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Digest10 Merdeka-Inspired Menus & Specialities To Sample This Long Weekend

10 Merdeka-Inspired Menus & Specialities To Sample This Long Weekend

Photo: Courtesy of Nobu KL
Photo: Courtesy of Nobu KL
By Syameen Salehaldin
By Syameen Salehaldin
August 26, 2019
Celebrate Independence Day with these culinary specials; what better time to café hop than the upcoming 3-day weekend?

1/10Tujo

Photo: Courtesy of Tujo
Photo: Courtesy of Tujo
Photo: Courtesy of Tujo
Photo: Courtesy of Tujo
Photo: Courtesy of Tujo
Photo: Courtesy of Tujo

Tujo is currently handcrafting cocktails and mocktails containing our nation's favourite chocolate malt powder: Milo. Pair your Milotini or Milosaurus with Malaysian dishes such as short rib nasi lemak, Wagyu char kway teow, an ayam percik platter or the Malaysiana Pizza. You’ll finish your meal feeling grateful for our nation's abundance of delicious dishes.

DATE

August 15 - September 16, 2019 from 5pm onwards. 

PRICES

Milotini RM10++ ; Milosaurus RM5++ with purchase of Malaysian dishes in the menu. 

Tujo | Ascott Kuala Lumpur, 9 Jalan Pinang, Kuala Lumpur | 012-210 3055 

See Also: ATAS Modern Malaysian Eatery Changes The Way We See Local Ingredients 

 

2/10Crystal, The St Regis Kuala Lumpur

Photo: Courtesy of St. Regis KL
Photo: Courtesy of St. Regis KL
Photo: Courtesy of St. Regis KL
Photo: Courtesy of St. Regis KL

Crystal, the rooftop restaurant at the St Regis Kuala Lumpur, honours Merdeka Day, Malaysia Day and Malaysia 2020 with a 6-course menu themed 'Malaysiaku: A Reimagined Malay Heritage.' The extension of the hotel's 'Warisan Melayu' dinner takes diners on a culinary journey of flavourful dishes from Malaysia's 14 states. Think smoked crab otak-otak from Johor, honey jackfruit mousse inspired by Pahang's heritage dish, gula Melaka onde-onde from Malacca, and Perak’s beef short ribs rendang tok.

DATE

August 30, September 12 and once a month thereafter.

PRICES

RM 322++ per pax (15% discount for Marriot Bonvoy members, and all CIMB, HSBC and Maybank card holders). 

Crystal at The St. Regis Kuala Lumpur  |  6 Jalan Stesen Sentral 2, Kuala Lumpur Sentral, Kuala Lumpur  |  03-2727 6666  | Online Reservations

 

3/10Nobu Kuala Lumpur

Photo: Courtesy of Nobu KL
Photo: Courtesy of Nobu KL
Photo: Courtesy of Nobu KL
Photo: Courtesy of Nobu KL
 

The Glorious Malaya Omakase, a distinctive 7-course meal, sees festive specialities such as Seared Toro with Caviar; Nobu Style Sushi; Arctic Char Wasabi Palm Sugar; and Wagyu with Nori Crema. End your night with the refreshing Monk Fruit Mousse, a concoction of coconut ice cream with vanilla sponge and monk fruit jelly. Stunning panoramic views of the KL skyline promise a memorable dinner.

DATE

August 1 - 31, 2019

PRICES

RM500++ per pax

Nobu Kuala Lumpur  |  Menara 3 Petronas Tower, Level 56, KLCC, Kuala Lumpur  |  03-2164 5084  | Online Reservations

Throwback To: The Grand Opening Of Nobu Kuala Lumpur

4/10Souled Out

Photo: Courtesy of Souled Out
Photo: Courtesy of Souled Out
 

Treat yourself to a cocktail cum dessert at all Souled Out outlets this Merdeka. The Bailey’s Cendol, a revamped version of Souled Out's coffee cocktail, takes the innovative route by drawing inspiration from one of Malaysia's favourite desserts. Key ingredients include Bailey’s Irish Cream and cendol, making for the perfect combination of sweet and boozy. If creamy cocktails aren't your thing, opt for a refreshing Merdeka special, the Mahsuri Mojito.

DATE

Now until September 16, 2019 

PRICES

Bailey's Cendol, RM15 per bowl or RM25 for two bowls; Mahsuri Mojito, RM21

Souled Out | Locations in Kuala Lumpur, Bangsar South, Ampang and Kota Kinabalu

See Also: Malaysia First Underwater Restaurant To Open In 2024

 

5/10A Little Farm On The Hill

Photo: Courtesy of A Little Farm On The Hill
Photo: Courtesy of A Little Farm On The Hill
Photo: Courtesy of A Little Farm On The Hill
Photo: Courtesy of A Little Farm On The Hill

Take a scenic drive to A Little Farm On The Hill for a scrumptious British-style Sunday roast. The highlight of the meal? Six-hour smoked beef short ribs smothered in horseradish sauce and served with a side of pickles. Also on the menu are roasted organic chicken with sage and rosemary, potato and pumpkin mash, and fresh salads using greens from the farm itself. Don't mind the farm's friendly dogs!

