Showing posts with label pumpkin. Show all posts
Showing posts with label pumpkin. Show all posts

Tuesday, November 05, 2019


Guests of the E&O Residences Kuala Lumpur are spoiled for choice when it comes to satisying their culinary expectations. Several restaurants and bars at sited at St. Mary’s Place itself including Delicious, a casual dining haven exuding laidback, breezy vibes. 
Daily breakfast for E&O Residences KL guests are catered by the Delicious team but for a better grasp of what the resto can deliver, it’s better to pop in for lunch or dinner.

We did just that during our recent staycation, nabbing the banquette seats set against an Instagram-worthy feature wall. Cafe Manager Siow Kok Leong recommended some of the house thirst-quenchers and Deep-fried Salted Egg Fish Skin (RM17) for openers. Coated in creamy salted egg sauce and tufted with chicken floss, the crunchy bites amped up our anticipation for a Saturyay lunch to remember.
Not sure if it was our valiant attempt at healthy eating or was it the appeal of the dish’s simple, back-to-basics approach but the day's crowd-pleaser was the downhome Roasted Pumpkin Salad (RM25).

We love the pops of tanginess from the boba-like balsamic vinegar ‘caviar’ juxtaposed against the pumpkin’s delicate sweetness; imbuing bright, tantalising flavours to the melange of fresh baby spinach, arugula, toasted pine nuts, feta cubes, croutons and tomato strips.

According to Siow, the Nasi Kerabu with Ayam Percik (RM33) is a firm crowd fave with Delicious' patrons. Tinged blue with the juice of butterfly pea flower, the rice came surrounded by a whole grilled chicken drumstick smothered in a piquantly spicy sauce, a heap of chopped ulam (raw local herbs), fried keropok (crackers), half a salted egg and side dips of sambal belacan and budu (fermented fish sauce).

When the different components are mixed and eaten together, you'd find hot and zippy accents mingling cohesively with savoury and briny nuances amidst soft, crunchy, crispy and tender texures. What’s not to like?
The other sought-after local dish, Mee Goreng Mamak (RM28) also came up to scratch. Relying on its own tried-and-tested formula, Delicious augmented the spiced noodles with chicken, squid, tiger prawns, beancurd, tomatoes and cucur (fried fritters), to ensure hearty satisfaction.

Partial to more Western-oriented fare? We’d recommend Chicken Chop (RM28) – the slab of battered fried chicken fillet with tangy sauce, garden veges and fries got the stamp of approval from the Hainanese in our dining party.
Personally, I’m partial to the simpler, healthier Baked Salmon (RM38). The pared-down approach of pairing citrus and grapefruit segments with grapefruit reduction worked like a charm with the rich taste of the Norwegian salmon fillet.

A familiar fave to bank on is the Classic Cheeseburger (RM35). The scrumptious secret lies in the seared, juicy US Black Angus 80% meat and 20% fat ratio beef patty. Sandwiched between a sesame seed bun with cheddar cheese, sliced tomato, lettuce, onion, pickles and a special house sauce, the burger proved on-point.
Sweet indulgent treats such as Pavlova (RM18), Onde Onde Cake (RM15) and Brownie with Ice Cream (RM18) should please dessert fans. They passed muster although I found the slice of cake underwhelming.
For reservations, call Delicious, tel: 03-2856 6136. Address: G-7 & G-8, Tower A, St Mary’s Place, No.1 Jalan Tengah, Off Jalan Sultan Ismail, KL.

Friday, May 10, 2019


Mums and Dads are in for an exquisite treat at The Westin Kuala Lumpur this Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. Special menus have been created by the chefs of Prego, The Living Room and Five Sen5es as a tribute to the Queen and King of your heart.


Chef Marco De Cecco rolls out the culinary carpet, whipping up a decadent brunch spread of Italian eats for Mummy dearest and the clan. Expect a palate-pleasing array of antipasti, fresh seafood, grilled meat and homely dishes during the leisurely brunch from 11.30am to 2.30pm. Golden and feather-light, the centrepiece of Baked Salmon, Leek and Zucchini in Puff Pastry should gladden the matriarch’s palate.

Lush and velvety smooth, the soup du jour of Lobster Voluté with Lemon Foam is bound to hit the spot. Dainty Potato Gnocchi with Saffron and Prawns will evoke a taste of home, ensuring Mum enjoy her meal without having to lift a single finger.

