By Sara Yeoh
“The Lowdown on the Restaurant-Revisit at its Latest Spot”
After its Mid Valle branch, Define Food opened a new spot at Colony KL, a luxury co-working space in Star Boulevard, KLCC. Just like its Mid Valley counterpart, the menu is European comfort food – meaning you get to choose from pastas to burgers and such.
Tucked away on the 5th floor of Star Boulevard, diners get ample sunlight and a view of KL city through the vast windows. The space resembles a gentleman’s drawing room with the leather chesterfields, crystal chandeliers, antique-looking bookshelves and gold-framed pictures as a final touch.
Mustard-coloured velvet chairs and beautiful flower arches enliven the otherwise rigid space, creating a hip setting to dine in. As a part of Colony KL, diners are mostly office nomads and young entrepreneurs having a meeting over lunch – full of chatters and energy.
What to Order:
The kale salad is as appetising as it looks – a colourful combination of beetroot, cranberries, cherry tomatoes, feta cheese and toasted almond flakes. The honey mustard dressing gives it a nice, contrasting flavour and makes a refreshing salad.
Fusing the Thai and Italian flavours, the tom yam risotto gets the best of both worlds. The creamy dish is laden with seafood like mussels, prawns and squid, and hits you in all the right spots with the tangy aroma of the tom yam in each mouthful. We especially love how the sharpness of the tom yam cuts through the richness of the santan-based risotto – a fusion well executed.
We can foresee this dish as a hit with the crowd. After all, fried food can’t go wrong, right? The crunchiness of the skin and juiciness of the chicken together with savoury salted egg yolk buttermilk sauce make a sinful combination. Additions like curry leaves and chilli padi make each bite less cloying.
For those who enjoy some classic carbs, the pastas here are no brainers. Choose the wagyu Bolognese spaghetti, coated with a meaty, rich and creamy tomato sauce that makes a truly classic favourite, or the pesto pasta en breast for less guilt.
The vibrant colours of their orange peach cobbler and fuschia dragon fruit sorbet will definitely lift your mood – not to mention that it tastes great too! We love how the refreshing crispness of the dragon fruit sorbet complement the sweetness of ripe peaches. Another dessert we love is the lemon tart – the perfect balance of sweetness and citrusy from the lemon curd, and sweetness and saltiness from the salted caramel ice cream on the side. Eat these two components together and you’ll find out why we love it. Everything from the sorbet to the ice creams is made in-house by the chefs too.
This outlet has a different and more extensive menu compared to its Mid Valley branch. This stylish spot makes for perfect out-of-office moments for the working crowd – whether for lunch or d latte during coffee breaks.
Address: Define Food (*Casual European Dining) (*pork-free)
Level 5, Wisma Star, 1, Jalan Yap Kwan Seng,
Kuala Lumpur, 53300 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-2201 1316