Sorry for not posting yesterday but I had serious issues with accessing Blogger. Every time I tried to create a post, it hung on me which was so frustrating. Still not sure if it's because of the slow Net access or because Blogger had a fit yesterday.
Back to food, the pictures this time aren't of sterling quality as this restaurant had pretty dim lighting but don't let that deter you as the food here is yummy plus the atmosphere here is great. CoChine at Asian Heritage Row is part of the Indochine group which started out in Singapore. Their Bar SaVanh just below CoChine is a great place to chill out at night too. It's also one of the few places in town which serves Indochine food i.e. Laos, Cambodian and Vietnamese.
We started off with Gui Cuon Vit (Roast Duck and Mango Rolls - RM20) which is from Vietnam. The rolls are filled with vegetables and delicious when dipped in the sauce with ground peanuts and a tinge of ginger in it. Since the vegetable dishes on the menu didn't look exciting, we settled for a salad instead. Since I love pomelo, I had to order their Goi Buoi Saigon (Prawn and Pomelo Salad – RM28). The pomelo chunks and crunchy prawns are tossed in a sauce made from fish sauce, lemon juice and palm sugar. Unlike other places, we find the food tastes here are more subtle which suits us fine.
I always have trouble snapping pictures of beef and chocolate cake because it's dark hence this picture isn't so nice. However, this was my favourite, the famous Cambodian Thit Bo Luc Lac (Beef Cubes with Pepper, Garlic and Butter – RM26). The beef cubes are juicy and succulent with a slightly peppery kick. Add the dip which is slightly flavoured with fish sauce and you'll be asking for extra jasmine rice for your meal.
Since there was only two of us, we were struggling to finish our dishes but we need we had to taste their curries hence we ordered Samla Kroeng Somot (Cambodian Seafood in a thick coconut curry – RM30). The curry is quite mild in terms of spiciness which we both like as we could then enjoy the array of seafood inside it - calamari, prawns, scallops, mussels and fish.
Even though we were stuffed from the meal, we decided to try the highly recommended Steamed Pumpkin Custard served with Vanilla Ice Cream (RM16). This was the Laotian version that tasted lighter as it used an egg custard instead of a rich coconut milk custard. Absolutely delicious when paired with the cold vanilla ice cream.
Dining here is a great experience as the food is good albeit a bit pricey. We also liked the nice atmosphere the place has with it's artifacts and opium beds from the Indochine region. Although it's a good place to have a romantic dinner, you can also catch a bite with friends before you head downstairs for a night out.
CoChine Lounge and Restaurant
Asian Heritage Row
No. 64, Jalan Doraisamy
Tel No: 03 – 2697 1180
*Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here is entirely based on my personal tastebuds and may vary for others. The reviewer also declares that she has not received any monetary or non-monetary compensation from the restaurant for writing this review.
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