The specialities are merely a fraction of Prego’s lavish line-up of Italian temptations on May 12 at RM188 nett (food only) per person. Patrons can enhance their dining experience by adding RM160 nett for free flow of Prosecco, red and white wine, draught beer, special cocktails, soft drinks and chilled juices or a free flow of Moet&Chandon champagne in addition to wine, cocktails, draught beer, soft drinks and juices at additional RM260 nett per person.


Mama deserves the best eats on this special day and Chef Halim Chek Lah pulls out the stops, conjuring an extensive parade of East and West offerings to tempt her.

Zingy and aromatic Kari Ayam Kapitan, an inherited recipe of Kerabu Perut Kuala Kemaman, Kerabu Daging Bakar, Som Tam (Thai-style papaya salad) and luscious dessert form the headliners to mark Mother’s Day.

The Red Velvet Cake is notably moist and buttery while the Matcha Eclairs pass muster. Other sweet treats to savour include a flan heaped with pink pralines and fresh strawberries, chocolate-dipped strawberries and dainty choux puffs.

Priced at RM125 nett per person, the Mother’s Day High Tea (12.30pm-3pm) will feature a cake-decorating contest for mother-child teams.

A set menu of nutritious Chinese dishes take pride of place thanks to Chef Tan and his team at Five Sen5es for the Mother’s Day celebration. Warming up her heart and tummy will be piping hot and superbly comforting bowls of Morel and Wantan in Chicken Consommé.
Another highly recommended speciality is Sauteed Pumpkin and Seasonal Vegetables with Walnuts, a delicately flavoured dish that’s visually and tastebud-pleasing. According to the chef, his creations are healthy and conceived to suit the discerning taste of mothers.
Priced at RM128 nett per person (min 2 persons) and RM1,688 nett for a table of 10 persons, the Mother’s Day Lunch is from 12.30pm to 2.30pm.

Daddy dearest can sit down to a hearty Italian selection for brunch prepped by Chef Marco. The show-stopper is Risotto with Lamb Sausage, Gorgonzola and Green Apples — a familiar Italian rice dish given a fresh slant with diced green apple. The subtle tartness and crisp acidity help to temper and balance the creamy richness of the overall speciality.
To ensure patriarchs leave replete, Prego’s hearty brunch will incorporate Roasted Black Angus Prime Rib and Raw Tuna Dices with Frozen Dried Raspberries among other appetising options for that special occasion.
Priced at RM188 nett (food only) per person, enhance the Prego dining experience by adding RM160 nett for free flow of Prosecco, red and white wine, draught beer, special cocktails, soft drinks and chilled juices or a free flow of Moet&Chandon champagne in addition to wine, cocktails, draught beer, soft drinks and juices at additional RM260 nett per person.


Bring the family patriarch for a sumptuous feast proffering Pink Pepper Macadamia Crusted Australian Sirloin, Yorkshire Pudding, Trio of Roasted Potatoes, Grilled Tuscan Vegetables and Pommery Jus as the key masterpiece. Rustic Osso Bucco is another noteworthy dish to sample; the vibrant flavours should float Dad's boat.
Priced at RM125 nett per person, the Father's Day Brunch is from 12.30pm to 2.30pm.
Fathers are invited to join a Water Yoga session at The Westin KL’s Splash Poolside. Scheduled for 2.30pm-3.30pm, the fun workout will include crafted cocktails and beer.

Nostalgic yesteryear specialities to stir up good memories are the inspiration behind the celebratory feast at Five Sen5es. Papa won’t be able to resist the old-school but excellent Steamed Herbal Chicken Wrapped in Lotus Leaf.
Tender, juicy and suffused with fragrant Chinese herb nuances, a single helping won’t be enough. Even the sensuous gravy is bursting with sweet, soul-warming deliciousness.
The outstanding dish is rivalled closely by Steamed Garoupa Country-Style — an on-point speciality underscored by the fish’s seductive sweetness amidst heaps of little white mushrooms, fresh coriander and spring onion.
Priced at RM128 nett per person (min 2 persons) and RM1,688 nett for a table of 10 persons.

The Westin KL will extend a complimentary glass of house red or white wine or draught beer with a specially made chocolate cigar will be given to all fathers on Father’s Day.

For reservations, please contact Westin Dining, tel: 03-2773 8495, Whatsapp: 017 281 9231 or visit

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