Tourism Malaysia

The Grill Bar Steak House at Taman Pelangi, Johor Bahru.

The Grill Bar Steak House (N1.48086 E103.77347) is located along Jalan Sri Pelangi of Taman Pelangi. Which is few shops from the 7-Eleven convenient store. The restaurant is well known with their steak, quality ingredients and premium western cuisines.

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I was fortunate being invited for food  sampling on one of the evening at Grill Bar. Once stepped into the restaurant, I been attracted by the American deco…beside that, there were also many photograph about biker. And yes, the owner and Chef – Mr Gary was a biker and had traveled numerous trips with his group.

Basically, the restaurant has divided into 4 dining sessions, you can choose your preference area…

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And the last corner was the dining area for us, which I didn’t snap the photo…

After the introducing to each other and chit-chating, the delicious cuisines served on our table…

The starter platter

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The platter consisted by Lobster Bisque Soup, Wild Truffle Mushroom Soup, Bacon Basil Tomato Chowder, Garlic Bread, Organic Pumpkin Chips, Mini Beef or Lamb Bagel.

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All the starter taste above average, I like the mini beef bagel very much! Yeah…I’m the meat eater. Among all the soup, I like the pure wild truffle mushroom soup, the soup was thick with generous of mushroom…but that depends on individual taste bud, you have to taste it yourself. 🙂

Onion Blossom (2nd appetizer)

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This Onion blossom was awesome! It’s the popular signature dish of the restaurant, you cannot miss this if you are visit Grill Bar. All the onion were fried equally, crunchy and juicy sweet inside, especially when you dip with the salad sauce, that make the perfect bite.

First main course of the night – Grilled Australia Black Angus Tenderloin.

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The tenderloin was served with mini mushroom side dish and with the medium doneness. Perfect grilled and the tender inside, portion was big enough for big eater. I will be back to another medium rare doneness, the imported Black Angus was excellent!

Grilled New Zealand lamb tenderloin

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The lamb tenderloin was served in medium doneness and not gamy at all, compare with other lamb. This will really suitable for those customer who’s afraid of the smell. This was one of the popular dish on the night, because it finish in less than 5 minutes…:)
I like the aromatic charcoal grilled with the tender and succulent meat, recommended.

Norwegian Silver Codfish

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The codfish had a nice aromatic outer skin and juicy inside. The total experience of having this dish was perfect! Chef Gary emphasized that they prepared the dish by using the tail of the fish to get the perfect taste with less oily.
The price of the codfish is base on RM12/oz.

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Country pesto chicken

I like this chicken very much!

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The roasted chicken roll was fragrant and crispy on the outer skin and remain the moist of the meat, and stuffed duck bacon and cheese were the best combination of the chicken.
I love it very much!

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After the delicious main course, few desserts were served on our table…

Hot chocolate lava
Spongy cake with dark chocolate company with a vanilla ice cream.

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Chocolate Brownie with Caramelized Banana

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Belgium Waffle
Nice combination of the vanilla and dark chocolate.

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Creme Brulee
Nicely presented by Grilled Bar.

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Chef Gary was very kind to explained on the proper way to enjoy the Creme Brulee by not messed up the hard caramel and the rich custard base. Thanks Gary!

Apple Crumble

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I was impressed by this dessert. The caramelized apple slices was served hot, and it was a perfect match with the home-made biscuit.

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All the desserts were not overly sweet, which became the standard in our society today because of the health conscious of every customer. I gave two thumbs up for the above starter, main course and desserts which served by Grill Bar!

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The Grill Bar provided the good and friendly service with the quality food to ensure their customers satisfaction, said Chef Gary (owner). And he was humbly gave the credit to his ‘team’, especially the young chef and Ms Willow, because he claimed that the restaurant’s reputation will be base on the them, not on individual alone. I was convinced.

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Grilled Bar is listed in one of my favorite western food restaurant in Johor Bahru, have you visit the restaurant before?