Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Frangipani @ Changkat Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur


Click here for previous review of Frangipani (Aug. 17, 2009).


Frangi is the first name that springs to mind whenever someone asks me what my favorite restaurant is. Every meal here is a pleasure, though prices can be prohibitive.


Skinless grilled duck slices with haricot bean mousse, maple cider honey & crisp grain cones in garlic emulsion. A protein-packed recipe; probably the outlet's healthiest offering, considering it doesn't serve any substantial salads.


Wagyu beef cheeks with braised red cabbage, mole sauce & pumpkin dauphines. Sumptuously succulent, reminding us how sublime beef can be in the right hands.


French toast with rum raisin sauce & baked apples. Unforgettable decadence; the toast is dense yet astonishingly soft, drenched in the sweetest of nectars.


Dark Valrhona chocolate ganache with creme chantilly, candied hazelnuts, toasted almonds & French meringue. Their signature dessert; tastes as delightful as it looks.


Iced green apple souffle with cinnamon crumbs & tarte tatin. Refreshingly chilly.


Pistachio & white chocolate cheesecake with Irish tea sauce, toasted pine nuts pistachio cream-filled Russian cigarette. Not an average dried-out cheesecake. Moist and milky enough to make each bite a melt-in-the-mouth treat.


Frangipani,
Changkat Bukit Bintang.
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17 comments:

  1. wow! The desserts got me interesting creations & they looked absolutely decadent!
    Well..there muz b a reason why it's survived over the years whn otr outlets are struggling.

    I think I should give this place a try soon ;)

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  2. Tng: I think their website has their full menu, with detailed descriptions (though it might not be 100 percent up to date), so u can see what catches your eye before u decide whether to go. But yeah, I hope this place survives for many more years =)

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  3. what is the price range for the dessert, sean ?
    the dessert looks YUM !!

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  4. Yup. Definitely not a place for vegetarians... LOL

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  5. I like this place even more now that one of my favourite chefs has moved to Frangi. :-)

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  6. whos that chef who moved to Frangi??

    the duck slices look like foie gras heaven..hehehe..

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  7. june: yep, meals here aren't complete without dessert. i think the price range is between RM20-RM30...
    lfb: let them eat cake! :D
    lemongrass: so many crushes in so many restaurants, how to keep track =)
    joe: ask lemongrass, the gossip girl! :D ya, if they had been topped with foie gras, that platter would be even more heavenly!

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  8. wah the food looks good. So any guys eyeing on you when you were there?!! *wink*

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  9. eiling: sadly, no. but then again, it was a quiet sunday nite, and we didn't go up to the bar :D

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  10. I've only confessed to one crush so far, chis. (joe: cute chef from chinoz klcc)

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  11. lemongrass: there r probably secret crushes running around in numerous other restaurant kitchens =)

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  12. Ah.. Changkat Bukit BIntang again! As much as I love reading your adventure in this area, I have yet to find a time to venture here!

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  13. Leo: there'll be many more changkat posts, most likely... It's my fave street =)

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  14. RM20-30 for dessert in such environment is really decent. I'm just waiting for more people to try more of the dish choices so that i can order all the good ones in one shot hope the dishes there is not as costly as it looks!

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  15. augustdiners: eating at frangi is definitely a splurge, since the starters and mains are pretty pricey. the cost should exceed RM100 per person for a three-course meal, even without drinks...

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  16. Unfortunately we weren't as impressed with Frangipani as we were with Sage. Maybe we have different tastes or maybe we just chose the wrong dishes. We found Sage to be yummier, value for money and excellent in table service.

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  17. nha: hmmm, sage is definitely better for those last two qualities. but yeah, i guess i prefer the bolder, stronger flavors of frangipani :D

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