Sunday, July 1, 2012

Weekend Tapas Brunch @ DISH KL

DISH recently started their weekend tapas brunch and we were there this weekend with a BIG APPETITE to try it all. The weekend tapas brunch consists of 35 items, including 5 egg dishes, 3 types of croquettes, 3 types of soups, 5 salads, 3 pasta/risotto, 4 meat dishes, 3 fish dishes, 2 vegetarian, 3 shellfish dishes and 4 desserts. We tried them all except for the croquettes, vegetarian and also missed out on one of the egg dishes. Click here to see the full menu (page 1 and page 2).

The price? RM99++ per adult, including juices, coffee and tea or the alcoholic brunch for RM179++ which includes free flow Tiger beer, red, white, sparkling wine and juices. Children between the ages of 6-12 years old pay RM49++.

What I love most about the weekend brunch is the VARIETY. You can practically sample most of Chef Steve Allen's best creations - some which I have previously tried and loved from his a la carte menu as well as set lunch menu. They are all served in small tasting portions, hence you are able to try quite a few from the list. The ordering is simple - each person is allowed 5 items per order (to avoid wastage and over-ordering) and it worked out nicely for us.

This will be a photo-heavy post since I am posting photos of the 29 dishes that I managed to try, hope you will enjoy browsing through them :) Steve has mentioned that some of the items will be changed weekly for even more variety for customers.

"Fantastic, says Baby C..."

Let's start with the egg dishes. Organic eggs are used in these dishes. The poached eggs in both the eggs benedict and poached egg with tomato are beautifully cooked - pierce it and you will be rewarded with runny yolks. Baby C ate almost a whole eggs benedict dish... exclaiming that "it's very good". And then the unassuming boiled egg with foccacia soldiers arrived - she kept it all to herself, finished it all, licking it clean and said to us (and also to Chef Steve Allen), "This is fantastic". I don't think I've ever heard her use that word to describe something she's eaten before. It's great that something so simple (and well-prepared) can be so satisfying, even to a young child.

Eggs benedict

Poached egg with tomato on wholegrain bread

Smoked salmon and scrambled egg

Boiled egg, focaccia soldiers

I've tried the pumpkin soup before during my last visit, and told my mum that she will love it. And she did! It was rich and creamy, with the lovely scent of truffle oil. The tomato and lemongrass consomme is served cold, and tastes quite appetizing due to the tangy tomato. I did not like the French onion soup, as I found it too salty for my liking.

Pumpkin soup with truffle, wild mushrooms and Parmesan

French onion with gruyere

Tomato and lemongrass consomme

Out of the five salads, my favorites are the avocado and crab salad and the citrus cured salmon, pickled beetroot and horseradish ice cream (previous visit here). Both my parents enjoyed the latter very much. Surprisingly, the French bean, snow peas and sambal salad was also a huge hit - my parents wiped the bowl clean, as the sambal was nicely executed, slightly sweet-spicy.

Dish Caesar, crispy chicken, tiger prawn, poached quail egg and anchovies 

Avocado and crab salad

Had to order seconds.. :P (the creamy avocado with a tinge of salt went well with the crab - see how generous they are with the crab meat)

Tomato and mozzarella salad

Citrus cured salmon, pickled beetroot and horseradish ice cream

French bean, snow peas and sambal salad

Usually I won't order rice or pasta but for the sake of trying all the items off the brunch menu, I did. The carbonara with beef bacon was nice but definitely very filling. The portions for the pasta/risotto are quite big compared to other dishes. I've eaten the tomato risotto before and it's still good.. I ate 1 plate and my mum finished 1 plate. Since dad prefers something less rich, I ordered the coriander linguine for him ... mum also sampled some and liked it, the lime definitely gave this dish a nice zing.

 Carbonara with beef bacon

Crab and coriander linguine with chilli padi and lime

Tomato risotto with black olive tapenade

The happy burger...

We were happy with all the mains from the brunch. For the mini steak, you can choose between striploin and ribeye served with a choron sauce. We loved the lamb wellington with pepper sauce. The dark horse was definitely the paprika chicken, which initially we weren't too keen to order. But I was glad I did, since the chicken was really moist (and looked really glossy when it arrived at our table) and the accompanying sweetcorn and mushroom sauce was very flavourful. The mini burger was absolutely adorable, and the kids were totally in love with it. At first, we also didn't want to order this since we thought it may be big, but we got a sneak peek when the mini burger arrived at our neighbour's table and Baby C said she wanted one of those too!  It was mighty tasty too.

Striploin or rib eye with sauce choron

Lamb wellington, pepper sauce

Paprika chicken with sweetcorn and mushrooms

Hooray.. the mini burger has arrived!

Black Angus beef burger, mustard mayonnaise and tomato

Happy to see you, too. 

This mini burger puts a smile on everyone's face :)

Can't wait to get his hands on the burger

The three fish dishes on the brunch menu is very good too. I usually dislike eating "cooked salmon", and only like raw or smoked salmon. But the pan fried salmon here was very good, as it was not cooked through, hence the flesh in the centre was still slightly raw and melt-in-the-mouth. We had to order another portion of this. The salt baked cod which I had during my first ever visit to DISH was as good as I remembered it, for this we had 4 portions LOL.

