Thursday, May 22, 2014

Blacklist @ SS2 Petaling Jaya

It's probably safe to put this SS2 newbie on a probationary whitelist of eateries to check out for folks in this neighbourhood.

Blacklist deserves some measure of praise for working hard to construct a comparatively creative menu. Puff pastries are refreshed with pretty tasty fillings of sauteed spinach & mushrooms on one side & egg with beef bacon on the other (RM20).

Sliders also prove to be something special here, comprising beef & portobello mushroom mini-patties sandwiched in gruyere cheese-laced potato rosti instead of bread buns (RM20). 

Deep-fried chicken wings, stuffed with a minced mix & topped with a tangy kitchen-made sauce, could also be crowd-pleasing.

Still, some of Blacklist's recipes could profit from fine-tuning; the seafood risotto (RM26) lacks the oomph to make it memorable.

 Some customers might want to forget this pulled beef sandwich, smothered by an overpoweringly cloying sauce.

 Blacklist's grilled duck breast (RM40), marinated in jasmine & rose tea & served with passion-fruit sauce & potato-cheese pie, comes in a heartier-than-expected portion, with a satisfyingly juicy texture. But its balance of flavours is disagreeably skewed.

Give Blacklist's young chef some time to gain more experience & to hone his taste buds; his ambition with experimenting with the menu indicates that he could have a promising future. Blacklist serves no wine for now but charges a nominal corkage fee. 

Blacklist Cafe & Restaurant
1, Jalan SS2/66, Petaling Jaya
Open in the evenings for now. Tel: 03-7865-1098

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27 comments:

  1. It seems like they have yet to make their recipes right! But their menu is somewhat different from the conventional ones, i'd like to try the smoked duck breast!

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    1. Ken: yeah, definitely needs some more tweaking, but i have faith! the duck breast could someday be quite satisfying :)

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  2. When I saw the name Blacklist I was hesitant, because this is quite negative. The place is beautiful and they have certainly made the food preparations an art! Wow!

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    1. Linda: that's true, the name has its pros and cons ... it's quite a catchy and memorable name, and i hope they manage to work on their recipes to keep their customers satisfied :)

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  3. Sharing same sentiments as Linda above - blacklist the place? And I thought bad wood & steel was bad. But there's duck!!! In that case, all is forgiven... Hehehehehe!!!!

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    1. Suituapui: heheh, the creative use of names is kinda fun, yeah :) and yup, couldn't resist ordering the duckie :D

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  4. The puff pastries and sliders look delicious! They look like wonderful brunchy meals.

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    1. The Yum List: those two were the definite highlights here!, you're right :D

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  5. When I first saw the name, the TV show came to mind...

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    1. SC: haha, that's one show that i haven't managed to get into yet :)

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    2. It has the Silence of the Lambs vibe and people complain about the lead actress, but I'm only in it for James Spader..

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    3. SC: heheh, for my money though, James spader was at his prime in the 80s and 90s :)

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    4. Was too young those days (haha), but point taken.

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    5. SC: haha, i'm kinda looking forward to how he does in the next Avengers movie though :)

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  6. When I saw blacklist, I thought of the series too. Too bad about the food, hopefully they improve over time.

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    1. Baby Sumo: heheh, yeah, this is one name that could evoke different sentiments for different customers. am looking forward to hearing good things about blacklist someday :)

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  7. What a name for a shop; and so many commented on the name of the shop, so I will try to refrain from adding to it, LOL :-P
    The seafood risotto, is indeed, lacking in the appealing factor, as I can see...
    Anyway, I agree that they do need a bit more time to hone their skills...they will come through someday :-)

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    1. Christy: yeah, the chef is still quite young, and i really like his vision for the menu here ... i think this place has potential :)

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  8. Hope the food will get better and open for brunch too. :)

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    1. CK: haha, yeah, it would be nice if this place were open earlier in the daytime, since it serves a suitable selection for brunch :)

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  9. Ambitious. Young chef needs fine-tuning to develop the harmonious flavours - it seems like he's trying too hard and dumping everything that he can think of into a dish :)

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    1. Rebecca: yeah, i like his interest in experimenting, and hopefully his experiments will be more successful as he gains more experience :)

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  10. The chicken wing look dry~~

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    1. Choi Yen: ooo, maybe it could be the photo's fault. it was fairly tender :)

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  11. this restaurant has been closed down

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