TemptAsian | Tempting the taste buds

One of the restaurants at five star hotel, The Palace is the remarkable TemptAsianRestaurant and Lounge Bar, a delicious fusion of Asian and Western cuisines to delight the taste buds.

The luxurious restaurant is situated on the ninth floor offering panoramic views of Sliema and the Grand Harbour in a uniquely Asian setting.

Before being seated at table the bar offers the perfect area to wind down after a day’s work and meet friends over a drink or two. Perfect cocktails are served by friendly staff – a perfect start to a perfect night.

The most difficult part of the meal is choosing between the sumptuous dishes from all over the East, from China to India, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Korea and Vietnam, the menu takes you on a culinary journey across the East.

For those who know what they like the menu includes salads and hot starters, a separate sushi menu, Japanese Yakitori, which are grilled pieces of meat served on a stick, soups and ramen, a Japanese noodle dish served in meat or fish broth, tandoori dishes from India, teppan dishes and stir fries “from the sea” or “from the land.” Prices range from €35 a head to €50 a head.

Cooking your own food at the table is also possible at TemptAsian in the form of an Asian style fondue. A pot of broth is kept simmering at the table while diners cook their own food. A selection of prawns, chicken, tofu, beef, white fish, a selection of vegetables and noodles can be cooked, however diners need to call in advance to book a hot pot. 

The wine list is extensive, with a wonderful range to choose from, from the cheap and cheerful to the pricier varieties. Wines include local varieties, French, Italian and New World Wines. Prices range from €16 a bottle to €50 a bottle. Asian specialities are also available in Thai wines, plum wines, sake and sabai hibiscus and pomegranate, which infuses Thai wines with exotic fruit. Champagnes and dessert wines are also available. 

For dessert try the assortment of oriental themed desserts served together with some exotic fruit; ginger crème brûlée, with a soft and creamy centre with perfectly burnt sugar on the top accompanied by gentle notes of ginger, a chocolate fondant with a gooey centre, lychee sorbet and mango ice-cream served with fresh passion fruit and fresh pineapple

For those who have not been tempted by the Asian cuisine at TemptAsian, now is the perfect time to get up to the ninth floor and sample some of the East’s most pleasant flavours. 

TemptAsian is open daily from 7:30pm to 10:30pm (Friday and Saturday until 11:00pm)

For more information or to make a reservation call 26 234 06, 226 234 06 or visit www.thepalacemalta.com

Address: TemptAsian, The Palace, High Street, Sliema

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