Saturday, October 20, 2012

Veal Head Wonders @ Il Lido

Haven't been back to il Lido in awhile? This week's a terrific time to return, since Chef Andrea is featuring veal head on his current specials menu.

Start with brain food: golden-fried and served with spinach, these veal brains are delicate in taste and buttery in texture, brilliant for whetting the appetite for meatier fare.

Veal tongue braised with red wine. Tender, not rubbery, with a rich, bold flavor. 

Veal cheek, boiled to preserve its full gelatinous glory, spiced up a bit with horseradish sauce and partnered with lentils. The brain, tongue and cheek are all included on one RM82++ platter that'll remain available for several more days.

In the long run, veal-lovers can still head here whenever they want for Il Lido's regular veal dishes, like this veal scallopine (RM58++), bursting with the natural fragrance of mushrooms and herbs, bolstered by a creamy-dreamy bed of polenta.

Complimentary crostoli. Crisp and sweet, sending us out into the night on angel wings.

Relatively recent entries on Il Lido: July 2011, August 2011 and May 2012.

Il Lido,
Jalan Mayang, Off Jalan Yap Kwan Seng, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-2161-2291
Closed Sundays.
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22 comments:

  1. Veal tongue, that is interesting ! That is an adventure !

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    1. Wong: yeah, it has a memorable taste too :D

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  2. Wonderful use of veal! and oh gosh!!! I love crostoli! Soooo easy to over-eat them :P

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    1. Vien: yeah, waste not, want not, as far as the veal head is concerned :D and for the crostoli, i'm usually not a fan of deep-fried dough, but the sugar icing helped this go down easy for me :D

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  3. Ooooo...you're a real true-blue foodie. When it comes to such things, I think I'd pass. Had pig's brain in ginseng soup once either in Singapore or KL - good for headaches, they say... I think I can live without it. LOL!!!

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    1. Suatuapui: i quite like the head parts for many animals. especially fish head, heheh :D oooh, for pig's brains, i tried them fried in butter a few years ago. very sinful, but a very nice, soft texture :D

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  4. The goodness of veal...I had veal's tongue some month's back and it is amazing...amazing texture and flavour.

    awesome last picture Sean!

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    1. Missyblurkit: it'd be interesting to compare ox/beef tongue and veal tongue side-by-side, and try to observe any differences. i'm not too sure i can tell the difference actually! :D ooh, and thanks! :D

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  5. Hahaha looks like KC needs to be here soon for his veal fix!

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    1. Spare parts veal? Hmmmmm...a bit itcky for me lar...maybe not...hehe :P

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    2. TNG: i'm hoping that all veal-lovers make a bee-line to il lido this week! :D

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    3. Ulric: ya, i guess there's still a substantial difference between veal meat and veal organs :D

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    4. Ya...I prefer veal meat...tongue I dun mind...its d rest tats itcky for me =)

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    5. Ulric: heh, i want veal liver :D

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    6. Liver? I can give tat a try...hehe =)

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    7. Ulric: i love liver =)

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  6. Truly an exotic platter of veal goodies :-) Brains, tongue and cheeks - nice combo!

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    1. Pureglutton: heheh, yeah, i enjoyed it a lot. i almost wish there were veal eyes available too! :D

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  7. I always feel squeamish when I see brains in their uncooked form. Doesn't look so geli when it's cooked :P

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    1. Baby Sumo: heheh, i kinda like the thought of eating brains. it makes me imagine i'm a zombie! a perfect halloween dish :D

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  8. oooh veal brains and veal tongues. These sound very exotic. Would love to give it a try next time when I have saved enough! haha

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    1. Eiling: heh, hopefully il lido will bring back this veal head promotion in future. i definitely wouldn't mind more brains, heh :D

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