Eating in Kuala Lumpur - Fuego
After a great dinner at Strato - we wanted to try the other offerings at Troika Sky Dining. Fuego is their newest kid on the block - located on the same floor but on an alfresco terrace facing the KL twin towers. The view is spectacular.
Fuego serves high-end food with South American flavours. There is a large selection of ceviches and guacamoles - they reputedly have a guacamole chef on site. There are also more substantial mains, but the dishes are mostly meant for sharing.
We ordered a few small and big plates to share. First up was the Fuego Guacamole - avocado with green chili, tomato, cilantro and lime. It was served with an assortment of chips.
The Fuego Coconut Ceviche was beautifully presented in a half coconut - it had fresh Barramundi, Coconut Tiger's milk, shiso gremolata, vinegared Puy lentil and toasted coconut. What is Tiger's Milk it tasted great? ? Whatever it was - it tasted great.
The most interesting and beautiful dish was the Grilled Watermelon - cubes of watermelon, pickled tomatoes, grilled Halloumi, and raspberry vinegar glaze. Never knew watermelon could be an ingredient for fine dining - but this dish looked sensational and tasted great.
Grilled King Prawn - with parsley and wasabi butter gratin. Very big prawn - great flavours.
Braised Beef Back Rib - with orange, cider vinegar and honey glaze. This was really good - the meat was tender and packed with flavours. We ordered the Portobello Mushroom side and it was the perfect accompaniment for the beef.
After such great dishes we were thinking - could it get any better? We ordered 2 desserts - the Fuego Churros came with salted caramel espuma. These were hands down the best churros I've ever had, and with the salted caramel espuma it was a divine combination.
The Cookies, Marshmallow n' Chocolate was a very complicated dessert that came in a glass. There was Oreo white chocolate cream, mint marshmallow, Rocky Road and a tube dispenser for you to squeeze some raspberry sauce on the dessert. All very theatrical and fun - and it was also a great dessert.
Dining at Fuego is quite an experience - the food is beautifully presented, creative and exciting. No wonder it is so popular - booking is essential to ensure you get a table. Fuego is one of the best restaurants in Kuala Lumpur for now.