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The Royal Siraj Oyster, Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur

by Bangsar Babe

The Royal Siraj Oysters

Oysters are never my favourite thing to eat because I hardly come across good ones. The ones available during buffets are not as fresh and I would like them to be, so I seldom take more than two. At Le Meridien recently, I was introduced to the Royal Siraj Oyster, an award winning species named after Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin Syed Putra Jamalullail. The oysters are available at the bar, along with a variety of condiments, lemon wedge and Tabasco sauce.

Carefully placing the oysters on a bed of ice to prevent the precious liquid from spilling out.

I watched as the oysters were shucked on the spot and carefully placed on a bed of ice to prevent the precious liquid from spilling out. These were delicious – pearl white content and deep cupped shape – the oysters were sweet and fatty with a mild saline taste. I finished ½ dozen with ease, and was tempted to indulge in more.

“Here…try this!” Chef Antoine said, while scooping some Tobiko Sauce and American Cocktail on two oysters. The former gave the oyster an interesting twist, but I didn’t care much for the American Cocktail – it tasted like Thousand Island sauce; a bit passé. The best way to savour these oysters is with a squeeze of lime and a dash of Tabasco sauce, I feel.

With the oysters I drank a crisp and citrusy sauvignon blanc, which complemented the sweet and briny flavour of the oysters. These may not be Canadian Oysters or Sydney Rock Oysters, but they taste just as delicious, if not more, since they are available locally.

The Royal Siraj Oyster is available at Conservatory from Wednesday to Fridays between 6pm – 9pm for RM40++ (1/2 dozen) inclusive of a glass of wine. Promotion ends 31 December 2011.

Fauzy and Chef Antoine, with their Royal Siraj Oysters

Ambiance: 7/10
Price: 6/10
Oysters: 7/10
Verdict: The oysters were sweet and fatty with a mild saline taste. Good stuff!

Le Meridien
2 Jalan Stesen Sentral,
50470 Kuala Lumpur
03-2263 7434

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Sean November 9, 2011 - 2:40 pm

whoa, oysters that are fit for a king! i’ve never tried this variety before, but it looks luscious. and half-a-dozen with so many different condiments plus a glass of wine for RM40++? this sounds like the best bargain that le meridien has concocted this year! :D

Bangsar Babe November 9, 2011 - 2:49 pm

I think so too! They should do more promotions like this…:)

Adam November 9, 2011 - 3:08 pm

Like Sean said, for RM40++ it looks very reasonable! Guess that’s the different with Buatan Malaysia =D Dunno if I would feel weird just going there for 6 oysters though..lol

Btw, very nice new layout! Although I do miss that cute little car towing all the food..haha

Bangsar Babe November 9, 2011 - 3:13 pm

Then go for a dozen! And head over to Prime or Favola… :)

Thanks! It was time to grow up I guess, hence the change. Hehe

Michelle chin November 9, 2011 - 5:50 pm

they do look creamy and not to mention, dreamy. all that zinc must be good for the skin yeah!

Bangsar Babe November 10, 2011 - 12:20 am

Hahaha….yeah. I should load up on oysters! :)

boo_licious November 9, 2011 - 11:55 pm

Wow, local oysters that are plump and juicy. Must give these a try and see how they fare compared to the other varieties. Love the new layout too.

Bangsar Babe November 10, 2011 - 12:21 am

Thanks Boo!

Yes, do try and see if you like them…

Ryan November 12, 2011 - 7:17 pm

Do you know if you can buy oysters like this in a market somewhere?? I’ve looked all over the place and can’t find any. I would love to get some so I can put them in my seafood gumbo next time I make it! (I’m from South Louisiana, living in Shah Alam now).

Thanks and great blog

Bangsar Babe November 12, 2011 - 7:29 pm

Hi Ryan,

I don’t quite know where to get such oysters. But you can try your luck at supermarkets like Mercato and Cold Storage.


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