Monday, April 20, 2015

Taste Enclave Classic - Pavilion Kuala Lumpur (Non Halal)

Driving to the heart of Kuala Lumpur city, mind you, who ever said is smooth sailing? Wonder how you guys do it daily for earning a living? I, let me tell you, I can't even recall when was the last time I step into the city. Those years when I was a sweet lolly, I was akin a familiar face. That's too because I worked in the city. Not very far from Brickfields, yet I had to catch two busses. Still, lets go back to 30 years back then, traffic and human busyness were still tolerable. Now, its despicable. Nevertheless, since I had a mission on hand today, being food tasting in Taste Enclave Classic Pavilion, akin an extended invitation further from Taste Enclave Sunway Pyramid, I gladly accepted. Sure. Thank you. Been so long since I visited the city, I really didn't mind, mind you. 

Located on the second level and occupying 6,000 sq. feet to accommodate approximately 190 diners, there's a private room for an intimate celebration for 16 people in Taste Enclave Classic Pavilion. Set in a lush foliage and a great expanse of greenery, the interior of Taste Enclave allows diners to experience a tranquil sense of escape while feasting in absolute comfort.
Taste Enclave Classic marks owner Willie Tay's second foray into the Malaysian culinary landscape by offering nostalgic hawker fare and authentic quality cuisine on a single holistic platform. Bearing the diners’ complete satisfaction in mind, the good people behind Taste Enclave Classic have taken great measures in selecting Kuala Lumpur’s finest food ambassadors to be a part of this food atrium.

Diners can expect stalls and one cafe offering a smorgasbord of flavours and tastes including from Coen Cafe which offers Italian cuisine to excite the local palate. Most of the stalls are equipped with open concept kitchen that enable diners to take a peek at the preparation of their food if they so wish. Of course, Nava K can't be just seated like a dummy? She must, if she has come this far to Taste Enclave Pavilion, she must walk around for live viewing of the ambiance and the spread of food galore. All of it done and over within the next 10 minutes, I returned to our table as an obedient well behaved child for the start of this dining experience. 
Lunch opened up with Lotus Root Soup and Coconut Soup. Truly authentic, soups simmered alongside Chinese herbs and without MSG. Natural goodness and nourishment. I sincerely loved both of it. These are also not alien to me. I make them at home too, maybe a basic concoction home version, these two soups on the other hand, definitely were genuinely valued for further affirming my love for Chinese soups. 

Next was Steamed Preserved Cabbage-Minced Pork Rice. Pork is live for this Indian lady, steamed fresh and no smell minced meat atop rice and leafy green veggies, garnished with spring onion, fried shallots and a little julienne red chillies., ohlalala! Deliciousness. Soft melt of meat and when eaten with rice and the greens, it packed punchy happiness. Yummo!
Salted egg yolk pork chop paired with rice and fried egg, accompanied with a bowl of soup, sambal belacan and birds eye chillies came cruising thereafter. Creamy-oozy salted egg yolk sauce, elevated alongside birds eye chillies and curry leaves, tipped over succulent crispy fried pork chops, must be applauded. Not overly seasoned neither over-cooked, it lifted me high up with its salty, spicy and aromatic burst. Sambal belacan, let me tell you, couldn't have made it any better. Prowling spiciness for conquering this dish as one complete dish.
The next dish was Single Bak Kut Teh. Consisting of pork belly, pork ribs and inoki mushrooms in Chinese herbs infused broth, accompanied with braised bean curd, fried dough stick and white rice, I utterly enjoyed the robust broth primarily. Somewhat unusual, still in a nice mouth tucking way and unlike other bak kut teh broths I have had many a times, this one was profound, yet smooth sailed without any dispute. Not at all. Undoubtedly.
Two more dishes followed by. Chicken Rice Set, a popular Malaysian fare you can tuck into anytime of the day was a filling, hearty and more than asked for wholesome set. Roasted chicken, rice, soy gravy tofu and eggs, a simple soup, green veggies in soy sauce and atop fried garlic. For dipping, the dark sauce, garlic dip and home style chilli dip were simply amazing. At this juncture, frankly speaking, I had enough of eating. I did though nibble the soft tofu and a tiny bit of roast.
Even the well executed and baked Marinara Seafood Pizza generously topped with cheese, was too much for me to handle. Moreover, I am not a pizza person. So, there's nothing much I should say. 
Having said that, I did spoon in the Green Bean, Sweet Potato and Sago Sweet Porridge. The ever classic Malaysian dessert, my all time favourite, rendering the sweet closing for this food review.
These dishes are merely a faction of what else you can tucked into in Taste Enclave Classic. I have definitely noted the Peking Duck. A must try when I return again.
Thank you so much Taste Enclave. Truly appreciated.


  1. Wow great ambiance........and I never heard of lotus root soup before and so great that you make it at home.......... great write up and beautiful pics... :)

  2. the place looks so fancy

  3. very hard to find coconut soup nowadays. Wah.....i love it :)

  4. I liked the ambience of this place,,, it looks so lovely and classy
    The food is so yummy i am feeling hungry now :D

  5. The food looks absolutely delicious and love the place too!! Very nice review, Nava!

  6. Mmmm........ how did I miss this post! Certainly my kinda of food........