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Food heaven at Golden Triangle: part 1

You’ll find any kind of food that you ever wanted to try in the Golden Triangle. For budget streetside food, there is Jalan Alor (although the area is becoming a little too touristy), while expensive restaurants line Changkat Bukit Bintang. Jalan Imbi and the roads running off it have many Chinese restaurants. Jalan Bukit Bintang near the intersection with Jalan Sultan Ismail is becoming the focal point of KL’s Middle Eastern restaurants. All the malls in the Golden Triangle have foodcourts where you can try local and international fare in comfortably air-conditioned surroundings.

Malaysian

Budget

Budget restaurants, and “street stalls” are located almost everywhere in town, and these are good places to try the “real” Malaysian food, though hygiene can be sometimes an issue.

  • Lot 10 Food court, Lot 10 Shopping Complex basement – Provides an excellent spread of Malaysian food in hygienic and air-conditioned comfort at prices that are only slightly above those outdoors. (Note: As of 1 Nov 2009, the basement of Lot 10 now has a supermarket, not a food court. The food court at the Pavilion may provide an alternative.)
Lot 10 Food Court

Lot 10 Food Court

  • Sungei Wang Food court, on top floor of Sungei Wang, one of the cheapest food courts in the area, big selection of Chinese rice dishes, plus other stalls selling Chinese, Indian and vegetarian dishes.
  • Signatures Food Court, 2nd Floor, Suria KLCC – Very good selection of Malaysian specialities from throughout the country. During lunchtime very popular with the employees of the Petronas Tower.
Signatures Food Court

Signatures Food Court

  • Laksa Shack, Second Floor Suria KLCC – Specializes in nothing but the many forms of the Malaysian laksa noodle (all RM8.60), but the sour Assam Laksa is usually the top seller.
  • Nasi Kandar Pelita,  149, Jalan Ampang (opp Corus Hotel) – A huge outlet of Malaysia’s largest nasi kandar chain, with long queues snaking out at lunchtime. Ordering is easy, just choose and point, but be sure to ask for their specialty kuah campur (mixed gravy), meaning that you get half a dozen curry sauces splashed on top. Air-con available upstairs. Open 24 hours, most servings RM5-10.
Nasi Kandar Pelita

Nasi Kandar Pelita

Mid range

  • Asian Flavours Food Court, 4th Floor, Suria KLCC – A collection of restaurants offering both Malaysian and international fare. Among them are:
    • Madam Kwan’s, Lot 420/421, Fourth Floor, Suria KLCC – Very popular restaurant with excellent local fare in a pleasant ambience. Try the nasi lemak (RM12.80) or the meltingly smooth beef rendang (RM6.80), and wash it down with a bowl of sweet green chendol (RM5.50). Get there early to beat the queues.

Splurge

  • Bijan ,  3 Jln Ceylon – Modern-styled décor in a home-like setting with outdoor verandah-garden compliments the well prepared (though perhaps slightly overpriced) Malaysian food. Classy patrons and impeccible service however make it worth a try. Around 60-90RM per adult.
Bijan Restaurant

Bijan Restaurant

  • Seri Angkasa,  Atop KL Tower – A revolving restaurant that has a good reputation, but is (inevitably) fairly steeply priced. The RM65++ lunch buffet is comparatively good value. (RM40-45 for afternoon tea, RM140 for dinner accompanied by piano either 6-9pm or 9-11pm slot, reservations almost essential for evenings)

Chinese

Budget

  • Jalan Alor stalls – This is now one of KL’s busy food streets and coffeeshops with chairs and tables placed right on the sidewalk line the entire street. You’ll be able to find the usual coffeeshop fare like Hokkien fried noodles, wantan mee, char koay teow, bak kut teh, grilled seafood, chicken rice and the works. All places sell bottled or canned beer. The prices may not be the lowest in KL but certainly still affordable.
Jalan Alor stalls

Jalan Alor stalls

  • Super Noodle House, LG-001, Lower Ground, Sungai Wang Shopping Centre, Jalan Sultan Ismail. Tel: +60-3-21424729. Location: 3°8’41.39″N ; 101°42’41.21″E – One of the best Hong Kong-style restaurants in KL. Menu includes porridge, wantan mee or chicken rice. Good food with reasonable pricing.

Mid range

  • Hakka Restaurant, 6 Jalan Kia Peng. Tel: +60-3-21431907 or +60-3-21431908 – There are many restaurants serving Hakka food in KL, but this is the only one named “Hakka restaurant” . Located within a stone’s throw from the newly-opened KL Convention Centre the Hakka Restaurant is now at the junction of Jalan Kia Peng and Jalan Bukit Bintang near the Pavilion shopping complex. Hakka Restaurant has been serving up its famous dishes for more than 40 years in KL. Try the chicken, sharksfin and shiitake wrapped in lettuce or the ever-popular stewed pork with steamed mantou dumplings. Patrons may opt for indoor air-conditioned seating or enjoy the breezy night air at the el-fresco section with a cold beer. A definite must-try for the ex-pat, most dishes RM10-20.
  • Overseas restaurant, 84-88 Jalan Imbi, Tel+603-21449911

