Enjoy delectable dim sum at Golden Phoenix which serves up more than 30 varieties. Let your taste buds experience something unusual. Come and try an exciting gastronomic fare with family and friends at Hotel Equatorial Kuala Lumpur with the new dim sum items. This time, master chef Yau Kim Yew has introduced many new and creative steamed and fried dim sum. Among his recommendations are Double Boiled Dumpling in Superior Soup, Double Boiled Wanton with Seaweed Soup, Steamed Phoenix Claw with Gui Lin Sauce, Steamed Mini Bun with Black Sesame Paste, Steamed Crystal Dumpling, Deep Fried Yam Puff, Deep Fried Beancurd Roll with Salmon and Cheese, Deep Fried Sesame Ball with Shredded Coconut Stuffed, Wok Fried Cantonese Radish Cake with Seafood, Steamed Rice Flour Roll with Scallop and many more. The dim sum is priced from RM8++ per portion onwards. It is available from noon to 2.30 pm (Monday to Friday). The Leisure Morning Dim Sum is available from 10 am to 3pm on Saturday, Sunday and public holidays. For reservations, call 03-2161 7777 ext 8223.

Oriental Barbeque

Let Celestial Court whisk you off on an exciting gastronomical experience with its newest selection of barbecue dishes. The art of balancing the tastes – sweet, sour, spicy and salty – is highly valued in presenting the perfect dish prepared with the finest and freshest ingredients. In May, chef Ho Boon has carefully prepared premium selections of Oriental barbeque delights. Savour the famous roasted Peking Duck (prepared in two courses), nibble the Deep Fried ‘Chin Yin’ Chicken with Sesame, sample the Stewed ‘Teo Chew’ Fillet with Minced Shallots and Chilli Sauce, indulge in the Poached ‘Chin Yin’ Chicken with Ginseng Root and Black Pepper, tempt your tastebuds with the Roasted Spring Chicken with Golden Garlic Filling and many more. What’s more, pair these delightful barbecue items off with a wide variety of premium teas. In addition to these creations, sinful classic dim sums and new fusion selections are in store on the new menu as well. Celestial Court serves dim sum, ala carte and set menus from noon to 2.30pm, Mondays to Saturdays, and from 10am till 2.30pm on Sundays and public holidays. It opens for dinner at 6.30pm till 10.30pm everyday. For reservations, call 03-27179900 ext 6988, email: restaurants.imperial@sheraton.com or visit: www.eatdrinkandmore.com/sheratonimperialkualalumpur


Tutti Frutti Mania

The month of May brings dessert lovers another temptation, Mascarpone Tutti-Frutti cake. A must have cake that’s available everyday at Melting Pot Cafe, Concorde Hotel Kuala Lumpur. This fruity creation has fresh cream, egg yolk, mascarpone cheese, gelatin, canned peach and mascarpone cheese mousse as its ingredients. The cake is coated with cream and evenly spread with some almondine on the side of the cake. For the final touch, it gets topped with fresh fruits. The cake is available throughout the day at RM9.50++ per slice, RM80++ per kg. For orders, call 03-2144 2200 ext 2337.


WOODS MACROBIOTICS, 25, Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar Baru. (Tel: 03-2287 0959). Business hours: 11am to 9.30pm. Closed on Mondays.

This place was established in 1993 and is reputed to be the first Malaysian Macrobiotic total health and healing centre, providing vegan Macrobiotic organic food including beverages, fresh produce, grocery, health books, magazines, healing CDs, health cooking classes and diet consultation service.


MEXICAN AND SPANISH, PEDRO’S PLACE, No 3 Jalan 26A/70A, Desa Sri Hartamas, Kuala Lumpur. (Tel : 03-62031147 ) Business Hrs: Noon to midnight everyday. Monday (5pm to midnight) Fancy Mexican food like the fajitas or to-die-for Key Lime Pie, or some tasty tapas to accompany your beer or stout? Set lunches are available from noon-3pm.


XENRI JAPANESE CUISINE, 9 Wisma Elken, Lorong 4/137C, Batu 5, Old Klang Road, Kuala Lumpur (Tel: 03-7783 8118). Business Hrs: Mon-Sat, (noon-10.30pm); Sun (noon-3pm) & (6pm-10.30pm). Serves Japanese cuisine using premium ingredients and raw products from Japan, flown in from Japan.

PASTA ZANMAI, G210B, Ground Floor Promenade, 1 Utama Shop-ping Centre, No 1, Lebuh Bandar Utama, Bandar Utama, Petaling Jaya. (Tel: 03-7728 1210). Business Hrs: Sun-Thurs (10am-10pm); Fri-Sat (10am-10.30pm). Serves up an interesting array of over 50 pasta dishes using Japanese spaghetti. Rice and pizza cooked up with Japanese ingredients like seaweed, miso and sesame are rather interesting.


KHUNTAI RESTAURANT, 6 Jalan 5/44, Petaling Garden, off Jalan Gasing, Petaling Jaya (Tel: 03-7781 7523). Business Hrs: Daily (10am-3pm) & (5pm-midnight). Pork-free. A surprise find among a cluster of banana leaf restaurants and unassuming in appearance. Start your meal with Mieng Kam, moving on to White Tomyam, Steamed Fish Lemon Style, Deep-fried Kangkung and Green Curry Chicken. The thirst quencher, a blend of freshly squeezed ambarella fruit and sour plum is the ideal drink on a blistering day.


