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2014-10-08 111 views
Attended my first food tasting event last Tuesday at The King Louis!The openricers were treated to such an extensive meal that all of us chose the option "going to burst" when asked about the portion of food at the end of the day, not mentioning the leftovers that we had for each and every dish. Anyway, we had the pleasure of being the first few to try out their Halloween Feast because they just launched it in the month of October and we were there on the 2nd!First on the menu was their Highland
Attended my first food tasting event last Tuesday at The King Louis!
The openricers were treated to such an extensive meal that all of us chose the option "going to burst" when asked about the portion of food at the end of the day, not mentioning the leftovers that we had for each and every dish. Anyway, we had the pleasure of being the first few to try out their Halloween Feast because they just launched it in the month of October and we were there on the 2nd!
First on the menu was their Highlandar Pumpkin Soup. I believe it's not difficult to understand why they chose pumpkin over other ingredients. Ellie, the person-in-charge from The King Louis mentioned that their pumpkin soup is made in-house using fresh pumpkin & hence they are able to control the thickness and consistency. The soup was thick and creamy, but too heavy for my liking. (I don't prefer cream-based food/ creamy soup e.g. lobster bisque) I love the bread though. Crust was crispy and centre was soft. Next up was English-Style Chicken Caesar Salad, topped with generous amount of eggs, croutons, bacon, cheese and caesar dressing. The King Louis Platter that consists of garlic sausages, wedges and onion rings, served with sweet chilli and salad. I couldn't emphasize how much I love the onion rings! Just perfect. I thought that their garlic sausage tasted pretty good, succulent and juicy. Consistency, however, could be improved because one of them was shrivelled and dry, so much so that we thought that they were two different kinds of sausages. The star for the night, The Queen Isabelle Platter that consists of Roasted Beef with Black Pepper Sauce, Premium BBQ Baby Back Ribs, Roasted English-Style Queen Pullet, Lamb Steak with Rosemary Herbs, long beans, baked potatoes, cauliflower etc. My favourite has got to be the Lamb Steak with Rosemary Herbs (pictured below) because it's really tender. However, it depends on individuals whether they can accept the "lamby" taste. I'm not really a fan of lamb steak but I thought the taste was quite acceptable and not in any way overpowering. Roasted English-Style Queen Pullet was a disappointment even though it was a plus point that the restaurant uses chilled instead of frozen chicken. The breast meat was just way too dry. Heard that the thighs were juicy though. Premium BBQ Baby Back Ribs which Ellie said (alongside with the Beef Steak) was the hot favourite among customers.Tender meat that falls off the bone easily, it certainly didn't disappoint. Their Roasted Beef with Black Pepper Sauce tasted pretty average to me, despite it being a popular option among patrons. Not sure if it has to do with the wellness of the steak. Our table asked for medium well but most of the beef steak were well done. Some even tasted bitter because of the charred surface. Especially addicted to the baked potatoes that were hidden under the meat. Ended up eating so much carbs even though we were already so full from the meat. Long beans kind of tasted too raw for our preference. Overall, I definitely have higher expectations for their hot favourite dishes and they could possibly do better with quality control to maintain consistency of food.
Last but not least, Coconut Ice Cream topped with generous amount of almond, drizzled with honey/ caramel sauce. The ice cream on top tasted way too sweet because of the honey/ caramel sauce but as you dig into it, it's really refreshing.
Awesome way to end off a heavy and meaty meal! Overall, it's a fairly good experience for me. The ambience is really nice for those who're interested to chill out on a Friday night with a large group of friends! And another thing to note, their platters are really huge. A group of 4-5pax can probably share the small 2-3pax platter unless all of you have really big appetite! Check out their promotional price in the poster below. Note that the Halloween Feast is only available for dinner from Thursdays to Saturdays. They've also decorated the place according to the Halloween theme, such a thoughtful act! If you haven't been to The King Louis, do visit them this month because their Halloween Feast is really a steal! (Ala-carte Queen Isabelle Platter costs $85.90/ $129.90
for 2-3pax and 4-5pax respectively.) The King Louis Grill & Bar is located at VivoCity, #03-07A (Near Daiso).
Lastly, thanks Reka & Ellie for the invitation!