Social @ KL – “The place to be, where friends meet”. A tag line like that is sure to get my attention especially when that place has cocktails and great food. So, on one night, together with a few good friends, we planted ourselves at the casual and cosy tables of Social @ KL, hoping for a relaxing and enjoyable dinner with drinks. Situated in the heart of KL at G Tower, this place boasts all of 8,000 square feet with a comfortable and laid back environment, perfect for that glass of martini after a long day at work.
Wooden tables and chairs for a laid back environment
What struck me as impressive was their incredible selection of wine located at their winepost! With a wine selection that spans across 100 countries, one is spoiled for choice!
The signature winepost
Dinner started off with some signature drinks, highly recommended by the nice and attentive waitstaff. The Social Ice Tea, in particular, was special since it’s served with a scoop of home made sorbet of various flavours. We tasted the one with mango sorbet and found the taste to be pretty refreshing and light – but make sure the sorbet is stirred in well to get the best flavour out of this.
Social Ice Tea (RM12.90)
The Berry Booster reminded me of a detox drink – it contained a mixture of raspberries, blackberries, strawberries and grapes. I call this berry-licious!
Berry Booster (RM16.90)
If I had to choose, I would go for the Mango and Lime Lassi, which was a concoction of mangoes, lime, lemon and yogurt, resulting in a bright yellow thick mixture that was such a pleasant to drink! Call me biased since I love mangoes, but this drink was a nice balance of mangoes and lime, resulting in a yummy blend of sweet and sour.
Mango & Lime Lassi (RM15.90)
For starters, we had the Wild Mushroom Soup, which was served in a sizable cappuccino cup. The difference about this soup was the thin layer of foam on top, sprinkled with mushroom powder, that gave it a really nice aroma but retained the lightness and flavour. The soup was generously filled with bits of button mushrooms and had a moderately creamy texture, perfect to go with the complimentary garlic bread that came with it.
Wild Mushroom Soup (RM15.90)
And I had to say this – I was in love with the garlic bread! The edges were brown and crispy but the centre still remained soft and nicely buttered. I normally go easy on carbs but these made me eat more than my normal dosage. 😛
Peppered Ahi Tuna was a cold dish of fresh tuna coated with black pepper and served with a medium rare doneness to retain the moist and pink centres. I have nothing against medium rare fish but I have to say pepper is not my cup of tea, so I did not really appreciate this dish.
Peppered Ahi Tuna (RM26.90)
I did, however, licked my lips over the Peking Duck with Deep Fried Mantou Bun! These cute babies were delicately wrapped around tasty and succulent Peking duck with glorious sauce, making them ever so addictive. The mantou was nicely fried without being oily, while the insides were soft and warm. Oh give me a plate of this and I’m a happy girl! 🙂
Peking Duck with Deep Fried Mantou Bun (RM15.90)
On to more healthy dishes, I found the Caesar Salad to be pretty delicious, especially with the addition of crispy turkey bacon that gave it a nice crunch. Couple that with fresh romaine lettuce and home made salad dressing to make it a winning combination.
Caesar Salad (RM19.90)
We tried two types of pizza that night, the Chicken Satay and Teriyaki Salmon. The group of us unanimously preferred the Teriyaki Salmon due to its flaky salmon slices, juicy avocado, generous amount of mayonnaise as well as the oh-so-important mozzarella! Making a special appearance here was the gorgeous bonita flakes, dancing seductively in the wind just screaming to be eaten. Can we say yum?
Pizza Chicken Satay (RM25.90)
Pizza Teriyaki Salmon (RM29.90)
But my favourite dish of the night was, without a doubt, the Baked Atlantic Cod Fish. The fish fillet was exceptionally thick and came together with some baby carrots and asparagus. How should I describe this fish other than it’s sexy? Thick, flaky, smooth and juicy. How can one not fall in love with it? To bring the flavour to new heights, the baked cod was drizzled with truffle cream. If there was anything called fish heaven, this would be it.
Baked Atlantic Cod Fish (RM49.90)
Apart from Western food, Social @ KL served a few selections of Asian delights as well, including their signature Tiger King Prawn Noodles. What made this unique was their soup which was naturally sweetened by the essence of prawns, without the help of MSG. At that point, I was reminded of how my mom used to warn me against drinking the soup of noodles for fear of the excessive MSG used (which was said to cause thirst or worse, hair loss!), but with this, no more worries!
Tiger King Prawn Noodles (RM38.90)
To end our very satisfying meal, we tried two types of desserts. The Tiramisu was served in a martini glass, thick with mascarpone cream and sprinkled with coffee powder on top. To eat this, one should dig the spoon all the way to the bottom of the glass to get the essence of liquor that came with this dessert. The blend of bitter and sweet was sheer pleasure.
Spot the liquor at the bottom
The Red Bean Galore was basically black sesame ice-cream served on top of red bean, surrounded by gingko nuts. While this looked like a colourful combination, it was nothing to shout about.
Red Bean Galore (RM12.90)
Dining at Social @ KL
To be honest, I thought dining in a swanky hotel in the heart of KL would cost me a bomb, but this dining experience proved that hotel dining in KL didn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg. If only my office was nearer, I wouldn’t mind coming here more often for their happy hours! 😉
Social @ KL Restaurant
Social @ KL Restaurant, Bar, Winepost
G02 & LG02-04, GTower,
199, Jalan Tun Razak,
50400 Kuala Lumpur,
Tel no.: +603-2164 4424
GPS Coordinates: 3.159377,101.719855