Monday, May 17, 2010

Food Review: Pound the Chicken Escalope

Went to Alexis at The Gardens. This is my second visit and for the 1st visit, the food was so nice that i ate quite a lot. For my 2nd visit, I ordered Chicken Escalope and Pollo Pizza for as my main dish and Strawberry Mascarpone and Chocolate Berries Meringue for my dessert.

Chicken Escalope (RM35.00)
Crispy Breaded Fried with Flattened Minched Chicken Meat.

The piece of chicken is quite large about the size of a 6 inch pizza. It comes with some pan-fried tomatoes on top of the meat. There are also a side salad and a slice of lemon to add flavour to the chicken meat.

A bit of a lesson here: Escalopes originate from France and are pieces of boneless meat which have been thinned out using a mallet, rolling pin or beaten with the handle of a knife.That is why the piece of chicken is so flat.

The cruumps are mixed with different spices, distinctly indian spices. The chicken is deep fried till quite crispy, and the texture of the chicken is smooth and nice, even though the layer of meat is relatively thin. The smoothness is usually obtained from the pounding of the meat into this flat layer. However the taste of the chicken is slightly bland even with the indian spices. Just add a little salt and pepper and squish the lemon slice and it would taste wonderful.
The salad is very fresh and is mixed well using olive oil and lemon.
The pan-fried tomatoes are just nicely cooked.

Even though the dish may look quite plain with just the chicken, salad and the lemon. I enjoyed this piece of chicken meat, done just right.

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