|Squid Skewers and Bacon Wrapped Filet Mignon|
Spoilt for Choice at Barbecue Garden, Kuala Lumpur
Words by Han Sen Hau
Photos by The Yum List (Monica Tindall)
So we stand in front of Barbecue Garden’s entrance that could’ve easily been mistaken for a Jurassic Park ride at Universal Studios, what with the minimalistic yet imposing framed doorway flanked by two lamps in the shape of torches, strips of yellow-and-black barricade tapes lining the steps leading to the doorway, and tropical foliage… Lots and lots of tropical foliage in pots, around pillars, and over our heads. With thunderclouds heralding an incoming storm, we pray no raptors lurk behind these strategically positioned potted palms.
|Barbecue Garden, KL Life Centre|
|Lots of Refreshing Drinks|
|Fresh Spring Rolls with Shrimp and Pork|
|Cheese and Bacon Small Skewers|
|Ready for the Grill|
|Various Skewers on the Grill|
|More Meat Ready for the Grill|
|Grilled Eggplant Vietnamese Style|
|Garlic Fried Rice|
|One of the Vegetarian Options - Sauteed Bok Choy|
The prize of Best Dressed Dish goes to Steamed Prawns with Coconut Juice (RM25), where fresh prawns are arranged seductively around a sliced open coconut, in which we recommend first taking out all of the prawns from the coconut, then immersing each prawn individually in the juice to gratify the palate.
We conclude the evening by indulging ourselves with Grilled Banana with Coconut Sauce (RM4 per banana). Bananas will be bananas but we are unanimous in our opinions that they’re unquestionably addictive when paired with the unique sauce—an incredible mixture of coconut, garlic, cream and peanuts. Even having deciphered its components, its flavour still remains a mystery, which perfectly epitomizes our undying fixation for the unknown.
Having opened its doors only quite recently, Barbecue Garden is commendable for dishing out consistently quality food and providing attentive service. If their standards remain, we see no reason why not to return to some of the delightfully unconventional flavours we’ve smacked our lips over.
Reason to visit: Lovely location; great for groups; Grilled Chicken with Lemon Leaf Skewers; Steamed Prawns with Coconut Juice (for the visual appeal); Grilled Banana with Coconut Sauce.
Level 3 (Rooftop), Bangunan Life Centre,
20 Jalan Sultan Ismail,
50250, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
+6 03 2181 8226
Open 11am – 2pm; 5pm – Midnight