Category Archives: KL

Mandarin Oriental Lai Po Heen New Addition To The Menu May 2013

I never stop to impress with what Lai Po Heen, Mandarin Oriental KL bring on to their Chinese cuisine tables. Head by Chef Ricky Thein, who famous for his fusion the oriental with western dishes introduce to us his latest creation base on market demand. For the month of May 2013, some of his latest creation were added to the menu and I am honoured to be invited to try out the latest menu items.

We were greeted by the Sugar Dragon on the dessert table. It was a piece of art that were hand made by the chefs. Before we heading to the desserts, let’s checkout the mains.

Deep-fried spring rolls filled with smoked duck and mango, crispy fried prawns with katafi roll and steamed scallops filled with prawn mousse

A vermicelli like batter wrapping a prawn and topped with mango salsa are just perfect for a start. The smoked duck is good but not that smokey for me.

Braised Seafood Treasure Broth with Whole Abalone

The soup here is the main star for the whole dinner. The soup packs lots of punch in it here it is made from premium dried seafoods like sea cucumber, scallops and a whole abalone sitting there in your bowl. This will impress your guest especially Chinese.

Braised Cod Fish with Pumpkin and Preserved Vegetables

The fish were battered and deep fried then braised in claypot using pumpkin and preserved vege.  The batter actually over powered the fish taste.

Aromatic Spring Chicken in Red Beancurd

Nam Yue (Chinese Cheese) coated fried chicken wing a not to be miss dish on your main course. It goes very well with a bowl of white rice.

Wok-fried Fresh Scallops with Enoki Mushrooms and Spicy Seafood Sauce

Every pop into your mouth giving you the sweetness from the scallops. It is succulent and juicy with a slight spicy flavour. Lips smacking dish indeed.

Crispy Egg Noodles with King Prawn and Cheese Broth

The Sang Har Noodle done western way. It is still having the same texture and method of cooking. The difference is that instead of plain starch, cheese were used to create the sauce. It still taste pretty similar with original sang har noodle. The prawns were fresh and succulent that pairs well with this plate of noodle.

Crispy Chinese Herbal Jelly with Honey, Avocado puree and Pumpkin Cake

A la carte appetizers and soup menu selections are priced from RM36++ to RM108++

Main courses are from RM32++ to RM288++.

Desserts are priced from RM16++ to RM 280++ per order.

Lai Po Heen is open from 12noon to 2.30pm for lunch on Mondays to Fridays and at 10.30am to 2.30pm on weekends and public holidays.  Dinner is served daily from 7pm to 10.30pm.

For dining reservations, please call +603-2179-8885 or email mokul-lpoheen@mohg.com

Maliqa Mediterranean Cuisine Soul Food Fit For A King

How many of you tasted Mediterranean food? What is it like? Middle eastern ? Kebabs ? No no no ….. this is all the food from middle Europe where it is more like Greece to be specific.

Located at the center of Bukit Damansara, MALIQA greets you with a comfortable decor which all the setup and arrangements were done by one of the owner who are passionate in interior design. The word MALIQA carries a meaning of Queen Consort in Persian language.

The place were mainly served by muslim workers which all fellow Malay friends can rest assure foods served here are HALAL.

Every single piece of decoration here were hand picked and imported. It gives you a royalty feel as you step in. You can feel like you have turned into Prince of Persia.

Top view from second floor. Simple yet contemporary setup.

We were greeted with a welcome drink which is a honey yogurt drink that were made fresh upon order. It is not overly sweet and smooth flowing down you throw. Good for digestion.

Pirincli Yoghurt & Corbasi RM12.90

Mixed chicken soup cooking with yogurt and rice. This is so healthy. Hardly I get a soup cook this way.

Spicy Seafood Soup RM10.90

It taste pretty much like western Borch soup. But with the hints of spices and chilli powder it taste much better. There are mussels, prawn and squid used in cooking this soup. With the price tag of RM10.90 it is all worth it. Take this for a change rather than the faithful old mushroom soup that can never fail.

Funghi Fritta Fried Mushroom RM13.90

Deep fried mushroom served with tartar sauce is a great snack for all day long. Be it in front of TV or as an appetizer on the dining table is a perfect starter. Lightly battered and deep fried. Every bite make you want for more.

Pizza Andalusia RM23.90

Pizza margherita topped with beef pepperoni, capsicum, olives and fresh mushrooms is the all time favorite of the customers here at Maliqa. Unlike plain pepperoni pizza, some greens does help in enhancing the flavor of the whole hand tossed pizza.

Lamb Shank RM39.90

A freshly prepared lamb shank that creates a tender piece of meat that retain its moist and juiciness. Not to be miss by lamb lovers. I find the smell pretty strong which is good for those who love em. Not for me though. I like the beef smell more which I opt the steak instead.

