Treat your loved ones to a stellar array of Christmas goodies, chocolate Santa, home-made cookies and sumptuous cakes available at the Festive Desk of One World Hotel, PJ until Dec 31. Assorted Christmas pralines are priced from RM40 per set, chocolate Santa Claus, Snow Man and Christmas Tree from RM40 per piece. Home-made cookies such as Cinnamon Star Anise Seed Cookies, Christmas Brunsli, Swiss Leckerli, Madeleine and Gipfel are priced from RM20 per 200g. From the bakery, specialities such as Christmas Stollen (RM15/250g), Ginger Bread (RM10/150g), Fruit Cake (RM110/kg), Christmas Yule Log (RM110/kg) and Christmas Pudding (RM60/500 g) are also available for sale. To add on to the merriment and spirit of sharing and giving, indulge in traditional roast turkey at RM350 each, roast leg of lamb at RM195 each and roast strip loin of beef at RM22/100g are available for take-away. Head to the Festive Desk at the lobby from 10am to 10pm daily
Charm your taste buds with the variations of masu (salmon trout) flavours at Still Waters, Hotel Maya Kuala Lumpur. The mild and delicate taste of masu makes it a delicious and popular choice for Japanese cuisine. Only the freshest ingredients are selected to create dishes such as Salmon Roll Teriyaki, Salmon Temaki Sushi (salmon hand roll), Salmon Teppanyaki (pan fried salmon) and Salmon Chazuke (salmon in clear soup). The Marvelous Masu promotion offers dishes priced from RM18 to RM 48 for lunch and dinner. The restaurant seats 62 persons including a semi-private dining room that seats 16 persons. It is open for lunch from noon to 2.30pm (Monday-Friday) and dinner from 6.30pm to 10.30pm (Monday-Saturday). For reservations, call 03-2711 8866 ext 260.
World of rice
A staple food to many countries especially in East Asia, South-East Asia, South Asia, the Middle East and West Indies, rice is one of the most diversified form of carbohydrate when it comes to its preparation. With so many varieties of rice dishes around the world, one would have to travel to so many countries to enjoy its diversity. The good news is, Resorts World Genting is making it easier for you to indulge in a wide selection of rice dishes from around the world in its World Of Rice food promotion at Coffee Terrace and First World Café until Dec 15. The variety of rice dishes at each outlet’s buffet line are on rotation basis however some of the dishes to expect are the Indian, Japanese, Korean, Western, Chinese, Nyonya and Malaysian favourites including rice desserts. The all-you-can-eat “World of Rice” galore at Coffee Terrace is priced at RM 58++ (adult) and RM 29++ (child) for lunch; RM 66++ (adult) and RM 33++ (child) for dinner. At First World Café, the promotion is priced at RM 41++ (adult) and RM 20.50++ (child) for lunch; RM 48++ (adult) and RM 24++ (child) for dinner. For details, visit www.rwgenting.com
PASSAGE THRU’ INDIA, 235 Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur (Tel: 03-2145 0366) and a branch in Medan Damansara, KL (Tel: 03-2094 4366). Business hours: 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 hours: 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, KL. (Tel: 03-2144 6393). Business hours: Daily, 11am-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), Petaling Jaya (03-7955 8988) & USJ (03-5637 3388). Business hours: 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 hours: 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 hours: 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 hours: 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.
SALOMA THEATRE RESTAURANT, Malaysia Tourism Centre (MTC), 139 Jalan Ampang, KL (Tel: 03-2161 0122). Business hours: 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.
DUCKING TYCOON RESTAURANT, Lot 2A-0, 2nd Floor, North Block, Wisma Selangor Dredging, Jalan Ampang, KL. (Tel: 03-2161 9819) Business hours: Mon-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.
RESTORAN SERI MELAYU, 1 Jalan Conlay, KL (Tel: 03-2145 1833). Business hours: 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.
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 hours: Daily, noon- 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).
FRANGIPANI RESTAURANT, 25 Changkat Bukit Bintang, KL (Tel: 03-2144 3001). Business hours: 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.
KORYO-WON KOREAN RES-TAURANT, Lot 19, West Wing, Crowne Plaza Mutiara Hotel, 2nd Floor, Kompleks Antarabangsa, Jalan Sultan Ismail, KL (Tel: 03-2142 7655/03-2142 4939). Business hours: 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 hours: 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.
TREATS BAKERY AND CAFE, 2 Jalan Anggerik Vanilla AF 31/AF, Kota Kemuning, Shah Alam (Tel: 03-5122 1378). Business hours: Daily, 10am-10pm. Halal. Asian and Western items like Koay Teow Soup, Curry Laksa, Grilled Lamb and Roast Chicken. Dine-ins get a 20% discount on cakes including Sultana Cheesecake and Tiramisu.
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