Frangipani @ Changkat Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur

May 4, 2010

Click here for previous review of Frangipani (Aug. 17, 2009).

Frangi is the first name that springs to mind whenever someone asks me what my favorite restaurant is. Every meal here is a pleasure, though prices can be prohibitive.

Skinless grilled duck slices with haricot bean mousse, maple cider honey & crisp grain cones in garlic emulsion. A protein-packed recipe; probably the outlet's healthiest offering, considering it doesn't serve any substantial salads.

Wagyu beef cheeks with braised red cabbage, mole sauce & pumpkin dauphines. Sumptuously succulent, reminding us how sublime beef can be in the right hands.

French toast with rum raisin sauce & baked apples. Unforgettable decadence; the toast is dense yet astonishingly soft, drenched in the sweetest of nectars.

Dark Valrhona chocolate ganache with creme chantilly, candied hazelnuts, toasted almonds & French meringue. Their signature dessert; tastes as delightful as it looks.

Iced green apple souffle with cinnamon crumbs & tarte tatin. Refreshingly chilly.

Pistachio & white chocolate cheesecake with Irish tea sauce, toasted pine nuts pistachio cream-filled Russian cigarette. Not an average dried-out cheesecake. Moist and milky enough to make each bite a melt-in-the-mouth treat.

Changkat Bukit Bintang.