Maliqa House Steak RM46.90

Beef steak served with cheese, mushroom topped with home made sauce. I like it moist and juicy medium rare. Most of the time they did it well done here as Muslim can’t have blood on their plate. You can special order for it though.

Brushetta Beef RM10.90

Risotto Salmon RM20.90

Italian rice cooked with fresh salmon cooked with chillies and tomato sauce.

Moussaka RM23.90 A MUST ORDER!

Layers of egg plant baked in ground beef. Lasagna like dish with a base of tomatoes and baked with a melted mozzarella on top. It is satisfying and healthy compared to lasagna as it is pretty much vege based.

Dessert of the day RM7.90

Tiramisu Cake RM8.90

Apple Crumble

Maliqa is located at :

49, Jalan Medan Setia 1, Plaza Damansara Bukit Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/pages/Maliqa-Mediterranean-Restaurant/230000433796814

Nosh Bangsar Quality Pastries

The tsunami of gourmet cafes mushrooming in major cities are fast available in every single corner of urban areas. When you bring coffee to the table, customer would expect something to much. I would like to introduce to your NOSH located at Bangsar Jalan Telawi 3. It is pretty easy to spot where they are located right opposite of Alliance Bank Bangsar.

This is so right! You can’t sleep with an empty stomach.

The restaurant setup which house a comfortable seatings for its patrons. When you enjoy coffee, usually you will have a long chit chat or discussion. Some more the cake selections here are good enough to make you hyper all night. We’ll talk more on the cakes after this. I don’t like to drink coffee empty stomach. Not to mention eat cakes before having my mains.

Smoked Salmon Salad – RM29

Crispy greens with a generous slices of smoked salmon tossed in house special vinaigrette a healthy option to start off with. There are potatoes as well.

Pumpkin & Smoked Chicken Risotto – RM38

The risotto is rich with the pumpkin stock flavour. Slices of grated parmesan cheese and smoked chicken adds the aroma on top of the pumpkin smell. It gives a hint of smokey and cheesy aroma.

Lamb Gnocchi – RM38

Gnocchi made from potato and cooked with mutton on brown sauce.

We don’t dare to eat too much of the mains. When you hit the pastries, you will find that you need more space to accomodate them. Nosh is a heaven for girls especially. Girls tends to share their cakes. Down at Alexis, each slice of cakes are sold separately. Nosh gives you a range of sets price that allows you to choose from their range of top class pastries made by the finest ingredients.

CHOICE OF ANY 2 DESSERTS RM19

CHOICE OF ANY 3 DESSERTS RM29

CHOICE OF ANY 4 DESSERTS RM39

CHOICE OF ANY 5 DESSERTS RM49

Chocolat Orange [Contains Alcohol]

This is a must order for chocolate lovers. I just take a small bits and I can tell that loads of chocolates is used to bake this. Topped it off with the cream that also contains alcohol inside made it a super rich cake. Don’t judge by the size. I can’t finish that. It is rich!

Earl Grey Creme Brulee

Instead of the normal creme brulee, this one is earl grey tea flavoured. Not too sweet and just perfect for my liking. I had a double on this. A MUST ORDER!

Creme Au Chocolat

Baked chocolate cream paired with tangy fruit mousse is highly addictive. Start it off with the crunchy cracker digging in the mousse.

Coconut Panna Cotta

Panna cotta with a twist. Unlike the normal almond ones, this use coconut which the taste are pretty good. People like my mom will love this. She said the almond smells weird.

Sweet Potato Azuki Gateaux

High quality green tea sponge cake with mousse and beans. Not too sweet and just perfect.

Walnut Tiramisu (contains alcohol)

Unlike normal tiramisu which rely pretty much on Kahlua or Baileys, Nosh’s version are using a bit of port wine. The caramelised walnuts add some kick to the whole platter too.

Strawberry Cheesecake

Who will say no to this? No one! The look itself already get your attention.

Deconstructed Lemon Peach Tart

This is my first time having a tart deconstructed. Instead of putting everything into a nice case, this is crushed and piled up. Look may be ugly but taste Oh la la! I don’t mind for that mess.

Black Forest Pavlova (Contains alcohol)

We had the ugliest tart but now we have the most beautiful piece of pastry nicely done and decorated upon serve. Not overly sweet and fluffy pavlova made this one of the most popular selection here.

Apple Cinnamon Cake

A scoop of Nosh own made ice cream sit on top of an apple cinnamon cake plus drizzled with almond warm creme. It’s all perfect balance. Not too warm nor too cold. Just right.

