Yes, I am a Malaysian food blogger (or as recently coined, a Malaysian FLogger... haha).
I love food (as do most Malaysians) but really, it's not that I'm some sort of expert - I can't cook to save my life, and tastewise for me it basically boils down to:
1) I like, :)
2) OK lah, :\
3) Eeyer - Don't like! :(
... with subgroups for:
1) Reasonable price,
2) OK lah,
3) Wah. So expensive.
That said, it's difficult for me to truly judge the quality of a steak especially in this case (since I cannot afford to and have never dined at Prime @ Le Meridian**)... but 2 of my friends made me promise that I would post this up (since they are too lazy to maintain food blogs of their own. :P).
Basically, the message to be conveyed is:
Beware of the waiters/ waitresses at Prime.
It's not that the ambience and food isn't nice there (although it is super overpriced unless you have the Starwood Card), but you must not leave it to the wait staff to adjust the portion of the special cuts of steak (that are priced at hundreds of RM per KG btw) because they will tend to take advantage of your trust.
What do I mean? Well, first look at the size of the steak my friend and his date were served:
No kidding - they were served that size of steak each.
(That's 500grams per person - HALF A KG OF BEEF, EACH!)
This happened to 2 of my friends on separate occasions***, one of which suffered more financially and also tastewise because she had Wagyu which is super rich and jelak-inducing after >100g.
(*** One friend was out on a date, and another had brought her dad there as a birthday dinner treat)
Also, if you were wondering - Yes, both my friends had explicitly voiced their concerns over the potential sizing of the portions but were told by the waiter/ waitress at the time, " Don't worry, it will be just nice for the both of you ".
(Oh, and no lah - there's no way the wait staff could have made an honest mistake because my friends do not in any way look like sumo wrestlers or World Wrestling Federation stars)
So, you have been warned.
(Pssst... Jo & sooJ - done! Posted oredi...)
So it's: Nice ambience, food is good but expensive (unless you have the Starwood card) and you can't really trust the waiters/ waitresses there....
PS. **If anyone wants to buy me dinner there - please feel free to, ok? I would love to find out first hand whether the food is really good or not, bad service aside. :D
Prime @ Le Meridien Hotel, Kuala Lumpur
Ambience : ?
Service : ?
Price** : > RM 150/++ per person
** Approximation - 3 course meal, excluding drinks
Telephone No.: 03-2263 7434
Opening Hours: 12noon - 2.30pm, 6:30pm - 10pm
NO PORK SERVED
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TAGS: Food, Blog, Weblog, Malaysia, Restaurant Review, Steak, Prime, Le Meridian Hotel, KL, Kuala Lumpur