Two events in this write up – Quivo and Al Halabi.
Thin crust Qeema & Margherita Pizza cooked in wood-fired oven! I like!Mini Crab Cake Burger.I absolutely love the Mini Beef Picca (centre). It was great that it came in bite sized offerings – fit for one mouth full – the meat was juicy, tender and flavorsome. Delicious! Mini Falafel Burger.Rockstar Popcorn Shrimp.My favorite of the evening would have to be this Braised Beef Brisket Risotto Bite. The risotto was creamy yet not too mushy; the braised beef brisket was savory yet had a tinge of sweetness to it. We requested for another platter, just for these risotto bites – and I had three spoonsful. More please!Not the best desserts I’ve had I have to admit, though I think I wouldn’t mind coming back for their other lavish desserts.
Overall Rating: 7/10. For the bite-sized nibbles, the wine and the great night.
Quivo is located at:
Address: Lot 3.09.02, Level 3,168, Jalan Bukit Bintang, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur. (They are accessible through Kate Spade New York, at Level 3)
Phone: +60 3-2141 7711
Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm Daily.
About a month back, I attended Al Halabi‘s first-ever Influencers Night. And like the former, I got to meet a lot of new friends that evening, accompanied by some of the best arabic dishes I’ve had of late.
What blew me away however, was the flamboyant ambiance which put minimalist interiors to shame. There’s just something about these Arabic charm that never seize to amaze me.
As part of the event, we were treated to dinner at Al Halabi Restaurant, JW Marriott KL, followed by dessert at Al Halabi Lounge, Starhill KL. Thank you Tarbush Group of restaurants for the hospitality.
With Shereene, Co-Founder of Tarbush.On the left, one of the best and creamiest Hommus I’ve had! This went really well with my warm Lebanese bread. On the right, baba ghanoush, also a dipping best eaten with Lebanese breads.Lebanese Breads.Kibbeh. Falafel. Muhammarra & Cheese.The highlight of the evening would be this signature Whole Uzi Lamb with Bazilla Rice. I also had a go at the Tarbush Mixed Grill, consisting of Shish Tawook, Shish Kebab, Grilled Prawns and Arayes Lamb.For dessert, we went over to Al Halabi Lounge, Starhill KL, where I got to sample a decadent serving of Cream Caramel (pic) and Mahalabia.
Overall Rating: 7/10. For the good food, great company and fanciful ambiance. For those looking for a fantastic Middle Eastern feast smacked in the middle of the golden triangle, I would higly recommend giving Al Halabi Restaurant a go.
Al Habibi is located at:Address: JW Marriott Hotel Kuala Lumpur, 183, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur.Phone: +603 2143 3886
Food Blog by: Spicy Sharon