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Showing posts with label Dinner. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Dinner. Show all posts

Sunday, 1 April 2018

Czech Culinary Experience Award-Winning Guest Chef Pavel Sapik at The Library Ritz Carlton Kuala Lumpur


Once again, the Ritz-Carlton, Kuala Lumpur present Guest Chef Dinner Series at The Library in the month of April 2018. This exceptional culinary experience, in partnership with the Embassy of the Czech Republic will showcase award-winning Guest Chef Pavel Sapik for an evening of fine Czech cuisine. 

Based in the Czech Republic, Chef Pavel comes from a family of culinary experts who have been in the food industry since the 17th century. With an illustrious career spanning 29 years, his culinary expertise has taken him around the world to countries such as Austria, France, Italy, India, Singapore,
Hong Kong and Germany.


He has received many accolades that include Cook of the Year in the Czech Republic and was a gold award recipient at the Singapore Culinary Olympics. Chef Pavel has been a creative force in the kitchen at the most prestigious restaurants in the Czech Republic such as Flambée Restaurant, The Circle Line, and presently The Terrace at the Golden Well where he is Executive Chef. 

The three-day promotion will see Chef Pavel unveil the flavours of Czech cuisine through a degustation menu

amuse-bouche of smoked trout mousse

featuring an Amuse-bouche of Smoked Trout Mousse with beetroot slices; traditional
homemade bread, salted butter;

eal tartare served with goat cheese, dried tomatoes, glassy egg yolk

followed by Veal Tartare served with goat cheese, dried tomatoes, glassy egg yolk; Bohemian soup kulajda with creamy potatoes, fresh forest mushrooms, poached egg;

duck confit consisting of Carlsbad dumpling

Duck Confit consisting of Carlsbad dumpling, sliced duck breast sous-vide, red cabbage

Old Prague's pear dumplings

and a decadent dessert of Old Prague's pear dumplings, with marzipan, breadcrumbs and nutty butter.


Available from 9 to 11 April from 7pm until 11pm, the five-course dinner is priced at MYR350 nett per person with an option of wine pairing at MYR500 nett per person. For reservations and enquiries,
please call +60 3 2142 8000 or email

Ritz Carlton Kuala Lumpur Location Address Map

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Guest Chef Dinner Series 2018 Ritz Carlton Kuala Lumpur Chef Fransico Araya

Ritz Carlton Kuala Lumpur presents Guest Chef Fransico Araya

Guest Chef Dinner Series 2018 Ritz Carlton Kuala Lumpur

Once again, the Ritz-Carlton, Kuala Lumpur is delighted to kick-off the highly anticipated Guest Chef Dinner Series 2018 at The Library with award-winning Guest Chef Francisco Araya, of Chilean descent and a maestro in the culinary scene is set to curate a stunning seven-course modern European cuisine showcasing a fine selection of seafood dishes.

Guest Chef Francisco Araya Ritz Carlton Kuala Lumpur

Based in Shanghai, Chef Francisco has built a remarkable reputation in the industry with fine dining restaurant NAPA Wine Bar & Kitchen where he is presently the Executive Chef, Alegre restaurant in Chile and 81 Restaurant in Tokyo where he was awarded one Michelin star for the casual fine dining restaurant serving borderless cuisine with a mix of Latin American, European and Asian influences.
The Library Ritz Carlton Kuala Lumpur

Adding on to his impressive wealth of experience, Chef Francisco has also spent a season at the legendary three Michelin-starred restaurants El Bulli in Spain under the tutelage of world-renowned Chef Ferran Adrià.

Amuse Bouche Chef Francisco

The five-day promotion at Ritz Carlton Kuala Lumpur will see Chef Francisco meticulously crafting seafood specialities starting with a fanciful Amuse-Bouche of Crispy Scallop and Herbs, Smoked Celeriac Hen Egg, Shrimp with tomato and watermelon and the Beetroot Tartelette San Feletto Prosecco Brut. With a multitude of texture from smooth to a firm, it is a real start to a lovely dinner surprise.

Oyster Served With Caviar and Cauliflower

The first mains to be served is the Oyster Served With Caviar and Cauliflower which you can taste the natural salty flavours of the oysters and caviar.

Scallop Ceviche

The Scallop Ceviche with ginger and cilantro is another one of our favourite dishes. It is served with a sauce of ginger, cilantro and coriander.

