Mandarin Grill @ Kuala Lumpur Mandarin Oriental

March 10, 2010

Click here & here for earlier entries on Mandarin Grill (Feb. 11 & Feb. 22).
Here's how two diners can enjoy a round-the-world trip in a single meal.

Boston slow-cooked lobster with sesame potato, dill mayo & balsamic. A light, wholesome starter with clean flavours, ideal for whetting the appetite.

Scottish salmon fillet. Too ordinary to justify its RM100 price tag; tasted like any other salmon that you'd find at a decent Western restaurant.

Alaskan crab leg & arugula risotto, with assorted seafood. Pretty much perfect; everything was fresh and flawlessly prepared.

New Zealand lamb duo, with roast artichoke, Yukon gold potato & lavender jus. Two separate lamb parts, though we're not sure which ones. The loin-like portion on the far right was our favourite, offering a fatty, fork-tender succulence.

Dutch veal loin with asparagus, porcini mushrooms & truffle mayonnaise. Meaty and flavourful; worth ordering for meat lovers who prefer not to gorge on an entire steak.

Australian grain-fed Wagyu beef, Grade 9, aged 360 days. 140 grams of bovine bliss; every blood-soaked bite provided pure pleasure.

Macarons. A sweet end, but we'll be back here for sure.

Rosa Di Ninfa, Ruffino, Tuscany.

Mandarin Grill,
Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur.