Richard brought me to Ember. it’s located at Hotel 1929 at Keong Siak Road.
Many of you would have heard of it. It’s been around for some time. It’s a little restaurant that sits about 30. so when everyone is talking, it gets really noisy.
They have a 4 course set dinner at $85+++ where you pick one from each course.
I was delighted to see they have the chicken and liver parfait with brioche. The first time I ate parfait was at Cumulus in Melbourne and i LOVED it, which was pretty amazing since I hate liver. but the parfait, coated with cream, is a mouthful of sin just melting onto your tongue. They gave a pretty generous serving too. I ran out of brioche at the halfway mark.
Richard ordered the crab cakes.
Then I moved onto the foie gras sandwich. When it arrived, I was plesantly surprised to see their idea of a sandwich was a sliver of baked wafer so thin you barely see it. but it adds a crunchy texture to the foie gras. WHICH WAS SO GOOD i went to liver heaven. However I’m not sure of the caramel puddle presentation at the side. To any cat owner, it looks like hairball barf.
Richard ordered the Crispty lobster.
I of course went for the beef tenderloin. after the yummilicious livers, I was a very teeny weensy bit disappointed with the steak. It was soft to the point where it’s a bit mushy. I like my meat with a bit of firmness. however the doneness was perfect. I really hate ordering MEDIUM and it comes out something else. The steak was served with this sauce that tasted like 5 spiced something. to the side was a slither of sweet mustard.
Richard ordered the roasted pork belly. it was served on a bed of sinful vegetables soaked in sinful sauce (i think loads of butter), dollops of brown sauce, an circle of apple and a test tube of pork drippings. the pork takes after the chinese style roast pork with a thick serving of crackling that rests on tender pork covered with juicy pork fat. Crystal Jade, this is how roast pork should be done.
I ended the meal with panna cotta with gula melaka while Richard ate a pear tart.
Overall the meal was really good. I want to go back again.