Friday, November 11, 2011

Date Night @ Prime, Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur

The best beef we have sampled in KL is served up at Prime restaurant, therefore we headed off to Le Meridien KL when we collectively felt the urge to satisfy our beef cravings.

Having eaten from the lunch menu previously and on our most recent visit focused purely on the top-end beef, we were more than pleasantly surprised during this visit to discover that the seafood on offer in the dinner menu was outstanding.

Baby Sumo's new found love at Prime 

Fresh in-house breads and butters offer various taste combinations -- it's fun establishing which one suits your individual taste. Baby Sumo commented that the butter trio looks like a pretty make-up palette.

The well-lit open kitchen at Prime, housing the custom-built grill. 

Having agreed that we were going to order an appetiser and main each, I decided to opt for a salad to balance my intake for the evening.  When I saw truffles, green leaves and portebello mushrooms I decided to order this -- the mushrooms were huge and meaty.

Warm Portobello mushrooms, rocket salad, shaved parmesan and fresh truffle (RM45)

Baby Sumo is a lover of scallops and opted for the Seared Sea Scallops, served with parmesan potato, poached egg and fresh herbs dressing (RM55).  The portion was generous much to her delight.  She was very very happy when this dish appeared before us and was equally happy after eventually tasting it. 

One word to describe this - amazing!

Baby Sumo is more than capable of polishing off six perfectly seared, bouncy scallops however in the spirit of "date night" I (hubby) got the chance (and duly accepted the offer) to sample 1 and a half of these beauties

She has vowed to order this again the next time we're back at Prime... very impressive appetizer!

It was a real treat to be offered a glass of red wine by the restaurant manager, a kind gesture, thank you Sir.

Baby Sumo's Charcoal Grilled Wagyu Thick Skirt (RM128 for 220g) did not excite her visually as much as the description on the menu had, due to its rather scruffy appearance served as two pieces each coated in caramelized shallots -- however we were wrong to judge the book by its cover in this instance as the beef had all the chargrilled flavour we were looking for and was satisfyingly juicy and tender.

Full of flavour in every bite

On our previous visit I had been slightly overwhelmed by the wide selection of cuts and cattle breeds on offer and eventually opted for the most expensive offering on the menu (Blackmore Wagyu Cube Roll), thinking I might as well immerse myself in the experience.  On that evening Baby Sumo selected the Master Kobe oyster blade steak (RM130 for 220g) and it was not too far behind mine  in terms of taste so in order to keep the expenditure within reason this evening I opted for the Master Kobe oyster blade steak.

Once again the charcoal cooking method in our opinion definitely adds an essential dimension to the beef eating experience.  Pairing quality beef with the expert knowledge of how to cook meat to the required doneness of the end user will result in satisfied diners.

Add truffle mash (RM15) into the equation and satisfaction is undoubtedly guaranteed.

Verdict: Once again a wonderful meal at Prime. 

Full set of photos available to view here. 

Opening times: Monday to Friday: 12.00pm to 2.30pm (Lunch); Monday to Sunday: 6.30pm to 11.00pm (Dinner)

Location: Prime, 5th Floor, Le Méridien Kuala Lumpur, 2 Jalan Stesen Sentral, 50470 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Directly opposite KL Sentral station and next to KL Hilton)

Tel: 03- 2263 7555

Parking: RM8 for the first 2 hours, RM4 for every subsequent hour.

GPS Coordinates: 3.135685, 101.686524


*This post was written by ChloeandDanielsdaddy.


  1. Heh, at first I thought baby sumo was writing this post, and I felt it was really bizarre that she seemed to keep referring to herself as 'baby sumo' and 'she' instead of 'I' and 'me.' Ok, silly me :D Food looks great! I don't think I've ever had scallops and poached eggs together on the same plate. Wonder whether to eat them separately or mix the scallops with the egg yolk =)

  2. Sean: Hehe sorry for the confusion, I posted the photos so couldn't change the author name after. The scallop dish was really good - would definitely recommend it if u go to Prime. I ate the egg with the Parmesan potato it was sitting on.. really nice!

  3. Michelle: Hehe I love date nights :)

  4. Choi Yen: The scallops here are really good - very very big. Bigger than 50 sen coin (by a lot!).

  5. Whooa welcome to the club Chloeanddanielsdaddy! ;) Doing a really great job! The scallops are amazing! I wish to visit Prime one day too :)


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