Neo @ Jalan Sultan Ismail
September 20, 2007
Click here for previous review of Neo (July 27).
Returned to this soulful yet sleek place for the second time in less than a week to try some of the items that we had missed the previous round.
It still has a half-finished look, but there's nothing half-baked about the food. Be warned though that Neo only opens for dinner, Monday through Saturday.
Tuna with veal glaze and balsamic reduction over daikon cilantro mash. Succulent stuff, lacking the fishy flavour that sometimes makes tuna a turn-off.
Wasabi prawns with lavender risotto and balsamic reduction. The risotto was perfectly al dente, but the overall combo had a subtle taste that didn't leave a lasting impression.
Duck confit with kumquat risotto and beet passion fruit jus. Absolutely loved this; the duck was tender and aromatic, paired beautifully with the sourish risotto. If you like duck a l'orange, then you'll probably relish this.
Cilantro white cod with black ink spaghetti and salmon roe. A filling portion of pasta, but this paled in comparison to the other platters. Tasted very ordinary.
Terrazas Estate 2005 Mendoza Chardonnay & Malbec (Argentina).
Neo Global Tapas & Luxe Lounge,
Jalan Sultan Ismail.