Il Lido KL Malaysia
June 18, 2010
Buffalo mozzarella with vine-ripened tomatoes. Probably KL's best Caprese salad, thanks to tomatoes that were far juicier and sweeter than supermarket varieties.
Spaghetti carbonara with parma ham & parmesan shavings. Less creamy but more satisfyingly flavor-packed than most versions elsewhere. Might be even better if the parma ham could be served as soft, succulent slices, instead of crisp strips.
Basil risotto with pan-roasted scallops. Not as wonderful as the other risotto that we had here previously. The taste of the rice was too subtle to leave a lasting impression.
Ravioli with shellfish stuffing, squid & tarragon emulsion. All the ocean's distinctive flavors, enveloped in pasta's comforting _ but not too heavy _ carbohydrate embrace.
Pan-roasted Atlantic cod on a bed of Savoy cabbage & pumpkin sauce. Always nice to see Savoy cabbage on any menu, since it's kinda uncommon here. Its tame taste and tender texture made it the perfect partner for the firm, fleshy fish.
Ricotta cake with orange & pistachio. The perfect cheese cake? Nearly as light as mousse yet still ravishingly creamy, with a flavor that was both delicate and delicious.
Chocolate & vanilla gelati. A chilly finish to a chilled-out meal.
Orvieto & Sauvignon Blanc.
Vin Santo Serelle & Moscato dessert wines.
Jalan Mayang, Off Jalan Yap Kwan Seng, Kuala Lumpur.