Mr Chew’s Chino Latino Bar in Bukit Bintang promises an exotic culinary adventure.
Whether you’re a foodie or just someone who appreciates an ingenious idea, chances are you’ve already heard about Mr Chew’ Chino Latino Bar. A successful marriage between Asian flavours and the Latin passion, a trip to this restaurant is a must if you love a healthy serving of culture with your food.
Located smack right in busy Bukit Bintang, Mr Chew’s provides an exciting respite from the hustle and bustle 13 floors below. It is another entry in the long-list of makan endeavours by Chef Christian Bauer and the namesake Eddie Chew, hot on the heels of their other restaurants like Troika Sky Dining, Fuego and Strato. The dining destination occupies what was formerly a penthouse loft in Wolo Hotel, with the duplex space now hosting various bars, lounges and dining areas, each with a unique ID touch.
When it comes to the décor, Mr Chew’s keeps it rustic and elegant. Tall windows drape across a significant portion of the dining area and lounges, allowing patrons unhindered views of the Kuala Lumpur skyline. The gastrobar’s scene-stealer, however, is the enormous painting of the legendary Empress Dowager Cixi, who controlled the Chinese government from 1861 to 1908. It’s easy to be overwhelmed by the colossal work of art – but take a closer look, for she embodies the very essence of Mr Chew’s Chino Latino Bar. Hint: tortilla chips and tequila.
When it comes to the food, Chef Bauer and Mr Chew do not hold back any punches. Each bite into the delicacies culminates into a burst of flavours you may have never known you could taste. This is no exaggeration – from the Cold Somen Noodles to the crowd-favourite Nori Taco, each dish presents a different zest in a different texture. Don’t get it wrong, the dishes are Asian in nature, but take various forms and make worldly references that make the dining experience at Mr Chew’s truly unforgettable.
The latest offering by the restaurant is Mr Chew’s Chino Latino Lunch, which is the outlet’s take on a classic Asian darling – the bento box – with choices of mains and deserts. The inventive box comes with an assortment of pickles, a stuffed bun and roll of the day, while the main choices range include the savoury Braised Duck Noodles and the flavourful Crisp Tortilla with Lamb Shoulder. For dessert, pick from the Coconut & Passion Fruit Sago Pudding, Lychee & Mango Panna Cotta, and Chocolate Banana Roll (our recommendation for the in-house ice cream).
Having said all that, if there if there is only meal to be had at this culinary institution, go for the Mr Chew’s Sunday Brunch. Priced at RM140++ per person, the brunch set encompasses over 20 dishes that you can refill for endless seconds. With a little bit of everything unique one can find in the restaurant, the 12pm – 3pm menu is the perfect go-to for anyone looking for a life-changing weekend.
Mr Chew’s Chino Latino Food
WOLO, Jalan Bukit Bintang,
55100 Kuala Lumpur.
*All images by UPPRE.
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