As the guest chef responsible for the Japanese-Australian Epicurean Affair menu for the hotel’s #DinewithChef series (24 August to 3 September), Fong then proceeded to guide Harris on the sushi-making masterclass.
Thirty8 is famous for its incredible view, overseeing the city skyline of Kuala Lumpur and The twin towers, while sipping on your tea, hanging out with your friends or family, and have some dessert.
Overall, THIRTY8 offers one of the best views of the KL cityscape. However, we found the food to be hit-or-miss. In summary – come for the view, but temper your expectations for the food.
Priced at RM 188++ per adult and RM 84++ per child for the Christmas Dinner on 24th Decemner 2019 from 6:30pm-11:00pm.
So you MUST NOT MISS to eat Impiana Roti John, Ikan Bakar with Traditional Malay Spices, Kerutub Daging, Telur Itik Serati Lemak Cili Padi, Ekor Pedas Berempah, Ayam Goreng Ketumbar Istimewa, 'Cheezy' Pisang Abu Goreng with condiments (Grated Cheddar and Chocolate, Condensed Milk, Honey and Gula Melaka Syrup) and lots more
And of course don’t miss out their awesome-licious Whole Marinated Roasted Lamb, Whole BBQ Beef Brisket (With BBQ sauce, Percik Sauce and Black Pepper Sauce), Ayam Percik Madu, Sup Gear Box with Roti Banggali, Sambal Hitam and Condiments and also the Bee Hoon Sup Kedah
Continue to pile your plate with with the line-up of meaty and seafood delights such as BBQ Beef Ribs with Pineapple; Rosemary and Garlic Lamb Shoulder;
The Grill and Chill barbeque and beer buffet are available at Cedar on 15, level 15, Impiana KLCC Hotel every Friday and Saturday. The barbeque buffet is priced at RM128+ per person and is available from 7.00pm – 11.00pm, whereas the beer buffet is priced at RM79+ per person and lasts from 6.00pm – 8.00pm
Hearty tummy warmers like the Cream of Roasted Pumpkin Soup with Croutons (served on Fridays) and Seafood Chowder with Garlic Crostini (served on Saturdays) is an appetising prelude to the highlight of the barbeque buffet; a mouth-watering spread of charcoal grill pit delights.
Stay far away from Bavarian Bierhaus in Bukit Bintang. They can’t even cook sausages properly – what chance does the other food have?
The Char-boiled Australian lamb cutlet wasn't a big piece but I like the rosemary sauce, overall not bad!
Bavarian Bierhaus has now been renovated fully enclosed with air-conditioned. At that price, it is likely the cheapest in town!
One of the signature (and popular) dishes here is the Nasi Ayam (RM55), aka chicken rice. Guests can opt for either roasted or poached chicken. We went for the roasted chicken and I was impressed by the generous portion that arrived. Tastewise, the chicken was tender and comes with three different dipping sauce - chilli, ginger and sweet soy sauce. The rice was pretty good too, as it was fragrant and flavorful. Overall, a pretty authentic rendition of a Malaysian favourite.
Do not miss out the Chinese Chicken Rice stall. You might but not in JP Teres Grand Hyatt buffet. Really good roasted chicken and poached chicken. Tender, juicy, pair perfectly with aromatic, fluffy chicken rice.
Fix your craving with Keropok ikan, fish cracker, Keropok udang, prawn cracker, Papadam, vegetable cracker, Lijat, Indian herb cracker, Kerepek pisang, banana chips, Kerepek ubi, tapioca chips.
All the food served on our table were quite good despite how busy in the kitchen, with Korean Fried Chicken, Sizzling lamb hotplate and tenderloin beef is all good!
Further complementing the new Tujo, several new dishes were also added to the menu to mark the new chapter. Taking comfort food to new heights, Tujo’s menu features a plethora of local and international delights with additions such as the Wagyu Fried Kway Teow, the Ayam Percik Platter, the Tujo Wagyu Burger, Crispy Chicken Burger, Seafood Marinara as well as the Malaysiana Pizza, a unique nasi lemak pizza with traditional chicken floss, to name a few.
“Eat, Drink & Play” – that’s the tagline of Tujo, a bar-sserie and grill restaurant located on the ground floor of Ascott Residences. And now when you step into their rejuvenated premises, you would be more than enticed to practise just exactly what their tagline preaches.
I prefer the Nitro Brew Latte (last week), this Vanilla Bean version was really too sweet for me. And I have got to try the "Kopi O" version of Nitro Brew soon!
Three variants are offered from the Nitro Tap, the original, the Latte and Vanilla. Mine was the Nitro Cold Brew Latte today, and its excellent. Definitely worth a repeat if chance on a Coffee Bean outlet with the Nitro Tap!
Tiramisu was very very nice indeed.
The Grand Getaway at Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur is testament to the persistence and desire to thrive of the food and beverage scene in KL. Not willing to lay down their guns, they live the philosophy of “Go Grand or go home!”
