Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Interlude @ TTDI Taman Tun Dr Ismail

A fairly nice new tapas bar & restaurant with a well-orchestrated selection of inventive recipes.

Chilled terrine of cucumber jelly with goat's cheese & chili coriander oil (RM16++), the ideal introduction to the playfulness of the menu crafted by a Malaysian chef who recently returned to KL after working for more than a decade in Melbourne.

 Laksa bisque (RM17++), a hot, creamy concoction that combines the brininess of shellfish with the mild spiciness of coconut curry to create something special.

Chickpeas braised with spinach & picada nut-&-garlic sauce (RM16++). Prices seem suburb-suitable, but the tapas-sized portions mean a full meal will easily still exceed RM50 per person.

Braised baby leeks with parmesan foam & pork bacon bits (RM17++). Also worth noting: Interlude has a strong service team of people who work enthusiastically to ensure a pleasant evening for customers.

Spiced carrot 'pappardelle' with oregano & mint (RM16++). Is this pasta or vegetable? Turns out to be the latter, pleasurably crunchy, a beautiful counterpoint for the lush, naturally sweet puree.

Crispy school prawns (RM23++), an addictive snack prepared with chili, garlic & spring onions.

Roasted almonds, endowed with the sweet smokiness of paprika.

 Norwegian salmon confit (RM35++), succulent-soft slabs with fennel-apple salad & citrus cream.

Chunky, seventeen-hour slow-cooked pork belly with shallot ginger jam. RM36++.

Being Bubbly: Prosecco, Cava & Sangria. Probably too much for only two of us.

Interlude TTDI
50, Lorong Rahim Kajai 14, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Kuala Lumpur
Open 4pm-1am, except Mondays. Tel: 03-7733-7119

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36 comments:

  1. The dishes do remind me of Melbourne. Excited about this place. Definitely will visit soon!

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    1. Kelly: ya, the chef (i didn't catch his name) says he has worked at one-hat and two-hat restaurants in melbourne, and he's trying to bring some of that flavor to kl. i hope you like this place =)

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  2. Oh, and only few doors down from Sid's!!!

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    1. Kelly: heheh, yep, it's down the road, next door to the dukes & duchess pub. can grab some food and drinks here first, and then end the night with a pint at sid's later :D

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  3. salmon again~ yummies~ XD

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    1. Mr Lonely: taman tun's become a haven for fans of salmon :D

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  4. Ooooo...look at the spiced carrot 'pappardelle', salmon confit n slow-cooked pork belly...definitely will make it a point to have an interlude here...hehe =)

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    1. Ulric: yeah, the menu is tempting, and i hope they'll switch it up regularly to keep things fresh. so far, only about a dozen-plus items on the menu, so i guess they're striving for quality over quantity for now =)

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  5. seven-hour slow-cooked pork belly must be good.. i like to try that

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    1. Cquek: it's very meaty, for fans of fleshy pork! :D

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  6. Ohhh I should take a walk down here one day :)

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    1. Rebecca: it could prove worth the walk! :D

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  7. TTDI is the new Bangsar!

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    1. Footfringe: and i like it cos parking is easier here! :D

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  8. I love cucumber, goat cheese and salmon!!! :)

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    1. Linda: those are three terrific ingredients, with different textures for every taste bud :D

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  9. Love the name. Ooooo....chick peas look good. Gotta try that sometime...other than boiling/steaming with a sprinkling of salt added.

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    1. Suituapui: yeah, the name of this restaurant is a winner :D heh, hope you manage to achieve success with your chickpeas! :D

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  10. wow.. TTDI is rocking for new restos now.. good.. very near home! :) this place is non halal.. i like. I've had some pretty foul goat's cheese before.. hope the chilled terrine of cucumber jelly with goat's cheese & chili coriander oil is not one of those! ahah

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    1. Ciki: yeah, there are so many nooks and corners at taman tun where cool restaurants and cafes can spring up. it's such a nice neighborhood :D ya, there's no fear of pork at this place. the goat's cheese here is pungent but not putrid, heheh :D

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  11. No seehum inside the laksa bisque? :P
    Wooo that pork belly! I want! :D

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    1. CK: heheh, plain bisque, no cockles unfortunately, but that could be a good idea! :D the pork belly sounds like it took a lot of effort and time to prepare, heheh :D

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  12. 7-hour pork belly! Looks SO good!!

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    1. Iamthewitch: it definitely does, you're right! :D

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  13. The salmon and pork belly look nicely done and so yummy.
    Hehe...Chickpeas reminds me of those from kacang putih stall that I used to buy last time ^_^

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    1. Melissa: yeah, i like the presentation for the food too ... hahah, and that's a good observation about the chickpeas! :D

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  14. Cucumber Jelly with goat's cheese sounds something new for me, i wonder how it tastes though

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    1. Ken: it's a strange pairing, true. the jelly is very mild-tasting, with very little flavor, so the extra-savory cheese makes up for it :D

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  15. Another new outlet in TTDI? Good...healthy competition for the F&B scene here, I'd say and this is across the road from me. Need to food-crawl TTDI soon!

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    1. Pureglutton: yeah, it's good to have more diversity in this neighborhood, and i hope interlude does well. here's wishing you a pleasant dinner here! :D

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    1. Wong: mastermind of a mouthwatering menu! :D

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  17. Looks like an interesting menu.

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    1. The Yum List: yeah, a solid selection =)

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  18. Definitely a cheeky take at food. I love the idea of laksa bisque!

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    1. Missyblurkit: oh yeah, i like how they risk taking liberties with traditional recipes :D

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