38 Llankelly Place
Potts Point, Sydney
KL kitchen is one of the few Malaysian restaurants operating in the Potts Point/Darlinghurst area. It's situated on beautiful Lankelly Place, one of Sydney's newest food hubs, conveniently tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Potts Point/Kings Cross.
Tonight The Counts were dining with some dear friends, all so well-travelled, their experiences have taken them across every culinary spectrum, from street food to fine dining and everything in between all over the world. They are great company and we love having dinner with them.
KL Kitchen is fully licensed but also BYO wine, so you can bring a couple of your favourites if you can't find something on the wine list that you like, which by the way, is actually quite good. We ordered a lovely Tasmanian Pinot Noir off the wine list. We love Tasmanian Pinots and this one was very well priced.
The food menu is also good here. There is an array of choices for various Dim Sums, a long list of entrees, so many Mains and quite a few desserts as well.
We love to share dishes so we chose to start with a few steamed dumplings while we examined the menu. Not long after we ordered them, a beautiful steamer basket arrived loaded with some mouth watering dumplings.
Steamed Spinach with seafood, beef balls and Chicken Sui Mai had The Counts and their friends really satisfied with their first dish.
Now it was time for some mains and another thing we liked about the menu here is that everything can be done in Tapas style, which are smaller portions, so you can order quite a few dishes and try a bit of everything.The Sambal Belacan with eggplant and dried shrimp was in two words, simply outstanding. Sambal Belacan is the building block for any Malaysian food and the one here holds up to its reputation. The flavours of chilli, shrimp paste and lime juice brought out the flavour of the eggplant really well and had us coming back!
The beef Rendang, a regular dish for us at every Malaysian restaurant we visit, was cooked well and smothered in that spicy curry sauce we love so much.
It also became a perfect dipping agent for the golden and flaky Roti that came with it. Our friend MS, who loves Roti, was particularly impressed with the one served here.
The succulent pieces of squid were well seasoned and crispy.
Our friend SL who's taste of salt and pepper squid has expanded over many continents, gave it a double thumps up.
Our first dessert, The deep fried ice cream was a heavenly ball of ice cream deep fried in a golden batter - simply divine. The sago pudding was creamy and the sago was well cooked giving it that pearly texture which makes it so flavoursome.
However, despite both desserts being so delicious, we have to admit, the banana Roti with gulu Melaka and cinnamon was the dessert winner of the evening. We love the buttery texture of Roti and that taste combined with the banana and cinnamon was sensational. This is one dessert we highly recommend.
The counts and their friends really enjoyed their dining experience at KL Kitchen. It's definitely a great choice for your next Malaysian outing. It's open 6 days a week for lunch and dinner and all their menu items are available as take away. If you live in the area, they will even deliver it to your door. We will definitely be back.
The Counts visit to KL Kitchen for Sir and Mlady Dine Out was supported by the Malaysian Kitchen Programme.