NOSH
7 Jalan Telawi 3
Bangsar Baru
59100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel:  03-2201-3548

Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/NoshKL?fref=ts

Pickle & Fig Taman Tun Dr Ismail Healthy Sandwiches and Smoothies

Pickle & Fig Kafe is the latest gourmet cafe house that opens in TTDI. With unique in food and drinks in mind, the owner Ken brings in the cafe’s specialty and share it with us.

The cafe were pretty simple and green. Why I said GREEN? The furnitures all were actually using recycle woods and some were hand made by the owner themselves. The walls and floor are untiled and the menus are clearly written on the big black board.

BRISTOT  Premium Italian Coffee beans used with a good enough barista skill to churn out a good cuppa. With its intense, creamy, full-bodied flavour, this blend is a pleasant balance of Arabica and Robusta varieties, and produces an espresso with notes of citrus, a chocolatey aftertaste and a hint of toasted bread. This taste better than our major commercial brands in the market. It is easy to drink and latte with the silky smooth creamy foam ensure you they are good in making coffee.

A range of healthy smoothies which utilize premium grade  yoghurt and avocado are there to greet non coffee drinkers. Each are house developed and perfected throughout customer’s feedback and rigorous R&D.

Or you can go for high quality tea or infusions.

 

Nachos – RM12

Tortilla chips with melted cheddar cheese on top baked with olives and jalapeños are  truly satisfying and healthy. Perfect to be snacks anytime throughout the day.

Onion and Cheddar Soup – RM8

Spanish onion soup served with melted cheddar and baguette. Creamy and smooth with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil.

Avocado Mixed Greens with Raspberry Vinaigrette RM13

Mesclun Salad with sliced avocado on raspberry vinaigrette dressing and sprinkled with roasted almond. Something new on my tested salad list which the crispy salad with added avocados. The avocado give it a creamy texture which usually people use mayonaise in preparing salads.

Below is the range of hearty

Coronation Chicken – RM15

Sliced chicken breast, caramelised onion, raisins, coronation sauce and alfalfa sprout on ciabatta bread.

Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese

Smoked salmon, capers, chives cream cheese, lemon tarragon mayo, mixed greens on focaccia served with triple cooked wedges.

Smoked Turkey Roll & Cheddar – RM15

They are pretty generous on the fillings so every bite are satisfaction!

Rotkraut Pastrami RM19

Beef pastrami, rotkraut, mozzarella cheese, russian dressing, infused oil on wholemeal bread

Fish & Chips which is the new menu item that soon be introduced. This dish will be out once perfected and I can ensure you that it is really good.

Pickle and Fig are located at :

26, Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad 2,
Taman Tun Dr Ismail,
KL

Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/pickleandfig

The Moon Bar Bukit Damansara Foods Are Good!

Bar hopping are kinda in thing recently. Many bars mushrooming in the city and started off by giving a cheap price on beers promotion. Food wise standard …. pizza, finger foods or at most pastas. I was introduce to this place by Cheng Yi to try this place out.

Like any other pubs, the setup are rather similar with high chairs and tables.

Menu are written on the mirror.

Now this is the interesting part. You see bar that serve alcohol is already non HALAL. So why you still go make it pork FREE? The Moon bar is different from others. Other bars serve pastas, pizza and french fries or kacang. Here you get otherwise. You get your all time favorite KL Local foods!

What attracts my attention the most is they are serving Klang Style Bak Kut Teh, Sucking Wild Boar Curry, Fried Hokkien Mee and Nasi Lemak!  There are some fine Sri Lankan foods too that are served here.

Apart from the normal bar setup, there’s a section where you can get to enjoy LIVE JAZZ show while chilling out here. The bar are having lots of activities for its regulars. There’s an event calendars where you can refer to on what is the upcoming events. Aside events, beer promos are stated and also themed night for for special shows. But one thing I can tell you every Friday is a Jazz night where our local renowned David Gomes Trio are in the house to sing for you. You’ll be mesmerise with his voice and the interactive part of his show. This is what we call Jazz! Not just sing yourself and syok yourself. Western Jazz gets the audience to blend in with their show like they talk and sing together.

Mojito to start the night. Aside from Mojito, basically you can order anything here as long as it is on the glass or bottles.

Canapes :

Breaded Fried Mozarella
Skewer of Roast Pork Belly & Chargrilled Honey Lime Chicken
Black Pepper Lamb parcels
Spice-Fried Chicken Wings

This one would be the finger food range by the Moon Bar. Out of all, the chicken wings definitely get my vote! It is so flavourful and crispy. The breaded fried mozzarella pretty special as there are a dippings for it. The crispy outside and soft inside plus dunking on the special sauce are a perfect combination. However I am not a lamb person and is not my cup of tea to comment much on the black pepper lamb parcels. The goat smell are quite strong which the lamb lover will love it. Pork belly and chicken skewer on the normal side.

