Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Seafood Rules @ Gastro Sentral, Le Meridien KL

What makes a seafood meal GREAT? When eating seafood, the most important thing is that the seafood must be fresh. Last week, we were at Gastro Sentral yet again to sample their Seafood Rules platter.. and man, was it delicious! Look at the variety of seafood we had, is your mouth watering yet?

Seafood Rules, Platter for 2

I think it's really nice here during the day when there's lots of natural lighting


The Seafood Rules promotion is available every Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 5pm. The platter for two (RM220 nett) comes with 6 live oysters, 6 boiled tiger prawns, 2 halved boiled Sabah spiny lobster,  4 pacific jumbo clams and 2 whole flower crabs as well as a bowl of mussels in lemongrass and Thai basil broth and Italian fristo misto di mare. And not forgetting, a jug of Carlsberg draught and free flow shoestring fries. What a feast we had!

Warm rosemary bread.. really good!

 An impressive platter... brimming with fresh seafood



The seafood (except the oysters) have either been simply poached or boiled, to retain its natural sweetness and freshness. The live oysters comes from Sabah tasted of the sea. My favorite from the platter has to be the Sabah spiny lobster, especially the HUGE lobster claw. Oh yes, they remove everything from the shell so it makes eating easy for you. That's what I call first class service. No struggling with a hammer to get the crab  meat out of the legs.

Four dips are provided with the platter, pimiento aioli, salsa verde, shallot vinaigrette and sweet Thai coriander chilli. Personally, I like the shallot vinaigrette best, it goes well with the flower crab. The pimiento aioli is good with the tiger prawns and the sweet Thai coriander chilli goes best with the shoestring fries. The fries were good, crisp but do eat them before they get cold and soft. And there are two shots of spicy Bloody Mary too.



Oysters, crabs, clams and prawns

 The presentation is really nice, don't you think?




Dressings


We enjoyed the mussels in lemongrass and Thai basil broth... the broth had a nice spicy kick to it.


Italian fristo misto di mare - deep fried battered squid rings and prawns


Lobster tail... so fresh, good on its own!


Thick chunky lobster claw


Hello, nice to meet you. Where are you from, Mr Lobster?



Chill, it's Sunday! ;)

Flower crab, pretty meaty


And if all that is not enough, you can add on more spiny lobsters (RM120 for 500g), live oyster (RM6 each), sea scallop thermidor (RM12) and many more. Or you could also order from the tapas menu.

The homemade nachos with classic tzatziki dip (RM12) was surprisingly very good. The nachos are made in-house, very crisp and goes superbly with the dip. I love the cute paper bag that it is served in too.


Crispy Fried Szechuan Salt & Pepper Squid (RM12)


Asian Spiced Lamb Meatballs (RM15) - juicy and flavorful

To end our meal on a sweet note, we tried the Sticky Toffee Pudding (RM22) which Hubby wanted to try during our last visit. It was served with butterscotch sauce, a berry coulis and a chocolate mousse. The chocolate mousse was really good.. so smooth that it outshone the pudding.



The Seafood Rules promotion is available every Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 5pm. Platter for two (RM220 nett), platter for 4 (RM440nett) and platter for 6 (RM660 nett).


Read about our previous visit to Gastro Sentral here.



Opening times: Sun to Thur: 11am to 12am. Fri + Sat: 11am to 1am.

Service: Good.

Price: RM220 nett for platter for two.

Location: Gastro Sentral, Lobby Level, Le Méridien Kuala Lumpur, 2 Jalan Stesen Sentral, 50470 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Tel: 03- 2263 7555

Parking: RM8 for the first 2 hours, RM5 for every subsequent hour.

GPS Coordinates: 3.135685, 101.686524

48 comments:

  1. Wow wow wow! That's a lot of seafood, look fresh and yummy!

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    1. Yeah, we were very impressed. The seafood was very fresh :)

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  2. hihi, baby sumo
    rm 220 Seafood Rules platter including
    -seafood platter
    -mussels in lemongrass and Thai basil broth
    -Italian fristo misto di mare
    -dressing

    is all in the 1 package, isit??

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    1. Yes correct. And also the beer and free flow fries.

