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2015-10-23 351 views
Recently has seen many new establishments sprouting up particularly at this suburb nearCheras, namely Kuchai Lama. You would never get boring and hungry as you stroll along he square here which boasts an interesting potpourri of cafes and restaurants to fill your gnawing tummy.Having said that, there is one shop particularly intrigues me the most as far as its brand name is concerned. Me, for one, really relish in dishes that comes with basil herbs, be it in the form of pizza paste, pasta sauce
Cheras, namely Kuchai Lama. You would never get boring and hungry as you stroll along he square here which boasts an interesting potpourri of cafes and restaurants to fill your gnawing tummy. Having said that, there is one shop particularly intrigues me the most as far as its brand name is concerned. Me, for one, really relish in dishes that comes with basil herbs, be it in the form of pizza paste, pasta sauce or just the fresh herb itself. The fragrance is simply refreshing and my mom even plants it at home to ensure it’s pesticide-free (= So yeah, the café in the picture is none other than The Basil! Been in operations for nearly 10 months now, Basil certainly lives up to a luxe dining experience at a truly affordable price to the folks around Kuchai Lama. Why do I say that? Mainly because of its niche and unique crafted menu that largely revolved around truffles goodness that is incorporated into most of their signatures and served at a reasonable price. This comes naturally as the maestro of the kitchen, Chef Alven, who came from the exquisite culinary background of none other than French- a culture that places high emphasis on food appreciation. The interior décor is chic and elegant in its own with the warm setting of lamps and dark wooden furniture, somewhat contrary to what any passerby would expect from the humble exterior, so it’s another pleasant surprise! Let’s not get too carried away with the soothing ambiance and start off with some delish appetizers, shall we? (=CACCIUCCO- TUSCAN SEAFOOD STEW (MYR 11.90)
Roma tomato stewed with salmon, mussel, squid, garlic, onion, fennel, cherry tomato crostini and lemon oil COZZEALLA TARANTINA- WHITE WINE MUSSEL (MYR 12.90)
The French inspired moules marinieres- sautéed black mussel in white wine butter herb sauce with toasted bread. Love he garlicky kick (= INSALATA CON FUNGHI (MYR 10.90)
Confit of Portobello mushroom served with rocket leave, shaved parmesan cheese, cherry tomato, balsamico and basil infused olive oil Back to the classic!
PESTO GENOVESE (MYR 17.90)
Genovese style "Blanched Basil & Parmesan" green pesto, field mushroom, seasonal veggies, pork bacon and pine nut BLACK TRUFFLE LINGUINE PAN SEARED US SCALLOP AND PRAWN BISQUE (MYR 28.90)
Linguine sautéed with onion, white wine, black truffle paste, served with caramelized US scallop, prawn bisque and a dash of cream. The sizeable scallops are terrific- huge and fully packed with juices, grilled to slightly burnt at the outer edge.Sink your teeth across this sea treasure and enjoy memorable sweetness oozing throughout your palate.PORK BACON AND TRUFFLE RISOTTO (MYR 22.90)
Carnaroli rice cooked in white truffle sauce, cured pork ham, seasonal veggies, parmesan cheese and white truffle oil CAPPUCCINO (MYR 8.90)
100 % Arabica coffee bean from Brazil and Sumatra blend, served with carrot biscotti BELGIUM CHOCOLATE LATTE (MYR 9.90)
For those who wanna stay caffeine-freeSomething really special here- from its flavoured ice cube category.
BERRIES STRAWBERRIES (MYR 7)
Served with iced cream soda SIGNATURE MILLE FEUILLIE (MYR 14.90)
Phyllo pastry layered with pastry cream, served with mango, black grape, Champagne grape, US strawberry and vanilla ice cream Light and crispy to the last bite, delish! All in all, this is a recommended place to visit especially for bon vivants who enjoy truffle’s unique aroma as well as enthusiastic foodies who wish to explore and have more exposure about this treasured earthnut from southwestern Europe. In my personal opinion, the addition of truffles somehow really accentuates the flavor of each ingredient and hence, enriches the taste as a whole resplendently.
Cheers for now and Carpe Diem! ❤ℒℴѵℯ❤Location: No. 21, Jalan Kuchai Maju 6, Kuchai Entrepreneurs Park, Wilayah Persekutuan, 58200 Kuala Lumpur
Contact: +603 7972 8884
Business Hours: Mon 12pm - 10pm Wed - Sun 12pm - 10pm