Brandy added to Chef Yenni Law's secret BBQ sauce lifts her signature Meatology Ribs (RM45+) to divine gastronomic heights. Trust me, fans of swine would swoon and pick every bone clean after the first bite. This speciality and a parade of new dishes are now the top draw for Boathouse customers in Taman Tun Dr Ismail (TTDI) after the resto's recent rebirth.
The existing aqua-bar - a constant feature from Boathouse days - is still upfront; where creative cocktails such as White Lady (RM26+) and Slippery Martini (RM26+) continue to be whipped up and served to order.
Okay, those who rather duck that offering may find greater appeal in reeling in some sashimi-grade Blue Fin Tuna (RM69+) instead. Prepared tartare-style with a lightly seared crust, the succulent, thickly sliced fish with its inherently meaty accent should float your boat when complemented by citrus ponzu sauce.
Enjoy dining with some dramatic flair? Then treat yourself to a fiery performance when you order Steak on Fire (RM50+). Get your smartphones ready to roll when the waitstaff flambés a 200g Aussie tenderloin steak with VSOP brandy pepper sauce at your tableside.
We asked for a medium rare steak and presto, the hunk of meat was on point when cut - superbly juicy with hints of booze to amplify the droolworthy flavours.
For those who eschews beef, the delectable alternative is Swine Neck Steak Flambé (RM59+) featuring a 220g slab of pork neck meat cooked with equal finesse before your eyes. We relished every morsel of that too which had intermingling peppery, buttery and boozy nuances.
The heat came on in the house speciality of Fiery Ribs (RM45+) but we daresay locals would take to this like bees to honey. Smothered in a hot chunky chilli sauce similar to sambal, the meaty pork ribs covered in that reduction of red and dried chillies proved local inspired sauces would literally leave you in tears.
Lots of TLC went into the Smoked Lamb Muscle (RM43+). After deboning, the 200g lamb leg is smoked in-house to irresistible tenderness before it's served with a trio of special spicy sauce, mint sauce and horseradish & pommery mustard sauce. A notable option for true-blue carnivores.
Such scrumptious meat should ideally be savoured with wines. Meatology currently offers
Wine Flight (RM119+), proffering four glasses of white, rosé, red and ice wine to enhance your dining experience. From our sampling of the different tipples: Château de Cathalogne Bordeaux, Château de Fesles Anjou Rosé, La Closerie des Lys Rouge and Pilliteri Vidal Ice Wine, the quartet was laudable.
Give in to the dark side when faced with the Sinful Soufflé (RM22+). We readily surrendered once the runny chocolate and dark cherries in booze hit our tastebuds. Airy and ethereal, the chocolatey dessert left us up on cloud nine.
A pool of brandy butterscotch sauce laid the foundation for Chef Yenni's decadent Date Pudding (RM18+). Never mind its plain Jane look. Once you dig in, the sticky date pudding would unleash its luscious texture and rich overtones to blow you away.
Before we could recover from that sumptuousness, the chef left us buckling at the knees with her Nasty Alaska (RM23+). We never got tired of seeing the dessert up in flames. The outer meringue crust - once lightly scorched - opened to reveal a cool composition of ice cream on peanut butter-laced cake, and studded with liquor-soaked dried fruits. A most befitting finale for our latest meat-ting!
For reservations at MEATOLOGY RESTAURANT, call tel: 03-7727 4426. The resto is located at 16, Lorong Rahim Kajai 14, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, KL.