Sri Petaling is the last place you’d expect to find a restaurant serving an array of authentic Russian and Central Asian dishes. Both locals and foreigners in the know frequent the restaurant; and the cosy interior provides a comfortable setting for a family dinner. The menu is filled with regional classics like beshbarmak (a generous sampler of boiled noodles and cut meats), plov (Uzbek’s rice pilaf) and
shashlik (grilled skewered meat), and the friendly wait staff will be more than happy to recommend and explain the dishes to first-timers.
While there’s no specific kids’ menu per se, they can opt for the manty dumplings and khonym (steamed pasta roll with meat and potatoes). Astana also serves a variety of traditional desserts that will satisfy any sweet tooth. Adventurous parents can go for the meat platter comprising beef, cow’s tongue and kazy (cold cuts made from horsemeat) – truly global dining indeed.
A-01-10, Endah Promenade, 1 Jalan 1/149E, Bandar Baru Sri Petaling, KL (03 9054 3642/fb.com/AstanaRestaurant). Daily, 12noon-12midnight.