Sometimes last month I got an invitation for a food review EEST, Westin. As it turned out, the PR lady, Yoke May, had invited Suan to the same session. Which made logistics a simpler matter to sort out since it was to be on a weekday evening.

The decoration of the restaurant was nice and inviting, an open kitchen, a bar seating area, a section of raised floor, comfortable chairs, big round tables, and a beautiful view.

chef Kuan of Westin
the slightly eccentric but very friendly Chef Kuan

Our mission of the day was to try their Hurry Slowly Signature Lunch Box. The eccentric (not in a bad way) and very friendly Chef Kuan explained to us that they have 5 different cuisines – Malaysian, Chinese, Japanese, Vietnam, and Thai. Each type comes with its own type of soup, main dishes packed in a lunch box, and dessert.

We were to sample the three most popular lunch boxes, Malaysian, Chinese, and Japanese. Since there were basically only two of us in the review session.

dimsum at eest, Westin Hotel
refreshing mint drinks, char siu pau, har kao, siu mai (dimsum)

To start, I was served with this refreshing mint drink to open up the appetite. I can’t remember what was the ingredients, but there were definitely mint (like duh!), and some mixture of juice that tasted not exactly unlike umbra (kedondong.)

We also sampled their char siu pau (chicken), siu mai (also with chicken meat), and har kao (prawn dumpling). I gotta say that they actually tasted quite good despite the lack of pork as this is a Muslim friendly restaurant like most other hotels.

westin lunch box - Malaysian cuisine
Eest lunch box – Malaysian cuisine (with wagyu beef cheek rendang!)

Our next serving was the Malaysian cuisine lunch box that comes with soup soto, spring roll, rojak (pasembur in Penang), fried bean sprout with salted fish, and nasi pulut with rendang.

The beef rendang was actually made from wagyu cheek and was officially the best tasting rendang I’ve ever had. In one box you get a taste of typical Malaysian Chinese, Indian, and Malay dishes at the same time, and with good quality ingredients too.

westin lunch box - Japanese cuisine
Japanese cuisine – tempura, miso, salmon, tofu, garlic fried rice

The Japanese lunch box came with a bowl of miso soup with straw mushroom, three huge prawn and a few other types of tempura, garlic fried rice, grilled salmon, and tofu with spinach.

I particularly like the spinach tofu, silky smooth and the spinach really added a different dimension to its taste. A dash of ebiko gave it a bit of texture and the Japanese touch too. Grilled salmon was excellent as well.

westin lunch box - Chinese cuisine
Chinese lunch box, love the black chicken herbal soup

Then there’s the Chinese lunch box, with soup, dim sum, three cup chicken, brocolli, and pickled cucumber and jelly fish. The three cup chicken was very tender and packed a kick with it’s dried chili, I liked it. I think it’ll go well with just a bit of rice.

The dim sum was of good quality too, about as best and you can have it without any lard/pork in it. However, my favorite item from the Chinese lunch box has got to be the soup. The double boiled black chicken herbal soup was very sweet and fragrant, reminded me of the way mom used to cook them.

desserts and glaced gravilax with fish roe
the three different desserts and chef’s special smoked salmon

Just about when we were filled to the brim, came the three types of desserts for the lunch boxes.

Ice kacang for Malaysian cuisine, longan tong sui for Chinese, and the Japanese box came with mochi black sesame ice cream. They were all quite tasty, but I think the sesame ice cream a bit more special.

Chef Kuan was in a very joyous mood and specially created a dish not found on the menu for us – smoked salmon with scrambled eggs, salmon roe, flying fish roe, truffle and beetroot oil. The salmon, with the combination of other ingredients was so savory and tasty I was literally in heaven! Thanks chef!

KY and Suanie at EEST, Westin
KY and Suan at EEST, Westin Hotel

The lunch box is priced at RM 42++, quite a decent value considering the ambiance you get and the quality of food provided. The restaurant is only opened from Wednesday to Friday, 12pm – 2.30pm. The ingredients of the lunch boxes may vary from week to week (probably according to Chef Kuan’s mood), but I trust that they will be equally good.

map to Westin KL

Eest, Westin Hotel
199 Jalan Bukit Bintang,
Kuala Lumpur

GPS: 3.147758, 101.714591
Tel: 03-2731 8333

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26 thoughts on “huge lunch boxes at EEST, Westin

  • November 23, 2009 at 6:55 am

    Rm42++ seems to be a good value 😉

  • November 23, 2009 at 9:01 am

    char siu pao kinda over-exposed…like paris hilton.

  • November 23, 2009 at 9:06 am

    *wonders when she can afford a rm42++ lunch*

  • November 23, 2009 at 9:18 am

    Tey Cindy,
    contrast ok!

    Yah, not a bad deal at all.


    Er.. get a guy to pay 😛

  • November 23, 2009 at 10:26 am

    bought you something but can’t find the jelly belly.. sorry

  • November 23, 2009 at 1:17 pm

    Ooo interesting, thanks~! 😀

    Yesss! the wagyu rendang yums!!!

  • November 23, 2009 at 2:51 pm

    Can I have the special dish please? The salmon with scramble eggs, salmon roe, flying fish roe and of course TRUFFLE ^^

  • November 23, 2009 at 3:25 pm

    Simon Seow,
    Just be friend with the chef 😀

  • November 23, 2009 at 3:34 pm

    :quote” The restaurant is only opened from Wednesday to Friday, 12pm – 2.30pm.”unquote

    operation hour not correct kot? The time u gave might be for lunch only ler. . . .if they r open only 3 days a week , bankrupt ler

  • November 23, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    yah that’s for the lunch boxes only. 🙂

  • November 23, 2009 at 5:17 pm

    Wah, the Japanese box looks really good. I am already hungry now…

  • November 23, 2009 at 10:56 pm

    Yahhh, very nice!

    Huai Bin,
    That’s true, my fav of that day

  • November 24, 2009 at 12:51 am

    can we go eat that for lunch????

  • November 24, 2009 at 9:31 am

    Jaclyn Chew,
    When? lol

  • November 25, 2009 at 10:02 am

    wah the smoked salmon looks so sexeeeh!

  • November 25, 2009 at 10:22 am

    Oh it was glorious!!!

  • December 10, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    How to vote for you lor, no voting box here? Other people entry got voting box.

  • December 11, 2009 at 9:49 am

    aboudiabydoo, ali,
    LoL too lazy to put, was just testing it only 😛

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  • July 22, 2010 at 1:48 pm

    Wow, this looks amazing. I’ll be in KL next week but haven’t eaten at the Westin yet. Will have to try it. Nice photos!

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