Guess where I had my dinner ?? Hard Rock Cafe yawwwww. Last I’ve been here was two years ago with my girlfriends. I recall having some pretty good time here – good food and drinks, live band performance and of course, me ‘cuci mata’ the group of Harley bikers sitting at the bar all night long. Good times it was but sadly, that was my last visit here. Let’s just say the group broke up eventually and I haven’t been back ever since.
Fast forward two years, here I am back again and this time to experience the glory of their menu revamp, the most extensive ever seen in recent years and I am gonna tell you folks about it. It was a synchronized launching. All their branches – a good 200 + of them, scattered over 76 countries, launched this new menu on 14th February 2020. It includes 20 new offering with the main star being the world’s first ever edible 24 Karat Gold burger.
Parking: As you guys most probably already know, Hard Rock Cafe is attached to Concorde Hotel KL and so while it may not be the cheapest, it is the best place to park. We arrived here around dinner time and it cost us 15 ringgit.
The rates are as follows – the first hour (between 7 am to 7 pm) is 5 ringgit, subsequent hour, 5 ringgit. From 7 pm till 7 am, it is a flat rate of 15 ringgit.
I always did enjoy hanging out at Hard Rock Café. Just few months back, while in Penang, after a loooong day filled with meetings, the bunch of us decided to drive up to Batu Ferringhi and end the day ‘chillexing’ in Hard Rock. Watching a live band while sipping on Long Island. Yup, good memories. This time around, the radio was belting out 80’s hits which is basically my jam, so yea – it started off on a good note. Customer service, they were all super friendly and welcoming. As soon as we arrived, we were greeted and seated in no time.
Looks good, ey??
Just in case you guys are interested in looking through their latest offerings, we’ve attached their Menu.
One Night in Bangkok Spicy Shrimp
This dish was a favorite of mine. There were medium sized prawns coated in spicy sauce with a nice amount of sesame seeds and green onions sprinkled on it. You do not need to worry about the sauce being too hot – it wasn’t. It somewhat resembled the reddish orange sauce commonly used to coat Korean Fried Chicken?? The difference here is the flavor itself. First, the mild spicyness will hit you, immediately followed by short burst of sour tanginess. I think a drizzle of lemon zest was added too. It was delicious. If it wasn’t for the others being around, I’d most probably ‘hantam’ it all by myself but since that was not the case, ‘kena jaga imej’ right? Lol.
The 24 Karat Gold Leaf Steak Burger
As you can see, this is a 227 g steak burger topped with a 24 Karat gold leaf. The burger also included cheese, tomatoes, lettuce, onions, buns with a side of fries. This is the worlds’ first ever edible 24 karat gold burger and it sure was fascinating. If you guys wanna indulge in a hearty burger with a ‘fancy’ twist, this could just be it.
(We looked, we touched, we did not eat it though) If you guys tried it, do let us know if it taste as good as it looks.
** A portion of the proceeds from this particular dish will go to the Persatuan Kebajikan Suara Kanak-kanak Malaysia (SUKA Society).
The ribeye is a big piece – a 454g piece of meat topped with a scoop of herb butter and a side of mixed vegetables and mash potatoes. We had the ‘well done’ version, it was nice and chewy, well seasoned. The mash potato was yummy too. An enjoyable dish overall.
The Original Legendary Burger
This is the popular, crowd favorite dish. It includes a wholesome burger with 227g of certified Black Angus steak burger with smoked turkey bacon, cheddar cheese, crispy onion rings, tomatoes with a side of fries. The beef patty here was dense and moist, well seasoned + the slightly salty-ish, chewy bacon and cheese – it provided different textures and flavors. Yummy.
The Beetroot Salad
This salad was delicious. If I had one made for me daily, I’d happily eat it. Usually, I’d stay away from beetroot because of its’ taste but with this salad, the mild bitter-ish taste combined with the salad vinaigrette, it was a rather appealing mix. Besides the spinach greens, beetroot and oranges, you’d also get a generous dose of sunflower seeds? A nice blend of textures and taste.
Milkshakes : Strawberry Cheesecake & Cookies and Cream
We had milkshakes for dessert. At Hard Rock, they serve both alcoholic and non alcoholic milkshakes, so it depends on what tickles your fancy for the day. The version we had were the ones without the influence of alcohol. Besides the individual flavors, what makes the milkshakes here da’ bomb is the inclusion of Haagen Dazs ice cream, a good portion of it. The ice cream is blended with the additional individual flavors and turned into milkshakes served here.
With the Strawberry Cheesecake, I liked the fact that the strawberry flavor was not overpowering. It was rich and thick thanks to the vanilla ice cream, the strawberry flavor was evident, and at the bottom there was a generous amount of cheese bits. The unique, distinct slightly sour-ish cheezy taste + the rich strawberry, vanilla milkshake flavor combination made for a decadent drink.
The Cookies and Cream had pretty much the same texture as the other milkshake but the vanilla flavor from the Haagen Dazs ice cream was more prominent here. The ‘cookies’ were nicely blended, it was all silky and smooth, you’d find no large chunks of cookies here. It was a nice blend of vanilla and chocolate.
Both are milkshakes but with two very different flavor and taste – it all depends which and what rocks your boat.
** Well, between the food and the milkshakes, you can bet I went home with a full and satisfied stomach. Burp! Thanks Nor, Danish and the Hard Rock Café KL for having us. We had a good time.
Address: Ground Floor, Wisma Concorde, No 2, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur.
Opening hours: Everyday. Weekday: 11.30 am – 1.15 am, Weekend: 11.30 am – 2.25 am.
Signing out now, Ciao