Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Il Primo @ Kia Peng, Kuala Lumpur


Here's the concluding chapter in our Il Primo trilogy.


Click here & here for earlier entries on Il Primo (Sept. 1 & Sept. 3).


Amuse bouche of potatoes topped with tomatoes, alongside squid stuffed with sushi rice. Creative stuff; almost filling enough to be starters in their own right.


Yakinomo combo, featuring skewers of beef tongue, shishamo, chicken, beef teriyaki, chicken liver & quail eggs. Smoky and savory, but pricey at 88 ringgit.


Yellowfin tuna tartar with cold dashi soup. A saltier substitute for sashimi.


Baked Nova Scotia lobster, with olive oil drip. Sensationally succulent.


Australian aged air-dried bone in rib. A whopper that might satisfy four starving carnivores.


Duck fat-roasted potatoes. Evil carbs combine forces with sinful fat.


Verona chocolate fondant. Desserts here look pretty but taste rather average.


Vanilla bavarois with passion fruit.


Complimentary macarons & chocolates.


Bramble (gin, blackberry syrup, lemon squeeze) & Mango Berry Margarita (tequila, gran marnier, mango, lime syrup, strawberry puree).


Konrad Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc & Cesari Nibai Soave DOC '06.


Harvey Bristol Cream Sherry & Taylor's Special Tawny Port Wine.






Il Primo,
Jalan Kia Peng, Kuala Lumpur.
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9 comments:

  1. Duck fat-roasted potatoes?? Yummy!
    I think i wil go fr the air dried beef too, cos it didnt look too dried up! ;p
    And worth tryin cos its different!

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  2. tng: yep, there's both quality and quantity in the menu here! i'm looking forward to returning eventually :D

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  3. The amuse bouche looks really really "eat me"!

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  4. michelle: oh yeah, it's nice when chefs take the extra effort to craft something so good that isn't even on the regular menu! :D

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  5. talking about duck fat, u can get it in the supermarkets here..so tempting i tell you!

    alternatively, the duck breasts they sell here, emits enough fat for you to roast your own potatoes too.

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  6. you know my friends disagree with my review for il primo, they thought it should be lower. But i do see potential in this restaurant. Vast Varieties that was well carried out, but i do agree that their desserts were just average with rooms for improvement

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  7. joe: wow, i assume there'd be even more fat emitted from other parts of the duck then! i guess chicken fat wouldn't work as well for cooking potatoes, rite...
    augustdiners: yeah, with such a wide menu here, i wasn't surprised that there were several misses. i think the seafood and meat items are mainly hits, but i'd skip the japanese and asian sections of the menu for now...

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  8. wow i'm fascinated with the duck fat roasted potatoes! Maybe i should try making my own some pork lard roasted potatoes! yum yum

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  9. eiling: ya, try and let us know how it goes! the duck fat gave an interesting flavor to the potatoes. not duck flavor, but the potatoes tasted fatty, fluffy and smoky :D

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