RD90 in TREC serves hearty authentic Japanese-Chinese meals.
When it comes to Chinese food, it’s safe to no two countries’ Chinese fare is the same. It’s well-known that some popular local Chinese are nowhere to be found in China, making them unique to us. The same situation applies to Japan as well, where the local Chinese diaspora have created their own variants distinctive to the country. Introducing these unique Japanese-Chinese dishes to the Malaysian taste buds is RD90 Restaurant & Sake Bar, strategically located in TREC.
You may think RD90 does not immediately indicate the type of food that is served at the restaurant (Japanese-Chinese), but actually RD90 stands for Ramen Dining 90. Well, that’s the PR version of the name anyway. The truth is RD90 reflects the restaurant’s owner’s passion for golfing—his team’s name to be more specific: Royal Duffers 90. It’s also apt as the Royal Selangor Golf Club is right at the back of the restaurant, with unhindered view when dining al-fresco.
Now to the main reason why we’re here—the food. As aforementioned, RD90 focuses on authentic Japanese-Chinese dishes, as well as Japanese cuisine. We started our lunch with the appetising hane gyoza, which was perfectly crispy on the outside and juicy on the side. The hane gyoza is pan-fried for the crispy finish, unlike the other types of gyozas.
We followed up the appetiser with a steaming bowl of Tan Tan Ramen, which was served in thick peanut gravy. Unlike the Chinese counterpart which serves the meat on top of the noodles, the noodle here is immersed completely in the soup, allowing the strings to absorb the flavours better.
Also, what’s a visit to a Japanese restaurant without donburi? We tried the Salmon Don with fresh seaweed and ebiko, and loved every bite of it. The sashimi was fresh and artfully sliced under the curation of the in-house Japanese chef, who was also responsible for the most delicious sushi rice—made with the chef’s very own proportion of sugar and vinegar.
We also tasted the Pork Fried Rice, which stayed true to its Chinese background. The little bits of pork added the much needed flavour to what could have been just another Chinese fried rice. Rounding up our lunch at RD90, we had the rich and flavourful Mango Sorbet, which was locally made especially for the restaurant—the perfect fruity ending to bridge three independent nations.
In conjunction with the eatery’s upcoming Grand Opening promotion, patrons get 50% off food and free 1 drink of choice for both lunch and dinner from the 26th to 28th June of 2018. Visit the Events page here for more information.
p/s: RD90 is also the perfect place to experience the Japanese culinary tradition of omakase. There are few different options to suit your budget. Just remember to call 3 days in advance to give the Chef the time to prepare an unforgettable meal!
RD90 Dining & Sake Bar
H-G-03, The Hive,
436, Jalan Tun Razak,
Kelab Golf di Raja Selangor,
55000 Kuala Lumpur.
Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 12pm – 3pm; 5pm – 1am