Tiki Taka is still one of my favourite places to go to for pintxos and tapas. I always like trying a little bit of everything, so the small servings at Tiki Taka is ideal and perfect for sharing!
Plus, their new menu makes me want to try EVERYTHING!
I feel that this time around, Tika Taka's menu gravitates a bit more to the Asian flavours, which I personally love. I love Chef Carrie Scully's creativity when it comes to transforming a typical Malaysian dish into something more.
You can still see the European and Mediterranean influences, but the food has evolved into a style of fusion that is uniquely Malaysian.
The Mini Pork Burger (RM11) has to be one of my favourite dishes. Not only is it cute and visually appealing with its pink bun (coloured with beetroot) and oozing pink ketchup, but it is also busting with flavour.
I love the strawberry pink peppercorn ketchup. You can taste the slight tangy sweetness of the strawberry, which is a lovely compliment to the salty grilled pork patty.
Then you get the oozy mozzarella cheese, crunchy cucumber and tangy salsa. I cannot ask for more!
I have always loved soft and fluffy Mantau buns, so I was pretty excited to try Tiki Taka's Pork Belly Mantau (RM8).
The pork belly is caramelised, salty, sweet, and oh-so-delicious! I love the sticky gula Melaka chilli syrup that adds some slight heat to the dish.
But the best thing about this dish is the surprising addition of pickled starfruit that changes the flavour of the entire dish, escalating it to the next level of awesomeness. It adds a freshness and sourness to the dish, breaking through the sweetness and saltiness of the pork belly.
Best of all, the pillowy Mantou bun is great for wiping up any remaining syrup. Delicious!
If you love Lo Bak Go, you have to try Tiki Taka's version! The XO Lo Bak Go (RM25) takes the dish to the next level by crisping up the outside of the Lo Bak. It is almost caramelised and it has a lovely texture.
But the winner is the XO sauce, which has an incredible depth of flavour.
If you love cheesy food, you definitely have to try Tiki Taka's Miso Scallop (RM28)! It features juicy queen scallops baked with miso mushroom cheese sauce, tabasco, ikura and parsley. It is creamy and delicious!
I absolutely loved Tiki Taka's Nasi Lemak Babi (RM23)! Not only does this nasi lemak dish taste amazing with its delicious spicy sambal with the works (crunchy anchovies, peanuts, cucumber and pandan coconut rice), it also features not one but TWO different types of pork!
I must say, for RM23, it was a very generous portion! The deep fried pork ribs were crispy and delicious, with the taste of lemongrass and curry leaves prominently featured. You also get that lovely sticky caramelised gula Melaka pork belly that was featured in the Pork Belly Mantou. I can't tell you how much I love this dish!
Tiki Taka's Ultimate Lobster Pizza (RM42) is one fancy pizza! It is loaded with lobster and grilled tiger prawns, so you get a bit of delicious seafood with every bite.
I love the fresh and slightly tangy red pepper sauce rather than a tomato sauce. The cheese, black olives, spring onion and prawn oil also contributed to this dish being absolutely amazing.
You can't help but to think of the beach when you look at Tiki Taka's Summer Baby (RM19) dessert.
It features caramelised pineapple in gula Melaka, a smooth and creamy toasted coconut ice cream, mango gel rose sponge, hibiscus preserve, passion fruit sauce, and toasted coconut.
It is a lovely dessert to enjoy in our hot climate and the plating reminds you of the beach. So, I thought that it was really a fun dessert to have!
Another reason why I love Tiki Taka is because of their unique cocktails.
My absolute favourite is their Ginza cocktail (RM29). It is a gin base cocktail shaken hard with rosemary, thyme and basil leaves and topped with fresh cucumber.
The flavour from the rosemary is very prominent, and it compliments the gin well. It is refreshing and an excellent palate cleanser. Plus, it looks pretty with herb and cucumber garnish!
We also tried the Capacabana (RM29) that is a coconut base cocktail that is muddled with fresh mint leaves, lime, coconut cream, havana rum, malibu and pineapple juice.
Coconut is the the prominent flavour in this cocktail, and then you get a minty aftertaste. It is a really refreshing cocktail, and if you like coconut this is the cocktail for you!
It has been over a year since Tiki Taka opened its doors and I am still blown away with the amazing food and cocktails that they serve.
Tiki Taka definitely keeps customers interested in their creative new dishes that is exciting and scrumptious. I look forward to see what more surprises they have in store for us!
Address: 138, Jalan Kasah, Medan Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 4pm to 1am; Sat-Sun 11am to 1am