Prawn lovers are in for a treat this April as the master chefs of Zuan Yuan Chinese Restaurant, One World Hotel cook up a feast of fresh water prawn delicacies for lunch and dinner. Only fresh water prawns caught in the rivers of Pahang are used during this promotion. The sweet, firm and succulent meat of these fresh water prawns are highly prized by prawn lovers. Take delight in master chef Michael Chew’s culinary creations with special recommendation of the Steamed Fresh Water Prawn. Other tantalising fresh water prawn dishes are Wok-Fried Fresh Water Prawn with Superior Stock, Steamed Fresh Water Prawn with XO Sauce and Glass Noodle, Baked Fresh Water Prawn with Cheese, Stir-Fried Fresh Water Prawn Noodle, Steamed Fresh Water Prawn with Fried Garlic, Wok-Fried Fresh Water Prawn with Superior Soya Sauce, Steamed Fresh Water Prawn with Egg White. The promotion is priced at RM59++ per prawn and ends today. For reservations, call 03-7681 1159.
The Wasasagi Tempura promotion at Kampachi at Hotel Equatorial Kuala Lumpur ends today. For seafood lovers, delight your taste buds with this scrumptious Japanese cuisine specially prepared by chef How Yoke Seng. Wasasagi or pond smelt is a freshwater fish species that lives primarily in the sea but make spawning runs into the freshwater streams like salmon. Pond smelt can be found across the world in the Arctic, Northwest to Northeast of the Pacific, Canada, Alaska, Korea and Japan. Savour the tender taste of pond smelt deep-fried tempura style. This seasonal pond smelt is air flown from Ishikawa Prefecture in Japan, where the fish thrives in the cold Arctic water. The uniqueness of pond smelt lies in its meaty flesh which is then cooked deep fried and encased in crunchy golden tempura batter. It is best eaten with Hajikami ginger and Ohba leaf. Wasasagi Tempura is available for lunch and dinner, from noon to 2.30pm and dinner is from 6.30pm to 10.30pm, priced at RM52++ per portion. For reservations, call 03-2161 7777 ext 8444.
Red velvet cake
If you are searching for the ‘in-cake’, look no further as Berisi Lounge introduces its Cake of the Month, the luxurious Red Velvet Cake with a twist. To the uninitiated, Red Velvet is a moist, rich and deliciously sinful creation and is traditionally dark or bright red in colour. Made up of three layers of strawberry sponge cake, sandwiched with fresh cut strawberry slices and a luscious layer of raspberry cream cheese frosting, the cake is then finished with light fresh cream and garnished with more strawberry slices. Perfect with a cup of freshly brewed coffee, Berisi Lounge’s Red Velvet Cake will definitely satisfy your cravings for a chic creation. Available throughout the month of April at Berisi Lounge, Red Velvet Cake is priced at RM9++ per slice or RM70++ for the whole cake. For orders, call 03-4042 9888.
KELANTAN DELIGHTS, 1-5, Level 1, Sooka Sentral, Jalan Stesen Sentral, Kuala Lumpur. (Tel: 03-2785 1945). Business Hrs: noon-9.30pm. Closed on Sunday. A contemporary-style outlet with a replica of an old door of a Kelantanese mosque as part of its interior and within, a spot where diners can sit cross-legged as they indulge in Tom Yam, Mieng Kam, Nasi Kerabu with Ayam Percik, Solok Lada, Sotong Sumbat Pulut, Laksam and Lompat Tikam.
SONGKET RESTAURANT, No 29, Jalan Yap Kwan Seng,50450 Kuala Lumpur (Tel: 03-2161 3331). Business Hrs: noon-3pm, 6pm-11pm, Mon-Fri, 5pm-11pm Sat, Sun and public holidays. This is restaurant is set to bring Malay fine dining to a different level. Come savour true Malay flavours with sumptuous servings of traditional dishes such as Rusuk Panggang, Sup Ekor, Pucuk Paku Goreng and Durian Tiramisu amongst others. As you dine, be entertained by their very own cultural dance performance on weeknights.
SPICE GARDEN IMPERIAL, 205 Jalan Bukit Bintang, KL (Tel: 03-2142 2220 /2223). Business Hrs: noon-midnight daily. Tandoor food and speciality drink Jal Jeera, which is a mix of soda and 65 Indian herbs and spices, draw in the crowd. Live entertainment is provided daily, set lunches are priced from RM20 to RM22, also available at its sister outlet in Bangsar.
CHUTNEY MARY RESTAURANT AND BAR, 21-G Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar, KL (Tel: 03-2282 9923). Business Hrs: 11am-mignight, daily. The restaurant offers Northern Indian cuisine with a smattering of Western and local dishes, house specials are Khairi Chicken Special, Chicken Noor Jahani Biryani and Kulfi. Set lunch options are prices from RM9.90++.
