INVITED REVIEW: “Taste of Asia” a 9-Course Friday Brunch


Selecting the right dishes I bet takes several people with several ideas and meetings to have it finalized. I was curious enough when I got invited for the “Taste of Asia” 9-Course Friday Brunch” from Park Regis Kris Kin Hotel. It will be definitely my first brunch which will not be a buffet type.

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And so yah! We we’re in Park Regis Kris Kin Hotel in Kris with a View last Friday to experience their newly launched Friday Brunch which was held last Sept. 23. We were attended by Jennelyn and she explained briefly the 9 Course Menu. What’s printed on the menu is what you’ll all get just a difference with your preference with drinks and same goes with how much it will cost you.

The breathtaking panoramic views during daylight:

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Directly from our table
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View from our table
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View from the other side of the restaurant

The menu is a mix of Japanese, Thai, Malaysian, Chinese and Indian cuisines. Which are all my favorite. Don’t you? So below is how the 9 Course Menu is:

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A refreshing Lychee and Lemongrass Crush was served to us as a welcome drink with fresh cold towelettes. Followed by a Starter which was Papadam and crispy crackers with some dips like mint sauce, tomato sauce and tamarind sauce.

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Now the Salad Sampler platter came (you’ll get each platter for this). You’ll get this very delicious Green mango and long bean, Malay rojak and Chana chaat. For drinks we had Lemon & Mint.

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Lemon & Mint

Followed by Sushi (Sharing Plate) which consists of some maki like crab and prawn maki and some nigiri like tuna and salmon nigiri with the pickled ginger and wasabi on the side.

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For the Soup you have 3 options to choose from ( provided per person) : Thai Tom Yum Goong, Chinese Hot and Sour soup and Indian Tamatar Shorba. I chose the Chinese hot and sour soup to try. It’s a bit spicy and yes sour with some chicken bits and mushrooms. I liked it and happy to opted for it.

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Chinese Hot and Sour Soup

Next was Hot Appetizers (Sharing Plate) which was served in a box tray and it contains Thai crab and prawn cakes with sweet sauce, Chinese mixed dumplings with chili sauce, Japanese mixed tempura with tempura sauce, Malaysian chicken and beef satay with peanut sauce and Indian Samosa and chicken and mutton kebab with mint sauce. All these are yummy! Very great mix indeed for appetizers.

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There’s a Choice of Fried Noddles ( provided per person) which is either Beef Char Kway Teow or Chicken Lo-Mien. I chose Char Kway Teow because I miss this dish which I have tried in Malaysia. Tasted good and it was served with lime.

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In between the meal there’s a Sorbet of the Day ( provided per person) which definitely the flavour that they serve changes each Friday. That day we had a smoky plate coming out fresh from the kitchen of Ginger Sorbet topped with meringue served by Chef Ahmed. There’s a dry ice on the plate that makes the dramatic entrance.

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Ginger Sorbet

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Finally Main Course has arrived ( Sharing Plate). There are 6 dishes on this platter namely as follows: Thai Basil Tofu, Szechuan Crispy Fish, Beef Teriyaki, Lamb Rendang, Mixed Tandoori Chicken and Vegetable Egg Fried Rice. All these are superb! Absolutely great choices of dishes that were put altogether on a platter. Just I want to say more of the tandoori chicken, it’s a mix of marinated chicken from Classic, Saffron and Malai.

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Szechuan Crispy Fish
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Thai Basil Tofu
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Tandoori Chicken
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Beef Teriyaki
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Vegetable Egg Fried Rice
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Lamb Rendang

No, it’s not the dessert yet if that’s what you’re thinking right now. There’s a Trio of Classic Curry part (Sharing Plate) and this has absolutely tasty and creamy selection of curries such as Thai Duck Curry (spicy), Goan Fish Curry and Massaman Vegetable Curry served with freshly made naan bread.

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Massaman Vegetable Curry
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Thai Duck Curry
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Goan Fish Curry

And now the dessert, as they call it Sweet Selection (Sharing Plate). You’ll get the Asian Creme Brule (nice sour taste), Exotic Fresh Fruits ( I can name a few like Guava, honey dew and melon on this) Steamed Cake, Pandan Meringue (a cream filling pandan flavour inside it) and Chili Chocolate Cake which I never thought it will be really a bit spicy however it’s good. We finished this part partnered with a cup of cappuccino.

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Exotic Fresh Fruits
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Steamed Cake
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Chili Chocolate Cake
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Asian Creme Brule
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My favourite Capuccino ❤

If you may think that these will not be enough for brunch, you’re thinking wrong! We ended up overfull and indeed enjoyed relishing each dishes presented to us. I was even happy that for the first time I saw hubby eating other cuisines. Means the taste has past it taste buds 🙂 Applause to the Exec. Chef, Chef Abdur Rahim!

It’s always good to experience new dining ideas. Why don’t you try it as well and come back to this blog and leave a comment below. You can find out more info about this here. I can assure you that they have the finest selections of Asian dishes.

Price:
AED179 9-Course set Menu with soft beverage and AED279 with house beverage

I have made a previous blog with Kris with a View too and if you haven’t read it yet you can see it here Kris with a View in Park Regis Kris Kin Hotel .

*Would love to thank Mr. Thushara, the Manager for attending us as well and most especially our little one. He’s a down to earth person and we’re glad to meet him.

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