June 3, 2016

Maria’s Steak Café @ Bangsar Baru

Steak Paradise and More…

The simplest dish in life is also the hardest dish to get it cooked right. There’s nothing to hide in simple dish as it is what it is, and is the most scrumptious dish when it’s cooked to perfection. That said, looking for a great steak is not as easy as one may think. Many places do have a good steak but if you’re looking for a great one, that’s very few.

A recent visit to Maria’s Steak Café with my family turned out to be very pleasurable indeed. I have heard about Maria’s steak through friends but never had the chance to visit them. So when I did finally made it there one evening after work, it was indeed a very memorable one. Maria’s Steak Café has two outlets with one in Damansara Perdana and one in Bangsar.

We visited the Bangsar outlet one early evening after work. The restaurant was fairly quiet since we was early but it was filled up later while we were dining. The ambiance was dim and very warming. Great for an evening with your loved ones. Minimalist décor with dark wood furniture contrasting with light wood neutrals and chandeliers, Maria’s Steak Café oozes with charm and warmth.

The menu was sufficiently filled with enough choices to keep most diners of all ages happy. I brought my little one and he was thrilled that there was pasta in the menu for him. A quick order after several recommendations, we settled down to enjoy the serenity in the café.

Drinks arrived shortly with a Carrot Milk (RM11.50) for D, Green Apple Lychee Sparker (RM11) and Green Apple Mojito (RM11) for us.

Our first appetizer of Spicy Mussels (RM22) smells heavenly. Large mussels cooked in piquant tomato sauce and served with golden Garlic Bread looked really good too. Even my little one, who hardly eats seafood, said he wanted to try this dish. The mussels were cooked just right, tender and juicy. We simply adored the garlicky golden crispy bread and devoured this in seconds.

The boys had soups each and they were pretty happy polishing up the soups.

The Wild Mushroom Soup (RM9.50) was D’s favorite. I tasted some and the soup was velvety and creamy. Full of earthy and comforting mushroom notes, every spoonful of the soup was very satisfying.

The other half had the Fresh Pumpkin Soup (RM9.50) and he too commented that the soup was good. Not too sweet like some pumpkin soups tend to be but rather a nice balance of savory notes as well as sweetness. It is also very smooth and silky, making it easy to enjoy.

The little one opted for his favorite Spaghetti Bolognese (RM19). The pasta is cooked well to al dente and the chicken Bolognese was decent although not as robust as I usually like mine to be. Nevertheless, D polished this off happily without a peep.

My steak arrived and it looked so good! The Australian Wagyu 7 (M95/100gm) was gorgeously well-charred with a nice crust. I ordered medium rare and was very pleased with the result.

As soon as I cut into the wagyu, the pinkness was absolutely gorgeous. The marbling of 7 meant the wagyu is pretty fatty and this can only mean flavours, flavours and flavours. A bite of the wagyu and I was literally convinced that I have found one of the best steak house in the city. The crusty bits on the outside of the wagyu was divine and a bomb of flavours and textures. The tender meat was juicy and sublime. While a side of mustard was served, I was pretty much just satisfied with how tasty this wagyu on its own was. If there is one word to sum up this piece of wagyu, it would have to be Divine!

The side of roasted potatoes and sautéed vegetables was decent and they were meant to be sidekicks to the near perfect steak. Ah… the steak was simply unforgettable…

The next main of N.Z. Baby Cutlet (RM54) was also very delicious. Three pieces of well-trimmed lamb cutlets was very succulent and well grilled. Still a blush pink inside, the lamb was so very tasty and enjoyable with the side of Mint sauce. Also served with the same sidekicks as my steak, the other half walloped the dish happily.

We thought we might was well go all out and have desserts too after our very satisfying mains. When asked about their signature desserts, we were told that the Tiramisu and Prune Cake are their best sellers.

The Tiramisu (RM15) was served in a dessert glass. Light, fluffy and creamy, it has got all the passing marks of a good solid Tiramisu. This one would have scored higher points if it has more booze in it for me.

The Prune Cake (RM9.50), on the other hand, won lots of brownie points with us. Served warm, the cake may looked plain but was a very moist and scrumptious cake with just the right balance of sweetness. We tasted the prunes in the cake and the deep caramelized richness that elevated this simple cake to an explosion of flavours in our mouth.

It was a lovely evening at Maria’s Steak Café. Food was certainly very satisfying, especially the steak. Maria’s has obviously nailed their steaks to near perfectness and I would gladly return just alone for their steaks. The café has got a nice friendly neighborhood vibe and is great for family, friends as well as business dining. Rest assured, we will be back…

10% off your Total Bill

Guess what? Fans of Chasing Food Dreams will received a 10% off their Total Bill whenever they dine at Maria’s Steak Café. Just mentioned my blog name ‘Chasing Food Dreams’ and you’ll receive that discount when you dine-in. This offer is valid till end of June 2016.

58, Jalan Maarof,
Bangsar Baru,
59100 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-2282 2220

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    After about a year, Tunku realised that he was making very little progress in his studies. After a meeting with Mr. Ezekiel, his guardian, in the office of the Crown Agents, Ezekiel arranged for Tunku to move to Cambridge and to be taught by and live with Basil Atkinson. Atkinson was an experienced tutor and he also prepared Tunku to sit in a university entrance examination known as " Little Go". The following year, he took the entrance exams and he obtained high marks for all his papers with a Pass for the whole examination. He was accepted as an undergraduate at St Catharine's College, one of the colleges of the University of Cambridge, and graduated with a bachelor's degree of Arts in Law and History in 1925.

