A supposed trip to Yellow Brick Road at Jalan Batai did not materialize. The queue was 45 minutes long, and our rumbling stomachs showed us no mercy 😦 So we decided to dine at Sitka Restaurant which is located a few doors away and return to YBR for coffee later.
Sitka does not have any signage on her. Since there aren’t that many eateries in the vicinity, one won’t be able to miss her.
Helmed by Aberdeen’s Moonfish Cafe Chef Christian Recomio, Sitka draws inspirations from food scene from Barcelona, Copenhagen and London. Combining locally sourced produce with western techniques, Sitka rolls out an interesting, fusion menu.
Hot Chocolate [RM 10.00]
The hot chocolate was thick, wasn’t overly sweet and appears to have a hint of dark cocoa. Emits a rather comforting and hearty feeling to it. Overall a nice cup of hot chocolate.
The affogato came with the ice-cream already inside it. The coffee was very strong, in fact it was a little too strong for the gNOMes’ liking. Nevertheless it was offset by the sweetness of the caramel ice-cream, which made a nice creamy texture.
Lamb Tacos [RM 27.00]
A bed of shredded lamb shoulder bits, smashed peas and mint leaves on top of lightly grilled tortilla wrap. The lamb shoulder was no doubt very well seasoned and fragrant. Albeit slightly on the salty side, the shredded lamb makes it up for the bland tortilla wrap. Mint leaves provided the ‘minty‘ after taste which we felt was a rather bold yet interesting combination. All mains come with a side serving of their in-house salad.
Beef Tacos [RM 25.00]
Gochujang braised beef brisket, green onion and cubed feta on tortilla wrap. Comparing this and the former, we’d recommend the Lamb Taco instead. 🙂
Caprese Ciabatta [RM 24.00]
Local mozarella cheese, slow tomatoes and thai basil all sandwiched in cute little buns. The buns are no doubt small, but they pack a punch. Generous layer of mozarella cheese on top of a bed of slow tomatoes. The combination created a very well-balanced cheesy “sandwich”, the basil providing a very fresh aftertaste to the whole mix. It was overall satisfying.
Buttermilk Fried Chicken [RM 23.00]
Half buttermilk fried spring chicken with honey, seasoned with Thyme. On first thought, the chicken resembles KFC haha. The chicken is brined overnight, and had an equal balance of seasoning. Since it’s deep fried, this dish may appear greasy to some. The gNOMes were really excited by this dish when we saw it on the menu. The result was a sweet and fragrant crunchy batter. However, to the gNOMes’ Asian tastebuds, we were expecting it to either have a little more “kick” or some savoriness. Hence it lack that little punch we were looking for.
Verdict : We have to commend Sitka for such boldness that transcend run-of-the-mill mains. No doubt the food we had here are carefully crafted, using premium ingredients sourced locally. Be forewarned that the portion may not seem justifiable with the price tag though.
Also, Sitka isn’t your usual place which serves a variety of main meals. Food is only limited to Tacos, Steamed Baos, Rolls, Salads and their Buttermilk Chicken. If you are looking for a wider spread, perhaps you might want to give Sitka a pass.
Else, if you are up for something daring than your usual, head over to Sitka for an enjoyable meal.
How to get there :
Address : 8-5, Jalan Batai, Damansara Heights, 50490 Kuala Lumpur
Contact Number : +6014-9688 949
Opening Hours : Mondays to Sundays. 0900 hours till 1800 hours.
Fridays to Saturdays (test kitchen). 1900 hours till late.