With the many different cuisines around town, Kl has really been missing a Western style seafood restaurant…until now of course. At High Tide you are able to enjoy it imported fresh and not frozen from Europe and Australia.
Ground Floor, Menara Taipan
Jalan Punchak, Off Jalan P.Ramlee
Tel: 03 2072 4452
Tue-Sun 12pm-2.30pm, 6pm-11pm. Closed Mon.
Delicious fresh seafood
Meat lovers will not find meat on the menu (it is however available upon prior request)
This lovely place has turned seafood into fine pieces of art and the menu here is seasonal depending on what they have available. This ensures that everything is always uber fresh. The menu boasts a wide range of seafood with choices like oysters, langoustine, boston lobster, monkfish, lemon sole, and more. This is definitely the spot for lovers of all things fishy.
The lunch menu here is a real treat and I can see it being a great place to entertain clients. I enjoyed the little bread buns that were served before the meal. These are small enough to remain warm out of the oven and are delightful with a smidgen of butter. The best part is that there are frequent bread refills, but don’t get too full because you’ll need room for all the other yummy dishes.
Our meal started off with an amuse bouche trio…a gratinated mussel with garlic butter, a creamy pumpkin soup shooter, and a wassabi mayo tuna cannelloni. The mussel was scrumptious and really stood out. We then had to choose between a bouillabaisse and the goat cheese salad. The bouillabaisse is beautifully rich, tinged with the deep orange of saffron and chock full of mussels, fish, prawns and squid. The goat cheese is cooked in a pastry and is served with baby greens and stewed apples. The sweetness of the apples pairs well with the muskiness of the cheese.
For the mains there was a choice between the king fish with eggplant and zucchini or the ocean trout with savoy cabbage and fennel. The king fish was firm and light and plenty flavourful. The ocean trout had a luscious creaminess and the cabbage paired with it was delicious. Cabbage doesn’t often get much praise, but this one deserves it with its soft texture and mild flavour that just melts in your mouth. What I enjoyed above all with these two dishes was the obvious freshness and quality of the fish. There was not a hint of fishiness but instead sweet delectable flesh.
To finish off the meal there are two mouthwatering desserts to choose from…a white chocolate and passion fruit mousse and a lime pannacotta with a fig cannelloni. The mousse is light and airy perfect if you’re too full for something heavy. The lime pannacotta is too beautiful to eat! It is deliciously tart and tangy with a nice crunch from the candied nuts and cannelloni batter.
There’s no doubt that the food here is delightful and well prepared. You do indeed pay for the quality but at the end of the day, if you love your seafood, this is worth every penny. The set lunch goes for RM95 if you take all 3 courses. If you want to opt for something a bit lighter you can go for 2 courses at RM75.