Friday, May 14, 2010

Il Tempio @ Taman TAR, Ampang


Click here for previous review of Il Tempio (Jan. 22).


Grilled Muscovy duck breast with slow-cooked butternut squash, baked portobello mushroom & pan-fried Belgian endive. The meat was lean and flavourful, but chewy.


Braised Wagyu beef cheek with white truffle deep-fried creamy polenta & glazed onions. Excellent; the beef had a robust taste and was fork-tender.


Oven-baked Norwegian salmon with poppy-seed crust, braised fennel, tartar of snow peas & citrus powder. Slightly too salty, but we liked how the main courses came with accompaniments that were well thought out and nicely prepared.


Amaretto & almond creme brulee with grilled Sarawak pineapple & raspberry yogurt sauce. The amaretto provided an alcoholic kick and the almond a nutty punch.


Soft chocolate tart with passion fruit sauce, vanilla foam & saffron ice cream. Not bad, but not memorable (though the foam was comfortingly creamy).




Il Tempio,
Taman TAR, Ampang.
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29 comments:

  1. creme brule with alcohol? I didnt knw that can be done ;)

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  2. tng: i bet all desserts taste better with booze! :D

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  3. dis place needs a day when its cooling after rain or when its raining minus the mosquitoes and the humidity..

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  4. Seeing your dessert reminds me of my experience 2 days ago when I ate some pineapples - the pineapples seem to have left a permanent stinging sensation on my tongue and it's so unpleasant. :-(

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  5. chis! my comment disappeared into the eatdrinkkl vortex!

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  6. joe: yeah, considering our unpredictable weather these days, it's hard to plan for that in advance :D
    lemongrass: hmmm, unripe pineapples? maybe you can cleanse the sensation by eating cold, creamy stuff, like avocados and gelato? and there is no black hole, u just have to be more patient :P

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  7. If you had said 'cold, creamy stuff' to Kenny, he'd have a field day with it, but since it's innocent me, I'd only think of yoghurt.

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  8. lemongrass: innocent lil' me has no clue what u're talking about. no idea whatsoever :D

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  9. arrrghh I'm on diet and you have to show me this! the duck breast is so appealing!

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  10. My my... the duck looked amazing! Almost ask Jenn to go.. that is, until I saw the address :P

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  11. Cold, creamy stuff? Like shaving foam, you mean? Whatever does LL mean?

    Of course, had she mentioned WARM, creamy stuff... I'd probably have a field day with it. Heh.

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  12. eiling: breast meat contains lots of protein and little fat, so it's perfect for diets :D
    leo: it's traffic-free here on weekends! :D and also quite easy to access from both jln ampang and the kl-ampang elevated highway
    lfb: what are y'all rambling about? spit it out, i say, spit it out! :P

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  13. Cum on la, swallow it and just say what's on your mind, LFB!

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  14. lemongrass: suddenly my commenters are making all sorts of weird spelling and grammatical choices. i guess i'll just have to suck it up and endure it...

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  15. @Lemongrass + Sean: Would you two make up your mind - suck or swallow? :P

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  16. Lfb: I can do both! :D

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  17. @Sean: Oh I bet you can... :P

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  18. Lfb: all those satisfied customers can't be wrong, right? :p

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  19. @Sean: Well, good for them, then. They keep coming back for more, eh? LOL

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  20. lfb: well, to be honest, business hasn't been booming in recent times. maybe this old dog needs to learn new tricks :P

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  21. Hahaha. Oh do tell us, what new tricks are this new dog planning to learn? :P

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  22. lfb: there's this one i've been practicing, using my tongue and right paw to ... well, u've gotta see it to appreciate it *wags tail happily*

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  23. Just upload it to Youtube, mate. All the best pet tricks are up there... :P

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  24. Lfb: it IS up on YouTube... U just gotta know the right keywords to look for. Hint: don't bother typing cat, playing or piano :p

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  25. Awww, c'mon. Just give your fans & readers the link lah... Dun keep us waiting. :P

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  26. Ya Sean. Don't forget them bunny tricks too. Y'know...the one with the rabbit which you showed me last week at that restaurant. Ya...that one.

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  27. lfb: i hope this clip will tide u over while waiting :D http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vyf9Q86ixzY&feature=related
    lemongrass: i have sad news. the rabbit died earlier this week, possibly because of complications from that trick. thus, i have vowed never to perform it again :P

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  28. Don't mind me asking how are the prices at IL Tempio?

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  29. jack: rather pricey. say, 100 ringgit for a three-course dinner without drinks...

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