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Monday, 21 May 2018

Modern Cantonese Cuisine New Menu at Summer Palace Chinese Restaurant Marriott Putrajaya Hotel

Modern Cantonese Cuisine - A Healthy Fusion Twist New Menu at Summer Palace Chinese Restaurant Putrajaya Marriott Hotel 

Modern Cantonese Cuisine New Menu at Summer Palace Chinese Restaurant Marriott Putrajaya Hotel Chef Dixon Lau

Summer Palace Chinese Restaurant at Marriott Putrajaya Hotel famed for its fine Cantonese Cuisine has recently undergone a revamp of the restaurant. With the new renovation; it offers diners with a more luxurious dining ambience.

With the new appointment of Chef Dixon Lau as the new Executive Chinese Chef; he has crafted out a number of modern Cantonese dishes that has a twist to serve its discerning guest with an exquisite  Chinese Fine Dining experience. Chef Dixon has many years of experience from famous Chinese Restaurant which include Chynna Chinese Restaurant at Kuala Lumpur Hilton, Yuk So Hin Restaurant at Weil Hotel, Ipoh and more.


For him, from the many years of experience thru the tutelage of Master Chinese Chef; he has mastered the art of using natural ingredient and condiments which exudes its natural umami to enhance the flavour and taste of the dishes without the used of artificial food enhancer.

Braised Bird's Nest on Steamed Eggs White Summer Palace Chinese Restaurant Marriott Putrajaya Hotel

Among his new signature dishes that are presented to us is the starter dish which is Braised Bird's Nest on Steamed Eggs White. This dish reminiscent of a Lotus Pond with the full blossom. The bird's nest is laid on top of a smooth soft steamed spinach flavoured egg white together with scraped truffle that lines the sides. The combination of the light flavour of the egg white paired with the spongy texture of the bird's nest with the truffle taste was awesome. 

Smoked Beef Cheek With Lychee Wood and Pur-Er Tea Summer Palace Chinese Restaurant Marriott Putrajaya Hotel

The next dish is the Smoked Beef Cheek With Lychee Wood and Pur-Er Tea. According to Chef Dixon, there is plenty of time and effort required to prepare this simple looking dish. The Australian chilled beef cheek is first braised with a number of Chinese spices and herbs under low temperature for more than 2 hours. Then it is smoked for 1.5 hours in a mixed combination of Lychee Wood and Pur-Er tea to infused this flavour into the braised beef cheek. The end result is a melt in the mouth, succulent moist beef texture that has a strong pleasant aroma of the smokey flavour in every bite. It is bedded with baked pumpkin and topped with fried julienne carrot together with poached asparagus to add colours and texture dimension to this dish.

Baked Of Cod Fish With Organic Black Garlic Cream Summer Palace Chinese Restaurant Marriott Putrajaya Hotel

This is then followed by the Baked Of Cod Fish With Organic Black Garlic Cream. Normally at the Chinese restaurant; Cod Fish is usually served by the steam cooking style which gives a nice texture to the flaky cod fish but Chef Dixon has chosen to infused a western style which is baking the Cod Fish. 

Organic Black Garlic From Japan Summer Palace Chinese Restaurant Marriott Putrajaya Hotel
Black Garlic From Japan

The Cod Fish is sandwiched in a layer of black garlic cream with turkey ham and mushroom. We can taste the firm flaky moist texture of the codfish while the black garlic dressing with a sweet tangy taste was a nice finish that marries well with the natural taste of the fish.

Rice Vermicelli With River Prawn and Superior  Prawn Broth Summer Palace Chinese Restaurant Marriott Putrajaya Hotel

The last dish we had; was the Rice Vermicelli With River Prawn and Superior  Prawn Broth. The process to prepare the broth is another time-consuming process (about 3 hours) to extract the full flavour of the ingredients such as prawns, carrots, bay leaf, tomatoes and more. The choice of noodles used is the silky smooth rice vermicelli which allows the broth to encapsulate the broth into every strand of the noodle. The River Prawn which has a bouncy firm texture is the testament to the freshness of the prawn; is lightly pan-fried. Needless to say, we slurp up every drop of the flavorful broth and noodles.

