Thursday, March 13, 2014

In Colonial @ The Intermark

In Colonial strives to rekindle a sense of old-world charm amid the modern bustle of The Intermark commercial tower; it's a soothing space, tucked in a hidden corner, with a friendly team that serves Malaysian-Chinese food with a few fun flourishes.

The best bets: Grilled squid soaked in savoury satay sauce (RM22 before taxes) ...

... prawns wrapped in sheets of bean curd, smothered in creamy butter sauce (RM48) ...

... & the "chicken in blankets" (RM18) _ chicken sausages coated in strips of chicken wing meat. The rest of the menu ranges from fresh oysters cooked with ginger in clay pots to fish steamed in lotus leaves & rib eye of beef with crispy mint leaves. Tempting, though budget-conscious customers might want to aim for In Colonial's lunch deals instead of its a la carte selection.

Have a gin & tonic or a glass of crisp Chardonnay; wine by the glass starts at RM22.


In Colonial Restaurant
Ground Floor, The Intermark, Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur
Daily, 10am-11pm. Tel: 03-2856-9033



Stay up to date: The Eat Drink KL newsletter is sent by email to subscribers every Monday; it's the Klang Valley's foremost weekly round-up of new restaurant openings (even before they're featured on this blog), F&B promotions & other tasty tidbits.
Subscribe to Eat Drink KL Weekly for free via this following link: 
Note to subscribers on Gmail: The newsletter will be in the Promotions folder of your inbox.

As a separate initiative, the latest edition of Eat Drink KL: 100 Favorites for January-March 2014 is now online, featuring 100 pretty nice eateries, including more than 20 new entries for this quarter. This eBook of restaurant recommendations is available for free, convenient reading on computers, tablets & smartphones at this link: http://eatdrinkkl.publ.com/Eat-Drink-KL-100-Favorites-Jan-March-2014 (This link expires March 31, 2014; see blog entries after that date for new link).

Check out EAT DRINK, a new F&B website jointly run by The Expat Group (TEG) & Eat Drink KL. This website features all of our up-to-date reviews, plus exclusive weekly articles & a searchable database on restaurants in KL & Selangor: EatDrink.my

22 comments:

  1. The fresh seafood here very expensive, the 2nd and 3rd pics make me drool.... :P

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. CK: ooo, sounds like you haven't had much seafood in Luanda for the past few weeks. Hopefully when you're back in KL soon, you'll get to enjoy a lot of fresh squid and prawns! :)

      Delete
    2. i like the chessy spring roll

      Delete
  2. Classy place but certainly not cheap. Would love to try the grilled squid soaked in satay sauce though, i wonder how does savory satay sauce work with squid hmm.....

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ken: yeah, the a la carte prices here are hefty, though I guess the rental here is high, so that has to be considered. I think satay sauce is a great complement for a wide variety of meat and seafood ... It sure seems to work well with squid, heheh :)

      Delete
  3. Food looks good but can't say it's colonial...and the place does not look very colonial either.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Suituapui: colonialism is a state of mind ... or is it? heheh :D

      Delete
  4. What a lovely place. I love the marble tables.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Linda: yeah, those are a nice touch :)

      Delete
  5. ayoh I work upstairs, why bojio? :D

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. KY: haha, we were here on a sunday afternoon :)

      Delete
  6. It is pretty expensive to buy prawns nowadays, but RM48 seems really steep for the small portion. But it does look yummy!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Baby Sumo: ya, the prawns were pretty satisfactory. heheh, maybe my angle for the prawn photo made it look like it was a smaller portion than the reality :)

      Delete
  7. Woah crazy prices.. ... I'll personally favour the squids and i do like the chicken wing wrapped sausage - meat on meat - yums!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Rebecca: yeah, those items intrigued me enough to order them, and i think they were well-executed :)

      Delete
  8. Amazing blog. I just spent the last hour going through some of your experiences. I live in NY but I'll be in KL for a couple of days in September. I would LOVE IT, if you would be so kind as to give me your thoughts on a few must visit places for food. I'm not looking for big, expensive places. I prefer smaller, hole in the wall or local joints that are somewhat on the cheaper side - preferably serving Malay, Chinese or Thai.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Wahed: thanks for the kind words :) i think you'll find a lot of what you're looking for on a street called Jalan Alor in downtown KL. if you google 'Jalan Alor' you'll find a lot of information on it. good luck! ;)

      Delete
    2. thanks Sean. i will definitely check our Jalan Alor. other than the street food scene, are there any other specific restaurants that you would recommend?

      Delete
    3. Wahed: some of the conveniently located mall outlets do serve a good variety of local food. two favourites are little penang kafe & madam kwan'sm both at klcc.

      Delete
  9. too many people here on weekdays afternoon
    i'm going to eat claypot mee

    ReplyDelete
  10. IN Colonial has designed 10 sets of Lunch Delights, ranging from RM 22.00 onwards up to up RM 38.00.
    Try the sweet and sour chicken with rice for RM 23.00 or the Black Pepper Chicken.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Now a days there late lunch package is very famous one side dish, one mian course and a drink just in RM 18. quite delicious.

    ReplyDelete