You don’t need to have a black belt to dine at Kungfu Paradise
Mid Valley Megamall,
LG 074A, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-2202 3099
Business hours: 10.00am to 10.00pm.
WITH a tagline that says, ‘cafe with a kick’, some of you may be tempted to pick out dishes to put your taste buds to the hot’ n spicy (of chillies) test? Or if you interpret ‘kick’ differently, maybe you want to pick out dishes that you want to fall in love with and return to savour again.
This cafe in Mid Valley Megamall has a huge menu selection and serves up Hong Kong treats and Western delights. The restaurant, which can seat 70 diners, is done up in Kungfu’s signature orange and red colours. It has honeycomb styled lightings and diners can peek at Kungfu’s chefs in action through the kitchen’s glass window.
Visiting this cafe after 2pm, you can still see the crowd mid-way tucking into their lunches ? whether a family or a group of young people.
Natalie Kam, marketing communications manager of Paradise (F&B) Malaysia Sdn Bhd, who played host, ordered Kungfu Burger, the restaurant’s most popular burger.
I thought, it was so-named because someone thought the burger does look like a bum. Anyway, this burger with a naughty name (RM7.20) is said to have a succulent tender-grill chicken thigh with a touch of kung pao sauce for extra kick.
I had a quarter of the burger and the chicken was up to the mark. The kung pao sauce lacked the heat of dry chillies but its piquant sauce was nice and left me guessing what sauce was used. By the way, you can add an egg for another RM1.80+ if you like.
Oreo Frappe (RM11.90) is the bestseller in its category. This frappe is rather filling and will assist in arresting those hunger pangs somewhat.
Photographer Brian Moh had a refreshing Cucumber Iced Tea (RM7.50). The cafe also offers gourmet coffees, smoothies, iced teas and ice cream shakes.
Kungfu ‘Master’ Salad (RM10.90), a fusion mix of East and West greens with crispy chicken bits, is tossed with Thai spicy dressing. Wow, this first appetiser has kick! This refreshing salad with baby yau mak, cherry tomatoes, sweet pineapple and strips of purple cabbage, is quite an appetite booster too.
Kungfu Paradise is famous for its Kungfu Bake Cheese Rice.
I was excited by The Duo Master (RM16.90) and it did not let me down. The chicken chop came with accompanying tomato sauce while the battered fish fillet had cream sauce. The rice is topped with mozzarella cheese. You can request for a combination of two sauces or just one preferred sauce. The chicken chop gets a thumbs-up!
Seafood Chilli Crab Pasta (RM18.90) has an interesting yet odd spicy sauce. If you’re wondering about the missing crab meat, I was told, it was blended in with the sauce. This pasta with an Asian twist exudes chilli crab flavour with a little fiery and creamy sauce.
Brian who was armed with his camera commented, “It’s so fragrant!” when tasked to snap a picture first.
Stir-Fried Beef with Scallion Rice Bowl with Lava Egg (RM14.90) which he was game to savour, is an accomplished dish as the stir-fried Australian beef slices were moist and tender. In fact, you can also find other dishes that also has lava egg (hard boiled egg with soft yolk) which the cafe takes pride in. You can even order a lava egg!
There are also soupy or dried noodles (Nissin or Korean noodles) with assorted toppings and from the grill, you can have your chicken chop or flame grilled Australian bulls-eye steak. Wok offerings include Stir-Fried Beef Hor Fun, Chicken Hor Fun with Black Pepper Sauce or Tom Yum Seafood Soup with Rice.
Chocolate Lava Cake (RM12.90) is dark chocolate cake served with gelato vanilla ice cream. Although ‘the lava’ did not ooze out easily when cut, it is there alright. The cake is usually paired with ice cream. Whether shared as we did or eaten by yourself, it is a sweet serenade on a lunch outing!
This is the writer’s observation and not an endorsement by StarMetro.