17 February 2015

Valentine's Day @STG Tea House, Ipoh

 My fiancé took me out on Valentine’s Day to a nice fine dining place in Ipoh, known as STG Tea House. Located at Taman Kinta, the place looked so beautiful even from the outside. Looking at the English architecture,  I bet it was previously a house turned into a dining place. They had outdoor and indoor seating. We took the indoor seating at Level 1.

As it was Valentine’s Day, apparently they only served the Valentine’s Day set. Menu looked good!

We started with the Seared Scallop with Mango Salsa & Oyster Rockefeller with Beetroot Puree as an appetizer. The oyster is one of the best I've tasted so far. Nicely cooked and not yucky! Of course, they served us drinks before that.

Once we finished the appetizer, our plates were removed and we waited for the next food which came in about 10-15 minutes later. Cauliflower & Cheese Soup with Herb Garlic Croutons were next. The soup was thick and creamy. Was definitely filling! It took us some time to finish that.

Again, once finished, they removed the soup bowl but this time we had to wait for quite some time. The main course was only served after about 30 minutes or so. Probably a strategy since the soup was quite a heavy one. But we were anxiously waiting for the main course.

There you go – the main course; Mint-Crusted Lamb Rack, Pepper Duck-Breast (or should I say slices of pepper duck-breast because there were only 3 slices of it!) & King Prawn Spaghetti, all in one plate! The portion looked small (I expected bigger!) but turned out to be just nice! The lamb was tender and juicy! Loved it!

As we were about to finish, we were served with dessert, the Panna Cotta with Strawberry Coulis.

It was quite bland. I had to add a little brown sugar to it to give it some taste. LOL!

All in all, it was a good meal, good vibe and nice lighting, regardless of the price! Yup, as you can see on the menu, it’s written RM108/pax. Per pax can mean “per person” or “persons”. For a Valentine’s Day meal, per pax should mean per couple. Rarely does anyone go alone to a fine dining place on Valentine’s Day. Anyways, RM108 was actually per person. The “per pax” thingy shouldn’t have confused the customers. Plus tax, you could roughly guess how much the bill was. $$$$$

But once in awhile, it’s good to treat yourself to some fine dining places like this.

For more info, visit www.stgtea.com
STG Tea House Café
2, Jalan Taman Kinta,
Taman Chateau,
30250 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Opens daily, 11am – 11pm
Tel.: 05 – 2550188 (may call for reservation)

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