Shook! @ Starhill Feast Gallery, Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur
September 20, 2009
Still the most bustling spot at Starhill, even on a weekday night after 11 pm.
The menu is so extensive, we'd have to eat here everyday for a month to try everything. On our most recent visit, we ordered at least one item from all four of the Japanese, Italian, Chinese and grilled food sections.
Gnocchi verdi with pecorino cheese and sauteed spinach. Very mild-tasting, but we liked the fluffy texture of the gnocchi. The spinach added an unusual touch to one of the healthiest gnocchi dishes we've ever had.
Truffle-scented risotto with forest mushrooms. Am not a big fan of mushrooms, but this was worthwhile. The scent of truffles permeated every grain.
Goose noodles in superior broth. We enjoyed this more than we thought we would, thanks to the tender, flavourful goose meat. Fortunately, the soup didn't make the meat soggy.
Grilled black Canadian cod with sweet soy-seasoned teriyaki sauce. Can't go wrong with cod, though it can be a bit boring. Chalk it up to a jaded palate.
Classic American-style Wagyu beef burger with melted cheddar cheese, fries and Caesar salad. A staggering portion that nearly killed off the two of us.
Shook Pizza, with roasted bell peppers, salami, anchovies, onions and smoked salmon. Failed to impress. Nothing wrong with it, but you'll find more satisfying pizzas elsewhere.
Angove's Shiraz Cabernet 2007. Went well with nearly everything.