Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Ril's @ The Warehouse

As promised, a look at the non-bovine specialties of Ril's Steakhouse.
Entry on Ril's beef & dessert: September 30. Ril's cocktails: September 29.

Not all stellar steaks come from cows; there's tuna steak here too, prepared medium-rare, with a bloody fresh, boldly luscious flavor to keep steak-seekers from asking, where's the beef?

Creamy sweet potato & corn croquette with quail egg, beetroot compote & lemon creme fraiche. The croquette would be terrific even on its own, thanks to its sweet, pulpy stuffing. But the egg makes it paradise on the tip of your fork.

Seared scallops in sweet, sour & salty preparations _ soy butter, beetroot & lime aioli. Eating them one by one supplies a one-of-a-kind evolution of flavors.

Truffled macaroni & cheese with lobster tails. This hearty, hugely decadent recipe would be lovely for lunch & delectable for dinner. We'd have said "brilliant for breakfast" too, but savoring this in the morning would be too guilty a pleasure.

Chili grapefruit margarita & De Bortoli Noble One Semillion.

Brandy ... or was it cognac? We forget. Excellent stuff nevertheless.



Ril's @ The Warehouse Gallery & Cafe,
Jalan Tun H.S. Lee, Chinatown, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-2022-0528.
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23 comments:

  1. AAhh.. dont see any chicken yet!
    Gonna head there soon, with the Groupon vouchers!

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  2. Rebecca: there's a chicken casserole that sounds really delicious, stewed in white wine for two hours, then pan-fried so that it's crispy on the outside & tender inside, and served on its own jus on a sweet potato pancake! But I still haven't ordered it yet =)

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  3. I will order d chicken casserole along with my groupon New York Strip...but I m now salivating at d creamy sweet potato n corn croquette...d quail egg makes it look terrific :D

    Ahhh...decisions...decisions :p

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  4. Ulric: oh yeah, the croquette would definitely be worth trying. I think I enjoyed it even more than the steak. It's fairly light, so it can even be ordered as a side dish =)

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  5. Might be a case of too much of a good thing...hehe...

    Yessir...a side dish it is :D

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  6. Ulric: yeah, try a bit of everything perhaps and see what you think =)

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  7. It took me a couple of glances to confirm that the tuna is NOT beef. My eyes are messed up. ><

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  8. actually all cognac are brandy. it's called cognac if its produced in the region of Cognac in France just like the term champagne and sparkling wines.

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  9. Michelle: heheh, at first glance, it does look like a beef steak. It was a great tuna steak though, without any overly fishy flavor =)
    Eiling: ooo, thanks, i know I should have remembered that! Gosh! Think this was cognac. Very potent and perfumed =)

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  10. Wow the scallops preparation was creative and different! Sweet sour and salty.. so which one are you supposed to start with? :P

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  11. Iamthewitch: we asked our waitress the same question! She said it's designed in a way that we could start and end with any flavor. I think we went with sweet (beetroot jam), then sour (lime aioli) and ended with salty (soy butter). The flavors tasted natural and not overpowering, so it was fine :D

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  12. Haha same here, I thought the beef was too rare then read your description and found out it was tuna. *phew* Actually the non-beef items look really good too.

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  13. baby sumo: heheh, yeah, i think the best steak specialists in KL all try to make sure that their non-beef dishes are also great. for example, prime and mandarin grill both serve excellent seafood and poultry too! :D

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  14. Seems safe to say the food here is good? Hehe (:

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  15. Augustdiners: probably safe to bet some cash on it too, heheh :D

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  16. Sean, how's the pricing like? How much in the region was the lux up mac & cheese?

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  17. Babe_KL: prices are slightly lower than hotel outlets like Prime, but still quite high. The Mac & cheese with lobster was about RM50 (including service charge). The lowest-priced steak would probably be a 350-gram striploin, about RM70...

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  18. Made a reservation for tonite...croquette, New York Strip, casserole n fondant...watch out...here I come to nom nom nom...muahahaha :D

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  19. Ulric: hope u enjoy it! Sounds like a nice mix of items.

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  20. Paradise on the tip of your fork? I know another sorta paradise on the tip of something else that's pointy... ;P

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  21. kenny: yesh yesh, i'm sure you've blasted off to heaven from that tip countless times (and always returned to tell the tale!) :D

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  22. ღ 關於我 - 芊瑜 ღ: hope you enjoy it =)

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