By Hiranmayii Awli Mohanan
Blackbyrd KL — a 70’s modernist restaurant on the 50th floor of Naza Tower offers stellar views of the Kuala Lumpur skyline, alongside scrumptious fare. Inside, the interior strikes a beautiful balance of foreign influences such as European lamps and the Malaysian touch through rattan chairs and terrazzo floors. Choose to dine at the semicircle booths with sheer white curtains or at the elegant bar with plush sofas. We started off with the aesthetically-pleasing Blackbyrd signature edibles, the Crispy Nori Crunch comprising tempura nori (seaweed), spicy salmon parmesan shavings and garnished with salmon roe and blue pea flowers. A Duck Satay appetiser followed, with a side of peanut sauce and sambal merah.
The Smoked Duck Salad, a new addition to the menu saw thick slices of smoked duck generously placed around the heap of arugula tossed with almond shavings, radish and drizzled in balsamic orange dressing — refreshing. The mains — King Prawn Saffron Rositto and Honey Wasabi Glazed Salmon were placed on beautiful artisan ceramic plates sourced from Melaka. The former, cooked in saffron and complemented with red capsicum sauce was buttery and exuded familiar flavours of comfort. Blackbyrd’s salmon was a sweet seductress with subtle Asian flavours. It saw an assemblage of Norwegian salmon perched on a medley of Asian mushrooms, edamame, miso butter and roasted nori. To finish, The Blueberry Cheesecake with its silky layers of blueberry puree and mascarpone was a hit around the table.
Address: Blackbyrd KL, Level 50 *Fusion *Comfort food (pork free)
Naza Tower 50450 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 012-689 8576