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Last night, mum, Derek, Chris and I went to Topshelf for a food review. I like this place very much, especially when it is a French restaurant within my housing area. HEHE.
The interior of the place is pretty simple. Nothing very fancy, accompanied with a small menu.
When you walk in, you can see some pictures hanging on the wall on your right. They have all sorts of extraordinary pictures hanging there. I liked the two photographs on the bottom right. The red image is an abstract illustration of a strat. On it’s right is a black and white photograph of a dark and eerie-looking alleyway.
Les escargots au beurre (RM26)
Pumpkin ravioli (RM25)
This is absolutely divine. I don’t really fancy pumpkin, but I quite like this. I would definitely order this again when I come back for a 2nd visit.
Pesto capellini (RM22)
A light angel hair pasta entree with toasted pine nuts in pesto sauce, topped with shave parmesan cheese with an extremely light hint of truffle oil. It’s slightly different from the usual pesto pasta which is already mixed up with the sauce. This is perfect for small eaters because the portion is pretty small as it’s served as an appetizer, not a main course.
Moules mariniere (RM34)
This is for the dull rainy days where you just want to go out in your sweater and have a warm soupy meal. The sweet stock is perfect to dip your bread!
Confit Pork Belly (RM38)
This is a new item that’s recently added to their menu (On their blackboard actually..)
It looked like the Chinese roast pork, but nope! It’s done in a completely different way because it is a confit. The meat is softer compared to roast pork and even the crispy skin taste and crunch differently! It’s more of a solid crunchy skin instead. I have no idea how to explain how wonderful this dish is, you just have to go and try it! Other than the main attraction here, the potato mash taste real good too. High quality ingredients definitely makes a huge difference.
Mum wasn’t sure whether she liked the skin or the meat more. Well, that’s a good thing, isn’t it? Hahah.
Bouillabaisse with spicy rouille (RM48)
Confit de canard (RM36)
Apple tarte tatin (RM21)
For a small menu, their selection of desserts are pretty good. They have about 5 choices for you to choose from. We had 4. The panna cotta wasn’t really ready yet, and we were pretty full already, so we skipped it.
Now, DON’T YOU THINK THE APPLE TARTE TATIN LOOK SO UNIQUE? Sorry for the caps, just over-excited. LOL. In all honesty, when Chef Christopher told us he was serving us the Apple tarte tatin, I wasn’t quite keen on it…. Changed my mind instantly after tasting this beautiful creation. Especially when eaten with the ice cream and coffee soil next to it.
Champagne mille feuille (RM23)
Note: This is not meant for sharing.
Well, first off, it’s a pretty small dessert. And to divide it into.. 4, is kind of sad ._.
Mousse au chocolat (RM23)
Super rich eggless chocolate mousse. Yes, eggless but you must, must, must try this! It’s so light and fluffy, you can eat the whole cup of it and still have room for more desserts.
Creme brulee (RM21)
Their signature dessert. It’s heavenly, I need not to say more.
The two owners of Topshelf, Hairenna and Christopher.
Topshelf (French Restaurant)
61, Lorong Rahim Kajai 13
Taman Tun Dr. Ismail, 60000
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: 03-7727 7277
Dinner only (4pm-12 midnight)
Closed on Sundays
Peruvie Sangria (RM18 per jug)
A non-alcoholic sangria made of only apple cider and fruits and soda.
This is a pretty new restaurant , only about 4 months old. It is indeed unique because it is probably the only one that serves Peruvian food around here . Even better, within my neighbourhood . WHOO
It’s right next to Penang Village (same owner!) in TTDI, the Star Enterprise side of TTDI.
The process of ordering the chicken is pretty similar to Nandos (Well, saying Nandos is easier to relate to, right?).
A quarter chicken with 2 sidelines would cost you about RM15.90, and a half would be RM24.90.
You must have their chicken soup (additional RM4.90 for set, RM6.90 on it’s own)!! Really, chicken soup for the soul. It’s what I call my comfort food. The soup contains bits of soft rice grains, carrots and small chicken strips.
These are the sidelines that you can choose from !
Coconut rice, potato salad, tomato and cucumber salad, corn, boiled vegetables in garlic butter, shoe string fries and fresh salad.
This, my friend .. Is a bowl of divinity. Naked burrito. With chicken. At the price of RM16,90, you can have this magical bowl of naked burrito. It’s delicious when at whatever temperature. We couldn’t finish it, so we took it home and I had it for breakfast the next day. Cold or hot, it’s still so delicious. Don’t be fooled by the photograph . I was fooled by the looks, really . Buried under the cheese and lettuce, there’s chopped mixed peppers, tomato, corn, cucumber, spiced bean and rice tossed with sour cream. Yummy .
Sausage Strips and Chips (RM8.50)
This would be an awesome snack. Fries with strips of sausages with the best sauce ever – Aji Amarillo. Yummy .
Arroz con leche (RM6.90)
Cinnamon and vanilla rice milk pudding. It’s obviously odd for us Malaysians to have rice in a dessert this way. It’s like eating brown rice in a cup of milk pudding with raisins. I don’t like the raisins part, but the dessert is so good, the raisins are just overlooked. Tsk.
Peruvie Peruvian Grilled Chicken (Halal)
1, Lorong Rahim Kajai 13, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Kuala Lumpur.
Kuey Teow Special (RM10)
Probably the best halal char kuey teow I’ve had in KL . Of course, taste is personal, but… It’s just too good for anyone to not like , for a halal CKT . Yummy . Oh, the amount of prawns they give !! In the picture above, that’s like only a quarter of the amount of prawns they give. No joke
Nasi Ayam (RM5.50)
The rice is a lil’ soft , the chicken is lovely . But nothing really great about it . I just love the kuey teow from this restaurant .
Meet Aidi Suffian , the owner of Doli TTDI branch . He’s friendly, genuinely sincere and polite . Do look out for him and tell him your thoughts about his restaurant food ! I bet he’ll appreciate it very much . (:
Doli Kuey Teow Goreng (Halal)
No 16 Jalan Wan Kadir 4
Taman Tun Dr Ismail
03 – 7722 5351