Niu Taste @ St Mary Place, KL

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Kuala Lumpur Malaysia St Mary Place

Niu Taste (牛道.串道), a Noodle and Grill Bar at St Mary Place that offers a fusion of Taiwanese, Vietnamese and Japanese cuisine, picking out favorites from all three cuisines.  The beef noodles from Taiwanese cuisine, the “pho” from Vietnamese cuisine and the grilled from Japanese cuisine.


The interior is a fusion of Chinese and Japanese; less evident of Vietnamese.

The Taiwanese Beef Noodle with Half Shank and Half Tendon (RM 22) is served in a gigantic bowl big enough to wash your face in, with both the beef shank and beef tendon stewed to uber-tender.  The beef is probably too tender it’s lost a bit of texture, while the tendons are just nice to melt in your mouth.  I like the minced sour vegetables on the wooden spoon, a small detail that should not be missed in Taiwanese beef noodles.

The Grilled Chicken Wings (RM 12 for 2 pieces)  are much puffier than the usual ones because they are stuffed with mentaiko – a type of fish roe that’s absolutely mouth-watering.  The combination is so juicy that juices literally splash as you take a bite into the delicately-crisp skin.

Some of the mentaiko has maintained the original circular form and you could still feel the burst of sweetness from each individual roe.

The Lamb Skewers (RM 8 for 2 pieces) are chunky lamb cubes grilled with light seasoning that bring out the original delectable flavors of the lamb, although they are slightly tough.

Another interesting grill on the menu that appeals to me is the Alaskan crab leg (of course!) but that will have to be another time.

Japanese beer and sake are not lacking given the atmospheric Japanese bar.

The brown rice tea is refreshing with a flavorful roast.

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Niu Taste has partnered with, offering a daily 30% discount from 3 pm – 5.30 pm (except public holidays) on all food and beverages (excluding alcoholic drinks).  All you need to do is book through the website and enjoy your meal with a good saving 🙂

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Pork Free
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Address : A-04, Ground Floor, St Mary Place, Jalan Tengah,, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Opening Hours : Daily 11 am – 11 pm




  1. SG

    Lovely to see this new kind of Asian fusion that isn’t the old hat Western/ Asian combo. It’s probably been around less formally but I haven’t noticed.
    I always like to joke that home is the original fusion eatery with the fact that we cook all sorts in our own kitchens.
    Once again, lovely and inspiring photography.

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