Eating in Kuala Lumpur - Lunch at Prime Steakhouse

If you want the best steak in Kuala Lumpur, chances are most KL foodies will point you to Prime which is located at Le Meridien Hotel. This is a premium steakhouse with a large selection of prime beef from all over the world. For wine lovers, they also have a largish wine collection.

The design of the restaurant is a mix of modern and old world opulence. It is quite warm and cosy, with a predominance of warm wood tones on the floor and ceiling. A good piece of steak could could easily set you back RM 200.00 here. I decided to go for the more affordable Prime Weekly Set Lunch - which is RM 85.00++ for 3 courses.

2 types of bread served before the main meal - with 3 types of butter. Nice.

The Appetizer was a "Rendang Style" slow braised Wagyu Beef Cheek with Potato Galette and Young Mango Slaw. Needless to say, the meat was extremely flavourful and tender after the "Rendang" treatment. The Young Mango Slaw gave the dish some added tanginess to cut through the richness and spice.

The main course was a Charcoal Grilled NZ Grass Fed Beef Medallion with Pearl Semolina and Beef Bacon Risotto Style, Wilted Greens and Porcini Sauce. The meat was sublimely tender - and had a gaminess which is quite different from grain fed beef, a bit unexpected but delicious just the same. The Pearl Semolina was also surprisingly tasty even tough it had beef bacon instead of real bacon.

For dessert I chose the Lemon Meringue Pie which was served with a Mango Yoghurt Ice Cream and Wild Berries Coulis. The meringue was more like a foam which had been slightly scorched. I would have preferred a more traditional meringue texture. The lemon tart was good though.

Coffee and cookies after dessert.


Prime has been included in Time Out KL's 2009 Best Fine Dining Restaurants List. The quality of the food speaks for itself, with prices to match. The Set Lunches are very good value though, and they do not skimp on the quality. Highly recommended for steak lovers.

Comments

Rub A said…
Ohhhh yummm, must give it a try! The other place that's really good for steaks is Moxie in Damansara.. developed a taste for steaks from those guys!

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