Located on the same row as his other outlet, Vintry, Stoked aims to be the neighbourhood good value for money good quality fine dining place, without the airs of a fine dining place. The centrepiece is the Bertha, a wood and coal flamed oven which Yin How described before as a heavy woman with a big heart. Carted all the way back from the UK, the Bertha is central to a lot of the dishes, directly or indirectly.
To begin, an amuse bouche of chicken...which honestly, wasn't particularly remarkable, and tasted well, like chicken. But well, there's no point peaking at the amuse bouche stage.
What a glorious sight. Pan seared foie gras with winter melon,... Goodness, I feel like heading there right now and having a slice of this.
Melt in the mouth, seared to perfection. The slight tang of the jus with the wintermelon, soaked in by that creamy organ, washed down with the St Clair SB, esctasy to say the least. And I am not just saying it. RM56. Too often we've seen foie gras cooked to death and beyond, which is such a pity.
Another stunning simple, yet totally elegant and beautiful dish, that tasted so good. Beetroot must have only taken off in recent years, when I was growing up, I didn't even think it was available locally, and we only ever ate the canned ones, which are sourish, Fresh beetroot, so simply grilled, with ricotta, blood orange (hmm, since this is seasonal, I wonder if the dish is too). Anyway, a most refreshing take on an otherwise pedestrian tuber that is used as an analogy for too much drinking. MY, YOU'RE AS RED AS A BEETROOT! I love the earthy flavours of beetroot, and done this way, it really accentuates the taste. RM28
To accompany our mains, the manager, Daniel, brought out the first of the reds, a lovely Cote Du Rhone, E Guigal, I think it was a 2011. A medium bodied red, very easy to drink, and rounded tannins make it glide down.
Strong tannined full bodied wine that paired perfectly with the strong meats that followed...
This masterpiece of meat is a Spanish Chulleton, weighing about 1.2kg.... impressive by any standard. Juxtaposed against the other smaller cousin...
Okay, didn't care much for this, Sea Coconut Tortellini in Yuzu Sorbet...though the concept was certainly novel. Desserts are all priced at RM25.
So many more items to check out at Stoked, note that we had no porcine dishes, so am definitely targetting to return for that.
120-122 Jalan Kasah