Arroz Verde Carabinero Shrimp

Arroz Verde is our fourth dish which consists of a translucent slice of Carabinero Shrimp (Carabineros are a large deep-sea prawn species) which has a slightly raw texture and bedded with Arborio rice which is cooked with spinach and clam chowder. It is topped with a crispy prawn leg.


Our fifth course is the star of the night which is the Shrimp. The deshelled shrimp is lightly poached and have a very firm and bouncy texture that sits on top of a thinly Yuba (soya beancurd skin), and served with caramelised onion and dill sauce has a delicate taste.

Japanese Orange Sea Bream with Calamari and Zucchini Blossom

The sixth course is the Japanese Orange Sea Bream with Calamari and Zucchini Blossom. This fish is lightly pan-fried with the meat portion still lingering with the soft firm juicy texture which is a real delight eating this last mains dish. There is 2 accompanying sauce which is the black squid ink sauce and the bisque sauce; both has its own distinct taste that went well with the white fish meat. What amazes us it the Zucchini Blossom which we are eating for the first time; as the Chef has wrapped in a special prawn paste which makes it a real treat.

Pandan Financier

Our final dish which is a dessert is aptly named the Pandan,  two pieces of financier accompanied by the Pandan Ice Cream and Late Harvest Jelly which has a strong alcoholic aftertaste was the finale to end our lovely 7 courses dining experience.

Guest Chef Dinner Series 2018 Ritz Carlton Kuala Lumpur Menu

Available from 6 to 10 March from 7pm until 11pm, the seven-course dinner is priced at MYR350 nett per person with an option of wine pairing at MYR500 nett per person. For reservations and enquiries, please call +60 3 2142 8000 or email

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Monday, 22 January 2018

ROCK CAFE - Medan Sunway, Jalan PJS 11/20, Bandar Sunway Something For Everyone

Rock Cafe Sunway at Medan Rock Cafe, Jalan PJS 11/20, Bandar Sunway, 46150 Subang Jaya, Selangor has been around for more than a decade now. As it is a very popular hotspot for food and a place to gather with friends and families; anytime 24 hours 365 days a year i.e. the food court that never closes. Strategically located in Sunway, there are many patrons coming to Rock Cafe Sunway which hails from Subang and Petaling Jaya.

The first impression is that; the Rock Cafe Sunway boasts a few firsts for this segment namely this is one of the only food courts where you can taste out not only local favorite food like Fried Rice, Chap Fan (Mixed Rice) but also International cuisines like the Middle Eastern Food, Indonesian Food, Japanese, Chinese (from China), Italian and other Western delights and more from all the stores around the cafe.

With more than 500 dishes or more to choose from; there is definitely something for everyone at Rock Cafe Sunway.

Secondly; the Rock Cafe Sunway serves Pork Free and Non Halal dishes and has separate utensils and washing areas for the different utensils.

Thirdly; as told by the manager; it is one of the first food courts in Klang Valley to offer a LIVE screening of football matches together with Big Match Of The Week competition where prizes such as original football jersey and original football are given to the correct scores of the match.

Do check out their Rock Cafe Sunway facebook page for the latest Big Match Of The Week and promotion. As told the cafe are usually fully booked for these matches; do make a booking beforehand for a table.

For our food exploration of the Rock Cafe Sunway; we ordered a number of crowd favourite dishes that are served at Rock Cafe Sunway; the first being the 45 Minutes Uncle Huat Fried Rice. A standard peak hour wait time for this delicacy is about 45 minutes.

Our order is for the Special Fried Rice which is laden with Prawns and Char Siew (RM9.50). True to its' popularity; the Fried Rice has a nice Wok Hei that is ingrained in each of the rice bulbs.

Our next order is a great starter dish or for some; it is a great accompaniment to a nice icy cold beer which is the Fried mushroom; According to the manager; the owner of this shop Mushroom King is the original creator of this popular dish with a history of more than 20 years.

You can order either the dint mushroom that is available like the shitake, enoki or oyster mushroom that comes with a special inhouse made sauce for your dips.

Next; from the Indonesia; we have the unique Nasi Bakar. The rice is first fried and wrapped in the banana leaf and grilled to a nice fragrant. The minute you open up the rice wrapping, you can smell the flavourful rice which has a tad of spiciness in it.

