Monday, August 17, 2009

Frangipani @ Changkat Bukit Bintang

A dramatic backdrop underscores how the food here isn't for the faint-hearted. If you're looking for an artery-clogging dinner, then search no further.

Mozzarella, zucchini, aubergine & tomato jelly with ratatouille coulis, roast garlic & brioche croutons in basil pesto. The closest thing here to a real salad.

Angel hair seaweed pasta with hay-fired oyster, caviar and crisp fried leek in sparkling champagne sauce. We tried to share this, but that was a mistake. You'll definitely want the whole oyster to yourself.

Corsican brocciu-stuffed beetroot ravioli with fresh and dried tomato slices, drizzled with olive oil from the mill of Jean-Marie Cornille. Beetroot-lovers will rejoice at this. On the other hand, it overpowers everything else on this plate.

Warm tea-smoked salmon with confit potatoes creme fraiche and salmon roe. Probably Frangi's signature dish. Tastes as good as it looks.

Truffle-spiked pigeon confit ravioli with sage caper beurre noisette and egg yolk. The pigeon seemed a bit stringy, but the egg yolk and butter sauce helped make this more pleasurable.

Pan-roasted duck confit with mustard cream and mashed potato. If your tolerance for salt is low, then skip this. Tender and meaty, but very, very salty.

Click here for previous review of Frangipani's bar (Feb. 9).

Changkat Bukit Bintang.


  1. I'll starve with those portion sizes, being the carb-eating peasant that I am. It all looks very creative and artistic, and pretty.

  2. heheh, most of those items were from the appetiser section of the menu actually. but yeah, they could serve as food for the starving artist =)

  3. frangipani is a long established and last time I used to drive past it all the time after clubbing.. lol!! the only road that I could avoid those blood sucking police...
    where do u park your car in changkat bukit bintang?

  4. oh i usually park at one of those open-air lots that charge RM5 per entry. convenient =)

  5. Tea smoked salmon sounds like the works!! I'd completely forgotten Frangi downstairs serves food.. always kinda gone straight upstairs for cocktails!

  6. i actually prefer the kitchen to the bar =)

  7. seems high class and expensive with the small amount of serving.....

  8. crystal: worth trying, for special occasions

  9. "warm tea-smoked salmon, taste as good as it looks.." , does that mean it taste good? or were you being sarcastic, because it sure does not look that great! :P jus checkin cuz im gg there tonight~

  10. augustdiners: it's fabulous! (blame my poor camera skills, heheh). do order it :D