Interlude @ TTDI Taman Tun Dr Ismail

October 29, 2013

A fairly nice new tapas bar & restaurant with a well-orchestrated selection of inventive recipes.

Chilled terrine of cucumber jelly with goats cheese & chili coriander oil (RM16++), the ideal introduction to the playfulness of the menu crafted by a Malaysian chef who recently returned to KL after working for more than a decade in Melbourne.

 Laksa bisque (RM17++), a hot, creamy concoction that combines the brininess of shellfish with the mild spiciness of coconut curry to create something special.

Chickpeas braised with spinach & picada nut-&-garlic sauce (RM16++). Prices seem suburb-suitable, but the tapas-sized portions mean a full meal will easily still exceed RM50 per person.

Braised baby leeks with parmesan foam & pork bacon bits (RM17++). Also worth noting: Interlude has a strong service team of people who work enthusiastically to ensure a pleasant evening for customers.

Spiced carrot pappardelle with oregano & mint (RM16++). Is this pasta or vegetable? Turns out to be the latter, pleasurably crunchy, a beautiful counterpoint for the lush, naturally sweet puree.

Crispy school prawns (RM23++), an addictive snack prepared with chili, garlic & spring onions.

Roasted almonds, endowed with the sweet smokiness of paprika.

 Norwegian salmon confit (RM35++), succulent-soft slabs with fennel-apple salad & citrus cream.

Chunky, seventeen-hour slow-cooked pork belly with shallot ginger jam. RM36++.

Being Bubbly: Prosecco, Cava & Sangria. Probably too much for only two of us.

Interlude TTDI
50, Lorong Rahim Kajai 14, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Kuala Lumpur
Open 4pm-1am, except Mondays. Tel: 03-7733-7119

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