Saturday, February 23, 2013

Serious Steak at Las Vacas

For steak lovers who do not want to be ripped off with high prices in town, I suggest this simple steak place which is no-nonsense ... simply, they want to serve a good piece of meet in a friendly environment. I am glad there is such a place here in Mont Kiara, where we can do a 15-minute walk from our condo to the steak place called Las Vacas. The walk is good especially after a satisfying meal!

They have evolved over the years. I have eyed and eaten at this place over a span of maybe 3 years, and saw it grow. They added nice outdoor tables and an automatic overhead cover which is easily adjusted to the weather. On  cool nights they open the umbrella-like covering and on drizzling days they can easily put a roof over your head. Most customers prefer sitting outside to enjoy the food and some people (and car) watching. My only bad experience was too many smokers sitting outside (which ruined the experience), however I guess the restaurant could not control that. Their menu also looked much better than before (it used to be just a print out with some lamination). Good to see business is evolving.

The steak and burgers are always a good bet. Pricing is not cheap but also not on the high side. I would say that for people craving seriously good and consistent steaks, this is the place to go. I liked the garlic bread siding that comes with the steak, as I never thought it would compliment the steak so well. Last Valentines, we walked over to Las Vacas and had the rib eye steak, garlic mash potatoes and the mozarella tomato salad. I also tried their panacotta dessert (which is just okay to me). Hubby had the tenderloin and rocket salad.

I heard they have roast beef on Sundays. I haven't tried that yet and probably will do it one of these days. I'm sure it won't disappoint.

Sometimes we also buy some good raw steak and beef shabu shabu meat from their store, to cook at home. Prices are reasonable, slightly higher than what I would pay for at Village Grocer (in my experience).

Definitely a must try for serious beef lovers, especially if you reside in the Mont Kiara area!

Serious Burgers

Rib Eye Steak served with some salad and toasted garlic bread

LAS VACAS (beside Baskin and Robbins, as well as the Odyssey bus)

LG, Lot 1A, New Wing Mont Kiara Shoplex Jalan Kiara, Mont Kiara, 50480 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03 6205 2258
Opening times: Tues–Thurs, 10am–10:30pm; Fri–Sun, 10am–11pm

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Affordable French Food at Bangsar

I was elated when my teacher at Alliance Francaise informed me of the small French restaurant "très sympa" and good price. Let me tell you as early as now how good it was: I went back twice, one day after the other.

It is hidden inside one of the condo nearby BSC mall. The old condo poolside has a small area which is turned into the French restaurant Croisette Cafe.

The owner is a kind French guy who is very welcoming when we arrived. The reason why I went back twice was because of the duck confit. Even my daughter loved it!

Desserts heavenly. Leave space for that.

We found the price ultra reasonable for French cuisine. Also it is nice to enjoy some French food sans the formal environment.

The special of the day at that time was boulliabaise and this brought memories of our trip to Calanque by the sea in South of France. The shrimp and scallop that came with is was good!

Definitely something for the people who want French cuisine at affordable price and practical environment.

The owner is very active with the Facebook page of Croisette Cafe.

Take note: cash transaction only so be prepared.


28-0-3 (level 3) Cascadium Condominum Jalan Penaga Bukit Bandaraya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Phone +6014 6657944 & +6014 970 7430 & +6016 3304477

Beautiful Dessert

Seafood Bouillabaisse which was worth it

Another wonderful dessert

Reasonable price for 2 adults and 1 child

This is my favorite -- the duck confit

Very simple cafe

Bouillabaisse came with some bread 

Their Menu

They accept cake orders (must order ahead)
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