Friday, October 26, 2012

MIGF: The Restaurant @ The Club Saujana

The Club Saujana Resort's restaurant remains one of the Klang Valley's most enjoyable eateries, its oasis-like beauty partnered with fabulous food and sterling service.
Earlier entry on The Restaurant: March 11, 2009.

The Restaurant's MIGF menu costs RM210++, not the cheapest but one of the most worthwhile, thanks to its thoughtfully conceived six-course selection.

Not exactly part of the MIGF courses, but an amuse bouche of crab cannelloni packs a nice little carb-protein punch that's certain to get the gustatory juices going.

The highlights of this meal come early: foie gras ice cream with foie gras terrine, smoked duck and wantan-topped pear sounds like something that'll trigger instant gout attacks, but there's no disputing the short-term gratification from this sumptuous, savory spread.

One of 2012's tastiest fish dishes: grilled salmon medallion, still pink and scarcely cooked within, with a moat of whipped Hollandaise sauce, horseradish and parsley oil.

Lamb patties with croutons-meet-croquettes morsels of pulled lamb shoulder. Complemented by potato goulash in paprika gravy and sour cream.

One for the fish fans: Halibut poached with olive oil, served with halibut-stuffed ravioli, asparagus and semi-dried tomatoes.

Beef extravaganza: Black Angus striploin and braised cheek, magnificently meaty, plated with baked cepes mushroom ravioli, garlic-roasted spinach and celeriac puree.

Cake and Mousse: Dark chocolate with mango praline and sorbet. The surprising mix of tastes and textures for some of these courses can be breathtaking.

Here's a happy experiment, not on the MIGF menu, but a potential future entry on The Restaurant's main menu: a hot, crispy-creamy chocolate bonbon with mousse made of champagne-steeped rose jelly.

Thanks to The Restaurant's chef extraordinaire Alexander Waschl and blogger Wackybecky for the invitation to enjoy this excellent meal.

The Restaurant,
The Club Saujana Resort,
Jalan Lapangan Terbang Saas, Shah Alam.
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30 comments:

  1. Foie Gras Ice Cream?!? Sounds superb :D

    That Angus looks awesome too ... rare, is it? I still haven't managed to "upgrade" to eating rare steak though, still stuck at medium rare ...

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    1. Timing: oh yeah, the foie gras ice cream was pretty amazing. Dense, cold and full-flavored, made with real foie :D The angus was medium-rare, but it was the perfect, precise medium-rare, I think. Couldn't ask for a better preparation for that beef =)

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  2. Hahaha...ur photos are way nicer than someone's tat we mutually know...hehehe =)

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    1. Ulric: Wah, thanks, but no lah, i disagree, heh =)

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    2. Too bad tats there's no veal on their MIGF menu...I need to get my fix soon...hehe =)

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    3. Ulric: interestingly though, the Italian restaurants for this year's migf are the ones serving veal. Nerovivo, Prego and senja @ saujana all got veal this year. Unfortunately, I'm not able to check out the menu at any of those three this year =)

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    4. How apt...an Italian place was where I got my first taste of veal...been craving for it since...haha :p

      Aiksss...there's always next year, the year after etc...hehe :

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    5. Ulric: oh that's apt indeed, the Italians are among the masters of veal recipes :D

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  3. The foie gras ice cream caught my attention! I so wish I had a Pacojet so I could make that too.

    The steak is really red (almost rare looking), I suspect it's cooked using sous vide cos it looks very evenly cooked.

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    1. Baby sumo: ooo, if u get a pacojet someday, I'm coming to visit you! And I'll bring a couple of cans of foie gras terrine :D heh, the chef was explaining the cooking preparations for all the dishes to us, but I wasn't taking notes, and by the time I wrote this entry, I had forgotten 80 percent of what he said. So I can't remember if he said sous vide for the beef or not =)

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  4. The steak is so vivid...undoubtedly juicy. Colourful too ...a trademark of Chef Alexander.

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    1. Missyblurkit: yeah, that plate of beef was so insanely good, both the striploin and the beef cheeks underneath. Quenched my hunger for red meat :D

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  5. That pinkish salmon look promising! Drooling over it now..

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    1. Cindy: it's perfectly prepared salmon! One of the best salmon I've had this year, heh =)

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  6. Such tasteful place! And Sean, I brough wife and kids to the "Hungry Hog" and we had a good time, thanks for the recommendation ! We arrived at 7pm, but at 7:30pm it was FULL ! So, we had enough pork for the week, haha! i think I can only look at that SALMON for now! Cheers to good food !

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    1. Wong: oh ya, tasteful is a great word to describe this place :D wow, am happy to hear you enjoyed the hungry hog, and also happy to hear that they're having roaring business! Hope you manage to have a light, pork-free meal today :D

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    2. :D) You're right, but wife have just decided to go to Tai Thong Subang for the 50% Dim Sum Promo ! Well, maybe Congee for the family in the evening !!!!

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    3. Wong: sounds like time well spent with the family. and a 50 percent discount seems like a great bargain too. hope you've had an enjoyable day =)

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  7. Hmmmm...desserts look so enticing!

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    1. Suituapui: a treat for chocolate lovers! :D

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  8. So good. Now this has me hungry. What a feast that would be.

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    1. Cquek: it was one of my favorite meals this month, i think =)

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  9. I must say that their food presentation is very nice. Look at the beautiful colour of the meat. Black Angus... yums.

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    1. Eiling: yeah, a strong A for presentation! and when the beef landed on our table, my heart smiled :D

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  10. Yes, I love their MIGF menu too ;-) especially that foei gras icecream.. so good!

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    1. Pureglutton: wish we could have foie gras ice cream regularly at more outlets, yeah :D

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  11. foie gras ice cream with foie gras terrine!! terrific stuff yo! so this was what you were telling me about:)

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    1. Ciki: exceptional meal! it's an exceptional eatery ... even the a la carte menu would be well worth trying, long after the MIGF ends =)

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  12. going thru ur posts.missed out on a week's entries hahah!
    Japan been tiring. But I look back at this one post and smile. It was a lovely evening Sean & thank you for your time! :)

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    1. TNG: ooh, but i hope and trust that you're making a lot of great memories in japan :D thanks for inviting me for this, becky, and looking forward to seeing you back in KL =)

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