December 8, 2015

Christmas at Thyme Kiara, Solaris Mont Kiara

A British Christmas with Traditional Oven Roasted Turkey Feast!

This Yuletide season, it always pays to enjoy a feast of festive favorites with family and friends! New to the Solaris Mont Kiara neighborhood is Thyme Kiara Restaurant. Barely three months old is Thyme Kiara, a modern home style kitchen serving European cuisine, the heart and soul of Zyda and her family. Having moved from the cold weather of London to our hot and sunny Malaysian shore, Zyda hopes to let her diners experience what modern European food is all about.

Thyme Kiara is obviously named for a reason. Zyda uses lots of thyme in her cooking and also since she feels it very important to spend time with family and friends over a good hearty meal, she hopes Thyme Kiara will be able to let her diners enjoy the warm and delicious home style dishes her restaurant serves. To her and her family, it’s all abot spending family time over a hearty meal of Sunday Roast or any meals for that matter. Previously in England, Zyda had ran two Bed &Breakfast boutique hotels and hope to be able to do so here one day.

The bistro is beautiful at sight. Sheer simplicity of minimalist modern interior design of bright blue with cream and natural dark wood color theme gave the whole place an elegant and contemporary ambiance. There are two dining sections with a main dining area on the ground level and a private dining area on the next floor up which is perfect for parties and private functions. Thyme Kiara also has a bar area where one can hang out with some beer or wine to catch some sport actions on the TV.

When we were there, Thyme Kiara was already decorated with the festive trimmings and Christmas music was already playing to add further charm to the festive mood. Zyda and her team is set to welcome in the Christmas holiday with her British traditional Christmas home style menu filled with much deliciousness of Mulled Wines, holiday classics and sweet Christmas desserts.

There is a Thyme Kiara Festive Season Set Menu for the adult as well as a Thyme Kiara Children Menu. There is also a Takeaway Menu of the Traditional Oven Roasted Turkey with all the trimmings. More details of this at the end of the post. Reservations of 2 days in advance are required for the festive set menus and takeaway.

Thyme Kiara Festive Season Set Menu

The Thyme Kiara Festive Season Set Menu offers diners a beverage, a starter, a main course, a dessert and finished with coffee and mint. Diners choose from the various choices from the beverage, starter and dessert.

With festive holidays around the corner, diners can choose from a glass of House Pouring Wine or Mocktail to ring in the festive cheers with this set menu.

There is a choice of starter from Bruschetta, Creamed Pumpkin Soup with Spiced Ginger or Smoked Salmon Salad for the set menu.

The Creamed Pumpkin Soup with Spiced Ginger is pure comfort flavours of sweet and creamy pumpkin jazzed up with hints of earthy spices and light ginger notes in the background. It’s beautifully delicious, tummy warming and very satisfying as a starter.

The Smoked Salmon Salad also proved to be a winner with its salty and smoky flavours of the luscious smoked salmon crowning crisp romaine lettuces and rockets, cherry tomatoes and cucumber all dressed in light vinaigrette and finished with shavings of parmesans. Light, fresh and lovely starter to gear up for the heavier main course to come.

It was truly worth the wait to get to the main course of the menu. A treat of festive tradition, a platter of home favorite roast, lots and lots of smaller platters of sides, rich creamed gravy and fruity tangy sauce is what a Christmas feast is all about at the British table.

Thyme Kiara’s Traditional Oven Roasted Turkey with all the trimmings of Yorkshire Puddings and Roasted Vegetables served with Cranberry Sauce and Chef Crafted Gravy is set to impress diners with a holiday feast cooked with love.

Traditional Oven Roasted Turkey with Cranberry Sauce and Chef Crafted Gravy

Roasted Potatoes, Roasted Peppers, Sautéed Snow Peas, Roasted Parsnips and Carrots, Corn on Cob, Classic British Yorkshire Puddings and Sautéed Bok Choi are all the must-have trimmings to the festive roasted turkey.

For single diners or smaller groups of less than 8, the main course is served by individual portions. For groups of 8 and above, a whole turkey together with all the trimmings and sauces are presented in family sharing platters.

The turkey was moist, tender and delicious with the creamy rich gravy and fruity cranberry sauce. The sides were really a highlight on their own and were beautifully cooked and seasoned.

To end the festive meal, choose your dessert from a choice of Bread & Butter Pudding, Passion Fruit Mousse or Christmas Pudding with Vanilla Sauce. The Christmas Pudding is a very traditional and much-beloved dessert at the British table. It is dark, rich, sweet and utterly divine with vanilla sauce. The beautiful presentation of individual mini Christmas pudding is perfect and pretty!

Coffee and Mints to complete the festive meal.

Thyme Kiara Children Menu

Every little one also deserves their own festive menu! Zyda and team whips up little ones’ favorites completed with beverage, main course and dessert.

Fruit Cordial or Fresh Juices for the little ones.

Children main courses to choose from are kids’ favorites of Creamy Turkey Pasta, Roasted Turkey Pizza, Beef Burger with Fries, Bangers and Mash with Gravy or Roasted Turkey with Mashed Potatoes and Steamed Vegetables.

Tender slices of roasted turkey on marinara sauce and melted cheese on crisp pizza base proved to be a winner with littles one every time.

One cannot also go wrong with pasta with kids. This one has silky pasta strands coated in creamy white sauce with slices of roasted turkey in the Creamy Turkey Pasta.

Bangers and Mash with Gravy is such a British classic and works every time for diners of all ages!

Kids get a choice of dessert of Cheese Cake or Brownies with Chocolate Sauce and Vanilla Ice Cream. Cheese and chocolate is a guaranteed hit with kids… and adults too! We stole a few bites and love these classic desserts…

Thyme Kiara Festive Season Set Menu

For single order (1 pax) for the set menu, it is priced at RM108 nett per pax
For 2 pax or more order for the set menu, it is priced at RM188 for 2 pax and priced accordingly onwards.

Thyme Kiara Children Menu

For children aged below 12 years old, it is priced at RM30 nett per child

Takeaway Thyme Kiara Traditional Roasted Turkey

One Whole Turkey (feeds 8 pax) RM350 nett
*comes with 3 sauces - Turkey Gravy, Black Pepper and Cranberry Sauces

Additional Add-ons - 5 sides for RM100 nett
(Choose from Roasted Potatoes, Roasted Peppers, Roasted Parsnips, Glazed Carrots, Creamed Sweet Potatoes, Roasted Sweet Corn, Sweet Peas, Brussels Sprout, Yorkshire Pudding)

The festive set menus and takeaway are available from 1 Dec 2015 to 5 Jan 2016.

Thyme Kiara will be opened for business on 25 Dec 2015, Christmas Day and 1 Jan 2016, New Year Day. Do call for reservations at least two days in advance.

J-0G-14, SOHO KL, Solaris Mont Kiara
50480 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +603 6206 3023 / +60111 447 2225

Business Hour:
Monday to Friday 11.00am to 11.00pm
Saturday & Sunday 11am to 1am

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