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!

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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.

Smoky per­fec­tion

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.

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