Top 5 fine dining Christmas menus in Kuala Lumpur


December 10, 2014 | BY Calvin Chong

Time to kick off your traditional notion and take a chance with alternative Christmas menus from Japanese, Mexican and Chinese cuisine.

With Christmas a hop, skip and a step away, the whole town is abuzz with preparations for the holidays from Christmas gift shopping to reserving your Christmas turkey for those having a home-cooked dinner. For a hassle-free Christmas celebration, it's always better to opt for dining out at some of the fine dining restaurants in Kuala Lumpur.

However, instead of the conventional Christmas menu, many chefs have created new exciting variations to excite your festive palate like Tanzini's hidden turkey menu or Nobu Kuala Lumpur's Omakase-styled menu. No matter which you pick, you are assured that they are no short of decadence and joy.

Read on for the top 5 unconventional Christmas menus in Kuala Lumpur:

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Nobu Kuala Lumpur
Come Christmas, the expected items on the menu would be turkey, ham and eggnog, but if you're looking for something unique and oriental, then the Japanese omakase-style dinner at Nobu is just right for you. Happening for one day only on Christmas eve, Nobu will be serving a special Christmas Omakase menu featuring a starter trio, assorted sushi, seared toro sashimi salad, grilled jumbo shrimp with butter and braised wagyu cheek with truffle. Also, try the Champagne 95 - a Nobu signature cocktail made with orange liqueur, peach schnapps, pineapple puree and the finest champagne.

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Tanzini at GTower
Those who do not quite fancy a full-on turkey roast might want to look towards Tanzini this festive season. Chef Eugene Lee has cleverly crafted a menu that puts to use every part of the turkey, without you actually having to catch a glimpse of the bird. Its 4-course Christmas set menu utilises turkey in its whole, but hidden from sight, with dishes like Turkey skin-wrapped prawns, spring chicken stuffed with turkey confit and butternut squash soup cooked with turkey stock.

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Mandarin Grill at Mandarin Oriental Hotel Kuala Lumpur
For both Christmas Eve and Christmas day, enthusiastic diners, looking for a delectable menu to celebrate the holidays, can head down to Mandarin Grill. From foie gras parfait laced with Sichuan pepper to chestnut-flavoured soup and curry flavoured poached salmon, diners will be rewarded with a night of wondrous delicacies that starts and ends with blasts of heart-warming Aisian-inspired flavours.

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Fuego at Troika Sky Dining
This Christmas we can't think of a more scenic place to have dinner than Fuego at Troika Sky Dining. Fast becoming the dining destination of choice, the restaurant has also prepared a special festive menu that will be available only for the month of December. Look forward to Fuego's delicious South American flavours including the signature freshly made guacamole, grilled ox tongue, cuttle fish and Malabar snapper ceviche and much more. For dessert, a peanut butter yule log with caramel banana ice cream will tie the whole meal together for the perfect sweet ending.

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Lafite at Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur
The pioneer French restaurant returns to its expertise in fine and elegant dining this Christmas with a special 7-course menu that will make your Christmas Eve and Christmas Day dinner an affair to remember. This year, Chef de cuisine Jean-Philippe Guiard has crafted a special menu featuring foie gras, caviar, oyster, lobster, truffle and wagyu beef for a dinner that is unarguably luxe and scrumptious.


(Photos courtesy of all respective restaurants)

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