The Butcher’s Table at Sri Hartamas offers a variety of meat for you to choose from. more like cook kinda fresh from the choices you pick. They specialize in fresh pork dishes since 1992 till now. They have another outlet in SS2.I think some of you KL peeps might heard of Mr Ho’s Fine Foods in Bangsar Shopping Centre (BSC) in the late 1990s. Well, its run by the same owner. Just pick your favourite meat at this counter then have your meat cooked. Freshly unpack then cook upon order or you can check the board behind for recommendations or meat of the day.
Worst of all you can be noob like me, just flip The Butcher’s Table menu and choose what you want.
If I remember correctly, this dish should be Pork Neck Chop @ RM 34.65 with Potato Salad. This is really good as cook to perfection. Grill pineapple just add on hint of pineapple and give you a nice bite when you eat along with soft pork neck.
German sausage cook to perfection. Juicy and with mustard sauce, just perfecto! Smoked Pork Belly with sauerkraut @ RM28.90
It is not bad as the meat is cook nicely and sauerkrat is really good! moist and sourish enough with hint of vinegarish.
A decent place to swing by to a place to chill and I think BYO is foc or there is some small corkage. Advise to carry one over here to enjoy your porkie night.
-= Ka Ching =-
Food Rating 7/10, not bad eh, !!!~-Stamped-
–Warning– This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-
Shiki Omakase that is lead by 2 Japanese chef that offers you a modern Japanese Dining Omakase Experience. It is a unique experience that what you are having on the day will be different from another diners that going into for the same menu. Shiki Omakase just sits right above Healy Mac in Publika or even just a few doors away from Red Bean Bag.
A new Omakase restaurant in Publika that just started this year and it is gaining their own popularity especially their lunch crowd. If you do plan to go here for lunch, do make bookings.
Lets start off the food journey of Omakase as the menu for the day (click here). Just note that what is written in here, every dinners might have slight 20% changes or even 50% changes of ingredients from what I posted or even same chef attending to you, the ingredient used for you and other diners also could be dfiferent. That is why the term Omakase. (You do not know!)
Basically it is the fresh ingredient of the day that what Chef plan to have in his mind and also along the journey of dining, chef might switch their menu they have in mind to suits the persons taste bud as they discover further if they are part of your conversation.
Before kick start the meal, chef show me on the available cuts of tuna and maguro. Just look at that. different types of premium cuts.
Was fun to talk to the chef as the only seating for the night. He focus conversation with my side by showing all the fresh ingredients that got flown in, in the morning it self. Just look at the colour end texture of Uni. Drool
very interesting that how chef play his unique modern infusion style. Some with bird nest, truffle cream, smoked wasabi. The best is, all his flavour combination pairs really well with their house Sake. Fruity, floral and refreshing. It just opens up most of the taste of the flavour profile then end with hint of floral and sweet end. Perfect! Toro sushi with chef special saucejust cant remember this fish. the texture is very unique yet a taste that rarely tried before. Uniquely good!
This is the sushi uni with special sushi rice from a province. The sushi rice is actually fatter and shorter than the usual yet chef cook it slightly cooked that give you a nice bite of body texture.
this is super good. The mini lobster is super fresh and it is actually one of their in house best seller. Lobster Kanitama Motoyaki. The meat is so juicy and meaty. Pair with its side dish that just goes super well.-Recommended
Palate washer is very unique as it is actually savory that serve in chill temperature. Yet a nice mixture of sour that cleanse the palate.
Simple desser to finish off with Japanese Melon and Yuzu Sorbet. One of the best that I come across as chef mention this is their special recipe all the way source from Japan.
This is certainly not your usual Japanese Omakase as Shiki Omakase is the modern Tokyo style. Just go in with open mind and enjoy your food journey. I just located right above Healy Mac or a few doors away from Red Bean Bag Publika.
Jln Solaris Dutamas,
50480 Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: Tues – Sun : 12–2:30pm / 6–10:30pm
One of the latest hidden speakeasy bar in KL is this The First Chapter in TTDI. Be prepare to let the mixologist blew away our mind on their special mix. I find it quite interesting as some of their signature is its an infusion with Indian heritage.