Spicy Sri Lankan Tamarin Pork Belly & Mutton Varuval On Butter Briyani (MUST ORDER FOR SPICY LOVER)

This is not for the faint hearted. If you can’t take too spicy stuff, you can ask them to tone down the level of spiciness. Maybe I am a curry lover and I like this so much. From what I observe, only myself lick the plate clean. The rest got some left over as it is darn hot for them. Don’t look down on the portion. It is just right and each spoonful of the rice are filled with various herbs. Especially cloves. We pair it with Shiraz and it further made it more spicy! hahaha … becareful when you try this. It certainly smoke your head.

The House Special Fried Hokkien Mee with Pork Lards

This is the top favorite list by locals in their supper list. After clubbing, many people like to eat Hokkien Mee. It is fried with plenty of WOK HEI and plenty of fresh made lards. The oil used are the clean type unlike many in the city use recycle oil from their deep fryers.

Klang Style Bak Kut Teh

For bak kut teh, the oil rice companion is a must to have when eating Klang Bak Kut Teh. It may look smaller portion compared to the hawkers version.

Porky porky

Trust me. The portion are just right for supper. It is not too much nor too little. The amount of ribs, meats, belly, mushroom and vege are all in one. Just like a mini clay pot version.

Fat Boy Bakes Salted Caramel Banana Tart! Delicious! He can bake all sorts of good cakes. Consistency always there plus the finest ingredients are used. http://fatboybakes.blogspot.com/

David Gomes on Piano sing a couple of song specially for us. He is good!

The Moon Bar
No 2-G & 4G, Jalan Medan Setia 2,
Plaza Damansara, Damansara Heights,
50490, Kuala Lumpur

Reservation : Suresh – 016-5514686 | Steve – 0163097338 or 03-23855288

Millesime French Fine Dine Cuisine in Solaris Dutamas Publika

Publika at Solaris Dutamas is a new and fast upcoming gourmet central in KL City. All the famous food eateries like Kin Kin Chilli Pan Mee, Ampang Loke Yuen Chicken Rice are located inside its EATZ food court. That is more like a street food selections. There are some bistro to fine dining in the area. One of it is Millesime located at the Kencana Petroleum building. To find the place for the first time is kinda challenging.

Just go to the Kencana Petroleum building get out via the main door. Look at your left and you’ll see the hall way below.

As you walk there you will see a small sign board on your left as shown above. The main door is actually by the car park access area.

The place are very spacious and got plenty of privacy. You may see the faces of other patrons but not able to hear what you or they say.

The restaurant is perfect to enjoy a bottle of wine alongside enjoying the quite place with a perfect companions.

The range of wines here are there waiting for you to choose them. You can get from affordable to high end ones.

The farmers bread and sour dough are to die for here. Baked fresh daily and then the fluffy breads were served with flavoured butters.

Depends on your luck, the butter flavour change daily. We got the seaweed butter where I love it so much. It is not salty and done just right to spread on the freshly baked breads.

Amuse Bouche 

Mashed roasted aubergines topped with feta cheese gives you a melt in mouth sensation is something to start of. If this is too strong for you or non cheese love, you should try the Smoked Duck With Shitake Mushroom.

Smoked Duck With Shitake Mushroom may look small in the size but I can tell you the taste are very intense and flavourful. Don’t belittle this small bites. Definitely worth to be your starter of the night.

Gravlax of Snapper and Salmon., Mizuna Leaves and Shaddock Nuggets – RM32++

This salad looks too good to be eaten when they serve you. It may look like a normal plate of salad. This plate takes more work to prepare then that. It takes a marination of the snapper fish for 4 days on sugar, salt, lemon rind and dill. The vege are crunchy and the fish mixed with it are just so refreshing and tasty. This plate must be cleared as a whole dish rather than tossed.

Rustic Tomato Soup – RM23++ – Must ORDER

This is one of the best tomato soup I ever had. This is due to the soup are not just plain tomato soup. There are eminence of smoked herring with oregano oil. It is served with herring alone and then hot tomato soup were poured on top. You don’t see croutons put into the soup since the smoked herring taste better than that.

Squid Ink Linguine with Calamari, Chili and Pesto in Olio RM45++

Chef special home made squid ink linguine cooked al dante and still maintain its moist. Then tossed with chewy calamari and cherry tomatoes with extra virgin olive oil blends all the ingredients and the linguine itself.

Palate Cleanser served after the linguine.

A lollipop shaped strawberry sorbet to clear the taste in our mouth before we move on to our wagyu beef.

Slow Braised Wagyu Beef Short Ribs with Polenta and Mushroom Ragout – RM58++

Level 6 marbling wagyu beef on the table yo ….. it is tender and not overly cooked. It is just perfect. There are enoki mushrooms and hints of truffle oils were used.

