[Guest post] – Sharon Loh
Located along the most populous stretch of restaurants in Empire Damansara – Jekyll & Hyde.
A structured interior with brick walls, dark and mahogany-toned furnishings, dimly-lit lightings and with some of European-looking artwork on the wall. It was drizzling then pouring while I was there and I was seated on a metal framed chair for a good 2 hours – I felt cold, very cold.
With a name like that, I was really hoping for a meal along the lines of Charlie Chaplin One City Mall. Expectations – good Western food with a flair of its own. We tried out some of their signature dishes that evening.
For appetizers, we shared the Duck Cigar (Rm15). Four rolls of crispy popiah-wrapped skin with duck confit fillings, served with a sweet fruit sauce. If there’s one word I can use to describe this dish – dry. Only order if you’re a die hard duck-fan.
We also shared the Grilled chicken Salad & Guacamole (Rm22), served with balsamic dressing. I really enjoyed the guacamole – it was smooth and sweet, adding a subtle flavors to the overall dish. However I felt that the salad, on its own, were very flat.
Next, we tried the much talked about BBQ Pork Ribs (Rm32). You’d get five, addictive and succulent ribs glazed with Hickory Smoked BBQ sauce.
The Duck Confit (Rm32) was a surprising delight. Perhaps it’s my biasness towards everything-duck, but this confit of duck leg on carrot puree was delectable. The meat had a nice chew to it and those fried onion shreds – were addictive.
Lastly, we had the Pan Seared Butter Fish (Rm32), which was also my least favorite of today’s meal. The flesh didn’t flaked nicely and the skin was just dull and soggy.
Overall, I thought the food here was alright but lacking – heart, far from being hearty and comforting.
(5 doors away from Boat Noodle)
Operating Hours: 10am – 11pm – Daily, except Mondays for now