Epicuro remains one of the best dining treasures I discovered last year and it still remains firmly on my list of favourites. Its famed Pork Chops, created by Yugin has been raved over and over (and not only by me)… truth be told, I never fail to order that at Epicuro.
However, Epicuro is not all about its delectable pork chops, as I discovered in an invited meal there a couple of months ago. Yes, this post is two months overdue and I’m guilty as charged but I shall not delve into the reasons why. Instead, let me rave about Epicuro’s other epic dishes which were crafted by Yugin.
During special occasions and upon request, Yugin does come up with some special items on the menu. Take the Spinach-encrusted Seabass (RM36.90) for example. Two thick fillets of sea bass were covered by a lovely herb-enhanced spinach mash and grilled. The fresh sweetness of the flaky fish was delightfully evident and the sides of tangy cucumber and mango salad was a clever touch as the flavours all paired very well.
It’s the first time I had a beef steak here and Yugin’s rendition of the Australian Grain-fed Ribeye (RM59.90) was faultless. The medium-rare tender cut was perfectly cooked with a most pink centre that’s immensely satisfying. I love the creamy mash with nice chunky bits that pillowed the ribeye and a simple salad of crisp greens completed the dish.
Like I said, a meal at Epicuro is never complete without its pork chops. The thick brined chops were as good as ever.
As pasta goes, I prefer mine done the simple aglio olio style. Carbonara is never quite my choice simply because I’m not keen on thick creamy sauces clinging onto my pasta. The Spaghetti Carbonara (RM18.90) here is not overly rich but is nicely scented with smokey bacon and fresh herbs. The yolk from the poached egg enriched the pasta further and all in all, this carbonara is pretty good, I must say, for someone who’s not really a carbonara fan. If I have to choose a carbonara to eat, Epicuro’s wins hands down.
Besides the pork chop, the other item that makes me miss Epicuro is their Tiramisu (RM13.90). It’s really one of the best and I adore its generous lashings of liquor melded with the mascarpone and moist sponge layers. It used to be served in individual glasses but now it’s served in cut squares. Same splendid tastes, just different shape, that’s all.
Vanilla Creme Brûlée with Mixed Berries (RM13.90) is all about silky smooth custard spiked with tangy strawberries – a perfect combo.
New on the menu is Yugin’s fluffy Waffles served with chocolate ice-cream and dashes of maple syrup. The golden crispy layer of the waffles tastes as good as it looks.
So now there are many more delicious reasons to go back to Epicuro. Oh there’re some changes to the deco there too, new touches here and there to make it a more comfortable experience for its diners. Go check it out.
20 Jalan SS21/35
47400 Petaling Jaya
Tue – Fri, 11am – 11pm
Sat – Sun, 10am – 11pm