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  3. yes, certainly very nice presentation and i would love having that seafood platter too!aiyo, you want to make the lobster drunk , is it?

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    1. Haha :P My friends told me dont play with my food.. but I just cant help it.

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  4. Seafood Galore! Ur cholesterol level must have shot up sky-high tat day...hehe :P

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  5. Wow Yen! I personally think that that's a very good deal! Is the promotion evergreen?

    So much seafood... You and hubby must have a "happy ending" that day... LOL!!!

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    1. We definitely left happy! The promotion will probably run for a few months.

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  6. Sounds irresistable! I would think that platter for two sounds a lot of food for just two, would they accept it if we hve four adults and order the platter for two and supplement with additional tapas items? I"m already thinking of a double date with another friend and her hubby :)

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    1. Hi Esther, I think it would be ok since what u get with the platter is a set amount (except for the fries which maybe they might limit since there is 4 of u), but just give them a call to check.

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  7. Ah, one more thing, do you suppose we get any discount using our starwood card?

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    1. The prices here are nett, but you will not be able to use the Starwood card for further discounts.

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  8. Hey, Yen, those dressings mustn't be enough to cover this seafood platter, I want to eat, hahaha!

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  9. Oh...what a feast! I'm drooling all over that seafood platter. How gorgeous! I'm glad you're sharing your beer with Mr. Lobster so he can chill a little! LOL...I wish I'm in KL now so I can visit this place! :P

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    1. Haha maybe I was just trying to get him drunk? ;)

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  10. Such a gorgeous platter! The lobster looks so fresh and succulent!!

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    1. Yeah it was great.. both presentation and taste also good!

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  11. Wonderful presentation - simple, but effective with the black tray base.

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    1. They really gave a lot of thought into the presentation, I like that they serve the lobster head and the tiny pebbles they used.

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  12. the claw is really really hugee.. and I think RM220 for 2 you get so much seafood is totally worth the price!! Love the natural lighting as well ^^ (y)

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    1. Yeah, considering the quality and amount of seafood plus beer... I think its pretty good value for money.

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  13. By looking at the pictures makes me drooling...

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    1. Haha thanks! Can try when u come to KL next time.

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  14. Hi Yen,
    Such awesome seafood platter.
    The lobster claw is huge, bet the flesh is sweet and yummy.
    mui

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    1. Yeah the lobster claw was my favorite... so meaty!

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  15. Oooo...everything looks so yummylicious!!!!

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  16. That seafood platter look so attractive and fresh! You made me feel like trying it too...(let me suggest to HB :-p)
    Tofu pudding with butterscotch sauce? Me likey butterscotch! ;-)

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    1. Hehe drop him some hints, maybe he will bring u there ;)

      It's sticky toffee pudding... the one here taste a bit like moist banana and nut cake.

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    1. Totally impressed when it arrived at our table.

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  18. Wow what a great price for all that seafood and beer! Although I would be torn between that and the tapas...I can never resist tzatsiki, and served with homemade nachos? Sounds brill.

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    1. It's good value, right? Have both the tapas and seafood platter like we did! Haha.

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  19. I am not supposed to take so much seafood but I think this is so darn good...that I will forget whatever doctor's orders and just eat!

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    1. Why cannot have so much seafood? Indulge once in a while is okay. :)

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  20. That is one of the most impressive seafood plates I've seen! It looks luscious and fresh! And the rest also looks good too (in case you're bringing non seafood eaters :)).

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    1. I really like how it's presented, it certainly had the wow factor and impressed from the moment it arrived at our table.

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  21. sounds like a real steal! so much protein.. i like! haha

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  22. such a pretty platter, loved everything on it.

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    1. Both pretty and delicious.. irresistible.

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  23. When the atmosphere and food presentation are good, all I want to know next is so how is the food! Really impressed to hear the food was excellent! We want this kind of restaurant here. :)

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    1. Yeah, they have the full package here. A very nice place indeed.

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  24. Is this seafood platter still available in Gastro Sentral?

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  25. Wow, what a luscious delicious and generous portion of seafood platter.....
    Lucky you enjoying that festive seafoood platter with a reasonable price, especially the boston loster which is preety pricey here in Indonesia,
    a single portion of live lobster sashimi cost me about 65 USD here!

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