Tuesday, March 29, 2011

EEST

Oink! EEST recently revamped its menu, serving pork for the first time ever.
Earlier entries on EEST: March 1, 2010, May 6, May 27 & June 11.

Tofu with pork floss & century eggs. Our favorite for the evening; the bean curd's texture was irreproachable _ delicately crisp on the exterior, luxuriously silken within. Combined with chewy pork floss and inimitably luscious eggs, the result could drive a man to incurable tofu addiction.

Spare ribs stuffed with cheese. Use your fingers and rip the succulent, steaming-hot meat off the bone for primal carnivorous rapture.

Wok-baked glazed pork belly. One of those creations that might be terrific with beer. Kinda like a cross between pork lard and 'keropok ayam.'

Brown stewed tofu with roasted pork belly. Tasted home-cooked, in the best sense.

Pork-haters, fear not: plenty of non-porcine pleasures are still provided, including this Forest 'Long Jin' Tea-Smoked Unagi. A savory snack, supplying crunchy bites.

Fermented Chinese tea, with a potent plum-like flavor.

Creative Japanese-influenced cocktails: Hanamachi (sake, jasmine, strawberry) & Umigary (Japanese cucumber, vinegar, ginger, vodka, plum sake).

EEST,
The Westin, Kuala Lumpur.
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15 comments:

  1. Ohhh! so its true! EEST has started serving pork. Yummy!

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  2. tng: yeah, most of the pork dishes are on eest's chinese menu though. not much pork in their japanese, malay, thai and vietnamese selection :D

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  3. Did they have a new chef? Ooh pork! I tell my mom :D

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  4. you just hit the right note with the word pork! the dishes looked yummy especially the tofu with meat floss!

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  5. You had me at "pork". :) :)

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  6. michelle: oops, sorry, i don't even know who the "old chef" might have been! :D
    eiling: yeah, too bad there were only three pieces of that tofu. wouldn't mind having a full dozen! =)
    j: ya, here's hoping that their switch to non-halal status proves profitable (for the restaurant AND the customers!) :D

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  7. Ooh this could be a trend to watch! Hotel restaurants assuming non-halal status! Glazed pork belly should be signature starter in restaurants everywhere!

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  8. min: oh yeah, hotels should toy with the idea, especially those that have multiple restaurants that can cater to various dietary restrictions. for example, only eest at the westin serves pork; the hotel's four other eateries all remain pork-free and open to all :D

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  9. wah!! all pork dishes :) u r a true blue babitarian :P
    too bad my Starwood privileges have expired or else I will be coming here for sure!!!

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  10. leo: yeah, the starwood card you gave me has expired too (otherwise i could have saved some cash here, heheh), but my babitarian card is still very much valid! :D

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  11. Wow...good news, this, LOL! And you really went all out to sample as many porky dishes as possible huh? Pork ribs + cheese sounds so sinfully goooooddd!

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  12. pureglutton: oh yeah, and they also serve lotsa porky dim sum for lunch, so that might be worth trying next time too :D

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  13. This is great as I still hv an unclaimed meal voucher here!

    Interestingly what mentioned by Min about hotel outlets being halal, actually majority of them are not, just pork free cos they sell liqour!

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  14. babe_kl: oh ya, i guess they don't actually have a halal certification, but the food should still all be halal (chicken, cows, etc, all slaughtered properly). hope u manage to use that meal voucher soon, heheh! :D

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