Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Il Lido Malaysia


Click on these for earlier entries on Il Lido: June 2 and June 4.


Amuse bouche of tuna with aged balsamic vinegar. Moist and meaty.


Spinach & endive salad with golden fried egg. The highlight was the egg, which was lightly cooked and thinly battered. Break the runny yolk and spread it over the sweet red onion compote and crunchy veggies for a gorgeous-tasting salad.


Orecchiette with lamb ragout, fava beans & pecorino cheese. A hearty platter to placate both carb-lovers and carnivores. The best flavors of Italian food in one recipe.


Veal agnolotti with porcini mushrooms. Very mushy veal mousse encased in perfectly prepared pasta skin. Absolute comfort food; we could have eaten this all evening.


Duck leg confit with porcini mushrooms, shallots & port wine sauce. Not the best duck confit in town; maybe French recipes should be left to French restaurants, but the meat was a bit too stringy and the skin wasn't quite crisp enough.


Wagyu beef cheek with celeriac, glazed veggies & pancetta. Tender and tasty, though the tiny bits of cured pork left very little impression.


Creme brulee sampler: vanilla, coffee, pistachio & strawberry. We couldn't get enough of the rich, milky custard base for each of the four flavors.


Strawberry gelato & mixed berry sorbet. Fruity and frosty.


Shiraz & Valpolicella red wine.

Il Lido,
Jalan Mayang, Off Jalan Yap Kwan Seng.
Tel: 2161-2291
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21 comments:

  1. Oh. Oh. Oooohhhh...

    Now I can't wait to return home just so I can have my first meal at Il Lido! ;)

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  2. Lfb: the next flight for KL departs in seven hours =)

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  3. Yarmee...Looks like I'll never hear the end till we go there ;)

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  4. OMG, you wont stop till you get everything infected with the bug to go to il Lido!

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  5. unka: and once u go, u might wanna keep going, over and over again! :D
    joe: so far, my evil scheme seems to be successful! :D

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  6. again??! i swear i oredi commented on this post :P

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  7. ciki: this is an il lido trilogy ... it might someday be a quadrilogy! :D

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  8. augustdiners: love is a wonderful thing =)

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  9. Urghhh.. I hv to go soon. Yest's plan cancelled cos I was toooooo tired. My poor fren and his GF got FFK-ed by me! ;(

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  10. tng: yikes! exhausted from your weekend trip, i guess. hope u recover soon. no worries, this place should be here for quite awhile (but remember that it closes for lunch on saturdays and throughout sundays).

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  11. IL Lido must be very good since you went there a couple of times already. You had fine dining more than I have my nasi lemak. haih.... the good life ah?

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  12. eiling: it's definitely my favorite new restaurant for this year so far. but u know what, i'll actually be posting a nasi lemak entry pretty soon. really! :D

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  13. Adoi.

    What have I been doing all this while. My better half was back in KL for a week last week and I was struggling to find a decent place to take her to.

    Why didn't I find your blog sooner!

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  14. Shaun: no worries, there'll always be a next time, rite? But hope u still managed to have some decent dinners together last week :D

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  15. looking forward fro your nasi lemak post! haha

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  16. Eiling: coming soon, heheh!

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  17. will you be able to enlighten me as to how the egg in the 3rd pic was prepared?
    it baffles me how an egg can be cooked in that manner.

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  18. ct: great question, but i really have no idea. basically it was like a poached egg inside, but breaded outside. it tasted freshly cooked though, so it definitely wasn't "processed" or anything...

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  19. Looks like 2 more visits and you'll cover the entire menu. The degustation menu, at RM180-ish, seems pretty reasonably priced compared to the ala carte items. Will probably try that the next time.

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  20. lemongrass: i feel like i've barely scraped through half the menu, actually! but yeah, the degustation menu is a good way to hit a lot of bases at once (except that it doesn't have the risotto) :D

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