FUKUYA JAPANESE RESTAURANT, One Bangsar, 63B Jaian Ara, Bangsar Baru, KL (Tel: 2282 1111) Business Firs: Daily, lunch (noon-
2.30pm); dinner (6.30pm-10.30pm). Offers a unique menu of over 200 dishes created by its master chef complemented with a fine selection of sake and wine.
ZOHARA'S RESTAURANT, 9137 Jalan Bandar 4, Taman Melawati. KL (Tel: 03-4106 9137). Business Hrs: Daily, lunch (llam-3pm); dinner (6pm-llpm). Specialises in Indian and Pakistani cuisine. Signature dishes are Mulligatawny, Dum Briyani and Sultani Murgh Massalam. (No answer)
ITALIANNIES, F355, First Floor, Rainforest (New Wing), 1 Utama Shopping Centre, Bandar Utama, KL (Tel: 0:3-7727 1399). Business Hrs: Mon-FH (llam-l/pm); Sat & Sun (10.30am-ll.30pm). Haiai. Italiannies quaint ambience is conducive for conversations over traditional Italian fare. Has a kids' menu that would appeal to the young ones with kid-size pastas and pizzas.
DE 3 WESTERN CUISINE & CAFE, 83 Jalan Rodin Tengah, Bandar Sri Petaling, KI, (Tel: 03-9058 7851). Business Hrs: (llam-12.30am daily). Brings to mind scenes of cowboy movies of yesteryear. Western cuisine with a local twist like the D'Fortune Seafood Spaghetti with Cili Padi.
WENDY'S BISTRO, 20 Jalan PJS8/18, Dataran Sunway Mentari, PJ (Tel:
03-5630 1699). Business Hrs: Daily (11am-llpm). Non-halai. Incorporates a dell and bar with an extensive menu to boot with a variety of set lunches. Popular for its variety of pork dishes.
BAKERZIN,G-312. Ground Floor Highstreet, 1 Utama Shopping Centre, Bandar Utama, PJ (Tel: 03-7729 4493). Business Hrs: Daily
(10am-1lpm). Halal. Styled after a French teahouse and offers Warm Chocolate Cake Strawberry Shortcake and Creme Brulee. There are breads, soups, salads and sandwiches too.
FOOD FOUNDRY, PETIT Ground Floor. No 1, Lorong Kurau, Bangsar, KL (Tel: 03-2282 2822). Business Hrs: Daily, 11.30am to
10pm. Closed on public hols. Specials for the Yuletide season include roast chicken with pine nuts and raisins with trimmings
like sauteed potatoes and French beans with apple pie for dessert. Set meals with Pan-seared Seabass in Lemon Butter Sauce or Quarter Stuffed Roasted Chicken are available from Dec 22-31.
A taste of luxury at Prime
Good news is in store for meat lovers as Kobe Beef comsa to Prime, Le Meddlen Kuaia Ltmlpur.
The outlet's award winning team that defended its "Most Outstanding Hotel Team & Overall Champion" award ast year at the
8th Culinaire Malaysia 2007 will be cooking up a beefy affair. Kobe beef from the Wagyu eat'de is bred in Japan on a diet of sake and beer, and receives daily masaages to relieve muscle stiffness. This results in the most succulent and tender meat.
Considered the creme de la creme of all beef, Kobe beef is famous for its fine, even marbling, with a buttery texture and taste that will melt in your mouth andlinger on your taste buds. A sommelier will he ready
at hand to introduce ideal wine to accompany your meal. Kobe beef is
available for dinner at RM120 to RM390 ++ per parson.
For reservations, call 03-22637434.
RESTORAN KING CRAB, 103-105 Jalan SS25/2, Taman Mewah Jaya, PJ (Tel: 03-7808 2388). Business Hrs: Daily (llam-2.30pm); dinner
(6pm-llpm). Non-halal. Extremely popular so getting a table requires some waiting time. Some dishes need pre-ordering.
FLOWER DRUM FINE CHINESE
RESTAURANT, 239 1st Floor, Jalan Bukit Bintang, KL (Tel: 03-21422625). Business Hrs: Mon-Sat, lunch (ll.30am-2.30pm); dinner
(6.30pm-10.30pm). Sun & Public Hols, 10am-2.30pm; dinner, 6pm-10.30pm. Non-haiai. Known for its Chinese fare featuring an East meets West concept, with a bit of Japanese influence thrown in. aked Australian Lamb Chop with Red Wine. Grilled King Prawns with Lem0ngrass, Peking Duck and Oven-Baked Lamb Chop with Lemongrass and Steamed Cod Fish with Shredded Abalone & Chinese Herbs are some of the dishes to look forward to.
