After a long day, we decided to try Brûlée Brasserie for dinner. Its a newly opened Mediterranean Cafe on the first floor of Casa Tropicana. Occupying just half a shop , its a cozy place ,partitioned for smokers and non-smokers.
The interior is nice with some metal mesh displays of cool posters about coffee and such.
For drinks I decided on Malaysian Latte , Ed had iced Black and Passion Mojito for Ann.
My Malaysian Latte came first. My first reaction was, gosh, that’s tiny ! My impression of lattes is always tall glass ! It just about 150 ml . I would need 3 of that ! Though small in size, it was big in taste ! It was creamy and a bit like local coffee . I was really curious what’s in it and suspect it the Malaysian coffee ( Kopi-O) instead of expresso. I asked and was told it was a mixture of Malaysian coffee ( Yay, I was right!), Horlicks and Milo . could be the Horlicks that contributed to the creamy taste but Milo ? Could not taste the Milo but overall, its good. A must try . Ann was embarrassed that I complained about the size but hey…its Rm9 !
Ed’s iced black was nothing to shout about. It was bitterish but not aromatic.
Ann’s Passion Mojito was …in her words ” like cough mixture ” . Maybe because of the mint but it did taste weird….
We had better luck with the food (thankfully !) . First to come was the Moroccan Beef Pizza. It was about 7 inches diameter crispy flatbread , topped with spiced minced beef with Pomodoro Sauce with melted cheese and olives. Tasty and light , it was a good start for a meal.
(Note : Pomodoro sauce is just a fancy name for a classic Italian tomato based sauce cooked with olive oil and some basil and black pepper )
We then had the Basil Pomodoro Pasta . It was a huge serving of Angel Hair tossed in Pomodoro sauce and topped with minced beef with Moroccan spices. The spices were not overpowering but could not make out the main spice or the basil. Overall was very tasty .
The Chicken Souvalki was our favorite. supposedly a Greek dish, the checken is well marinated , served on a skewer on a bed of baby potatoes and Courgette ( same family with cucumber or zucchini) with Djion Tzatziki sauce. The sauce was really good – almost wanted to ask for more ! Chicken is well marinated and tasty especially with the sauce. I would order this again !
Another House Special is the Arabic Pumpkin soup . It looked like there was a layer of oil on it when served. It said on the menu that it will be garnished with pumpkin seeds and onion oil. I didn’t see any seeds. It was served with crispy Lebanese bread . There was a strong taste of oregano which I didn’t mind . Overall , pretty good. Should have been served earlier.
We were really looking forward to the Creme Brulee . Since the place is called Brulee , this has to be their signature dish ? We were not disappointed. The Brulee was not the smoothest but the taste was good, not too sweet and a good hint of cardamon. The top layer of caramelised sugar was well done and complemented the brulee.
It was a great dinner though we were not too happy with the drinks. Will come back even just for the creme brulee ……..