PETALING JAYA: It’s a restaurant with a reputation proper out of a comedy routine. Inform your folks you’re going to Undisclosed Location for dinner, and also you’ll most likely get bemused or exasperated questions – “Why the necessity for secrecy lah, simply inform us the place the place is!”
This offbeat sense of humour, nonetheless, solely improves the eating expertise of this in style eatery, which serves up a mouth-watering mixture of delectable Mexican-Asian delicacies.
Why the weird title? In keeping with founder Mervin Chin, this was carried out to create an environment of unpredictability.
“It’s a approach of eradicating expectations. If a restaurant has an Italian title, you’ll count on Italian meals. A Chinese language title, you count on Chinese language meals. Me, I don’t need to let folks know what I’m doing, or what to anticipate. I favor to only let my meals do the speaking,” Chin, 31, informed FMT Life-style with amusing.
Chin has no culinary background: he’s simply accomplished his Masters in Administration at a personal college right here. The KL-born former barista, nonetheless, has at all times had goals of getting his personal restaurant. “I believed it will be cool, and a good way to get ladies!” he laughed.
A terrific lover of Mexican meals, Chin quickly found it had rather a lot in widespread with Malaysian and North Indian meals that use a liberal dose of spices, particularly cumin. This led to the creation of his fusion eatery right here final 12 months.
The place serves a variety of distinctive and luxurious dishes, some composed of elements you’d by no means dream of placing collectively.
Take the Flower Crab with Tofu and Chilli Crab Sauce Nachos as an illustration.
It might appear an odd mix: nonetheless, it really works brilliantly. The result’s a luscious snack that goes properly with one in every of Undisclosed Location’s mezcal or tequila cocktails.
The eatery additionally has a big selection of terrific tasting tacos: Japanese Namban Rooster Tacos, Chili Cilantro Lime Prawn with Mango Salsa Taco, or the luxurious Rooster Chettinadu Varuval Tacos. There are even vegetarian choices.
“Principally, this place is simply stuffed with all of the meals I like,” laughed Chin, who can also be the person behind Chinese language restaurant Rinse in Bandar Seri Damansara and cloud kitchen Bowl Bowl.
One of many high selections right here is the Melaka Asam Fish Taco. Crispy dory fish fingers are bathed in a tangy assam sauce, and tucked into a comfortable tortilla mattress alongside smatterings of mozzarella cheese, guacamole and salsa.
For those who’re not within the temper for a full meal, get pleasure from their high-quality choice of drinks and desserts. A slice of Kahlua Tiramisu is an effective selection, as is their Black Forest laced with Bacardi rum. Non-drinkers may benefit from the Crushed Oreo Cheesecake or the unique Longan Tau Fu Fah cake.
Undisclosed Location makes use of 100% halal elements, and all their meals is pork free. Additionally they delight themselves on being animal-friendly: point out “with pets” in your reservation, and they’ll put together a great spot so that you can dine together with your animal companion.
The distinctive décor here’s a becoming reflection of its proprietor’s preferences. A few of its partitions sport eclectic portraits, and a big sculpture of a nude man grappling with a monster takes delight of place within the outside eating space.
Just a few leaves have been strategically positioned to maintain issues Umum. This, Chin explains, depicts the legend of Theseus and the Minotaur.
“I initially wished this place to be a museum of artwork. So I parked all my favorite artwork items right here. I don’t know, perhaps it’s too ‘cincai’? Now I’m the Chinese language proprietor of a Mexican restaurant with Greek mythology decorations!” he quipped.
Total, Chin hopes friends could have time at Undisclosed Location, and admire the flexibility of native delicacies.
“Malaysian meals could be plated and served in so many alternative methods. I hope our friends can be adventurous, and check out new methods of consuming basic meals!” he stated.
1, Jalan SS4C/5,
Taman Rasa Sayang,
47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor