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Valentine’s Day 2022 Menu Reviews


Jio at The Roof, First Avenue Bandar Utama

I recently headed to Jio at The Roof Bandar Utama (located at First Avenue Bandar Utama) to try their Valentine’s Day 3-course dinner buffet which is priced at RM490++ per couple, and will be available on 13 and 14 February 2022. This special Valentine’s Day menu at Jio at The Roof will also feature live music performances, as well as fireworks at Stratosphere to set a romantic atmosphere.

The concept for the Valentine’s Day dinner at Jio at The Roof is somewhat different from other restaurants as it combines semi-buffet with a choice of a main for each person. This is ideal for big eaters like me and for those who like a variety of food.

The interior of Jio at The Roof provides a suitable backdrop for Valentine’s Day dinners and dating/ celebrations in Petaling Jaya. In fact, the evening we were there, there was a couple at the next table on a romantic date, as well as multiple birthday dinners!
My suggestion is that you book early and request a window table that overlooks Damansara.
My partner was pretty pleased with the table decor
The semi-buffet will encompass the appetisers and desserts. This mushroom soup is one of the popular dishes from Signature at The Hill and is one of my favourites. There’s just something so heartwarming and comforting about this soup. There will also be other appetisers such as salads, tapas, etc. etc.
Mains (choice of): Cheese Baked Lobster
Lobster, scallop, prawn, and caviar served with pasta marinara. This dish was simply loaded with umami flavours of the sea!
Black Angus Ribeye
Cooked to a tender medium, atop a bed of silky smooth mashed potatoes and roasted vegetables. This was certainly a hearty dish! (Just go easy on the roasted garlic!)
Baked Salmon & Scallop with Black Caviar
Perfectly cooked salmon, scallop, prawn topped with ebiko and black caviar, on a bed of asparagus. This was another seafood main dish that was bursting with umami flavours, and this main was actually my favourite main of the menu even though I usually prefer beef over seafood! (Yes, I was quite surprised with my choice too!)
So good that it deserves another photo!
Some of the desserts that will be available on 13 and 14 February 2022! I really enjoyed the chocolate brownie!
This was actually pretty good and most importantly – not overly sweet! Good combination of rich and piquant flavours!

Jio at The Roof is usually fully booked for Valentine’s Day therefore if you’re keen to celebrate this year there I’d suggest that you book early at https://www.tableapp.com/restaurant/jio-the-roof

Website: www.theroof.com.my
Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/jioattheroof
Address: Sky Level, First Avenue, Bandar Utama Damansara, 47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Telephone: 016-2291505 (wa.link/5leaux)

Don’t forget to snap a photo with your partner. This is what I personally think is the best angle but it can be rather challenging as this is the main walkway and there will usually be people in the background.

The Chow Kit Kitchen & Bar

The Chow Kit Kitchen & Bar is the warm heart of The Chow Kit boutique hotel – an open space designed to celebrate the spirit of open houses – where strangers become friends and friends become family over a shared meal. The dishes, crafted from spoken recipes passed down from generations, celebrate the multiculturalism of Malaysian cuisine, drawing from the north and south of Malaysia. The food is simple and delicious, celebrating the honest flavours of locally sourced produce, from local artisanal vendors and the nearby Chow Kit market.

This Valentine’s Day, you can spoil that special someone with a delectable meal at The Chow Kit Kitchen & Bar in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. The Valentine’s menu is priced at RM250++ per pax and features dishes such as a lobster served with Briyani rice, Beef Tenderloin and a Pan-Seared Giant Grouper with crispy skin.

If you’re looking for an even more romantic evening, dine in-room with the Lots of Love package at RM850, which includes the Valentine’s menu along with a bottle of wine (alcoholic or non-alcoholic) served in the privacy of your very own suite.

The Valentine’s menu and staycation package is available from 12 to 15 February 2022. Book your romantic staycation at https://www.thechowkit.com/grea…/lots-of-love-the-chow-kit

The lobby of The Chow Kit is tastefully designed
The blend of old and new was rather intriguing

You can opt to dine at Private @ The Chow Kit which offers more privacy
The welcome snack is crispy keropok with the hotel’s signature sambal merah and sambal hijau. Both went exceeding well with the keropok and was incredibly addictive. You can also bring home some sambal as they are sold in jars.
Mango Salsa Scallop


Mango Salsa Scallop

Sweet, tender seared sea scallop topped with salmon roe & spicy mango salsa

The scallop was nicely cooked and juicy. The heat from the spicy mango salsa is really something! Not for the uninitiated!

Crab in Beet Soup

Smoked Crab in Beet Soup

A smooth, roasted beetroot soup served with sweet, smoked crab meat

This was my favourite dish of the evening and my partner was also impressed. The combination of pretty presentation and sweet umami and seafood flavours from the smoked crab was balanced out perfectly by the beet soup.

Main (choice of)

Lobster with Nasi Briyani

Lobster with Nasi Briyani

Grilled, tender Sabah Spiny Lobster served with nasi briyani, pineapple pajeri and The Chow Kit’s signature house-made sambal merah

The Chow Kit’s signature sambals made an appearance again and I found myself not leaving any behind!


Beef Tenderloin Steak

Beef Tenderloin Steak

Grilled beef tenderloin seasoned with garlic & rosemary, served with creamy mash potatoes & rosemary jus


Giant Grouper with Nasi Ulam

Pan seared giant grouper with crispy skin, served with nasi ulam, turmeric gravy and The Chow Kit’s signature sambal merah

(No photo as we didn’t try this main.)

Decadent Chocolate Cake


Decadent Chocolate Cake

A chocolate sponge cake served with mixed fruits

Optional: Add on RM150 for beverage option

Choose from 1 bottle of Red Wine / White Wine / Rosé Wine/ Non-alcoholic Wine


4x The Chow Kit x Mizukami Cocktails (Moscow Mule / Calamansi Tom Collins / La Paloma / Gula Melaka Penicillin)

Address: 1012, Jalan Sultan Ismail 50100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Telephone/ WhatsApp: +603 2778 6688 or Whatsapp +6017 2567 489
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thechowkit
Website: https://www.thechowkit.com/eat-drink

Ask the friendly and helpful staff to take a nice photo

Photos were shot with the Vivo X70 Pro

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