IZA­KAYA SHU­RAKU

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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).

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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.

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Why:

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.

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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

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