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A few months back, after a lovely dinner at Le Meridien’s Prime (really awesome steak), the communication manager Cheryl offered a complimentary Starwood Privilege membership to me for a year. The card holder is entitled to 50% discount in food bills for two at Westin, Le Meridien, and Sheraton in KL as well as other participating hotels.

The Living Room, Westin Hotel KL
The Living Room, Westin Hotel KL, Starwood Privilege

More awesomely, the membership pack also comes with a bunch of vouchers that include a free stay, and one free meal (for 2 pax) each at the three hotels mentioned above as well as other discounts and special deals. Check member offers page for more.

Last Monday we decided to finally utilize one of the vouchers and head to The Living Room at Westin KL for dinner. A restaurant with quiet and relaxing ambiance (I went there for Kaesler Winemaker’s Dinner before)

"Malaysia Signature" at The Living Room
“Malaysia Signature” at The Living Room

We opted for The Living Room since it is the only one the voucher could be used for a sit down dinner (others are buffet). The free meal was for their set dinner, so Haze and I picked the one set that’s available for the night – Nasi Berlauk “Pak Dan”. We could have ordered extra dishes off the menu and enjoy 50% discount but didn’t, this proved to be a wise choice as the portion from the set meal was rather big.

Before the main meal, we were served some bread as appetizer. A note, do not over indulge on the bread. They are very delicious but always remember not to over stuffed the stomach at early going.

The dish comes with Ekor Assam Pedas, Sotong Sumbat, Ayam Kapitan, Sambal Telur Puyuh, Kacang Panjang Goreng, Nasi Putih, Papadums, Sambal Belacan with Ulam, and Puding Caramel Kelapa.

For the non-Malay speaking world, that translate to spicy tamarind oxtail, stuffed squid, kapitan chicken, quail’s egg with sambal, fried lady’s finger, steamed rice, crispy cracker, raw vegetable with sambal belacan, and coconut caramel pudding.

Nasi Berlauk "Pak Dan", Puding Caramel Kelapa
Nasi Berlauk “Pak Dan”, Puding Caramel Kelapa

That was from the description off the menu, but interestingly there’s also some sauteed prawns with onion which was lovely. My favorite item on the dish had gotta be the oxtail, very tender, juicy, and full of flavor. The quail’s egg too was excellent.

The only gripe I had with the dish was the chicken that proved to be slightly too dry, and not exactly spicy (perhaps catering to international crowd.)

The coconut caramel pudding made an unconventional but pretty interesting dessert, sweet and a bit exotic.

Overall this was a very good dinner. The original price of RM 98 per person might be a bit hefty, but hey, this is a five star hotel with great ambiance, and best of all, I had the voucher. It is also good to see that some of the higher end hotel restaurants serve local delights instead of your usual Western, Japanese, and Chinese cuisines too. 😀

Address:
The Living Room, Westin Hotel
199 Jalan Bukit Bintang,
Kuala Lumpur

GPS: 3.147758, 101.714591
Tel03-2731 8333