• Anne

Hide @ The Ritz Carlton Residence

Restaurant: @hide.kl

Rating: 6/10

Will I come back: No

Pork-free, serves alcohol

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This post is based on Hide’s Tasting Menu (RM800/pax nett).


A total of 14-courses, a lot of preparation and techniques involved. Some of the courses were decent, some didn’t hit the spot. For the price tag? Can try, but won’t revisit.

Personally think it would’ve been better if they scaled down to 10-course, and perfect every course instead.

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Food:

1. Pan seared duck was bland, skin wasn’t crispy. The squash purée and duck jus added abit of sweetness to the duck.



2. T-Rex - Crispy, but trout was too salty

Narabi Uni - Tasted like potato chips and uni

Oyster - Refreshing, Daikon sauce enhances the flavour


3. Steamed Dungenees Crab Chawanmushi was my favourite course of the night. Very generous amount of crab meat, but chawanmushi was a tad runny.


4. Truffle Dadinho barely had any truffle taste, crispy tapioca but didn’t like the combination with Parmesan.


5. Deep Fried Octopus was tender inside, but the wasn’t crispy outside.


6. Charcoal Grilled Black Cod was moist, flavourful and skin was lightly crispy. The rice was firm & fragrant.


7. Kombujime Tai was citrusy, quite refreshing.


8. All 3 desserts were great!

Coconut - ice cream infused for 24hours, paired with pina colada purée.

Kueh Kapit - crispy coconutty pastry with banana jelly was refreshing.

Chocolate - Chocolate mousse with Mixed Berries inside.

Complimentary bread was decent.


9. Paloma Raindrop was a refreshing Grapefruit and Soda Tequila.

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Service:

Waiters were friendly, explains each dish in detail.

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Ambience:

Speakeasy entrance. Open kitchen concept, modern interior.