The Row KL or those of us who remember it as the Asian Heritage Row, back in the day, has seen a sort of revitalization in terms of eateries.
thin crusted duck and anchovies pizza
Once typical long and narrow terraced residential units, these shophouses were converted into restaurants and bars, in the early 2000’s. Fast forward nearly a decade, the units at the Row now represent shophouses with a new, design-conscious functionality. Basically, it’s a lot more green and has a nice hipster vibe about it.
We were invited to Timbre to check out it’s entertainment as well as menu one weekend.
Steak Satay Skewers
– Lovely picture, don’t you think? The meat cubes were overcooked and tough to bite, sadly.
The Timbre Group which hails from Singapore, has now opened Timbre, located the top of the road, as you turn into The Row. With such a strategic location one would expect it to be more crowded on the weekends. But even if you’re not a big fan of live music and bands, you can most certainly check out the menu.
THE HALF & HALF RM42 Choose any two pizza flavours – We were served roasted duck breast, sautéed shiitake mushroom with hoisin sauce, topped with mozzarella cheese and crispy & Anchovies Sautéed red onions, pineapples, on a sambal base, melted mozzarella cheese, topped with julienne cucumber and drizzled with aioli
We tried a Duck thin-crust pizza and an Anchovies pizza (think nasi lemak) which was interesting. We found the duck half a little too sweet with its sauce, and the nasi lemak half too salty thanks to the anchovies. However, the flavour would be something that would encourage you to drink gallons of beer to wash it down with. Possibly part of restaurant’s ploy.
Mixed Berries Margarita (RM26) Tequila, Grand Marnier, lime juice, simple syrup, fresh grapes, blueberries and strawberries. Blended with ice & Timbre Mojito (RM30) Muddled rum, mint leaves, simple syrup and lime juice.
Both were equally delicious, but not really strong as good cocktails should go.
Cucumber & Mint Gin Fizz (RM26) Gin, cucumber, lime juice, elderflower syrup, mint leaves and a dash of soda.
Happy-hour cocktails that we liked included the Cucumber & Mint Gin Fizz as well as the Timbre Mojito.
SATAY BEEF FRIES RM14 Crispy fries topped with stewed satay minced beef. Garnished with green onions – great snacks to go with beer .
CHILLI, CILANTRO & COCONUT CREAM MUSSELS RM23 Black shell mussels cooked in a spicy coconut cream, served with toasted ciabatta.
The mussels were overcooked and overly salted. Didn’t do justice to our lovely photography ;).
CITRUS CRUSTED KING SALMON RM47 Served with beetroot puree, sautéed asparagus and lemon chive butter sauce.
The salmon, a good size but was a little fishy – possibly wasn’t fresh enough. It came overcooked and on the dry side.
RACK OF SAMBAL CRUSTED LAMB LOINS RM34 Sautéed sweet peas, caramelized onions, served with coconut lemongrass emulsion and chickpeas.
These Lamb chops served rare, as in super red, almost raw, so if you don’t like eating them that bloody, you should request for medium rare!
Timbre’s menu definitely has room for improvement, which means room to grow as well. Check this place out if live-bands are your thing.
Timbre At The Row
60, 62 & 64, The Row, Jalan Doraisamy,
Open Mon-Sat, 6pm-late. Tel: 03-2602-2623