THE Avanti Italian- American Ristorante at Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa is zeroing in on sweet, succulent mussels this July. The Mussels Special features sea mussels prepared in six distinctive styles including Traditional with white wine, butter, parsley and shallot and Mediterranean with cherry tomato, oregano, basil and garlic. The promotion will end on July 15. For reservations, call 03-7492 8000.
Hooked on Kobe beef
TREAT yourself to premium meat with the Kobe beef promotion at Genji Japanese Restaurant, Hilton Petaling Jaya from now till July 20. Genji is offering the delicacy in the form of seven a la carte dishes with Kobe Tataki (Kobe beef with ponzu dressing); Kobe Sushi (Kobe sushi with wasabi) and Kobe Teriyaki (Kobe cooked with teriyaki sauce) to name a few. For reservations, call 03-7955 9122 ext 4071.
Best of Perak cuisine
Head on to Genting, the City of Entertainment this month for the tempting Perak Food Promotion at Restoran Kampung and Resort Café located at Resort Hotel. Till July 14, diners will get to taste and relish a large variety of food from the Northern state like Rendang Tok, Gulai Tempoyak, Ikan Assam Pedas Daun Kesum, Ipoh Char Kway Teow, Ipoh Taugeh Chicken, Ipoh Chee Cheong Fun, Bubur Gandum, Ipoh White Coffee and more. For reservations, call 03- 6101 1118.
CAVA, 71 Jalan Bangkung, Bukit Bandaraya, KL (Tel: 03-2093 6637). Business Hrs: Mon-Fri, lunch (noon-3pm); dinner (6pm-till late); Sat, Sun & Public Hols (5pm-late). Pork-free. Serves Catalonian-style cuisine noted for seafood and rice dishes. Expect good wines and an extensive tapas selection.
HALIA, Sime Darby Convention Centre, 1A Jalan Bukit Kiara 1, KL (Tel: 03-2089 3632). Business Hrs: Daily (11am-11pm). Ginger root is the core ingredient in the outlet’s mainly Asian and Western dishes. A la carte specials are Tauhu Goreng, Chiengmai BBQ, Nyonya Popiah and Mixed Salad. Buffet lunch is from Monday to Friday with high-tea on weekends and public holidays and buffet dinner throughout the week. All the buffets are priced at RM30++.
BAR B.Q. PLAZA, Lot 338a, 1st Floor, Rainforest, 1 Utama Shopping Centre, Bandar Utama, PJ (Tel: 03-7727 8148). Business Hrs: Daily (11am-10pm). Non-halal. A type of sauce sampled at a restaurant in Thailand led Bar B.Q Plaza’s owner to set up shop here. The sauce makes all the difference. Set lunch at RM11.90 on weekdays.
YE CHINE CHINESE RESTAURANT, The Loft KL, 28-40 Jalan Doraisamy, KL (Tel: 03-2694 1888). Business Hrs: Mon-Fri, lunch (noon-2.30pm), dinner (6pm-10.30pm); Sat & Sun, lunch (11.30am-6pm), dinner (6pm-10.30pm). Non-halal. Choose from traditional dim sum to the more modern tempting creations with prices starting from RM5.50 onwards. Available for lunch, dinner and supper.
SPICE OF INDIA, Level 4, Suria KLCC, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, KL (Tel: 03-2164 9221). Business Hrs: Daily (11.30am-10.30pm). Pork-free. Specialises in Northern and Southern Indian cuisine. Recommended dishes include Pomfret Tandoori, Leg of Lamb, Fish Head Curry, Lobster Tandoori and King Prawn Tandoori.
KAFE MAROON, G-G-22, Jalan PJU 1/45, Aman Suria, PJ (Tel: 03-7804 8477). Business Hrs: Mon-Thurs (11am-11pm), Fri-Sun (11am-2am) Halal. A trendy outlet where the food is a fusion of North and South Indian dishes. Dining is available indoors but sports fans can hang out outdoors near the giant screen. Speciality dishes are Tandoori Spiced Lobster, Juicy Crab Masala, Full Mix Grilled Platter, Murg Mussalam and Tandoori Tiger Prawn.
