ASIAN SEN­SA­TION KL spice havens for the bold and the beau­ti­ful.

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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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