Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Press Room Bistro

Since we were at the Pavilion mall to enjoy their CNY decorations, we had lunch there too. We wanted to eat braised beef cheek but a short while after placing our order for it at 12 noon which is the time the lunch menu takes effect, we were told that they do not have beef cheek for that day so we ordered tenderloin steak.

Tenderloin steak 200g at MYR90+ (10% service charge) making it MYR99 nett. I chose spinach and pine nuts as the side dish but did not like it because the spinach was stir fried with lots of "wok hei". For the gravy, I chose pine nut gravy but it tasted quite similar to brown sauce except that it has pine nuts in the sauce. The steak was very tasty so we did not need the gravy at all.

Medium rare so it was very tender and juicy with a red juice oozing out when the steak is cut. I read online that the red juice is a mixture of water and a protein called myoglobin.

Lamb shank - MYR48+ (MYR52.80 nett). I like this dish better than the tenderloin because the meat is very fall-off-the-bone tender and the meat has this delicious lamb taste which we like.

Coq Au Vin is a french dish of chicken braised with wine and mushrom - MYR40+ (MYR44 nett). It is served with a slice of sourdough toast. We like this dish the least because it seems a bit oily to us.

A cup of cappuccino - MYR14+ (MYR15.40 nett) - very rich taste. A cup of macchiato which is an espresso with a little bit of milk - MYR12+ (MYR13.20 nett) - like an espresso it is concentrated so it is bitter. Warm plain drinking water is available foc.

Total bill is MYR224.40 nett for 4 pax. We enjoyed the lamb shank and tenderloin so we will be back to try the braised beef cheeks.

32 comments:

  1. The next time you are at Pavilion, you may want to try the food at D'Empire. Quite reasonably priced. I've dined there several times after getting my hair done at Starhill Gallery.

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    1. i have read your post about d empire. next time when my makan group feels like eating steak we will go there and try. thanks for the recommendation.

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  2. I take pork, lamb, fish and chicken, only meat I don't eat is beef, I like pork the most, second is chicken, then lamb and last is fish

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  3. love meat braised with wine, whiskey or beer. Cant really get them over here.

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    1. i read you ate some pretty good meat over there too.

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  4. I'd go for the lamb shank, I always enjoy that!

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  5. It's been a while since I had 'fine dining'... portions look a wee bit small. The coffees look good!

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    1. this is a bistro not fine dining leh. i have never been to fine dining in my whole life.

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    2. Hehe anything with small portion arranged nicely on a plate looks like fine dining.

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    3. hehe ok so that's your definition of fine dining! :)

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  6. I am kind of missing fine dining. Love the steak but I would opt for lamb shank. My favourite meat.

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    1. this is not fine dining. there are many fine dining places in kl that you can try the next time you are here. i have never been to any.

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  7. I like that tenderloin steak! It looks juicy and tasty.

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    1. you prefer the steak to the lamb shank?

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  8. Normally I prefer to eat my meat without sauces cos it will take away the original taste... but will try the sauce separately... the steak must be very tender and nice here, it looks so juicy for sure.....

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    1. that is why they serve the sauce separately! :)

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  9. No red juices on steak for me. I love the lamb shank and the coffee.

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    1. i am also scared of those red juices myself.

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  10. I prefer lamb to beef and the lamb shank looks good. Wonder if you have tried the lamb shank at Herbs And Spices in Sri Petaling? I like that one ...less expensive too.

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    1. yes i have tried that for that price is not bad but it is not as tender as this one.

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  11. pretty pricey..but the quality of the food that's count.

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    1. in this type of settings this price is considered a good price.

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  12. I like my meat tender & juicy even at medium-well. Nice picks, babe! Have a great week! xoxo

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    1. oh so you prefer medium well to medium rare. next time i will order medium well to have less red juice.

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  13. After I write about beef, come here to read about beef. Today is very beefy for me after an entire blog free week for me...

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