BAAN RUEN THAI RESTAURANT, Lot G4, Ground Floor, Tower 1, Menara PGRM, No.8, Jalan Pudu Ulu, Cheras (Tel: 03-9282 3448). Business Hrs: 11.30am-10.30pm. Halal. The restaurant boasts the freshest and most authentic Thai cuisine, offering all time favourites such as Mango Sticky Rice, Mieng Kham, Som Tam, Fish Cake, Tom Yum, Thai Laksa, Pineapple Fried Rice, Pad Thai and Pandan Chicken. Baan Ruen Thai signature dish, chef specialty Green Curry and Homemade Thai Steamed Fish are other must-try delights.
U RESTAURANT, 69 Jalan Bangkung, Off Jalan Maarof, Bukit Bandaraya, Bangsar, KL (Tel: 03-2093 1268). Business Hrs: 11.30am-3pm and 6pm till late daily. No pork served. The restaurant uses the ‘Omakase Kaiseki’ concept where chefs decide on how to cook and present the ingredients.
DA ON FINE KOREAN CUISINE, Lot 6.40.00, Level 6, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur (Tel: 03-2141 2100). Business Hrs: 11am-10pm daily. The outlet serves up authentic Korean favourites in a contemporary setting with emphasis on air flown specialities.
ANTONIO’S TRATTORIA CALABRIA, 32A, Jalan Wan Kadir 4, Off Jalan Damansara, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, KL (Tel: 03-7725 4164). Business Hrs: 11am-2.30pm and 6pm-11pm. Closed on Monday. Pork-free. A cozy Italian restaurant where the food is elegant in taste and the atmosphere friendly and casual, it is famous for home-made thin crust pizzas, pasta and tiramisu. Set lunch is available from Monday to Friday at RM12.90 nett.
RAINFOREST SPORTS BAR, Lot C4.07, Level 4 Connection, Pavilion KL, Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur. (Tel: 03-2163 0163). Business Hrs: 11am-1am, daily. A popular hangout for sports fans with attractions like pool tables, a projector screen and TV sets to watch the games. Recommended dishes are the Mix Combo Platter, Sizzling Fajitas, BBQ Pineapple Chicken, Tropical Jungle Curry Pizza and Mango Pudding.
HORNBILL RESTAURANT & CAFE, KL Bird Park, 920, Jalan Cenderawasih, Taman Tasik Perdana, Kuala Lumpur. (Tel: 03-2693 8086). Business Hrs: 9am-8pm, daily. Dine amid hornbills at this unique restaurant offering the Hornbill Restaurant Special Nasi Lemak, Madras-Style Fish Curry, Chicken Varuval, Vegetable Curry, Penang Char Kuey Teow, Spaghetti Napolitaine and Tenderloin Steak.
KIP SEAFOOD NOODLE HOUSE, 31, Jalan KIP 1, Taman KIP, Sri Damansara, Kuala Lumpur. (Tel: 012-290 7699/016-222 9766). Business Hrs: noon-3pm and 6pm-10pm (Mon-Sat); 5pm-10pm (Sun and public holidays). Non-halal. Discover new flavours cleverly concocted like Pumpkin Stir Fried with Salted Egg and Curry Leaf, Tiger Prawn Baked with Fish Sauce and Chicken Wing stuffed with Shark’s Fin.
SOUTH SEA SEAFOOD RESTAURANT, 229, Jalan Dua A, Kampung Baru Subang, Selangor. (Tel: 03-7846 1401/03-7846 5813). Business Hrs: 11am-11pm, daily. Serving quality seafood since 1980s, the outlet boasts exotic seafood such as geoduck, Australian lobster, Estuary tiger garoupa, Sri Lankan crab, Japanese escargot, fresh abalone, mantis prawn and even the rare Empurau fish.
BEEFY’S STEAKS, (entrance on Jalan Telawi 4, opposite EON Bank ), 36, Jalan Telawi, Bangsar Baru, Kuala Lumpur. (Tel: 016-675 2498). Business Hrs: Sun-Thurs (11.30am-11pm), Fri-Sat (11.30-midnight). Pork free. Cosy little neighbourhood ‘sidewalk-garden cafe’ located in Bangsar that manages to offer a surprisingly large variety of tasty dishes. Steaks, pasta, huge sandwiches, comfort food like Shepherd’s Pie to hard-to-find Sloppy Joe & Salmon Fishcakes. They’re all here and at such reasonable prices you’ll forget you’re in Bangsar.
HANSPETER BIO BACKEREI, 25 Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar Baru, Kuala Lumpur. (Tel: 03-2287 0959) Business Hrs: 11am-9.30pm, Tues-Sun. A German style organic bakery produces low carbon slow fermentation organic breads and pastry.