Friday, September 01, 2006

Set Dinner at Chinoz on the Park

Ever wanted to try one of those fancy schmancy restaurants in KLCC but didn't know which one to choose? Chinoz on the Park is a good place to start. Located at the ground floor of KLCC facing the park, Chinoz is also one of the more popular restaurants in the establishment. You can choose to sit outside or inside. Sitting outside means sitting with lots of people smoking sisha so if that's not your thing I'd advise you to sit inside. Besides the weather's pretty hot nowadays. Sit in and enjoy the aircon.

Lucky for us Chinoz is offering set dinners and they're not really that expensive. Have a look at the menu:

The Set Dinner Menu.

Because there were two of us we were able to try everything on the set menu. The servings were not bad. No need for any desserts because we were really full after we were done with our set dinner.

Complimentary buns with butter.

I think the buns were pretty cute. I like the curl they put into it. It was a little hard but dip it in some soup and it softens up enough to be enjoyed.

Oven Roasted Roma Tomato with Feta Cheese and Crispy Bread.

You just have to love oven roasted tomatos. Even ST who does not usually eat tomatos liked them. A properly roasted tomato loses it's soury taste and instead becomes a little sweet. Coupled with some fresh leafy vegetables and feta cheese and smothered with olive oil, the salad was really tasty. They could have toned down on the olive oil though. Eating oil just isn't all that great a feeling.

Seafood Chowder.

Their seafood chowder was good. It was really thick and tasty. Seafood chowder is not to everyone's taste though but I loved every bit of it. Dip in some bread and I'm in heaven.

Minute Steak with Caramelized Red Onion Sauce.

What's a minute steak? As the name suggests it's a steak that takes about a minute to cook each side using high heat. That's achievable because the beef is not the usual inch thick steak. Instead it's a thinner slice of tenderized beef. You can't see it very well in the pictures but they had a lot of nice grilled vegetables underneath. The beef was tender and very easy to eat. ST felt that the onion sauce was a little too salty. I think it was ok.

Fusili with Smoked Chicken and Capsicum in Tomato Sauce.

The pasta was very good. The smoked chicken offered an excellent contrast to the otherwise bland tomato sauce. Strips of capsicum added some welcome flavour and color to the otherwise plain pasta dish.

Hoegaarden (white beer!, RM19.00).

I also had the chance to try out some Hoegaarden beer that night. It was heavily endorsed by some of our local bloggers some time ago so I had to try it for myself. It blew me away. It's a totally different beer from you Tigers and your Carlsbergs. While it proudly calls itself white beer it is anything but. Instead the colour is a light shade of yellow. The beer itself was also very smooth and very easy to down. There was also a distinctive sweet taste in the beer. Very nice indeed.

Chinoz on the Park offers some fine dining but I felt they were understaffed. The service wasn't that great and we had to wait a long time for our food to be served. There's one other thing I found pretty weird about this place. Look at what they use for tablecloth.

Mahjong paper!

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7 wise words from our readers:

a golden opinion from Blogger boo_licious

Wow, I didn't know Chinoz offers Set Dinners - looks like pretty good value for money.

Some cafes place the paper on their tables so they don't need to change the tablecloth so often - at least Chinoz puts a tablecloth underneath, seen some which is just all paper.

5:15 AM  

a golden opinion from Blogger Meiyen

yeahyeah..they serves hard rock bun..:p

aikss....set dinners? i didn't know about it too! hmmmm.....

by da way, i am quite amazed with their indoor ceiling fans... very cute ;)

1:56 PM  

a golden opinion from Blogger wyejon

boo_licious: actually i walked in not expecting to see any set dinners... saved me a bundle there i guess :)

meiyen: u know what... i didn't look up! i have no idea what the fans look like.

9:10 AM  

a golden opinion from Blogger teckiee

hmm the Minute Steak looks yummy

7:48 PM  

a golden opinion from Blogger KampungboyCitygal

Hoegaarden is heaven!! One sip and ur hooked..The bar owner told me that theres some live yeast n it..I just have to visit the toilet the next morning after i take hoegaarden

6:16 PM  

a golden opinion from Blogger wyejon

teckiee: looks good and tastes good as well :)

KampungboyCitygal: So what you're saying is that Hoegaarden is so irresistable that you always end up drinking too much causing you to go to the toilet in the morning? :P

7:36 PM  

a golden opinion from Blogger Honey Star

mmm..... tempted to try this place out this weekend.

I heard Chinoz pizza is pretty good.

11:49 PM  

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