DEPARTURE LOUNGE, B/G/20, Jalan PJU 1/43, Aman Suria, PJ (Tel: 03-7803 3418). Business Hrs: Mon-Sat (8am-7pm). Sun & Public Hols (10am-5pm). Pork-free. Offers hearty breakfast sets with three, five and seven items. Also has a small selection of salads, pastas and sandwiches. Serves various kinds of coffee using Illy beans from Italy.
HAKANO JAPANESE RESTAURANT, 74 Jalan SS21/35, Damansara Utama, PJ (Tel: 03-7729 5325). Business Hrs: Mon-Sat (Noon-10pm). Closed on Sundays. Pork-free. Promotes healthy and affordable Japanese meals with unique offerings like inside-out sushi, the rage in New York. Set lunch from RM14.95 to RM20 and above.
TAISHI TEPPANYAKI, Subang Business Centre, 34 Jalan USJ 9/5P (Tel: 03-8025 9603). Business Hrs: Tues-Sun; lunch (11.30am-3pm), dinner (6pm-10pm). Pork-free. Numerous teppanyaki sets ranging from RM10.80 to RM24.80 complemented with homemade sauces. Four types of course meals at RM34.80 each.
CICCIO RISTORANTE BAR PIZZERIA, 15 Changkat Bukit Bintang, KL (Tel: 03-2141 8605). Business Hrs: Daily, (5pm-12.30am). Kitchen closes at 10.30pm but pizza is available till midnight. Pork-free. A casual, intimate and inviting place with wood-fired gourmet pizzas, homemade pasta and steaks.
SURE PIZZA, P37 Plaza Damas Ground Floor, Hartamas Shopping Centre, Jalan Hartamas 1, KL (Tel: 03-6201 6014). Business Hrs: Daily (10am-10pm). Pork-free. Cosy Italian restaurant serving authentic Italian food and thin-crust pizzas. Deliveries confined to Plaza Damas.
FISHERMAN’S COVE, LG10, Feast Village, Starhill Gallery, 181 Jalan Bukit Bintang, KL (Tel: 03-2782 3848). Business Hrs: Daily, lunch (noon-5pm); dinner (7pm-1am). Halal. The restaurant is designed as a boathouse and is tastefully decorated with sails and lamps to re-create a fishing village. The focus is on seafood, prepared in an open kitchen.
EAT WORK SHOP, 9 Jalan Peguam U1/25, Glenmarie Business Park, Shah Alam (Tel: 03-5569 7763). Business Hrs: Mon-Sat (8am-11pm). Pork-free. Boasts a swanky and trendy minimalist décor. Australian-influenced cuisine with a touch of Asian flavours.
PEPPERCORN RESTAURANT, 2 Ground Floor Corner, Jalan UP 1/5, Taman Ukay Perdana, Ampang, KL (Tel: 012-303 8571 – Chef Yusaini). Business Hrs: Mon-Thurs, Sat & Sun (noon-11.30 pm); Fri (5pm-11.30 pm). Halal. Offers popular dishes from Penang and other parts of Malaysia. Western selections are available too.
SPICE OF ASIA, 52 Jalan Datuk Sulaiman, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, KL (Tel: 03-7725 5875). Business Hrs: Daily, lunch (10.30am-3pm); dinner (5.30pm-11pm). Halal. Serves a large variety of Asian food with special emphasis on spices.
CHILI’S GRILL & BAR, Lot 346B, Level 3, Suria KLCC, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, KL (Tel: 03-2164 1400). Business Hrs: Daily (11am-11pm); Public Holiday (11am-midnight). Halal. Serves American and Mexican food with specialities homemade hi-fi bread and Multon Chocolate Brownie. Offers a great view of KLCC’s fountain.