TREAT your taste buds to little Japanese culinary delights. The much-loved sushi will be the highlight at Still Waters. Only the freshest ingredients are selected to create dishes such as Chirasi Sushi (Assorted fish and ark shell served with sushi rice into bowl), Malaysian Temaki Sushi (Chili padi chunk tuna and mango hand roll), Hotate Nigiri Sushi (Scallop), Wagyu Beef Nigiri sushi, Masu Nigiri Sushi (Trout), Shima aji Nigiri Sushi (Horse mackerel sushi), Uni Sushi (sea urchin) and Masu Sushi Roll Tempura (Trout sushi rolls tempura style). This promotion offers sushi priced from RM8 to RM48 and is available during lunch and dinner. The restaurant at Hotel Maya Kuala Lumpur seats 62 persons including a semi-private dining room for 16 persons. It is open for lunch from noon to 2.30 pm (Monday to Friday) and dinner from 6.30 pm to 10.30 pm (Monday to Saturday). For reservations, call 03-2711 8866 ext 260.
Guest chef in town
Guest chef David Paul Johnson from Hawaii, United States is in Kuala Lumpur until Oct 16 to whip up sumptuous Hawaiian cuisine for diners at Etoile Bistro in Hotel Equatorial Kuala Lumpur. Chef David Paul Johnson came from humble beginnings and is now one of Hawaii’s culinary stars. Do not miss this wonderful opportunity to sample some of his signature dishes from his Island Grill Restaurant. Two of the most important honours bestowed on him were being named in 1995 Johnson & Wales (Province, Rode Island) Culinary College’s 98th Distinguished Visiting Chef with other prestigious chefs such as Roger Verge, Jaques Pepin and Madeleine Kamman. In 1999, chef David Paul was inducted into the Circle of the Friends of the Widow Reims, France by a descendant of Madame Clicquot (Veuve Clicquot Champagne), an exclusive group of food and wine enthusiasts with only 500 invited members worldwide. Some of the offerings on the menu are Maui Onion Soup, Caesar Salad, Butter Lettuce and Blue Cheese Salad, Watermelon Crab and Goat Cheese Salad, Heirloom Tomato and Boccacini Caprese and Blue Crab Cakes, Marinated Shrimp with Firecracker Rice, Local Style Drunken Mahi, Prime Angus York Steak Au Poivre and Confit Of Muscovy Duck and Sassafras Boneless Short Ribs. Price range starts from RM23++ onwards. For reservations, call 03-2161 7777 ext 8030.
The Lobby Lounge’s cake of the month for October is definitely for all chocolate lovers. This mint chocolate flavoured cake is packed with a taste of refreshing mint and milky chocolate that is bound to give your tongue a burst of flavours. Made using high quality ingredients like dairy milk chocolate and mint leaves extract, it is nicely baked in the shaped of a dome and coated with light fresh cream icing. It is then sprinkled with chocolate shavings and garnished with chocolate sliced and candied cherries for decorations. Perfect with a cup of freshly brewed coffee, the cake will no doubt satisfy your cravings for a chocolaty creation. Available at Lobby Lounge throughout October, the Mint Chocolate Dome Cake is priced at RM7++ per slice or RM68++ per kg/cake. This little cozy corner cafe serves a wide range of tempting and delicious cakes and slices alongside selection of sandwiches, loaves and freshly baked pastries. Beverage offerings include flavoured teas and herbal infusions, gourmet coffees, fruit juices, aerated drinks as well cocktails. The Lobby Lounge is open from 10am to 10pm daily. For reservations, call 03-2697 8888 ext. 8819, fax at 03 2694 8822 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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PASSAGE THRU’ INDIA, 235 Jalan Tun Razak, KL (Tel: 03-2145 0366) and a branch in Medan Damansara, KL (Tel: 03-2094 4366). Business Hrs: Daily, 11.30am-2.45pm, 6:30pm-11pm. Halal. Try the Cocktail Basket of six mini-naan breads with chutneys and condiments, PTI Masala Prawns, Murgh Tikka Butter, Mutton Rogan Ghost, Kashgar Kebab and Navratna Kurma.
BANGSAR SEAFOOD GARDEN RESTAURANT, One Bangsar, 63 Jalan Ara, Bangsar Baru, KL (Tel: 03-2282 2555). Business Hrs: Daily, noon-2.30pm, 6pm-10.30pm. Halal. Menu lists Nyonya and Malay-influenced dishes with Chinese flavours. The restaurant is equipped with banquet facilities.
TARBUSH RESTAURANT, LG16, Starhill Gallery, Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur. (Tel: 03-2144 6393). Business Hrs: Daily, 11am to 1am. The restaurant serves recipes by managing director Mohyddin Al Halabi. A must try is the Grilled Arayes – minced lamb with vegetables, onions, Tarbush spice, tomatoes and spread on pita bread. There are also sweet delicacies like Mahalabia, Riz Bil Halil and Ma’Moul Bi Fustouq to name a few.
VICTORIA STATION, 11-17 Jalan Setiapuspa, Medan Damansara, KL (Tel: 03-2093 8833) with sister restaurants in Ampang (03-4257 3388), PJ (03-7955 8988) & USJ (03-5637 3388). Business Hrs: Daily (noon-midnight). Halal. Still a popular haunt for steaks. Other offerings are Deep Sea Prawns with Teriyaki Sauce, Charbroiled New Zealand Fillet Steak and Grilled Cajun Salmon.
