Ze Kitchen Galerie
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- Ze Kitchen GalerieMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Feb 24, 2014
Wow, what a great dining experience all the way. I booked a table for me and some friends, but they bailed last minutes, so I decided to go and try the tasting menu by myself anyways. Eating by oneself can be awkward, but the restaurant is quite cozy and comfortable, so I didn't feel strange eating by myself.
The food is Thai and French fusion. Quite an unexpected combination and it really works. Each dish was also colorfully designed and artfully plated, like a lovely painting.
All diners are presented with a pre-course of Thai pumpkin soup and smoked salmon with broccoli puree. The first course was a seafood salad with micro greens. It was very delicious and I found all sorts of goodies on the place: scallops, clams, and abalone. This dish was so fresh and subtle that it woke up my palette. The next course was seafood ravioli in Thai shellfish broth. Ravioli is just a fancy name to call dumpling, which it was. Then came another course that had an Italian name but was something very popular in Asian cuisine - pasta with grilled squid. I wasn't too crazy about these two dishes, but then the meal just started to get better and better. I had two main dishes and both were superb. First came sole with lemon sauce and Chinese cabbage. Sole was perfectly cooked and worked really well with the sauce. After all, this is still French cuisine and the French knows their sauces. The amazing thing was they were able to make the vegetable taste so delicious. I liked the vegetable on the dish as much as I did the fish. After that, came a dish with chicken, duck and the shoulder of the chicken, which supposedly is the best part of the fowl. I am not a fan of chicken but this dish changed my opinion of chicken. It was full of umami flavor and tasted great.
Before I ordered my tasting, I saw there was one dish with Foie Gras and I requested that dish. My server promised to make sure that dish was included in my tasting. However, the chicken dish was served instead of that dish. So I mentioned it to my server, not expecting anything. The restaurant, however, gave me a surprise. They prepared an additional course of a generous piece of perfectly cooked with tamarind sauce. That, ladies and gentlemen, was by far my favorite course of the meal. I was so happy and full to the point of bursting. Then my lovely server brought me two desserts to finish of the meal! One poached pear and one wasabi ice-cream with passion fruit sauce, banana and mango. One bite into the ice-cream dish, I had so many exotic flavors and texture exploding in my mouth. I was lost for words. I was in food heaven.
It took me 2.5 hours to finish my feast and the price was quite reasonable. I also need to mention a word about their customer service. Before I event got back to my hotel, I already received an email from the restaurant, thanking me for dining with them and asking me to complete a quick survey! Two thumbs way up!Recommended for:
- Ze Kitchen GalerieMember ofLocal CultureBusiness TravelersWellness+ 4First to ReviewJul 03, 2012
Though this place has an ultra-modern name and interior, it offers an amazingly delicious fusion of local and Asian flavors, all prepared with fresh ingredients. The wine list is well selected and priced. The ambiance is stylish. its paintings are especially memorable!