Vanilla Ice Cream  paired with Valrhona Dark Chocolate Souffle below – RM25++

The souffle are prepared fresh upon order.

So when you eat them don’t just scoop and place into your mouth. You may burn your tongue. The right way to enjoy this is by taking a scoop of the souffle and ice cream combined then place into your mouth. The Hot and Cold sensation are extra ordinary to end your dinner.

You can also order a cup of gourmet coffee here to call it a finale for the night.

A little extra dessert that goes with your coffee.

The man who helm the kitchen Chef Patrick Keith.

With more than 2 decades behind the kitchen preparing western foods, he has plenty to offer customers who visit Millesime. He is an expert in churning out continental European food. However he said due to the local preference he localised the taste a bit if the customer didn’t ask for the authentic taste. Not many people can accept authentic French taste as it is very intense in terms of cooking herbs usage. However we were glad that all the dishes above served are authentic French. Every Wednesday, there a wine lunch served here which cost RM120++ 4 course meal. If you are looking for something off the menu and best selling in the restaurant would be chef’s Beef Cheek and Grill Lamb Cutlets.

If customer asking me where is the good French Dining in town, Millesime would be one of the choice that I would recommend. The traffic, parking, ambiance, privacy and luxury are in place. Not to mention their top notch customer service in house where all are experts in their respective roles. I will be back for a bigger celebration when I got project success completion.

To be specific, the restaurant is located at this corner of carpark entrance.

 

I would recommend whoever that can’t decide what to eat to try out their :

THE MILLESIME EXPERIENCE

A 5 course menu using only the freshest ingredients every single day at RM200++ per pax.

Location:

Millesime

G1-01-3 Ground Floor

Menara Kencana Petroleum

Solaris Dutamas

1 Jalan Dutamas 1 50480 Kuala Lumpur

Tel: 03-6211-0648 Email: rsvp@millesime.my

Bubble Teh Tarik and Mobile Ice Kacang from Sweet Day KLCC

Checkout the photo below. How many of you ever taste this? I can find this in Penang but not in KL. This is the ice ball that I grew up with back in the school days. I can still imagine the icy cold ice ball drenched with rose and sarsaparilla syrup.

Photo credit to www.what2seeonline.com

With a plastic bag, we hold and eat it while walking. Good news to all who are in KL now you can find a similar idea desserts.

Introducing to you Sweet Day. A new brand that created by Malaysian for Malaysia. It is a best of both world drinks and dessert house that has everything from Taiwan goodness and a local offerings all in a single menu.

The signature Mobile Ais Kacang where it replace the traditional ice ball that I had. Not to mention it is topped with the goodies of ais kacang. The one I had was the strip down version of ais kacang without the kacang. Just syrups. That’s the reason it was cheap. Compared to the ice ball, Sweet Day’s version come with cendol strips, corn, red beans, grass jelly and premium brown sugar.

Even the ice shaver looks so cool which it is imported all the way from Taiwan.

This is what I talk about. The Mobile Ice Kacang RM5.00 (Promotion Price. Original is RM7.50) ready to follow you on the go. All in one convenient cup and hygiene. No more dripping and licking. Taste wise definitely better.

Unlike traditional ice kacang, you can request for the level of sweetness here.

If you are not a brown sugar person, you can go for the Ice Kacang Bandung style which is a mixture of rose syrup and condensed milk.

Next we were trying out the Oreo Temptations Frappe (Oreo Ice Blended).

 

Fiber Up!

This is another one of my favorite here at Sweet Day. Ever since I was young, I really love to put plenty of Nestum Flakes on my drinks. Here they have it! Ice blended nestum which they called Fiber Up! A cup of this are really filling and tasty.

Winter Melon Tea With Aiyu Jelly

Now let’s dive into Taiwanese drinks. This may sounds new to certain people but I had this a lot when I was in Taiwan. Winter Melon has the ability to cool down your inner body system. With the Ai Yu jelly topped up, it do better than that.

Aloe Vera Pu Er Tea

This is a traditional tea with a modern twist. The pu er tea carries a strong old tea taste that has a bitter end. But with aloe vera added, it has a texture where you can bite on.

Strawberry Milk With Float

This will be the best seller for kids. Kids who love strawberry milk can get everything in one cup. Healthy drinks with a scoop of ice cream. Sure your children will be happy all day long with this.

Taro Green Tea

Green Tea with yam? Sound like Chinese Mix with Japanese style. But who cares as long as it taste good.

This is our menu attack items done on Sweet Day. As you all know my signature Menu Attack is by visiting an eatery and ordered most of their menu items without repeating.

