EEST @ The Westin
May 6, 2010
Sashimi platter. The selection was run-of-the-mill, but it was reasonably fresh enough to placate our cravings for raw fish.
Vietnamese Crab & Pomelo salad. Cheaply priced at RM20, but contained little crab. Still, a fresh-tasting, flavour-packed salad.
Thai Tom Kha (coconut & galangal soup with quail & oyster mushrooms). A milky, subtly sweet broth that satisfied us, thanks to its succulent slices of quail.
Malay lamb shank curry with pumpkin. Not spicy, but very salty.
A sensational maki, stuffed with seared foie gras, BBQ eel, shiso tempura daikon & avocado. A melt-in-the-mouth combo _ almost the perfect sushi roll.
A less exemplary maki, with snow crab, "Green Goddess" sauce, avocado, tempura bits & Gochujang bean paste. Tasted like a regular roll that could be found anywhere.
Creative cocktails: Empress Dowager (pinot noir, strawberry, brandy, sugar syrup) & Aloe Saketini (aloe blossom tea, sake).