The Deck Debuts New Menu

The Deck Gastrobar, nestled on the rooftop of WEIL Hotel, debuts a new menu comprising of cold starter, warm starter, soup, main entrée and desserts.

“My forte is classic Western dishes with an Asian touch. Thus we are recreating old-fashioned food intertwined with a modern wow factor. Previously I was working for a semi fine-dining restaurant. In a gastrobar, it’s more challenging as we need to match the food to the drinks. The combination has to be right. For instance, the ‘Ipoh Famous Prawn Cocktail’ (RM25) has a little bit of brandy,” newly appointed executive sous chef, Ganeswaran a/l Radha Krishnan, explained to Ipoh Echo.

Hailing from Sitiawan, his resume includes working at The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur for 13 years.

One of his signatures is the wild-caught Perak Snapper (poached red snapper fish fillet with apricot and eggplant mousse served with mango Nyonya sauce), one standout fusion dish that speaks to our melting-pot culture (RM38).

Equally memorable is the ‘Bakso’ French Onion Soup (RM16) featuring fine meat dumpling with local spices served with melted baguette Gruyere cheese. “When I was 21 years old, my master was an 80-year-old Austrian-Swiss who taught me the old-fashioned way of cooking. I learnt that there is no shortcut when it comes to cooking. As a chef, cooking is an art and having patience is a must,” Ganeswaran enthused.

Another favourite is the Fish Cake (RM23) in which a breaded seafood cake is served with creamy spinach, truffle egg with special chutney.

Those in the mood for something fancy may order the Escargot A la Bourguignonne (herb butter snail and focaccia toasty) as a funky snack (RM35).

Accompanied by attentive staff, gorgeous view, beautiful lawn and signature cocktail, chilling on a rooftop has never been better. For reservation, call WEIL Hotel at 05 208 3131 or email to

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Tan Mei Kuan

Tan Mei Kuan graduated with first-class honours and book prize from University of Malaya majoring in languages and linguistics (English). She is proficient in both written and spoken English and Malay. She is also conversant in Mandarin and has knowledge of Japanese and Korean languages. Mei Kuan has been on the Dean’s List for three years running. Having written for the campus newspaper and residential college magazine, joining Ipoh Echo has helped utilise her writing and language skills. In her spare time she enjoys running (races).

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