Saturday, July 17, 2010

Ultimo @ Solaris Mont Kiara


Ultimo is reinventing itself as a two-floor outlet with dual purposes: downstairs, it's a tapas bar, while upstairs, refurbishment for a fine-dining setting is underway.
Click here for earlier entry on Ultimo (Sept. 30, 2009).


Pork-filled chillies are a highlight of the revamped menu. A spicy kick-off to the meal; the meat stuffing was warm, juicy and fairly flavorsome.


Tiger prawns with sesame sauce. Plump, fresh-tasting crustaceans.


Monte Cristo _ basically a ham-&-cheese sandwich fried with egg. Gloppy and gunky; kinda like a more presentable baby cousin of the Triple H sandwich at William's in Taman Mayang, but not as sinfully satisfying.


Braised pork belly. Chunky enough to satiate any carnivorous cravings, though Chinese restaurants still offer the tastiest versions of this recipe.


Foie gras salad. Can't go wrong with goose liver; always appreciated.


Several heavier dishes are available too, including Guinness-braised beef. Tender meat, soft potatoes. The foundation for the ideal stew, though it could use some herbs or other ingredients for a better-rounded flavor.


Risotto with ham & peas. Fairly light, not too creamy, with a nice savoriness from the succulent ham slices. If you have a hankering for rice, this should fit the bill.


Prosciutto-wrapped pork fillet. A hearty portion, but the pork seemed one-dimensionally salty. The veggies helped to counter that, but not sufficiently.


Red wine Sangria. Nicely priced at RM50 per jug.


Ultimo,
Solaris Mont Kiara.
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14 comments:

  1. Risotto with ham and peas. Classic. :)

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  2. michelle: yeah, can't go too wrong with this recipe :D

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  3. pork filled chilly??? wow... just like yong tau fu! the only difference is the meat used :P
    Wait a minute! My mom makes yong tau fu today :) well, it's as close as I can get for the chilly stuff..

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  4. Leo: I bet your mom's recipe is juicier than the one served here! :D I do like yong tau foo, especially the eggplant/terung one! Don't like the lady's fingers one, heheh

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  5. Don't you think the ambience is not very suitable for tapas? it's too serious.

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  6. Eiling: i guess we traditionally expect tapas outlets to have a bar atmosphere and be dimly lit like la bodega and el meson... But this place could work if there were more customers to make it more lively...

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  7. ehehe we were thinking of doing tapas lounge concept next door of silverspoon but scrap off the idea in the end. Heard good things about ultimo. yums

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  8. Augustdiners: it'd be cool for kepong to get its first tapas lounge! Maybe u could start it sometime later... Though I think that really good tapas aren't that easy to pull off, rite :D

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  9. Hmm..one of the better outlets in Solaris then. Frm the last invited review blog posts, tis place actually looks promising & frm yr verdict, it warrants a visit ;)

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  10. Tng: hmmm well, there's definitely room for improvement, but I think they do try... Probably rate it B+ for effort :D

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  11. I'm amazed that these guys can offer lunch at just RM10. I do agree with you, though, that there is room for improvement, but you get what you pay for in this case. I'm looking forward to the reopening of their fine dining.

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  12. Lemongrass: 10 ringgit for lunch sounds like a cool deal ... Though I'd probably quadruple that expense by ordering booze :D

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  13. OMIGOODNESS, pork stuffed chillies. hey, that looked like a HUGE slice of foie gras...was it an optical illusion?

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  14. fbb: pork-stuffed chillies can make at home also, rite :D hmmm, now that u pointed it out, yeah, it must have been a trick of the camera. the foie gras was decent-sized, but not exceptionally large :D

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