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MIGF 2018 Menu at Samplings on the Fourteenth, Berjaya Times Square Hotel

[MIGF 2018]

Conne Lim Jen Yng


My partner in crime and I recently visited Samplings On The Fourteenth which is located at the East Tower on the 14th floor of Berjaya Times Square Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Since opening its doors in 2011, Samplings On The Fourteenth Restaurant is known as one of the fine-dining restaurants in the local dining scene and has won numerous awards (including many from MIGF), as it provides good service, an innovative menu, comfortable ambience, as well as a premium culinary experience. The restaurant’s main dining room seats 60 people with an addition of 2 private rooms that accommodates 8 and 12 guests respectively.

In conjunction with Malaysia International Gastronomy Festival 2018 (which runs from 1 t 30 September 2018), the restaurant is offering a fusion taste of local cuisine through its two (2) MIGF festival menus, which you can enjoy while taking in the view of the Kuala Lumpur skyline. The menus were designed by the restaurant’s chef de cuisine, Chef Val Murugan who has more than 24 years of experience in the culinary industry.

We got to try the (full) MIGF 2018 festival menu priced at RM268.00 nett which consisted of six (6) courses, and of course as food always goes well with wine, we added on some glasses of house wine as well which were pretty decent!





Lamb Satay, Chicken Dumpling, and Fish Tikka

A little something to whet the appetite with inclusion of Malay, Chinese and Indian Malaysian cuisines in accordance with this year’s festival theme – Muhibah Chefs!





Salmon Coquette with Truffle Cauliflower Mousse

Tian of Avocado, Prosciutto with Citrus Dressing

The contrast of flavours and textures in this dish was totally delightful and indicative of the care and effort Chef Val put into coming up with the menu. The creamy avocado perfectly complemented the crispy salmon coquette, while the cauliflower mousse with whiffs of truffle added a touch of luxury to the dish!



Consomme of Morel Mushroom

Foie Gras Jelly, Dry Sherry

A French of cooking soup which uses egg white to remove the oil. I actually prefer a consomme as opposed to those cream laden soups which can be rather cloyingly rich after a few mouthfuls. This one was light, yet immensely flavourful, with just a tinge of piquancy from the dry sherry, while the foie gras jelly perfectly complemented the earthy flavours of the consomme!




Smoked Duck

Rainbow Lotus Root, Tomato Jam and Peas Froth

The bright colours and the beautiful presentation of this dish made this the most Instagrammable dish of the menu! As smoked duck is one of my all time favourite ingredients, I enjoyed every mouthful, relishing the different flavours coming together to create an elegant and refined entrée.





Red Dragon

Balsamic Strawberry Crusted

I don’t really post palate cleansers/ sorbets, however I thought the presentation of this one was really attention grabbing!



Confit of Red Mullet

Eggplant Rouille with Bouillabaisse Essence, Parsnip Puree

This dish looks deceptively simple however the flavours are definitely not! The delicately cooked red mullet was matched with an eggplant rouille with bouillabaisse, with some parsnip puree to brighten the flavours. She enjoyed this one but I was looking forward to the…



Broiled M7 Ribeye Provencal

Gratinated Raclette Asparagus Risotto, Legumes and Madeira Jus

OH YEAH! MARBLING 7 WAGYU RIBEYE! This beauty was so tender and flavourful, it was like eating a slice of heaven! The raclette risotto was good too – rich and creamy! We paired this dish with a full-bodied red wine but to be honest, it really didn’t need it as it was accompanied by Madiera jus. But heck, a good steak with red wine is one of my favourite pairings!





Pistachio Surprise

Accompanied by Tahina Ice-cream

Break open the box to reveal a pistachio cake! My favourite part of this dessert though was the Tahina ice cream!



End the meal with complimentary Coffee or Tea and Chocolate Pralines


Also available is the MIGF 2018 Light Menu (below) priced at RM168 nett per pax.

We didn’t try this though as we were too full from the menu above.





Salmon and Tuna Carpaccio

Pickled and Avocado Dressing 


Chick Pea Puree

Ricotta Cheese with Chicken Dumplings


Red Dragon

Balsamic Strawberry Crusted


Medallion of Cod

Soya Garlic Crusted, Legumes, Potato and Clam Jus


Roasted Lamb Rack

Spinach Polenta with Legumes, Orange Balsamic Glazed


Spiced Mango Parfait

Coconut Sago

End the meal with complimentary Coffee or Tea and Chocolate Pralines



The MIGF 2018 menu at Samplings on the Fourteenth is among the value for money festival menus this year! Couple that with the ambience and it makes for a romantic evening with your partner without breaking the bank.

That being said, don’t be a cheapskate and do add on some wine to go along with your meal. There are also some festival offers for customers of Volvo, Boost, Standard Chartered Bank, Malaysia Airlines Enrich and Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad.


Samplings on the Fourteenth is located at:

14th Floor, Berjaya Times Square Hotel,

1, Jalan Imbi,

55100 Kuala Lumpur,



Telephone: +60 (3) 2117 8000 ext. 8131

Website: http://www.berjayahotel.com/kualalumpur

Email: bth.samplings@berjayahotel.com

Operation Hours: From 6.30pm to 10.30pm and is closed on Sundays and Public Holidays


For more info on MIGF, head over to http://www.migf.com/


Thanks for having us!


1 comment on “MIGF 2018 Menu at Samplings on the Fourteenth, Berjaya Times Square Hotel

  1. Pingback: MIGF 2018 Awards & Celebration Finale – timchew.net

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