New Lip-Smacking Menus to Try this Month

Treat your tummy and your tastebuds to the best of gastronomy this month.

Cleanse your palate, everyone—we’re going to take you on some of the best dining excursions of the month. From the inventive creations that couple storytelling with top-tier decadence at Hilton Kuala Lumpur Graze to a literal golden duck at W Hotel’s Yen, you’re going to want to snag a spot at these restaurants and savour these new menus in July 2023.

Don’t forget to bookmark this story as well, as we will continue to add more yummy treats to the list throughout the month.

Nespresso Congo Organic-infused Tai Tai Afternoon Tea Set 

The Nespresso Professional Limited Edition Congo Organic coffee makes a comeback, and you will have the opportunity to try it out in a special afternoon tea set at M Resort & Hotel Kuala Lumpur. Named the Tai Tai Afternoon Tea Set, guests will be able to enjoy delectable savoury and sweet treats, with a select few boasting Congo coffee-infused elements.

Take the scones, for example, which are served alongside a Nespresso Congo organic coffee-infused chantilly cream, or the steamed mantao with duck confit and jus infused with the same organic coffee. Even the katsu sando in the tea set comes with a coffee bun—just to keep things on the same flavour spectrum. 

Aside from the afternoon tea set, there are also three additional a-la-carte dishes that feature a Nespresso Congo Organic infusion: Quackling Delight, Ter-rib-fic, and Wooly Wonder. The afternoon tea set will be available for a month beginning June 15th, 2023, while the three a-la-carte dishes will only be available until June 30th, 2023. 

Make your reservation here

Price: MYR138

Address: M Resort & Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Jalan Damansara, Bukit Kiara, 60000 Kuala Lumpur

Opening Hours: Daily, 12 pm to 4 pm

Nadodi’s Nostalgia Menu 

Nadodi has finally moved to its new home at the Four Seasons Kuala Lumpur. For the uninitiated, the restaurant’s name is a tribute to nomadic tribes from Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and Jaffna, who were the early settlers to Malaysia. Serving authentic South Indian and Sri Lankan food, the 10-course Nostalgia Menu is an immaculate culinary experience. 

The night starts with bite-sized street favourites to whet your palate—The Trio and the Street Staplers—assortments including Ambuthiyal Roll, Chettinad Choux, and Idli & Samba, to name a few. Not forgetting the “Yesterday”—a breakfast bowl inspired by the traditional “pazhaya soru”. If you like seafood for dinner, the mains are a call from the deep sea. From Sanriku Coast scallops and succulent Carabineros, to picante Crabsome and threadfin served with piquant black garlic. 

No Indian cuisine is complete without a hearty mutton dish and fragrant biryani. The pressed lamb neck—the “Break A Neck” on the menu—is a thick cut of lamb served with carrot and saffron purée on the side that enhances the taste, texture and visual appeal. The Nomad’s Globe—a biryani dish—comes in a triple-tier presentation, along with sides like tempered Kyuri Patchadi and crispy crunchy Murukku. 

For all the sweet tooth, The Palm Trees is the highlight. Break the top layer of Lodoicea & Palm crackling, you will be blessed with a spoon full of Toddy ice cream and Kopara sponge that is refreshing and exquisite. Finishing with a bang indeed. 

Do consider pairing your meal with the wine-pairing menu that changes regularly, including some of the vintages from Nadodi’s extensive wine list. Remember to drop your allergy concerns beforehand and the trusty kitchen crew will craft the dishes accordingly. 

Make your reservation here

Price: MYR790++

Address: Level 7A, Four Seasons Hotel, Jalan Ampang, City Centre, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur 

Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday, 6pm to 10 pm 

Graze’s Banquet of Hoshena Menu 

After making the rounds in the international food scene, from London to Dubai, and picking up rave reviews along the way, Banquet of Hoshena has found its new home in Graze Hilton Kuala Lumpur. The restaurant is the first in Asia Pacific to host the immersive 3D dining adventure where gastronomy and storytelling collide in a feast for the senses.

Against the backdrop of a mystical land called Hoshena, where kings, queens, and fairies roam free on the table and on the walls, an eight-course menu crafted to correspond with the storyline is served. Among the highlights here are the Fried Sicilian Lobster Arancini, Australian Wagyu MBS 6 Beef Medallion, and Poached Chilean Black Cod. 

A complete vegetarian menu is available upon request.

Make your reservation here

Price: MYR450++

Address: Hilton Kuala Lumpur, Jalan Stesen Sentral, Kuala Lumpur Sentral, 50470 Kuala Lumpur

Opening Hours: Monday to Friday, 12 pm to 2.30 pm

Chinese Classics Redefined at Yen

Executive Chinese Chef of W Kuala Lumpur Chef Tan Kim Weng has whipped up another stellar bill of fare that further testifies to Yen’s expertise in delivering Chinese and Cantonese cuisines with fusion twists. Offering no less than 23 options made with premium ingredients, the new menu promises the most discerning diners a burst of flavours, textures, and colours. 

The must-try dishes here include the Braised Premium Fish Maw with Chicken Sauce and Air Dried Caviar on top, and Pan-fried Japan Miyazaki Beef with Asparagus, Tomatoes, and Oyster Mushroom. You also can’t go wrong with one of the restaurant’s signature dishes, The Golden Duck, which is universally beloved for its rich flavour, moist duck meat, and crispy duck skin. 

Do note that the restaurant will be closed from 2nd July to 12th July for renovations and will reopen on 13th July.

Make your reservation here

Address: W Hotel, Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur

Opening Hours: Daily, 11 am to 2.30 pm, and 6 pm to 10 pm

Krug x Lemon Degustation Menu

Every year, Krug Champagne challenges its chef ambassadors to create a pairing menu that pays homage to a single ingredient. This year, that ingredient is the humble lemon, and we got to try an exquisite pairing menu by Malaysia Krug Ambassade Chef James Won at his restaurant, Shin’Labo by James Won. The six-course degustation menu features hints of lemons that have been designed to pair with both the Krug Grande Cuvée and Krug Rosé.

Among the standout dishes we tried from this degustation menu included the aged kanpachi served alongside a citron ponzu sauce, which was made in-house at Shin’Labo. It has been aged for a year since the restaurant first opened, and we had the opportunity to be one of the first few to try the sauce. The citron ponzu drew out flavours from the aged kanpachi sashimi that you would not be able to taste in the fish alone. Its delicate flavours went famously with the Krug Rosé 26ème Edition.

Meanwhile, kiku chawanmushi entrée was another stellar dish topped with caviar, miso lemon tuille, and fermented lemon dashi. The creamy dish was accented with saltiness from the caviar and a zesty, freshness from the lemon that paired perfectly with the Krug Grande Cuvée 170ème Edition. 

But enough of us waxing lyrical about the degustation menu—try it for yourself.

Make your reservation here

Address: Shin’Labo, LaLaport Bukit Bintang City Centre, Jln Hang Tuah, Bukit Bintang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur

Opening Hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 11 am to 12 am