Friday, September 28, 2012

My favorite lunch spot @ DISH KL

We have been quite busy, with the kids and also work, so we have not been to DISH for a bit. This week, we finally found some time to visit my favorite lunch spot in KL. 

It's such a nice and peaceful place to spend a quiet lunch with Hubby. Plus they have some new items on their a la carte menu as well as set lunch, which Chef Steve made for us to try.

We started off with the seared and marinated tuna, pickled radish, and crispy quail eggs (RM42), served to us canapé-style. It's nice that we could pop the whole thing in our mouth and let the flavours works its magic. The tuna was fresh and just lightly seared. Along with the tuna, we also tried the cheese and mushroom croquette. Cheesy, gooey goodness! A nice way to start our meal. 



Great combination of flavours!

The pea soup with truffle brioche (RM22) is a new addition to the a la carte menu. It is no secret that I love the brioche at DISH. Topped with lots of black truffle, it was heavenly! The pea soup was simple, light but very delicious.


On my first ever visit here, I tried the ballotine of foie gras with smoked duck and it was my favorite dish then. Chef Steve has took that off the menu and replaced it with the foie gras and duck terrine with baby spinach and spiced jackfruit (RM46), which is just as fantastic! This was again my favorite dish of the day.  The terrine was smooth and rich, I plonked it onto the soft brioche and savoured it slowly. The duck has been cooked two ways, smoked and braised. The spiced jackfruit was a nice touch, using our local fruit - it has a pungent smell just like durian, but I love it. You can expect a little kick from the mix of cili padi and red chillies used.


Spiced jackfruit - sweet, with a nice crunchy texture.


Luscious foie gras and duck terrine



We then tried a starter off the current set lunch menu - the avocado tempura with crab mayonnaise and apple dressing. I've eaten a similar dish during their weekend tapas brunch. The avocado tempura was crispy on the outside (very light batter) and creamy on the inside. Hot tempura and cold crabmeat - it was a nice contrast. Loved it!



Thin slices of apple to complement the dish


Our mains was something Chef Steve put together for us - a combination of grilled rib eye steak plus braised Wagyu beef cheek. Since the last two visits, we have noticed that their steaks are getting better (nice charred exterior) since getting in a new grill. The braised Wagyu cheek was also lovely, very tender. This was served with horseradish mashed potatoes and fricassee of mushrooms. Hubby really loved this and declared it his favorite dish of the day.



Perfectly cooked steak!

Drizzle



For desserts, we tried two new items - the passion fruit creme brulee on hazelnut shortbread, served with a bitter chocolate ice cream off the set lunch menu and the pandan and coconut panna cotta with poached rambutan and lemon confit off their dessert menu. I enjoyed the latter more and Hubby liked the creme brulee more, so it was a win-win situation for us! The panna cotta definitely had the Asian touch, with the use of pandan, coconut and rambutans. It was a light dessert, just perfect after the 4-courses we have just had.


Passion fruit creme brulee on hazelnut shortbread, with a bitter chocolate ice cream


Decadent!


Pandan and coconut panna cotta with poached rambutan and lemon confit 


Petit fours - marshmallows and chocolate truffles


Double espresso


Sunset

*Prices indicated next to the dishes are for full portions.

Verdict: Chef Steve amazes us once again with his revamped menu at DISH, once again cementing its position as our favourite lunch spot in KL!

Full set of photos can be viewed on my Facebook page here.

To read my previous review on DISH, please click here, here, here, here, herehere and here. 

Opening times: Lunch 12.00 - 2.30pm, Dinner 6.00 - 11.00pm. Weekend brunch is from 12-3.00pm (last orders 2.30pm).

Pork-free.

Service: Good.

Parking: RM6 flat rate.

Location: Dish, Dua Residency, Lot 1.1, Ground Floor, Dua Annexe, No. 211 Jalan Tun Razak, 50450 Kuala Lumpur.

Tel: 03-2164 1286

GPS Coordinates: 3.156971, 101.720803

Website: http://dishfinedining.com

*This post was featured on DailyBuzz Luxury Top 9 - Foie Gras on 9 October 2012.

28 comments:

  1. New grill? Better charred steaks? Ooo...must revisit lar! =)

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    1. Hehe definitely lah! Been a while since your last visit!

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  2. That's a lovely steak indeed:D

    Dish is amazing right? Was there for the brunch...foods good but the waiting was a tad upsetting:(

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    1. Haha DISH has always been amazing in my eyes. The food there is top notch, service has always been good when we visit too.

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  3. The food looks great. It must be so good, that you have gone back multiple times.

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    1. I sort of lost count how many times I've been there. Planning to go again with a good friend next week!

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  4. I like the started quail egg..
    nice combination

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    1. Very nice indeed, wouldn't have minded a few more ;)

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  5. jackfruit is usually one of my LEAST favorite fruits (the pungency and the taste overall turn me off), but i definitely trust the amazing chef here to make something amazing with it! :D

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    1. No! It's my favourite ever! And it is always interesting to see chefs managing to use it creatively, as it can just dominate everything. Yen - love how many times you have been there! I have never been...must add it to the never-ending list!

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    2. Sean: Hubby usually doesn't like pungent fruits eg. durians but he enjoyed the jackfruit.

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    3. Sarah, you r the same as Hubby. If I remember correctly, you dislike durians too, right? You must go soon - I love it so much, I would go here everyweek if I could!

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    1. Very nicely charred, cook medium rare just the way we like it. ;)

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  7. I went to Dish last month for dinner and it was a great experience :)

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    1. That's good to hear, can't wait to read abt it on your blog ;)

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  8. New foie gras dish, must try must try! hehehe.

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    1. If you liked the last one (I think you did right?) you will like this one too! Smooth and luscious.

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    1. Always baby! Now when are we going back again?

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  10. wow, looked really good, must visit when I'm in KL next!

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    1. You should... the food here is very delicious!

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  11. Mouthwatering ! I'll wipe my screen first ! lol

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    1. Hehhee Anne, you always say the funniest things!

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  12. Everything is presented so nicely here.

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  13. I like the 2 desserts there very much, ie the creme brulee & the panna cotta! If I were there, I will save my tummy with these 2 desserts. hahaha!

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