KAFE SAICURA KRISTAL, 301 Jalan Bandar 11, Taman Melawati, KL (Tel: 03-4108 5897). Business Hrs: Mon-Sat (noon-lam); Sunday
(4pm-midnight). Halal. Asian, Thai, Western and Malaysian cuisine with enough options for vegetarians too.
THE RANCH CAFE, 14 Jalan Anggerik Vanilla Y 31/Y, Kota Kemuning, Shah Alam (Tel: 03-5122 7706). Business Hrs: Mon-Sat (llam-llpm); Sun & Public Hols (6pm-llpm). Halal. Western food and a segment on Mexican favourites with house specials like Tacos and Sizzling Beef Fajitas.
DEfANTER 3, 5 Jalan 17/56, PJ (Tel:03-7968 1300). Business Hrs: Mon Sat (noon-midnight) / 7 Jalan Setiakasih 5, Bukit Damansara, KL (Tel: 03-2095 2507). Halal. Choose from over 80 Western and local favourites. Popular for its Oxtail Stew and Penang Assam Laksa.
BIBIWOK RESTAURANT, 16, Jalan Persiaran Puteri 1, Bandar Puteri Puchong, (Tel:03-80607659) Business Hrs: Daily, lunch (11am-
3pm); dinner (5.30pm-10.30pm) Pork-free. For Christmas and New Year, the restaurant is offering free Kerabu Mango Siakap Fish to diner spending more than RM12O on a single receipt. Regular specials include Ayam Api-Api, Thai-style Butte1 Prawn,Siamese Steamed Red Snapper and Curry Seafood Combo.
SR1NYONYA RESTAURANT, 14 Jalan 22/49, PJ (Tel: 03-7875 1031). Business Hrs: Tues-Sun, lunch (12.30pm-2.30pm); dinner (63.0pm-
9.30pm). Pork-flee. Family recipes like the Sri Nyonya Fried Chicken and Pemt Ikan span four generations. Set Lunch available from Tuesday to Friday at RM10 nett per person.
H & H RESTAURANT, 31, Jalan SS21/37, Damausara Utama (Up-town), PJ (Tel: 03-7728 5459). Business Hrs: Daily, lunch (ll.30am-
2.30pm); dinner (5.30pm-9.30pm).Halal. Family restaurant with specialities like noodles and Western dishes which are prepared to order. Set menu available for four.
SOHO. G218. Grd Floor, I Utama Shopping Centre, Bandar Utama, PJ (Tel: 03-7722 2155). Business Hrs:
Daily, 10am-10pm. Non-halaL A chic restaurant drawing focus to Shanghainese and Cantonese cuisine. Diner's favourites are the
Shanghai Steamed Meat Dumplings, Signature Crispy Duck, Kai Lan on Ice, Beef with Ginger and Spring Onion Rice Roll and Signature Custard Bun.
Pizza at Avanti
Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa gives the weekend an uplift with "WoWeekends!", Featuring mouth-watering worldwide selections at four restaurants - Avanti Italian-American Ristorente, Sun & Surf Cafe, West Lake Garden Chinese Restaurant and Atrium Cafe - there are a host of cuisines and special highlights with more than 500 delicious eats and treats on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.
At Avanti, there's a hearty Italian Sunday lunch. Sun & Surf Cafe has 250 local and international favourites staged
at its massive island-like buffet while West Lake Garden Chinese Restaurant's super delicious Hong Kong-style Dim ! Sum is second to none.
For reservations, call 03-7492 8000 ext 3176 for Avanti, ext 3169 for Sun & Surf Cafe, ext 3181 for West Lake Garden and
ext 6305 for Atrium Cafe.
Chocolate Macha Dome
Berisi Lounge at The Legend Hotel Koala Lumpur has the Chocolate Macha Dome as its cake of the month. Touted for its spectrum of health giving benefits including lowering cholesterol and high in antioxidants, green tea makes an interesting partner with dark chocolate - also known for its antioxidant properties.
The cake with layers of fragrant green tea sponge is sandwiched hetwean luscious green tea-infused fresh cream.
It is then coated with chocolate truffle and finished off with a coating of smooth dark chocolate glaze and decorated with toasted walnuts.
The cake is available throughout April, priced at RM7++ per slice and RM60++ for the whole cake.
For reservations, call 03-4042 9888 ext 9014.