Wednesday, January 19, 2011

T Forty Two

T42, Round Two. Click here for earlier entry (January 10).

Steak tartare. Finely chopped raw beef, with raw quail's egg, capers, onions & other accompaniments. Mix everything up for savory spoonfuls of sublime succulence.

Pissaladiere (onion, olive & anchovy "pizza"). A southern French specialty, with bread dough that's much thicker compared to typical pizzas. Despite the absence of a tomato-based sauce, this proved as flavorsome as any Italian concoction, thanks to its sweet-&-salty toppings and an aromatic infusion of thyme.

Provencal soup of scallops, freshwater prawns & shellfish with roast capsicum aioli crouton. Our favorite for the evening; the rich broth soaked up all the mouthwatering flavors of the fabulously fresh seafood.

Koulibiac of salmon with lime hollandaise. Another winner; the salmon was as moist and tender as can be, combining so well with a hearty melange of spinach, mushrooms & rice encased in light, flaky pastry.

Crab salad with lettuce hearts, asparagus, tomatoes, hard-boiled egg, black olives & lemon vinaigrette. A terrific, tuna-less alternative to the traditional Nicoise salad. No fishy flavor!

Daube of Wagyu beef cheek (slow-cooked beef stew with carrots, mushrooms & tomatoes, served with mashed potatoes). Comfort food for toothless carnivores.

Broccoli, roasted garlic, chili & anchovy muffin, alongside turkey ham & gruyere cheese muffin. Available also at Plan B. Wonderfully warm, soft and savory.

Geisha tea semifreddo with shortbread biscuit, Mandarin orange sorbet & gingerbread ice cream. Most of the desserts here look lovely and taste luscious.

Baileys cannelloni with raspberry-cherry compote, red grape & raspberry sorbet.

E. Guigal Crozes Hermitage Rouge.

With this entry, Eat Drink KL wraps up two full years in existence (with more to come, hopefully). Thanks for reading this far.

T Forty Two,
Bangsar Village.
Tel: 2287-6566


  1. OMG! Broccoli, roasted garlic, chili & anchovy muffin???
    I luve luve their tomato zuchinni one!
    can't wait to try tis place out.

  2. Congrats on your two year blogoversary! We must celebrate.
    Was at this place last night. Had the beef cheek which was pretty good. Also enjoyed the breads.

  3. Congratulations on your two years mark! Wow how time flies eh? It was only like yesterday when you started to beat everybody in the game of "who got to the new restaurant first". Thanks for sharing all your discoveries. Where would we be without you!


  4. YAY! 2 years already and here's to many many more. :)

    Thanks for all the joy and happiness (aka. food) shared so far. *hugs*

  5. Ahh ! second place that I can eat anchovies pizza.. after Pizza Uno!!

  6. tng: there are two pages of desserts to choose from here, so make sure you have plenty of stomach space! everything from profiteroles to pastries and ice cream and special cakes :D
    lemongrass: ahhhh, at the risk of sounding corny, we have so much to celebrate and to be truly grateful for, nearly all the time. at least for today, i'm thankful for your friendship =)
    qwazymonkey: thanks, really, for your very kind and generous remarks. i do wish i had started blogging earlier, since i've been crazy about eating out in kl for nearly a decade now. but better late than never, heheh. and your blog is an inspiration and joy to me personally :D
    j: gosh, i can't imagine still keeping a food blog in 2020, but i guess by then, the format would have evolved further (we'll probably have to start uploading videos!). thanks for your constant encouragement and warmth. see you very soon! :D
    leo: i've never tried pizza uno's anchovy pizza! i'm not usually a fan of anchovies in most recipes. too salty for my taste buds, heheh =)

  7. Two years of non-stop fast-and-furious decadent eating and no sign of slowing down... I dare say your blog inspires a better class of eating amongst us drabby KL lot! Grats!!

  8. min: the inspiration is mutual, truly. you inspire me to think and care more deeply about what i eat and why (among other things). and hey, none of you is drabby in any way lah :D

  9. gosh time flies eh? congrats and wish many more years to come ;-)

    btw this place same owner as Plan B?

  10. babe_kl: thank you! yep, it's been six or seven years for you, rite :D and yeah, the folks who run t forty two also operate plan b, canoodling & for goodness sake. quite a nice little empire at bangsar village =)

  11. Has it been two years already? Here's to many more to come ;) Happy bloggerversary! *sniggers* Toothless Carnivores :P

  12. Unka: thanks! So shy lah to have u read my blog. I eat without any sense of discipline, while you maintain your physical fitness so well :D

  13. Congrats on your 2 year blog anniversary!

    PS I think you're the most hardworking food blogger around. 1 post per day! *woot woot*

  14. Baby sumo: heheh, thanks! I guess it's become a routine already ... and it's easier cos there are not too many words in each entry! :D

  15. Congrats on your dua tahun anniversary! Woo-hoo! :D

    And me stole some of the Queen's wagyu beef cheek - nice! :)

  16. lfb: phew, glad that you all approved of the food! :D hmmm, wonder if two years in blog years is equivalent to 20 in human years (which would mean my blog is past the age of consent and fast approaching voting age) =)

  17. how do you feel eating that steak tartare? I feel jittery eating raw beef.

  18. Eiling: ya, I feel ok these days, since there are no more mad cow disease warnings (cross fingers!)