It has been a tradition in the family (since five or six years ago?) to meet-up for dinner at Souled Out Sri Hartamas on Halloween. This year, the anticipated event was held on October 31 and November 1, carrying the theme “Grim Faerie Tales”. As always, my Sis made reservation on Halloween night. We were hoping for a table at the main area but it was fully-booked and were given options for table across the road under tents or upstairs. We settled for the tables across the road as it is ‘nearer’ to the main area (, at one time, we were contemplating to have the dinner at the Bangsar South outlet!). Main reason was we had Big’ M all geared up for the event!
We found out that evening that Souled Out Sri Hartamas was in the midst of face-lifting their outlet. That explained the ‘across-the-road’ tables and the temporary menus provided when we were seated.
We ordered a pizza, Aloha (RM 16, delightful combination of turkey ham, pineapple, mozzarella cheese and tomato sauce) for Big’ M. Three pizza came shortly; the Aloha pizza and two smaller sized turkey ham (I think!) pizzas. We didn’t realized that kids get free pizza. Both Lil’ M and Big’ M, each was given a complimentary Charlotte’s Web Pizza for Little Rascals. Should have paid attention to Souled Out’s Halloween poster!
As a start, we ordered a Cheese Nachos (RM 20, layers of crispy corn chips, baked with cheese, jalapeno peppers, and Mexican tomato salsa). It was a great appetizer.
My Sis ordered the Carbonara (RM 23, sinfully rich with beef bacon, fresh mushroom and garlic cream sauce). I tried a bit and it was yummy. Unfortunately, the portion was too small.
My parents went for the Seafood Marinara (RM 25, generous serving of mussels, prawns, squid and fish chunk in a tomato based sauce). I didn’t have the chance to taste this dish as it was cleaned up in seconds! (just exaggerating) I’m sure it tasted great as it looked, and the portion had improved compared to the Carbonara.
Both my brother and brother-in-law ordered the Crusted Lamb Rack (RM 38, lamb rack crusted with special seasoning served with panache vegetables and smashed roast potatoes). I got a bite of it and it was really good. The special seasoning was tasty and that bite easily melted in my mouth!
My sister-in-law had the Honey Miso Mackerel (RM 29, grilled honey miso marinated mackerel served with nori rice). I didn’t try this but she told me she enjoyed the dish.
Ms. L. went for the Lamb Shank (RM 39, slow cooked to perfection, surrounded by home made garlic mashed potatoes and chunky vegetables). The lamb was very tender and it was slow cooked to perfection as described, but was too salty for Ms. L..
I always order a local dish at Souled Out Sri Hartamas. Last year I went for the Curry Mee. This year, I ordered the Tom Yam Noodle (RM 18, sour and spicy, laden with mushrooms, chicken, squid and fresh water prawn in creamy broth). It had that level of spiciness that I was looking for and the creamy Tom Yam broth was very tasty. I was drenched all over by the time I finished the soup!
One of the server was kind to take a photo with us – scary!!!
It was another great Halloween dinner at Souled Out Sri Hartamas. Great food, great service and fun entertainment. The only negative feedback this year was the ambiance across the road – not as comfortable compared to the main dining area. This was due to the on-going construction. Well, this setback was compensated by watching Big ‘M winning one of the best dress prizes! See you next Halloween!
Souled Out Sri Hartamas
20, Jalan 30/70A
Desa Sri Hartamas
50480 Kuala Lumpur
60-3-2300-1955 / 60-12-200-1955
Mon-Fri: 12pm – 3pm, 6pm – 1am
Sat-Sun: 6pm – 1am