Thursday, April 29, 2010

Prime @ Le Meridien Hotel, Kuala Lumpur


Here's proof positive that it's possible for two people to have a perfectly fine dinner at Prime without ordering a slab of steak.


Apple wood-smoked Norwegian salmon. Ideal for whetting the appetite.


Australian crab cakes with chili flakes & garlic sauce. Crisp on the outside, but moist, meaty and piping-hot within. If only all crab cakes were like this.


Salad of Master Kobe beef, grilled figs, spinach, mozzarella & aged balsamic dressing. Tasted as satisfying as a steak, with lots of succulent slices of medium-rare beef.


Hachis Parmentier (diced Kobe beef & porcini ragout with twice-baked Idaho potato). Melty comfort food for both carboholics and carnivores.


Super-creamy truffle ravioli with mushroom fricassee. Bursting with the aroma of truffles. Terrific enough to rival the offering of any Italian restaurant in KL.


Australian grass-fed centre-cut filet mignon, pounded flat & seared with sesame oil, ginger & garlic, served with young mango salad in honey lime dressing. Looked interesting, but tasted like ordinary Oriental stir-fried beef that you might find at a Chinese outlet.


Green soba noodles with Master Kobe teriyaki, chuka wakame & baby greens. Another Eastern-influenced recipe, gorgeously presented. No complaints, taste-wise _ certainly a notch above what numerous Japanese restaurants serve.


Click here for previous review of Prime (February 8).


Prime,
Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur.

20 comments:

  1. Australian grass-fed centre-cut filet mignon, pounded flat & seared with sesame oil, ginger & garlic, served with young mango salad in honey lime dressing - LOL, as I read the looonnnnggg desc i was gettin more interested, thn i read "tasted like ordinaruy stir fried beef!" Potong steam betul!

    But i got my eyes on tht ravioli! scrumptious!

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  2. Tng: heh, yeah it wasn't bad at all, but we expected something that tasted different, since it certainly looked different =)

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  3. Salad of master Kobe beef...must have it when I visit next. =) wonder when...?

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  4. Lemongrass: u could even try going today! =)

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  5. Oh my, your fall must have triggered some superhuman powers in you. =)

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  6. Lemongrass: I would prefer to have been bitten by a radioactive spider :p

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  7. But... but... but... no STEAK? Seems so salah.

    P.S. You sure you prefer to have been bitten by a radioactive spider or a radioactive Spider-man? ;)

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  8. no slab of steak but still plenty of beef!

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  9. Salad of Master Kobe Beef looks so yummy! Great blog btw...enjoyed your reviews of The Press Room @ BSC. Will be going there later in fact.

    And yes, there's plenty of beef. Any more and this review might just start "moo-ing". ;)

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  10. no slab of steak.. still, there's beef! Try a meal without being carnivorous :P

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  11. That truffle ravioli looks to die for! Hungryyy.....

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  12. lfb: ah but u gotta admit, u'd still leave happy and full after this meal :D p.s. despite the allure of being bitten by peter parker, i'd prefer the great power (though maybe not the great responsibility) of having a tingling spider-sense...
    joe: oh ya, heheh, tried to see if we could avoid beef too, but the salad and those other items were too tempting to resist! :D
    elrond: thanks! hope u enjoy your meal at the pressroom. i should revisit one of these days to check out any new items on their menu. yep, with a dinner like this, i should have started off the review by saying cowabunga! :D
    leo: yikes! but ok lah, once in awhile, i have reviewed vegetarian outlets. still, cannot survive without having a meaty meal at least a couple of times a week...
    bangsar-babe: thank goodness it's nearly lunchtime now! :D

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  13. wah 2 person and you all ate all that?!! Gotta try the crab cakes. I have only been to Prime once and it was all about steaks.

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  14. Eiling: ya, most of the stuff we ordered were starters, so it was ok. Yeah, the main reason to go to prime is for steaks, but the rest of the menu is definitely worth exploring :D

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  15. we were just here! great food.. say no more:)

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  16. Ciki: ya, le meridien is a good place for food! :D

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  17. yummmmay! i didnt quite like the crab cake during my visit to prime, but overall their food was fab. Did u not try their lamb dishes there? :D

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  18. Augustdiners; ya, was a bit worried about the crab cakes, cos it's an easy thing to mess up, but they were excellent that evening! I recall having the lamb rack here a few years ago ... Will definitely try to have it again another time =)

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  19. sigh..if only it wasnt so expensive. Seems tht they do good lamb here too.. hhmmmm

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  20. Tng: yeah, thanks to leo sending me the supplementary starwood card, food was 50 percent off...

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