Spiced Up Gastrobar!
Back again at The Enclave, our neighborhood restaurant has open a second outlet in Damansara Kim now after their successful outlet in Lorong Kurau, Bangsar. Needless to say, we are happy as this gastrobar is now closer to us whenever we crave for their Spicy Mutton Fried Rice…
The new dig is very spacious and decorated similar to its previous location. Brick walls, soft lights, bar counter with some dining tables and of course, the walls are filled with the owner, Vic to many, private collection of old photos of yesteryears of Malaysia.
Cut to the chase, we ordered our drinks of Enclave Sangria (RM25), Somersby Apple Cider (RM20), Ice Lemon Tea (RM7), Royal Punch (RM20) and Orange Juice (RM10). The Enclave Sangria is worthy of mention for its fruity concoction with red wine.
The menu is similar from their first outlet with very minimal changes. Glad to see that they retained our favorites, this round we opted to try some other dishes from our previous dining, although we couldn’t resist ordering our favorites.
Since it’s a bar, its only logical to order some snacks to go with our drinks before mains. First up, a tasty Fish/Lamb Cutlets (RM24/6pcs). We love the spiced up flavours of these two cutlets. The cutlets are so tasty, we didn’t even need the sauce on the side.
Nothing Korean about the Korean Garlic Chicken (RM20) but it’s a pretty decent and yummy dish to go with beer. Lightly sweetish with a caramelized sticky glaze on the chicken nuggets that were nicely crisp and cooked well.
From the Western corner, tuck into the Classic Chicken Burger (RM22) that is quite a whopper. Generous in portion, you get a nicely chargrilled chicken thigh that is well-seasoned with the whole works of lettuce, tomato, gherkin and cheddar cheese. Comes with fries and coleslaw, I suppose this burger would be even better with a fried Sunny side up egg.
The Enclave Club Sandwich (RM22) turned out to be a delicious sandwich that was gone within minutes. Stuffed with chicken ham, fried egg, lettuce, tomato and cheese on toasted bread, this club sandwich also comes with fries and coleslaw. Yum…
Our little ones enjoyed the Chicken Carbonara (RM20) a lot. Deliciously creamy with thick carbonara sauce and generous chicken cubes, the pasta was cooked well with a bite. Even the adults couldn’t resist stealing a few bites.
The adults adored the Enclave Lamb Pasta (RM24) simply because the al dente pasta was cooked with a spicy lamb varuval sauce. Its heat level is on a higher side for many but that’s what makes this pasta so kickass good!
Vic’s mom’s recipe of Mutton Varuval (RM24) proved to be the highlight of The Enclave. We opted for the mutton varuval to be served with bread but you can choose rice too. The dry and thick varuval is robust and wondrously spiced up with rich complex flavours. Solid packed with heat too, tt’s an addictive dish that keeps one going back for more.
We have previously enjoyed the Spicy Mutton Fried Rice (RM24) so much that we looked forward so much to this dish. Pleased that this plate was just as good, if not better, the fluffy fried rice has that oomph of spices and pieces of tender mutton. There is also an aromatic note of ‘wok hei’ that is essential in all delicious fried rice. Must-order!
There is also Lamb Shawarma (RM24) which has tortilla stuffed with the lamb varuval with vegetables and served with fries, garlic sauce and coleslaw.
Its good to know that the folks at The Enclave is consistent in their dishes. Prices are affordable and service was friendly and brisk. Located in the housing area of Damansara Kim, we are glad The Enclave is still a neighborhood friendly place to go to for comfort food.
27, Jalan SS 20/11,
47400 Petaling Jaya
Tel: 016-374 7667
Daily 4pm to 12 midnight