Take Five
Tatler Malaysia|March 2021
Catering to the fact that diversity is delicious, Shiso Dining at the MiCasa All Suite Hotel houses a five-in-one concept
Samantha Lim

Specialising in pared-down decadence, Shiso Dining couldn’t have come at a better time. Because customers are less inclined to splurge on set menus and champagne these days, the cavernous space, which previously went by Tapas Restaurant & Bar, has seen a complete turnabout thanks to the tastemakers behind Cilantro Restaurant & Wine Bar. Get acquainted with Shiso Dining’s five concepts under one roof:

LA TERRASSE

Takashi Kimura, the face of one of Kuala Lumpur’s longest-running fine dining restaurants, has not forsaken Cilantro Restaurant & Wine Bar, in case you were wondering. The Japanese chef, who has been on local soil long enough to call Malaysia home, is merely diversifying his portfolio— not a bad move given the current climate.

Cilantro’s elegance and aesthetic harmony make it one of the city’s best-loved institutions, but to enjoy their cold capellini with sea urchin and botan ebi and other signature dishes on a weekly basis is a pipe dream. Cue La Terrasse, which serves similar French-Japanese cuisine with Kimura’s touch: seared foie gras with daikon and yuzu paste, chicken fricasée blanketed with black truffle slices, boozy baba au rhum served with raisin ice cream—these are dishes that wouldn’t look out of place at a stylish bistro on a cobblestoned street in Europe.

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