This will be a short post. Why? I could not capture images of the environment – which usually takes up half of the blog post, so yea. Why could I not capture photographs of the environment? Well, this bistro basically takes up the small cozy corner lot along a stretch of restaurants in Bukit Tunku. When I say small and cozy – I mean it. It is small, and they try to fit as many seats and tables as possible into that tight space. The day I visited it, around noon on Tuesday, it was so packed, that it would literally seem awkward for me to stand in the middle of it all to take a couple of photographs because firstly – I could not get a seat and secondly, it was difficult to manuever through the crowd. Thankfully, they had seating outside, but even that was limited. Did I mention that I get anxious in tight places? Yea, this bistro gives me plenty of that, but the food was rated to be good, so i decided to give it a try and then get the hell out of there.
AHA!!! I managed to get ONE photo. This will hopefully assist you in feeling the vibe I was experiencing there. Cozy, relaxing and cheerful. I apologize for not taking more – It was raining heavily, this was the best I could do among the throngs of people trying to squeeze together to avoid pretty much an unavoidable deflection of getting rain water on themselves . Anyways …………
Chicken and Mushroom Pie, 29 Ringgit
This was simply delicious. It was not just a good chicken pie, it was a damn good one. The pie crust was thin and crispy, just how I like it. As you slice open the pie, the contents just oozes out. I dont usually fancy liquidy content, but this was creamy and thick, just wet enough to enable every spice and flavor to retain its taste. Yummmm ! The green pea paste on the side was delicious too, wish I had gotten more. It was made up of small chunks of green peas mash, just by itself. Fabulous contributor to the pie. Overall, a yummy yummy filling meal, albeit priced a little steep.
Hainanese Chicken Rice, 25 Ringgit
I know the images above depicts a rather usual version of a chicken rice – however, do not judge a book by its cover. It tasted nice. The chicken pieces were moist and soft, covered with layers of sweet soy sauce and ‘kicap’ , providing it its nice flavor. Thank god there were no fats attach to any of those slices. Some of the shops that serve chicken rice – predominantly chinese, usually serve the chicken with lumps of fats attached. I do not know if they intentionally do it because they were lazy to clean it up to that they simply assumed it taste good. Fats just taste gross. YUCK! This had none of that. The chicken was accompanied with well cooked rice, broth on the side, and chilly paste. Mix all those items together and you have yourself one flavorful dish of yummy chicken rice – again, albeit a rather steep price.
Would I head here again?
Yes. I like this place, in fact – I like Bukit Tunku/Kenny Hills a lot. This is an affluent area, hence the steep pricing in food. However, unlike the other affluent areas around Kuala Lumpur, like Bangsar and Mont Kiara, this suburb is like a secret hideout located in the hills of Bukit Tunku. Greens everywhere, peaceful and beautiful. Well spaced out civilization that did not go overboard, not many cars moving about. Just a drive around the neighborhood can do wonder to my mood, imagine also having able to dine and savor delicious food. What more can I ask for. It is pricey, but I think it is worth every penny.
So, I decided to drop by Kenny Hills Bistro again (at about 6.45 pm), hoping that the evening crowd would be lesser than the lunch and dinner crowd. With lesser people – I can take some pictures of how it is inside this bistro, something I could not do previously and was happy to see that only 2 tables inside were occupied this time, yay!. However, despite the Bistro being mostly empty – I was escorted to a table on the side to be seated. All the other tables were apparently booked/reserved. Well, I had about 20 minutes the bistro starts filling up. So, I got straight to it – snapping some pictures, lol
As you can see, this is a small corner lot, cosy little bistro. Based on the arrangement, I would think that the inside of the bistro is catered for bigger groups, where as the outside is catered for smaller groups. When the inside is not full, then it would be a pleasure for small groups – 2 people to sit there as they do have 3 sets of 2 seaters , the rest are made up of long tables. I was lucky this time, the inside of the bistro was pretty vacant and then 20 minutes later – it was not. It was noisy and boisterous, if you do not mind that, then sit inside, otherwise – sit outside. The place is small, so it tends to amplify sound. If it is just the two of you, having a decent conversation would be pretty difficult without having to repeat yourself. When you have 2,3 tables filled with 10,12 loud, happy, excited people, that is bound to happen – loud loud noises.
Pesto Pasta, 28 ringgit
This was a good dish – delicious and decadent. It was creamy and there was plenty of pesto sauce all around. Scallops were fresh, moist. A spoonful of this spaghetti was sooo yummy!! However, nothing beats the pesto pasta served in Touche, that is the bomb, this dish at Kenny Hills – is a close second. Yup. Touche Pesto Pasta is the best, Kenny Hills Bistro Pesto Pasta is good. Get it? Both these dishes are awesome and are in the Top 3, one is just slightly better than the other. Do give this dish a try though, it is a good dish.
Address: 9, Jalan Langgak Tunku, Bukit Tunku, 50480 Kuala Lumpur
Opening Hours: Tuesdays to Sundays, 11.30 am – 3 pm, 6.30 om – 10 pm
Signing out now, Ciao.