These restaurants and cafes in KL are offering new additions to its menus.

We’ve been dining out for a couple of months now and while that has since brought forth a second wave of cases, it has led to us going back into the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO). However, we all know that it isn’t the everyday person dining out that caused this outbreak and we’re going to leave it at that.

With that said, we know many of you have been practising social physical distancing as well as regularly washing your hands, sanitising, and above all else, wearing a face mask. Now, back to the topic at hand.

These new additions to these restaurants and cafes in KL will surely hit the spot if you’re looking for something new to try. Nobu Kuala Lumpur is introducing its latest chef’s menu; Gin Rik Sha will be focusing on what it’s known for — Indian cuisine, and SOULed Out taps up celebrity chef, Sapna Anand.

Come with us as we take you on a journey through the latest additions to these restaurants, all of which we have personally experienced firsthand.

Chef’s Menu by Nobu Kuala Lumpur now comes with a meal and a show

We have long been a fan of Nobu Kuala Lumpur and all it has to offer — premium Japanese cuisine amidst a beautiful and modern setting with panoramic views. What more could one ask for? As for its latest Chef’s Menu by Nobu Kuala Lumpur, it’s now bringing a new element of its dining experience to your table — literally.

From 1st October to 30th November 2020, the Chef’s Menu by Nobu Kuala Lumpur will feature six courses at only RM398++ for two. This new menu features premium dishes like Angus beef and Alaskan king crab to name a few. Nobu-style sushi, as well as its signature moriawase sashimi, makes its way onto the menu as well.

What’s great about the Chef’s Menu by Nobu Kuala Lumpur is that some of your dishes will be prepared by your table. Watch as the chef graciously and gently preps the Alaskan king crab or even prep the sushi before your very eyes. It’s a meal and a show, only at Nobu Kuala Lumpur.

SOULed Out revamps its menu for the better

For as long as one can remember, SOULed Out has been a staple location in the heart of Hartamas. SOULed Out has always been known for its large and varied menu, carrying cuisines from all over the world to cater to its many guests, both locals and tourists alike.

All four SOULed Out locations will be changing up six of its classic offerings while permanently adding 32 new staple dishes to cater to its customers’ ever-evolving palate over the next few weeks. This new menu will be looking to offer a fusion of contemporary delicacies that can be enjoyed any time of the day, by everyone.

Celebrity chef, Sapna Anand will also be a part of this process, bringing with her 14 new dishes to the menu. Given her expertise in Indian cuisine as part of her Goan heritage, these new dishes will further expand on the restaurant’s Indian food selection.

Gin Rik Sha brings new modern Indian dishes to its menu

Nestled in Bukit Damansara, Gin Rik Sha has long had its share of regulars come to have a good time with its menu of Indian cuisine. Most, if not all of its dishes stem from the owner’s own recipes as well as her mother-in-law’s own traditional recipes. Blend that with other international cuisines, you get authentic flavours of India interpreted into other dishes that you might be familiar with.

During our time there, we got to try some new additions to Gin Rik Sha’s menu — allow us to break down our favourites. For starters, get the Mango Chicken Pappadom shaped like pai tee to begin your night. The pai tee shell is made from pappadom, giving the small bite a nice balance of crunch. Couple that with the spiciness of the chicken tikka and the sweetness of the mango, you have the perfect dish to whet your appetite. Another dish we truly enjoyed was the Pan Roasted Mutton Quesadilla, combining the best of the Indian and Mexican worlds. The roasted mutton filling is, in fact, the owner’s famous mutton varuval recipe encased in a soft tortilla and cushioned in creamy, delightful cheese. Believe us when we say each bite is heavenly, and that you’ll want a whole dish to yourself.

For our vegetarian friends, try the Vegie Bajjie Burger & Sweet Potato Fries. The burger patty is made from a combination of butternut squash, carrots, and other assorted vegetables. The unassuming star of the burger is the mango chutney that pulls the dish together with its sweet, jammy taste. To end your meal, be sure to get the Paneer Cheesecake with Fresh Figs, Crushed Pistachios & Organic Honey. Instead of regular cream cheese, this cake has been substituted with the classic fresh cheese that’s common to Indian cuisine: paneer. The resulting flavour is an interesting one with a milky aftertaste. One might think that a whole slice would be cloying, but that’s where the fresh figs come into play, adding a slight tartness to cut through the cheese, while the crushed pistachios add texture to the overall experience.

Wi-Liam Teh
Senior Writer
Wi-Liam is a geek at heart with a penchant for tattoos. Never without a drink in hand (preferably whisky, gin, or Guinness), he is also a writer by day and a keyboard warrior by night. On his day off, he masquerades as a streetwear and sneakerhead enthusiast while his bank account says otherwise.