Admittedly, Ruyi & Lyn is not the cheapest restaurant around. But for those looking for a new culinary experience and memories that will be cherished for a long time, then you don’t need to look any further. The restaurant presents more than just Instagram-worthy dishes. Each of them is a delectable play of Asian flavors.
Ruyi’s Sushi @ RM43 is the most iconic dish here and it probably single-handedly propelled the restaurant into the spotlight. I’d say it’s a must order for any first-timers, not just for its novelty value, but also for the chef’s originality, creativity and skill.
Meticulous presentation aside, each morsel is prepared in perfect bite size portions with authentic tastes of the dishes they represent. The nasi lemak, Hainanese chicken rice and mango sticky rice all taste exactly like how you’d expect but in the form of sushi. I liked the Hainanese chicken rice sushi the best as it managed to capture the essence of the dish beautifully.
Taizi’s Dish @ RM98 was highly recommended by the captain and it was spot on. It might not be obvious but it is actually a combination of two distinct ingredients: pan seared foie gras and caramelized watermelon.
What really made this dish shine is the multiple layers of texture that make every bite a treat. The foie gras was perfectly cooked too. It had a slightly crusty exterior, creating an almost glaze like glisten yet the inside was decadent with a buttery richness. Just delicious.
Does this look familiar to you? If yes, then you must have had a Squirrel Fish before. Here, it’s called Champagne Snow Fish Flower (RM148) and since only boneless fillets are used, you and your kids can enjoy it with a peace of mind.
The way of eating it is quite fun too, as it feels almost like having fish-flavored French Fries. That being said, the accompanying Moet champagne sauce is brilliant and really brings out the subtle flavor of the cod.
For something that’s kinder to the wallet, you could opt for their new lunch menu offerings which include Dim Joy (alternative Dim Sum) and casual mains.
Among the dozens of choices, the H H Wagyu Burger @ RM58 caught my eye the most because the price is actually quite attractive with everything considered. And instead of a bun, the burger features cheese baked rice patties that are obviously Korean-inspired.
The wagyu patty is seriously huge and filled with foie gras sauce in the center – talk about luxury! If you like your burger to be extremely juicy and tender, you won’t go wrong with this one. My only gripe was that the patty was a tad salty.
Captivating food is only part of the reason to drop by Ruyi & Lyn. The venue alone is worth checking out and you will feel like a star walking into the restaurant down a spot lit runway.
If you are planning for a special celebration or occasion soon, this is one of the places to consider. I am sure the room will be filled with oohs and aahs as the meal goes on. Lastly, do note that Ruyi & Lyn is a pork-free establishment.
RUYI & LYN
4th floor, Bangsar Shopping Centre,
Tel: 03-2083 0288
Business hours: 12pm – 3pm, 6pm – 2am daily