There were two appetizers – first was the light and fresh Shrimp and Fish ‘Cocktail’ priced at RM38. The cocktail was paired with momotaro and coriander emulsion, melange of marinated heirloom tomatoes, fragrant leaves, tempeh crumble, black rice crisp and laksa kefir dressing.
Shrimp and Fish ‘Cocktail’
The other was the Chicken and Almond Terrine. Thickly sliced, the terrine made a great appetizer served with crunchy locally sourced fragrant greens, pickles, nutmeg fruit relish and laksa kefir dressing. “The nutmeg is a versatile fruit grown in our very own backyard,” said Nanne.
Chicken and Almond Terrine RM38
As for the Roasted Tomato Soup, it was brightened up with refreshing taste from fresh tomatoes, thyme and basil oil. Balanced with sourdough granola, it was a warm and comforting treat.
Main dishes were soon served upon the table, with the Oven Roasted Salmon and the Local Herb Crusted Lamb Rack.
The Oven Roasted Salmon was beautifully presented. Set upon warm crushed baby potato and coconut salad, the dish has its flavor rounded with roasted cauliflower, lemon and capers besides dots of yellow curry emulsion.
Oven Roasted Salmon RM70
Then came the melt-in-the-mouth texture Local Herb Crusted Lamb Rack with slow roasted truss tomato. For further depth of flavor, Chef Nanne delivered the dish with interesting flavor combinations. Coming into play are sauces such as curried roselle jus, ‘roulade’ of marinated zucchini and lamb jam, and creamy taro root mousseline.
Local Herb Crusted Lamb Rack RM80
For a sweet finale, there were two desserts. The first was the Toasted Carrot Cake with raisin puree, pineapple and kafir lime relish, and burst of coldness from the rum and raisin ice cream.
The other dessert was the Flourless Bitter Sweet Chocolate Gateaux. The chef had the smooth chocolaty gateaux paired with textures of nutmeg, papaya and nutmeg sorbet.
While both proved to be inviting, it was the Flourless Bitter Sweet Chocolate Gateaux that I reached out for seconds. It was beautifully created, melting in the mouth leaving a chocolatey sweet memory.
Flourless Bitter sweet Chocolate Gateaux RM28
Toasted Carrot Cake RM28
For more of what’s available in Suffolk House Restaurant’s menus, you can visit their website. Business hours of the restaurant are from 10am to 11pm daily.
Suffolk House is located on Jalan Air Itam, next to the Malaysian German Society. Direction-wise, if you’re heading from Air Itam, look out for the left small lane before Methodist Boys School. This lane will take you pass the Malaysian German Society and eventually to the opulent building.