Warm meals, a taste of home, and pockets of kinship could uplift and comfort us as we meander through these Covid-months. Together with his culinary team, Area Executive Chef Chuan Lim is determined to create a seasonal menu close to his heart – of nostalgic and homely flavours that honour the diverse cultures in Malaysia.
In the spirit of Merdeka and Malaysia Day this year, Botanica presents this season’s specials with Botanica Family Sets. This menu features 4 family sets perfect for sharing – Taste of the Kampong, The Maharajah’s Vegetarian Set, Bo+Co Chopsuey Indulgence, and The Brilliant Botanica Roast. Each set features homely flavours and ingredients of a heritage, using our creative adaptations of traditional family recipes passed down generations. Chef Chuan hopes that this year’s Merdeka menu will convey the heartwarming message that Malaysia is home to a diverse group of people, and the food cultures of all people are equally celebrated and beautifully intertwined with one another. As ‘social distancing’ and ‘stay-home’ remain encouraged, these sets can be enjoyed in the comforts of your home or office, or at our restaurant if you miss dining with an ambiance.
The theme of this year’s Merdeka menu’s design uses the botanical print of the Bunga Raya, Malaysia’s national flower which represents courage, vitality, and unity of our multi cultures. Inspired by the strength of this symbolic flower, the Hibiscus Flower dessert is created as part of this season’s special. Available all through August and September, this pink beauty showcases the qualities of organic hibiscus tea done 3-way – curd, macaron, and glaze. They are paired with fluffy chocolate sponge cake and chocolate ‘soil’ for complementary textures and tastes.
As part of our celebration of Merdeka and Malaysia Day this year, Botanica will be giving away 3 exclusive experiences of A Bunga Raya-themed Afternoon Tea. Each experience allows the lucky winner to bring along 5 friends for an intimate and fun afternoon. The session includes a live demo by our culinary team on making a dessert using the Hibiscus flower, and a light afternoon tea with cakes and coffee or tea. To stand a chance to win this experience, any of the following will entitle you to a lucky draw ticket: every purchase any Family Set, and/or every purchase of the Hibiscus Flower dessert, and/or every RM100 in a single receipt. The draw will happen on Merdeka Day, Malaysia Day and final day of this promotion on 30 September 2020.
BOTANICA FAMILY SETS MENU
Each set serves up to 4 pax, includes a carafe of house-infused rose pomegranate lemonade and dessert of the day.
TASTE OF THE KAMPUNG
A culinary display of the Malay heritage and favourite dishes, includes all of the following:
Fork-tender slow-cooked beef with spiced paste and coconut milk
Bo+Co Chicken Curry
Nenek’s recipe of chicken curry with potato
Asam Pedak Ikan
Local spiced curry with tilapia fish, lady’s finger, tomato
Stir-fried eggplant with house-made sambal
Fragrant steamed basmati rice
THE MAHARAJAH’S VEGETARIAN SET
A meat-less feast fit the for king with bold Indian flavours, includes all of the following:
Cauliflower Tikka Masala
Roasted cauliflower, masala curry and chickpea
Potato and cauliflower with aromatic spices and cilantro
Bhindi Do Pyaza
Stir-fry okra with mixed spices, garam masala and ground spice
Stir-fry bitter gourd with mixed spices and chilli
Fragrant long grain basmati rice pilaf cooked with vegetable and aromatic spices
BO+CO CHOPSUEY INDULGENCE
Tuck into nourishing and comfort oriental favourites, includes all of the following:
Double-boiled Herbal Chicken Soup
Double-boiled kampong chicken, cordyceps flower, slow-cooked chicken broth
Colours of Red Snapper
Whole deep-fried red snapper fish, sweet and sour sauce, diced onion and peppers
Stewed duck with fermented soybean, potato, dried chilli and edamame
Stir-fry seasonal vegetables with goji berry, gingko nut and lily bulb
Fragrant Steamed Rice
Steamed jasmine rice
THE BRILLIANT BOTANICA ROAST
Satisfy your gourmet palette with this delightful roast, includes all of the following:
Wild Mushroom Soup
Creamy wild mushroom soup with truffle oil
Herb-crusted lamb roast, whole-roasted garlic chicken (lamb leg 600g and chicken 1.6kg pre-cook)
Norwegian roast salmon with butter sauce in Tuscan flavours (salmon 500g pre-cook)
Herbed butter sautéed seasonal vegetables
Herbed Butter Rice
Jasmine rice with butter and herbs
THIS SEASON’S SPECIAL DESSERT
Inspired by the Bunga Raya, national flower of Malaysia which represents courage, vitality, and unity of our multi cultures.
Organic hibiscus tea infused 3-way – curd, macaron and glaze; chocolate sponge and ‘soil’
A place where you can approach at any time, to wind down or to catch up. Inspired by the botanics, the feeling of dining outdoor amidst lush greenery is captured inside the restaurant as you dine amidst a greenhouse-themed interior.
Botanica+Co is produce-driven; therefore we special attention to using quality and fresh produce in our creations. This is your hangout for unpretentious hearty food, great drinks and warm conversations for every spirit and occasion.
Botanica+Co Bangsar South
G5 Podium, The Verticals
Bangsar South City Mon – Fri | 11.30am – 10pm
No.8 Jln Kerinchi Sat, Sun, PH | 9.30am – 10pm
59200, Kuala Lumpur
Botanica+Co Alila Bangsar
Ground Floor, Alila Bangsar Current Hours (in view of Covid-19 pandemic)
No.58 Jln Ang Seng Mon – Fri | 8am – 10pm
50470, Kuala Lumpur Sat, Sun & PH | 9.30am – 10pm