TOKUSHIMA WAGYU Promotion @ IKETERU, Hilton Kuala Lumpur

For the very first time, Hilton Kuala Lumpur is bringing in the famous Tokushima wagyu beef from Shikoku whereby diners will get to savour this premium beef at Iketeru for the entire month of August 2018. Sourced from Nishiawa Beef from Tokushima Prefecture, the beef is certified halal to be sold in Malaysia, explained Japanese Executive Chef Ricky Kamiishi.

This Grade A5 wagyu is available on a special a la carte menu for both lunch and dinner. Besides the popular cuts like sirloin, tenderloin and ribeye, Chef Ricky is also introducing the lesser-known cuts like rib loin and knuckle. Cooked with the right method and matched with complementary ingredients, these secondary cuts are just as delicious.

Broiling and grilling the wagyu expertly, the Aburi Sushi and Karubi Salad prove that rib loin and knuckle can be rendered just as good.

Beef skeletal muscles and trimmings are simmered with tofu and vegetables resulting in a comforting rustic stew. My favourite is the seared rib loin with sea urchin, enhanced with some garlic ponzu sauce. The textural contrasts from the beef, rice and sea urchin is just amazing.

Aburi Sushi – broil sliced rib loin sushi

Karubi Salad – BBQ wagyu knuckle salad with spicy miso sauce

Wagyu Tataki Uni Soe – seared rib loin with sea urchin with garlic ponzu sauce

Gyusuji Nikomi – beef skeletal muscle with vegetables & tofu

Wagyu Hamburger with Mushroom Sauce

Other dishes offered under this promotion are the Toban Yaki Mojio To Wasabi Shoyu (grilled wagyu chuck roll on hot plate with sea salt and wasabi soy sauce) and Mini Onsen Tamago Karubi Donburi (BBQ wagyu knuckle & half-boiled egg with steamed rice). Prices for the dishes range from RM64-RM320.

Head on over to Iketeru this month to savour these special wagyu dishes, available at both lunch and dinner. This promotion started today and is available until 31 August 2018.

For reservations, please call +603-2264-2264 or visit for more information.


Level 8, Hilton Kuala Lumpur
3 Jalan Stesen Sentral
Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-2264-2596/2264)

Business hours: Noon-2.30pm (lunch); 6.30pm-10.30pm (dinner)

ENAK KL @ Feast Village – Modern Malay Cuisine

Enak KL is now back in town, after a short break some months back. Still in Feast Village, Starhill Gallery, Enak KL now occupies the lot where Tarbush used to be. Enak’s kitchen is still helmed by Chef Rani Ghazali who has been with the restaurant from the very beginning. Translated to mean “delicious”, “Enak” lives up to its name serving up traditional Malay cuisine, cooked lovingly by Chef Rani using age-old recipes from his family.

Kerabu, the Malay-styled salad using fresh local ingredients sits at the top of the menu and there are are 6 varieties listed there. We love our salads – we had 4 kerabus from that list!

I was told their most popular kerabu is the Kerabu Jambu Air Ikan Bilis, a unique mix of crunchy rose apples, fried anchovies tossed with shredded lemongrass, honey and lime juice.

Kerabu Jambu Air Ikan Bilis

Kerabu Kerang with cockles, beansprouts, coconut cream, kerisik (fried shredded coconut) and tamarind juice is another palate teaser. We also had the Kerabu Nangka with young jackfruit, prawns and bound together with ground fresh chillies, onions, belacan and kerisik. Kerabu Pucuk Paku had fiddlehead fern and chicken mixed with musk lime juice, kerisik and chilli padi for an extra kick.

Kerabu Kerang

Kerabu Nangka

Kerabu Pucuk Paku

We’re so glad we ordered their Sup Ekor because those chunks of oxtail were amazingly tender having been boiled for hours in a rich savoury broth perfumed by star anise, cardamom, cloves and even chill padi.

Sup Ekor

Once our oxtail soup has been slurped up, Chicken Satay made its way over. Tender juicy chunks of chicken meat dunked in a rich nutty sambal sauce – absolutely no complaints there!

Chicken Satay

Continuing with grilled items, we checked out some seafood items. After all, Malay-styled “ikan bakar” is always a favourite. So we had the Grilled Grouper and King Prawns and totally enjoyed the sweet freshness of the seafood. The fish and prawns had been marinated with a secret terutup glaze before grilling and that explains the incredible flavours. You can choose to eat the grilled food with several “sambals” – sambal asam jawa, kicap chilli padi or the regular sambal belacan.

Grilled King Prawns

Grilled Grouper

If you are a beef lover, do not miss the Rusuk Daging here! It’s truly one of the best grilled beef ribs I’ve ever had. Tender yet with a yielding bite, the charcoal-grilled juicy meat was absolutely delicious – it’s our top favourite dish at Enak!

Rusuk Daging

Asam Pedas is such a typical Malay dish and we just had to have this. We chose the fish version – our Asam Pedas had a generous portion of seabass in it. With dried red chillies, tamarind juice, laksa leaves and wild ginger paste ground into the paste for this gravy, be sure to have lots of rice ready.

Ikan Asam Pedas

Talking about rice, Enak serves complimentary rich with their main dishes and diners can choose from white rice, nasi tomato or nasi biryani. Both the nasi tomato and nasi biryani were divine, beautifully scented by spices embedded in the grains.

Delectable Nasi Tomato

To go with our rice, we also had the Sambal Udang Petai, Ayam Percik and two vegetable dishes – Kailan Goreng Ikan Masin and Kangkung Belacan. Needless to say, these made us did justice to the rice!

Sambal Udang Petai

Ayam Percik

Kailan Goreng Ikan Masin

Kangkung Belacan

There are several traditional Malay desserts on Enak’s menu. Popular ones are their Pisang Goreng, Serawa Durian and Ais Batu Campur. Our favourites are the deep-fried bananas served with a sweet-spicy dip and the rich durian “congee” cooked in coconut milk and palm sugar which we happily dipped the roti jala and steamed glutinous rice balls.

Pisang Goreng with spicy-sweet thick soya sauce dip

Serawa Durian

Ais Batu Campur

If you are looking for a comfortable and elegant venue to dine on traditional Malay cuisine, Enak KL is just the place. Service is attentive and friendly.


Feast Village, Starhill Gallery
JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur
Jalan Bukit Bintang
55100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-2782-3807