G-TOWER KL RAKUZEN JAPANESE RESTAURANT, LG 05-06, G Tower, 199, Jalan Tun Razak, KL. (Tel: 03-2145 6200). Business Hrs: Daily, 11.30am-2.30pm, 6pm-10.30pm. Pork-free. Contemporary décor but authentic food. Extensive menu with raw, steamed, grilled and broiled items.
CHARMS CAFÉ, Lot S206, 2nd Floor, Promenade 1 Utama Shopping Centre, Bandar Utama, PJ (Tel: 03-7722 2206). Business Hrs: Daily, 10am-10pm. Pork-free. The Spicy Gizzie, Rojak, Fried Carrot Cake and Mayo Dip come highly recommended alongside local delights like Lamb Charmer and Charms Laksa.
H&H RESTAURANT, 25, Jalan PJU5/12, Dataran Sunway, Kota Damansara (Tel: 03-6141 8911). Business Hrs: Daily, 11.30am-2.30pm, 5.30pm-10pm. Halal. Available daily for lunch and dinner. Other items are Curry Fish Head, Kapitan Chicken and Assam Fish Head.
DUCKING TYCOON RESTAURANT, Lot 2A-0, 2nd Floor, North Block, Wisma Selangor Dredging, Jalan Ampang, KL. (Tel: 03-2161 9819) Business Hrs: Mon to Sat (11am-3pm, 6pm-10.30pm). Sunday and public holidays (10am-3pm, 6pm-10.30pm). Here diners can relish in Baked Golden Coin Meat, Sauteed Slice Egg and Wok Baked Crab Claw with Butter, Deep Fried Sour Season Duck and many more tempting dishes.
SALOMA THEATRE RESTAURANT, Malaysia Tourism Centre (MTC), 139 Jalan Ampang, KL (Tel: 03-2161 0122). Business Hrs: Daily, 11am-11pm; dinner with cultural show (7.30pm-10.30pm). Showtime (8.30pm-9.30pm). Halal. For a touch of filmdom, some dishes have been named after evergreen Malaysian movies. Specials are Air Jando Pulang, Sup Tulang, and Daging Dendeng.
FRANGIPANI RESTAURANT, 25 Changkat Bukit Bintang, KL (Tel: 03-2144 3001). Business Hrs: Restaurant (Tues-Sun, 7.30pm-10.30pm); Bar (Tues-Thurs & Sun, 6pm-1am); (Fri & Sat, 6pm-3am). Pork-free. Fine dining with a contemporary touch. Menu here changes every three months but classics like Warm Tea Smoked Salmon or Pan Roasted Duck Confit are retained.
RESTORAN SERI MELAYU, 1 Jalan Conlay, KL (Tel: 03-2145 1833). Business Hrs: Daily, noon-3pm, 6.30pm-11pm. Halal. Serves traditional Malay cuisine buffet-style. There is a live cooking station with the Sudut Warisan featuring Malaysian BBQ Special for dinner (6.30pm-10pm) only. The restaurant which exudes Malay rustic charm features live cultural performances between 8.30pm and 9.15pm nightly.
BANGKOK HOUSE, De Palma Inn Shah Alam, Jalan Nelayan 19/15, Persiaran Jubilee Perak, Shah Alam, Section 19. (Tel: 03-5542 8080). Business Hrs: Daily, 11am-11pm. Halal. Serves authentic Thai cuisine like Tom Yam Kung, Lamb with Thai Gravy, Mussel in Claypot and Som Tam. Special menus can be designed for parties and special occasions but two days advance notice is needed.
FUNKY VILLA, Lot No.G-03A, G-06 & EG-06, Ground Floor, e@Curve, No 24, Jalan PJU7/3, Mutiara Damansara, PJ. (Tel: 03-7725 2308) Business Hrs: Daily, noon to midnight. The restaurant strives to bring the vibrancy of beach parties of Haad Rin and Koh Phangan in its decor as well as its food. Delight in Fishcakes Wrapped in Boiled Egg (RM13), Thai Herb Minced Chicken (RM12), Thai Pomelo Salad (RM15), Tom Yam Gung (RM13), Stir-Fried Squid with Salted Egg Yolk (RM17) and Stir-Fried Beef Basil (RM23) are some popular dishes.
KORYO-WON KOREAN RESTAU-RANT, Lot 19, West Wing, Crowne Plaza Mutiara Hotel, 2nd Floor, Kompleks Antarabangsa, Jalan Sultan Ismail, KL (Tel: 03-2142 7655/03-2142 4939). Business Hrs: Daily, noon-2.30pm, 6pm-10.30pm. Serves Korean royal cuisine set menus and Sunday BBQ Buffet Lunch at RM50++ (adult) and RM25++ (child). House specials include Korean popiah, Five Variety Stew and Syabu Syabu.
O’BRIENS, The Curve, Lot G79 Ground Floor, 6 Jalan PJU 7/3, Mutiara Damansara, PJ (Tel: 03-7727 2181). Business Hrs: Daily, 8am-11pm. Part of a worldwide chain specialising in Irish sandwiches and gourmet coffees. Features the ‘made-to-order’ concept where customers put-together their own sandwiches.
ECOGREEN ORGANIC CAFÉ, Unit G3, Bangunan Bakti Siti Hasmah, 6 Changkat Abang Haji Openg, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, KL (Tel: 03-7729 2789). Business Hrs: Mon to Sun (11am-6pm). Halal. Serves vegetarian and non-vegetarian fare. No MSG, no artificial preservatives or colouring in the food. The cafe uses only organic and natural ingredients.
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