Wednesday, September 29, 2010

La Suisse

Despite having stood the test of time, La Suisse has seen better days _ the signs of fading are clear, though the most troubling aspect is the absence of customers for dinner.

True, the food here won't win any awards, but service is brisk, the setting is calm and the menu contains enough choices to warrant repeat visits.

Pumpkin soup. Not bad, but not the creamiest or most aromatic in town.

A generous portion of white asparagus with hollandaise sauce. Thick and tender.

Cheese Malakow (deep-fried Swiss cheese). Quite addictive; the batter was crisp and not oily at all, while the cheese stuffing was piping-hot and gooey.

Raclette. Basically melted cheese. Could have been more flavorful and creamier.

Scallops with saffron sauce & caviar. Another surprisingly hearty serving. The scallops were plump and juicy, making up for the nonexistent scent of saffron.

Poached halibut with gruyere cheese. Healthy, but a bit too bland, since the milky sauce was very mild-tasting. The fish itself was moist but unmemorable.

Pan-fried rainbow trout. Nicely deboned; the coating of almond added a nuttiness that complemented this succulent fish perfectly.

Zurich-style veal with rosti. Drenched in an overpoweringly salty sauce.

Hot red wine cherries with vanilla ice cream. The cherries coulda been sweeter.

Grand Marnier iced souffle. Tasted like regular vanilla ice cream, frankly.

La Suisse,
Plaza Damansara.


  1. Hmm, the raclette looks diff from the one I had:

  2. this is like one of the first few restaurants in this side of town isnt?

    quiet is good.

  3. No steak? :)
    (Oh dear... what night was this? So empty wan?... )

  4. Ooh rainbow trout! Don't see enough of this around! I know what to order if I'm ever there!

  5. Theme song: Silent Night? :P

    But seriously, I think quiet dinners uninterrupted by the manic screams of small infants are to be treasured.

  6. oh yes... this area has quite a few establishments that I want to try :) always slipped my mind somehow

  7. Michelle: ooh, revamped recipe? Heheh
    Joe: yeah I have no idea when it opened. In the 90s perhaps?
    J: too much food to fit in a steak! Ohh, this was a weekday, maybe tues or wed...
    Min oh yeah, the name conjures up all sort of images for me. Am currently on vacation and seeing hake and other interesting fish a lot on the menu...
    Lfb: It wasn't a holy nite though :D I can live without bawling babies too, but it's nice to eavesdrop on the chatter of other diners
    Leo: yeah I often forget about this street too... Taking for granted that these restaurants will always be there :D

  8. Haha, my hearing is just a couple of decibels above deafness so eavesdropping is beyond my ability. Sometimes I struggle simply to understand what my dinner companions are saying! (Just ask Devil & the Queen; they know.)

  9. next time try ordering the boiled beef. But must order in advance at least 2 days. It's quite good!

  10. white asparagus with hollandaise sauce! and and.. the black caviar.. ooo, my pulse is racing!!

  11. lfb: perhaps they're all speaking some foreign language! :D
    eiling: yikes! many of my dinners are last-minute choices, so ordering in advance can be tricky!
    ciki: be still my beating heart! =)