That’s not all. They even have crushed iced desserts which similar to Snowflakes. But this is all created by their R & D department from scratch. It is different and has their own taste. The condiments can be selected and not fixed like any other of their competitors menu offering.

With added coco crunch.

Taiwanese Black Mousse Tea which famous from Sun Moon Lake.

The top foam is salty and the base is black tea. The way to drink it is to take a sip from down and slowly pull your straws up to mix with the mousse. To know more about them, checkout
Sweet Tea is located Next to Roti Boy and Opposite Nandos KLCC
C68, Concourse Level,
KLCC

Villa Danielli, Sheraton Imperial Italian Fine Dining with Chef Alessandro 1st Anniversary Celebration Menu

This month of Feb 2013, Villa Danielli is hosting its Italian Chef, Alessandro 1st Anniversary with the hotel. Hail from Milano, Italy he is the chef that in-charge for Villa Danielli Italian Fine Dining Restaurant at Sheraton Imperial KL. My previous visits was an unforgettable one where I blog about it HERE.

Chef Alessandro will grace diners with his personal renditions of authentic, traditional Italian dishes. Available for lunch and dinner, this special menu features a wide variety. From savoury Buffalo Mozzarella`s Burrata with Roasted Cherry Tomatoes Salad to flavoursome The Chef`s Fresh Egg Fettuccini with Pan Seared Boston Lobster. Succumb to temptations when dessert arrives. Our signature Tiramisu and Rosemary Crème Brulee complete the exquisite experience on an almost magical note.

As usual we were greeted with a basket of wood fire oven fresh baked breads.

Pair with chef’s special dipping, I can clear the whole basket myself. But I have to control myself not to over stuff.

For a start we were presented with :

Cervice di merluzzo piccante con emulsione di patate all` olio d`oliva, polvere di Kalamata disidratate e  calamari fritti, crema di peperoni all` aglio selvatico

Cod spicy Cervice with olive oil potato emulsion, dehydrated Kalamata olive`s dust and deep fried Calamari, wild garlic and bell pepper volute. The calamari ring were lightly battered and deep fried. It is still moist inside and not overly dry. The olive oil potato emulsion helps in keeping the whole plater moist and flavored.

 

Burrata di Mozzarella di Bufala con insalata di pomodorini arrosto alla Mediterranea

Air flown fresh weekly from Italy, the Buffalo mozzarella`s Burrata with roasted cherry tomatoes salad Mediterranean way. For those who had no idea what is this, it is a top layer of the cheese where the harden layer were used to wrap the softer layer at the bottom. Then it is served with roasted cherry tomatoes sauce.

 

Insalata di gamberoni alla Catalana con coulisse di pomodori neri e fragole all` olio Extra Vergine d` oliva Siciliano

Poached King prawns salad Catalana style with iced crispy vegetables and black tomato strawberry cooulisse with Sicilian Extra Virgin Oilve oil

 

Carpaccio di manzo Wagyu con asparagi bianchi , mousse di parmigiano e pinoli tostati, rucola e  sedanorapa marinato, riduzione di aceto balsamico al miele, Fior di Sale

Grade 6 Marbling Wagyu beef carpaccio with white asparagus, parmesan cheese mousse and roasted pine nuts, arugula and celeriac marinate with honey balsamic reduction and Salt Flakes. With the taste of garden salad yet filled with luxurious beef carpaccio made this an ideal start for an impressive dinner experience at the restaurant.

 

ZUPPE – Soups

 

Crema di broccoli piccante, aragostelle padellate e pane alla cenere fritto

Spicy broccoli cream with sauté rock lobster paired with fried charcoal bread.  

 

Crema di funghi selvatici al tartufo con Shimeji croccanti , mousse di ricotta

I am a big fan for mushroom soups. Chef Alessandro’s Wild mushroom soup with truffle scented cooked with crispy Shimeji mushrooms and ricotta cheese mousse is one of the best mushroom soups I ever had.

We are in luck that we get to taste both of it where I would say both are top notch soups. The taste are intense but the creaminess are just right for my liking.

PASTE

 

Rigatoni con ragout di manzo alla fiorentina, con basilco fresco e olio al pepoeroncino

Rigatoni pasta with spicy creamy Beef Ragout Florentine style, fresh basil and chili extra virgin olive oil

Spaghetti ai frutti di mare Villa Danieli

Villa danieli`s seafood spaghetti

 

Linguine con gamberoni Tigre, pomodorini arrosto e rucola

Linguine with King Tiger prawns, roasted cherry tomatoes and arugula

 

Le fettuccine all` Aragosta di Boston dello Chef

The Chef`s fresh egg fettuccini with pan seared Boston Lobster

 

Ravioli ai Quattro formaggi in salsa di noci

Four cheese Ravioli with walnut sauce

 

