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Five Restaurants To Check Out This Weekend

Here is a definitive guide for where to eat in the Klang Valley! Our resident foodie has decided after a great deal of deliberation and tasting. These are some truly unique and delectable options if you are mulling over where to eat over the weekend.

Bold & Modern
Manmaru means circular or round in Japanese and it describes the restaurant’s holistic approach to modern Japanese cuisine. In keeping with its core ‘circular’ philosophy, Manmaru was purposely conceived as an all-encompassing food and beverage brand that can deliver different culinary concepts and multi-sensorial dining experiences, all designed to complement the chosen location and to charm customers. Manmaru may just be a game-changer in the Japanese dining world, as it prides itself in creating unique experiences and uses only the freshest and carefully handpicked ingredients to produce a wholesomely delicious yet reasonably priced menu. Opened in the all-new Atria Shopping Mall, its avant-garde interior design and distinct robatayaki concept is a blatant departure from the usual blond wood and Japanese kitsch repertoire.
Manmaru Robatayaki & Bar, G-26 Atria Shopping Mall, Jalan SS22/23, Damansara Jaya, Petaling Jaya, Selangor. +603 7733 1038.

Breath of Fresh Air
Concealed in the same building as The Signature Suites, The Forum is an exquisite breath of fresh air amidst the hustle and bustle of Desa Sri Hartamas, providing a beautiful array of food and a great space to take a break. Helmed by the folks behind The Signature’s Proof Café, this place is bound to be a huge hit with the Instagramers in the months ahead. Serving modern feel-good fare like pan-fried Norwegian salmon with couscous, green lentils, charred corn, with dill and lemon aioli which makes substantial use of very fresh produce, while also offering different textures and well-balanced flavours. Our favourites include the mushroom risotto, herb-crusted chicken, waffles and their lobster bisque. If you are looking for something sweet, The Forum has an inventive selection of desserts which include cookies baked to order which are served with cold milk, rambutan granite and zucchini lime cake which is a moist delight with slightly tangy hints.
The Forum, Ground Floor, The Signature, Jalan Sri Hartamas 22, Desa Sri Hartamas, Kuala Lumpur. +603-6412-0833

Ten out of Ten
“Ten” means Heaven in Japanese, Ten Restaurant offers mouth-watering fusion of Japanese and French cuisines by highly acclaimed chefs that have cooked at some of Japan’s and Australia’s premium Japanese restaurants. The chefs at Ten would also personally handpick and source the finest ingredients for each dish to ensure uncompromising freshness, quality and taste. The ambiance is upscale, spacious and decorated in dark earthy tones enhanced with warm lighting which further adds luxury touches. Anticipate a great experience from the moment you step inside the restaurant, with effortlessly clean surroundings and an honest approach to stunningly crafted food. The establishment offers the ultimate Japanese fine dining gastronomic experience with a sushi bar counter, teppanyaki counter and private rooms which can accommodate all occasions. Ten also has a great selection of the finest sakes and a speciality pastry chef who crafts unbelievably delicious desserts.
Ten Japanese Fine Dining, A-G-1, The Marc Residence Ground Floor, 3 Jalan Pinang, Kuala Lumpur 50450. +603 2161 5999.

Pie Nation
Run by married duo, Patty & Pie isn’t your regular pizza pie shop! Moving from London to Malaysia was a huge life-changing decision for them to make but after experimenting recipes with family and friends they decided to manage their own restaurant. Being massive fans of burgers and pizzas, Nadal (the chef and significant other) came up with the concept, décor and menu that specialises in burgers and pizzas, with their ingredients all being halal and exceptionally fresh. Savour handmade Italian wood fired pizzas that are made using homemade dough that have been hand-stretched and tossed in front of your eyes. The pizzas are topped with your choice of robust tomato, cream or garlic sauce, mozzarella and a variety of toppings which include baba ganoush, spicy beef chorizo, goat’s cheese, roasted walnuts and more. Get ready for a sensational experience for your taste buds!
Patty & Pie, F-G-40, Jalan PJU 1/45, Aman Suria Damansara, 47301, Petaling Jaya. +6012 223 1009

Land of the Rising Sun
Flying all the way to Japan seems like a stretch to get your hands on fresh seafood, so Yamaguchi Fish Market inspired by Karato and Tsukiji Fish Market in Japan will bring you not only the highest quality ingredients but the energetic spirit of Japan’s vibrant market scene as well. Tanks filled with fresh catches, from seasonal fishes to uni and king crabs that guests can opt to dine-in and enjoy in a range of delicious styles or purchase the seafood at wholesale prices. Diners will delight in signature dishes which include sashimi and grilled seasonal seafood platter, salt baked tai fish, oyster taster platter, seafood nabemono and more. Yamaguchi also offers Gekkeikan Sake, one of the world’s leading sake brands which produces naturally brewed sake by combining culture and sophistication with tradition and novelty. Come for the delicious seafood, and top quality sake and stay for the remarkable view of Kuala Lumpur.
Yamaguchi Fish Market, No. 16, Jalan Kampung Pandan, 55000 Kuala Lumpur. +6012 268 2816. 

by: Adeline Tan