Eat Drink KL: Black Market @ Kampung Pandan

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Black Market @ Kampung Pandan

We're always in the market for a place like this: Black Market peddles provocatively pleasurable wares of pork & wine forbidden at some other restaurants.

Endowed with a verdant view that unfurls over the horizons of the Royal Selangor Golf Club, this spacious eatery is a slice of calm, scarcely a ten-minute drive from KLCC.

The menu's mouthwatering: Begin with linguine (RM28), tangled with black truffle pate for from-the-earth fragrance & a soft egg for slippery creaminess.

Thin-crust pizza with jamon iberico & rocket (RM28). Nice, but could be more lavishly topped.

Black Market's priciest merchandise: the Wagyu burger (RM68), with a thick slice of beef grilled marginally past medium-rare, partnered with nachos & guacamole.

This little piggy went to the Market & never came back: Tri-pork fried rice, sinfully blessed with bacon, luncheon meat & crispy lard (RM28).

Mega-massive pork ribs, intriguingly deep-fried with "bunga kantan" torch ginger buds & coupled with a minty dip. Strictly for sharing.

One gripe: Black Market currently serves wine only by the bottle.

On the bright side, complimentary bottled water is served, with nice goblets to go with it.

Black Market shares a compound with Caffeinees; drive into the same entrance, then look for a small building behind Caffeinees. The venue's near Ciao Italian Restaurant.

Black Market,
16, Jalan Kampung Pandan, Off Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur.
Open daily through late.

This restaurant is available for bookings under TABLEAPP, which enables customers to make instant reservations at Malaysia's top restaurants, while saving time and money in the process. Reserve your table at this restaurant by clicking here.