Category: Bukit Bintang

The Steakhouse @ Changkat Bukit Bintang, KL

What should you do if you want to promote your restaurant? Simple. Just send out mass emails to bloggers asking them for ‘food reviews’, that’s how. It doesn’t even matter if your restaurant specializes in steak and yet the invited blogger prefers the meat to be ‘well done’. Best of all, it usually works too.
I was one of the invited bloggers to ‘review’ The Steakhouse but I turned down the request because of my no-invitation policy. If you are wondering why the need for me to clarify this, simply because I want to emphasize the neutrality of this post, unlike of the tens and twenties of sugar-coated write ups you will find on the Internet.

Steak

OK, now that is out of the way – The Steakhouse does serve delicious steaks (choose between Aged Black Angus and Australian Grain Fed, price ranging RM68-RM108) and they know what they are doing. The steaks are well-cooked and properly rested before being delivered to you so it’s tender and juicy. One thing to note about the steaks here is that they have minimal to no seasoning or spice and the sauce is served separately. Great if you like ‘honest’ meat in its natural flavor, but could be slightly annoying for those with stronger taste preference.

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Angus House Japanese Charcoal Steak @ Starhill Gallery, Bukit Bintang KL

Compared to Publika’s branch of Angus House Japanese Charcoal Steak, Starhill’s seems awfully quiet. Maybe because Starhill gives the impression of being expensive and exclusive. But if you are willing to pay a little extra, the food here is worth going for – honest and consistently good, better than some pretentious restaurant that self-claim to be the best.

Rib-Eye-Steak

300g Rib Eye Steak @ RM130 – Meat doneness is not an issue here as the chefs know what they are doing. In our visits thus far, our steaks have always come out a perfect tender medium rare without fail.
Our experience here actually mirrors the one we had at Publika last year. So you could say it was overall a pleasant meal and I actually liked the radish and mirin sauce this round. Somehow it did not taste out of place as the flavor complemented the meats quite nicely.

Compared to Publika's branch of Angus House Japanese Charcoal Steak, Starhill's seems awfully quiet. Maybe because Starh...

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Marutama Ramen – Best Ramen in KL @ Farenheit 88, Bukit Bintang

Out of the few ramen restaurants I have tried in KL, Marutama Ramen is probably my favorite so far. And it is quite frustrating for me to know how good they are so late, given that they have been around for more than 2 years. As I know there are two branches currently, the first opened at Farenheit 88 in Bukit Bintang while the second one can be found at Empire Shopping Gallery in Subang Jaya.

Kakuni-Aji-Tamago-Ramen

Compared to the other ramen places, Marutama’s menu might seem to present more options but for the ramen, the choices are pretty straightforward. Basically you just need to decide on the broth (either spicy or non-spicy), toppings (chashu or pork belly – the latter is oh so good) and also whether you want extra marinated eggs (Ajitsuke Tamago).
If you love these ramen eggs and can’t get enough of them like me, I say go for it. Marutama cooks them perfectly with a deliciously runny yolk in the center, definitely a notch better than the others. One thing though, there’s no bamboo shoot in the ramen here. Not that I am complaining since I don’t particular fancy them.

Out of the few ramen restaurants I have tried in KL, Marutama Ramen is probably my favorite so far. And it is quite frus...

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Dim Sum @ Chuai Heng Restaurant, Jalan Bukit Bintang KL

Given the countless places that serve dim sum in KL, I seldom revisit a particular restaurant within a short period of time as there are always more to discover. But I made an exception for Chuai Heng and had my dim sum brunch there for two consecutive weekends because their dim sum is really good, albeit slightly higher priced than the rest.

Restoran-Chuai-Heng

The restaurant might look normal from the outside but the interior is actually quite grand with a welcoming appeal. Dim sum is ordered using an a la carte paper menu and prepared to order so they always taste warm and fresh.

Siu-Mai

I absolutely love the Siu Mai @ RM7.80. It sounds expensive but the good thing is that each basket contains four pieces instead of the usual three. Each of them are made of some minced meat and least three pieces of sweet and succulent prawns with the desirable crunchy texture.

Steamed-Pork-Ribs-with-Pumpkin

Some pumpkin slices add a different twist to the Steamed Pork Ribs. This is very tasty as well, but alas, we felt it had more bones than meat.

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