Okay, did any of you guys know of the existence of this restaurant? I have been to KLPAC about 5 times and never did I see/hear of Samira. Apparently, they have been around since 2012, lol and I am 5 years late, but hey – better late than never, right?
First thing I noticed was the surrounding. Samira is located at the edge of a mini lake of sort. Breathtaking, really.
If you fancy yourself some time off from the city, surrounded by nature, then you should give Samira a go. It certainly was a breath of fresh air for me, loved it. At the point when I visited this eatery, it just finished raining, so I had the breeze literally heading my way with droplets of water occasionally hitting me – felt real good. Totally naturalistic.
They offer a variety of Asian dishes, there is the Indian style Prawn Crabmeat cake that resembles vada/vadai, the pineapple fried rice which is a popular Thai dish, Kankung belacan – Chinese style and many more dishes to tickle your taste buds.
Prawn Crabmeat Cake, 26 ringgit
For starters, I decided to give this vada/vadai like prawn crabmeat cake a try. I have tried this dish several times before, elsewhere and while it tasted good, it usually is either overwhelmingly oily and/or somehow lost its crunchiness along the way. When the dish arrived here though, as soon as I cut into it to take my first mouth, you can literally feel the crunchiness. YAY! IT tasted really good, was not overwhelmingly oily and was properly spiced. There was plenty of prawn and crabmeat filling that came with this ‘cake’ , they did not stinge on it. There is nothing I would change about this dish except for the fact that I wished there were plenty more ‘cakes’ than 5 that came with this dish. It was not enough – I needed more, lol.
Chicken Spicy Sauce, 28 ringgit
If you like you chicken not too spicy, a little sweet with some gravy – the do give this a try. I fancied myself some chicken that did not fall into the ‘curry’ category because that would mean too much gravy, so instead – I wanted something dryer and this was what that was suggested. It was exactly what I needed. The chicken was deboned and cook to perfection, tender and easy to cut into. The gravy was thick, fragrant, spicy with a tinge of sweetness. I loved it.
Pineapple Fried Rice, 24 ringgit
I loved this fried rice. Literally all the ingredients that made up this dish – I like. There was about 3 large prawns, cashewnuts, raisins, corns, carrots, peas and egg. There was crunchiness, sweetness and spiciness with a burst of flavors as soon as you take a spoonful of it. Loved it. Definitely the kind of fried rice i would order again.
Would I head here again?
Yes, but not anytime soon. First of all, it is located quite a distance away from where I am located. Secondly, as an attempt to eat healthier, I usually eat rice and seafood once a week and when I do – I like variety. In terms of the food offered at Samira, it is perhaps something I can find nearby, maybe not at the similar standard served at Samira but I can nevertheless find something nearer. I would head to Samira though, when I want a change in ambiance/environment – the naturalistic feel/view it offers. It certainly will distress me.
Address: Sentul Park – KLPAC, Jalan Strachan, Sentul West, 51100 Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: Everyday, 12 pm – 11.30 pm
Signing out now, Ciao.