Bo All Day Dining
Dining in the Beauty of Nature
By Sara Yeoh
Inspired by the century-old trees in the courtyard of Linc KL, Bo created a space that is like a graceful botanical dining club that as jungle-themed wall tiles, Seletti monkey lamps hangingfrom ceiling, and a birdcage booth. As the beauty of nature is pretty much a part of Bo, they take their love of flora and fauna seriously here. “We pay quite a sum to make sure that the plants are taken care of and kept in tip-top condition,” Kenny, the marketing director of Bo told us. They even had the florist for the movie sets of ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ to come by and we’ll pay whatever!” said Kenny enthusiastically.
The interiors capture the essence of Malaysian colonial heritage. Round tables pay tribute to local dining culture, where families sit together to share large portions of dishes that are to be eaten with white rice. The best dish one could order at one of Bo’s round tables is the red snapper fish head curry, a local favourite. Bo’s version is rich and savoury, and spiced just right. The vegetables in the curry like okra and eggplant that absorbed all the flavours of the curry are perfect to go with plain white rice. Another local dish that is great for sharing is the chicken tikka masala. Chunks of chicken in well-balanced, mild and creamy tomato curry sauce would have you going for more mouthfuls with the rice.
Bo’s western-inspired menu is done right too. Meat eaters would find satisfaction in the tender medium rare lamb rack with parsley hazelnut pesto and curry yoghurt. With a wine cellar 18 and Harriston chocolatier in the restaurant, one could pick up wine to go with the meal, and enjoy artisan chocolate creations afterwards, making a loungey dining experience.
The crowd favourite at Bo, though, is the roast chicken from its rotisserie oven. Brined and air-dried for a day before slowly roasted in its Frenchmade Rotisol rotisserie oven, the chicken goes well with truffle chicken jus which adds a kick to it. And from the elegant deli counter, you can have your pick of two deli salads to go with the roast. “Pizza is just pizza,” said Kenny nonchalantly – but we decided that the artisanal wood-fired oven black truffle pizza with mixed mushrooms and red cheddar was far more superior.
After the meal, I’d suggest having coffee in the al fresco area, where there are rattan stools under the 100-year-old Ficus trees, to spend the rest of the day in serenity surrounded by nature.
Address: Bo All Day Dining (Non-halal)
LINC, Lot 1-10/1-11, NO 360 THE, Jalan Tun Razak
50400 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 017-211 2842