ABOU T SITKA STUDIO
Sitka | Studio at Plaza Batai is hard to miss, with stylish exteriors that give way to interiors that are even moreso. Both Sitka, below, and the Studio above feature contemporary furnishings combined with clean aesthetics to evoke a sense that one has just stepped into an episode of Chef’s Table. Clean, modern lines, courtesy of wood beams and soft mood lighting dominate the spaces amongst black walls, white tiles, and pendant lamps; in Studio, design elements were even imported in from as far as Scandinavia! It’s an experience in visuals as much as it is about flavours, and what a joy it is to encounter.
“Both Sitka and Studio are very different in terms of what we serve on the plate, but the ethos is still the same,” Chef Christian tells us. “Both restaurants use sustainable ingredients, and we try to use as much Malaysian produce as we can. Sitka offers Modern Asian at affordable everyday prices, while the food at Studio is more focused with a lot of thought, man hours, and cooking processes that go into every element of every dish.”
On Sitka’s cuisine, Christian says, “I think since we have grown into Modern Asian cuisine, it’s easier for customers to see what we are about. The food isn’t pretentious and can be enjoyed by everyone.” And while it may yet take a while for Malaysians to fully understand and enjoy the fresh avant-garde style of cuisine of the Studio, Christian shares that they have plans for more projects in coming days.
His favourite dish on Sitka’s menu is currently a Chinesestyle lamb Bings. “Studio’s crowd pleaser would be the almond milk tofu, served with warm flower crab and macadamia,” Christian tells us. “It’s a lot of work, but it’s a beautiful dish.”
SITKA | STUDIO ARE LOCATED AT 8- 5 JALAN BATAI, DAMANSARA HEIGHTS, 50490, KUALA LUMPUR. FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT WWW. SITKARESTAURANT. COM