Price: Premium Economy Class MYR 450 nett per person 5-course Airliner Menu Free flow of signature coolers (non-alcoholic) *Add on MYR 100 nett to enjoy free flow of house pouring wines
I was mesmerized by experiential travel and dining through a full-on in-flight experience seated not just in an aircraft-like atmosphere but also embracing a real-time airport ambience too.
There’s the Malabar Mutton Curry with Plantain Fritter (RM28) if you love a good curry. Another twist from a Kerala favorite, Chef Sapna substituted beef with mutton for extra richness. Plantains is paired with the curry to give it a different flavour and textural twist to the curry.
The Goan Chilli Prawn was just amazing. Cooked in garlic butter and coriander, so simple but so tasty. The breads were used to soak up all that precious garlic butter.
Our starter of smoky Goan Stuffed Squid (RM28) was quite a hit. Not only was the squid tender and well-seasoned with spices, the filling packed quite a punch in flavours. With just enough heat for flavours, it was the smokiness that gave the dish its yummy factor.
Among the dozens of horrible things I tried before giving up, these were the ones I found to be edible: salmon sashimi, soft shell crab tempura, teppanyaki, fruits and ice cream. The rest of the sashimi was just not fresh, looked like someone chopped them up in anger and tasted chewy. As for the cooked dishes, they are either overseasoned to the point of being too sweet or salty. Such a cheap tactic to mask the subpar ingredients used to prepare them. Even the chili crab was deep fried before being cooked in the sauce – it tasted damn weird. Unagi kabayaki is supposed to be a selling point considering it’s rare in Japanese buffets nowadays. But it was a huge let down for being rubbery and sugary.
The new dessert created by Sapna was a nice surprise to end the meal. Using a freshly-made sweet appam as a beautiful lacy “plate”, Goa’s house-made Peanut Ice Cream, served with dashes of caramel and crunchy almond flakes was the perfect dessert to round up our lovely Goan dinner.
Pepper Beef Fry This Pepper Beef Fry might not be picture-worthy but it tastes so good! It is actually a popular Kerala-style beef fry, having bite-sized beef chunks cooked till moist and tender, packed with a great depth of spices and freshly ground pepper flavours. High recommended.
There's also the melt-in-your-mouth, Malabar Style Mutton Curry. It's rich, spicy and mellow, an additive dish some will die for, drawing the most 'ooooohs and aaaaaaahs' from the table. Mutton is never an easy meat to cook, and most are not able to make it tender but Chef Sapna's Malabar Style Mutton Curry was absolutely tender and soft.
The Thai Loy Krathong Festival buffet spread will be available at Lemon Garden, Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur from 7 to 17 November 2019
The Festive Dinner Buffet is priced at RM 203 nett per person from Sunday to Thursday and the Festive Seafood Dinner Buffet is priced at RM 236 nett per person from Friday to Saturday
Move on to Western mains, Roasted Duck Marinated with Orange – the highlight in this festive buffet, comes in sight. Crispy skin, succulent meat, laced with mild citrusy hints of orange. Do check out Cheese Souffle with Onion Cream and Pumpkin Pie with Walnut Crust from the same counter, they are also must-haves in this eat-all-you-can.
Conceived as an experiential haven for both connoisseurs and newbies, the 12-seater Sake Room will set the stage for immersive food and sake matching experiences; counting among its drawcard a sake from Hokusetsu, Japan that's brewed exclusively for the Nobu Group.
We truly enjoyed our afternoon at the new location of Nobu Kuala Lumpur. The food was superb, the location is a stunner, and the service was fabulous. One could easily slip into this accessible location for a bite to eat at the sushi bar, a drink at the inviting cocktail bar, a meal with family and friends, or a private meal in the 12-person private room overlooking the park. This new location has everything you would expect from the high standards of Nobu, right in the heart of Kuala Lumpur.
The ‘Ode to Nobu’ Omakase menu is priced at RM595++ per person. The elegant 7-course menu, available until 31 October 2019
Elements by Westin presents Juadah Selera Kita Dinner Buffet for the coming Ramadan… Start your feast with something light such as the assortment of dates, crackers and pickled fruits available
TRACE Weekend Lunch Buffet Available: Weekends (Saturday and Sunday) throughout November 20th to December 18th 2021 Time: 12.30 PM to 3.30 PM Price: RM 128 nett per adult/ RM 64 nett per child
The Selera Malaysia Dinner Buffet is served from 29 April 2020 to 22 May 2020.
Overall, I do say this place does live up to the hype.
For example we really like this Unagi Bao RM28. Small in size, big in flavours. Spicy, succulent unagi contrasted by crunchiness of deep fried nori, flavours lifted up with salted egg crumble and julienne cucumber for a refreshing crisp that comes in just right. Served over a basket of sweet potato chips.
THE LINGUIST (MYR 30) Sautéed Prawns and Clams with Chili Linguine, Garlic and Rocket Huge and fresh prawns were spotted!