By: Anna Kong
D’Legends is not your typical cool kids’ hangout spot despite its bold interior design (bright red walls and sofas surrounded by stencil portraits of legends). It’s really a warm, friendly neighbourhood bar, in my opinion. The moment I stepped in, I was greeted by a chatty bartender and ushered to my seat by a waiter with a great smile. There were even a couple with two young infants having dinner next to our table; a rare sight at a bar, really! The inviting atmosphere made me look forward to trying out their newly released menu.
We started our course with Curry Leaf Prawns (RM18), which immediately made my mouth water with its aroma when it arrived. Spices exploded in my palette and opened up my appetite even more. I polished off the whole plate and didn’t even leave the curry leaves behind while the others ogled.
Next we were served the famous Chicken Tikka (RM18). I’m not really a fan of sour foods, thus I couldn’t appreciate the dish as both the chicken and the sauce are marinated and infused with yogurt. However, the meat was packed with taste and so tender; I can see why it quickly became a favourite as the juicy chicken melted in my mouth.
The Pork Belly Rendang (RM23) turned me into a greedy hog. Each bite, accompanied with crispy skins, burst with flavours and textures in my mouth. I found myself hesitating to share this scrumptious dish with my dining companions, so prepare for some friendship-ending fights unless you order enough for everyone!
The Professor (RM23) is a testament for lamb lovers. D’Legends boasts of their in-house made burger patties, and I would say they have every right to; just look at the thick, juicy patty! The accompanying hand-cut fries – 12 exact cuts, mind you! – are very well-seasoned and fried to crispy perfection that we almost fought over them.
Spaghetti Aglio Olio (RM23) has a local twist with the chili padi tossed in. Overall the taste was good, but it’s not entirely unique when compared to the creativity of the dishes that came before, and wasn’t as spicy as I thought it would be, so I fixed that by munching on the chilli padi for that extra Malaysian kick. Still a recommended staple for spaghetti lovers!
Bacon Overload Fried Rice (RM20) lived up to its name because there were bacon bits in every mouthful I took. In fact, it had me gushing all over and staving off others because who doesn’t love bacon? I had to remind myself it’s supposed to be a sharing platter and keep my manners in check.
For drinks, I had Sex on The Beach (RM22) I’m serious which was really sweet, smooth and perfect for my sweet tooth needs. The Legendary Shadow (RM28) is Rum, Gin, pineapple juice and blackcurrant juice mixed to create a tangy-sweet concoction with just the right amount of alcohol. Do drink responsibly or your legendary shadow will appear all over Taman Tun!
Coffee Martini (RM25) is a combination of Whisky, Kahlua, coffee and brown sugar. As martini is my least favourite drink, I couldn’t bring myself to enjoy this wonder despite people saying it’s good! Honestly though, this wasn’t entirely bad despite my biases – the salt and brown sugar amplified the coffee taste making the martini bearable (haha). And I really couldn’t complain because they served me a cup of Julius Meinl (RM8) – the wondrous Austrian coffee brand and store – afterwards and I tasted bliss at the first sip.
Then we moved on to the best stage of every multi-course meal ever; dessert! Rum & Raisin (RM18) is very, very creamy vanilla ice-cream made in-store. The rum leaves a slight sting on our tongues and had us scooping mouthfuls one after another!
The chocolate brownie (RM12) was not only moist and all gooey inside, it also had candied bacon bits on it! I’ll ask again, who doesn’t like bacon?
Head down over to D’Legends to get these treats now!
24, Jalan Datuk Sulaiman, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Monday to Friday: 3:30PM – 1AM
Saturdays and Sundays: 11AM – 1AM