Rick's Cafe Casablanca

March 30, 2009

The best deal is town is at Rick's Cafe Casablanca: an a la carte buffet for RM 38++ for lunch and dinner every weekday. You can order as many dishes as many times as you like. Despite the low price, the quality of the food is truly top-notch.

Smoked duck with spinach & garlic confit. Whetted our appetite for the delights to come.

Roast pepper and mascarpone risotto. Easily the equal of any KL Italian outlet's offering.

Halloumi cheese with rocket, orange and mint. A refreshing salad.

Slow-roasted leg of lamb with harrissa. Wonderfully pink in the centre.

Seafood paella. Bursting with the aroma of saffron and packed with seafood.

Tagine of butter fish with black olives & pickled tomatoes. This looked like a sour combo, but it tasted excellent. All the ingredients blended perfectly to create a delectable dish.

Mussels in ceviche dressing. A different, delicious way of preparing mussels.

Seafood couscous with bell peppers. The best couscous I've ever had. Period.

Charmoula marinated chicken skewers. I don't order chicken much because it's usually cooked in relatively boring ways, but this was very good. Succulent and flavourful.

Brandade of butter fish with baguette. Not my favourite dish, but it's more a matter of personal taste; this would appeal to anyone who enjoys salty spreads.

Clockwise from top left: Bacon and black olive ice cream (one of the strangest ice cream flavours I've ever had, but it was tasty!), blue cheese ice cream (tasted exactly like blue cheese) and saffron gelato (this had real saffron in it too, not just some subpar flavouring).

Halle Berry (strawberry, raspberry, blueberry, vodka), Corner Stone Sparkling and Artisan's Bend Shiraz.

Rick's Cafe Casablanca,
One Bangsar.
Tel: 2287-1618.