hrs: Daily (10am-10pm). It has four outlets in the Klang Valley – Great Eastern Mall (Ampang), One Utama new wing shopping mall (Damansara), and Menara Weld. Irish sandwiches and gourmet coffees – these are what O’Briens specialises in. Customers create their own sandwich, wrappo, toostie and toast salad from the counter that adopts the “made-to-order” concept. This worldwide chain stresses on what it terms as “guilt free” food that includes speciality coffees and organic ingredients. Breakfast is until 11am. O’Briens does delivery service around the Klang Valley via a Fax Order Menu (terms and conditions apply). Forms can be obtained from the outlets.
CAFة BISCOTTI, Dynasty Hotel Kuala Lumpur, 218 Jalan Ipoh, KL (Tel : 03-4043 7777 ext 3301). Business Hrs: Mon-Sat (8am-7pm); Sundays & Pub Hols (9am-5pm). Serves sandwiches, pastries, cakes, quick lunches and beverages.
SALOMA THEATRE RESTAURANT, Malaysia Tourism Centre (MTC), 139 JALAN AMPANG, KL (Tel: 03-2161 0122). Business Hrs: Daily (11am-midnight); dinner with cultural show (6.30pm-10.30pm). Showtime (8.30pm-9.30pm). ‘Halal’. Dining here is akin to a gastronomic journey with flavours depicting the concept of Malaysia Truly Asia. It boasts many specialities with dishes named after favourite evergreen Malaysian movies such as Nasi Goreng Bujan Lapuk and Club Sandwich Tiga Abdul. Serves traditional Malay and international buffet and steamboat nightly. The buffet has six rotation menus which are changed daily. The steamboat menu features more than 20 items. The Saloma Dancers entertain during dinner with cultural dance performances, which start at 8.30pm. Besides the Theartre, dining is also available at the Lounge, Bistro and Courtyard.
MYTHAI, Feast Village, Starhill Gallery, 181 Jalan Bukit Bintang, KL (Tel: 03-2148 6151). Business Hrs: Daily (noon-1am). Pork-free. It is inspired by Jim Thompson, who is credited with revitalising the Thai silk industry. The Thai Silk King was known for his gracious hospitality and his guests enjoyed many traditional Thai favourites flavoured with fragrant herbs and spices. Mythai recaptures that combination of authentic Thai home cooking and warm conviviality in a homey yet contemporary setting.
ENAK, Feast Village, Starhill Gallery, 181 Jalan Bukit Bintang, KL (Tel: 03-2141 8973). Business Hrs: Daily (noon-1am). Pork-free. This restaurant brings good Malay and Indonesian cooking beyond the domestic kitchen and street-style nasi campur into the realm of fine dining. It makes a difference by presenting the traditional classic dishes in a non-traditional manner. It exudes class with its simple, understated yet elegant décor.
FISHERMAN’S COVE, Feast Village, Starhill Gallery, 181 Jalan Bukit Bintang, KL (Tel: 03-2782 3848). Business Hrs: Daily (noon-1am). Pork-free. Just like its long established namesake situated on a quiet bay at the famous Pangkor Laut Resort, this restaurant evokes the feel of a rustic fisherman’s boathouse, complete with iconic bamboo boat sails and the catch of the day in the fish tanks. The menu offers a unique symphony of fresh seafood as well as pasta and grilled meats.
THE BAKERY MOMENTS, Starhill Gallery, 181 Jalan Bukit Bintang, KL (Tel: 03-2142 3522). Business Hrs: Daily (9am-1am). Pork-free. The famous Norwegian bakery offers a wide selection of freshly baked breads and pastries perfected by Norwegian bakers over many years. Its variety of healthy sandwiches and quality coffees make ideal light meals.
KORYO-WON, Feast Village, Starhill Gallery, 181 Jalan Bukit Bintang, KL (Tel: 03-2143 2189). Business Hrs: Daily (noon-1am). Pork-free. Step into a little corner of Korea set in rich earth tones with a solid ‘kempas’ hardwood trunk encompassing the restaurant. This is one of the first Korean restaurants in Kuala Lumpur and it specialises in authentic Korean cuisine, including the traditional spicy pickled Kimchi and Korean ‘ginseng’. Sizzling barbecue dishes are the house speciality with offerings of beef, chicken and prawns.