Dining Editor's Note

Editor’s Note – September 2020

[Editor’s Note]

Headed to Four Seasons Place in downtown Kuala Lumpur recently for “A Caviar Dining Experience” which was a collaboration by Poseidon Reserve, Malaysia Boleh! Local hawker food court, and Atlas Gourmet Market and Atlas Bistro.

The experience was inspired by a recent YouTube video by The Food Ranger where he featured a custom made 500 USD char kuey teow at Tiger Char Kuay Teow (skip to 15:00 if you only want to see that bit) which is located at 179, Lebuh Carnarvon, George Town, 10450 George Town, Pulau Pinang.

Poseidon Reserve at Four Seasons Place Kuala Lumpur is a collaboration between Charles Devan and Patrick Devendran of Ironwoods who hail from Sabah, and are importers of high-quality seafood, together with their childhood friend, Andy Hiew.

Poseidon Caviar & Seafood Bar was established in Atlas Gourmet, Four Seasons Place Kuala Lumpur to provide luxe seafood dishes in Malaysia, such as fresh oysters and caviar.

First up, we headed over to the Malaysia Boleh! Local hawker food court to try the char kuey teow topped with a (small) dollop of caviar (unlike the copious amounts of caviar in The Food Ranger’s video).

As such, sadly the gorgeous umami flavours of the caviar were totally overwhelmed and covered by the taste of the char kuey teow, and there wasn’t much discernable variance in taste or texture. 

Perhaps the caviar pizza at Atlas Bistro would fare better…

The freshly made and piping hot seafood pizza at Atlas Bistro looked really appetising, and tasted even better! The umami flavours of the dollops of caviar were complemented by the smoked salmon and seafood atop the crispy thin crust pizza. This was definitely a winning dish!

Poseidon Reserve, Malaysia Boleh! Local hawker food court, and Atlas Gourmet Market and Atlas Bistro are located at:

Level B1, The Shoppes at Four Seasons Place,

145, Jalan Ampang,

Kuala Lumpur City Centre,

50088 Kuala Lumpur,

Malaysia.


Bunglow37 Bangsar

We recently visited Bunglow37 to try their Tasting Menu which is priced at RM180 and is available for dinner. Bunglow37 is a standalone bungalow that has been converted into a restaurant and bar, with dining areas on the ground and first floors, and even a spacious event space at the side.

Parking is pretty convenient as there’s an open-air parking lot right next to Bunglow37.

The main dining room on the ground floor
The dining room on the first floor offers more privacy for diners
There’s also a bar serving cocktails, bottled beers, wines and liquor

Amuse Bouche
Oyster
Fresh premium Irish oyster with Wine Jelly

1st Course
Granny Smith Salad
Green apples salad served with blue cheese, dressed with sherry vinaigrette and sprinkle of pine nuts

2nd Course
Salmon Tartar
Raw salmon flavoured with secret condiment, a creamy salmon  mousse, served together with Lavash (flat whitebread)

3rd Course
Mushroom Potage
A thick and creamy mushroom soup with a dollop of cream,  truffle oil and sprinkled with porcini flakes.

4th Course Grouper
Pan seared grouper served with sautéed local greens, cappers and crispy soy bean skin, shoyu burnt butter, topped with dashi foam

Palate Cleanser

Main Course
Grass Fed Beef
Grilled Striploin and ‘sriracha’ honey glaze short rib, garnish with homemade mash potato and sauteed mushrooms, served with beef jus

Pre Dessert
Calpis Sorbet
Cultured milk sorbet, topped with Ginger Flower, Earl Grey tea jelly, and Longan

Grand Dessert
Chocolate Cremeux
Rich, creamy and thick chocolate dessert with Orange Tuile, pistachio, Smoked Sale

We were pretty impressed by the number of courses! Definitely enough even for a big eater like me. The Tasting Menu at Bunglow37 is a very affordable menu to celebrate a special occasion with your partner if you’re not looking to blow a huge hole in your wallet. There are also house wines that are affordably priced. This (rather hidden) establishment is located just down the road from Bangsar Utama and just five minutes away from the Telawi area in Bangsar Baru.

Bunglow37 is located at:

37, Jalan Abdullah, off Jalan Bangsar,

59000 Kuala Lumpur,

Malaysia.

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About Tim Chew

Managing Editor and Founder of MHB Digital - http://mhbdigital.com More than 15 years of media, marketing, and management experience with various media owners and publishers.

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