Friday, February 17, 2012

Angus House @ Starhill

Angus House has moved from Pavilion to Starhill, occupying a quiet corner of the Explore Floor.

If privacy is what you want, this place might please; we were its only customers on a weeknight.

For better or worse, the menu at Angus House never seems to change; its steaks are as satisfyingly succulent as ever, though its prices will still burn that proverbial hole in the wallet. Three hundred grams of medium-rare tenderloin set us back by RM132++.

Steaks come with fries. Beef & potatoes, a culinary pairing that might endure till the end of time.

Our other favorite here is spaghetti, coated in a light cream with pollack roe & slivers of abalone. Subtly briny, every al dente strand is worth slurping & savoring.

House-pouring Cabernet Merlot by the glass, for RM36++ each. Argh!

For comparison's sake, we took the elevator down to Starhill's Feast Gallery, hopping over to Jake's Charbroil Steak for some more meat.

Last orders at Jake's remain at 12:15 a.m. daily. For that, we're eternally grateful.

Steak to slobber over: 200-gram Aussie tenderloin with baked potatoes for RM80++. Slightly less velvety & juicy than Angus House's version (which costs RM113++ for 200 grams).

Wines at Jake's start at RM22++ (Heartland Stickleback), but they're more vinegary here.

A sweet nightcap can be had a few steps away at Starhill's Village Bar.

Merry's Irish Cream, white chocolate & caramel.

Mozart Black & Cherry Chocolate Cream.

Angus House @ Starhill. New outlet in Publika, Solaris Dutamas, opening soon.

Angus House, Jake's Charbroil Steaks & Village Bar,
Starhill, Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur.
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35 comments:

  1. I havent read or seen the post!

    I'm first!!! ;)))

    Now do i get a prize?

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    1. Rad: no prizes! Sorry, heh :D

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  2. Oh the first steaks (1) are expensive and (2) look like dragon fruit!! ;))

    But I would so be able to finish them like quickly right now. I tend to get hungry around midnite time. I wonder if it's because I visit your blog around this time ;))

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    1. Rad: meat! I think when midnight falls, those of us who are still awake suddenly start hungering for meat! Bloody meat if possible :D

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  3. Bought your word on staving off steaks until EST is open, Sean....
    but as after-thought, i know its cruel to resist steaks too!

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    1. DiscoBala: oops! i am weak! arrrgh :D but yeah, hurry up & open already! a legion of steak-seekers will be waiting at your door =)

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  4. You had TWO rounds of steak on the same night? You carnivore you. Hehe. :P

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    1. Kenny: i'm thankful you only called me a carnivore, and not a caveman! :D

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  5. I don't really eat steak, but the spaghetti look nice to me, if I go, I will order that! :P

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    1. CK: oh, good choice! since you enjoy mentaiko, you might like this spaghetti, since it's covered in a creamy fish roe sauce that's similar to mentaiko :D

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  6. We walked past Angus House last week too and it was so quiet!

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    1. Baby Sumo: sigh, yeah, i guess the explore floor is the wrong place to put a restaurant =)

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  7. NOMS!!! can't wait to go eat at one of my fav steakhouses! babysumo told me that they were opened di;)

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    1. Ciki: here's wishing you a beefy-good time here! :D

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  8. 2 steaks in a go? You're quite a meat eater! Now that I know 1215am is the last call at Jake's Starhill, that's the place to remember when I get my late night steak cravings that's becoming quite an annoying habit.

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    1. Missyblurkit: the steak at angus house left us craving more meat, so we went to jake's on an impromptu whim! i guess that's the sign of a delicious steak :D heh, yeah, i wish more restaurants in KL had later closing times =)

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    2. yeah! most have their last orders far too early! like now at 940pm...i really don;t have much of a place to eat a proper steak for dinner if not for Jake's.

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    3. Missyblurkit: ya, i guess the only mamak-ish place that would serve decent steaks till late at night is william's at kelana jaya! heh =)

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  9. Used to be really quiet too when in pav.

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    1. Michelle: ya, i only ended up eating at the pavilion outlet a couple of times in all those years =)

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  10. Good thing the last order is 12.15 or else it would be hard to cover 2 places at once right? :D

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    1. Dropsofcontentment: true! especially since it was past 8:30pm by the time we started at angus house :D

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  11. gosh i wouldnt have made the effort to have 1 steak in each place haha..i would have polished two portions in 1 place and b deep asleep by 12.15am!

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    1. Joe: heheh, we're usually kinda lazy too, but luckily jake's was just an elevator ride away from angus house! :D

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  12. Are the napkins in bright pink? Look a bit funny le.. hhehe

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    1. Smitten by Food: heheh, i'm not a major fan of pink either! :D

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  13. I love that little bar in Starhill. It's so flashy with all of the lanterns and bottles.

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    1. The Yum List: oh yeah, it's like a magical space all on its own! :D

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  14. I always wanted to try Angus Steakhouse when they were in Pavilion. But my wallet (with the help of credit cards) somehow cast an invisible yet strong barrier at the entrance which prevented me from going in. Haha! I've not been to Jake's for quite some time now but I guess they're still as good as last time. My cheaper (or cheapest) option is at Chili's but meat/steak purists will probably banish this thought for life. Hehe.

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    1. Chong: yeah, their prices are definitely deterrent (though admittedly, i guess good beef doesn't come cheap). i recall they used to do set lunches & dinners that were decent value for money though. can get away with a bill below RM100 per person (without wine) :D

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  15. Angus's pretty good! But for some reason, it isn't very popular :(

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    1. Vien: yeah ... and i think at this point, it's probably too late for Angus to boost its popularity or change people's perceptions about it...

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  16. house pouring at RM36 a glass will dent my heart! If it's good I don't mind but usually house pouring in malaysia aren't that great.

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    1. Eiling: yeah, the house wine here was all right. i think RM30 would have been fair for it, instead of RM36 =)

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