Get in touch with your wild side at Ferria
Step into the wilderness with Ferria, a luxe rainforest-themed restaurant located at The Westin Kuala Lumpur, offering sumptuous grilled fare. The lush green and rattan seating, together with the hanging vines, dining chairs in tropical prints create an inviting chill and relax kinda ambience, while the stained glass with flora and fauna motif add a burst of colour and funky, playful overtones.
The menu offers the freshest of seafood and meats with their chefs specialising in charcoal grilling. The specialty grill bar has a variety of meats, poultry and seafood selections such as lobsters, freshwater prawns, black cod, wagyu beef, lamb and chicken.
For our review, we tried the refreshing Watermelon Poppers – not too sweet and a pleasant start to our meal. The Amazon Greens & Crunchy Nut Salad, consisted of Baby Spinach, nuts and a rather mild house dressing with tinges of mushroom in the flavour notes. A welcome change from the usual Caesar’s Salad, but the crowd fav was the Jungle Jewel – pearl corn kernel grilled in chicken schmaltz (fat) – beautifully grilled with a lovely, smokey scent. Nicely done, this!
They also have an XL River Monster Roll with a big freshwater prawn in the centre of a homemade milk brioche, served with crispy french beans (instead of fries). The beans were strangely addictive and the roll, soft and comforting, with more bite coming from the savoury prawn, providing different play of textures. The Tarzan Arrabiata Pasta came with a large tiger prawn on top of the noodles, as well as soft shell crab and mussels. More tomato-ey than spicy, the pasta makes a good carb call.
For more tummy-fillers, Wild-Spiced Lamb pizza feeds two, and comes with plenty of toppings and cheese. The lamb wasn’t too gamey and makes a nice change from the usual beef pepperoni options.
The Rocky Wild Chicken was well-marinated and probably showed off Ferria’s forte in grilling the most. The meat was tender and juicy, and makes quite an impression with its unique flavour. Friends were divided in their opinion of this but I really enjoyed this.
Dessert was unique – Grilled Crystal Pineapple that came with a scoop of coconut ice cream and vanilla butter crumble, and Wild Expedition Tiramisu, generously topped with coffee and cocoa. There are also cleverly named designer mocktails and cocktails available such as Amazing Green, Wild Wild Passion, Concrete Jungle, Monkey Business, Jungledew, Sunset Safari, Jungle Juice and more. Some hits, some misses, depending on how strong you like your cocktail.
Ferria is a welcome new addition to the Bukit Bintang scene and gives you another option to hang out. Prices are surprisingly decent, especially considering it is right next to Westin KL.
Add: 199, Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur. tel: 010-303 1122
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