Sunday, September 25, 2016

Tinto @ Desa Sri Hartamas

Buen provecho! There's cause for celebration whenever a Spanish restaurant opens in KL, especially one that does justice to the tasty traditions of tapas, paella, cheese & wine - at Tinto, patrons should start with a plate of tenderly cooked potatoes topped with a runny egg & intensely savoury ham (RM28), a profoundly pleasurable patchwork to send our palates to paradise & back. Keep hamming it up with the best of the butchery, a sumptuous chorizo platter that showcases the compelling flavours & textures of top-flight chorizo iberico bellota, salchichon bellota, lomo embuchado, & wild boar salchichon (RM68).

Seafood is capably tackled; the grilled octopus succeeds with a fleshy succulence (RM65), while the squid stuffed with minced pork conveys its own kind of meaty juiciness (RM33). The classic potato omelette pulls off an irreproachable balance of potato & egg (RM16), & tri-coloured capsicums with blue cheese (RM15) & marinated olives (RM12) perform well in supporting roles.

Tinto's paella proves worthwhile too, prepared with chorizo, seafood & bell peppers, with a potent, stick-in-your-mouth flavour, the moistness of the rice underpinned by an accomplished socarrat, the lovely caramelised crust at the bottom (RM68). Save space for the cheese platter, a solid Spanish selection of firm varieties with pronounced characters, including Manchego Viejo, Manchego Gran Valle, Picos Blue Valdeon & Murcia al Vino (RM48). Our satisfaction extends to the Sangria (RM90 per jug), a good gin & tonic made with quality components (RM20) & a pleasantly robust red wine picked from Tinto's cellar (RM150).

Tinto by Romanee Petrus
38-1, First Floor, Jalan 24/70A, Desa Sri Hartamas, Kuala Lumpur. Mon-Sat, 4pm-12am. Tel: 03-2857-4808

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Saturday, September 24, 2016

Mochu Locco Zakka @ Cheras

You'll have to climb the stairs to the top of the building to reach Mochu Locco Zakka, past a hair salon, yoga centre & nail spa, but it may be worth the effort if you're seeking a winsome cafe for a chill-out session. Expect feel-good fare: Baked eggs, bagels & scones, all competently prepared, plus mille-crepe cakes, washed down with purple sweet potato lattes & smoothies.

Mochu Lokko Zakka Cafe
2A-D, Jalan BS 9, Taman Bukit Segar, Cheras. 
Mon, 2pm-7pm; Tues-Wed, Fri, 2pm-10pm; Sat, 12pm-10pm; Sun, 12pm-8pm. Tel: 03-9100-2895

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Friday, September 23, 2016

Tenmaya, Hana Yuzen, Kotaro Sushi & Moriawase Bento

This low-key eatery is a decent destination for diving into a Japanese dinner of comfort carbs - a rice roll stuffed with foie gras, a bowl of rice topped with tuna belly & sea urchin, & a hot-pot of rice mixed with mushrooms & truffle oil, all capably prepared.

Tenmaya, Nexus Bangsar South, Kuala Lumpur

 Hana Yuzen's selection of maki - some stuffed with eel & avocado, others with salmon sashimi, fruits & fish floss - qualify as passable, though based on these sushi rolls alone, it's impossible to build a case for this Subang restaurant as a should-visit.

Hana Yuzen, SS15 Subang, Selangor

Kotaro may be a cautionary tale on how Japanese joints that aspire to impress must more robustly examine the strength of their produce & chefs, especially with a menu that raises expectations by offering Wagyu beef sushi & Sakura shrimp rolls.

Kotaro Sushi, Pearl Point Shopping Mall, Old Klang Road, Kuala Lumpur

A meal at Moriawase may comprise a sashimi bento, soft-shell crab spring roll, cherry tomatoes stuffed with crab meat, tuna-packed rice paper rolls, & lemongrass-grilled salmon - it's a struggle however to summon up compliments for these creations.

Moriawase Bento, Oasis Square, Ara Damansara, Selangor

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