Upon your booking, get the pin code from your reservation and at the secret door, just press on the pin code to enter. Upon waking up the stairs, look for a hidden book shelf that is able to pull outwards. That’s the place to go in. You will be greeted by the peeps here
A place that you can certainly chill with your friends. Cozy and dim.
Starting off with some of their signature cocktails:
THE FIRST CHAPTERSIGNATURE CHRYSANTHEMUM INFUSED GIN @ RM42 : first on the left
This medley of sweet, warm and tangy flavours adds a twist to the classic Gin & Tonic.
THE SCOTTISH NUT @ RM 35 : orange base
The peatiness from the Johnnie Walker Black Label combined with creaminess from our House Infused Hazelnut Tincture leads to a well balanced, citrusy sweet cocktail.
THE RUSS @ RM 38 : pink base on the far right
Perfect for Gin lovers,this naughty cocktail
is infused with Tuak to give it that added kick!
BEN’S MARGARITA @ RM 38
Ben’s version of the classic Margarita. With a healthy double shot of Don Julio Tequila, this refreshing cocktail will leave you wanting more. Ask Ben to find out more!
PAYASAM @ RM 30
Our take on the classic Indian dessert we all know and love, this dessert cocktail is perfect for mint lovers with a sweet tooth.
WAKE ME THE F*CK UP @ RM 35
One for the coffee lovers out there! A cocktail sure to Wake You The F*ck Up! (Pardon the French)
Gula Melaka Chicken Bites is one my recommended bites. Simply juicy and crispy. Gula Melaka sauce its kinda itneresteing that is not overpowering yet do pair well with the cocktail.
3 Beef Slidersis filled with Australian beef brisket, caramelized onions, homemade anchovy oil, Monterey Jack cheese sandwich within two toasted bun. 3 in a serving. Share share is caring as the bites to some of you might not be enough.
there are some other bites too like Deep Fried Mushroom & Onion Ring
Get your reservation to have a table with a special pin code. Have fun.
The First Chapter TTDI 139a, Jalan Aminuddin Baki, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur (the row behind CIMB TTDI)
Among many of my friends that have visited De Wan 1958 by Chef Wan at The Linc, KL indeed gave a good review and thumbs up for this place, till recently I get to try along for a private function. No doubt it is indeed serve pretty good Malay cuisine.
I was here on weekdays so was told the crowd is not huge and it is pretty full house over the weekend. It is highly advisable to make a reservation before you come. This is to avoid any private functions that they have too.
Best of all, they have private dining room available that can sit up to 10 pax.
As the food was serve, the smell of those spicies and curies instantly makes me hungry.
Cucur Udang is classic street food and it is done right. Dipping with both satay and chili sauce is just perfect.
Starting off with a classic dish – Pucuk Paku that is cook to perfection. Not too soft yet I can still bite slight crunchy texture of the veggie and sqeezing a bit of limau indeed enhance the flavour.
Udang Kari Hijau Telur Masin is indeed one of the highlight for the night. Prawn is fresh and big. Sauce is sticky with a bit of twist. Hint of chili skin after taste and the telur masin not overpowering yet goes very well with the whole flavour.
you will never go wrong with dishes that is bakar. The only thing is the ingredient must be fresh. Jumbo Sotong Bakar with Sambal Colik is indeed spot on. Ia mixture like of Indonesia x local malay taste infuse for the sauces.
We got serve with 2 types of rice and it is recommended.
Nasi Lemuni Berseri Perlils
Nasi Telur Terrenganu
For curries they serve Daging Rendang Selangor. Spices are mix well and with the right amout, every one have their own version of curries recipe and I find it is qood.
Some will be stronger in spices, some is stronger in spicy but I like this. Both balance of spices and mild spicy, that can easily goes well with your rice.
Ayam Masak Merah Chef Wan is abit more solid. Slightly strong in spicy end with mild sweetness. Chicken is soft and juicy.
This is the first time I am having Umbut Kelapa Lemak Solok Lada. I find the taste is quite interesting. cook with a kind of noodle in it and I think those of you have never try before, I believe it is a dish worth to explore.
