D5-G4-6SOLARIS DUTAMAS PUBLIKA, JALAN DUTAMAS 1, MONT KIARA, 50400 KL
DR KIMBERLEY CHAN, EHSAN CHABOK OWNER OF ZENDER'S, Y.A.M TUNKU LAKSAMANA NEGERI SEMBILAN TUNKU NAQUIYUDDIN TUANKU JAAFAR AND MIGF FOUNDER/ORGANISER DATO STEVE DAY
DR KIMBERLEY CHAN AND HER BF EHSAN AND BABY BRO MOHSEN CHABOK AND HIS GF
VIP DINERS AT ZENDER'S!
Zender's Restaurant and Bar is not the easiest to find as it is located right at the end of a block teeming with medical centres, slimming parlours and arty crafty shops with nary a nibble in sight. Indeed Zender's is the only eatery here and not located among the many restaurants that populate Solaris Dutamas a.k.a Publika. To this day, I wonder what is the real name as the developer should stick to one name instead of three!
I bet there are few walk-in customers as hungry diners are hardly expected to search for grub amid medical centres promising a brand new slim you or dental clinics delivering brilliant smiles or galleries touting paintings.
Still, once you stumble into Zender's you know you are in for a good time. The view is stupendous as Zender's is at the end of the block and boasts a spacious, airy terrace made tenable by swirling ceiling fans. Here is the ultimate wateringhole after a long day of slogging in the office. Sip a drink, unwind and soak in the view of the magnificent mosque as you contemplate your next acquisition.
Indeed it is the view that made Zender's owner take up the lease. "This is the topmost level and the view is so stunning. It is quite incomparable and everyone loves sitting in the al fresco terrace admiring the view as you get not only the mosque with minarets but Petronas Twin Towers and KL Tower---all 3 in one vista! That is surely something we can be proud of!" enthuses owner Ehsan Chabok.
You would assume Zender's is owned by a Frenchman or a Malaysian Francophile but Ehsan Chabok is an Iranian! He and baby bro Mohsen own Zender's and both have been in Malaysia for over 15 years and have hardly been back to Tehran so they would be considered tourists back home.
"But Malaysia is my home!" grins the affable Ehsan Chabok. "My father brought me here when he was ambassador 15 years ago. Since I have good taste I promptly fell in love with Malaysia and have seen no reason to leave ever since!"
Ehsan's good taste also extends to women as he also fell in love with a local Chinese woman. Not just any Ah Moi from a New Village but an accomplished medical doctor called Dr Kimberley Chan Shu Min who is now working in my home state Kelanatan. Dr Kimberley Chan flew in from Kuala Krai just to dine with me last Monday! They have been together for the past 7 years!
Since younger brothers look up to their elder siblings and emulate their condct, Mohsen also has a Chinese girlfriend named Sabrina Won! If only both chinky gals are sisters, that would be perfection with 2 Iranian bros marrying 2 Chinese sisters but we cannot get all we desire in life.
Sabrina Won is a corporate figure working for tycoon Tan Sri Duta Yap, so rich he can afford to let the incomplete Grand Duta Hyatt hotel rot and collect dust as he had the foresight to buy UK properties when one pound was RM 3.8 and now it is RM 7.7!
Need I mention both Sabrina Won and Dr Kimberley Chan are red-hot sexy and ravishingly beautiful? True trophy wives to make Ehsan and Mohsen's pals green with envy?
The two brothers live in unfettered luxury in a 4,800 sq ft penthouse in Mont Kiara and has businesses in Dubai.
If you wonder who decorated Zender's lavish, plush interiors in modern baroque style that flaunts lifesized angel, chandeliers and even a porcelain poodle, it is Ehsan who is actually an interior designer. He has decorated over 500 homes and offices in and around Mont Kiara and is now concentrating on Zender's and another restaurant.
Helming Zender's is French Chef Bernard Repamonti and not some lowly-paid local. Restaurant manager is also a Frenchie called Andreas Gomez who must be the tallest and skinniest expat.
In case you think Zender is a Persian word, it is actually German meaning 'transmitter'! Says Ehsan Chabok, "Zender's also transmits good vibes so I think the name is suitable and diners will broadcast our food far and wide!"
The food is le magnifique and you can park your car at the back just metres from Zender's!
DR VINCENT TEE OF DR VINCENT DENTAL SURGERY, DR BEH CHIR KIM, MALAYSIA'S BEST HEART AND CANCER DOCTOR, DATO KEE HUA CHEE, THE BEST JOURNALIST IN OBSERVABLE UNIVERSE, DR KIMBERLEY CHAN THE BEST DOCTOR IN KUALA KRAI KELANTAN AND EHSAN CHABOK THE BEST IRANIAN RESTAURANTEUR IN MALAYSIA
HIS EXCELLENCY THE VENEZUELAN AMBASSADOR MANUEL GUZMAN AND EHSAN CHABOK THE OWNER OF ZENDER'S
DATO KEE HUA CHEE AND IZRA
EHSAN CHABOK, ANDREAS GOMEZ AND DATO STEVE DAY
EHSAN CHABOK, DR VINCENT TEE, DATIN SU DAY AND DR KIMBERLEY CHAN
DATO KEE HUA CHEE IN HIS COUTURE PYTHON LEATHER JACKET
MOHSEN CHABOK AND LOVER SABRINA WON
HIS EXCELLENCY THE AMBASSADOR OF NORWAY HANS OLA URSTAD, MADAME URSTAD, DATIN SU WAI FUN AND DATO STEVE DAY
TERRACE WITH SPECTACULAR VIEW
MILLION RINGGIT VIEW
DR KIMBERLEY CHAN, EHSAN CHABOK, Y.A.M TUNKU NAQUIYUDDIN TUANKU JAAFAR AND DATO STEVE DAY
DATO NIK GEE GREETING Y.A.M TUNKU NAQUIYUDDIN TUANKU JAAFAR
DATO NIK GEE, DR KIMBERLEY CHAN, EHSAN CHABOK, Y.A.M TUNKU NAQUIYUDDIN TUANKU JAAFAR AND DATO STEVE DAY
STUNNING DECOR IN FRENCH STYLE
FIT FOR MARIE ANTOINETTE
KK RAJAH OF CONFRERIE DE LA CHAINE DES ROTISSEURS, YAM TUNKU NAQUIYUDDIN TUANKU JAAFAR THE ROYAL PATRON OF MIGF AND DATO STEVE DAY THE FOUNDER/OWNER OF MIGF
KISHIN CHUGANI, KK RAJAH, YAM TUNKU NAQUIYUDDIN TUANKU JAAFAR AND DATO STEVE DAY
KISHIN CHUGANI, KK RAJAH, YAM TG NAQUIYUDDIN AND DATO STEVE DAY
DR KIMBERLEY CHAN, HER BF EHSAN CHABOK, EHSAN'S BABY BRO MOHSEN CHABOK AND HIS GF SABRINA WON
DR VINCENT TEE, DR BEH CHOR KIM, H.E MANUEL GUZMAN HERNANDEZ, DATIN SU DAY AND DATO NIK GEE
CHANDELIER AND ANGEL
LOVE THIS AWESOME ANGEL WHICH IS SO HEAVY IT NEEDED 5 MEN TO LUG AND HANG IT ON REINFORCED WALL!
ANGELIC AS ME
ALL SET FOR VIP DINERS
ZENDER'S FOOD WAS OUT OF THIS WORLD!
EHSAN CHABOK, KIMBERLEY AND YONG SOW WAI
DR KIMBERLEY CHAN, KISHIN CHUGANI, KK RAJAH AND DATO NIK GEE
DATO STEVE DAY WELCOMING GUESTS
'WHO HAS NEVER BEEN TO ZENDER'S BEFORE?"
MADAME TONE SUNDT, H.E THE NORWEGIAN AMBASSADOR HANS OLA URSTAD AND H.E THE VENEZUELAN AMBASSADOR MANUEL ANTONIO GUZMAN HERNANDEZ
MADAME TONE SUNDT, HIS EXCELLENCY HANS OLA URSTAD THE NORWEGIAN AMBASSADOR, HIS EXCELLENCY MANUEL GUZMAN HERNANDEZ THE VENEZUELAN AMBASSADOR AND DR VINCENT TEE
CHEF BERNARD REPAMONTI
THE WORLD'S MOST BEAUTIFUL AND ACCOMPLISHED MOTHER AND DAUGHTER DUO
DATO NIK GEE IS MORE GLAMOROUS AND SEXY THAN DAUGHTER DR KIMBERLEY CHAN BUT KIMBERLEY IS TALLER!
YONG SOW WAI, YAM TUNKU NAQUIYUDDIN TUANKU JAAFAR AND DR BEH CHOR KIM
DR KIMBERLEY CHAN
SCALLOPS TARTARE WITH MASHED PEAS AND PARMESAN COOKIE FLORENBELLE
EHSAN CHABOK, DR KIMBERLEY CHAN AND DR VINCENT TEE
CHICKEN LIVER ON TOAST WAS INCREDIBLY DELIGHTFUL
DATO KEE HUA CHEE, SABRINA WON AND MOHSEN CHABOK
DATO STEVE DAY INTRODUCING HIS GUESTS
AMAZINGLY DELICIOUS AND VARYING TEXTURES PLUS A SEDUCTIVE FRAGRANCE
WHOLE SEABASS WITH ASPARAGUS RISOTTO
LOVELY TO LOOK AT AND EQUALLY DELICIOUS TO PALATE!
NOTE THE BLUE WAVES ENCIRCLING THE FISH! EXQUISITE PRESENTATION AND TASTE!
BUT WOULD YOU BELIEVE THIS IS THE TOILET AND NOT DINING ROOM!
THERE IS EVEN A TV AT BASIN!
THIS IS THE ONLY LOO WHERE YOU CAN BRING A FRIEND INSIDE WHO CAN SIT NEXT TO YOU AND CHITCHAT AS YOU SIT ON YOUR THRONE TO DO YOUR BUSINESS!
CAN YOU BELIEVE THERE IS EVEN A TV SCREEN EMBEDDED INTO THE WALL?
I SUGGESTED TO THE CHABOK BROTHERS THEY SHOULD RUN PORNOGRAPHIC MOVIES FOR VISITORS TO ENJOY BUT THEY POLITELY DECLINED THE IDEA
WATCHING BLUE MOVIES INSIDE THE LOO IS SO EROTIC DON'T YOU THINK?
EXTRA CHAIR MUST BE FOR YOUR GUEST!
THERE IS EVEN A DARLING FRENCH POODLE!
ZENDER'S HAS WON SEVERAL AWARDS!
WHOLE QUAIL IN POTATO NEST STUFFED WITH CHICKEN LIVER AND GRILLED GRAPES
THE NORWEGIAN AMBASSADOR SPOKE ON BEHALF OF GUESTS
TEAM OF ZENDER'S
TUNKU NAQUIYUDDIN ALSO PRAISED ZENDER'S SKYHIGH
MOHSEN CHABOK, YAM TUNKU NAQUIYUDDIN TUANKU JAAFAR AND EHSAN CHABOK
YAM TUNKU NAQUIYUDDIN TUANKU JAAFAR WITH SABRINA WON
CULINARY TEAM OF ZENDER'S RESTAURANT AND BAR!