The adage “you eat with your eyes first” is used to convey that food presentation is important, and not a suggestion that one should dive face-first into a bowl of soup. Avoid literal mishaps with today’s Groupon: for RM60, you get an RM100 cash voucher for Asian cuisine delight at Opium KL in Changkat Bukit Bintang.
Opium KL is another notch in the belt for German restaurateur and chef, Werner Kuhn, who owns several dining establishments within the vibrant lifestyle hub of Changkat Bukit Bintang. The restaurant revisits the glamour of mid-18th century Shanghai, an era perched between traditional Chinese culture and modern Western influence with a concept that reflects the vintage charm of that time. Built in the style of a traditional Chinese shophouse, accents of red create a stark contrast against the ebony background while decorative pieces like a brass lion head door knocker, glazed gourd-shaped urn, and intricate wood carvings add to the Oriental theme. The menu harmonises Eastern and Western flavours and adds a touch of local zest to the mix, resulting in diverse offerings like Angus rendang served with poppy seed rice, and curry spaghettini. After meals, soothe your palates with a selection of dessert like sago gula Melaka, and cheesy banana fritters.
Opium KL does not serve pork, but offers alcohol on their menu.
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