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Dec 8, 2012 07:13 AM

Kuala Lumpur - Superb Malay Street Food at JP Teres, Grand Hyatt KL

JP Teres at Grand Hyatt is my new go-to place for some really great Malay street food:

- Chicken satay were succulent, served with a thick, rich, perfectly-spiced peanut sauce.

- Roti canai (prata) were thicker than I expected, but very crisp & tasty, and served with 3 types of dips: dhal curry, spicy chili, and chcken curry - all were flawlessly cooked.

Have to return & try more menu options there.

Address details
JP Teres
Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur
12 Jalan Pinang,
50450 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +60 3 2182 1234 extension 2333

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  1. JP Teres is not the only notable restaurant at the Grand Hyatt - the other one which seemed to be receiving a lot of notice (and lavish praise) from some local bloggers is Thirty8, located on the 38th floor of the hotel.

    Great view from up there. My lunch there today:

    - Caesar salad: a concatenated one: very fresh Romaine lettuce, ultra-crisp croutons, good quality shaved Parmesan. Not much taste of anchovies here - perhaps to cater to local tastes. No coddled egg.

    - Seafood bisque: don't like - too watery, overly-bitter, not a single bit of solid seafood or whatever in the soup.

    - Crab cakes on creamy mayo & tomatoey ratatouille. Very fresh crab meat used here, but otherwise pretty average tasting.

    I think Thirty8, like other Western/Continental restaurants in KL, is generally not of international standards. I can get better rendition of these dishes in top restaurants in Bangkok, let alone HK or Singapore.

    Anyway, Thirty8 is designed like other similar set-ups like Mezza9 in Grand Hyatt Singapore or Made in China in Grand Hyatt Beijing - large common dining area with separate cooking stations. In the case of Thirty8, there are the Japanese, Chinese & Western stations.

    Great service, superb views, pity about the so-so food. Not sure I'll be returning any time soon.

    1. JP Teres' pandan chiffon cake, covered with a thick pandan kaya sauce, served with fresh mango compote & soft-serve vanilla ice-cream on the side - best Malay dessert this part of town :-)

      The traditional Malay kopi tarik was a perfect accompaniment to the pandan cake,

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      1. re: klyeoh

        that looks great, i really wish they used pandan in this part of the world, its such a great flavor

      2. Back to JP Teres this evening - this time to try the Mamak Mee Goreng - Indian-Muslim-style spicy fried noodles, using yellow Hokkien noodles with tofu, beansprouts, shrimps, squid and Chinese choy-sum greens, flavoured with loads of chillis, and served with fresh cut red chillis and a squeeze of kalamansi lime. It's a quintessentially Malaysian dish: a fusion of Indian cooking and spices, and Chinese ingredients.

        JP Teres also served "sirap Bandung", a pink-hued chilled drink of evaporated milk flavoured with rose syrup.