For CNY, and post Valentine, ought to find a restaurant with nice ambience, to celebrate the occasion (always thinking of excuses for fine-dining).
Before dinner, was at babe's home, and was labeled to be 'cam-whoring' - just because I took a few self-snap shots as I can't resist this corner, with the shades of the evening sun, shining through the curtain, right onto the the cherry blossom, tucked at the corner of the earthy tone colored wall.
Babe agreed to my 'proposal' of having dinner the other night at Hakka Republic. What better than taking advantage of the smooth traffic during CNY, to head to town.
The restaurant was rather empty when we stepped in. Love the spaciousness of the restaurant, the typical Chinese feel of it and the different shaped lamp that filled the restaurant.
When I checked with the waitress on what's the sign printed beside some of the menu items, was told that because it's not available. Seriously?? If so, why bother to have a special sign printed out on menu, for unavailable items?
When we were brought our salad, there was a strong aroma of the grilled prawn. It smell soooo good. We just love this plate of salad, fresh crunchy organic romaine lettuce, with homemade caesar salad sauce, plus the prawns (quite generous la, total about 6).. The prawn tasted so good, that it made the overall salad tasted especially good.
The other main meal that we really love was the aglio olio with seafood. Though it was a rather small portion of the angel hair served, this plate of spaghetti was an absolute must-have. It came with generous portion of salmon, squid, prawn, mussel and scallop. Yummy. It has strong taste of garlic, dried chilli, herbs and lots of olive oil. Just love this.
The miso black cod fish that we had was really fresh. However, we enjoyed the baby kailan that accompanied the cod fish, and the fish skin even more, as it has the smell good factor in it.
After the meal, we chilled out nearer to the bar area, with nice view of the KL Tower. The selection of songs played by Hakka Republic is in fact varied, as it jumped from a pop song, to slow rock, to Chinese, to love song - all seem to jumbled up.. Maybe that's what made this place a little more special.
Love the striking red wall outside the restaurant, and being a Hakka, ought to take a picture, in front of the 'Hakka' Republic wording. Another excuse to take picture. ^-^
Wine Restaurant & Food Bar
Lot 2.05, Level 2, Menara Hap Seng,
Tel : 03-2078 9908
Url : www.hakkarepublic.com