Had a really good meal at Cassia today.
Tried unsuccessfully to get the scallops from the raw bar. Though it was listed on the a la carte menu was told that since they had a limited supply, would only give it to those who ordered raw platters. