Eat Drink KL: Prime @ Le Meridien Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Prime @ Le Meridien Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

Here's proof positive that it's possible for two people to have a perfectly fine dinner at Prime without ordering a slab of steak.

Apple wood-smoked Norwegian salmon. Ideal for whetting the appetite.

Australian crab cakes with chili flakes & garlic sauce. Crisp on the outside, but moist, meaty and piping-hot within. If only all crab cakes were like this.

Salad of Master Kobe beef, grilled figs, spinach, mozzarella & aged balsamic dressing. Tasted as satisfying as a steak, with lots of succulent slices of medium-rare beef.

Hachis Parmentier (diced Kobe beef & porcini ragout with twice-baked Idaho potato). Melty comfort food for both carboholics and carnivores.

Super-creamy truffle ravioli with mushroom fricassee. Bursting with the aroma of truffles. Terrific enough to rival the offering of any Italian restaurant in KL.

Australian grass-fed centre-cut filet mignon, pounded flat & seared with sesame oil, ginger & garlic, served with young mango salad in honey lime dressing. Looked interesting, but tasted like ordinary Oriental stir-fried beef that you might find at a Chinese outlet.

Green soba noodles with Master Kobe teriyaki, chuka wakame & baby greens. Another Eastern-influenced recipe, gorgeously presented. No complaints, taste-wise _ certainly a notch above what numerous Japanese restaurants serve.

Click here for previous review of Prime (February 8).

Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur.