Places to eat

Succulent lobster

SPICES Restaurant and Wine Bar will be serving Maine lobster dishes this month. Maine is well known for its in-season new shell lobsters that have succulent and flavourful meat. Indulge in Poached Maine Lobster with Arugula, Vanilla Orange Vinaigrette and Fine Herb Oil, Chargrilled Maine Lobster with Olive Oil, Lemon and Fresh Herbs, Lobster Tail served with Edamame Puree and Tamari Lemon Sauce, Loster with Butternut Squash Soup and Brown Butter and also Lobster Thermidor. The lobster is priced at RM25++ per 100gm.

For reservations, call 03-2144 2200 ext 2616.

Coffee-flavoured cake

THE Legend Hotel Kuala Lumpur Berisi Lounge’s cake of the month Mocha Mousse Walnut Cake will tempt your taste buds. This coffee-flavoured cake is brimming with the aroma of rich mocha, a combination of velvety chocolate and rich coffee. The cake is further enhanced with a nice texture of chopped caramelised walnuts. The Mocha Mousse Walnut Cake goes well with a nice cup of coffee or even tea with family and friends, be it in the hotel or even at home. The cake is available throughout November and is priced at RM7++ per slice or RM70++ per whole cake. For reservations, call 03 4042 9888 ext. 9014.

Barbeque delights

ON Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, the Pool Bar & Grill at One World Hotel Petaling Jaya is now offering a wide plethora of barbeque delights for dinner from 7pm to 10pm at RM76++ per adult. For November, a Spanish theme-inspired barbecue spread will be served and items featured includes appetisers like Mejiliones a la gallega el cream (Mussels in cream), Sopa de ajo castellana (Garlic Soup) and Albondigas Espanola de coulis (Spanish Meatball in Tomato concasse). For dessert, there’s Tarta de manzanas con pistachios (Apple tart with pistachio). For reservations, please call 603 7681 1161.


GAUCHO GRILL, Lot B5, Chulan Square, 92 Jalan Raja Chulan, KL (Tel: 03-2145 4268) Business Hrs: Mon-Sat, lunch (noon-3pm); dinner (6pm-11.30pm); Sun (5pm-11.30pm). Pork-free. The Ultimate Argentinean Grill Restaurant in the heart of KL city centre, serving tender, succulent cuts of the choicest fresh beef from herds bred by real gauchos. Able accompaniments to the dishes are the range of Argentinean wines.


FUN TAIPEI RESTAURANT, 63, Ground Floor, Changkat Thambi Dollah, off Jalan Pudu, KL (Tel: 03-2142 2327). Business Hrs: Daily (10am-midnight). Non-halal. Taiwan’s snacks and light meals served at roadside stalls are the main features at this outlet. It offers more than 50 types of these items originating from the 36 provinces in China. A Western menu is also available.


ONSEN JAPANESE RESTAURANT, B-G01, Block B, Palm Spring@Damansara, Jalan Persiaran Surian, Kota Damansara, PJ (Tel: 03-7801 5366). Business Hrs: Daily, lunch (noon-2.30pm); dinner (6.30pm-10.30pm). Pork-free. Serves typical Japanese food.


INDIAN KITCHEN RESTAURANT, No 15 Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar Baru, KL. (Tel: 03-2284 0522). Business hours: 8am -11pm daily. Serves traditional-styled dishes that appeals to everyone.


RISTORANTE L’OPERA, (PICCOLO MONDO) Ground Floor Piccolo Galleria, Jalan Bukit Bintang, KL (Tel: 03-2144 7808 / Tel/Fax: 03-2144 7805). Business Hrs: Sun-Thurs (11.30am-1am); Fri & Sat (11.30am-2am). Pork-free. Features authentic varieties of Italian fine-dining cuisine. Cosy and elegant ambience to suit any occasion, gathering and event.

MARCO’S PIZZA, 81-85, Jalan SS25/2, Taman Bukit Emas, PJ (Tel: 03-7803 5000). Business Hrs: Daily (11.30am-11pm). Pork-free. Bright and cheery outlet offering wholesome meals for the family with delicious pizzas, pastas and gourmet food with a local touch. Has play area and kid’s menu.


CASTELL RESTAURANT AND BAR, 19 Lorong University C, PJ (Tel: 03-7955 0532). Business Hrs: Daily, lunch (noon-2.30pm); dinner (7pm-10.30pm). Halal. Dine in a cosy medieval-like setting while enjoying a hearty Western meal comprising meat or fish dishes.

RONNIE Q’S PUB AND RESTAURANT, 32 Jalan Telawi Dua, Bangsar Baru, KL (Tel: 03-2282 0722). Business Hrs: Mon-Thurs (5pm-1am); Fri-Sun & Public Hols (5pm-1am). Non-halal. A popular hangout for expatriates and local pub-goers who are also cricket, football and rugby fans. Has a good selection of British pub specialities.


MOJO RESTAURANT & BAR, Asian Heritage Row, 42 Jalan Doraisamy, KL (Tel: 03-2697 7999). Business Hrs: Mon-Fri (noon-2am); Weekends (4pm-2am). Serves hearty Asian and Western dishes. It has an extensive wine list. Operates from a two-storey building with sleek furnishings. Later at night, it works as an entertainment outlet with deejays and live bands.

THE SPEAKEASY RESTAURANT, 9 Jalan Ampang, KL (Tel: 03-2078 8830). Business Hrs: Mon-Fri (10.30am-after midnight). Pork-free. Order from the a la carte menu or make your own sandwich at the sandwich bar till 6.30pm. Dinner features Western and Asian specialties.


PANTAI SEAFOOD RESTAURANT, Lot 13575, Jalan Cempaka PJU 6A, Kampung Sungai Kayu Ara, PJ (Tel: 03-7725 5099 / 03-7725 1099). Business Hrs: Daily, lunch (11.45am–2.30pm); dinner (6pm–11pm). Non-halal. Where diners may savour seafood like geoduck, Japanese snails, Alaskan king crabs, Scotland clams and Boston lobster in a rustic setting.


PENANG VILLAGE, G-8-B Ground Floor, Hartamas Shopping Centre, KL (Tel: 03-6201 9816). Business Hrs: Daily (11am-10pm) / Lot G89, Ground Floor, Alamanda Shopping Centre, Precinct 1, Putrajaya (Tel: 03-8888 4268). Business Hrs: Daily, lunch (11.30am-3.30pm), tea (3.30pm-6.30pm) and dinner (6.30pm-10.30pm) / 1 Grd Flr, Lorong Rahim Kajai 13, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, KL. Business Hrs: Daily (11.30am-10.30pm). Pork-free / USJ branch, 2729, Ground Floor, Jalan USJ 9/5N, Subang Jaya (Tel: 03-8024 6828). Business Hrs: Daily (11.30am-10.30pm). The Nyonya flavours here lean toward its Penang heritage. Food is rich with influences of the North with predominantly sour accents to its taste merged with a pleasant blend of sweetness and spice.


RESTORAN QQ, 338-340 Jalan Pudu, KL (Tel: 03-2143 0268). Business Hrs: Daily (5pm-1am). Non-halal. Serves Pun Choy (Big Bowl Feast), Teng Chai Chok (Boat Congee) and steamboat.


IZZI, 44-2A, 44-3A & 44-4A Jalan Sultan Ismail, KL (Tel: 03-2141 5808). Business Hrs: Mon-Sun (11am-11pm); Fri & Sat (7am-2am). Pork-free. WiFi-able & free valet parking. A casual dining restaurant chain founded in Indonesia. Known for its Italian and Asian cuisine with French-influenced desserts and pastries. Izzi is spread across three floors overlooking the heart of Kuala Lumpur.

RUMOURS RESTAURANT, 24 Jalan 28/70A, Desa Sri Hartamas, KL (Tel: 03-2300 6650). Business Hrs: Mon-Sun (6pm to 11pm), Sun from 1pm to 3pm, 6pm to 11pm. Non-Halal. Serves contemporary styled cuisine with Asian influences.


BRASSERIE LA PLACE, 55B-59B, Uptown 37, 2nd Floor (above HSBC), Jalan SS21/37, Damansara Utama, PJ (Tel: 03-7710 5562). Business Hrs: Daily except Sunday, lunch (noon-2.30pm); dinner (6pm-9.30pm). Pork-free. Adheres to European standards where meats are served medium rare and with little or zero marinade for better appreciation of the cuts.

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