This is one of the most popular Chinese restaurants in Kuala Lumpur attracting a clientele ranging from local billionaires to middle class families. The reason is the food is outstanding and if you care to take a little time and book a day or two earlier you can order any number of special dishes that are typically but not necessarily more expensive. Service is haphazard and as prices are cheap, a discrete tip to one of the Captains and the waitress however, will change everything. Favorite dishes here include the ‘Har Lok” which are large river prawns cooked in a thick soya based sauce(order well before you arrive at the restaurant), the suckling pig sandwich, the asam fish (your choice of fish, usually pomfret cooked in tangy sauce, Char siew (honey roasted pork- very popular so order at least before you arrive), Ngow Lum (Beef Brisket in Clay pot-advance order day before), Double boiled chicken soup(advance order), Belly of pork braised with salt fish in a clay pot, steamed fish, Roasted baby Duck.The Beggar duck, sweet and Sour Pork and the double fried rice are also delicious although many of the dishes are meant for plain steamed rice.

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1Malaysia Food in Brickfields

Brickfields is famous throughout KL for its Indian, particularly the South Indian, “banana leaf” meal shops, which are cheap and extremely filling. There are also several Chinese coffeeshops offering the usual types of food. At the other end of the budget, KL Sentral’s two five-star hotels have international-standard restaurants where you can dine in style. There is only one Western fast food place in Brickfields, KFC.

Brickfields - banana leaf food

Brickfields - banana leaf food

Chinese

Budget

* Peking Hotel, Jalan Tun Sambanthan (right at intersection with Jalan Travers) – One of KL’s longest standing coffeeshops. Crowds during mealtimes is testimony to food quality. Unique among coffeeshops is that it also has a Indian banana leaf rice stall.

Peking Hotel

Peking Hotel

Splurge

* Chynna, 5th Floor, Hilton KL, KL Sentral. Tel: +60-3-22642264 – Wonderfully over-the-top modern Chinese restaurant that looks like it just stepped out of a kung-fu movie, with waitresses in thigh-slit cheongsams and plaited houseboys serving herbal tea from a pot with a meter-long spout. The menu is equally eclectic: try the pumpkin and shrimp dumplings or the chicken feet in black bean sauce, then finish off with coconut ice cream in avocado sauce. Lunchtime dim sum dishes a reasonable RM8-11 each, but dinner is far more expensive. Open daily 11 AM to 2:30 PM for lunch, 6 PM to 11 PM for dinner.

Indian

* Vindya Curry House. Fantastic, authentic Indian curry of every variety. RM 4.50 – RM 8 for lunch or dinner.

Others

* Sangeetha Vegetarian Restaurant, Palace Hotel, 40-46 Jalan Masjid India, ☎ +603 2273 0100. Sangeetha has a diverse menu that specializes in Indian, Malay, and Chinese inspiret food. There is a large selection of special beverages and a “sweets corner” with many Indian desserts. The restaurant is located in the Palace Hotel on the ground floor

Sangeetha Vegetarian Restaurant

Sangeetha Vegetarian Restaurant

Splurge

* Al Nafourah, 8th Floor, Le Meridien, KL Sentral. Tel: +60-3-22637888 – The restaurant decor is as Middle Eastern as they get, with large brass ornaments adorning the entrance and walls, colorful floor tiles and Moorish architecture. Serving authentic Lebanese cuisine, dinner is made even more exotic with a Middle Eastern belly dancer moving to sultry music. The tagine and kebab dishes have always been a favorite here, the semi buffet as well, with its array of cold presentations, hummus, Middle-Eastern salads, condiments, soups, breads and even a carving station for their roast lamb. The main dish comes with a selection of kebabs served with Saffron Ghee Rice or Grilled Vegetables. The semi buffet is priced at RM108 each inclusive of Arabic coffee and Shisha. Open daily 12:00 PM to 2:30 PM for lunch, 6:30 PM to 11:00 PM for dinner.

Gastronomic Innovation

A Gastronomic Innovation at The Legend Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Date     :     Jun 11 – Dec 31, 2009
Venue     :     Gen Japanese Restaurant
The Legend Hotel Kuala Lumpur 100 Jalan Putra Putra Place Kuala Lumpur

Organiser     :     The Legend Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Contact     :     Gen Japanese Restaurant
Phone     :     +6 03 4042 9888 (ext 1011)
Fax     :     +6 03 4043 8602
Email     :     fb@legendsgroup.com
Category     :     Food Promotions

Gastronomic Innovation at Legend Hotel

Gastronomic Innovation at Legend Hotel

Food connoisseurs will agree to the adage that Japanese cuisine is an art to be explored, savoured and appreciated. With this in mind, the innovative chefs at Gen Japanese Restaurant have taken gourmet appreciation to a new level with the introduction of several new signature creations. Their offerings will pleasantly surprise and delight lovers of nouveau Japanese cuisine.

Start off with appetizers such as Colourful Sashimi with Cool Sparkling Wine, Bloody Wasabi Oyster Shooter or Slices of Sweet Marinated Salmon Sashimi with Beet Sorbet. Next, proceed to some heart-warming soups such as Cream of Green Soya Beans and Asparagus with Mizuna Pesto or the innovative Cream of Burdock Root.

Main dish offerings consist of Deep Fried Breaded Miso Lamb with Mitsuba Mashed Potatoes and Grilled Marinated Sablefish with Fine Wheat Noodles. For something different, try the Tempura Style Simmered Red Beef with Miso which has an interesting combination of texture and flavour. Meanwhile seafood lovers will appreciate the Grilled King Crab Legs with Spicy Chilli Mayonnaise.

End your meal on a sweet note with two new dessert creations – Deep Fried Mango Spring Roll with Red Bean Paste and Chocolate served with Chocolate Ice Cream, or the refreshing Japanese Nashi Pear Strudel with Ginger Ice Cream, which is truly a fusion dessert.

The new signature creations are available as a la carte for lunch and dinner, from RM10.50++ per selection. Also available are two set menus, priced at RM120.00++ and RM160.00++, which contains a selection of the abovementioned dishes.

The contemporary Gen Japanese Restaurant serves authentic cuisine from the Land of the Rising Sun. With a seating capacity of 150 guests, it is located at Level 10 of the Hotel and boasts of 5 private tatami rooms overlooking a landscaped garden.

Reservations are recommended. For more information please call Gen Japanese Restaurant at +6 03 4042 9888 (ext 1011), fax at +6 03 4043 8602, or e-mail fb@legendsgroup.com.

Full Moon Celebration

Full Moon Celebration at The Legend Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Date     :     Jun 11 – Dec 31, 2009
Venue     :     Museum Chinese Restaurant
The Legend Hotel Kuala Lumpur 100 Jalan Putra Putra Place Kuala Lumpur
Organiser     :     The Legend Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Contact     :     Museum Chinese Restaurant
Phone     :     +6 03 4042 9888 (ext 9082)
Fax     :     +6 03 4043 8602
Email     :     fb@legendsgroup.com
Category     :     Food Promotions

Full Moon Celebration at Legend Hotel

Full Moon Celebration at Legend Hotel

A traditional custom celebrated by Chinese families whose baby reaches one month after birth, the Full Moon celebration is considered to be a way to announce the arrival of a newborn in the family.

Why not celebrate this auspicious occasion at the award-winning Halal Museum Chinese Restaurant, with a specially designed set menu at an affordable price of only RM688.00++ per table of 10 persons.

The 8-course menu comprises offerings such as the Chef’s Special Four Hot Combinations which is followed by Braised Shark’s Fin Soup with Crab Roe. Roasted Crispy Chicken with Prawn Crackers, Steamed Garoupa in Premium Soya Sauce, Honey Glazed Prawns and Sautéed Mixed Vegetables with Macadamia Nuts come next. For carbohydrate fill, we have Fried Noodles with X.O. Sauce. To wrap up the auspicious occasion on a sweet note is Chilled Sea Coconut with King Longan.

For a minimum reservation of 15 tables, the following privileges are accorded: complimentary red eggs, pickled sliced ginger and ang koo kuih for all guests. We will also throw in free flow of Chinese tea and soft drinks throughout the duration of dinner. To celebrate the main star of the occasion, the little bundle of joy will receive a hamper of baby products and for the mom, a lovely bouquet of flowers, courtesy of the Hotel.

The renowned halal Museum Chinese Restaurant, well-known for its extensive selection of authentic specialties from the provinces of China, is located at Level 9 of the Hotel. It has a seating capacity of 250 persons with 5 private dining rooms. It is noted for its monthly promotions as well as Dim Sum Brunch on Sundays.

Reservations are recommended. For more information please call Museum Chinese Restaurant at +6 03 4042 9888 (ext 9082), fax at +6 03 4043 8602, or e-mail fb@legendsgroup.com.

Spellbounding Creation

Concorde Hotel’s Spellbounding Creation

Date     :     Jun 1 – Dec 31, 2009
Venue     :     Spices Restaurant & Wine Bar
Concorde Hotel Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur

Organiser     :     Concorde Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Phone     :     +6 03 2144 2200
Category     :     Arts, Culture and Entertainment

Concorde Hotel's Spellbounding Creation

Concorde Hotel's Spellbounding Creation

Spices’ cosy ambience makes it a suitable venue for intimate dining and is often a favourite spot to hold private birthday or small gatherings.

Its western menu offers diners choices of bite size canapes, appetisers, mains and not-to-be-missed desserts. Sample dishes like the Pan-seared duck foie gras, Prawn and scallop with pineapple compote and Umeshu plum wine sauce, Roast lamb chop with truffle miso, Mushroom ragout and rosemary sauce, Pan-roasted halibut in miso clam nage, Tempura shiraou and other tempting dishes. Enjoy wine and dining with good food accompanied with a light entertainment by the in-house pianist, Kevin Ong.

Spices is open for dinner daily except on Sundays and public holidays.

Dinner is priced from RM25.00++ to RM95.00++ per item. For reservations, please ring up Spices at +6 03 2144 2200 (ext. 2616).