There’s a lighter bounce to Chef Yenni Law’s steps these days. Yenni is one of the most hardworking chefs I know – she pushes herself relentlessly in her quest to improve Meatology’s offerings, serving up ever-delicious food to her customers and just doing something better and different every time. After months of brainstorming, creating, testing, improvising and fine-tuning a huge variety of dishes with her protege, Chef Shelly Saw, Yenni finally presents the 2019 new menu for Meatology as well as some festive items for Christmas and New Year. So, that explains the light bouncy steps and that almost-relieved demeanour in Yenni.
Fresh from the recent success of her 2nd cookbook “The Rice Pot” (a collaboration with Her World magazine) which won her the 1st Place for Best in the World Gourmand Awards, Yenni hardly had a moment of rest. That’s because not long after receiving this award, Yenni bagged the title “Most Inspiring Entrepreneur of the Year” category at the Hospitality Asia Platinum Awards (HAPA) just a few months ago.
You’d think that after that gruelling pace, Yenni would take a breather but heck, no. I think the word “rest” doesn’t exist in her vocabulary or philosophy. Some people thrive on adrenaline and I think Yenni is probably one of those, although she’d counter that it’s entirely something else! Not one to rest on any laurel, Yenni burned many cans of midnight oil for this new menu.
But before I dive into the new dishes, let’s check out the festive dishes available now in Meatology. Yenni’s popular Roast Turkeys, which she has been roasting for 23 years, are available at RM428++ for a whole bird. Orders are pouring in, so if you want to catch one of these, call in your order now!
However, if you are dining at Meatology this festive season and wants to try the famous turkey and obviously can’t eat an entire bird, well, do order a portion of it. Yes, you can now savour a portion of the succulent roast turkey with all the trimmings and 2 types of sauce!
Christmas & New Year Specials:
Portion Roast Turkey (RM58.80)
Not fond of turkey? No worries, the festive menu offers several other options, all of which are just lip-smacking good! Take a look…
Seared Grouper with Caper Lime Butter (RM48.80) – flavours and texture are spot-on with the tangy lime cutting through the buttery richness of the sauce.
Spicy Sour Cream Spiney Lobster with Chips (RM178.80) – that sauce is so amazing we just have to order an additional portion of chips to mop it all up!
Grilled Spanish Octopus Tentacle with Spiked Concasse & Garlic (RM43.70) – take my advice, don’t ever share this dish, have one entire portion to yourself because that piece of octopus tentacle is just out of this world!
Before I present some of Yenni’s new dishes, let me remind you that if you are ever at Meatology on a Sunday evening, the Roast Pork (siu yook) is a must-have. Tender layers of fatty & lean pork beneath a wondrous golden crusty skin… that’s what perfect porky dreams are made of. Yenni and Shelly take hours to prep and roast the pork belly and this plate of exquisite meat is testimony of that dedication.
Roast Pork (RM38.80) – on Sunday only
The newly-minted menu at Meatology is a semi-pictorial one and my personal favourites are the Grilled Cincaluk Pork, Truffle Spaghetti, Grilled Grain-fed Aged Ribeye and the Herbal Seafood Toddy. Using cincaluk as a marinade is a stroke of genius – somehow that briney prawny flavour of cincaluk penetrated well into the pork and with masterful grilling, those pieces of grilled tender juicy pork belly promises complete satisfaction.
Grilled Chincaluk Pork (RM23.80)
Truffle Spaghetti (RM35.80) – pasta done beautifully al dente with the unmistakeable perfume of truffles
Grilled Grain-fed Aged Ribeye (RM35/100g) – amazing flavour and texture, enhanced nicely by Yenni’s skilful grilling
Herbal Seafood Toddy (RM48.80) with fresh seafood, slippery & smooth lai fun, the herbal broth is cooked with toddy. This warms the stomach and soul in the most delightful way, especially on a wet chilly evening!
Other creative dishes on the revamped menu are…
Gratin (RM23.80) Baby Lobster with mentaiko gratinade
Tempeh & Chickpea (RM13.80) – if you love tempeh, check this out!
Ladies Lap Cheong (RM13.80) – a quirky match, for sure!
Chilli Lime Ribs (RM48.80) – falling-off-the-bone tender ribs with a spicy kick
I’m quite sad that my favourite boozy Sinful Soufflé is no longer on the Desserts list. If I have to pick something to replace it, it has to be the Real Rum & Raisin Pie. Yes, it’s true – there’s real rum in the housemade ice-cream, compressed onto a base of crumbly crusty pastry. It is divine.
Real Rum & Raisin Pie (RM18.80)
Yorkshire Pudding Flambe (RM32.80) flambe with alcohol, served with sweet red wine reduction and plated at table-side
Forbidden Rice Brulèe (RM14.80) – French custard with burnt palm sugar, forbidden rice and bananas
Meatology is also a pet-friendly eatery, so don’t be surprised to see dog-lovers bringing their furkids for a night out at the TTDI neighbourhood’s well-loved restaurant.
16 Lorong Rahim Kajai 14
Taman Tun Dr Ismail
60000 Kuala Lumpur
Opens from 3.00pm onwards
Closed on Tuesdays (*open on Christmas & New Year’s Day)