It was a fabulous relaxing afternoon on a normal weekday where I was tucked well to my chair waited anxiously to be pampered. I was excited that I shared the table with a food entrepreneur and owner of The Taste Enclave Mr Willie Tay, at Avenue K Kuala Lumpur.
Belting with 18years of experience in the F&B industry, Mr Willie Tay a Singapore bred has a vast experience in F&B management specialising in food court management. He too founded Skinny Pig Pte Ltd in 2009, an F&B consultancy in Singapore which offered services to the booming industry in the Little Red Dot. He also took on the challenge of setting up various chains of food courts in Shanghai, Malaysia and of course, Singapore. I just loved listening his huge experience especially in setting up his food ventures and in search of selecting the right food
Once we were seated comfortably, dishes came flowing in. I got to confess it was fun to see dishes marching in. The first dish came already caught my attending like a bulging eye balls popping out, yes a gorgeous spiked red bowl of spicy beef and pork soup noodle at RM17.90. The sliced beef and pork had a awesome biting texture, tenderly and flavourful. The broth brewed well to my liking and paired well with the rice noodle, it was tasty and caught with great dismay. Fabulous, it will definitely be a great pick. The stall that provide such a fantastic treats is Y-Thu Wendy Vietnam located at Stall 1. I was informed that the owner of this stall hailed from Vietnam, and had established 5 outlets on food courts across Singapore and her main aim is to serve her customers hearty, authentic Vietnamese food. Signature dishes here would be Wendy’s Special Mango Salad, Wendy’s Special Pomelo Salad, Charcoal Grilled Pork Chop or Chicken Chop, “Hu Tieu” Rice Noodle with Pork & Seafood and Net Spring Rolls.
Taste Enclave is truly lives up to it, “Creating Experience, Capturing Impression”.
I love the infused modern chick simple interior backdrop of The Taste Enclave. It captured my liking and find it filled with comfort especially for dining. Taste Enclave is huge occupying 17,500 sq feet that can seat up to 550
diners and packed well with 16 fabulous stalls definitely suits many food lovers.
Stall No 21 Beef Noodle at Stall 4 dished up a lovely bowl of trip beef soup with beef balls accompanied a bowl of dry dark soy noodle topped with fragrant minced meat sauce at RM9.00. The texture of the strings of noodle was nice and had a soft touch of crunchiness while the fragrant dark soy mince meat stole the show. The tripe was done to tender and the pop crisp springy texture of the beef ball truly played with my tasting. I do noticed the noodle must be eaten while it is still warm for a better mouth texture. The broth was beefy that suited my liking.
Stall No 21 Beef Noodle is a spin-off from Soong Kee Beef Noodle and serves the same taste Malaysian have come to love and savour since 1945. The name of this stall is a tribute to the owner’s parents who started selling beef ball noodles at Stall No. 21 Cross Street, Kuala Lumpur. Stall No 21 Beef Noodle Signature dishes are Beef Noodle(Dry), Beef Ball Noodle(Sop), Beef Tripe Noodle and Beef Ball with Sliced Beef Noodle.
Traying over from stall 15 was a set of “Nasi Ayam Singapura” Singapore Chicken Rice at RM12.80. I loved the look of my poached chicken that came with a shin yellow skin and it was crisp done. The chicken had nice moist biting texture and flavoured with a homemade supreme soy sauce to enhance the taste of the chicken, accompanied by a plate of well grain fragrant rice and poached bak choy.
Having being to comfort to the spit we were seated, we decided to order an assortment seafood Teppanyaki at RM22.90 form the mini restaurant Grandeur Teppanyaki. The seafood comprising of squid, prawns and scallop was nicely done to my liking, the seafood was fresh and of course my favourite was the scallop. Grandeur Teppanyaki also provide a various type of Teppanyaki such as sliced chicken set, oyster set, angus beef set, Alaska cod fish set and also can indulge bacon with chawanmushi.
Huen Kee Claypot Chicken Rice was very well presented and came fragrantly with a add on aroma of fragrant rice and chicken topping. The chicken rice was adorable, rice was fluffy, with added sliced Chinese pork sausage it truly make my day. Huen Kee Claypot Chicken Rice at RM10.00 too came with wholesome salted fish. This claypot rice truly convinced me that it was one of the perfect meal at Taste Enclave. This one will definitely be lusting back for more. Besides this, Claypot Waxed Duck Rice, Pig Stomach Soup and Homemade Seafood Taufu are on its menu. Impressive!
Next was to try out a plate of Sentul Ah Yap Hokkien Mee at RM9.90 and the portion was very sizeable. The thick noodle was done tenderly and the dark sauce came thick and tasty. It was fragrant and had great bits of pork cracker infused into the noodle. Beside this, Sentul Ah Yap Hokkien Mee also churns out Cantonese Fried Noodles, Fried Pak Ko, Special Hokkien Fried Noodle and Claypot Loh Shee Fun.
The Jalan Kayu Prata produces one of the most delicious buttery, rich and yet crisp, this Roti Prata was at only RM3.20. It was so adorable and making each bite taste even better. Having to soak bits and pieces of the Roti Prata into the sauce makes it tastes even better. Definitely great Roti and accompanied with delicious fish curry gravy. As for the Rojak at RM11.60 tasted as good too, it contained of a variety of fried Indian crullers include hard boiled eggs, beancurd and squid. The peanut sauce for the rojak came piping warm was really perfectly done that truly suits my taste. Delicious Briyani Crab and Gum Briyani Chicken/Mutton can be found at Jalan Kayu Prata.
This dish Golden Hot Pot originated from China, here we just have to select either the poultry, seafood or vegetable and let the chef to cook them with their dry paste made of 40 different types of herbs and chillies. There are variation of spiciness, just need to inform the chef our preferences. I love the taste, the numbness that came bursting in my mouth. It was really delicious and the aroma was just amazingly good. A must pick! I need my chilled pints.
Tong’s Roast Roasted Duck Drumstick with Rice at Rm15.90 came running to me and I was lucky that I managed to get a bite of that lovely juicy moist drumstick that is crisp on the outside. It was lovely roasted and definitely gets my thumbs up. I also found the present of Honey Glazed BBQ Pork, Whole Roasted Duck, Shrimp Wanton Noodle and Crispy Roasted Pork. Having to find all this in a stall can be cravingly heaven.
At the end of my tasting I was given a surprised by Willie as he ordered an amazing gorgeous Assam Curry Fish Head at RM48.80 from Xi Qing Seafood Restaurant. The gravy was amazing good, it came at a well right balance taste of sourness and a sprinkles of freshness sweet. The fish head came very fresh and moist, even the sauce came laced with bright striking red chilli oil. I too liked some cut long beans being thrown into the dish. Lovely! Other signature dishes at Xi Qing Seafood Restaurant would be their Singapore Chilli Crabs, Black Pepper Crab, Red Wine Beef Hor Fun, Salted Egg Fried Chicken and their Coffee Pork Ribs.
Taste Enclave definitely managed to seduce me to be back for more of its gorgeous offering that I had not taste on this occasion. I loved what I tasted and I don’t have much to complain but only wanting to be back for more. You got to come over to Taste Enclave to gourmet the food from all the stalls. Hurry!
Avenue K Shopping Centre
No 156 Jalan Ampang
50450 Kuala Lumpur
10am to 10am Sundays – Thursdays & Public Holidays
10am to 11pm Fridays, Saturdays & Eve of Public Holidays