If you have the budget and looking for nice ambiance or atas great classic Malay food, then I believe you can check out Chef Wan restaurant in KL.
It has been a while since I last dine in an upscale restaurant where MCO just took our 2 years away. I have seen alot influencers in this casual dining resturant in KL known as Blackbyrd KL in Naza Tower which is just a stone throw away from KLCC Petronas Twin Tower or in this area Platinum Park KL.
It was special treat for me on my special day, was just brought here to enjoy the view, ambiance, food and drinks. Just head all the way up to 55th Floor if I remember correctly.
We are here for early bird as it is still so called “endemic” reservations are divided into 2 sessions. 6-8pm / 8pm till late.
if you choose early session and if you are lucky, you get to see sunset
night just enjoy night view and drink all the way
Dining area are divided into 2, as I was seated in both dining and bar area. I would say you enjoy early dinner then you move to the cocktail bar after 8pm to continue your chilling at the counter or high spender table with the perfect view.
The VIP table with the view where you get to see Petronas Twin Tower, KL Tower and Merdeka 118 Tower, KL.
I guess to our sheer luck as this would be their new menu of 2022 and was told that what we previously wanted to order is no longer available and it seems that they have new head chef on board.
after looking at the menu, Blackbyrd food seems more like fusion with towards Asian, Indonesian local inspired cuisine. Of course there are a few items that caught my attention.
This is Blackbyrd all time signature: Crispy Nori Crunch @ RM 29 – tempura nori seaweed, spicy salmon, salmon roe and parmeson cheese.
Nicely presented that have colour to it, however I find that it lacks of flavours. Cripsy inside out with a bit of saltiness from fish roe and hint of parmesan.
Of course by name itself, I imagine it sounds simple that caught my attention. Truffle Tagliolini @ RM 59 – fresh truffle and truffle butter.
Upon serving, the smell of truffle is already pretty strong. Topped with 4-5 thin slices of fresh fresh truffle to make it look more solid. Taste is indeed spot on. Creamy to my liking with a punch of Pretty strong truffle taste. Felt that tagliolini is made fresh with cook to perfection. Slight chewy and al-dante – recommended
After staring for a long while, nothing that caught my attention as I find the rest are quite normal. So I pick something familiar to me. Iga Bakar Sambal Idjo @ RM 145 – Black Angus Short Ribs MB 2, green chili, gurih Rice.
This is certainly one of a atas Indonesian or Balinese kind of food. Flavours are pretty spot on as I just find that the Sambal could be spicier like the one I had in both Jakarta and Bali. Black Angus ribs is marinated and cook well . Certainly do have the taste of atas Indonesian street food version.
Since I have heard Gordan Ramsey or some cooking show keep using saffron. Originally was suppose to go with King Prawn Saffron Risotto and it was not available. Changed to this Rendang Saffron Risotto (If i remember correctly which is special of the day)
Risotto is spot on. I have not tasted Saffron before so do not know how to describe. First time doing this Rendang and risotto apparently the taste seems to blends well.
Was here for my Birthday celebration in Mid February 2022.
This is the night view of Blackbyrd Skybar KLCC view.
Overall, If we guess correct as since most of the dishes wanted to order on that day menu no longer available and assuming the chef just reported, with its cooking I am impress.
If you are in the mood for atas ambiance dining or for celebration with Asian inspired food flavour with KLCC view then can consider here as one of the options.
-= Ka Ching =-
Food Rating 7/10, okay la good pun but expensive! Stamped-
–Warning– This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk–
10, Persiaran KLCC,
50450 Kuala Lumpur
If you are looking for one party place, hangout place, chill place is this famous bar in Wet Deck in W Hotel KL. Before MCO it was pack with humans. Right now it is more relax and chill. I usually come here for their happy hour as it is affordable, with great ambiance and a bar that over look KLCC Petronas Twin Tower.
This is their evening view and below is their night ambiance. 360 change and of course with the ambiance below to kicks in you need to make a reservation as it is always fully book.
Be prepare to spend more too.
see see the view. Jeng leiii. Imagine at night?
a bar with pool view and our grand Petronas Twin Tower View
If you are here in the evening, it is going to be warm.