Friday, September 27, 2013

Chambers @ Kuala Lumpur Hilton

Returning to KL Hilton's Chambers. Earlier entry on Chambers: August 26.

Pursuing plump oysters? The ones at this new bar-&-grill might please, prepared with a Japanese-inspired sudachi citrus juice. RM34++ for a pair.

Hokkaido Bay scallops, creamy with some form of espuma & baby spinach. RM48++.

Chicken or fish? Have both, perhaps; this skewered poultry rubbed with coconut, cumin & coriander (RM18++) is pretty tasty ...

... as are these 120 grams of a gindara black cod fillet dusted with mild curry powder (RM30++). While our first entry on Chambers focused on the outlet's forte of beef, the non-bovine offerings here are not too shabby in their own right.

Chambers' "mature cheese" platter is a letdown though, despite its RM48++ price tag.

The uninspired roll call includes Camembert, Provolone & Roquefort, coupled with truffle honey. Strange; Graze upstairs showcases a superior selection with the likes of Epoisses & mimolette.

Still, redemption can be found in Chambers' elaborately satisfying desserts, such as rum baba yeast cakes with a sturdy variety of fruits & vanilla ice cream (RM25++).

Rhubarb tart with black pepper pastry & berry sorbet (RM25++).

Luxuriously fulfilling chocolate creme brulee with with salted caramel (RM18++).

Wine is expensive at Chambers; white starts at RM31++ by the glass before leaping to RM45++ & beyond. Bottles are little better, with none below RM140++.

Cocktails launch from the RM30++ platfrom too; a fair range of martinis, margaritas & more.

Plenty of Portuguese port & Spanish sherry for a merry nightcap ...

... perfect in particular to pair cheese. And that's it, that's a wrap for Chambers.

Chambers Bar & Grill,
Hilton Kuala Lumpur.
Open daily for lunch & dinner.
Tel: 03-2264-2264

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24 comments:

  1. The long-awaited revisit! With luscious n creamy Hokkaido Bay scallops and chicken rubbed with coconut, cumin & coriander...but my winner is the gindara black cod fillet...btw I m back in KL! :D

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    1. Ulric: ya, all those things you mentioned were worthy of chewing on. and the cod fillet was not too terribly priced, heh :D gosh, the past few weeks have just flown by so quickly. you're back ... but soon you'll be away again, yikes! =)

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    2. Haha...ya...will be gone again in 3 weeks' time...I think I'll visit Graze first before Chambers Grill...hehe =)

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    3. Ulric: oh, three weeks is not too bad. enough time to visit two dozen restaurants, heheh. and ya, you're right. between Graze and Chambers, i'm more a fan of Graze, all things considered :D

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  2. Freshly shucked oysters are just my type of food! I had something similar at Pasta Zanmai for Rm12++ though....

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    1. Ken: heh, yeah, i'll always remember someone warning me that not all oysters are created equal. i do love oysters, and i do wish the great ones weren't so damaging to the wallet =)

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  3. Nice ambiance, Sean. That chicken looks and sounds very good!

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    1. Linda: yeah, this place looks pretty nifty. i did enjoy the complex chicken recipe here =)

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  4. Oooo...Hilton no less! Class!

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    1. Suituapui: heheh, a gold standard, i guess =)

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  5. Hmmm.... I still want to try that dry aged beef :P

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    1. Rebecca: heheh, i guess it'd be good to satisfy your curiosity about it! =)

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  6. scallops! cod! magic words!! :D

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    1. Ciki: abracadabra, the doorway to a delicious dinner magically opens! :D

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  7. Hope you had a lovely dinner with friends

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    1. Cquek: thanks for the good wishes! =)

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  8. Hmm the cod looks yummy! I want! :D

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    1. CK: ya, it was a moist, flaky cod ... quite flavorsome :D

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  9. such plump...orgasmic looking oysters!

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    1. Missyblurkit: yeah, sometimes plump oysters don't yield a lot of flavor, but these were pretty decent :D

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  10. Anything with salted caramel always catches my attention ;)

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    1. Baby Sumo: yeah, creme brulee with salted caramel was definitely an attention-grabber here! :D

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  11. the fon num u published is actually mbb's not chambers grill's...

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    1. BabyGal: thanks! i've updated the post with the hilton's general line =)

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