Carrot Puree With Edamame and Vanilla Ice-cream Summer Palace Chinese Restaurant Marriott Putrajaya Hotel

For dessert, the Chef Dixon has created a chilled dessert which is Carrot Puree With Edamame and Vanilla Ice-cream. The carrot puree is made from the blending of cooked carrot, whipping and full cream milk to provide a silky smooth texture while the Edamame is used to give the diners a crunch texture feel to the dessert & colouring while the ice-cream and chilled dragon fruit provide a cold end to this delicious desserts.


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Thursday, 3 May 2018

Vegetarian Fine Dining @ Samplings On The Fourteen Restaurant Berjaya Times Square Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Vegetarian Fine Dining Samplings On The Fourteen Restaurant Berjaya Times Square Hotel Kuala Lumpur

We had a first Vegetarian Fine Dining experience recently at the award-winning Samplings On the Fourteen Restaurant at Berjaya Times Square Hotel Kuala Lumpur (BTHKL).

With the increasing awareness of beautiful appearance and healthy lifestyles these days; many people from all walks of life are turning to vegetarian food. Starting April 2018; Samplings On The Fourteen Restaurant have taken the initiative to offers its' guests with an option of healthy, balanced meals and dishes. The dishes are specially curated from different blends of vegetables and do not use any soybean-based processed food i.e. mock meats that are popularly used in other Vegetarian restaurants.

Chef Val Samplings On The Fourteen Restaurant Berjaya Times Square Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Under Chef Val's stewardship, he has created a number of fusion vegetarian dishes using the natural taste of the ingredients and is presented exquisitely for diners to indulge in this healthy offering. 

Terrine of Roasted Pepper - Samplings On The Fourteen Restaurant Berjaya Times Square Hotel Kuala Lumpur

To start off the dinner, we were served the Terrine of Roasted Pepper as an appetizer which comprises of ingredient made out from beans and Peas jelly.

Seared Haloumi and Breaded Camembert - Vegetarian Fine Dining

This is then followed by a warm appetizer which is the Seared Haloumi and Breaded Camembert. Fans of these cheese are in for a treat, as these 2 differing cheese with 2 different cooking style which has a different taste and texture are both served in a dish. It is served with grapefruits, pickles and laid in a sesame dressing; that adds a tangy sourish taste to enhance the flavours of the cheese.

Wild Forest Mushroom with Truffle Forth - Vegetarian Fine Dining

For the soup; we were served the Wild Forest Mushroom with Truffle Forth. We love the strong aroma when the soup arrives at the table. The truffle forth further enhances the full mushroom flavour and taste of the soup. Eaten with a soft milk bun with every dip into this warm soup is a real delight.

Palate Cleanser - Mango Sorbet - Vegetarian Fine Dining

After 3 dishes with differing flavour; we were served the Mango Sorbet which is our palate cleanser. It is served on an ice cube which resembles a leaf. The Mango Sorbet was very fruity in taste and topped with cubes of mango

Chilled Soft Tofu - Vegetarian Fine Dining Dishes

For this Vegetarian Set dinner; we were served with 3 entrees; the first of which is Chilled Soft Tofu which is served with shaved fennel and yellow pepper coulis which were perfectly matched to the bland tofu.

 Maple Glaze Pumpkin - Vegetarian Fine Dining Dishes

The second entree is the Maple Glaze Pumpkin; This is served with the grilled King Mushroom and blanched Spinach layered upon the smashed pumpkin. A special taste which marries the naturally rich flavour of the pumpkin with the ingredients. Drizzles at the sides are freshly roasted sunflower and melon seeds to give a crunchy texture to the dish.

Steamed Dumplings - Vegetarian Fine Dining Dishes

The final entree Steamed Dumpling. The filling is the cooked shredded turnip which has a sweet taste.

Main Course Yam Rice - Vegetarian Fine Dining Dishes

For the main course; we were served with Yam Rice. Cubes of yam are used to enhance the flavour of the glutinous rice which is flavoured by the soy sauce with poached asparagus, sago and top with a piece of thinly sliced lotus root.

Dessert Chocolate Mud Cake - Vegetarian Fine Dining Dishes

For desserts; we had the Chocolate Mud Cake which is served with butterscotch. Decor on the sides is raspberries. strawberries, oranges and grapes that add a differing taste to this sweet dessert.

Night View Samplings On The Fourteen Restaurant Berjaya Times Square Hotel Kuala Lumpur

This vegetarian dish is available starting April from Monday to Saturday from 630pm to 930pm. Diners can choose from the five-course dinner at (RM118 Nett per set), seven-course (RM148 Nett) or nine-course (RM168 Nett) or order a la carte dish at RM18 Nett.