DATE

September 1, 2019 from 12.30pm to 4pm. 

PRICES

RM330 per adult; RM190 per child

A Litte Farm On The Hill  |  Lot 161, Tanarimba Janda Baik Persiaran Endorang, Bukit Tinggi, Bentong, Pahang  |  09-233 0194 | Make A Reservation

 

6/10The Loaf

Photo: Courtesy of The Loaf
Photo: Courtesy of The Loaf

Celebrate another year of Merdeka with The Bunga Raya, a danish filled with smooth pastry cream and decorated with strawberry powder and jackfruit. Don't overlook the Seri Muka or the Green Jack Ice Blended, both of which are infused with aromatic pandan. For non-sweet tooths, feast on The Loaf's ayam masak merah (chicken cooked with dried chillies and sambal) as well as the udang masak lemak nanas (prawns and pineapple in turmeric coconut milk).

DATE

August 5 to September 30, 2019

PRICES

Ranges from RM8.20 to RM32

The Loaf  | Pavillion KL, Sunway Pyramid, Nu Sentral, IOI City Mall, Langkawi Perdana Quay, Langkawi Cenang Plaza | 03-9282 8995

7/10Hubba

Photo: Courtesy of Hubba
Photo: Courtesy of Hubba

Round up your friends or family members for a meal at Hubba to share the likes of ayam pongteh, seafood char kway teowkampung fried rice or beef rendang this Merdeka and Malaysia Day. In conjunction with these celebrations, Hubba is also offering 2 special beverages; the Espresso Martini and Milosaurus are at special prices if you purchase any of aforementioned dishes.

DATE

August 15 - September 16, 2019

PRICES

Espresso Martini RM10++ ; Milosaurus RM5++ upon purchase of a Malaysian dish. 

Hubba | Level G, Seni Mont Kiara, 2A Changkat Duta Kiara, Kuala Lumpur | 012-205 0442

8/10Marimbar

Photo: Courtesy of Marimbar
Photo: Courtesy of Marimbar

Flaunting luscious greenery, tropical vibes and a stunning skyline, Marimbar is the place to be this Merdeka season, especially if you're hoping to catch the midnight fireworks. Merdeka Day specials include the Asamarimbar Laksa, a cocktail inspired by Penang assam laksa. Infused with Martell Noblige Cognac, asam jawa, Pernod aniseed liqueur, assam laksa syrup, and a trio of juices (pineapple, grapefruit and lime), it’s the perfect balance of sweet and savoury. 

DATE

Now until September 30, 2019

PRICES

RM53++ per drink

Marimbar | Level 35, Pinnacle PJ Tower A, Lorong Utara C, Pjs 52, Petaling Jaya, Selangor | 03-2386 6030 or reservations@marinisgroup.com

See Also: Marimbar The Highest Rooftop Bar In Petaling Jaya

 

9/10Marini's On 57

Photo: Courtesy of Marini's On 57
Photo: Courtesy of Marini's On 57

Marini’s On 57 has put its own twist on the cendol by inventing a whiskey-based cocktail inspired by the palm sugar-based dessert. Glenlivet 12 Years Sous Vide Pandan, Chartreuse Green, Angosturo bitters, heavy cream, syrup, cincau, red bean and corn add up to a Malaysian-inspired cocktail that's both unique and flavourful. 

DATE

Now until September 17, 2019

PRICES

RM48++ per drink 

Marini's On 57 | Level 57, Menara 3 Petronas, Persiaran KLCC, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur | 03-2386 6030 | Online Reservations

See Also: Marini's On 57 Throws Its 6th Birthday Bash

10/10myBurgerLab

Photo: Courtesy of myBurgerLab
Photo: Courtesy of myBurgerLab

On Merdeka Day, myBurgerLab will be giving out free cendol and teh tarik! Don't pass on the burger chain's iconic Nasi Lemak Ayam Rendang Burger either. Fried chicken, peanut butter, sambal, a runny egg, homemade rendang and crispy anchovies make for a messy but delicious homage to Malaysia.

DATE

September 1, 2019 

PRICES

Complimentary teh tarik and cendol are available while stocks lasts; Nasi Lemak Ayam Rendang Burger, RM19.50.

myBurgerLabSunway, Seaspark, OUG, Bangsar, Cyberjaya and Mytown Cheras |  010-369 5275

See Also: 10 Best-selling Burgers In Klang Valley

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