Le Petit Chef at Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur

Updated: Apr 4


Rating: 3/5 (Food), 4/5 (Presentation)

Will I come back: No

Pork-free, serves alcohol


This post is based on Marco Polo’s Expedition Menu (RM599).


My first Theatre & Dining experience, featuring the journey of Le Petit Chef, following the footsteps of Marco Polo. This was more of a “Fun Dining” than “Fine Dining”. It’s like watching a video, then enjoying cuisines from places that Marco Polo visited.


Food:

Overall quality was decent, but portions were quite small. Loved that I got to experience cuisines from different countries in one sitting. This was a different experience from the usual Fine Dining, but will only do this once.


The Expedition Begins:

Poached Seafood in Bouillabaisse had rich seafood flavour but was a tad salty. Seafood was fresh, but they mixed up my menu and placed the Caviar on the Journey Menu instead.



Arabia:

Mezze Platter - The Cod Fish Kofta was moist and well seasoned, but only one tiny and pathetic piece. Beetroot and Truffle Hummus has strong Truffle aroma. Couldn’t appreciate the Tabbouleh (Salad with parsley, tomato, onion and mint). Muhammara (Roasted Red Pepper Dip) was sweet and spicy. 2 Seaweed Pittas for dipping.



India:

King Prawn was fresh, big and juicy. Great sour and spicy kick from the chilli. Papadum was crispy and peppery. Lots of heat and spices in this course.



Himalayas:

Such a fancy presentation for a Kaffir Lime Sorbet. Sweet and sour, very refreshing.


China:

8 Head Abalone wasn’t tender enough, but the Braised Black Angus Short Rib stole the show. It was soft and tasted great with Thirty8 Signature XO Sauce.



Dessert:

Pahang Chocolate Mousse had a touch of Chilli inside, which I’m not a fan. I like the Chocolate Shell outside, but didn’t really enjoy the mousse.


Petit Four:

Quite decent, preferred them over the dessert.


Service:

Attentive waiters. One of the mediators even wore costume, and taught us different languages from different countries.


Ambience:

Dark room, LED lights everywhere. Comfortable seatings.


Disclaimer:

If you’re here mainly for the food, I suggest you go somewhere else.