Eat Drink KL: 2022

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Seoulite, The Hub SS2

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Seoulite's modern Korean menu makes for a dynamite encounter with everything from chadol baegi to tteokbokki, served cafe-style in new-generation recipes.

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Hip Korean flavours ring true in savoury temptations like slick, succulent grilled skewers of chicken and leek, served on a hot plate of sweet-savoury cheese corn (RM28), and perfectly medium-rare grilled rib-eye steak with danhobak sweet pumpkin puree (RM67), plus sweet treats of croffles sprinkled with brown sugar, topped with walnut ice cream, caramel sauce and dalgona honeycomb (RM24). Wash down with an earthy misu honey latte, brown sugar latte, grapefruit soju and fruity ades.

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Seoulite

The Hub SS2, Petaling Jaya, Selangor. Open Tuesday-Sunday, 11am-10pm.


Monday, January 17, 2022

Hi Tea Malaysia, Sultan Road

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Chinatown's new hidden tea room offers an engaging escapade with Chinese tea, served not only in soothing sips but transformed into desserts and culinary delights. Make a reservation at least a few hours in advance for this experience - Hi Tea Malaysia currently serves a distinctive diversity of white tea and blue tea from Fujian, oolong tea from Wuyi and red tea from Yunnan, brewed and explained at the table by tea industry veterans for a personal, professional encounter. Potential highlights might also include tea-infused jelly and soba-style noodles poured over with Chinese tea.

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Hi Tea Malaysia
Kompleks Selangor, Jalan Sultan, Kuala Lumpur. Tel: 016-666-6121

Bring home Rinjin Shokudo's Reunion Nabe in furoshiki gift packaging with Japanese ceramic pot

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Seeking a heartwarming, soul-soothing feast to share at home with your family this Lunar New Year? Rinjin Shokudo promises a classic Japanese-inspired meal that's captivating for the eyes and comforting for the taste buds.

Bring home the Reunion Nabe, brimming with treasures in an exquisite ceramic claypot, thoughtfully bundled in a traditional Japanese furoshiki wrapping cloth.

The Rinjin Reunion Nabe is priced at RM258+ for four persons. It comes with complimentary pot and packaging, available until 15 February 2022.

You can also order a Yuzu Sashimi Yee Sang for a complete celebratory meal. Make your order at least three days in advance here: wa.me/60123803518/?text=EDKLCNY

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Rinjin Shokudo's Reunion Nabe evokes the special times when families gather for an unhurried Lunar New Year dinner, with every ingredient carefully selected and lovingly prepared in the kitchen.

This is a unique hotpot with an aromatic pepper broth that stimulates the appetite with citrusy hints of yuzu, naturally sweet and vibrantly savoury, without MSG or preservatives.

With 16 choice ingredients, it's a feast that everyone will enjoy, including halibut fillet, tiger prawns, Japanese clams, Japanese fish cakes, Japanese fish paste, burdock root, special mochi pouches, pork slices, handmade chicken meatballs, shiitake, shimeji and enoki mushrooms, daikon, Japanese leeks, long cabbage, red carrots and udon.

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If you order the Reunion Nabe, remember to add on the Yuzu Sashimi Yee Sang for only RM98+ (normal price RM128+). 

This is a colourfully refreshing platter that comprises salmon sashimi, surf clam sashimi, flying fish roe, cucumber, daikon, red carrot, red cabbage, Japanese pickled radish, snow fungus, Japanese seaweed, red ginger, pickled leek, pomegranate, cashew nuts and edible flowers, complete with Rinjin's handmade yuzu sauce. The sashimi is even separately vacuum-packed to ensure freshness and hygiene for your family's ease of mind.

Rinjin Shokudo
C-7-G, The Link, Jalan Jalil Perkasa 1, Bukit Jalil, 57000 Kuala Lumpur. 

Collection & Delivery date:
11 Jan - 15 Feb 2022 
11:30am - 5pm. Closed on Monday

Note: 
Special self-pickup collection for CNY Eve
Date : 31 Jan 2022 (Monday) 
Time :11am-2pm 


Sunday, January 16, 2022

Nimbus Restaurant, Damansara Uptown

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Nimbus is a lovely new restaurant with plenty of potential - chef-founder Fred Choong fills his menu with engaging creations, weaving classic elements into contemporary ensembles, putting his playful spin on everything from sang har mee to peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.

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Our first course is our current Nimbus favourite - house-cured salmon, lusciously firm, marbled over salt-baked potatoes and ikura, made extra-lively with lacto-fermented pumpkin puree, a well-rounded fish dish that wouldn't taste out of place in an Oslo restaurant (RM33).

The sweet corn veloute is smooth, thick and textured with plenty of corn kernels, but the star is the croquette on the side, stuffed with corn and lap cheong for an irresistible crispy-creamy, sweet-savoury snack (RM26).

Fans of chicken liver pate will be intrigued by Nimbus' soft, rich version, layered with pickled beets and prune compote in puff pastry, complete with balsamic reduction (RM28), while others might opt for the even more unconventional pork otak-otak, a rustic porcine sausage reinterpretation of the Southeast Asian fish cake, with percik sauce, salted egg cream, peanuts and pickles to conjure the full-bodied, familiar Malaysian flavours (RM26).

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Most striking is the prawn bisque noodle, with a mighty grilled river prawn perched beside house-made egg noodle in bisque spiced up with gochujang, aromatic with bunga kantan (RM68). Also interesting is the saffron risotto with prawns, mussels and clams, cooked with Japanese rice instead of arborio (RM70) - this is the least successful recipe though, since the seafood could be fresher and the consistency of the rice feels closer to congee than risotto.

If you love comfortingly tender meat, try the 36-hour coffee-braised pork shoulder with potato puree and roasted root vegetables (RM55). For dessert, order the PB & J, Fred's adult take on a childhood treat, featuring peanut butter semifreddo with berry compote, banana brûlée and salted caramel cashews (RM24).

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Nimbus Restaurant

72 Jalan SS 21/62, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.