Eat Drink KL: Common Feed, Plaza Batai

Saturday, April 24, 2021

Common Feed, Plaza Batai

This new firewood-filled venue tackles not only wood-fired pizzas but wood-fire grilled steaks.

Common Feed's Angus MB2+ ribeye (RM38 per 100 grams) emerges irresistibly at the table, its crisp, commanding char surrounding a perfect-pink medium-rare centre. No-nonsense beef that represents rustic, red-meat realness, the kind of bold-bodied cut to expect at a carnivore's campfire.

The wood-fired pizzas boast paper-light crusts, blanketed with well-rounded toppings like a Polish-style kielbasa spicy sausage spread and bacon (RM38), proper enough for a pizza night in Damansara Heights.

Parmesan potato gnocchi surface with a slight smokiness, plus a side of firm, briny-fresh clams coated in wood-roasted pepper-Cognac cream (RM32). 

You could have a full-fledged Italian dinner here, with pappardelle in thick truffle cream with luscious Serrano ham, sliced portobello, and mushroom soil (RM42).

But the Cognac-cooked duck tops this trio of choices, particularly at its price (RM32), which yields two slabs of plumply tasty breast meat with a red wine glaze, ginger pumpkin puree and orange-fennel salad.

Common Feed

Lot 8-1A, Plaza Batai, Jalan Batai, 50490 Kuala Lumpur. Open Tuesday-Sunday, 11am-10pm. Tel: 03-2011-7882

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