Eat Drink KL: Bistro Den Den & Pantrie @ Oasis Ara Damansara

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Bistro Den Den & Pantrie @ Oasis Ara Damansara

Seeking salmon? Search no further than Bistro Den Den & Pantrie, two new restaurants in Oasis Ara Damansara that feature this fatty, fan-favorite fish in fun, flashy fashion.

First up, Bistro Den Den, a Japanese restaurant with international influences peppering its menu, blessed with an abundance of natural sunshine & warm service.

Keeping things light & healthy here with fresh/refreshing spring rolls, stuffed with salmon, shrimp, cellophane noodles & Jew's ear edible fungus (RM25).

Comfort-food tartare of salmon, avocado & scallop layers with creamy wasabi sauce. RM25.

Don't leave without having this cheese platter; the cream cheese & camembert might be typical, but the surprise is the orange-hued mimolette, the now-notorious, mite-burrowed French cheese that's banned in the U.S. but mercifully still found in outlets like Den Den & KL Hilton's Graze.

Wine is available by the glass & carafe, but strangely, not sake, not so far.

Only a one-minute stroll from Bistro Den Den, here's a look at Pantrie, another pleasant place.

Salmon lurks within this starter, of the chilled Norwegian air-flown variety, citrus-cured at Pantrie & accompanied by avocado & tabasco sauce mayo with oranges & capers on the side. RM20++.

Also enjoyable: Tea-smoked salmon blended in a hot, creamy soup. RM16++.

Crispy-skin, sous-vide salmon, scented with truffle oil (RM36++). Delicate & juicy.

After all those courses of salmon, customers will surely need something sweet to finish. Pantrie's pavlova (RM8++) should please. A dainty portion, like most of the food here.

Salted caramel chocolate cake (RM10++), dense & not overly rich.

Wine's currently available only by the bottle at Pantrie. Not a wide selection, but that's OK.

Bistro DenDen @ Oasis Ara Damansara,
Central Piazza, Oasis Square, Ara Damansara, Petaling Jaya.
Now open daily for dinner. Will start lunch service soon.

Pantrie International Restaurant,
D-G3A, Block D, 2, Jalan PJU1A/7A, Oasis Square, Ara Damansara.
Open Tues-Sun, 1130am-1030pm