Thursday, May 4, 2017

Trace @ Element Kuala Lumpur

KL's latest hotel, Element by Westin, boasts a flagship restaurant with a polished sheen & pleasing spaciousness, bolstered by a 40th-level view of the Twin Towers & their surroundings. The food builds on that positive first impression, from a playfully nuanced spiced butternut squash soup, made special with a trinity of blue swimmer crab meat, candied apple slices & Madras-inspired curry ice cream (RM22), to nasi lemak kelapa dara constructed of top-flight components, including fluffy, flavoursome rice steamed with extra virgin coconut oil, teamed with tiger prawn sambal, chicken roulade rendang & juicy Japanese cucumbers (RM38), to an intriguing dessert of carrot lava cake in lieu of the comparatively trite chocolate (RM26). Partner with a Tuscan red wine (RM30 by the glass) & well-mixed Sazerac cocktail (RM28) for a solid dinner. Service is unfailingly friendly.

Trace Restaurant & Bar
Element by Westin, Ilham Tower, 8 Jalan Binjai, Kuala Lumpur. Tel: 03-2771-3345

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6 comments:

  1. Any place where there's nasi lemak, I'd want to give it a try - that's their acid test.

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    1. Suituapui: i can't resist a good nasi lemak either ;)

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  2. Whoa...talk about spaciousness and this one really delivers in that respect! ;) I don't even know of this new hotel (this must be very near Ra-Ft). I've had savoury ice cream paired with salad (I'm not so sure if the combo works though)...and now soup (I'm wondering what the combo of curry ice cream with butternut squash tastes like)! ^_*

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    1. Contact.ewew: you're right, it's pretty much across the road from ra.ft ;) i think the ice cream adds an interesting dimension to the soup, in flavour, texture and also the experience is just dunking the ice cream into the soup :)

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  3. Wow! The view is fabulous with a chic & posh ambiance.

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    1. Twilight Man: yep, this place will have its admirers! ;)

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