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Interlude, TTDI

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17-hour slow cooked pork belly with Gribiche inspired sauce and grated egg white

If I could name a star dish at Interlude in TTDI, it would be the 17-hour slow cooked pork belly. Not that the other dishes weren’t good – they were in their own right but imagine this amazingly tender chunk of pork belly with buttery fat and crackly skin on a base of Rabin’s (chef and owner) rendition of Sauce Gribiche.

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Mushroom soup

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Made from scratch

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Tomato bruschetta

Interlude started out as a tapas bar, and slowly introduced more dishes to cater to customer demands. I liked the mushroom soup (RM18) – earthy, medium-bodied and full of flavour. The tomato bruschetta (RM12) was simple but nicely executed, topped with freshly chopped parsley and olive oil for aroma. But the

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Grilled prawns in spicy tomato salsa

Highly recommended was the grilled prawns (RM30) — plump and crisp, and coated in spicy tomato salso. This was my favourite from the tapas selection at Interlude.

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Trio of sliders

I opted to try each of the chicken, pork and beef patty for the trio of sliders (RM25) and of the lot, I liked the chicken best. For some reason, the pork patty was under-seasoned with a drier texture compared to the other two. I also liked the beef patty, which was moist, juicy and of just the right fat ratio.

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Nantua spaghetti with seafood

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Carrot pappardelle

The Nantua spaghetti (RM30) comprised a delicious medley of seafood in a creamy, robust sauce. Delicious as it was, it was the carrot pappardelle (RM16) that bowled me over. I never expected a simple dish of carrot strips in a puree of carrot and orange to taste so good.

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Roasted vegetable tart

Another vegetarian offering at Interlude would be the roasted vegetable tart (RM16), featuring seasonal vegetables in homemade sauce and cheese topping. This was similar to lasagna, and a tasty one at that. If you’re into finger food, skip the conventional fries and try the sweet potato wedges instead. I was skeptical at first but this was very moreish. I couldn’t stop reaching for another, and another, and another.

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Sweet potato wedges

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Crispy Norwegian salmon with kimchi and caviar

I have to applaud the kitchen for the creativity of dishes served, like the crispy Norwegian salmon (RM30), which they paired with kimchi, caviar and rocket pesto. A very unusual combination and a daring one at that. But it was a great marriage of flavours – there was sweet, sour, spicy and savoury, well orchestrated and truly memorable.

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Moroccan style lamb rack

The Moroccan style lamb rack (RM40) was equally as good, and cooked to medium rare and tender at the centre. I loved the flavour profile for this; spicy and slightly nutty, to offset the richness of the meat and fat.

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Good stuff

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House special cheesecake

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Chocolate lava with peanut butter ice cream

For dessert, I opted for the house special cheesecake (RM20) and the chocolate lava (RM18), served with peanut butter ice cream. I found the ice cream a bit too strong in peanut butter essence, which slightly overpowered the taste of the cake. I’m generally not a fan of cheesecake but Interlude’s version makes one of my favourites in Klang Valley.

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Green winter

They serve potent cocktails too – some too sweet for my liking but I enjoyed the Green Winter (RM22), a concoction of vodka, triple sec and cucumber juice. Tastes deliciously unassuming but hits you like a brick later on.

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Another photo of the pork belly…because it’s so good!

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Ambiance: 6/10
Price: 6/10
Food: 7.5/10 (non halal)
Verdict: The dishes are hearty and creative. I highly recommend the lamb, fish and of course, the pork belly.

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Interlude
50, Lorong Rahim Kajai 14,
Taman Tun Dr Ismail,
60000 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-7733 7119
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