ASIAN SENSATION KL spice havens for the bold and the beautiful.
KOMPASSION THAI FUSION This smart Thai-fusion restaurant has won immediate popularity. Chef Nikom “Kom” Uatthong shifts the culinary direction towards a more modern and playful take on classic Thai dishes. Order pork hung lay curry with ramen, scallops in panang curry with salted duck, cod in massaman curry, and double-cooked pork belly with a side serving of softshell crab and cucumber salad. Excellent for a romantic supper or parties for families and friends. 5 Jalan SS20/11, Section 20, Petaling Jaya. Tel: 03-7731 9256. FIERCER BY FIERCE CURRY HOUSE The more upscale and modern sister restaurant of the casual Fierce Curry House in Bangsar, indulge in a wide range of biryani styles from mutton and chicken varieties to sumptuous lobster, scallop, and crab, served with mixed raita, veggie acar and gravy. Or go for a meal served in little dishes on a round steel plate or thali. Try kati rolls – an Indian flatbread with a spicy filling of mutton, chicken, prawn or vegetables. There’s also homemade mango, pineapple or starfruit lassi, and a selection of wines and beer. D1- G3-5, Publika Solaris Dutamas. Tel: 019-770 1945. LIMABLAS Take a trip down memory lane in this treasure trove of vintage typewriters, signboards, and posters. Every nook of this Nyonya restaurant is filled with surprising finds from yesteryear. Malaccan couple Uncle John and wife Florence helm the kitchen. Expect unpretentious, traditional Nyonya fare, cooked with flair and skill: Nyonya laksa, pai tee, sambal udang petai (spicy prawn sauce), chicken pongteh, cincaluk omelette, and lemak keledek. 15 Jalan Mesui, Off Jalan Nagasari, Kuala Lumpur. Tel: 03-2110 1289. MELUR & THYME The décor is purely delightful with metal silhouettes along the walls, straight-backed wooden chairs, and rattan furniture. Eat Peking duck served with roti jala, duck satay, salmon masak lemak, and an array of Asian tapas like devil red curry (duck braised in coconut milk). For Western flavour, pick the foie gras burger, crumbed goat cheese, salmon croquettes, and carbonara spinach tagliatelle with smoked duck. G03H- I, Ground Floor, Suria KLCC. Tel: 03-2181 8001.
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