Unit No. C111,
Ground Floor, Metropolitan Square,
Jln PJU 8/1, Bandar Damansara Perdana,
Petaling Jaya
Tel: 03-7710 6080
Business hours: Monday to Saturday,
11.00am – 1.00am; Sunday 5.00pm – 1.00am.
Pork free

THE QUEST for utopia — an ideally perfect place — is over for the Suen siblings with the opening of their outlet, Utopia Restaurant and Bistro.

They named their joint venture such for they want customers to leave their worries at the doorstep.

“This is the place where they chill out and relax, and worry about absolutely nothing,” said Kar Nyan.

While the diners chugged down their favourite brews and chat away with their friends, they can indulge in a variety of dishes available.

The menu featured a fusion of Western and Asian cuisines, including some really interesting choices like the Crispy Duck and Lamb Delight Pizza.

Served with sauerkraut (German sour cabbage), the Crispy Duck was first braised with red dates, wolfberries and other Chinese herbs, and deep-fried to perfection.

Its crunchy skin and moist meat won us over instantly.

The mention of Lamb Delight Pizza might raise some eyebrows but Kar Mei assured it would not disappoint.

“Fats were removed from the meat and its spiciness will suit local tastebuds,” she said.

8F2AE1439AE246DF8F3B4C73DAFBFEBBSiblings unite: (From left) Kar Nyan,Kar Mei and Kar Kin,opened Utopiain August 2009.

The unassuming Signature Seafood Fettucine was not just another pasta in creamy white sauce, for it contained blended anchovies for that extra kick.

The burgers at Utopia were also a welcome alternative for those with a hearty appetites.

The Macho Nachos featured homemade beef patty flavoured with Tabasco sauce, with nachos adding crunchiness to the burger.

Adding to the list of fusion dishes was Utopia’s Lamb Shank, which has an Oriental twist.

A134124F13C040DF9144C82A31CE1D3DDelightful end:Strawberry Tart is infused with honey and topped with strawberry slices and a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

“We wanted something different so we also added Chinese herbs. The mashed potato also contained green peas,” said Kar Mei.

Health-conscious diners should also try the Crispy Chicken Salad. The sauce, made of bell peppers, vinegar and Thousand Island dressing, was said to be similar to the Mexican flavours.

The Strawberry Tart, sweetened with honey, was a satisfying choice to wrap up the meal.

Towards the end of the day, we left the outlet feeling contended with lunch.

This is the writer’s personal observation and is not an endorsement by StarMetro.

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