Wednesday, July 18, 2012

New Orleans @ Sunway Resort

New Orleans: Round Two. Earlier entry: May 16, 2012.


Jambalaya, with much rice, shrimp, chicken, sausages, celery and bell peppers and tomatoes. Akin to paella, but much more savory, for better or worse.

Red beans stewed in chicken stock with tomatoes and paprika, served with buttered rice and fried shrimp. Southern soul food, it seems like. Hearty, heartwarming.


Blackened fish, cooked in a cast iron skillet. Depending on your sodium tolerance, the crisp skin is either seasoned to terrific tastiness or salted to tongue-biting torture. But there's no disputing the flesh deserves praise for its juiciness.

Southern fried boneless chicken, marinated in buttermilk and served with honey mustard sauce. Crunchy, deliciously coarse corn batter, enveloping the most succulent fowl we've had this year.

Shrimp Etouffee, with a sauce of fresh cream and dark roux, a thickener comprising fat and flour. Creamy, though not unforgettably flavorful. Maybe the cocktails wreaked havoc on our memories.


Fried green tomatoes and okra. Same batter as the one for the chicken. Excellent, if not the healthiest way to eat veggies. Anything that evokes memories of Jessica Tandy is welcome.

Cajun-spiced rib-eye. The steak might have been a little too thin; the kitchen made a valiant effort to ensure this came out medium-rare, but it leaned much closer to medium.


Louisiana dirty rice. Ideal for fried rice fans, this has slivers of sausage, bits of beans and an orgy of other stuff. It even boasts a whiff of 'wok hei.'


Bourbon cocktails: Sazerac (with pernod and lemon) and Mint Julep (with sugar and lime).

Cognac cocktails: Arnaud's French 75 (with lime juice and sparkling wine) and Rooffignac (with raspberry syrup and soda).



New Orleans Bar and Grill,
Sunway Resort Hotel and Spa, Bandar Sunway.

Lunch and dinner weekdays, dinner only Saturdays.
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24 comments:

  1. Just love the colour of the Blackened fish n it's juicy too =)

    Gimme the Southern fried boneless chicken and the dirty rice anyday...feel tat they will awesome together :)

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    1. Ulric: heheh, it's blackened but not burnt :D oh yeah, crispy chicken and savory rice make a nice combination =)

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  2. The Cajun-spiced rib-eye is so thin, looks like Bak Gua. Hehehehe.
    Boneless fried chicken sounds good, easier to makan.

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    1. CK: heheh, bak gua might actually be more delicious than rib-eye :D yaa, chicken without bones is the best! =)

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  3. Look at all the tasty dishes! This restaurant must be new, I reckon? Sorry to hear that they overdid your steak, I know how you always want it to be rare and bloody :P

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    1. Iamthewitch: oh yeah, the menu here is massive :D new orleans opened in may, taking over sunway resort's former italian restaurant, avanti =) heh, yeah, i've been tolerating a lot of non-rare, non-bloody steaks recently. at least twice in the past week :D

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  4. Honey mustard is one of my favourite seasonings. :-)

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    1. The Yum List: the sweet-tangy creaminess is great! :D

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  5. Pity the steak was more medium. I would have been upset. But the fried chicken sounds yummyyy!! :)

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    1. Bangsar Babe: oh yeah, this was one of those rare occasions when the chicken was more enjoyable than the steak, heh :D

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  6. That doesn't sound like a top spot for a dieter! I always think battering and deep-frying veggies is such a waste... That cod looks very nice - crisp on the outside and tender inside. Is this place worth the trek to Sunway?

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    1. YouHadYourLunch: heheh, you're right, if i had been on a diet, this dinner would have absolutely mucked up my entire week! :D
      oh, yeah, i usually prefer veggies that aren't deep-fried, but i gotta say the tomatoes and okra here were a guilty pleasure. it depends on whether the batter is delicious, i guess. and yeah, the cod was done very nicely =)
      i think that would be my verdict on this place. the food is hearty and tasty enough, but not incredible. so if you're already in this area, then sure, it's absolutely worth a stop, but if you're in downtown KL, then the one-hour drive here probably won't be justified :D

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  7. the shirmp looks delicious....

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    1. Simple Person: yep, plump and bouncy prawns! :D

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  8. The southern fried boneless chicken looks delicious and the coating looks sinful =D

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    1. Smitten By Food: oh yeah, the coarse batter is a nice touch! loved every bite of it :D

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  9. Hehe I want the Southern Fried Chicken... I used to eat it the UK a lot. :P

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    1. Baby Sumo: ooh, if you do head here, you can let me know if it's as good as what you've had abroad =)

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  10. Dirty rice? i did a double take :P

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    1. Rebecca: dirty rice is delicious rice, heh :D

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  11. blackened fish....erm i think i will luv the heavy seasoning on the skin...

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    1. Cindy: a very flavorful fish recipe =)

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  12. fried green tomatoes and okra? that's something new!

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    1. Eiling: it's quite yummy, since the veggies are fresh and juicy and the batter is crisp :D

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