Best Pan-Seared Fish in KL

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Searing is a method used in cooking. Whether it is grilling, braising or roasting, searing is about building a sturdy flavour with meat and fish is the most favourable choice of all time. And what flavour is better when that piece of meat lands on a scorching hot pan, and the surface instantly starts caramelizing until a crust forms. The end result is a deep, savoury flavour that anyone would easily go head over heels on, and makes you want to lick your plates clean. Meanwhile, here's how to do it with the best pan-seared fish in Kuala Lumpur.

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    Chili EspressoHalal a81b201f94b2180a29928950eefa06850871fc85c2ba8fcb39753bdbcdfb49cfCertified
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    There’s a lot of flavours bursting through for this one. Beautifully fresh pan-seared dory fish that lightly crisp on the outside and soft on the inside. Perfectly seared you could say. The dory fish is rested on a bed of potato salad that goes oh so right with it. Tomato salsa and freshly mixed greens with citrus dressing are presented nicely for a smooth zesty added flavour. Definitely a crowd pleaser for this dish. 

    Tips

    Arrive before office hours for lunch.

    Things to expect

    A chic Asian style restaurant.

    Best with

    Carrot Cake.

    Price

    RM17.80

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    G-6, Ground Floor, Nexus, Bangsar South, 7, Jalan Pantai Permai, 59200 , Bangsar South, Wilayah Kuala Lumpur
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    0322422632

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    10:00AM—10:00PM
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    09:00AM—10:00PM
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    Skillet At 163Pork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    Skillet At 163 offers a fusion of Asian cookery in modern European cuisines. It offers a wide selection of staple food, light and easy menu items during the day, while splendid and expensive-looking meals are offered when the night falls. If you’re here for a satisfying dinner, luxuriate in its Pan-seared Red Snapper with mix veggies such as edamame beans and chilli dressing. For wine lovers, check out its wine pairing menu, or get the head chef to recommend it for you.

    Tips

    Closed on Sundays.

    Things to expect

    A fine dining restaurant that offers casual dining.

    Best with

    Cocktail.

    Price

    RM50.00 to RM100.00

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    163 Fraser Place, Jalan Perak, 58100, Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur
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    0321812426

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    12:00AM—03:00PM
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    06:00PM—11:00PM
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    Tokyo PastryPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    Established in 2012, Tokyo Pastry is a cafe, in addition to a bakery. As first impression is always the most important, be amazed by its warm welcome with a touch of European concept while you indulge into its Kikkoman Salmon. This pan-seared salmon is glazed with Kikkoman sauce, a type of traditional Japanese soy sauce, with assorted grilled vegetables such as lotus root and potato shape-like wedges at the side.

    Tips

    Opens daily.

    Things to expect

    A unique European style appearance.

    Best with

    Tokyo Big Mac(aron).

    Price

    RM23.00

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    M-20 & SAC-M-1, Mezzanine Level, Avenue K, No. 156, Jalan Ampang, 50450, City Center, Kuala Lumpur
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    03-21817660

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    Every day
    11:00AM—10:00PM
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    Villa DanieliPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    Villa Danieli is placed by the pool of a luxury hotel, the Sheraton Imperial. It provides a comprehensive list of authentic Italian cuisines ranging from “antipasto”(appetizer) to “primo”(mains) and “dolce”(dessert). This place is recognized for its classy and romantic ambience, suitable for intimate session with your loved ones. As for food, try one of its main course meal, the Pan Seared Swordfish. Searing is perfectly done, the fish meat is tender and with smoked green pepper puree. To cleanse your palate, get the panna cotta.

    Tips

    A perfect dining spot for lovebirds.

    Things to expect

    Dining and accommodation under one roof.

    Best with

    Wine.

    Price

    RM80.00 to RM150.00

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    Sheraton Imperial Hotel, Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250, City Center, Kuala Lumpur
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    0327179922

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    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
    12:00PM—02:30PM
    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    06:30PM—10:00PM
    Sunday
    11:00AM—03:00PM
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    Morco

    Morco is where the paradise of coffee and pastry begins. In addition to that, light and hearty Western breakfasts makes up part of the menu here, while combo meals are offered during lunch hours and tea time session so that everyone can afford to enjoy the same. Satiate your taste buds with its Catch of The Day - pan seared butter fish with potato shape-like wedges and chopped tomato-basil salad. This meal comes with soup of the day and a glass of ice lemon tea, simply delicious and relatively affordable!

