Sunday, September 7, 2014

Kilo Grill World Cuisine Barbecue Restaurant @ Solaris Dutamas, Outside Publika

Kilo Grill might look like a Korean barbecue restaurant, but it's not; this is an ambitious new eatery that defies easy categorisation, serving a continent-hopping selection that cascades from Argentine sea prawns to Spanish Iberico pork, Irish oysters & John Ross Jr Scottish smoked salmon to Korean sea eel.

But let's not bury the lead: Here's Kilo Grill's 'Petai Ice Cream,' the main reason many customers might flock here in the months ahead. Sourced from an independent producer, it's a true treat for fans of 'stink beans' - pulp-laced ice cream with a distinct petai flavour that's shrewdly fine-tuned to a pleasurable mellowness. Three scoops for RM14.90 nett.

Still, novelty desserts shouldn't obscure Kilo Grill's raison d'etre: Make no mistake, this is a barbecue outlet, through & through. Customers are tasked with grilling their own food over Japanese-origin charcoal, so come prepared to work.

The menu is sweeping enough for a full-blown feast. Beef short ribs, striploin & bacon? Yep. Sizzling sausages? Sure. Clams, mussels & squid? Absolutely. But for our order, we opted for a RM120 set that included baby octopus plus a platter of Iberico black pork jowl, belly & collar, as well as two Argentine prawns & two choices of vegetables.

Flame on! Sashimi-grade sea prawns seize the spotlight first, cooked lightly for fiery on-the-table entertainment that keeps them luscious. These can also be ordered individually for RM15 per piece or RM80 for six.

The baby octopus fares well for juiciness too; Kilo Grill scores respectable marks for the freshness of its food.

Meat matters: Plenty of tender & tasty pork in this protein-packed set, easily enough for two customers.

Vegetables can be selected from a kaiten conveyor belt; we were happy with our pumpkin & broccoli, while other patrons might prefer cherry tomatoes, asparagus or zucchini.

 Kilo Grill's house-made condiments are sterling, running the flavourful gamut from East to West. For customers who want to skip the barbecue, the menu also features everything from kitchen-grilled chicken tenders, fried white bait & smoked salmon tartare to sweet potato fries, tempeh & nachos with pork bacon. Everything sounds tempting.

The liquor section is less extensive, but there's Korean makgeolli to be had for RM18, as well as Taiwanese fruit beer. Kilo Grill's service team - comprising an equally multinational collection of Malaysians, French & Pakistanis - is friendly & helpful.

Kilo Grill Barbecue Restaurant
A2-UG1-01, Solaris Dutamas, Kuala Lumpur
Lunch & dinner, daily
Visible from the main road on the Solaris Dutamas complex. Same row as Osteria RealBlue, above Ante Kitchen

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25 comments:

  1. Ahhhhh!!! They have the suction. I like! That way, you will not leave the place smelling like you're one of those items on the grill... RM120 a set? Ummmm....I'm available evenings if you're treating. Wink! Wink! Hehehehehe!!!!

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    1. Suituapui: yeah, i went for another gathering after this dinner, and nobody there complained i smelled like barbecue (or maybe they were all just polite, heh) :) well, the next time you're in kl, look me up, seriously :D

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  2. I have seen octopus being sold in supermarkets in my area and I am too squeamish about them to want to try it. LOL! I will take the sausages here and run. :)

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    1. Linda: heheh, i think you'd enjoy octopus only if you also enjoy squid :D

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  3. thanks for sharing the food post again, it looks yummy~ =D

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    1. Happy walker: glad you enjoyed reading about kilo grill :)

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  4. Petai ice cream! I want to try that! :D

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    1. CK: heheh, ya, i think that would be one of the major attractions here :)

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  5. I will visit just for the Iberico black pork jowl and baby octopusses...hehe =)

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    1. Ulric: oh yeah, and since you're hard-working enough to grill the food, i think you'd have fun with the meaty fare here :)

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  6. Good to see some veggies on the barbie. Seems many barbecue restaurants forget how great veggies and fruits can be grilled.

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    1. The Yum List: you raise a great point ... i too tend to ignore the value of veggies when it comes to barbecues :)

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  7. I like cooking my own meals ... is that RM120 each or for both?

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    1. Footfringe: heheh, we're the opposite in that respect :) it's RM120 in total for the full set, which can feed two people :)

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  8. Price seems reasonable..e.specially Makgeolli. And I read Iberico too!!! Oh my...a must visit!

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    1. Missyblurkit: yeah, i couldn't finish the makgeolli in the end cos it was quite a substantial bottle :D couldn't resist the iberico pork either, since that's a rarity for barbecues :)

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  9. I love korean cuisine too much that I must try this in this week!!!!!!!!! the food looks fresh and delicious! and i like makgeolli! =D

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    1. Jean: yay! i hope you enjoy your meal here, and yeah, it was fresh and tasty and nicely complemented by the makgeolli :)

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  10. Thanks Sean for the review. I had Iberian black pig and squid. Helpful review and I sent it to my expat friends as well

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    1. Ana: glad you enjoyed this review, and i hope you enjoyed your meal too :)

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  11. The most quirky ice cream flavor I've seen, Petai! o.O

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    1. Choi Yen: heheh, yeah, it actually tastes quite good ... the base feels like a similar base that's used for wasabi ice cream :)

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  12. I like your post on food
    I like to visitbarbecue restaurants in singapore
    Thanks for sharing

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  13. I prefer handmade sausage but I don't throw stones at "grocery store" sausage. Food Truck catering

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