KHAANA PEENA, E01-04 & 05 Block E, Plaza Mont’ Kiara 2, Jalan Kiara, Mont’ Kiara, Kuala Lumpur. (Tel: 03-6201 3355). Business Hrs: Daily (8am-2.30pm) & (6pm-10.30pm). Opens at 10am on Sunday. Specialises in Northern Indian cuisine using only the finest natural ingredients for its delicious and nutritious specialities.


MICHELANGELO’S RESTAURANTE & BAR M, Lot J-OG-03 & J-OG-04, Soho KL, No. 2, Jalan Solaris, Solaris Mont Kiara, KL (Tel: 03-6203 7734). Business Hrs: Sun-Thurs (11am-11pm); Fri & Sat (11am-midnight). An upscale casual outlet with classy interior design with its signature Michelangelo’s Creation of Adam on its wall. Serves a lavish Italian fare from appetisers, main courses and desserts.

ITALIANNIES, F355, First Floor, Rainforest (New Wing), 1 Utama Shopping Centre, Bandar Utama, KL (Tel: 03-7727 1399). Business Hrs: Mon-Fri (11am-11pm); Sat & Sun (10.30am-11.30pm). Halal. Italiannies quaint ambience is conducive for conversations over traditional Italian fare. Has a kids’ menu that would appeal to the young ones with kid-size pastas and pizzas.


BELLYGOOD RESTAURANT, 20 Jalan PJS8/18, Dataran Sunway Mentari, PJ (Tel: 03-5630 1699). Business Hrs: Daily (11am-11pm). Closed on Monday. Non-halal. Popular for its variety of pork dishes like Spaghetti Cabonara made with real pork bacon, Pork Chop Pasta, Flame Grilled Spicy Garlic Pork Ribs, Deep-fried Pork Sandwiches and lots more!

MIRACLES KITCHEN & BAR, B-G-22 Block B, 8 Avenue, Pusat Perdagangan Seksyen 8, Jalan Sungai Jernih, Petaling Jaya (Tel: 03-7958 8400). Business Hrs: Mon to Sat (4pm-1am), closed on Sunday; Kitchen closes at 11pm. Pork-free. The contemporary styled outlet serves a fusion of European, Asian and Japanese cuisine on its menu.


RESTORAN KING CRAB, 103-105 Jalan SS25/2, Taman Mewah Jaya, PJ (Tel: 03-7808 2388). Business Hrs: Daily (11am-2.30pm) & (6pm-10.30pm). Non-halal. Extremely popular so getting a table requires some waiting time. Some dishes need pre-ordering.

FLOWER DRUM FINE CHINESE RESTAURANT, 239 1st Floor, Jalan Bukit Bintang, KL (Tel: 03-2142 2625). Business Hrs: Mon-Sat (11.30am-2.30pm) & (6pm-10.30pm); Sun & Public Hols (10am-2.30pm) & (6pm-10.30pm). Non-halal. Known for its Chinese fare featuring an East meets West concept, with a bit of Japanese influence thrown in. Baked Australian Lamb Chop with Red Wine, Grilled King Prawns with Lemongrass, Peking Duck and Oven-Baked Lamb Chop with Lemongrass and Steamed Cod Fish with Shredded Abalone & Chinese Herbs are some of the dishes to look forward to.


SRI NYONYA RESTAURANT, 14 Jalan 22/49, PJ (Tel: 03-7875 1031). Business Hrs: Tues-Sun (12.30pm-2.30pm) & (6.30pm-9.30pm). Closed on Mon. Pork-free. Family recipes like the Sri Nyonya Fried Chicken and Perut Ikan span four generations.


RESTORAN MAKAN MAKAN, 5 Jalan Anggerik Vanilla M 31/M, Kota Kemuning, 40460 Shah Alam. (Tel: Cynthia 012-379 6046). Business Hrs: Tues-Sun (8am-6pm). Closed on Mon. Pork free. Some of the its bestsellers are Yam Cake, Tong Shui and Nasi Lemak Chicken Rendang.

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. Set Meal for four at RM43.90 with a choice of four dishes, Curry Fish Head/Assam Fish Head, Kapitan Chicken/Claypot Chicken, Fried Crispy Sotong/Baked Towfoo, Vegetables and Rice. Available daily for lunch and dinner.


CHINA WOK, A3-G1-3A, Solaris Dutamas (Mont Kiara),1 Jalan Dutamas, KL (Tel: 03-6207 9598). Business Hrs: Daily (11am-9pm) (Non-Halal). Homemade delicious recipes. Fish Head Noodles, Charcoal Roasted Duck & Char Siew, Award Winning Chicken Rice, Curry Fish Head, and Claypot LaLa Pepper Soup.

KAFE SAKURA KRISTAL, 301 Jalan Bandar 11, Taman Melawati, Kuala Lumpur (Tel: 03-4108 5897). Business Hrs: Mon–Sat (noon-11.30pm); Sun (4pm -11.30pm). Halal. Asian, Thai, Western and Malaysian cuisine with enough options for vegetarians too.

DECANTER 3, 5 Jalan 17/56, PJ (Tel: 03-7968 1300). Business Hrs: Mon-Sat (noon-midnight), closed on Sunday. DECANTER 1 (Tel: 03-2095 2507), DECANTER 4, (Tel: 03-2095 3919). Choose from over 80 Western and local favourites. Popular for its Oxtail Stew and Penang Assam Laksa.

To submit food listings and food-related queries, please email to metrocfood@gmail.com or call 03-79671388 ext 1322.

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