Wednesday, June 16, 2010

The Living Room @ Westin Kuala Lumpur


A calm, cozy hall that sorely needs more customers.


The menu here is vast, ranging from Western recipes such as Shepherd's Pie to Malaysian favorites including Sambal Petai Udang.


Scallops with sage, brown butter & cream of peas. The scallops were slightly too salty, but this was still a treat. Bite into a scallop with a scoop of the pea cream for a comfort-foodish blend of tastes and textures.


Braised beef broth. The perfect soup for a rainy evening; piping-hot, flavorful and filled with lots of tender beef chunks, potatoes and carrots.


Poached egg, salted cod brandade & saffron hollandaise. The theme for this meal was "food that we barely need to chew." This one might not look pretty but was pretty damn delectable.


Duck confit pastie with English spinach & pear and currant chutney. Kinda like a cross between a curry puff and a pie. Nicely prepared, without a trace of excess oil.


Risotto with pumpkin, peas, mascarpone & shaved aged parmesan. The rice was a bit too mushy, but hey, that totally fits with the theme of this dinner.


Freshly made ice cream: Creme Brulee flavor topped with vanilla custard and 100s & 1000s sprinkles, as well as Condensed Milk flavor with nutella and marshmallows. Ingenious mixes.


Pinotage, Two Oceans (South Africa).


Living Room Cosmopolitan (cranberry, lime juice, tequila, cointreau) & Eye Candy (Cuban rum, amaretto, espresso, vanilla sugar syrup).


The Living Room,
The Westin,
Kuala Lumpur.
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20 comments:

  1. Haha, food we barely need to chew? Just swallow, eh? It'd be our pleasure... indeed. ;)

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  2. joe: why should babies have all the fun, right? :D
    lfb: but from what i hear, u usually spit :P

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  3. lfb: oh really? this is the same source who said u ALMOST lived up to your chinese zodiac. not quite hung as ... but still stallion-ish in terms of stamina :P

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  4. This source needs updating. On the former. Not the latter. The latter, doesn't change much lah. Aside from some shrinkage that shall come with age, I guess. LOL

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  5. lfb: hmmm, since this is coming from the horse's mouth, i should trust it. not sure how this source can update himself first-hand though, since the horse has apparently retired and been put out to pasture :D

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  6. Not retired, simply harder to procure his attention. Uhm, neiiigh?

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  7. lfb: i suppose there's no point trying to flog a dead horse. that makes horse sense, right? :D

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  8. lfb: i seem to be betting on the wrong horse here. perhaps this is one occasion when i SHOULD change horses in midstream :P

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  9. Did you just happen to google "horse puns" and "horse quotes" or did you naturally have all this pent-up horsisms? LOL

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  10. lfb: gasp! u're questioning my credentials! horse phrases are my specialty. you could even call me a horse whisperer (who often feels like he could eat a horse) :P

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  11. Right. A horse whisperer who consumes the very horse he whispers too. What is this? Some sort of new-fangled meat-tenderising technique?

    Goodness forbid you should attempt to whisper to any of us. Can anyone say Hannibal Time? :P

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  12. lfb: i would gladly eat any of you. btw, if you're ever enticed, here's a description of what human flesh tastes like. sounds yummy, doesn't it :D
    "Human flesh has connective tissue that is very high in adipose or fat; when it subjected to flame, it has a very pungent odor similar to burning bacon. However, the only documented account of the taste of cooked human flesh found that the taste is closer to veal."

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  13. "Revealed to taste like veal." Not the best obituary ever, eh? Poor eaten chap on the unbeaten track.

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  14. Indeed the food looks good!
    I would love tht pie but I had to admit the bREAD got my attention first!

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  15. lfb: it's all in the name of science! i'm sure people all around the world are curious to know what human flesh tastes like :D
    tng: ohhh, the bread is kinda ordinary. i suspect it's the same sort that they serve for the buffet breakfasts...

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  16. eh i was just there on last tues night for a wine dinner. Honestly I find the food so so only. They could have done better.

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  17. eiling: hmmm, hits and misses? but yeah, as far as the westin is concerned, prego is probably my favorite of their outlets...

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