Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Good but unimpressive festive dinner set by Skillet@163 at Fraser Place, Kuala Lumpur

Skillet@163 which is located in Fraser Place in Kuala Lumpur has been operating for less than a year and started to gain reputation of serving good food among food bloggers. I like their concept of serving fine food without the need of formal/casual dressing and tablecloths. I was actually came here to try out their braised Australian brisket, full set of chicken mile-feuille and their famous chocolate dessert. Unfortunately, both brisket and chicken mile-feuille was not available as they have different set of ala carte meal for festive season. I took their festive Christmas set instead as to try out something new. Their festive Christmas set will be available until 1st Jan 2016. Service here were fast and good. The waiters did explain the techniques and the ingredients used on each meal. I do recommend to come here to try out their ala carte main course and pick what you want but not their dinner set menu. Need to be selective in the appetizer and dessert as well as not all is good.

Taste:8/10(Good. There was one menu that I tried here worth "excellent" rating. The main course 36 hours wagyu beef cheek was excellent with unthinkable combination of traditional chinese fermented beans "nam yu". It is one of the best beef that I tasted so far. The "nam yu" slight sweetness and fragrant did enhance the taste of the tender juicy wagyu beef. However, the dinner was not completely flawless. The soft shell prawn was a bit soggy as it may have soaked the water from compressed watermelon at the bottom of the dish. Signature mile feuille is good but the portion is rather small. I was expecting this meal to be full which also comes with asparagus and potato ball? The otak-otak were tasty and suits well with percik sauce. Dessert of peanut butter, banana and black sesame is just average).

Price:2/10(Expensive. Their festive 2015 set menu did have a high price tag of MYR220 exclude 10% service charge. The food portion were small and not enough for big eater. I would recommend to order their ala carte instead. I was expecting their promoted 5 course dinner set should contain their best dish such as their pan seared scallop, braised Australian brisket in chocolate and good chocolate dessert, but unfortunately it's not the case here. In my case, they served me with their peanut butter, banana and black sesame which is not their best dessert and mile-feuille in reduced portion. Also they don't accept Amex card as payment. As a restaurant in a hotel with many tourist, they should consider to accept Amex card).

The meal start off with an amuse bouche of salmon. Its tasty.

Next is butter and bread. The butter with slightly sourish lime.

Soft shell prawn. Soggy prawn and parmesan cracker. Compressed watermelon, lychee jelly, parmesan crisps and balsamic caviar.

Nice presentation.

The signature mile-feuille is Malaysian taste style but presented like European dish.

Juicy chicken otak-otak with cashew soil, acar and percik sauce.

Wild mushroom consomme. Very tasty soup with porcini mushroom flavour and delicious cheese tortellini.

The best dish out of 5 course menu. Its 36 hours wagyu beef cheek. "Nam yu" braised wagyu beef cheek, celeriac puree, honey glazed winter root vegetables, pickled shallot and ginger soil.

Tasty and nicely done beef.

Peanut butter, banana and black sesame. In the menu, its just mentioned Skillet's Christmas dessert. In my opinion, they should state what will they serve not up to their discretion. It can be anything here.

Anyway nicely decorated dessert. However, not able to taste the chocolate dessert which the chef supposed to be good at.

Mignardises. Christmas chocolate. Rich and bitter chocolate.

Wide variety of liquor and cocktail available here.

Cosy and nice environment.

Christmas decoration and best European food award from Timeout Kuala Lumpur.

Nice view from upstairs.

Relax area upstairs.


GPS/Coordinate: 3.154443, 101.709066
Address: Lot 163, Fraser Place, Jalan Perak, Kuala Lumpur 50450, Malaysia.
Public transport: Raja Chulan monorail station.


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