The Straits Estate @ V E Hotel & Residence, Bangsar South

May 24, 2016

The Straits Estate, the flagship restaurant of Bangsar South's new V E Hotel & Residence, takes inspiration from cuisine that mainly spans the breadth of peninsular Malaysia's west coast - its selection specifies highlights like Penang's Gurney Drive pasembur, Perak's Ipoh noodle soup with Tualang prawns, Selangor's Kajang satay, Malacca's Jonker Street cendol & Johor's Muar otak-otak. But for purists & nitpickers, here's a reality check before proceeding: Those are merely names & labels from a hotel outlet's menu - The Straits Estate won't fully replicate the flavours of your favourite shops & stalls in your home states.

We ordered the Penangite's char koay kak with oyster omelette (RM16), Malaccan rice balls with a five-grain healthy twist, partnered with poached kampung chicken (RM22) & Johor laksa (RM24). None was perfect (for example, chilli sauces & sambal accompaniments were missing - cue protestations of horror), but each dish proved easy enough to finish for a fuss-free lunch - the sort of harmless fare that travel-weary hotel guests might find themselves enjoying for room service; simply keep expectations within reason. Prices seem par for the course at a KL hotel.

The Straits Estate
V E Hotel & Residence, Jalan Kerinchi, Bangsar South, Kuala Lumpur. Open for breakfast, lunch & dinner. Tel: 03-2246-2889

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