August 9th, 2022
Review: Barbecue Garden at Life Centre
No Longer in Operation.
Perched on the rooftop of Life Centre, the newly launched Barbecue Garden is a leafy outdoor oasis where customers can feast on grilled meat and seafood in the shadow of the Kuala Lumpur Tower.
Arrestingly atmospheric, the alfresco area is among the city’s most unique dining venues, ideal for chilling out on breezy nights.
From the Grill
Here’s the drill for the grill: It’s a DIY barbecue with an ‘a la carte’ menu that supplies a sweeping selection at reasonable prices.
The best bets: Lemongrass-marinated wild boar (RM14+) and five-spice venison (RM18+), both packing plenty of flavour.
Cinnamon-grilled chicken wings (RM6+ for three), finger-lickin’ very-good.
Succulent skewers: Beef-wrapped sugarcane (RM17+ for six) and peanut pork satay (RM5+).
Squid with peanut sauce and lemon leaf chicken. What makes Barbecue Garden extra-worthwhile is that its food is not only unique but undeniably tasty, beautifully marinated with lovely nuances.
Spice-rubbed pork ribs and Vietnamese-style braised eggplant, the latter a nod to the roots of the Barbecue Garden franchise, which has multiple branches in Ho Chi Minh City.
Painstaking to cook though; we could have used some wine and cocktails to help ease the effort (intoxication makes time fly), but those will only be available later this month. Thankfully though, service is fairly friendly here.
Finish on the nicest note: Barbecue Garden’s grilled bananas (RM4+) are pleasurably caramel-sweet, soft but not mushy.
Location and Contact Details:
Barbecue Garden Malaysia
Level 3 Rooftop, Life Centre, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur
Daily, 11am-2pm, 5pm-midnight.
Tel: 03 2181 8226