The set offering of this Nasi Bakar comes with a Grilled Spicy Chicken which has a char spicy flavour and also fried tempe as a side.

Moving along we were attracted to an outlet which sells Grill Seafood; it offers fresh seafood which is delivered daily from Pulau Ketam. Customers can either order the set offering which starts with RM10.00 or orders the Fresh seafood ala-carte which is charged with by the weight of the chosen seafood.

A check with the order takers is that their most popular style is the Portuguese Grilled; so our orders were for the Grilled String Ray Portuguese Style. We like the flavour of the sauce that was used but it was a little spicier for some of us. We probably can order the spicy level a tad down the scale.

This Grill Food stalls also double up to serve the Rojak Buah Penang which we order it to complement our grilled fish dishes.

After that we saw something interesting when we pass by the Roti Canai stores which serve Roti Canai Burger and Roti Canai Pizza; It must be a first for us, so naturally, we like to taste out what it is like to have a Roti Canai Burger.

When it arrives at the table, we could see the filling is made up of a Ham which is covers with Eggs and sandwich between 2 pieces of Roti Canai serves with Dhall.

A few stalls away from the Roti Canai stall, we reach the Middle Eastern Stall specializing in Arabic Food; where you can order some of the popular Middle Eastern treats from it.

We saw a man grilling some Chicken Mandy and you can smell the nice aroma of the freshly charcoal grill chicken.

You can order this grilled chicken that can be accompanied by the Nasi Briyani or the special wafer thin Pita Bread. Love the taste of this dish. We were told that this stall is very popular and you can feast on these Middle Eastern dish until 2am each day.

Another stall that caught our eyes is the Tandoori stall which has its' recipe from Pakistan (home to the fame Tandoor food). This stall serves a number of dishes such as Naan and Tandoori Chicken.

We made an order for a Double Cheese Naan

and a quarter Chicken Tandoori; Taste wise was good and it was grilled to the right balance will a slight char that enhances the flavour of the grilled chicken. You can taste the flavours of the spices ingrained into the chicken meat.

Situated at a hidden corner is the Chong Qing noodles. Fans of the Spicy Noodles from China will find this spicy noodles a delight. Hail from the district of Chong Qing which is famed for their spicy food in China.

The noodles can be ordered with different cooking styles and there are other China-based dishes like the dumplings and snack dishes for you to taste.

Moving back to taste out some local dishes that are served at Rock Cafe Sunway is the Melaka Nyonya Nasi Lemak. Nasi Lemak is usually served with sambal, but for this stall; if you order your Nasi Lemak with fried chicken you will be served with an Ayam Lemak Curry. Alternatively; you can also order your set with Ayam Lemak Curry which we did. Personally for me; I find the curry to be a little too sweet but for my eating partner they seem to enjoy it.

Opposite the Nasi Lemak stall; is a stall that serves Japanese delicacies with the Japanese Curry as its top seller. We ordered the Katsu Curry rice set which comes with a piece of Fried Chicken Fillet.

or you can try out the Teriyaki Chicken Don from Japanese Corner stall.

For the western food; we ordered a Grilled Lamb Chop that is served with the Mushroom sauce. For our order; the lamb chop was slightly overdone and has a tougher texture. This stall offers an elaborate choice of other western delights that you can choose from.

Our final dish is another Indonesian delight aptly named Indo Deli; It serves Indomie which you can top up with other dishes such as the Spicy Fried Chicken.

There is a craze currently for these Indomie based dishes around KL and Subang; apparently, this Indomie based stall has been around quite some time already. You may want to taste out some of the offerings from this stall.

Before ending our meals, we ordered the Teh Tarik. We used 5 types of tea leaves to make our Teh Tarik; that ensures that you get the right taste, colour, aroma and texture of a real Teh Tarik quips the outlet manager.

For fans of Somersby; you can order the special promotion where you pay RM46.00 for a bucket of 4 icy cold Somersby Apple Cider or if you are a fan of Carlsberg, there is an ongoing promotion of RM54.00 for 3 bottles of Carlsberg Smooth.

One more feature about Rock Cafe Sunway; I believe that; this is the only food court in Malaysia that takes your feedback and complaint seriously. If you have any issue, you can contact them accordingly; So the next time; you have any issue while dining at Rock Cafe Sunway; you can try it out and see whether the response is quick.

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