Food Review – Meat Point Taman Tun Dr. Ismail (TTDI)

[Review]

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Continuing my series on food and beverage establishments in Taman Tun Dr. Ismail is Meat Point – a steakhouse tucked away in a more unassuming part of TTDI between the Standard Chartered bank and Frisky Goat. Meat Point has been around for over four (4) years, and is known among residents of TTDI and surrounding areas as the go to place to enjoy good steak/ lamb.

Owned by a Malay restaurateur, the restaurant is pork-free and alcohol-free and enjoys a good mix of both Malay and non-Malay customers. I’ve been wanting to try it for some time now and finally I had the opportunity to visit one quiet evening.

 

The establishment has both an air-conditioned indoor dining area and an al fresco open air dining area

The establishment has both an air-conditioned indoor dining area and an al fresco open air dining area

Snapped this pic when I was leaving the restaurant at 10.30pm as not to disturb the other diners there earlier. The interior of the restaurant is family friendly and tastefully decorated.

Snapped this pic when I was leaving the restaurant at 10.30pm as not to disturb the other diners there earlier. The interior of the restaurant is family friendly and tastefully decorated.

Large paintings line the walls giving the place some character

Large paintings line the walls giving the place some character

When you wish to order your meat, firstly head over to the meat chiller to select your meat. The meats at Meat Point are chilled and not frozen. Chilled meat is fresh meat produced from freshly slaughtered animals or poultry and stored under refrigeration without being frozen. This results in better flavour and a more even cook.

When you wish to order your meat, firstly head over to the meat chiller to select your meat. The meats at Meat Point are chilled and not frozen. Chilled meat is fresh meat produced from freshly slaughtered animals or poultry and stored under refrigeration without being frozen. This results in better flavour and a more even cook.

Take your pics of the various meats in the chillers - beef, lamb or salmon.

Take your pics of the various meats in the chillers – beef, lamb or salmon.

Wagyu

Wagyu

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Angus

 

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Grain fed

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Grass fed

Lamb

Lamb

Salmon

Salmon

Pass the meat to the staff and tell them your preferred done-ness of your beef/ lamb (please for heaven’s sake DO NOT order anything above “medium” to ensure that you get a juicy and tender steak instead of a piece of rubber). Then head back to your table and order your appetiser. soup, salad or dessert.

Here’s a look at what we had.

 

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SCALLOPS – RM24.00++

Scallops in a creamy garlic white sauce with herbs, served with mixed sautéed vegetables

This dish is only available when the scallops are in stock and we were lucky that night that they were! Plump and juicy scallops pan seared and served with some sautéed vegetables! Pretty good value for money I must say. Use the broccoli to soak up the balance of the creamy garlic sauce.

 

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ROAST BEEF ROLL – RM16.00++

Asparagus wrapped in roast beef, topped with melted Cheddar, Mustard, BBQ and Caribbean sauce

These were really gorgeous! Cheesy, meaty and with the flavours and textures of the asparagus, this was a real party on the palate! Don’t share this one among more than two (2) people!

 

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CREAM OF MUSHROOM SOUP – RM15.00++

Classic mushroom soup cooked with two (2) varieties of mushroom served with two (2) slices of house baguette

I liked the earthy flavours of the mushroom soup which was definitely made from scratch and not the instant/ powdered/ commercial type. It was not too creamy which is good so that you can actually taste the mushrooms and two slices of house baguette was definitely not enough to go with this heartwarming soup!

 

Then it was time for the mains

Then it was time for the mains

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Wagyu Tenderloin (Marbling 7)

A perfect medium rare! Just how I love my steak!

A perfect medium rare! Just how I love my steak!

WAGYU TENDERLOIN – RM269.78++

Comes with a choice of two sides and a sauce.

Choose two (2) sides from waffle fries, sautéed vegetables, steamed vegetables, mashed potatoes, french fries or potato wedges.

Choose one (1) sauce from black pepper, mushroom, garlic butter, mint sauce (for lamb) or chimichurri.

208 grams of pure bliss! Tender, juicy and oh so flavourful. Each bite was a little taste of heaven! We chose the chimichurri sauce to go along with this however before you slather on the sauce onto your steak, do try it first to appreciate its natural taste. Actually for quality cuts of meats like the one above, I won’t even bother with sauce as all it will do is mask the true goodness of the meat. We ended eating the delicious chimichurri sauce with the potato wedges instead.

 

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LAMB FRENCH RACK – RM62.29++

Comes with a choice of two sides and a sauce. (Same choices of sides/ sauces as the beef above)

180 grams of tender and flavourful lamb cooked medium rare (yes lamb like beef can be cooked medium rare and please don’t waste a gorgeous piece of lamb by overcooking it until it becomes tough and dry like rubber). We chose the mint sauce to go along with it but trust me – the lamb was delicious enough on its own. We ended up wasting most of the sauce. The sides made this main a very hearty dish indeed. I loved the creamy mashed potatoes while the vegetables were decently prepared (I don’t really like eating vege but I try to do so to maintain a balanced diet).

 

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CREME BRULEE – RM15.00++

A sweet dessert made of smooth, thick custard covered with a hard top of cooked sugar

My partner in crime ended up eating most of this dessert as I’m not much of a dessert person. The creme brulee was a nice sweet end to the meal though and the top was nicely torched ensuring a hard coat of sugar on top of the lovely custard beneath.

 

Meat Point TTDI is an unpretentious neighbourhood steakhouse that really knows how to serve a well-prepared steak! You can opt for a more value for money cut, or splurge on a cut of wagyu for special occasions. The choice is yours! They do have other items on the menu such as pastas and chicken, but their specialty has to be the beef and lamb. The service is pretty good and the staff can assist in explaining the different types and cuts of meats available.

Parking is ample and free in the evenings – just try not to park directly under the trees unless you like washing your car.

 

Meat Point TTDI is located at:

62, Jalan Burhanuddin Helmi,

Taman Tun Dr Ismail,

60000 Kuala Lumpur,

Malaysia.

 

Telephone: 03-7733 3573

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ttdimeatpoint/

 

Thanks for having us Meat Point!

Thanks for having us Meat Point!

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