Sunday, October 24, 2010

Boathouse

With a menu that spans some 200 recipes, there's something for everyone at The Boathouse (though a meal here can be a hit-or-miss affair). Where else in TTDI can we find oysters, foie gras, char kuey teow and souffle, all on the same menu?

Oysters with lumpfish caviar. Big, juicy-looking mollusks, but they tasted similar to the mediocre ones typically found at hotel buffet spreads.

The foie gras isn't the best in town, since it falls a bit short of both the decadent creaminess and fatty flavor that we relish in pan-fried liver.

Charbroiled boneless lamb neck muscles, served with hot potato custard. Smoky, tender meat _ tasted like a hearty beef steak, without the usual gaminess of lamb.

Duck egg char kuey teow, topped with crab meat. Not as sensational as Penang's version, but decent enough to match most hawker creations in KL.

Chocolate dark cherry souffle, soaked with rum. Takes 25 minutes to prepare, but worth the wait. A rich chocolate flavor, luscious cherries, a potent infusion of booze, and of course, a beautifully airy texture, all combined for a hugely enjoyable souffle.

Strawberry Margarita. Cocktails here pack a powerful punch.

Mojito & Slow Comfortable Screw (vodka, southern comfort).


The Boathouse,
Jalan Rahim Kajai 14, Taman Tun Dr Ismail.
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14 comments:

  1. oh, 200 items??
    And i thot it's a pub!

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  2. Tng: heheh, nearly every outlet on this row seems to be a pub ... except for this one! :D

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  3. 200 items on the menu! OMGGGG. How to pick man? If I were you, I might just burst because I will not know WHAT TO PICK

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  4. michelle: ya, paralyzed by the multitude of choices! we could eat here for weeks and still not have tried everything on the menu :D

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  5. wah can eat duck egg char koay teow here at a place that serves oysters and foie gras? that's great!

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  6. eiling: yeps, though the char kuey teow cost a lot more than hawker versions, if i recall correctly! :D

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  7. Oh you got me thinking... How would a better foie gras fare with a char kway teow that had more wok hei? A heavenly pairing or an even bigger miss? Hmm.

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  8. Hmmm..Warrants a visit if my fav watering hole down the road is full :)

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  9. Lfb: char kuey teow topped with foie gras? I'd rush there right now if a restaurant was actually serving that! Ooh, char kuey teow, foie gras AND a healthy heap of cockles would be even more tantalizing! :D
    Unka: Sid's and TDH both look quite packed in the evenings, at least from outside! Lotsa beer-lovers, eh :D

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  10. Hmmm a case of jack of all trades but master of none?

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  11. Qwazymonkey: heheh... Master of some, maybe, but definitely not all =)

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  12. Intesting, i never did know what boathouse served a vast range of dishes! A true definition of everything under one roof, eh? :)

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  13. You just had to go and add those disgusting see ham and ruin it for me, didnja? :P

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  14. augustdiners: yeah, maybe they should get some kinda tagline ... 'if you can't find it at the boathouse, you can't find it anywhere' (not true of course, but still) :D
    lfb: someday u'll be converted into the cult of cockles. it might take years, decades even, but resistance is ultimately futile =)

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