Eat Drink KL: Niu Taste @ St Mary Residences

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Niu Taste @ St Mary Residences

This is one beautiful restaurant, especially after sunset, filled with crackerjack flourishes that benefit from shadowy lighting.

Niu Taste, opened at St Mary Place this past month by the team behind Black Market, calls itself a noodle & grill bar, specializing in Vietnamese, Taiwanese & Japanese recipes. No pork is served here.

The high-profile choices on the menu: Niu Taste's take on Taiwanese red-braised beef noodles ...

... plus 'pho bo,' Vietnamese flat rice noodles with beef balls, tenderloin, shank, tendon & stomach.

 Each hearty serving with everything thrown in costs RM28+. Could be punchier in flavor though.

 Prefer porridge? Niu Taste has a fish-flooded version of that too, mixed with tiger grouper meat, stomach & liver that might be an acquired taste (RM28+).

 For plain protein, the tender-tasty lamb loin saddle with garlic mustard provides pure pleasure. RM16+ for two slices.

 Eel liver? Yep, find it here: Skewers of grilled unagi liver teriyaki (RM18+). A very interesting option, slightly more concentrated in flavor than eel flesh.

Century egg with tofu (RM8). Elegant simplicity. 

Sake, wine, whisky & beer are all available. 

Niu Taste @ St Mary Place
A-04, Ground Floor, St Mary Place, Jalan Tengah, Kuala Lumpur.
Mon-Sun, 11am-11pm. Tel: 03-2856-9866

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