Roasted red snapper, lemongrass sauce

Pan fried fillet of salmon

Salt baked cod, red pepper sauce

Under the shellfish section, my dad enjoyed the grilled tiger prawn as the prawns were quite big and juicy. We had several helpings of this as well as the mussels with apple and cider sauce.

Grilled tiger prawn with a herb and chilli salsa 

Thai calamari

Mussels with apple and cider sauce

Desserts were the highlight of both the kids and adults. The kids were served a scoop of complimentary raspberry ice cream each. I told my parents that they have to try the caramel chocolate delice as that is our all time favourite dessert here. We ended up having four portions of that. ;) The strawberry mousse with granite and jelly was served separately this time - Baby C got hold off the jelly while Baby D took the mousse.. not sure where (or rather who's mouth) the granite disappeared to. LOL. We also love the green guava crumble and almond panna cotta.

Baby D enjoying his complimentary ice cream

Caramel chocolate delice, lime ice cream

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Strawberry mousse, granite and jelly

Green guava crumble, caramel ice cream

Almond panna cotta, poached rambutans

Photo with Chef Steve Allen... Baby C insisted ;)

Guess who we met at DISH? Baby C also insisted that we took a photo together ;)

Verdict: We enjoyed the weekend tapas brunch immensely. The only problem is I think I've put on at least 2 kg after walking out of DISH that afternoon. LOL. 

Full set of photos can be viewed on my Facebook page here. To read my previous review on DISH, please click 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).


Service: Good.

Parking: RM5 flat rate.

Price: RM99++ for non-alcoholic option, RM179++ for alcoholic option.

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



  1. Hmmmm...let's c...I want them ALL! =)

    1. But must prioritise first mah....let's c...eggs ben, boiled egg, pumpkin soup, avocado n crab, steak, lamb wellington, mini burger, salmon, salt-baked cod, mussels, the delice and the crumble...

      Phew...anything good tat I missed? =)

    2. You should also try the pumpkin soup, citrus cured salmon and paprika chicken. I'm sure you can manage :)

    3. Naah...I pass on d chicken...plan to have more servings of the lamb wellington...hehe =)

  2. definitely high on my list of things I want to try back in Malaysia. Nice pics and descriptions! :)

    1. Hahaha I wouldn't hesitate volunteering to bring you here!

  3. RM99 and can try all these items, I want to go!
    Hmmm I saw Mr. holy rabbit! LOL

    1. Not bad hor... have a long leisurely lunch on a weekend with lots of good food :)

  4. Tapas look delightful... Oooo...I want that lamb wellington! Slurpssss!!!!

    Btw, your kids are so endearingly pretty/handsome. ...And who was that?

    1. Hehe thanks for the kind compliment.

      The gentleman in the photo is MR EDKL, Sean.:)

  5. haha! NICEE ! MY GAWD. IS THAT YOUR baby boy and baby girl? My gawd. Damn adorable. Damn cute. Damn hensem and beutiful....<3 and that Sean?lol
    Hahah! What a lovely weekend you've spent with family..

  6. I like that photo where Baby D was smiling at the mini burger. He looks happy seeing that burger!

    1. Yeah my kids were completely smitted by the cute burger. Both also wanna take photo with it.

  7. Your kids are just sooo adorable! They should dine there for free =)

    1. Thanks Smitten (oops I just realise I don't know your name!). Oh yea, my kids did dine for free, kids under 6 dont have to pay :)

  8. So much good food! It's nice to know that they maintain the same quality during all-you-can-eat sessions with the ala carte standards. Many restaurants just don't have nice food for all-you-can-eat! And the look on your kids' faces made it so worthwhile!! :)

    1. Yea, the quality of the food was good. It didn't come out all in one go, so the chefs prepare it one at a time when ppl order it. I would recommend it to anyone who want to try DISH.

  9. cute little kids + cute little burger = irresistibly cute photos! :D
    i like the group photo too, with baby D reaching out to the table to grab something? a very spontaneous moment captured on camera (but i guess you're used to that)! =)
    oh, and it's also nice to see three generations in a family enjoying a delicious, leisurely meal in each other's company :D

    1. It was nice bumping into you Sean, and thanks for taking the photo with us. Baby C was very excited - she kept telling me that she wanted a photo with Sean "kor kor" LOL.

  10. Mmmmmmm I wish I could taste even one of that ! lol Your kiddos will surely grow up to be a foodie as well !

    1. Hhehehe I think so too, they love food just like their mummy!

  11. Your babies are SO adorable! What a great post-lovely soups and adorable babies!! :D

    1. Thank you! Their faces always light up when they see their favorite foods! ;)

  12. Oh my goodness you guys had a feast! I bet you were totally stuffed! All these dishes look fantastic! Espcially the lamb wellington and actually, the paprika chicken.

    BTW I've awarded you the much deserved Lovely Blog Award
    Check it out here:

    Have a great week!

    1. Yeah I was totally stuffed. Didn't have to eat dinner. ;P

      Thanks very much for the award. Much appreciated!

  13. Yen,how did you manage to eat all these courses?A place that I will try if I'm there,haha!Your pair of children are very cute!

    1. Jessie, they come in small tasting portions so we can try more stuff! It's a great concept for a lazy Sunday brunch.

  14. Wow, what a great range! The kind of place you could stay for hours and hours, grazing at everything. Good recommendation!

  15. Both of them definitely will follow mommy foot trail as a great foodie!

    1. For now, both of them suka makan just like mummy :D


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