The 39 Restaurant @ PNB Darby Park
September 20, 2005
The 39 Restaurant boasts an impressive setting, with panoramic views of the city from the 39th floor of PNB Darby Park. It serves upmarket Malay cuisine, less intensely flavoured than traditional kampung cooking.
A special mention to the staff here who set sky-high standards for friendliness and efficiency. We decided to eat in air-conditioned comfort indoors...
.. but customers can choose the open-air loft outside if the weather is kind.
Addictively crunchy crackers to munch on before the main meal.
Tenggiri otak-otak (spicy mackerel loaf with mango kerabu and peanut sauce). Firmer but less savoury than regular otak-otak. The highlight of this platter was the mango kerabu, which was memorably piquant.
Rusuk Kambing Kurma (braised lamb rack with kurma, ghee rice and pineapple curry). The lamb was magnificently tender, falling off the bone with the utmost of ease. It blended perfectly with the rice and curry, making this our favourite dish of the evening.
Patin Tempoyak Cili Padi (simmered catfish in fermented durian paste with salted duck egg, bittergourd and rice). The strong taste of the tempoyak complemented the fish pretty well. A decent version of a classic recipe.
Kaseh Puteri (avocado, kiwi, vanilla ice cream and milk) & Cinta 39 (tea, lychee, lime, lemon, mint and basil).
The 39 Restaurant,
PNB Darby Park.