JAR Kitchen: Asian & Mediterranean Food Deliveries from Sri Hartamas
March 4, 2021
With 16 hearty, heartwarming dishes, JAR Kitchen promises a feast of fun recipes with Asian and Mediterranean inspirations. Chef Nik Zaim has honed his craft at respected restaurants and hotels for 13 years, so he knows what makes customers happy - from honey-braised lamb shank to mango chicken and teriyaki salmon, confit chicken leg to crab fried rice, pulled beef rib pasta to spaghetti goreng, JAR is a joy for fans of delicious deliveries.
The piece de resistance of JAR Kitchen is the beautiful Braised Honey Lamb Shank (RM57.90), a princely portion that could be shared by two.
A half-kilogram of lamb is braised for at least two hours, resulting in superbly supple meat, showered in a rich sauce made with the lamb's own jus, sweetened with honey, paprika and cherry tomatoes.
The lamb is paired with aromatic saffron rice studded with jewels of dried cranberries and pistachios, rounded out with the yogurt tang of cucumber raita and the sambal hijau-like spiciness of green chilli harissa. If you love multi-layered flavours and textures on your plate, order this lamb for your next dinner.
The Smoked Duck Breast Pasta is another crowd-pleaser (RM26.60) with extra effort to elevate it. After smoking, the duck is sauteed for extra bite and less fattiness, making it mouthwateringly meaty.
If you prefer seafood, JAR also offers spaghetti with blue swimmer crab and tobiko or with tiger prawns, clams and calamari.
Also recommended for our Thai street food fix: The Thai Cili BBQ Chicken Wings (RM19.90) is only mildly spicy, so it can be savoured by everyone of all generations. Half-a-dozen pieces come with hints of paprika, partnered with a house-made Thai BBQ sauce and chilli pickle that testify to JAR's made-from-scratch sensibilities.
Fun fact: JAR's name was born from its original concept of serving meals in jars. While the kitchen has since pivoted to meals in boxes, we look forward to seeing many more fresh ideas out of chef Nik in the years to come, including potentially his own full-fledged restaurant someday.