Turkey and log cakes are out, Japanese omakase platters and Balinese barbecued ribs are in: This year, celebrate Christmas with a twist, tasting the tantalising flavours of festive Asian feasts at Subang's ss15 Courtyard mall, which is ringing in the Yuletide season with a slew of marvellously merry meals, as part of ss15 Courtyard's Enchanted Wonderland.
Deck the halls with delightful Japanese delicacies: Rakuzen's kitchen elves have something special planned this Christmas - an omakase-style menu crafted specifically for the ss15 Courtyard outpost! The seven-course extravaganza showcases autumn-to-winter highlights that may potentially kick off with the Zensai Moriawase (tofu, winter melon with miso and clam gratin), followed by the Sashimi Moriawase (perhaps a selection of amberjack, salmon belly and sweet prawns), segueing into the Mushimono, featuring steamed ebi shinjo shrimp dumplings with mushrooms and mountain yam.
A hearty main course for a heartwarming holiday: Choose from a yakimono plate of Saikoro Steak (diced tenderloin) with house-made miso sauce or Grilled Atlantic Flat Fish with cream sauce, then round out the proceedings with assorted tempura and a rice cake with roasted unagi presented with clear soup. Hokkaido Red Bean Soup makes for a cheerful conclusion. Rakuzen's ss15 Courtyard Christmas omakase is a value-for-money feast for only RM98, ensuring you have extra cash left over to put more presents under the tree!
This Christmas, we'd rather be naughty than nice - at Naughty Nuri's, that is. Even Santa would be thoroughly tempted to tuck into the famed 1995 Signature BBQ Spare Ribs, a lip-smacking treat to satisfy entire tables of families and friends, completed with a spicy sambal to wrap up 2018 on a fiery note (RM49).
Since Christmas revolves around sharing communal meals with your cherished ones, there's certainly something for everyone at Naughty Nuri's, from the BBQ Satay Lilit (RM26) to the Signature Roast Pork Salad (RM28), the Indonesian-Style Nasi Goreng (RM25) to the Balinese Crispy Cumi Cumi (RM23), keeping all generations in mind for a memorable time.
To keep the spirits bright, try the trifecta of Mojitos, comprising the Asam Boi Mojito, Passion Fruit Mojito, or Strawberry Tangy Mojito (RM29), alongside martinis, mocktails and more. Naughty Nuri's enthusiasts will also be happy to hear that the brand is unveiling a new menu this month, comprising further porky perfection, from iberico ribs to a Nanu Platter of ribs, sausages, onion rings and more - ho, ho, ho, indeed!
The Birdland & Fat Cow
Rather than a white Christmas, make it a red-hot Yuletide with The Birdland & Fat Cow, a Japanese-inspired steakhouse where charcoals are put to culinary use instead of stuffing stockings, grilling meat robatayaki-style over brilliant flames.
There might not be a chimney here for Santa to come down through, but there's still plenty of smoky pleasure to be found in The Birdland & Fat Cow's fresh fare, including premium sets of lovely Australian wagyu beef sirloin (180 grams, marbling grade 6) or luscious king prawn, prepared to perfection and rounded out with a salad, onsen egg, kamameshi rice, miso soup and a glass of wine (RM138 per set). If poultry is your preference, the Dry Aged Smoked Duck is also served with wine, clocking in at a very reasonable total of RM36.
He might be a mean one, Mr Grinch, but this Christmas, Dr. Seuss' beloved character is bringing merriment to Boost Juice - green is in indeed with collector's-edition cups that that bear The Grinch's mischievous image, ushering in a new Mean & Green flavour of Green Mango Crush, an icy concoction made up of mango, bananas, spinach, mango nectar and sorbet - ideal for fun-loving kids of all ages and the young at heart. You can purchase the refreshing beverage and keep the reusable cup for only RM12.50, redeemable also with other varieties such as the Watermelon Lychee Crush, Berry Crush or Mango Tango Crush.
Keeping up with Christmas means staying hydrated - Boost Juice is here to help, with a tried-and-trusted, nutrient-rich repertoire that spans fan favourites like the Brekkie To Go-Go (RM14.50, Original), the freshly squeezed Vita C Detox Juice with a vitamin boost (RM13.50, Original), the All Berry Bang Mango Magic best-selling smoothies (RM10.50), and the Cookies & Cream that'll pair perfectly with your Christmas pastries (RM7.50).
With the most wonderful time of the year fast approaching, be sure to look your finest from tip to toe - Glitters is a well-known nails and waxing salon with a range of services that include manicures, pedicures, nail enhancements and spa indulgences.
The Glitters team will work their Christmas magic to clean, polish, colour and buff your nails, waiting on you hand and feet, literally, while you relax and relish a well-deserved break from festive shopping. With the basic service of the Prettify Manicure Pedicure costing only RM60 and taking a little less than an hour, it might be one of the best presents you'll receive this Christmas!
Christmas memories can also be made through various activities, carol performances, children's workshops, giveaways and much more at ss15 Courtyard's Enchanted Wonderland, all the way till 3 January 2019. The mall is already all decorated for Christmas, complete with candy canes, reindeer, and of course, Santa himself - a colourfully photogenic ensemble indeed!
Jalan SS 15/4g, SS15, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor.