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In the heart of the city, Denhygge Danish restaurant, run by the dynamic husband-and-wife team of Niels and Olga Jensen, offers an immersive hygge experience. The term "hygge," deeply ingrained in Danish culture, encapsulates a sense of cosy comfort and conviviality. Denhygge, with its authentic feel, brings traditional home-style Danish food to Malaysians.
After years in the corporate sector, Niels shares that Denhygge fulfils a dream for both of them. The restaurant, operational since November 2022, attracts a clientele of expatriates and adventurous Malaysian food enthusiasts curious about Danish specialities.
The restaurant boasts a modern, minimalist ambience with rustic wood accents, large picture windows, and a spiral staircase adorned with miniature flags, creating a warm and welcoming setting.
The menu features smørrebrød (sandwiches), with a special mention of the nuts-and-seed-laden dark rye bread, crafted to their specifications by a local artisan baker. The Marinated Herring on Rye Bread with Egg stands out, offering a delightful blend of tart, tangy, briny, and sweet flavours. Another highlight is the Roast Beef on Rye Bread, featuring tender slices of beef complemented by creamy remoulade and fried onions.
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Recognising the Malaysian preference for hot dishes, Niels is keen on meeting these expectations with special offerings like Stegt flæsk - Danish-style Fried Pork Belly (RM55). This signature dish, reminiscent of a customary Danish Christmas feast, is served alongside boiled potatoes and a creamy parsley sauce.
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For non-beef enthusiasts, the Rullepølse, showcasing sliced pork belly seasoned with spices and served with aspic on rye bread, promises a unique taste experience. The Pork Liver Pate on rye is another indulgent treat, with smooth richness balanced by pickled cucumber and crisp-fried bacon.
To round off the hygge experience, the Danish-style Apple Pie, made with a mix of red and green apples, is served with macaroons, red currant jelly, and vanilla-accented whipped cream. This marks just the beginning of Danish culinary culture at Denhygge, with Niels working to expand the menu further.
DENHYGGE DANISH RESTAURANT
F13, Empire Damansara Perdana,
Mon-Sat: 10am to 10pm (last order 9 pm)
Closed on Sundays.