Sunday, June 19, 2011


7atenine has refurbished its mezzanine dining hall, rebranding it as Sevenspoons.

Vine-ripened momotaro tomatoes, tossed in honey truffle emulson & topped with buffalo mozarella cheese. An exquisitely luscious version of a Caprese salad, flooded with flavor & fragrance; one of the top 10 things we've tasted this year.

Pan-seared foie gras with berry compote & kumquat jus. Serviceable, but not stellar.

Raw yellowtail & avocado with momo sauce. The buri sashimi would have worked well enough with the avocado, but the garlicky Tibetan sauce _ while delicious _ seemed to overwhelm the delicate taste & texture of everything else.

Atlantic oysters with vodka calamansi. Slurp-worthy succulence.

Slow-cooked 78.9-degree lamb rack with yam brandade croquette. A hearty slab of medium-rare meat for caveman-esque appetites. The croquette was interesting, stuffed with yam instead of potatoes and salted cod emulsion to replace the more typical minced meat.

Can't go wrong with the cocktails here, among the tastiest in the city center. These are the signature 7 Anise (a cinnamon-laced martini) & Muskmelon Mojito.

Terrazas Malbec (Argentina).

Seven Spoons (7 Spoons),
Jalan Pinang, Kuala Lumpur.


  1. why the change of name? hasn't it been really popular?

  2. only the lamb rack was interesting ..

  3. Michelle: just to keep things fresh, I guess. The place itself is still called 7atenine; they only gave a new name to the dining hall area =)
    Tng: actually the tomato salad is the one that I'd aim for here. I'd give it a perfect 10. It blew us away :D

  4. Seven spoons? To serve the seven swan princes, maybe? (Oh how very tantalizing if true, no?)

  5. Lfb: now that's a fairytale I haven't thought about in years. The first "seven" that would spring to mind for me would be the brad Pitt movie :p

  6. Wow a perfect salad? Must have been really good!

  7. Yerr. So creepy. Lost heads and mad men and all that. My take with the princes is more romantic, no? :P

  8. Baby sumo: oh yeah, I can't imagine it being any better, really! The choice of the ingredients, the quality, the serving size ... all ideal! :D
    Lfb: eh I can't really remember the story, but it was about princes being turned into swans. And sure it was somewhat tragic wan (as Hans Christian Andersen tales tend to be!)

  9. lfb: naturally, i have to wonder which definition of a happy ending you mean :P

  10. the food presentation looks good but maybe there's just too many dining options in KL and this place hasn't been doing well previously?

  11. eiling: i think it's still very popular with the after-office drinking crowd, since its location is quite convenient for those of us who work in the city center :D