Monday, May 30, 2011

Eurasia

Promising a fresh epicurean experience in Damansara Heights, Eurasia serves fusion fare that springs several surprises here and there.

Atlantic jackknife clams (or bamboo clams or razor clams) with a pageant of sauces. A quirky presentation, engagingly colorful and fun to eat, with each clam embellished with something creamy, sweet or savory.

Unagi, all rolled up and impregnated with mixed mushrooms & chopped veggies. Also visually appealing, but the eel tasted similar to run-of-the-mill unagi teriyaki.

Foie gras. No complaints, though this won't win major accolades; two reasonably thick slices of well-prepared liver, wedded to tobiko & a chunky potato cake.

Avocado, lettuce, cucumber & asparagus maki. Who knew fish-free, vegetarian rolls were tasty? The avocado's creaminess was the perfect partner for the crunch of the other veggies.

Pan-seared salmon with Massaman curry & bell peppers. The fish was moist and meaty, but the Thai-inspired sauce was too innocuously weak to spawn a lasting impression.

Cocktails galore! Fluffy Duck (gin, cointreau, advocaat, orange juice, lemonade) & Frozen Bikini (vodka, peach schnapps, lime juice, champagne).

Moulin Rouge (brandy, pineapple juice, champagne) & Strawberry Mimosa.

Koala Bear (creme de banana, dark creme de cacao, vanilla ice cream, crushed ice) & Kahlua Cup (creme de cacao, kahlua, vanilla ice cream).





Eurasia Bar & Bistro,
Wisma UOA, Jalan Dungun, Damansara Heights, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-2093-8596

26 comments:

  1. Quite a bit of Japanese flavour to their fusion, eh?

    P.S. Mission Somewhat Impossible. Not so dangerous. :)

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  2. Hhmmm .. the only thing interesting is those jackknife clams...

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  3. lfb: i figure it's the japanese element that puts the 'asia' in 'eurasia.' anyhow, a certain devilish someone might be pleased to hear that mentaiko is also featured here, baked with jumbo prawns :D
    p.s. i'm hoping your comment doesn't self-destruct in five seconds =)
    tng: i liked the avocado maki the most, actually! there are also stone-grilled squid tentacles, crispy kibinago and lotsa other seafood on the menu :D

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  4. They should include korean flavors too! I think korea flavors are so underrated!

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  5. did this place take over the italian restaurant that used to be there? the layout looks vaguely familiar

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  6. Michelle: oooh ya, though Korean flavors might be tricky to fuse with western flavors! Maybe something bibimbap-ish would work though. Or BBQ meat :D
    Joe: yep! Il padrino closed last year and was replaced by a Chinese outlet called Chef Kitchen, which closed earlier this year. Hope eurasia does better! =)

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  7. hmm, place looks nice but the food sounds just so-so hor? No wonder you didn't recommend this place to me la yday:P

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  8. ciki: heheh, got both hits and misses here :D ya, and it didn't seem to fit the specific level of fine-dining that you were aiming for. hope you still managed to have a great dinner elsewhere! =)

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  9. Ooh, mentaiko eh? Jumbo prawns some more. Me lil devil likes very much indeed... ;)

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  10. lfb: i seriously doubt he's as 'lil' as you describe him though! probably bigger than a jumbo prawn, i'd figure :P

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  11. Nice environment though food is ok.. but the presentation of the unagi deserves a thumbs up! Unique and nice!

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  12. iamthewitch: oh yeah, i'd say the food rates a B+ for presentation and a B- for taste (with a B in between for service, heheh). all in all, a pleasant place, definitely worth checking out for dinner :D

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  13. "Lil" is a term of endearment lah, not an indication of size. Muahahahaha...

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  14. lfb: perhaps 'big daddy' might be a more useful, dual-purpose nickname for him, in order to encompass both term of endearment and indication of size :P

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  15. Except "daddy" would be so incorrect. "Big baby"? :P

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  16. lfb: i'd reserve the use of the word 'baby' only for anyone lacking body hair :P

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  17. Avocado, lettuce, cucumber & asparagus maki...probably something my mum would dig. Gimme foie gras and red meat anytime. :P

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  18. bangsar-babe: heheh, gimme foie gras AND red meat AND avocado all in the same plate, and i'd be a happy diner! :D

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  19. "Baby" also term of endearment ma... Body hair not an issue here what. :P

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  20. lfb: ahhhh, so true. in my mind's ear, i can hear justin bieber crooning 'baby, baby, baby, ohhhh" right now :D

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  21. Hmmm macam a non-event saja. :P

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  22. Qwazymonkey: heheh, I think they still deserve a solid B for effort. just gotta take a few bigger risks with the recipes, maybe :D

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  23. Looks to me like another fusion restaurant. I wonder if those clams are any better than the "tai chow" razor clams at chinese restaurants?!! hahah...

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  24. eiling: heh, i think the chinese outlets would win hands-down for quantity over quality! but for quality, eurasia might win :D

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  25. Hi Sean.

    I am a passer-by who enjoys your blog every so often, kudos on the fantastic coverage and extreme efficiency!

    I'm not sure if this has been corrected, but the number you have listed for Eurasia is incorrect. This is the correct number: 603 2095 2235/ 2236

    Thanks for all the great recommendations, cheers!

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  26. Mil: thanks so much for the kind words, as well as the info on the phone number! Much appreciated =)

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