    Tips

    Check in and enjoy 20% OFF here.

    Things to expect

    Weekday value promotions starts from 11am to 3pm.

    Best with

    Honey Apple Tea Cake or Americano Coffee.

    Price

    RM20.00

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    Publika Shopping Gallery, A2-G2-3A, Publika Shopping Gallery, Jalan Dutamas 1, Solaris Dutamas, 50480, Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur
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    0362065239

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    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday
    09:00AM—11:00PM
    Friday, Saturday
    09:00AM—12:00AM
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    Tamarind Hill, an exquisite fine dining restaurant that infuses fine Thai-Burmese gourmets. Found at the hilltop, this place promotes a great escapade for the weekend away from the bustling city. Unlike any other places, the pan-seared dish here is served as an appetizer. Stimulate your appetite with its Pan-Seared Red Snapper with Thai Pomelo Salad. This appetizer is packed with natural sweetness derived from its pomelo flesh, with a piquant dressing that blends a taste of spicy, sweet and sour.

    Tips

    Staycation with bed and breakfast.

    Things to expect

    A rustic-looking restaurant with Thai decorations that are just so mesmerizing.

    Best with

    Steamed River Lobster with Salted Egg.

    Price

    RM49.00

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    19A, Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50300, City Center, Kuala Lumpur
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    0321483200

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    12:00PM—03:00PM
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    06:00PM—11:00PM
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    Samplings On The Fourteenth

    Samplings On The Fourteenth, a fine dining restaurant that portrays a distinctive concept when it comes to dining. It showcases the culinary skills of students from the Berjaya University College of Hospitality during lunch and in conjunction with that, Berjaya Times Square Hotel will take charge during dinner session. For fish lovers, come and delve into its succulent Pan-Seared Black Cod Fish. Alternatively, for those of you who love entrails, get the Pan-Seared Foie Gras as a starter, this one is made with a poultry liver.

    Tips

    Closes during semester breaks, Sundays and public holidays.

    Things to expect

    Opens during lunch hours and dinner time only.

    Best with

    Pecan Nut Cheese Brownies.

    Price

    RM100.00 to RM150.00

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    14th Floor, East, Berjaya Times Square, 55100, Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur
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    0326877703

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    12:00PM—02:30PM
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    06:30PM—10:30PM
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    Cilantro Restaurant & Wine BarPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    Looking for a great place with fusion of French cuisines and a touch of Asian? Head on to Cilantro Restaurant & Wine Bar. Situated right in the heart of the city, this fine dining restaurant belongs to MiCasa All Suite Hotel. Do take note as lunch menu is only available on Fridays, whereas, dinner is specifically fixed from Mondays to Saturdays. Do drop by and try its exclusive Pan Seared Tai Fish. It is made with a Japanese seasonal fish that is widely known for its delectable meat, found in most Japanese cuisines!

    Tips

    Closed on Sundays.

    Things to expect

    Cover charge per head count may imply for those of who bring their own wine.

    Best with

    Pina Colada or Raspberry Mousse.

    Price

    RM80.00 to RM150.00

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    Micasa All Suite Hotel, 368B Jalan Tun Razak, Taman U Thant, 55000, City Center, Kuala Lumpur
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    0321798082

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    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday
    06:00PM—10:30PM
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    12:00PM—02:00PM
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    06:00PM—10:30PM
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    Chez LeonielPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    One of the signature dishes at Chez Leoniel is their Pain – Poȇlé d’esturgeon. A pan-fried sturgeon, a kind of fish that produces caviar (also available here), served with French beans and broccoli imported from France, baby carrots, and oven-dried beetroot. The fish is only 75% cooked which allow diners to taste the natural fish fat, all creamy and smooth texture. The imported vegetables are slightly different compared to local ones which shows that Chez Leoniel only use the best. Drizzled over the dish is a creamy sauce that’s a little sour but complements the fish and vegetables greatly. 

    Tips

    Order some French bread; the sauce also pair well with the bread.

    Things to expect

    A sturdy fish that is slightly pinkish and not fully cooked.

    Best with

    End your meal with fresh homemade pastry of the day!

    Price

    RM45.00

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    Chez Leoniel View restaurant

    15, Lorong Gurney, 54100, Kuala Lumpur
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    0326947880/0197232112

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    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
    09:00AM—05:00PM
    Saturday
    09:00AM—07:00PM
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