Joining popular Changkat hotspots such as The Steakhouse, Black Forest, The Whisky Bar, El Cerdo and Dining In The Dark, Opium KL is the first Asian theme venue and the latest addition to Werner’s Group.
Inspired by the mid-20th century Opium era, guests will be amaze by its 1930s-1960s interior décor. Furnished with vintage pieces such as an Opium bed in the Rose Room, Chinese wine pots in the Communal area and of course, the devoted opium pipes as the centerpieces to fit the Chinese opium den theme.
Described as Asian Oriental delights with a twist, Yellow Pages For Home sampled some of the menu offerings starting with the Black Fried Rice. This glutinous rice with soft-shell crab and egg is ‘inked’ with squid ink, to give the black colouring in the dish. To our surprise, the rice is rich in flavor.
One of Opium’s popular dishes is the Angus Beef Rendang. The Rendang is served in a pot with a portable fire stove, best eaten with a choice of lotus leaf buns or poppy seed rice. What’s interesting about this dish is that it is uncommon for Angus Beef to be cooked as Rendang, one of our signature local dishes. The taste stays true to the way a Rendang should be prepared, as it is cooked with spices, coconut, kaffir lime and turmeric leaves.
Next we sampled the Pan Seared Sour Plum Duck Breast. The duck breast is pan-seared with plum sauce, seasoned with aromatic spices and served with brown rice. Quench your thirst with Opium’s Signature drinks; try the refreshing fruity Mango Assam Boi and Sunrise Cooler. Served in a miniature jar, both drinks have its very own distinct flavor. The Mango Assam Boi is served with a portion of mango flesh and sweet mango nectar.
What makes Opium cocktails unique is the way the drinks are served. Alcoholic beverages such as beer and wine are served in a traditional Chinese wine pots and bowl, just like the ancient days.
The exquisite cocktail menu is sure to make Opium a popular spot for after-work and weekend drinks. Cocktails at Opium are specially crafted by Joshua Ivanovic of Cocktail Solutions, an award-winning mixologist.
The popular Tea Trader cocktail is a rum based potion with lemon juice, black tea syrup, peach puree and egg white that comes with mini tidbits of nuts. The Black Dragon cocktail has a ‘berry-fied’ taste, with its concoction of vodka crème de casis, lemon and blackberries. The drink is served in a pot, on dry ice creating a smoky effect.
We concluded our oriental feast with Cheesy Banana Fritters. An intriguing sweet dessert of banana fritters topped with strands of cheddar cheese and a scoop of banana ice cream. The marriage of sweet and salty in this dessert complimented with crispy on the outside and soft banana on the inside is just heavenly for dessert lovers.
Opium Offers a Basket and Bowls lunch buffet, where you can enjoy free flow dim sum, noodles and drinks for a nett price. Available during lunch time from 12.00pm to 2.30pm, weekdays.
Staying true to its Asian concept, Opium is a must-visit-place in Kuala Lumpur for those who enjoy a thematic experience surrounded by a vintage, yet modern ambience while indulging in authentic oriental cuisine.