Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Meatworks @ Solaris Mont Kiara

Beef is the raison d'etre of Meatworks, the final cog in a farming corporation that cultivates local cattle. If this restaurant and meat shop can resolve some teething problems with its menu, it has the potential to become one of Solaris Mont Kiara's top hot spots.

The sirloin was hearty and flavourful enough to satisfy our carnivorous cravings, though it could have been less chewy. Not the best steak in town, but reasonably priced.

Generous serving of tender pan-roasted quail. Now here's the current trouble (which the owner vows to fix soon): the menu often promises ingredients that never show up. The quail was meant to be accompanied by a spinach tart, but it came with mashed potatoes instead.

The milk-fed lamb was a succulent pleasure, but we can't help making comparisons: El Cerdo's Spanish version is still the one to beat.

The salmon was a letdown. Didn't quite taste like the freshest catch of the day.

Fish fans might prefer the cod. Flaky, moist & well-prepared, but kinda boring.

Alcohol isn't available here, but customers can bring their own wine or easily cross the street to Cold Storage to buy some (like we did). No corkage fee.

Solaris Mont Kiara.


  1. Hmmm, I'm still holding back my review from last month! Guess I should give them another month before a revisit as hopefully by then all the ingredients are in. We bought a hefty steak from them last wk to cook at home, was very good with home made truffle butter. Seems they're also doing cooking demos on Sat 2pm starting this week.

  2. wot??! no spinach tart! how salah! :P

  3. parking is a headache huh??? Where did you park the car??
    hopefully I can make my way here soon...

  4. boo: sounds like their meat shop isn't facing any teething problems (we forgot to take a peek there). but yeah, apparently they'll be trimming their menu to discard items that are not readily available.
    ciki: there were missing ingredients in nearly every dish actually.
    thule: i usually park in the basement of the sohokl building. there's lots of parking there!

  5. cooking demos?? Hw nice..mayb should drop by for that! Then proceed to chk out the fungi-growing amt of food-teries in this area!

  6. interesting idea! i've never been for a cooking class before, but heaven knows i could use one!

  7. try toasting bread first :D

  8. cj: grrrrr. i've toasted bread before ... and boiled instant noodles. :D