How super classy Mont Kiara/ Hartamas is becoming.
It's already well known to be an expensive expat area... but now, a palace in the vicinity too? WOW. :)
Anyway, just down the road from the palace, there is another new development called Plaza Damas 3 (shophouses and a new condo), just across the road from Hartamas Shopping Center and the original Plaza Damas... There are not that many shops/ restaurants open there yet but Urban Spoon is leading the way:
(There's also the Urban Bistro just above and what looks like a buffet restaurant a few doors down - Lemon Tree? Something like that)
The ambience is nice in this new restaurant - modern and comfortable:
In terms of the menu, they seem to be going down the path of Western classics with a fusion twist...
- Mushroom Soup (RM 17.80++):
The chunky mushroom soup was a little underseasoned, but otherwise, interesting with crunchy bits of taufu pok (beancurd skin) instead of the usual croutons.
- Classic Caesar Salad (RM 12.80++), add chicken (+RM 10++):
The lightly dressed Caesar didn't taste too sinful with its relatively light dressing, topped with grilled chicken that tasted of mildly of pandan/lemongrass.
(Mixed reviews of this: I thought that the chicken breast was ok, tender enough considering the challenging cut of meat, but SooJ thought it was a little dry)
- Lamb Keema Pizza (RM 28.80++):
This was my favourite that night - chunky bits of minced lamb, fragrant of spices and blending well with the generous layer of cheese and some egg atop the crispy pizza base.
(I like pizza, in general, and I found this Indian twist on an Italian classic yummy)
- Wagyu Sirloin (RM 108++):
A bit pricey (or not? Considering that it's Wagyu..) but so tender! The sauce again tasted a little underseasoned to me, but nothing a few flicks of the wrist armed with a salt shaker couldn't fix.
(Disclaimer: I usually like my food pretty salty)
- Emperor Tang Duck (RM 38.80++):
This time, a French classic with an Asian twist with the salty/piquant soy calamansi reduction enveloping the tender meat and (fairly) crisp skin...
- Strawberry and Peace? (RM 15++):
We were quite sad that they didn't have any cakes that night, but they placated us by whipping up a simple but delicious dessert that was not on their menu - strawberries and peaches in a creamy sauce, that can be matched with a chaser of watermelon mint juice on the side.
- French Apple Tart (RM 12++):
We also tried another dessert (which is on their usual menu) - overall, not bad.. A straightforward combination of pastry, tart apples and vanilla ice cream that did not weigh down too heavily at the end of the night.
So it's: Interesting range of classics with a fusion twist, reasonable pricing (considering serving size and that it's in Mont Kiara) BUT nothing bad really. :).....
Urban Spoon @ Plaza Damas 3, Hartamas, KL
B2-3A, Plaza Damas 3, 63, Jalan Sri Hartamas 1, 50480 Kuala Lumpur
Ambience : 6
Service : 7
Price** : RM 70++ per person
** Approximation - 3 course meal, excluding drinks
Telephone No.: 03-6201 2108
Opening Hours: 11am to 11pm
NO PORK SERVED
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