Thursday, June 28, 2012

Meat Point @ Taman Tun

Carnivores can have a field day at Meat Point, a proudly halal steak-serving outlet.

Meat Point uses beef from Australian cows raised at a Kuala Kangsar farm; choose your cut from the chiller and it'll be cooked for you within several minutes.

Go for grass-fed: rib-eye, RM42 for nearly 300 grams. Sure, it's not the most incredible steak in town, but for this price, it's probably on par with, say, Las Vacas.

Bone-in lamb loin, RM42 for 300 grams. And before anyone asks, nope, this friendly, efficiently run outlet has no ties to Meatworks.

Roast beef bacon rolls with asparagus (RM9.90). Can you say addictive? Oh yeah.

Lamb sausages (RM7.90), juicy and savory enough to keep us contented.

Fish is meat too, right? Meat Point's salmon is OK, soaked in a creamy sauce that might have served to mask some of the fish's shortcomings.

All in all, not a bad stop, particularly for Muslim beef buffs. Here's wishing Meat Point luck.


MeatPoint,
62, Jalan Burhanuddin Helmi, Taman Tun Dr Ismail.
Open daily, all day long.
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44 comments:

  1. Pick your choice of meat from chiller and they'll do the rest of cooking for u. Sounds good. Applicable to salmon too?

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    1. Melissa: oh yeah, you can choose your portion of salmon by weight too. we selected one of the smaller slices, and i've forgotten what the price was, but it was reasonable =)

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  2. I will go for lamb or fish, since I don't eat beef, hehe.
    They serve desserts and coffee as well?

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    1. CK: got mushroom soup and mussels also for customers who don't like meat :D oh, no dessert or coffee, i think. ermm, but got fruit salad =)

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    2. Unfortunately desserts arent available at the moment but they do serve coffee! (:

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    3. Unfortunately desserts arent available at the moment but they do serve coffee! (:

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  3. sooo meaty! my dad and bro will go crazy at this place!!! hehe what's up with men and meat? :P

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    1. Vien: primal cravings, i figure! must be encoded in our genes, thanks to our caveman forefathers who went out hunting for fresh meat everyday! :D

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  4. RM42 for 300gm? That's wallet friendly. I'll have 500gm please! :D

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    1. Bangsar Babe: ya, i can't recall whether prices here are lower than Las Vacas' ... they're probably pretty similar, i guess. and if it helps, the mashed potatoes and mixed veggies that come with each steak are complimentary :D

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  5. at RM42 for 300gm, it's definitely cheaper than Las Vacas or similar places! I'm getting all excited already. =D Probably won't bother too much with non-steak items on the menu here though..heh

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    1. Drops of Contentment: true, i'd skip the lamb and the salmon. though i think the sausages and the bacon rolls are definitely worth having, especially since they cost barely RM10 =)

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  6. nice to find salmon there :) not their specialty but it's a good effort from them. delicious looking!

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    1. Fish: you're right, it's a nice addition to the menu, and maybe a healthier choice compared to the beef and lamb =)

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  7. The roast beef bacon rolls with asparagus looks good. I can have two plates of that and skip the steak.

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    1. Smitten By Food: a good plan! it requires less cutting, and the asparagus would be a healthy veggie addition :D

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  8. I think calling it Australian Beef would be rather misleading.

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    1. Chiichii: hmmm, i guess australian cows raised and finished in malaysia might be more accurate =)

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  9. The wagyu meat is fantastic! A little pricey but still value for money. Heard that they have just opened for a week, and more items like deserts, coffee etc will be added to the menu.

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    1. Kiambat: that's good to hear! i'll try to head back sometime for the wagyu steak and maybe the desserts =)

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  10. the beef is so juicy...
    I am sure it is very delicious....

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    1. Simple Person: juicy steaks are one of my favorite foods :D

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  11. So the steak wasn't tough? Another Australian-locally bred cow, Gemas Gold can sometimes have a tough texture.

    I'd like a plate of that roast beef bacon rolls with asparagus too! :)

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    1. Baby Sumo: it was OK, i think, not as tender as i would have preferred, but definitely acceptable for the price. and well-prepared =) i guess that bacon-asparagus recipe would be something you could easily make at home too though! :D

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  12. I wonder if they would do that to sheep too, like bring in the awesome stuff from australia and breed them in Malaysia.

