PETALING JAYA: The solar is setting however at BlackCamp, issues are simply beginning to get actually fascinating.
Not many locations can boast of getting their very own moon, however this restaurant and bar in Damansara Jaya can. Guests right here dine and chat beneath the radiance of this massive lustrous orb, making it a terrific spot for a romantic night or memorable night out with pals.
What precisely is the moon in BlackCamp fabricated from? Not precise moon rocks, that’s for sure: however model advisor Jackson Kim is tight-lipped, preferring to maintain an charisma. He does say, nevertheless, that its distinctive golden glow is created from about 10-30 bulbs.
In accordance with him, the thought behind BlackCamp’s distinctive ambiance got here from a visit to China that its founders (preferring to be referred to as Joe, Ray and William) undertook a number of years in the past. There, they’d many adventures, together with tenting beneath the moonlight.
Moonstruck and motivated, the trio introduced the idea again to their homeland, and BlackCamp opened its doorways in January of this 12 months.
In accordance with its ‘moonlight tenting’ theme, a lot of its décor evokes the joy of an evening within the wilderness. Fairy lights, a tenting staple, mild up its exterior, whereas its inside is lush with greenery. Tent-like canopies are strung from lots of its partitions.
A lot of BlackCamp’s seating is camping-style chairs: there’s even a particular tenting zone on rocky floor. Every desk is lit up by a miniature moon lamp!
Practicality and security guidelines imply you may’t mild an precise campfire inside, however this venue has the following neatest thing: a flickering and fiery picture of kindled flames towards a scenic evening background, projected on an enormous LCD display.
After all, nothing beats tenting beneath the precise moon: however Kim mentioned there are numerous advantages to coming right here as nicely. For one factor, you by no means have to fret about unhealthy climate or out of doors pests.
“At dinner hours, it is a great spot for households to spend time with one another. Then at evening, after our kitchen closes, it turns into an exquisite setting for individuals to relax, have a number of drinks collectively.”
A lot of the meals at BlackCamp is easy however satisfying, harking back to barely elevated pub meals. Parts are beneficiant, and higher when shared.
One of many high selections right here is the Tomahawk Pork Chop, a behemoth of a meal served with potato salad and greens. The succulent meat, which is marinated in soy and mustard, is tender and flavourful.
Use your knife or fork for those who should, however the easiest way to get pleasure from that is along with your naked fingers: the slender, curved bones at its backside make for a superb deal with. It’s served with black pepper sauce and Chilean mustard.
Lovers of Italian meals might notably get pleasure from this place, which serves about six sorts of pasta. The preferred, nevertheless, needs to be the Smoked Salmon Pasta, which blends two maritime delicacies, salmon and squid ink, into a tasty dish that’s certain to please.
If in a bunch, go for the satisfying BlackCamp Pork Pizza which mixes sliced onions, mushrooms and zesty capsicum with a trifecta of porky toppings: sliced ham, bacon and luncheon meat. Cheese-holics, alternatively, might discover the Deep-Fried Pork Burger extra to their liking: pork patties in charcoal-grilled buns, slathered generously with cheese sauce.
If drinks are what you’re after, cease by the bar, which seems as if it’s been carved out of the encircling rock. A wide array of drinks and cocktails can be found: moist your whistle whereas having fun with the dwell music carried out right here each evening.
Kim hopes their visitors get pleasure from their time right here, and that their service will depart them feeling…over the moon.
“We predict this idea is fairly distinctive. There could also be different tenting themed locations in Malaysia, however we’re the primary to carry the thought of eating beneath the moon to this space,” mentioned Kim.
“We hope that folks come right here with smiles on their faces, and depart with the happiest of reminiscences.”
Lot 1077C, Jalan Jenjarum
Kg Kayu Ara
47400 Petaling Jaya
3.30pm-1.30am Each day