Risotto allo zafferano con guancia di manzo fondente e porri croccanti

Saffron risotto with melting beef cheek and crispy leeks

 

Cannelloni al nero di sepia ripieni di triglie e broccoli con guazzetto di cavolfiori alle vongole piccante

Red mullet and broccoli Squid ink cannelloni with cauliflower and clams spicy chowder

 

 

PIZZA

 

BUFALINA

Pomodoro, pomodorini al forno, basilico fresco e Mozzarella di Bufala fresco

This is the first time I try a buffalo cheese on a pizza. The pizza were baked with chef’s own blend of Tomato sauce plus oven roasted cherry tomatoes, fresh basil and Buffalo Mozzarella sets its place to be on a more tasty level. The cheese has more fragrant in it and give a better cheesy aroma when it is served piping hot.

 

 

PARMA

Pomodoro, mozzarella, prosciutto stagionato di manzo `Luxury Bovinus`, rucola, scaglie di grana e olio Extra Vergine d` Oliva

Tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, sea salt aged Beef Ham `Luxury Bovinus`, arugula, parmesan cheese shavings and Extra Virgin olive Oil’

PIEMONTESE

Mascarpone, Toma Piemontese, scaglie di parmigiano e tartufo Uncinato slamellato, olio al tartufo bianco

This is the star of the night where this rank #1 in my Best pizza in town. The pizza were topped with Mascarpone Cheese, Toma Piemontese cheese, parmesan cheese shavings, fresh Black Uncinato Truffle and white truffle oil. We can smell the mushroom scent from far when it is sent to our table. The dough were hand tossed to the perfect thickness and topped with the perfect combination of the 3 cheese. The truffle flakes were awesome and I don’t mind to add more of it.

 

SECONDI DI CARNE  

Carre` d`agnello ripieno di fois gras in crosta di pistacchi, purea di patate all` olio Extra Vergine d` Oliva, asparagi bianchi e fondo d`angello alla senape rustica e miele

Pistachio crusted lamb rack stuffed with fois gras, Extra Virgin olive oil mash potatoes, white asparagus and rustic mustard honey lamb juice. This is not the normal grill lamb rack that goes with your favorite mint sauce. The lamb rack were first wrap the foie gras and then battered with crushed pistachio nuts and grilled. The taste were quite alright for me as I am not a lamb lover.  

 

Controfiletto di Fassone Piemontese rosolato alle erbe, padellata di funghi misti, uova di quaglia poche` e fonduta di formaggi d` Alpeggio al tartufo, tartufo Uncinato

Fassone Beef` herbs roasted Sirloin steak, mixed mushrooms sauté`, poached quail eggs, Alps mountain`s cheeses and truffle fondue, fresh Uncinato truffle

 

Ossobuco di Vitello straccotto servito con il suo succo di cottura e polenta concia, gremolada

Slowly braised Veal Ossobuco, cheesy polenta and brazing jus, lemon parsley gramolada

 

SECONDI DI PESCE

 

Medaglione di merluzzo alla Mediterranea con purea di ceci al limone

Cod medallion stew with Mediterranean vegetable in tangy tomato sauce, lemon chick pea mousse

 

Scottata di branzino al sale marinato, pomodorini confit e asparagi croccanti, emulsione di olive e finocchietto

Oven baked sea bass carpaccio with marinate sea salt, cherry tomatoes confit and crispy asparagus, olives and fennel leaves emulsion

 

Filetti di rombo cotti al vapore con limone e timo freschi, crema di peperoni al terragone e caponatina di melanzane in agretto, calamaretti spillo croccanti, scaglie di sale Madlon

Turbot fillet steamed with fresh lemon and thyme, bell pepper tarragon cream and sweet n sour eggplant caponatina, crispy baby octopus and Maldon salt`s flakes

DESSERT

 

Il tiramisu Villa Danieli

Signature Tiramisu…..

Crema bruciata al rosmarino

Rosemary crème Brule

 

Il cioccolatissimo dello Chef….

The Chef`s super chocolate combination 

Love what you see in this article? Hence, wait no more! Go over and book a date to savour this exquisite dining experience, which will be ongoing for the whole month of February at the award winning Italian restaurant, Villa Danieli. The promotion will be available for lunch from Mondays to Fridays, from 12noon to 2.30pm and for dinner from Mondays to Saturdays, from 6.30pm to 10.30pm. This celebrative ala carte menu is priced at RM38++ per dish onwards.

Any further enquiries on this event or on table reservations at Villa Danieli can be made by calling 03-27179900 ext 6922 or email to restaurants.imperial@sheraton.com or visit www.sheraton.com/imperialkualalumpur for real time reservations.

Three Little Pigs & The Big Bad Wolf Bangsar Village

First and foremost I would like to wish all my readers Merry Xmas and Happy New Year. How you all celebrate to usher the new year? Without fail foods sure come in to the picture. I had my new year celebration with fellow foodies doing a porky bbq party. I am a big fan of oink oink. Just let me know where can get good roast pork or pork burger, I’ll be there.

Recently I was introduced to a new porky place at Bangsar Village Shopping Center.

The place is known as Three Little Pigs & The Big Bad Wolf. Sounds like a story book huh. But this is the name of the restaurant.

The place were kinda hard to locate at first. It is currently not accessible via the mall entrance. It is only open from the car park side facing the outdoor car parks area.

This is the waiting area for customer who want to chill out while enjoying their wide selections of wines and spirits.

After battling an hour of traffic jam before reaching the restaurant, a bottle of ice cold beer to chill down is a bliss.

Garlic Roast Pork – RM16

This is a great starter which I would rank all time favorite for beer lovers.

Garlic Mushrooms – RM15

Fresh button mushrooms sautéed with fresh garlic, olive oil and garlic butter.

Pork Drumstick – RM13

Minced pork stuffed in fragrant lemongrass stick then paired with Thai Chilli sauce.

Pork Kebab – RM22

Skewered grilled pork, mushroom, capsicum, onions and cherry tomatoes. At first I would expect it is served on a big steel skewer or BBQ skewers. But it is smaller than I think. The meat used were lean meats.

Sweet Carrot Bacon Soup – RM12

A creamy soup which resembles pumpkin soup to me.

Wild mushroom soup – RM15

Prepared from fresh in the kitchen by using fresh wild mushroom can’t go wrong. The soup were awesome and drizzled with truffle oil upon serve. Coutons are placed on top make it a whole plate of most wanted soups in any western restaurants. I don’t mind to add additional garlic breads below which more hearty.

Garlic cheese bread – RM12

Toasted french bread with garlic butter perfect companion for the soups.

Crispy bacon & asparagus salad – RM23

Garden salad tossed with thousand island sauce and with asparagus added. I see some balsamic vignaigrette were drizzled on the salad alongside with the bacons strips added. This is a must try here.

Grilled Pork Salad – RM23

Grilled pork with avocado and garden greens tossed in balsamic vignaigrette dressing. An alternative choice for diet menu people. Avocado is known to be quite filling and high in nutrients.

Cold Cuts Platter – RM59

Italy meets Spain. Combination of parma ham, milano salami, serrano ham and chorizo.

 

The Wolf’s Favourite – RM27

A creamy spaghetti  with smoked pork bacon, topped with a poached egg & crispy bacon bits. Served with a running egg yolk upon serve let you spice up the plate of spaghetti to the maximum satisfaction. Nothing can go wrong with this. It is so meaty and as you all know that wolf only eat meats and hence this is named after that.

Alien Invasion – RM26

This is definitely an alien serving. A long legged spaghettis have attack with sausage, mushrooms, meat balls and creamed up. It is odd for its way of cooking. Since when alien is normal among us?

Piggy bolognaise spaghetti – RM19

A Classic favourite made non- classic

Mighty Piggy Burger – RM26

A piece of juicy pork patty with melted cheese on top then serve a side with tomato, garden greens, fried egg, herbal mayo sauce and crispy chips are hard to resist. This is the current trend where pork burgers is used to attract pork lovers. For a start the patty here is thick and juicy. Made by a combination of cut and minced meat are simply awesome.

Piggies Rolling In Mud – RM25

This dish that resembles Japanese Curry rice are indeed inherited from that. It is the combination of crumbed pork cutlets and served on mild Japanese Curry.

Roast Pork Fried Rice – RM19

This fried rice is not the usual type which simply fried with eggs and pork sausages. This is done with fragrant Thai Basil, garlic and chilli. Each spoon coated with Thai minced Pork basil sauce that we usually eat separately with rice.  Instead of doing that, they put the rice on it and fried. It taste pretty good.

The restaurant also has a good range of coffees and tea leaves. I usually had a cup of coffee to end my dinner. Maybe that’s a habit of mine which I start and end my day with coffee.

Some like to have dessert instead.

This is their signature fried mars bar.

I can’t take chocolate at night. Coffee make me sleep well and chocolate wakes me up. But according to Taufu Lou this is good!

The overall experience here is more of like comfort dining with plenty of porky dish to choose from. Don’t ever think of the word healthy when eat here and you’ll enjoy it.

*NON-Halal

Location:

Three Little Pigs & The Big Bad Wolf

Lot G1A, Ground Floor,

Bangsar Village 1

Jalan Telawi Satu,

Bangsar Baru

59100 Kuala Lumpur

Tel: 603-2283-2270

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