For more information and reservations; you can contact Berjaya Times Square Hotel Kuala Lumpur Dining Concierge at 603 2117 8000 (ext 8131) or email to bth.diningreservations@berjayahotel.com

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Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Enak KL Feast Village Starhill Gallery New Menu 2018

ENAK KL AT FEAST VILLAGE STARHILL GALLERY CELEBRATES ITS REOPENING IN A NEW LOCATION WITH A REFRESHED MENU


Ayam Percik Enak KL Feast Village Starhill Gallery New Menu 2018

In celebration of its 13th anniversary this year, Enak KL is reopening its doors in a new location within Feast Village Starhill Gallery, in the heart of Bukit Bintang, with a promise to serve authentic Malay cuisine through its thoughtfully curated menu. 

Jambu Air Ikan Billis Enak KL Feast Village Starhill Gallery New Menu 2018

The well-established modern Malay restaurant is now centrally located in Feast Village, making it even more accessible to guests. Guests can once again relish in harmoniously balanced flavours that are distinctively Malay.

Satay Ayam Enak KL Feast Village Starhill Gallery New Menu 2018

In keeping with Enak’s signature of serving only traditional Malay flavours, the chefs continue to pay homage to their culinary forefathers while still paying attention to the intricacies of food presentation. 

King Prawns with Salt and Pepper Enak KL Feast Village Starhill Gallery New Menu 2018

The new Enak continues to deliver heartwarming classics of Malay cuisine through the skilled and long-time chef Rani bin Ghazali. Chef Rani has been an integral part of the Enak kitchen from the very beginning, having developed his love for all things traditional on his mother’s knee. Chef Rani brings to the table recipes that he grew up on and learned all about the treasures of traditional Malay cuisine.

Tulang Rusuk Enak KL Feast Village Starhill Gallery New Menu 2018

The menu stays true to its essence with an emphasis on keeping the Malay flavours simple, delicious yet authentic. The recipes will not just continue to revolve around age-old ones that have been passed down through the generations but also feature a new and exciting selection to explore.

Sup Ekor - Enak KL Feast Village Starhill Gallery New Menu 2018

In this, ever-popular dishes such as Sup Ekor and Ikan Asam Pedas keep their place on the menu. They are joined by exquisite new flavours in dishes such as the kerabu jambu air ikan bilis, traditionally served at weddings and family celebrations in the north of Malaysia. 

Grouper in banana leaf - Enak KL Feast Village Starhill Gallery New Menu 2018

The pièce de résistance is the newly introduced Bakar section of the menu, which features fresh fish grilled over an open coal grill, and wrapped in banana leaf with a terutup glaze or simply seasoned with salt and pepper. 

four types of sambal – Air Assam Jawa, Kicap Cili Padi, Sambal Belacan and Sambal Hijau - Enak KL Feast Village Starhill Gallery New Menu 2018

The Bakar dishes come with a choice of no less than four types of sambal – Air Assam Jawa, Kicap Cili Padi, Sambal Belacan and Sambal Hijau. 

Serawa Durian - Enak KL Feast Village Starhill Gallery New Menu 2018

Another new addition to the à la carte menu is the serawa durian – the king of fruits simmered gently in coconut milk and palm sugar and paired with steamed glutinous rice and roti jala. 

Guests can expect to dine in comfort enveloped by the warmth of the earth tones and textures that adorn Enak, accompanied by the flavourful and familiar aroma that fills the air. 

Kari Ikan - Enak KL Feast Village Starhill Gallery New Menu 2018

Bringing to bear years of winning awards and rave reviews, such as Malaysia’s Best Restaurants by Malaysia Tatler, Time Out Kuala Lumpur Food Awards, ranked No. 4 in both CNNGo.com’s Top 20 Restaurants in Kuala Lumpur and Hotels.com’s Top 10 Restaurants in Kuala Lumpur, and being featured on the Asian Food Channel, the new Enak KL promises an unforgettable dining experience for all on every occasion. 

Enak KL is open daily for lunch from 12.00pm to 3.00pm and dinner from 5.30pm to 10.30pm. For reservations and enquiries, please contact +60 3 2782 3807 or email feastvillage@ytlhotels.com.my.

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Sunday, 1 April 2018

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


AWARD-WINNING GUEST CHEF PAVEL SAPIK

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.

CZECH CULINARY EXPERIENCE WITH AWARD-WINNING GUEST CHEF PAVEL SAPIK

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.

CZECH CULINARY EXPERIENCE WITH AWARD-WINNING GUEST CHEF PAVEL SAPIK Menu

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 dining@ritzcarlton.com.my.


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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.

Shrimp

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 dining@ritzcarlton.com.my.

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Saturday, 17 February 2018

Champignons at Oasis Square Ara Damansara

Fine Dining at Champignons Oasis Square Ara Damansara without burning a hole in your pocket

Champignons at Oasis Square Ara Damansara

With the current state of the economy, diners today are looking at either bargain food or value for money dining. At the newly opened Champignons at Oasis Square, is located at B-G-02, Oasis Square, Ara Damansara, 47301, Petaling Jaya, Selangor; you get to taste out fine dining cooking at a very reasonable price.

Champignons at Oasis

Foods that are prepared and served here goes thru a meticulous precision cooking. This is brought about by its' Chef illustrious career serving fine dining dishes around the world for the last 20 years. Do Check out Champignons at Oasis Facebook page for more updates and new menu


One of the main vision of Champignons at Oasis Square Ara Damansara is to served contemporary European with a modern twist quality dishes that have it customers coming back for more. Making use of Asian ingredients and flavours that are enhanced with modern preparation techniques, Champignons at Oasis Square are mindful of being consistent and using the freshest ingredients for their dishes.

Champignons at Oasis Square Ara Damansara

Our review started with Amuse Bouche (Chef Delights) i.e. Croque Monsieur with a dash of truffled infused in the ham with a good combination of the cheese that is sandwiched with a crispy toast.


To start off our dinner, we had the Homemade Smoked Salmon With Citrus Salad. The smoked salmon is cured in-house by the Chef and the cut has a strong firm bite much like the sashimi texture instead of the soft mushy texture. It was a nice presentation of the salad which is bedded with a beetroot sauce and julienne apples with croutons and fried flatbread at the side to complement a multitude of texture to this salad starter.


For the soup, we ordered the Wild Mushroom Soup (RM18.00). The Chef uses 2 type of fresh mushrooms which is the button and oyster mushrooms. Yoghurt is used instead of cream to thicken up the soup texture while a piece of fried tempura oyster mushroom provides an interesting texture to the soup. The soup is served with a serving of bruschetta mushrooms which is topped with parmesan cheese.


Our next order is a sharing platter which is the Grilled US Pork Ribs With Plum Sake Glaze (RM25.00). We asked the Chef why he chooses the US Pork Ribs instead of local or Iberico pork. According to him, the US Pork has a better texture, fewer fats and are better taste compared even to the Iberico. We can feel that the meat texture was good and perfect for grilling. The marinade which has a hint of plum taste with a lemony flavour has us going for a second piece of the tender succulent pork ribs. It is then topped with fried pork rind to add to a crunchy feel to the dish.


For the night we tasted 2 main courses the first of which is the Black Truffle Chicken Breast (RM35.00). The chicken breast is marinated in white truffle oil that has the aroma lingering in our mouth. The use of white truffle oil instead of the conventional black truffle oil is due to the strong flavour of the white truffle oil. We were surprised by the texture of the Chicken Breast as most of the time, chicken breast tends to have a firm texture after cooking especially pan-fried, but here the Chef uses the sous-vide style to maintain a tender juicy texture of the chicken breast. Right before serving; a light pan-fried add to the crispy skin; while maintaining the juicy meat texture on the inside.


Our second main is the Australian Lamb Short Loin With Homemade Lamb Sausages (RM48.00). We particularly like the homemade lamb sausages which have a firm and bouncy texture. Premium meat from Australia; with minimum fats is marinated and used to make these sausages. The dish is served with salted baked onion with a carrot puree.


For desserts, we had the Champignons Chocolate Delights (RM18.00); a highly creative prepared dessert which resembles Mario mushrooms which are wrapped in a white chocolate on the top, the use of sponge cake that looks like moss and raspberries to create a magical adventure with various textures which include sparkly popping candy, raspberries jelly, raspberries sauce and lychee sherbet has us mesmerised.

Champignons at Oasis Square Ara Damansara

So now you know; if you are in for a treat or set to impress your other half, you might want to try out Champignons at the Oasis. The Chef has also crafted out a menu that is paired with fine wines to let you experience the taste and flavours of the dishes.

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