Enter the extravagant abode of Mr Chew Chino Latino Bar and also you’ll be greeted by the Empress Dowager Ci Xi herself, holding a plate of tortilla chips, a bottle of tequila and a pink flamingo.
That beautiful inside completely illustrates what eating at Mr Chew is all about – a mesh of modern Asian flavours with touches of Western aptitude in-between.
Probably essentially the most Instagrammed house since its inception, Mr Chew has a lot extra to supply than only a fairly inside, which is impressed by a Manhattan loft, complemented with pop colors, Asian tradition and the right KL skyline view (though we have now no complaints about that!).
From its Japanese-styled Nori Taco to its takeaway-packed Gin & Tonic and catfish “char siew” buns, there’s 1,000,000 and one issues to strive at Mr Chew.
But we’re right here to avoid wasting the day by naming the highest dishes to order for all first-timers.
6 must-order dishes for first-timers at Mr Chew
Mr Chew’s ‘Take-Away’ G&T
The most photographed drink at Mr Chew, the Mr Chew’s ‘Take-Away’ G&T is one thing everybody must strive when dropping a go to.
Poured into the staple Chinese meals take-away field, this cocktail right here is all the pieces we wish in a Gin & Tonic and extra!
Made with Opihr gin and a contact of pink peppercorn (for the little kick on the palate) and completed with slices of recent guava, it’s as refreshing as it might probably get – excellent to quench your thirst after a protracted day at work.
“Chew On This”. That’s the very first thing you see once you order the Nori Taco (which you should!).
Inspired by the favored Mexican bite-sized dish, however what you’ve right here is just not your common tortilla folded with greens and meat inside.
At Mr Chew, its taco takes type inside a crispy seaweed wrap crammed with aromatic sushi rice and succulent salmon stomach.
Within the crunchy chunk that melts into the salmon and completed with a zest of salmon roe and velvety tobiko mayo, all you possibly can say after is “more please”!
Century Egg Somen
Mixing two signature substances from the Chinese century egg and Japanese somen noodles, Mr Chew presents the mouth-watering bowl of chilly noodles.
To some palates, the century eggs alone could be on the overwhelming spectrum, however because of the candy tofu and salty punch of salmon roe popping in each chunk, this bowl turns into a superbly executed dance of Eastern surprise.
There are actually no phrases to explain its deliciousness. It’s pure dependancy, to place it brief. Try it (we had two once we had been there).
Catfish Char Siew Bao
As Malaysian, all of us love our char siew baos (irrespective of if they’re pork or rooster).
But be ready to be shocked as a result of the ‘char siew‘ used at Mr Chew doesn’t come from the land.
Behold, the catfish char siew baos that makes use of barbequed catfish meat as its fundamental substances and paired with candy and spicy som tam.
It actually takes “catfishing” to the following degree.
Pan Seared Barramundi
Onto greater plates, one of many must-haves is the signature Pan Seared Barramundi.
Before we proceed, you and your pals ought to order the Mr Chew’s Special Fried Rice to share and pair with the fish dish. You wouldn’t remorse it.
For the barramundi, it’s a seemingly easy dish that reminds one in every of house, most likely from granny’s kitchen.
A crispy slice of barramundi paired with spicy tamarind chilli sauce, coconut cream & pineapple and avocado ginger flower salsa, what extra are you able to ask for?
Before we end the evening with extra cocktails (Mr Chew has a legion of particular concoctions that may have you ever drunk in ecstasy), let’s speak about desserts.
From the choice given, which incorporates Breakfast Burritos, Peanut Butter Parfait, Lychee Ice Kacang and extra, we personally advocate the Dessert Tacos.
Not solely is it a visible pleasure (you possibly can’t go flawed with dry ice), the mini taco shells crammed with delectable flavours are the combo of flavours to finish the evening with bliss.
On the plate, you’d discover two variations – mango chunks combined with pomelo pulps and strawberry combined with nuts ala peanut butter jelly –, each completed with recent cream.
One phrase – bliss.
Opened every day from 5 PM and 1 AM, Mr Chew Chino Latino Bar is situated at The Penthouse of WOLO Hotel, nook of Jalan Bukit Bintang and Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur.
So, take the danger and make a reservation by calling +603 4065 0168.
This article was orginally written by Calvin Chong of L’Officiel Malaysia.