Eat Drink KL: Ril's & Bait @ Telawi, Bangsar

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Ril's & Bait @ Telawi, Bangsar

Returning to two of our current favorite Bangsar hangouts.
Earlier entry on Ril's: Dec. 31, 2012. Earlier entry on Bait: Dec. 28, 2012.

Ril's welcome bread & butter, tiding our tummies over while waiting for the meat.

Kicking off this meal in earnest: Aussie rib-eye grass-fed beef (RM78++ for 300 grams).

We've been requesting our steaks rare in recent months. This really is how we like it now.

Ril's Asian-flavored sticky beef short rib is massive enough for two to share. Braised in star anise with shiitake mushrooms & ginger, then finished in the oven with a dark soy reduction & served with spiced orange segments & bok choi.

Ril's other specialty, besides its beef, is cocktails. The Mai Tai here is marvelous.

Ramos Red Bean Fizz, an inventive version of the gin original, but with extra creaminess from soy milk & red beans (served with a red bean bun, to boot!).

It might no longer be Christmas, but these semi-DIY beverages help extend the Yuletide cheer.

Red wine, cognac & port, served hot & cold, with cinnamon, cardamom & orange peels.

Next up, back to Bait, this time for its non-seafood fare.

Slow-cooked eggs with seaweed, asparagus, mushrooms & hollandaise sauce. Delicious.

House-made chicken liver pate, cooked with red wine & brandy, served with red wine shallots (RM14++). Every bit as rich-tasting as expected.

Beef tenderloin tataki (RM27++), eighty grams seared & torched, coated with ponzu dressing, then finished with sesame seeds & horseradish sauce.

Surprise! Direct from Paradigm Mall, Cielo Dolci's heavenly gelato is now available at Bait; basic flavors like Earl Grey, rock melon & vanilla.
Main entry on Cielo Dolci: June 3, 2012.

Rosita cocktail (sauza tequila, sweet vermouth, dry vermouth, campari) & not-bad RM20 Merlot.

Pimm's Rangoon (Pimm's #1, ginger ale, lemon, cucumber peel) & Nomayo (skyy vodka, campari, elderflower syrup, lemon juice).

Ril's Bangsar

Ril's Bangsar

Ril's Bangsar

Ril's Bangsar

Ril's @ Bangsar,
30, Jalan Telawi 5, Bangsar Baru, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-2201-3846
Bait @ Bangsar,
65, Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar Baru, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-2201-8187