US Potato Culinary Festival Kuala Lumpur 2015 is back! In celebration of this occasion, The Roulette Restaurant Bar at Oasis Ara Damansara has whipped up three special dishes that feature exceptionally high quality US potatoes. These items will be available on the menu for limited time.
Fusion US Potato Salad
First to wow us during the evening is the fusion US potato salad served in glass. We are amazed by the injection of century eggs and crunchy cured ginger which beautifully lifts up the overall flavour of the chunky potato cubes. The creamy dressing is rather light but goes very well with the savoury condiments.
Chicken Potato Canape
The next dish is a bite-sized sharing platter that is good to go on its own, but it is one of my favourite appetizers for beer pairing! Sitting on a bed of criss cut fries, the moist chicken patty is crowned with spicy-sweet sauce and flavoured tobiko with a kick sure to delight.
Golden US Wedges
Another highlight of the evening is the crispy golden US wedges which is served piping hot from the kitchen. It may look simple, but this is one of the best wedges I have tried! Generously coated with salted egg yolk batter, the exterior gives a pleasant crunch while the soft mashed potato in it melts perfectly in the mouth.
Black and White Sheep @ RM68
Apart from the special US Potato-based dishes, we also order few signature items of the restaurant. Lamb dishes are aplenty here, but each of them surprises us with its creative presentation and cooking method.
For instance, we have a duo platter of deep fried crumbed and chargrilled New Zealand lamb racks accompanied with thick black pepper sauce. Both are exceptionally tender and lean to my liking.
Marinated Lamb Shoulder @ RM42
The next dish reminds me of my favourite marmite pork ribs. Although The Roulette does not serve pork here, I am delighted that the chef manages to prepare the lamb shoulder so well that the meaty texture is exactly what I am craving for! Plus, the sticky marmite sauce with toasted sesame seed is extra robust and flavourful.
If you are seeking for a taste closer to home, the lamb rendang is equally good with its spiced flavours well-suffused into the tender chunky meat. Instead of having it traditionally with white rice, it is also wonderful with crusty oven-baked flatbread.
The pasta and pizza here are also worth a mention because the chef is very generous in his application of poultry into the dishes. Spicy food lovers will rejoice as the al dente pasta is packed with the extra punch of flavours from the dried chillies.
Fresh Water Prawn Noodle @ RM38
For a taste of fresh seafood, you can satisfy your cravings from the diverse menu here. This dish has blown most of us away with its extra succulent and gigantic tiger prawns on a bed of deep fried egg noodles. The gravy is very eggy and smooth, without being too heavy for me.
The Roulette Special Chicken Wing @ RM28
As the evening goes on, we have the bestselling chicken wings to pair with our beers. Beautifully garnished with the crisp garlic, the crispy drumlets and chicken wings are pretty addictive once you get hooked on. If you are having a football party or late night hangout at The Roulette, this dish is sure to be a winner!
The Roulette is well-known as an entertainment hub with dart games, live band performance and karaoke facility, but many do not realise that it is actually a hidden gem for good food, be it Western or Asian offerings. Highly recommended for parties and casual gatherings after work.
The Roulette Restaurant Bar
No. 2, Jalan PJU1A/7A,
47301 Petaling Jaya,
Contact: 603-7859 8886
Business Hours: 4pm to 2am daily