Showing posts with label Mediterranean Food. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mediterranean Food. Show all posts

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Bistro Richard @Jalan Ipoh Sentul Park Classic European Dining In The Heart Of Kuala Lumpur Review

Kuala Lumpur Food Bistro Richard Cafe Jalan Ipoh

Best Restaurant To Eat have discovered a quiet Classic European enclave restaurant in the heart of Kuala Lumpur i.e. Bistro Richard strategically located at Lot 268, Jalan Strachan, Off Jalan Ipoh, 51100 Kuala Lumpur, at KL Performing Art Center (KLPAC) Sentul Park West area.


Although centrally located in Kuala Lumpur, after sometime in the restaurant you will be forget that you are in the city centre as this place is very quiet, with nice soothing music and the sound of the cascading water from the fountain of the koi pond besides the restaurant.


The main theme of the Bistro Richard @Jalan Ipoh Sentul Park is one of Classic European style with stain glass lamp shades and European furniture and décor.


The night started off with a soup which is CREAME OF WILD MUSHROOM SOUP (RM18.00) – it is a homemade soup with wild mushroom served with garlic baguette makes it a tasty, starter dish.


The texture of the soup was smooth, blended well with the earthy flavour of the wild mushroom and the natural milky taste of the cream.


It is then followed with the French style OVEN BAKED ESCARGOT WITH GARLIC BUTTER (RM28.00).


Each Escargot was buttered up with finely chopped garlic and herbs. The combination fragrant of the butter and garlic was very balanced with the chewy and musky taste of the escargot.


We then move to taste a Spanish delight which was the SEAFOOD PAELLA – (RM85.00) – it has the florally taste of the saffron and the spicy taste of the smoked paprika combined with the natural taste of the mussels, prawns, squids and clams.

This tasty paella has a bit of everything! Wonderfully comforting, flavoursome and colourful. The paella rice that was used is the fat and roundish type; the rice was rich, wet out and firm inside, caramelised slightly with the sauce.


Another French dish for the night is the COQ AU VIN (RM38.00)- it is a Braised chicken with red wine burgundy, bacon, mushroom and broccoli.


From the browning bits of the fragrant of the bacon to the golden crisp skin of the chicken and the fruity aroma of the burgundy red wine, leaves our taste-bud tantalized.


Next, we had the ROASTED SALMON (RM48.00). This dish is where the oven roasted salmon is topped with lemon butter sauce and served with steam vegetables & mashed potato.


The evenly and balanced roasting of the fresh salmon is evidently shown in each flakes of the salmon meat, while the lemon butter sauce add a zesty taste to balance off any fishy taste of the salmon meat.


The last main dish for the night was the BRAISED LAMB SHANK – (RM68.00). This Lamb Shanks is served with red wine sauce, tomatoes, fresh herbs and mushroom risotto.


The strong aromatic herbal taste of the gravy was subtle and infused into the tender firm meat of the Lamb Shanks. The meat does not have any gamey smells while the meat was of the right texture and flavourful perfectly matched with the mushroom risotto.


For desserts, we had the French CRÈME BRÛLÉE – (RM17.00) - It is a light and smooth vanilla custard where you are able to taste the strong vanilla taste, eggs and the milk flavours with just the right thickness of the caramelized burnt sugar on top of it.


For me, Bistro Richard @Jalan Ipoh Sentul Park would be an ideal place for you to have a quiet business chat over dinner or with your loved one to enjoy the relaxing ambience and food that are served.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Talent Lounge - A Unique Experience – Special Ramadan Buka Puasa Buffet – Damansara Perdana


Talent showcasing takes a new meaning at Talent Lounge located at G-01-01, Block A, Menara Mustapha Kamal, PJ Trade Center. Talent Lounge is a collaborative space for like minded people like the talent company, employers, artists, artisans and others to build upon your ideas.


It is a lifestyle space providing products, services and experiences ranging from a fill spectrum of talent development, personal branding, talent development and also a launch pad for your ideas.


While doing that, you can have snack upon the drinks and food serves here. It is all under the same place. There are some comfortable sofas and also work station for you to work on too.


For those that would like to perform, there is also a stage where you can do your gig too. Permission to perform is required.


