|Newly Opened Bistro at Loke Tye Kee Building|
|Written by Administrator II|
|Wednesday, 16 January 2013 23:42|
“Les Memoires” (French for memories) is an apt name for this little bistro situated at the newly renovated Loke Tye Kee Building. This brand new restaurant opened its doors on the 1st of January 2013, and has been attracting diners with their unique western-fusion dishes.
Head chef and owner, Penang-born Chef Aames Ang puts his own touch and twist to classic western dishes; drawing influences from his Malaysian Chinese-Indian heritage and also his previous culinary-career in Australia and the Pacific Islands.
For starters, we had Salmon Carpaccio served with Asian Vinaigrette and Micro Cress, a Chef Aames’ orginal. The salmon is complimented with a bowl of traditional Minestrone Soup (Soup of the Day). This simple starter is adequate to entice our taste buds and proceed with the main course.
We were given the opportunity to try a few different dishes. The first the “Sous-vide of Duck Roulade with Wild Mushroom Ragout and Soft Polenta.” “Sous-vide” is a popular method of cooking where the food cooked in a water bath, which in this case attributed to the juicy-ness of the duck.
Next is “Roulade of Chicken Served with Lyonnaise Potato and Diced Vegetables”. This dish may look simple but the chicken was cooked perfectly, with a lingering taste of caramelized onions and homemade gravy.
Fish of the day was the “White Pomfret”, freshly brought in from Jelutong Market. Although this was Chef Aames’first time with the White Pomfret, it turned out quite well. This pan-seared fish was served with fluffy mashed potatoes, cauliflower puree and side of fresh garden cress.
There are also a variety of pasta, Lamb and Beef dishes available for main course. Prices range from RM20 to RM30 (not including service tax) The portions range from small to medium