Friday, August 23, 2013

Soleil Restaurant @ Section 17, Petaling Jaya

Soleil: Round Two. Earlier entry: August 6.

Jerusalem artichoke broth with crispy lotus root (RM36++). Smoothly creamy, delicate in flavor. Sure, this is expensive for plain-looking soup, but it's a nice change from, say, mushroom soup.

Cool combo of East-West elements: Ocean trout marinated with Asian herbs & spices, refreshingly topped with Thai-inspired mango salad & tomyam-tinged jelly cubes (RM36++).

Risotto with squid & shrimp, fennel, basil cream & aioli (RM68++). Satisfyingly thick, but perhaps cooked for a little longer than necessary.

More squid, this time stuffed & laid over a seafood emulsion (RM36++). What lies within?

A fluffy mince of prawns & veggies. Quite nicely done, this one.

Don't skip dessert at Soleil: this pandan crepe with coconut sorbet (RM26++) is a bona fide hit.

Open the package to uncover bananas sweetened with Gula Melaka. Mighty fine fusion.

Chocolate tart (rich), fig marshmallow (heavenly) & lime madeleine (the Klang Valley's best?).

Soleil supplies an excellent opportunity for us to explore whether we prefer Burgundy or Bordeaux reds; both are available by the glass at RM32++.

Honorable mention for Soleil's hardworking, friendly & knowledgeably efficient service team.

Soleil Restaurant & Wine Bar,
22A, Jalan 17/54, Section 17, Petaling Jaya.
Same row as Bistro a Table & Verona Trattoria
Tel: 03-7932-5989
Open for lunch & dinner, except Wednesdays.
Click here for online reservations.

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26 comments:

  1. Hi Sean, I love the name of this restaurant 'Soleil'! (French for sun!) It definitely looks like the place gets plenty of sunlight, too.

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    1. Linda: heh, that's true, i'm not sure why exactly the restaurant's owners chose 'soleil,' but i love the name too, and it does feel fitting for this place :D

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  2. Pandan crepe with coconut sorbet...sounds and looks lovely! =)

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    1. Ulric: ya, it's quite a memorable dessert in many ways, in presentation and choice of ingredients in the combination and both taste and texture =)

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  3. Fig marshmallows and artichoke soup are both calling me. :-)

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    1. The Yum List: definitely a major fan of the marshmallow, which is glorious both in fluffy texture and figgy flavor. the artichoke soup's good, though i did wince at the cost, heh :D

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  4. This row of shoplots is certainly getting interesting! I however, would think thrice seeing the prices..though I gladly pay for good food, it seems more worth to combine 3 dishes here into one great steak :P

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    1. Rebecca: heh, ya, definitely quite crowded now in this part of section 17. there's soleil, bistro a table, verona trattoria, the gastro project, decanter, touche bakery, little heritage house and yokotaya. whew! :D but yup, soleil seems to be the costliest restaurant here for now. and yup, since a great steak could easily cost RM150, that'd be the price of a three-course meal here =)

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  5. Dessert looks so special - must be like heaven!

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    1. Suituapui: the desserts even outshone some of the main course, heh! :D

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  6. Not easy to get squid cooked nicely, but looks like they did a great job here.

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    1. Baby Sumo: ya, that's true, the squid was very nicely done here. firm, bouncy and juicy but not rubbery or chewy :D

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  7. Seafood emulsion - i must try it. Pandan crepe with coconut sorbet oh yes please.

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    1. Cquek: the seafood emulsion is nice, it has a deep flavor =) heheh, and ya, that pandan crepe with coconut sorbet is one of the highlights at this restaurant =)

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  8. looks pretty good, that soup dish, I was imagining a coldplay song

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    1. KY: haha, ya, it was a pleasant soup, even though i didn't hear any jerusalem bells ringing :D

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  9. Squid looks good...not many places get the squids right...glad this is one. Hopefully I get to taste it soon!

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    1. Missyblurkit: yeah, it's a good sign when a restaurant gets the squid right, since the other seafood will probably end up right too. Hope you enjoy this place! =)

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  10. Food looks divine. Soleil food porn has been popping up a lot over my FB and instagram feeds lately. I must remember to go when I am in KL again.

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    1. Happyeverafter Bride: yay, am really happy to hear that soleil's receiving a decent amount of attention. I think it deserves the buzz. Hope you'll enjoy it when you're back =)

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  11. How many times do I have to remind myself to not browse past midnight.. I think I am a little hungry now. Will I EVER loose that 3 kg?

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    1. Sycookies: heh, i suppose i like to browse in the daytime :D but ya, looking at this food at soleil does stir my appetite too. you're lucky that you only have 3 kg to lose, cos i probably have 15! :D

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  12. I heard the steaks here are good.. why no steaks?!

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    1. Ciki: ooo, the chef's forte is the seafood, but i look forward to trying the steaks here someday, heheh :D

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  13. so interesting all the foods here,i want to learn more..i'm working for 2years in western and 1year in mexican restaurant same grilled i handle.Now im looking for a new job to learn me more.

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  14. im willing to be a part of your company..anytime can start..jz contact me at my cp#0166796380.

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