WHAT YOU GET:
Frequented by business men after work, an izakaya is a Japanese drinking establishment that serves food to accompany the drinks. Shuraku holds true to this culture and makes it authentic with its dim lighting and décor complete with the background Japanese music. Ask staff for recommendations because the menu doesn’t quite do the food justice.
For starters, we recommend the daikon to potato age salad, greens with grated radish and house dressing topped with deep fried slivers of potato. Love salmon? The salmon to nasu tare is a good pick. Other must-haves? Saikoro steak, cubed beef sautéed in wafu sauce, and tori kimchi, chicken slices sautéed with homemade kimchi. Shuraku also serves skewers of meat and veggies grilled over charcoal.
The place to be for authentic Japanese cuisine.
13-2, Jalan Solaris 1, Solaris Mont Kiara, 50480 Kuala Lumpur (above Maybank).
HOW IT SCORED:
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The signature in-house bar at all Aloft hotels, WXYZ is trendy and hip. There is also the plethora of drinks to choose from so there’s never a dull moment for sure! Not only is the Malaysian Princess Mai Tai a pretty drink, it’s delicious as well! A tasty mix of rum, blueberries and kaffir leaves with a separate mixture of pineapple juice, orange juice and grenadine syrup, it’s just what you need to unwind with. We’ve got to warn you though – one glass won’t be enough.
Here’s a good reason to head to Penang for the weekend. Nueve gives you an excuse to get glammed up. Not only are there yummy cocktails here, there is also a good selection of food like Spanish tapas and pizzas.
The Red Melon, which is a potent mixture of assorted flavoured vodkas and Nueve’s very own sweet-and-sour mix served in half a watermelon. You get bits of refreshing fruit along with the rest of the cocktail. It is also topped off with lime, lemon, and red cherries.
PARTY AT NUEVE AT 10-B-02, PRECINCT 10, TANJUNG TOKONG, 10470 GEORGETOWN, PENANG. CALL 012-421 8486. GO TO WWW.FACEBOOK. COM/NUEVEPLACE
DAIKON TO POTATO AGE SALAD