Shook! KL, Starhill Gallery – “A Journey Through Time 2010” Dinner

After having my eyes dazzled & brains fuzzled (with the prices) during the media tour (POST HEREcheck out the brilliant craftmanship of the watches & jewelleries) , we were treated to a scrumptious dinner at Shook! KL.

Not just another western dinner; mind you, but a superbly executed fusionised menu, with clever amalgamation of local ingredients & western presentation, such as the “sushi” in the amuse bouche below.

Amuse BoucheSerunding Maki, Satay Kajang.

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Staying true to the theme of the event, each dish proudly showcase our bold Malaysian flavours, but with skillful creativity interwined into each course.

Creamy Quail Soup Scented with Fennel and Daun Soup.

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Robust, herb-ish and of stew-ish consistency; the soup warmed our tummies with its intruiging flavours, a tad spicy, slightly creamy & hearty.


The Steamed Tenggiri Dumpling pays tribute to our local “Otak-otak” while Spicy Fillet of Siakap with Sambal Pedas was superbly fresh, blanketed by a spicy & sour sauce that paired marvellously with the sweet flesh of the siakap.

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The best mashed potatoes I had this year was on this plate.

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A small mound, torched at the top to be the “skin”, encasing the fluffy and buttery mash within.

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The rendang sauce was robust and bold, aromatic & infused with a subtle yet discernible mixed of spices. The simple grilled beef was well-done, not how I preferred my beef, yet I find it ok with the sauce. Perhaps the bold sauce helped to mask the beefy flavour.

Berangan goreng, Pengat Nangka, Dodol Melaka, Maple Anglaise.

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The square chocolate- colour cube above is the dodol and it’s a very good one! Firm and chewy, with the unmistaken aroma of palm sugar, it’s totally addictive with the fresh coconut shreds. Below is the Pisang berangan, almost akin our pisang goreng (banana fritters) sitting in a pool of Maple Anglaise.

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This was oversweet, but other than that minor grouse, I like the chewy sago and creamy rich coconut milk.

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I must say kudos to the chefs, mainly Chef Wai, Chef Johan and his team at Shook!. Dinner was executed perfectly, with each ingredient in each dish in harmony with each other, making each course a worthy dish to savour.

Shook! KL, Starhill Gallery,
181 Jalan Bukit Bintang
55100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel : 03 2782 3855

A Journey Through Time IV will run from 2 to 11 December (10 am to 10 pm) at the Starhill Gallery. The highly anticipated Starhill Gallery Watch of the Year award ceremony will be held on the last day of the event – 11 December – with a show from renowned Australian songstress Deltra Goodrem.

For enquiries about A Journey Through Time IV kindly contact +603-2782 3855 or log on to

All pictures taken with the Panasonic GF1. Still a lot to learn of its function to achieve the shots I want.

This Post Has 18 Comments

  1. hApPy HappY

    Great photography … using a new toy? impressive quality. Keep it up.

    1. rebeccasaw

      Yes yes ! The GF1, stil trying to decide whether I want to buy it or not…
      Thanks for the words of encouragement! :heart:

  2. Sean

    Ooh looks like Malay fine dining… A bit reminiscent of ibunda, but even more imaginative!
    And i like your new layout! The banner photo on top is really nice … And the background color works too! 😀

    1. rebeccasaw

      Really?? I’m still going to change it further 😉
      Yeah, the menu was unexpected that night! But the chefs pulled it off!

  3. augustdiners

    Hey becky, im so glad u changed your layout, i can finally view it in peace without all the overlapping fonts, seems like only i had that problem though.

    My impression of shook prior my last visit was just so-so. But looking at the offerings in this post makes me want to give it another shot!

    1. rebeccasaw

      Yes yes I heard abt that problem that’s why I changed now.
      But we couldn’t find the root of the cause of that..Thanks though, for being patient and stil visiting my blog! ;p

      Back to the food, yea.. ala-carte I’m not sure.. cos I been there mostly for functions and events where the food served is mostly not on the menu. But they are prepared by the same chefs though…

  4. Baby Sumo

    Never knew Malay food could look so fine… yum!

    1. rebeccasaw

      I never expected Malay food to be so “refined” either! 😉

  5. rainier

    the potatoes that they did was dauphinoes potatoes…..just add lots of butter to the mash,then pipe it,gratinate,defiinitely it will turn out great!
    even kevin can do it!.

  6. ah hong

    Satay plus sushi. What a creative combination. Looks like it’s more towards fine dining 🙂

    1. rebeccasaw

      Hi Hong! Thks for commenting!
      Yes, it was very nice. On top of that, Chef Wan used serunding – the malay-isd version which is pretty spicy. NICE! 😉

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