Eat Drink KL: Moussandra @ Solaris Dutamas

Monday, June 10, 2013

Moussandra @ Solaris Dutamas

Moussandra moves: A new era beckons for this beloved institution, which has shifted over the past 15 years from Jalan Pinang to KL Plaza & now, Solaris Dutamas.

Paintings & artifacts from bygone decades provide a reassuring link to Moussandra's history; even though the management changed several years ago, this is still a restaurant that respects its customers & remains passionate about serving satisfying fare to the best of its abilities.

Tapas have consistently been Moussandra's top treat: Try these juicy, sweet-salty dates, stuffed with almonds & wrapped with beef bacon (RM15++).

Moussandra's spanakopita (RM24++) is irreproachable, a spinach pie that's both buttery & fluffy, blessed with a warm freshness that elevates it beyond versions elsewhere.

Savor the spectacle of the Greek saganaki (RM32++), a creamy, egg-blanketed fusion of feta & mozzarella cheese, flambeed by the table with Pernod, served with pita bread.

Moussandra's seafood paella (RM45++) lands at the table with a strong scent of saffron; one of this restaurant's most reliable traits is its refusal to cut corners.

Mixed souvlaki of skewered lamb, chicken & beef (RM58++) served with tzatziki yogurt dip.

Moussandra's Sangria is still pretty nice, potent & made with commendable wine.

Entry on Moussandra at KL Plaza/Fahrenheit 88: May 2012.

Moussandra Mediterranean & Tapas Restaurant,
A1-U1-08, Block A1, Solaris Dutamas, Kuala Lumpur.
Not exactly Publika; look up across the block from Chawan & Plan B, above Mee Jawa.
Tel: 03-6206-4999
Open for lunch & dinner, except Tuesdays.