Songket Restaurant @ Jalan Yap Kwan SengSunday, December 04, 2011
Songket is a hand-wowen fabric in silk or cotton, and intricately patterned with gold or silver thereads that stand out against the backgroun cloth to create a shimmeting effect.
As for Songket Restaurant which located at Jalan Yap Kwan Seng is a fine-dining Malay restaurant with a modern twist. There focus on outstanding Malay food with the fresh ingredients in an elegant restaurant with a sophisticated ambience.
At Songket, they delight the guests with a menu inspired from traditional Malay specialties, live traditional Malay entertainment, and luxurious songket from some of Malaysia's most notable states.
Songket have a spacious dining room and each part of the dining area have its own characteristic.
There is also a private dining area.
Tonight, we gonna try out south region foods. Every dishes were so delectable but the spiciness is average as they have many tourist dining there to try out the authentic Malay foods.
(left) Pineapple sunshine - RM15
Pineapple, orange, passion fruit, lime soda
(right) Green Fruit Mix - RM15 *RECOMMENDED*
Apple, cucumber, celery & green pepper
Watermelon and carrot juice - RM12 each
A platter of appetizers.
(from top left - clockwise)
Popiah goreng, tauhu sumbat, , cucur udang, kepak ayam
Tauhu sumbat - RM10
Pocket of fried bean curd stuffed with sauted mix vegetables.
Popiah Goreng - RM10
Crispy golden spring roll stuffed with vegetables and served with homemade chilli sauce.
Cucur Udang - RM10
Crisp morsels of deep fried prawns and vegetables strips in light batter and served with homemade chilli sauce.
Kepak Ayam - RM18
Special deep fried marinated chicken wing served with homemade chilli sauce.
Udang Kerutup - RM40Fresh water prawn cooked in traditional kerutup spices. The prawn was big and contented too, taste really good and also the gravy.
Daging Dendeng - RM35Tasty fried beef in the punch cooked in their special dry chilli paste. Beef is tender & chewy and this is one of the dish that I like that night.
Rendang ayam kampung ala negeri - RM28
Dry organic chicken curry cooked in an aromatic in fusion of spices over a slow fire. The taste of the rendang is slightly different from the red colour rendang ayam that we usually taste. This chicken is not really spicy and the taste is mild. Those who doesn't eat spicy food, yet wanna try out the yummylicious Rendang Ayam, this will be the good choice.
Sambal Goreng Minang - Rm35Fried beef strip and lung cooked creamy chilli paste. The lung might taste a bit tough but overall, it still taste not bad.
Kerabu Perut - RM18Chewy beef strip mix with light spicy salad tossed in homemade dressing.
These are the 5 dishes of South Region foods. Every dishes look spicy, it's actually nope! For Malaysian like us, it doesn't taste spicy at all. They have reduce the spiciness so that all the tourist from other countries can also try our authentic Malay foods. This will give a clear image of Malay foods and a good experience to them.
Besides, we have also try out some other dishes and desserts provided by Songket.
Pucuk Paku Goreng - RM15
Wild fern shoots stir fried with chilli, shallot and garlic.
This vegetables remind me of my Sarawak trip because it's a famous dish there and everyone will order it when dine in the restaurant. So, now I can get it at Songket!
Pandan Pudding - RM10
Cream pudding infused with fragrant pandan leaves and palm sugar syrup.
The dessert that recommended by Jen. She kept telling me that this is really niceeeee.. Luckily, it didn't disappointed me.
Mango Cheese Cake - RM15
A rich cheesecake of mascarpone, creame cheese and generous portions of sweet mango.
Durian Tiramisu - RM15
Traditional tiramisu flavoured with creamy durian.
Weird? Durian Tiramisu??
YEAP! That's it!
Sounds weird, seems weird, might be taste weird also!
Surprisingly, the durian is going perfect with in the tiramisu. Yummy.!
Sago Gula Melaka - RM10
A Malaysian classic chilled sago served with coconut milk and palm sugar syrup.
There are also performances every night
Traditional dancing which included Malay, Chinese, India and also Sarawak traditional dance.
Merryn was happily dancing with the team.
No. 29, Jalan Yap Kwan Seng,
50450 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-2161 3331 / 012-366 0111
Mon - Fri 12pm - 3pm, 6pm - 11pm
Sat, Sun & PH 5pm - 11pm