Friday, 18 December 2020

Pullman KL

Dreaming of Christmas

December 18, 2020


Hey, it's just a week to Christmas! Nothing about 2020 has been quite “normal” as a little virus wreaks havoc on all our lives. Pullman KLCC recognises this, so it’s celebrating “Your Not So Ordinary Christmas” as its theme event for the year-end festive season. 

After months of anxiety over the pandemic, let us cheer up with love, joy, and goodwill. Throw in a little self-pampering and lots of delicious food delivered to your doorstep.

Its Christmas Gift Box (right) is available till 31 December 2020. The box is filled with house-made Chicken Liver Parfait with Black Truffles (Crostini Bread Crackers), In-house Cured Gravlax Dill Salmon, Homemade Roasted Sesame Honey Walnuts, Ginger Bread Man, Marinated Herb Olives, Red Chinese Cuisine Signature XO Sauce, Mailander Cookies & Cinnamon Star Cookies, Traditional Dried Fruits Marzipan Stollen, Old British Christmas Fruit Cake, Mini Minced Pie, Chocolate Santa and Candy Cane.

 The Gingerbread House in the lobby

Or drive to Pullman KLCC for self-pick-up or to purchase your festive favourites and make your own Christmas gift box. The life-sized Gingerbread House in the hotel lobby is stocked with Christmas goodies including gingerbread bell and man, marzipan stollen, minced pie, fruit cake, brunsli, mailander and chocolate snowmen. You can even pick up a 7kg Roasted Turkey (RM380) with all the trimmings as the star of your Christmas party at home. The turkey is rubbed with Cajun Garlic Herbs and roasted with stuffing of dried apricots, chestnuts, cranberry and sage. It comes with giblet gravy and cranberry jelly sauce.

Christmas Turkey with all the trimmings, delivered to your doorstep

Prefer to leave all the cooking to the chefs? The hotel’s Sedap Restaurant can deliver lunch/dinner Roasted Turkey sets for parties of 10. The star is the 7kg roasted turkey and stuffing, accompanied by sauces, grilled slipper lobster, salad, sweet and spicy cranberry beef balls, brussel sprouts with chopped beef bits, chicken roulade, roasted baby potatoes with caramelised onions and more. For dessert, there’s traditional Christmas pudding, apple strudel with vanilla sauce. English minced pie and Christmas pudding!

The Roasted Turkey Set is RM880/whole and RM580/half (see picture for complete menu). Available till 31 December 2020. One-day advance order required.

Sedap Restaurant offers festive dine-in for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

Not in the mood for washing up after the party? Sedap Restaurant is open for dine-in. The Elfin Eve Dinner Buffet on Dec 24 is from 6.30pm to 10pm (RM178 nett per person with free-flow juices and soft drinks or RM198 nett per person with free-flow juices, soft drinks, beer and mulled wine). Diners get complimentary party hats and festive novelties.

Merry High Tea on Christmas Day

The Merry High Tea on Dec 25 is from noon to 3pm (RM138 nett per person with free-flow juices and soft drinks and RM158 nett per person with free-flow juices, soft drinks, beer and mulled wine).

The Christmas Day Dinner Buffet is from 6.30pm to 10pm (RM158 nett per person with free-flow of juices and soft drinks or RM178 nett per person with free-flow juices, soft drinks, beer and mulled wine).

Santa and Santarina drops in at the buffet with gifts for little ones on December 24/25.


Pullman KLCC Hotel & Residences  

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


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Wednesday, 16 September 2020

Auntie Sim Kitchen

Dinner with Auntie Sim

9 September, 2020

IT’S dinner time. My Best Friend and I are in Damansara Uptown and our immediate problem seems to be getting a parking spot. When we see a car pull out, we quickly grab the spot. As we get down, we find ourselves outside Auntie Sim Kitchen. Parking is also available in the building across the road. Neither of us had been to this restaurant but why not?   


A short tale in the menu talks about restaurateur Elaine Sim, who works “magic in the kitchen to turn ordinary dishes into the extraordinary”.

Her personal Teochew specialties fill part of the menu but, with a Hong Kong chef in the kitchen, there are lots of Cantonese choices too.

Szechuan Style Salt & Pepper 3 Combo

We start with Szechuan Style Salt & Pepper 3 Combo (RM25-RM45). Eggplant, shimeji mushroom and squid are coated in the lightest batter and deepfried to a crisp. You’d barely notice the batter but for that “crunch” when you bite in. These are tossed with salt, pepper, Szechuan fah jiu, dried chilli, fresh sliced chilli, black bean and scallions.

MBF, who is not fond of eggplant, gives it the thumbs-up as there is none of that slimy texture associated with eggplant. That the chef is a master in fire control is evident as it is not easy to maintain the softness of eggplant and yet attain a crisp on the outside. The sliced and scored squid is fat, fresh and juicy.

Vietnamese Style Deepfried Tilapia

Then we try the Vietnamese Style Deepfried Tilapia (from RM38). Again, the frying is so well done that despite the fish being doused with sauce, it remains crispy right down to the bones. The mildly hot sauce has aromas of a nyonya kitchen and is cooked with onion, lady fingers and a sprinkle of curry leaves.

Panfried Iberico Pork

As much as I love Iberico pork, the panfried Iberico is a little disappointing, though perhaps this could be because we had allowed it to go cold while we oohed and aahed over the Szechuan Style Salt & Pepper 3 Combo.

Teochew Fried Kway Teow

Typhoon Shelter Hong Kong Yee Mee

Elaine Sim

We try two noodle dishes, Teochew Fried Kway Teow (RM20-RM40) and Typhoon Shelter Hong Kong Yee Mee (RM25-RM58).

I’ve not had Teochew fried kway teow before. The flat rice noodles are fried with prawn, mushroom, chai por (preserved radish), egg, diced kai lan, beansprout and a sprinkle of chopped chilli padi.

The chef doesn’t use dark soya sauce, so the noodles look bland and tasteless. Once again, don’t judge a book by its cover as the taste is worth making the trip for, with the various ingredients lending their flavours and textures with aplomb.

Next to this, Typhoon Shelter Hong Kong Yee Mee, stirfried with salted black bean, deepfried garlic, chopped prawn, beansprout and scallion, pales in comparison. But in all fairness, it would have stood out well on its own.

Nai Bak with Dried Sea PRawn & Black Fungus

For greens, we pick Nai Bak with Dried Sea Prawn & Black Fungus in superior soup (RM23-RM42). One of my favourite vegetables, this comes in a delicious chicken stock with chunks of premium dried prawns (har kon or 蝦乾), goji berry and black fungus. I just love the taste of the har kon. Unlike local dried shrimp (har mai) these dried sea prawns are sweet and flavoursome.

Thai Coconut with Avocado

We end the meal with Ice cold Thai Coconut With Avocado (RM16). The avocado puree is silky smooth, with a nice al dente contrast in the sago pearls. If you’re lucky and get a young coconut, scrape off the coconut flesh to eat with the avocado puree. Even better, it’s not too sweet either. 



24 Jalan SS21/58

Damansara Utama

Petaling Jaya, Selangor



Opening Hours

Monday-Thursday: 11am to 3pm; 5pm to 10pm

Friday-Sunday: 11am to 10pm