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    1. Michelle: ooh, i wonder if that would be profitable though. beef might still be more profitable since the demand is stronger =)

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  13. No Gemas Gold from the National Feedlot Council then, eh? :P

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    1. Timing: nopes, not here :D

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  14. Roast beef bacon rolls with asparagus - yes please!

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    1. The Yum List: coming right up, ma'am! =)

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  15. drooling on the roast beef bacon rolls wit asparagus..

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    1. Cindy: i'd recommend that dish! :D

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  16. reminds me of darabif's writing on the wall, lets meat!

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    1. KY: a meet-up with meat would be moo-velous! :D

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  17. what's those 2 bottles in the fridge?

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    1. Eiling: some sort of sparkling fruit juice, i think. definitely not wine, heheh =)

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  18. Meat goodness! Hmmmm I was hoping those 2 bottles were wines:P

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    1. Missyblurkit: heheh, i had been hoping that too! i went close-up to inspect, but unfortunately they weren't :D

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  19. hello there! feel free to drop by at this page. All dessert are homemade, based in ttdi.. =) http://www.facebook.com/pages/Chokopopz/321622621210119

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  20. had a taste of their creme brule..earlier this evening.. yummy!

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    1. Finsterina: glad to hear you're giving them the thumbs up! :D

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  21. TL;DR – Meat Point TTDI ruin your meat with a ‘Secret (read Soy) Sauce’ - 2/10

    I was utterly disappointed with my meal at Meat Point TTDI last night, and I’ll tell you why.

    I relish the opportunity to choose my own cut of meat if it arises, and this is what attracted me to Meat Point TTDI in the first place. What I do not appreciate is when a RM 130+ eye fillet is completely ruined from the diner’s perspective, especially when the situation could have been easily avoided.

    After selecting a nice cut and ordering, my wife and I waited for our food. When the meals arrived, I immediately tasted that the steak had been soaked in a kind of soy-based marinade. Not a subtle or remotely original flavor profile and completely unnecessary for a quality piece of beef cooked properly. In my case, it was absolutely unwelcome and spoiled the meal. My wife ordered lamb chops, and they were also served with the same marinade. Although not flavored as strongly, and she initially enjoyed the flavor, it became too much by the end of the meal and detracted from her enjoyment. I was unable to eat more than 1/3 of my steak due to the overpowering flavor. Ultimately, both meals tasted just like one another, which in my opinion, is not the point of eating good quality meat at all.

    Meat Point TTDI presents themselves as a western-style steakhouse. The sides are typical of western-style cuisine i.e. fries, sautéed veg w garlic, mashed potato (you know, white people food) etc. Where then, does the strongly Asian-flavored ‘Secret Sauce’ fit in? And how does it mix with a Mushroom Gravy? The answer to both questions is “It doesn’t”.

    The only secret about the sauce, is that it is applied in secret and without your consent.
    Here lies the crux of my discontent, nowhere at all on the menu is this blatantly polarizing fact printed and absolutely no advice is offered from the server. Meat Point is actually proud of the ‘Secret Sauce’ that masks the natural flavor of all the meat they serve.

    When I visit a steakhouse, I expect that a piece of beef will be cooked on a very hot grill, with nothing more than a bit of salt, and maybe some pepper, to season. The best steakhouses possess grills so well-seasoned by the thousands of steaks cooked there over time, they impart a light flavor into the crust of the steak.

    Did I mention the crust of a Meat Point steak? There is no crust to their steak, because it’s soaked in some overpowering soy concoction.

    If I wanted beef marinated with soy, I’d ask for it, or better yet visit a restaurant where I’m expecting it. If you’re a fancy steak restaurant planning to soak my RM130 piece of beef in soy sauce, you damn well tell me first.

    The dozen or so frozen chips, single meagre portion of powdered ‘mushroom gravy’ to share between two and olives suspiciously absent from the salad (without any substitution or explanation) clinched the deal for me. All in, RM250 for a spectacularly underwhelming and frustrating meal.

    I really wanted the opportunity to relay my concerns to the Owner and Manager, in private, without needing to share this negative experience on an open forum, but I was told the owner is currently in Japan (indefinitely?) and the Manager is at Tesco (because 8pm is the ideal time for a restaurant manager to go grocery shopping, right?)

    I left my phone number with the server and she assured me the Manager would call upon returning from Tesco, which I thought would be last night(4/8/15), but I haven’t heard anything as yet and don’t expect I will.
    I’d consider purchasing meat to cook for myself in future, maybe, but I’ll NEVER make the mistake of asking you to prepare it again!

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