Monday, February 22, 2010

Mandarin Grill @ Mandarin Oriental


Click here for earlier entry on Mandarin Grill (Feb. 11, 2010).


Heirloom tomatoes & mozzarella with basil & aged balsamic. A tasty twist to the typical Caprese salad, thanks to the fleshy, full-flavoured tomatoes.


Foie gras au torchon with pear & ginger chutney, beetroot puree & spiced bread. The traditional form of foie gras terrine, but a bit differently rendered from most versions in KL, since the liver is wrapped in a towel before being slow-cooked in a pan.


Black Angus steak tartare with mascarpone penne rigate & sourdough bread. The melt-in-the-mouth beef elevated this above other steak tartare recipes.


Semolina gnocchi romaine, with roasted eggplant & coriander oil. A pleasant change from potato gnocchi; less starchy and more reminiscent of couscous.


Wagyu beef burger Rossini, topped with foie gras, porcini mushrooms & truffle mayo. At RM185++, this is probably the priciest burger in the city, but it's worth trying. The beef patty was succulent by itself, but the chunk of pan-fried liver made it sublime.


Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Brut champagne.




Mandarin Grill,
Mandarin Oriental,
Kuala Lumpur.

16 comments:

  1. I can't believe you went there again! So lucky!!! Are those champagne glasses? they looked big.

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  2. OMG...that's a nice chunk of foie gras! *yum*

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  3. foowar! looks like someone's cholesterol gonna hit the roof soon :P (bring me!) haha

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  4. eiling: strange hor, such unusually large champagne glasses. that bottle only provided us with two glasses to drink.
    bangsar-babe: would have loved a larger chunk! :D
    ciki: i'll worry about gout before i worry about cholesterol :P come, come to the city, and we'll explore its many pleasures!

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  5. RM185++? Man, I am pretty sure that IS the most expensive burger in town... Succulent and sublime: Sounds like some sweet kinda eatin'. ;)

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  6. lfb: yeah, i really shoulda taken a close-up of that beef patty instead of the fries! =)

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  7. Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Brut champagne.. I am dying to lay my hands on a glass of those! The best I've tried is Moet & Chandon Brut Imperial (I think it's the cheapest in the M&C Range)

    Given that the burger IS in Mandarin Oriental, I think that the price is justifiable :P

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  8. leo: i'm terrible, i can't differentiate between the various champagnes, cos they all taste alike to me! i need an education...

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  9. don't worry... me too!! u can only ask me on beer

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  10. leo: heh, i'm even worse at beer! i guess i can only talk about wine and cocktails...

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  11. How cum ur burger's smaller than the chips? Chis...throw away ur camera lar.

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  12. lemongrass: u never learn something called "perspective" in school ar? the chips were closer to the camera, so they appear bigger la :P anyways, i was too lazy to turn the plate around to have the burger face me :D

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  13. I must dear, your pics are turnin out clearer & sharper!
    Is it the lightin, yr new cam or your photography skills?? ;)

    gosh, tis is like the Must-Eat venue in town!

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  14. tng: tnx! but i think i have to thank the lighting. i still take blurry shots at many other outlets. and the camera is starting to give me problems with focusing, not sure why.

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  15. Seriously though, I feel like I should run away with the Steak Tartare and make babies together. Looks sooo goood. Maybe if I set aside 5 bucks every month, I shall be able to dine there by 2012. =)

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  16. lemongrass: eh, is that u commenting for the second time, or is someone impersonating you? :P actually ar, according to my calculations, u might need to save 5 bucks per fortnight! but fine, u can have an affair with the tartare, while i spend my nights with the foie gras burger :D

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