Thursday, February 04, 2010

Brilliant Sunday Brunch @ Dish, Dua Annexe, Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur


Stylish Dish, freshly shucked oysters tasting of the sea

During the weekend, whenever the other half asks me what we are going to eat, I must admit my brain goes completely blank!! Hence, I sometimes try to plan a little better by coming up with lists on what I wish to try during the weekend, but like we all know Murphy's Law works in mysterious ways!


choices from the salad and antipasti table: grilled onions, asparagus with beef bacon, breadsticks, cherry tomatoes and the tiny pan seared foie gras

Believe me, I had a long string of choices but somehow, they all ended up in dead ends - one didn't look appealing at all despite the glowing reviews, another place wasn't opened yet or the place was just too busy that there was nary a parking space available.


carrot juice to perk up our brain cells

Thus, we ended up a little tired (imagine driving all over town from place to place!), tempers afray and tummies growling at Dish for their "Brilliant Brunch". I guess fate was conspiring for us to sample their brunch as it was actually my first choice BUT the other half wasn't too keen about it. He eventually came around, after he realised it was either starve to death or sample Dish's feast of yummy food.


roasted pumpkin soup served to the table, gorgeous roast prime rib beef

Don't get me wrong, it has nothing to do with the quality of Dish's offerings but more due to the fact, we're not big fans of buffets since we're no mammoth eaters. Nevertheless, we sat down at Dish and were dazzled with their spread of yummy food.

Usually hotels throw us these lavish looking buffets but when you go through dish by dish, it may look tempting but tastewise, you end up with only one or two exceptional dishes. However, at Dish, it's an entirely different ballgame.


caramel macadamia cheesecake to die for

Here, we loved almost everything we popped into our mouth with the exception of two dissapointments - the chilled tiger prawns at the ice station weren't fresh (no bouncy taste at all) and the pan seared foie gras with poached apples and cranberry sauce was such a tiny portion, my spoon almost overwhelmed it!


chocolate fountain with strawberries and marshmallows, macaroons and truffles, almond toffee bar, rocky road bar

If we had to draw a list, we had more on the positive section as the freshly shucked oysters wowed us, the freshly squeezed juices (we weren't in the alcoholic mood for champagne but I can imagine Veuve Clicquout bubbly to be a good choice), the roast prime rib beef, truffled mash, the fresh salads and antipasti, roasted pumpkin soup, the canapes especially the duck confit with filo pastry, the truffles, macaroons, cheesecake, tiramisu and etc etc etc, till the tummy gives way.



TWG tea to chase the blues away, bread and butter pudding and cream puffs encased in caramel


We ended the meal with a big satisfying sigh, rubbing our full tummies and feeling so sated from the good food. It was a feeling that somehow made the looming Monday blues (I was working on Monday!) so much more bearable. Definitely the ultimate way to kick back and enjoy with friends!! While the price of the buffet will make it hard to eat it all the time, we reckon it is best to reserve it for special occasions to perk up life! For more pictures on the food, see my Flickr set.

Brilliant Sunday Brunch
Dish
Dua Annexe
Jalan Tun Abdul Razak
Kuala Lumpur

Tel: 03- 2164 1286

(Pork free. Available from 11.30am to 3pm and one of the better ways to enjoy a lazy dazy Sunday. Please book ahead, as it can get quite full. Price is RM249++ per person with Veuve Clicquout champagne and Belvedere Vodka cocktails. For teetotalers, it is RM149++ per person and RM49++ for children from 3-12 years old. Select from food stations all over the place: pasta station where they cook up your choice of pasta with various sauces, ice station where there's prawns, oysters, salmon sashimi, cold crab with various sauces, breakfast station where you can get various types of eggs, breads and pastries, brunch station that serves their famous omelette with that rich lobster tasting sauce, bbq and grill station with sausages and steak and seafood, carving station with prime rib and lamb, salad and antipasti station with a whole lot of vegetables including a make it on a spot Caesar salad for you, dessert station with loads, fresh fruits and cheese selection. There's also ice cream (yummy home made ones!), canapes, soups and risotto served to the table. For teetotalers, you have choice of freshly squeezed juices, illy coffees and TWG teas. The list is endless, believe me!)

*Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here is entirely based on my personal tastebuds and may vary for others. This review is time sensitive; changes may occur to the place later on that can affect this opinion. The reviewer also declares that she has not received any monetary or non-monetary compensation from this place for writing the review.

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20 comments:

Precious Pea said...

The croquembouche look so good. Aust crazy over it now.

Vivien said...

wow, i didn't expect the price to be so expensive, but gotta love their food, just so yummy like nigella lawson's food

kampungboycitygal said...

thanks for the info, din know that they serve buffet. so tempted to make a booking this sunday

Bangsar-bAbE said...

A bit pricey hor? I wonder if rif will treat me to this for our early Valentine's celebration. =P

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

i saw this when i was up at delicious 2 weeks ago, the only thing that scares me is the price, but the sight of veuve makes any knees weak..

Sean said...

i've been dreaming of checking out their brunch someday and just eating foie gras for three hours! that would make the RM249++ really worth it, rite :D

Lai Ying said...

Would prolly like the fois gras best but pity such a small portion! Only 1portion per pax? And seriously pricey!!? May try it one day when someone is ready to splurge!!

thule a.k.a leo said...

somebody has to point a gun at my head if he/she wants me to fork out RM149++ for buffet, let alone RM249++ :) lol! I don't have big appetite for buffet meal...

J said...

Looks so good but buffets r evil! I suppose once in a while can't hurt though, right? :)

ai wei said...

they have caramel macadamia cheesecake?!?! i tried something like this in bkk and it was something to die forrrr... miss it a lot now

qwazymonkey said...

Wow. It's like going to heaven. For a reasonable price. Maybe I'll find a special occasion to have this.

Lovely shots btw.

CUMI & CIKI said...

awesome! time to revisit.. has it been one year for me.. mwuahaha :P

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jesscet said...

The Dish-es look Delicious! (pun intended) hehe.. great photos and reviews.. but how come S.B. name is reduced to `the other half'?;)

Sweeties said...

Hehe it was just chance that I clicked on this blog today from another link... and I see I'm in your flickr in Brunch Crowd! I think I know who you were! The food was just great wasn't it? Love your blog and your photos :D

Chloe Teah said...

wow..steep price..But like Sean, will jst go for the oyster, foie gras..and of coz for the veuve clicquot =)

AugustDiners said...

so visually appealling! especially the caramel macadamia cheesecake *yums*

shelbybaby said...

was searching around for macaroons in this city and came across your brilliant sunday brunch @ dish entry. it is steep but worth it for the endless veuve cliquot!! your flickr set is killing me and now i'm just dyingggggg for a trial! boo-licious you're killing me...

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