Boathouse TTDI

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I’ve been meaning to check out this place for sometime now but somehow I always end up in TTDI on sundays and this place isn’t open on sundays. 😦 But made plans to meet politikus and her natikus there for dinner so finally had a chance to step foot into the restaurant. by the time i arrived, the happy couple were already lounging on the sofa, waiting for me. quickly browsed through the menu, which was rather extensive and covered western & eastern fare. a chalkboard also states promotions and specials so do check that out.

Overall, design is eclectic imho. bits and pieces of random decorative items. perhaps it’s meant to contribute to the cosy ambience but i personally prefer a cleaner space. they placed large sheets of white paper over the tablecloth for easy cleaning, which also became the patron’s drawing palette. Lol.
And on these sheets of paper, politikus drew me a PKR 101 lesson after Nat left.

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She ordered the grilled portobello mushroom to start. It was served on a bed of mesclun leaves and with a generous topping of peanut & onion bits. The mushroom was really juicy and tasty.

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I ordered the Fried Cempedak Chicken, a seasonal item as the cempedak fruit is not available throughout the year. This is actually cempedak fruit stuffed with seasoned chicken, deep fried with batter coating. Upon first bite, the coating is very crispy but the seasoning inside tasted a bit weird with the cempedak. But the taste slowly starts to grow on me as I started to bite into my 2nd & 3rd fritter. The cempedak lover in me slowly awakening, lol.

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Politikus ordered the Moroccan Spiced Lamb with lemon, prawns and tomato ragout, over cheese rice cake. It was served with some tangy sauce separately. I quite like the cheese rice, despite thinking initially that it would be risotto-like. But not as mushy. The lamb was nice, bit oily.

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My mains was the Blue Cheese Scallops Poppy Seed Fettucine. Basically it’s fettucine tossed in olive oil, blue cheese braised in broth, white wine & herbs etc. I expected to overdose on the strong taste of blue cheese as even the description warned that this was for cheese lovers only, but the taste was not overpowering at all. Quite nicely done in fact. The poppy seeds were something different.

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We both decided to share a dessert and she chose the Cherry Jubilee. Pancakes with cherries to be flambéd and served with vanilla ice-cream. It was quite good, though I was so stuffed by this stage I couldn’t really eat much. When we were asked by one of the owners if the dessert was good, we joked about wanting to see the flames when it was served.

Overall, ambience and food are decent. The only unwanted incident was when a fly flew into my drink and all the owner said was that they had a fly zapper without offering to replace the drink. I didn’t mind as much as I was almost done by then. But hope she offers to replace the drink if it happens to someone else!

BoatHouse Restaurant
16, Lorong Rahim Kajai 14
Taman Tun Dr Ismail
60000 Kuala Lumpur
Tel : 03-7727 4426

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2 Comments »

  1. MeiyeN said

    been wanting to try this place for quite some time yet no chance 😦 hope to drop by asap though….

    epicuriousgirl says: think you’ll enjoy that place. 🙂

  2. wmw said

    Hmm…the owner should have offered to change the drink for you. Whether you’re done with it or not, that for you to decide. 🙂

    epicuriousgirl says: true. i told my friend i prefer dessert on the house though. 😛

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