10 Restaurants for Mighty Mussels in Kuala LumpurSean Yoong
August 6, 2015
1. Two Sons Bistro at Solaris Dutamas
Start with a steaming-hot pot of mussels – Two Sons offers a 450-gramme serving that’s notably well-priced for RM28 (three or four patrons could share this as a starter), especially since it comes with an all-you-can-eat free flow of garlic brioche or fries to soak up the sauce. What’s more, you can choose from 16 types of preparations (!) – our option was char-grilled with sweet paprika butter (flavoursome & fresh-tasting); others might prefer spiced tomato & beef chorizo, oregano & sour cream, celery & leek, sun-dried tomatoes & olive oil, turmeric lime butter, ginger & lemongrass, cheese-baked, bird’s-eye chilli & thyme, butter cream, Thai green curry or tom yum – the list goes on.
Address: A4-G2-8, Solaris Dutamas
2. Southern Rock Seafood at Bangsar
Mussel mania continues at Southern Rock Seafood, spiced up in a distinctively Asian fashion,soaked in laksa broth that’s not too fiery, allowing the freshness of these mussels to shine bright & clear.
Address: 32, Jalan Kemuja, Bangsar Utama
3. Interlude at Taman Tun Dr Ismail
The seafood spaghetti is a pleasant surprise, brimming with mussels, prawns& squid, blanketed in a beautifully briny Nantua sauce that really rounds out each mouthful in a satisfyingly creamy fashion.
Address: 50, Lorong Rahim Kajai 14, Taman Tun Dr Ismail
Read Review: 2015 Menu at Interlude, TTDI: Restaurant Review
4. Rendez-Vous at Bangsar
Mussels cooked in blue cheese prove to be a creamy, powerful-tasting combo, nicely accompanied by crispy-hot, moreish fries.
Address: 100 Lorong Maarof, Bangsar
Read Review: Rendez-Vous French Restaurant: Restaurant Review
5. The Sopranos at Old Klang Road
Chef Sergio is enthusiastic about his seafood, especially the blue mussels sauteed in a creamy-tangy white wine & cherry tomato sauce, served with dense farmer’s bread laced with morsels of pork ham & boiled egg white to mop up the gravy.
Address: 1st Floor, NewCom Club Building, Batu 5, Old Klang Road
6. La Creperie De Caroline at Bangsar
Photo courtesy of La Creperie De Caroline’s Facebook page
Time for a trilogy – You can choose three flavours of mussels at one go at this French-owned café, with options of white wine, cream, curry, or tomato & herbs.
Address: 33, Jalan Telawi 3, 59100 Bangsar
10. Lobbee Thai Connection at Empire Damansara
The star attraction at Lobbee is this gargantuan seafood tom yum noodle bowl that four customers can comfortably share – this Lobbee Combo (RM98) comprises hearty portions of mussels, lobster, king crab legs, salmon, squid & soft-boiled eggs with a choice of Thai instant noodles, kueyteow, flat noodles or vermicelli in a tangy-savoury broth.
Address: LG-07 (below Ground Floor), Empire Damansara, Damansara Perdana
8. Bait at Bangsar
Mussels that sing of the sea, poached in Sauternes, served with kitchen-made barley malt syrup for a extra little sweet kick.
Address: 65 Jalan Telawi 3, 59100 Bangsar
Read Review: 2015 Menu: Bait at Telawi, Bangsar
9. Hubba Hubba at Lorong Ceylon
For folks seeking hearty fare, creamy comfort can be found in this tangy Portuguese-inspired rice with mussels, prawns, scallops, tomato & black olives.
Address: Ground Floor, Invito Hotel Suites, 1 Lorong Ceylon
10. Mercat at Bangsar
This is a seasonal special, so it’s not always available, but if you spot it on the menu, order the suquetpulpo – seafood stew that’s briny with mussels & octopus, richly flavoured with almonds, garlic & saffron.
Address: 51 Jalan Telawi 3, 59100 Bangsar
Read Review: Mercat Catalan at Telawi, Bangsar: Restaurant Review