Thursday, 25 July 2013

The Steakhouse at the Whisky Bar Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The Steakhouse, Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur, changkat bukit bintang
The Steakhouse at The Whisky Bar Kuala Lumpur


The Steakhouse

Words by Caning Jaramillo
Photos by The Yum List (Monica Tindall)

Changkat Bukit Bintang has always been a favourite dining, arts and entertainment destination in Kuala Lumpur. I have fond memories of my first weeks of getting to know the city, (already a decade ago now!), partying till the wee hours of the morning. The food and beverage scene in this area has grown tremendously since then - all to the benefit of the hungry and thirsty public. Changkat Bukit Bintang is definitely a hot zone and The Steakhouse, newly opened adjacent to The Whisky Bar, only proves this further. 



The Steakhouse, Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur, changkat bukit bintang
The Steakhouse
The Steakhouse, Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur, changkat bukit bintang
Inside the Steakhouse


The Steakhouse is the latest creation of Chef Werner Kuhn, well known for el Cerdo and Dining in the Dark restaurants. This new meat focused destination is a cozy 40 seat restaurant just next to the Whisky Bar. Specializing in imported beef from Australia, a variety of quality cuts are available. Cuts fall under two categories, Chilled and Aged Black Angus and, Chilled Grain Fed. Carnivorous types can be pampered with their favourites, grilled over charcoal Argentinian style - medallion, tenderloin, rib-eye, T-bone and striploin… all are juicy and delicious. 


The Steakhouse, Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur, changkat bukit bintang
Steak


Prices range from RM68 for 300 grams of Striploin to RM108 for a whopping 750 gram T-Bone Steak. All come together with potatoes (fried, mashed or sauteed) and vegetables (grilled asparagus, sweet corn and spinach).


The Steakhouse, Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur, changkat bukit bintang
Sauteed Veges
The Steakhouse, Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur, changkat bukit bintang
Condiments and Sides

For those who prefer something from the sea, the famous Deluxe Chilled Seafood Mountain for two people (RM158) is a divine invitation from the ocean. Half lobster, tiger prawns, tuna sashimi and fresh oysters are piled high on a bowl of ice. 


The Steakhouse, Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur, changkat bukit bintang
 Deluxe Chilled Seafood Mountain
The Steakhouse, Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur, changkat bukit bintang
Grilled Black Cod Fish


While the steak is really what you come for, we've tried and can vouch for most of their starters: Shrimp Cocktails; Beef Carpaccio; Air Dried Spanish Beef Ham with Rock Melon; Caesar and Greek Salads; Scottish Smoked Salmon; Portobello Mushrooms; Escargot (with garlic herb butter); Florida Crab Cakes and; Panfried Duck Foie Gras. Portions are generous and range between RM26 to RM48.


The Steakhouse, Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur, changkat bukit bintang
Spanish Ham and Melon
The Steakhouse, Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur, changkat bukit bintang
Prawn Cocktail
The Steakhouse, Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur, changkat bukit bintang
Escargot
The Steakhouse, Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur, changkat bukit bintang
Carpaccio
The Steakhouse, Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur, changkat bukit bintang
Foie Gras

Of course there's dessert too. Homemade ice cream, tiramisu, chocolate fondue and cheese platters all make a sweet appearance. My favourite though was the giant slab of Baked Cheese Cake with vanilla ice cream. Perfectly textured with a thin base and loads of cream cheese I was tempted to take another slice home with me, even risking the 'eye roll' from my wife and glance at my growing tummy. 


The Steakhouse, Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur, changkat bukit bintang
Cheese Platter
The Steakhouse, Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur, changkat bukit bintang
Baked Cheese Cake
Reason to Visit: charcoal steaks cooked to perfection, ginormous slices of cheesecake


The Steakhouse
at The Whisky Bar Kuala Lumpur
44 Changkat Bukit Bintang
+6 03 2110 3988
50200 Kuala Lumpur
Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia
steakhousekl.com/
Pork free.
Open 5 - 11pm daily.

The Steakhouse at the Whisky Bar Kuala Lumpur
Menu at The Steakhouse
The Steakhouse at the Whisky Bar Kuala Lumpur
Desserts Menu


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6 comments:

  1. I haven't tried Escargot before, we hardly find one in Penang, i guess that's one of the reasons why i haven't tried this dish before, but still have to watch over my weight :P

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  2. a terrific write up , well done Canning! And oh yes, you do love your cheesecake doncha:)

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  3. nice photos and awesome write up! Was a pleasure meeting you in real life finally. :D

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  4. The steak and carpaccio look very good. They also seem to master the resting of the meat, it doesn't lose any water.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  6. I'm glad you guys like this article :)
    We will come with new reviews soon
    Cheers!

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