Thursday, June 14, 2012

Latest Recipe, Le Meridien KL

Latest Recipe is the all-day dining restaurant in Le Meridien Hotel KL serving international cuisine such as Northern Indian, Chinese, Malay, Japanese and Western Cuisine. Although the buffet spread includes over 150 dishes, we wanted a light lunch and ended up ordering from the a la carte menu (we were here for work and dined at Latest Recipe by invitation from the hotel - this visit was sometime ago but definitely still worth blogging about). 

To start, Hubby picked the Gourmet Salad (RM35), a large serving of mesclun, walnut, fresh mushrooms, avocado, shaved parmesan cheese and grilled smoked chicken breast. A tangy roasted tomato-olive oil dressing completes this ensemble. A very nice salad. 

The porcini soup (RM30) that I ordered was smooth, rich and creamy..  an excellent starter in my books. I also like the complimentary warm bread served to us at the start of the meal - soft and fluffy and went well with the soup.

Porcini soup with Mediterranean twist stick

Complimentary bread rolls

For mains, I had the pan fried black cod (RM65) served with eringi mushrooms, brocollini and yuzu dressing. The cod was perfectly cooked, the flesh coming off in flakes. I expected the dressing/sauce to be tangy but it was on the sweet side. Hubby had the Chicken Tikka (RM45) which was probably the most delicious mains out of all that we ordered. The chicken pieces were cooked in a mild tomato sauce with Indian spices, but the flavours were very good. I couldn't help stealing a few bites. Our fellow diner had The Ultimate Nasi Goreng (RM35) which consisted of fried rice with seafood, chicken perchik style, fresh water prawn, asparagus sambal, Asian moulded omelette, young papaya and mango kerabu.

The Ultimate Nasi Goreng

Chicken tikka - uber yum.

Served with steamed rice

Black cod with yuzu dressing

After our lunch, I went around the restaurant to take some photos of the buffet spread on offer.

Raw oysters



Chinese dim sum

Northern Indian cuisine

Cute salad dressings in tubes

Chocolate fountain


Malay kuih

While snapping photos, we saw Executive Chef Antoine Rodriguez at the pasta live cooking station. I observed the diners follow Chef Antoine wherever he goes - if he's cooking, the food will be good! Needless to say, he got quite a few orders from diners for pasta. After he finished at the pasta station, he kindly made us one of the delectable waffles topped with vanilla ice cream.

Everyone wants a piece of Chef Antoine's cooking!

Delectable waffles

Full set of photos available to view here.


Price: RM69++ for buffet breakfast, RM98++ for lunch on weekdays and RM108++ on weekends and RM108++ for dinner on weekdays and RM118++ on weekends.

Location: Latest Recipe, 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



  1. The Sashimi and black cod with yuzu dressing look yummy !!!

    1. Didn't get to try the sashimi since we were having a la carte.. but it does look promising for a buffet :)

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  3. wow a very sumptuous spread ;D Everything looks yummy especially the Black Cod. Thanks for sharing ;D

    1. No worries:) Thanks for commenting.

  4. I've been here once during Raya. Didn't quite like the food here. I still prefer MO or Shang's buffet.

    1. I like Mosaic's buffet... esp the desserts!! And lamb chops :)

  5. Haven't been to this place for quite awhile. The food was pretty alright on my previous visit but price is pretty steep now.

    1. If got Starwood card still OK lor. Thanks for visiting :)

  6. ooo, i'm intrigued about what an ULTIMATE ultimate nasi goreng might contain. the one here sounds decent, but i think that with a little more effort, it could be something really memorable :D

    1. What would you have in your ultimate ultimate nasi goreng? ;)

    2. I'm sure that request could easily be granted.

  7. I've been here once before. hehe

    1. Did you like it? My preferred restaurant in Le Meridien is still Prime... it's da BOMB!

  8. i miss the waffle! omg the waffle!

    1. Haha the waffles that make all the girls (and boys) go ga-ga!

  9. Hmmm...hotel food. Usually good...but not as nice as at the authentic places like if you're looking for Indian food, e.g. I'd love to try the black cod though - that looks so alluring!

  10. oh yummy. i loved it the last visit...can't wait to return to makan....i have all the time to explore my want to eat list in july:D


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