Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Dish by Delicious @ Dua Annexe, Kuala Lumpur

Blogging somehow comes hand in hand with being at work.

With the last day of work becoming like a blur in my head, blogging suddenly seems so foreign yet intriguing once again.

In any case, work starts tomorrow for most and i thought what better way than to write a nice juicy review for you all.


Now every now and then, a high profile restaurant mushrooms within the city of KL catches the eye or in this case the mouth of a blogger. With a snap of the fingers, the fine details from what soap they use in the toilets, service, food and decor will be diligently recorded and shared.

The less curious people like me, will ponder and succumb.

Dish it was.

Now i wouldn't call it fine dining, but it is proper dining, well at least the prices are.

With almost a third of their menu concentrating on the various cuts of the cow you can eat, you know you are in for some serious moo moo.
Carb lovers will be glad to know that they serve whole-grain and white bread with butter. Olive oil and vinegar are also provided if you decide against the smooth silky output from the cows.

The Lobster Omelette with the Bisque (sauce) was almost perfect with the accompanying bread. While the egg was cooked to perfection, the bisque was rather too salty when slurped on its own.
At RM 48 or was it RM58, you get a few pieces of lobster meat too and I would order it again (minus the overwhelming saltiness)

Another starter that looked stunning, a simple duck (looks like it was smoked) wild rocket salad. A rather breathtaking price of RM48 i remembered.

For expensive starters, Dish compensates with affordable wines. Usually at "fine dining" places, house wines would breach the RM100 mark. Here, you have a generous selection of wines that are under RM100. A NZ Pinot Noir for RM120 that turned out rather spicy but went well with the heavy red meat we ordered.

Some of the mains ordered around the table:

Lamb Shank Pasta

Lamb Rack

Duck with Foie Gras. The piece of liver got me salivating that i went to Zipangu the next day to get a piece of my own (only for RM15++ with the membership card expiring at the end of the month).

The Signature of the restaurant lies in their ridiculous large pieces of chargrilled steaks. Striploin, grain fed, 150 days sells for RM20++ per 100gm and this beauty up there was a whopping 600grams. If you think it was hard to finish between two persons, the quality of the juicy tender meat definitely made it very easy for us to polish it up. Take note that for a rather expensive piece of meat, they got their medium done rather "medium rare". A mistake that i didn't mind but the girlfriend never did like steaks red all through.

The truffle butter was torched and to be honest i didnt really taste any hint of truffles. Instead, i found myself scooping leftover butter meant for bread and spreading it over the steak. Decadent is all i can murmur. If your wallet allows, more expensive options include the rib in bone (approx 1.3 kgs at RM20 per 100gm to wagyu grade 5 or 9 at RM48 per 100gm)

Complimentary desserts was a piece of chocolate truffle and a passionfruit marshmallow. Apparently this varies and in the same night, another couple were served macaroons. Well if its free, i ain't complaining because these were quality.

Desserts were also ordered.

A rich chocolate cake with ice-cream.

A green tea souffle.

A rather average cream brulee.

I didn't hear any orgasms or saw anyone faint from desserts, so i am assuming there weren't mind blowing.

Address and contact details:

Dua Annexe
Jalan Tun Razak
Kuala Lumpur

Verdict: 4 stars out of 5 stars. A dining place that can be coined as informal yet served with the price and class as fine dining which really focuses on quality steaks. An alternative to the more casual and informal Delicious upstairs. Reservations are recommended with the lack of dining space.

Googling 'Dish' reveals that there are plans for another outlet which to me is, one too many because the small cosy exclusive concept is exactly what alot of people would like to dine at, instead of a franchised-like expensive idea.


Life for Beginners said...

Ooh, another addition to Delicious? I love hitting the Dua Annexe cos it's so near my home + office.

A lot of moo moo and truffles indeed. *yums*

Tarts and Pies said...

I can't wait to try their green tea souffle...

Sean said...

hey, i don't remember being served any complimentary desserts! grrrr.
we didn't try any of the desserts that you ordered, but we had the pavlova and we thought it was amazing. completely different from delicious' version.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

sean: apparently the chocs are given to guests after the bill has been settled and alot just zoom off. i think they are starting to dish it out when the bill is called for now.

tarts and pies: well let me know how it taste!

kenny: a haven away from traffic..good idea!

New Kid on the Blog said...

is this expensive? i plan for a trip to KL coming October... any good place for b'fast around KLCC area??

550ml jar of faith @minchow said...

Gahhh! The lobster bisque returns to haunt me again and again! I did way too much damage over the hols though... it'll be a while before I can splurge again! :-(

CUMI & CIKI said...

so high ar your rating? very so-so only la:P (i ordered difft dishes fm u)

ai wei said...

Duck with Foie Gras!!!
after the senjyu's foie gras sushi, i start loving foie gras! Yummm

Lingzie said...

ooo that steak is calling my name!! too bad about the mediocre desserts though cos they do look good. i have no idea where this Dua Annexe place is...time to go find out! :P

Nic (KHKL) said...

at first glance, i thought the lobster omelette was some Japanese curry rice. And i'm sure it'll work well as that too. just give me some rice with the egg+bisque and i'm good to go!

jessie chen. said...

nic: yeah..maybe i shud ask for some rice..

lingzie: its walking distance from klcc basically one of the condos.

ai wei: trust me, no one dislikes foie gras..

c&c: like that i m not going to stray around the menu lor..

minchow: get ppl to splurge on u ;)

new kid: well changkat bukit bintag on a wkend brekkie/brunch is brilliant. if not its ard the klcc area, u got some dim sum choices and places like delicious, i suppose

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

jessie chen my sister..i think google mixing both of us up..hehe

iriene said...

Great photos of each dish...
btw, how much in total does it cost and how many of you? So that I can budget for it, I believe they accept credit card, right?

iriene said...

Great photos of each dish...
btw, how much in total does it cost and how many of you? So that I can budget for it, I believe they accept credit card, right?

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

iriene: i believe some of the prices have been mentioned where i can remember..all in all 800pls for 7 pax (1 on a liquid diet bcos of a wisdom tooth removal)

thule a.k.a leo said...

A few days didn't read blogspot and so many interesting posts :)
how was ur Raya?

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

leo: raya was ok..damn quick haha

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