For the coming Ramadan period, Talent lounge is offering a special buffet which is serves only during the weekend i.e. Friday and Saturday. Their offering of the Buka Puasa Ramadan buffet are Starters, 4 Mains dishes, 2 desserts and drinks.

According to the chef, these dishes are rotated each week with a mixture of Mediterranean, Malaysian and Western, so you get to try it out and not be bored with the same food every week.

The highlights of some of the dishes are as follows.


Hummus with Pita Bread


Pilaf Rice With Lamb



Roast Beef


Ayam Masak Merah


Ikan Masak Lemak


Chocolate Cake


Sago With Gula Melaka and Coconut Santan


Assorted Malay Kuih


So, if you are a talented person, you might want to check this place out, who knows this might be your springboard to greater things ahead. For this, Ramadan you can also feast on the offering of Talent Lounge too.

Do watch our video review below at Youtube on Talent Lounge.



Talentlounge

This event was organised by HungryGoWhere Malaysia – Discover, Eat, Share today!” 

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Moussandra Mediterranean & Tapas Restaurant Solaris Dutamas Publika - A touch of Mediterranean fare in Kuala Lumpur


Yearning for some delicious Greek, Spanish, or Italian? Where can you get all these food in Kuala Lumpur?


The answer is simple, look out for Moussandra Mediterranean & Tapas Restaurant located at A1-1-8 Solaris Dutamas 1, Jalan Dutamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, one of the pioneering Mediterranean restaurants in Kuala Lumpur. Moussandra started business in 1996 along Jalan Yap Kwan Seng before moving to Fahrenheit and now at the present location.


It serves a variety of dishes which are specialties dishes to each of these countries. We were introduced to the style of Mediterranean dining. The night started with a few Tapas dishes. Tapas are appetizer serves in small portion and usually the Greek have these with beer and drinks. The Tapas are usually eaten with either Baguette or Pita bread.


First dish on the table was the Berenjenas Picantes which is Pan Fried Eggplant With Chili and Tomato. This dish had a little sourish taste due partly to the tomato based that was used to cook the dish.


Next came the Gambas Al Ajillo which is Garlic Prawn in Olive Oil. The garlic and the olive oil blended well with the very fresh, succulent and firm prawns. One of the popular dishes, that are ordered by many patrons to this restaurant.


The third Tapas, was the Terrina De Pollo which is Chicken Liver Pate. This is a dish you either like it or hate it. For me, I find the Pate have a strong liver taste i.e the chef have used adequate chicken liver to cook it which, is good and its leave an after taste in your mouth.


The fourth Tapas we savour for the night was the Datilles Con Bacon which is Beef Bacon Wrapped Dates Stuffed With Almond. The Bacon was grilled to the right texture and when you bite into you can taste the soft dates and the crunch of the almond in one mouthful.


After our round of Tapas, the first main dish for the night is Pizza Primavera – It is a thin crust pizza topped with grilled eggplant, roasted red peppers, spinach, anchovies, mozzarella and basil to give it an added aroma. We usually have meat based pizza but I was surprised to taste the perfect combination of all the ingredients in one simple pizza.


Lastly we had the Paella Valenciana – It is a Saffron Flavoured Rice with Squid, Clams, Fish, Prawns, Mussels, Chicken, Chicken Sausage & vegetable. It is served in a wok like pan and the used of quality seafood have blended well with the rice.


After finishing our main dish, the first dessert we had was the French Creme Brulee, This is another one of the must order dish here. The Creme Brulee was served with a topping of caramelized brown sugar which, when eaten together with the Creme Brulee was sensational. It leaves a tingling sweetness in your mouth but not too sweet. Most Creme Brulee served at other restaurants are usually the liquid form of brown sugar which, often than not is too sweet. Hats off, to the chef for this wonderful dessert.


To end the night, another dessert that we had was the Vanilla Ice Cream. This is another new twist where the chef have added some Rum to complement with the simple Vanilla Ice Cream.

So, the next time you have a yearn for Mediterranean food, you can give Moussandra a try. Who knows you might fall in love with it. Bon Appetit.

For a video preview of Moussandra on Youtube, please watch the video below.


Moussandra Mediterranean Tapas Restaurant

 “This food tasting session was organised by HungryGoWhere Malaysia – Discover, Eat, Share today!” (URL link HungryGoWhere Malaysia to http://bit.ly/HungryGoWhereMY)