    Five years after sailing from Singapore, at the age of 23, he sailed home. The Crown agents secured Tunku a berth in a passenger ship, which stopped at Penang. Tunku Ibrahim, the Regent, and his eldest brother was unhappy with Tunku's choice of degrees and he ordered Tunku to return to England to be admitted to the English Bar. On Tunku's initiative, the Malay Society of Great Britain was formed, with Tuanku Abdul Rahman of Negeri Sembilan (later the 1st Yang Di-Pertuan Agong) as president and Tunku Abdul Rahman of Kedah as Honorary Secretary and the driving force.

    Datuk YIP KUM FOOK is also a lawyer but he has a different lifestyle, we have many lawyer friends, and they are very kind and compassionate people, this YIP KUM FOOK (lawyer) to suck people's money only

    Many people don’t know about YIP KUM FOOK where, or at which university did he get a degree in law? we are too suspicious of him because he is cheating people everywhere and please be careful with him

    Sharing by Lai, Kepong Hulu

  2. YIP KUM FOOK (MCA Gombak) destroyed the Sangha in Malaysia from the early 2000s to today but he will suffer until he goes from this life or the next life depending on his karma according to Buddhist teachings, he could not run it in previous times.

    YIP KUM FOOK and his teams (2 police) came to Temple to force Sanghas out of the Temple, this is a rebel and insulted Buddhist teaching or insulted Buddha's place (Holy place) "YIP KUM FOOK WILL FALL IN HELL AS SOON AS POSSIBLE"

    Whoever commits that karma will reciprocate. Buddha taught people to be good people to abstain from all evil and evil deeds by doing good deeds and good deeds not to encroach on the animal world and fellow humans don't give a damn

    Please share with everyone to know about big karma Buddhist teaching, this YIP KUM FOOK of president SAMNAK SAMBODHI BUDDHIST ASSOCIATION, at Taman Desa Jaya, Kepong. Kuala Lumpur

    Shared by Tony Yap & Robert
    Buddhist Maha Vihara, 123, Jalan Berhala, Brickfields, 50470 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

  3. Anonymous Anonymous said...
    We are the former committee members of the SAMNAK SAMBODHI BUDDHIST TEMPLE in Taman Desa Jaya, Kepong, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. That we would like to inform about something like the history of the Temple to all Buddhists to know in Malaysia and other countries in the world

    This SAMNAK SAMBODHI was started in 1989, at Taman Ehsan by Sangha from Kelantan, there was a rental house for our Temple and our Master’s payment for the Temple, how difficult it was at that time but our Master was very patient in what matter for the Temple.

    We moved to No: 25 Jalan 5 Taman Desa Jaya, near Taman Daya in 1992 but the Temple here is no longer, then in 1993 again moved to the place now, we are knowing well about the SAMNAK SAMBODHI BUDDHIST TEMPLE

    Last time, SAMNAK SAMBODHI BUDDHIST TEMPLE was very famous for various activities such as Dhamma Sunday School, free form five tuition on BM, Wesak Day celebration, Kathina celebration, Loy Krathong festival, blood donation, Chinese New Year Oil Lamp and others.

    This time is very different in the past and the committee hires foreign monks to take care of Temple only and sometimes the president of the Temple (YIP KUM FOOK) invites some Tibetan monks and Thai monks to wipe out their misfortune only, the Temple became a private place of the family

    How to embarrass the devotees, the committee must rethink the matter because of the Temple donation fund by the devotees

    Sharing by Lum Tuck choy, Taman Desa Jaya, Kepong

    July 13, 2022 at 12:47 PM

  4. Kini, Taman Desa Jaya, Kepong adalah satu berita yang sangat buruk kerana salah seorang ahli politik melakukan kerja kotor di Kuil Buddha dan membawa sistem politik bermain di kuil sehingga ahli masyarakat lari dan presiden Kuil ini (Samnak Sambodhi). ) ialah Datuk Yip Kum Fook yang merupakan bekas pengerusi MCA di Taman Daya , Kepong dan pengerusi MCA Gombak

    Lelaki ini (Datuk Yip) selalu menelefon polis untuk menangkap sami Buddha dan menutup pintu Kaabah untuk tidak membenarkan sami Buddha masuk untuk menginap, semua sami Buddha terpaksa menyewa hotel untuk seketika…Mr Tan dan Kelemahan Encik Wah pada hari itu, pasukannya, samseng dan dua anggota polis datang mengganggu Ven. Phra Piyadhamma (Pulau Pinang atau bekas CID dari Singapura)

    Sejak kejadian itu, ramai penganut meninggalkan kuil kerana di kuil, mereka melakukan perkara yang tidak baik, kini jawatankuasa mengambil sami Buddha Myanmar untuk berkhidmat kerana mereka tidak mengambil berat tentang masalah Kuil sebelum ini atau Datuk Yip Kum Fook…ini seorang yang sangat kotor kerana dia boleh menipu semua orang

    Kini Datuk Yip Kum Fook dan pasukannya akan menderita dan terluka kerana ramai yang tahu apa yang berlaku…ada yang ramai tidak suka Datuk Yip Kum Fook dan dia akan tahu apakah dosa terbesar dalam agama Buddha?

    Dikongsi oleh Ah Wah, Selayang Jaya