Tuesday, December 11, 2012

The Beato Steakhouse @ Solaris Dutamas & Telawi, Bangsar, & Secret Recipe Beyond Veggie

Meat-filled meal or meat-free? Either is possible at Solaris Dutamas; for the former, The Beato Steakhouse is now beefing up this complex, while for vegetarians, the freshest option might be Beyond Veggie, operated by Secret Recipe.

First up, Beato: From porterhouses to prime ribs, there's no lack of Aussie-bred options here, with Beato's signature trio of mustards _ regular, wholegrain & sweet.

The Beato's steaks cost between RM25 & RM45 per 100 grams. Not bad, not bad at all.

Also tasty: sliced beef marinated with soy sauce, paired with chew-worthy barley risotto.

The Beato will also serve its own dry-aged steaks in the weeks to come. Sounds good.

 February 2014 update: The Beato now has another branch at Bangsar, specifically a first-floor shoplot at 24, Telawi 3.

The Beato's own dry-aged beef is the highlight here, with a wide variety of weights to choose from.

 Bread rolls with a soft, lovely combo of butter & olive tapenade.

 The star of our show: A chunk of rib-eye beef, 426 grams, at RM38 per 100 grams.

Supremely easy to slice through, with solid flavour & a nice, crusty exterior.

 Side dishes include a very generous portion of sweet potato fries (RM18).

 Horseradish & dijon & wholegrain mustard accompaniments.

Wine is available by the bottle & the glass The Beato has one of Bangsar's best service teams, really friendly & efficient.

Next up: Secret Recipe Beyond Veggie, a surprisingly comfy cafe.

Mushroom satay manages to taste as fleshy as chicken. Pleasant peanut sauce too.

Pai tee. Refreshingly different from regular Nyonya top hats, these seem to be stuffed with a chilled, crunchy salad mix of green apples & tomatoes.

Red yeast mee sua soup (RM14). Highly recommended, thanks to the hot, savory broth & tremendous wealth of toppings, including choy sum, cabbage, oyster mushrooms, carrots, broccoli, baby corn, bean curd skin & cauliflower.

Fans of stinky food will fall for this: Tempe coated in sambal petai (RM15). Pungent pleasure.

Potato leaves provide simple satisfaction. Other offerings here range from "nam yue" fried vermicelli to braised kuey teow with bitter gourd, spaghetti aglio olio with sun-dried tomatoes to pizza with pesto sauce.

Since it's Secret Recipe, there must be cakes, but with a twist here. We love the softly smooth, egg-eliminated one with chantilly cream & pistachios with layers of vanilla sponge. Have it with the Booster Juice that combines carrots, beetroots & oranges.

Secret Recipe Beyond Veggie also has another branch at Tropicana City Mall.

The Beato Steak House,
D2-G3-9, Solaris Dutamas, Kuala Lumpur.
Secret Recipe Beyond Veggie,
A2-G2-2, Solaris Dutamas, Kuala Lumpur.
Both open daily, both located outside Publika.

29 comments:

  1. Waah! Great news! Beato Steakhouse looks damned good...quite reasonable prices too =)

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    1. Ulric: ya, it's always nice to see the expanding number of outlets at solaris. and yeah, the steaks at beato are fairly priced, i think =)

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  2. Sean, you are making me crave for steaks at midnight! Wish I had a piece of steak stacked away in the fridge now, cos I would so go downstairs and cook it! ;P

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    1. Baby Sumo: phew, actually, thank goodness you didn't have any steak in the fridge! strange tidbit: i don't keep any food at home at all, cos i know i'd be tempted to snack all the time, heh! :D

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  3. Ahhh finally a blogpost on Beyond Veggie.. I had always wondered how's it's like.. and though Tropicana mall is near, I havent visited for a long time! :)

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    1. TNG: it's worth trying, i think. not quite as ambitious as botanical in bangsar village, but still actually better than i had anticipated =)

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  4. Steak galore. That's some pretty good looking one too.

    Saw Beyond Vegie but never ventured. I changed my mind thanx to the red yeast mee sua.

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    1. Missyblurkit: yeah, not the best steak in town, but still good enough to enjoy :D ya, i had my doubts about beyond veggie too, but i quite enjoyed what we ordered here. i think i'll steer clear of the pizza though =)

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  5. wow the Beyond Veggie has a completely different feel from Secret Recipe! That's one place that I'll definitely check out!!!! :D

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    1. Vien: yeah, it's a risk for secret recipe, but i hope it pays off for them! they deserve to be rewarded for coming up with this nice idea :D

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  6. Mushroom satay and sambal petai sounds good to me! Would check that out soon. :D

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    1. CK: hope you enjoy it! a lot of petai in the sambal! and even though there's no seafood here, there's a nice belacan taste in the sambal and the fried potato leaves :D

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  7. Beyond Veggie looks pretty decent yea? Looks way better than Secret Recipe.

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    1. Smitten By Food: it makes good use of its space, and there's lots of nice "greenery" in the cafe :D

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  8. Can I have a meat-filled meal please?? :) But I'm also interested in the pai tee and sambal without the petai... hehe choices choices!

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    1. Iamthewitch: heheh, yeah, it's so difficult to choose sometimes! but hopefully we'll all have plenty of time. i can't resist 'pai tee' whenever i see it on the menu either :D

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  9. Mushroom satay?! Interesting...
    That Secret Recipe isit under the same Secret Recipe like we used to have cakes one?

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    1. Melissa: hope you get the chance to try the satay! and yes, this is the same secret recipe, expanding its horizons :D

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  10. I just love Publika more and more! Good for Secret Recipe to try something different. I confess I shall make a beeline for tempeh and petai - I love them both!!

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    1. YouHadYourLunch: yeah, i try not to go TOO often to publika, but it's definitely at least a once-a-week stop for me. oooh, not many people love tempeh, and even fewer love petai, i think. i confess to adoring the latter (let's start a club)! :D

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    2. Smelly club! Not sure we'll get any other members though hehe

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    3. YouHadYourLunch: heh, hopefully smelly will refer to the food we enjoy, and not us personally! :D

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  11. the beef looks really nice..
    good news to beef lovers... without burning a hole in their wallet..

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    1. Simple Person: yeah, good steaks can be really harmful to our wallets, heh :D

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  12. I BEEN TO THE BEATO STEAK HOUSE FEW WEEKS AGO AND I TRIED AGED RIBEYE STEAK 400G, ITS AWSOME TASTE AND BEST IN KL. SEAN!! U MUST TRY AGED STEAK!!BUT I DONT THINK SO PRICE IS NOT REALLY CHEAP

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    1. Vin: thank you for the feedback. i will try the beato's aged steak someday, i hope! :D

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  13. We in the 'Royal' Steak Appreciation Society of KL went to Beato on Friday. Despite the weird location in Publika, and the lack of atmosphere I must say we were all super impressed by the steak, service and fact that it's BYO. We had 350g dry-aged sirloins and there were among the juciest, softest steaks I have ever had. I caned my way through it in next to no time - unusual as I normally get a big bored chewing through so much meat. The accoutrements were excellent - fries, mash and spinach. I would rate this place at least 9/10 despite the flat atmosphere.

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    1. Sozzld: sounds great. i haven't been back since last year, but i'm definitely keeping this place in mind. thanks for the feedback =)

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  14. Dear who is the owner of this restaurant !! Can u named it please ??

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