The White Forest, Scarletz Suites
September 17, 2023
Since launching in the past four months, The White Forest has enchanted countless customers with its serene setting in the city centre's Scarletz Suites, inspired by rustic birch landscapes of slender, silvery tree trunks.In Celtic folklore, the sacred birch embodies purity, rebirth and renewal. Here, it heralds KL's woodland wonderland, promising a revitalising meal with modern Japanese flourishes.
For soulfulness with sophistication, the Ahiru Donburi (RM33) is an admirable Japanese rendition of duck rice, lavished with a soft-boiled soy egg, pickled cucumber, battered mushrooms, vegetables and dried seaweed on steamed rice.
Noodle enthusiasts, check out the Beef Ramen (RM33), a nice change from the more conventional pork and chicken ramen in KL.
Sandwich fans can sink their teeth into the Chicken Katsu Sando (RM18) - the brioche is gently toasted for a fluffy airiness, complementing the filling of fried panko chicken thigh with cheese sauce and Japanese mayo. The boneless chicken meat is plumply packed in the sando, with a crackly breading that harbours a confident juiciness.
For a starter to share or a wholesome light meal on its own, the White Forest Salad (RM26) is a beautiful harvest of the earth's bounty - grilled white corn, Japanese sweet potatoes, avocado and vegetables with fresh tiger prawns for protein, dressed in shoyu and roasted sesame sauce.
The Fried Salmon Roll (RM19) is also a satisfying snack for friends to munch on - a maki of minced Norwegian salmon, coated in nori, ebiko and tempura batter for a contrast of textures.
For dessert, The White Forest's Matcha Molten Cake (RM19) harmoniously infuses Japanese flavours into a European classic - the matcha and chocolate are both top-tier, coming together for a luxuriously bittersweet smokiness, served hot and sumptuous.
For an IG-worthy sweet finish, the TWF Dessert Platter (RM25) is a too-pretty-to-eat platter of Japanese-influenced lime yuzu cake and green tea cheesecake with Malaysian-inflected jackfruit gateau basque and durian creme brulee. Each piece is bright and buoyant, fragrant and flavourfully fruity, tasting as lusciously terrific as it looks.
The Kofi Macchiato (RM16) harnesses a medium-roast brew for a full-bodied beverage with the signature salted cream cheese and milk top, showcasing how coffee and cream cheese can combine for a memorable, mouth-watering experience!
The White Forest
Level 1, Scarletz Suites @ KL City Centre | EXSIM, 10, Jalan Yap Kwan Seng, Kampung Baru, 50450 Kuala Lumpur.