Monday, March 30, 2009

Rick's Cafe Casablanca

The best deal is town is at Rick's Cafe Casablanca: an a la carte buffet for RM 38++ for lunch and dinner every weekday. You can order as many dishes as many times as you like. Despite the low price, the quality of the food is truly top-notch.

Smoked duck with spinach & garlic confit. Whetted our appetite for the delights to come.

Roast pepper and mascarpone risotto. Easily the equal of any KL Italian outlet's offering.

Halloumi cheese with rocket, orange and mint. A refreshing salad.

Slow-roasted leg of lamb with harrissa. Wonderfully pink in the centre.

Seafood paella. Bursting with the aroma of saffron and packed with seafood.

Tagine of butter fish with black olives & pickled tomatoes. This looked like a sour combo, but it tasted excellent. All the ingredients blended perfectly to create a delectable dish.

Mussels in ceviche dressing. A different, delicious way of preparing mussels.

Seafood couscous with bell peppers. The best couscous I've ever had. Period.

Charmoula marinated chicken skewers. I don't order chicken much because it's usually cooked in relatively boring ways, but this was very good. Succulent and flavourful.

Brandade of butter fish with baguette. Not my favourite dish, but it's more a matter of personal taste; this would appeal to anyone who enjoys salty spreads.

Clockwise from top left: Bacon and black olive ice cream (one of the strangest ice cream flavours I've ever had, but it was tasty!), blue cheese ice cream (tasted exactly like blue cheese) and saffron gelato (this had real saffron in it too, not just some subpar flavouring).

Halle Berry (strawberry, raspberry, blueberry, vodka), Corner Stone Sparkling and Artisan's Bend Shiraz.

Rick's Cafe Casablanca,
One Bangsar.
Tel: 2287-1618.


  1. This sounds like a good deal although personally I wouldn't order the blue cheese ice cream!

    I emailed this link to my friends


  2. cheap???

    brilliant for a friday evening then..

  3. lil: thanks ... go check it out! the place seems kinda empty these days...
    joe: yeah, i wonder how they'll manage to make a decent profit (unless you splurge on drinks)!

  4. Weekday dinner buffets? Oooh... very indulgent! Hey any chance you know if they still do the weekend champagne brunch? I recall they were pimping it for a while at RM88 per pax, when Prego's was also all the rage.

  5. 550ml: no sign of any champagne brunch, but RM88 for that sounds like a steal too!

  6. is the promo still on?

  7. nope, sadly the restaurant has closed