Dining in the stream
Our capital city consists of so much more than the concrete jungle. In fact, you can find a real jungle there – with trees, river and all!
OUR dinner party has run into a bit of trouble. The road ahead is narrow and flanked by wooden kampung houses on one side and dense foliage on the other.
A compact car would have zipped through comfortably but we are in a towering 40passenger tour bus. When our entourage – comprising participants of the Eat.Travel. Write 6 programme that’s organised by Gaya Travel magazine – finally arrives at the restaurant (after being transferred in batches by car), it is well past 9pm.
The hassle is all worth it as I step out of the car into an ethereal scene of wooden shacks that glow brightly against the dark sky. The sound of cascading water can be heard from a nearby stream, creating a zen atmosphere. The restaurant feels like a resort in the middle of a lush jungle. The reality is BBQ Lamb KL Kemensah is actually located in the bustling Klang Valley.
Despite being situated behind Zoo Negara, in Ulu Klang, the dining establishment exudes an ambience that belies its urban location.
But this hidden gem is more than its picturesque setting. True to its name, BBQ Lamb KL Kemensah (www.facebook.com/ Bbqlambklkemensah) serves some pretty legit barbecued meat. Of course, lamb is the signature item on the menu. Although not a big fan of the red meat, I find myself devouring every last bit of it on the ribs.
Other Western dishes such as the smoked duck, beef and chicken are also cooked to
Stories by CHESTER CHIN
The restaurant BBQ Lamb KL Kemensah gives off a resort feel in the middle of the city. — ZARIF IKMAL/Gaya Travel
Visitors to Farm In The City can interact with some of the animals here, such as this gigantic tortoise.