December 20, 2010
Telawi's streets are teeming with watering holes, but there's only a smattering of outlets for satisfying food. Thankfully, we can now add G3 Kitchen & Bar to that short list.
Potato risotto with field mushrooms & lamb sausages. This mix of creamy diced potatoes with firm, sticky rice offered a terrific textural change from traditional risotto. A smash hit in terms of taste too, thanks to the meaty, mildly spicy sausages.
Roasted pumpkin salad with almond flakes & feta cheese. A whopping chunk of warm, velvety pumpkin, perhaps sufficient for a week's requirement of beta-carotene.
Salted beef sandwich with mustard & gherkins. Scarcely medium-rare, the meat mustered a melt-in-the-mouth moistness and spectacular savoriness that worked wonders with the ultra-fresh, pillow-soft bread.
Duck confit, slow-cooked for six hours and served with beetroot relish. Flavorsome, but not quite the duck confit of our dreams. Frangipani's succulent version remains our favorite in the city, though some might consider it excessively sodium-laden.
Braised grain-fed Angus beef ribs with onion mash & gremolata. Exceptional; the portion was supremely generous (for only about RM30), comprising fork-tender slabs of meat packed with a rich, beefy taste. A knockout in our book.
Rhubarb tart. Not bad, but tasted more like a raspberry jam tart. Nevertheless, G3's pastries boast a fabulous freshness, making it clear that desserts aren't a mere afterthought here.