Tim Chew needs no introduction in the blogging industry here in KL. He's that dude with lots of chicks around all the time & still manages to KEEP IT REAL. Over the years, we've become really good friends & I owe it to him for the fun times I've had as a blogger. He had a hand in making me who I am today. Always pushing me to blog & party with him.
And so this year, this dear friend of mine turns...... Ok, I better not say. He'll probably start nagging at me like the uncle that he is. =P As usual, Tim turns any occasion into work including his own birthday! This time, we went to Monte's by Lyn in Bangsar Shopping Centre.
Let me share with you some of the great dishes available at Monte's
|For starters, we had some amazing buttery escargots! I loved them! They tasted as good as the ones I had in Paris!|
1/2 dozen of escargots - RM19.00
|For snacking before the main meal, we had some nachos with guacamole and sour cream dip.|
A choice of chicken/vegetarian with cheddar cheese on crispy corn tortilla chips – RM19.00
|Tim had the oxtail soup which I thought was *ahem* cause I was once told that among the Malays, when a man needs extra 'energy' for sex, he drinks oxtail soup. (Don't know how true)|
It was definitely robust & tasty.
Fresh Oxtail Soup – RM18.00
|Scallops - food of the riches. One bite & you get fresh yummeh scallop drenched in sweet potato puree & taragon butter!Juicy Seared Sea Scallops (1/2 dozen) – RM39.00|
|The Ribeye steak was done to a perfect medium rare! Juicy & tender! (That's how you should have your steaks) You get a choice of black pepper sauce, brown sauce, mushroom sauce but honestly, it's good enough on it's own. Ribeye Steak – RM63.00|
|I was really happy with my order. The lamb shank was so tender and easy to bite. Definitely, a big thumbs up from me!|
Braised Lamb Shank – RM35.00
As it was Tim's birthday, the owner Lyn had made some arrangements for the birthday dinner. We had funny party hats & bunny ears. I would show you a personalized menu which was designed especially for Tim but I don't know if Tim would be cool with publicizing it. =P
He got a special birthday cake too! Banana split with lots of balls & strawberries! I thought the personalized touch to the whole evening was very tasteful and definitely made it an extra special night for Tim.
Happy Birthday, Tim!
Lot F 112, Level 1, Bangsar Shopping Center, Jalan Maarof,
59000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (https://goo.gl/maps/AfuZ0)
Telephone: (603) 2094 1112/3
Operating Hours: 11.30am to 11.00pm daily
*Monte’s by Lyn is pork-free but serves alcohol.
*Photo credits: Andy Kho Photography