10 Restaurants with Creative Local Fruit Recipes in KL and SelangorSean Yoong
July 9, 2015
1. Swich at Atria Shopping Gallery for CEMPEDAK Ice Cream Cake
Ice cream cakes, born of a mother’s love: Swich founder Cheng Cheng’s two sons enjoy ice cream cakes, but she wanted to create the best version possible. Plated to order on evocative tableware, Swich’s own-made ice cream comprises Johor-origin cempedak fruit on a dense chiffon base – compellingly luscious, blessed with a potent fragrance & mellow flavour, lovely in both texture & taste. It’s the latest hit at Swich’s newest branch in Atria Shopping Gallery.
Address: Atria Shopping Gallery
2. Breadfruits at Desa Sri Hartamas for Pork Chop with PAPAYA Salad
Breadfruits recently introduced a new dinner menu, and the crowds have been buzzing over this pork chop cooked with sage & thyme, with a side of grilled papayas drizzled with passion fruit & wild honey apple cider coleslaw.
Address: 17, Jalan 26/70A, 50480 Desa Sri Hartamas
3. The Bar at Empire Damansara for MANGOSTEEN Rum Cocktail
Fruit cocktails are a speciality here; our best-loved mangosteen makes an admirable appearance, its tasty-sweet essence mixed with rum.
Address: 112, Empire Damansara, Heritage Lane
4. Frisky Goat at Taman Tun Dr Ismail for Chicken & WATERMELON Salad
We love this crunchy, lightly spicy Asian salad of spring onions, coriander & chillies, tossed with watermelon & toasted almond flakes, topped with crispy-juicy fried chicken.
Address: 72, Jalan Burhanudin Helmi, Taman Tun Dr Ismail
Read Review: 2015 Menu: Frisky Goat, TTDI
5. Bingsu in Damansara Uptown for DURIAN & MANGO Bingsu
Two beloved fruits combine forces for a power-packed dessert: This Korean shaved ice speciality showcases sliced D24 durian & mango – both sweet & juicy – though the shining star is the topping of luscious durian ice cream by an independent local producer.
Address: 28 Jalan SS 21/35, Damansara Utama
Read Review: Bingsu at Damansara Uptown: Restaurant Review
6. Eat Me in Bangsar for Ricotta Pancakes with BANANAS & Honeycomb Butter
Made from scratch in Eat Me’s kitchen: Ricotta milk batter pancakes, light & fairly fluffy, with honeycomb butter, maple syrup & a sweet row of sliced bananas.
Address: 23, Jalan Telawi 2, 59100 Bangsar Baru
7. The Point in Damansara Heights for Fried Quail with COCONUT Tamarind Sauce
For fowl that’s tackled with flair & finesse, we’re fans of the fried quail with ravishingly nuanced Asian risotto, cucumber-mint salad & tangy coconut tamarind sauce.
Address: No. 122, First and Second Floor, Jalan Kasah, Damansara Heights
8. Kafe Vietnam in Puchong for CIKU Ice-Blended
We can’t say enough good things about this ciku ice-blended (no surprise, since it’s actually our favourite fruit), rich, smooth & natural-tasting.
Address: 1 Jalan Puteri 4/1, Bandar Puteri Puchong
Read Review: Kafe Vietnam at Puchong: Restaurant Review
9. T.B.F. at Kota Damansara for NANGKA Tom Yum Fried Rice
Here’s a playful pleasure: Nangka-topped tom yam fried rice with lots of accompaniments, including chicken wing, prawns, squid, crackers, pickles & a sunny-side-up.
Address: Ground Floor, Sunway Giza, 2, Jalan PJU 5/14
10. The Red Beanbag in Solaris Dutamas for Smooshie RAMBUTAN, COCONUT & PINEAPPLE Juice
Smooshie is the go-to name for juices that make marvellous use of our country’s bounty of fruits. Its blends are seasonal – one of the public’s perennial favourites is the combination of Rambutan, Coconut & Pineapple.
Address: A4-1-08, Solaris Dutamas, Jalan Dutamas 1,
Read Review: Review: The Red Beanbag