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Kuala Lumpur - Foodtique by Four Seasons (Roast Duck), Bangsar


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Kuala Lumpur - Foodtique by Four Seasons (Roast Duck), Bangsar

klyeoh | Sep 4, 2013 04:53 AM

It's finally opened in Bangsar 4 days ago - Foodtique by the Four Seasons roast duck restaurant group from London. Very spartan decor and located right next door to the hyper-popular Sri Nirwana Maju ( on one side, and a branch of the popular Seoul-based Korean bakery chain, Tous Les Jour, on the other.

What we tried:

- Four Season's famous roast duck. The duck (local Malaysian?) was bony and lacked the rich texture of the roast duck back in London, or even at its Bangkok branch ( Not impressed.

- Dark-sauced wanton noodles, with Napa cabbage. The noodles were tossed in dark-soy and sesame dressing to cater to KL-Cantonese tastes (rather than for a HK palate) - good move. It was tasty and the texture was delightful.

- Wanton dumplings in soup, with Napa cabbage. The plump shrimp-filled wanton dumplings were a delight. The soup, though, was served borderline-cold - heresy for the Chinese diner, and especially a Cantonese one.

- Stir-fried bittergourd with salted duck's egg yolk: very flavoursome, with the richness and slight saltinese of the salted duck's egg yolk adding a depth of flavour to bittergourd/

- Mapo tofu: cooked using minced chicken-meat (instead of pork) in order to cater to Muslim clientele. It's also extremely difficult in Malaysia to get a license to serve pork. The resultant dish was pretty one-dimensional. Also served lukewarm to cold.

Overall, pretty disappointed. Maybe it's teething problems still for this 4-day-old spot. Not planning to return anytime soon.

Address details
Foodtique by Four Seasons
Telawi Square
Jalan Telawi 3
Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur

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