10 BINJAI RESTAURANT,
Lobby Level, PNB Perdana Hotel & Suites On The Park,
10, Jalan Binjai, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-7490 3838
Business hours: 6.30am to 11pm, daily.
Its blend of traditional Malay food and international flavours continues to draw diners to 10 Binjai Restaurant.
10 Binjai is one of two Malay restaurants located in PNB Perdana Hotel & Suites On The Park, located a stone’s throw from KLCC.
Executive sous chef Ard Abdul Aziz said the restaurant’s menu features both local and international flavours to cater to the working crowd and in-house guests.
“The Malay cuisine is similar to traditional home-cooked dishes while Western food is something our international guests are familiar with,” said the 48-year-old who specialises in local cuisine.
“10 Binjai has an a la carte menu, with monthly or quarterly promotions.
“The menu is updated yearly, with new dishes added to replace less popular ones.”
Ard said i’s menu this year sees a revamp of selected dishes, with some featuring premium ingredients such as udang galah (giant freshwater prawn).
“Fresh udang galah has a crisp bite but when it is stale, it will have a soft and rubbery texture,” said the chef who has more than 25 years of experience.
The Mee Goreng Cucur (RM25) is a take on mee mamak, while the Maggi Udang Galah (RM30) draws inspiration from the popular instant noodle.
“The Mee Goreng Cucur tastes similar to cucur (fritters) and has been a bestseller since the revamped menu was introduced in January.
“At least one out of five diners will order this dish.
“We’ve also tailored it so that it’s not too spicy,” said Ard of the egg noodle dish that is wok-fried with chicken, tomato, beancurd, onion and sambal.
“The Maggi Udang Galah tastes similar to mee bandung.
“But ours is served with a house-made gravy and topped with several pieces ofudang galah.”
For those who prefer rice, he recommended the Mutton Curry (RM27) and Sambal Udang Galah (RM32), which are served with briyani rice and steamed rice, respectively.
Ard said popular dishes such as Mee Rebus Keting (RM28) and mee hailam(RM25) were retained as they are crowd favourites.
The Mee Rebus Keting is a dish served with beef tendon in a thick, blended potato and chilli gravy while the mee hailam is accompanied with a dark, soy sauce gravy.
Other options include Nyonya curry noodle, prawn mee, assam laksa, Nasi Lemak Ayam Berempah, Belut Goreng Kunyit, Poached Siakap Serai and Tandoori Spring Chicken.
From the Western section of the menu comes a variety of light and heavy options such as salad, soup, sandwiches, pasta, grilled meat and dessert.
New to the menu are the Beef Pepperoni Roll (RM25) accompanied with a tabasco and mayonnaise dip and Baked Nachos (RM25), as well as a range of healthy juices featuring combinations of different fruits (RM21 per glass).
Ard said 10 Binjai and PNB Perdana are both halal-certified.
10 Binjai’s a la carte menu is available all day and there is a 30% discount for the a la carte menu on Saturdays from 12.30pm to 4pm.
This is the writer’s personal observation and is not an endorsement by StarMetro.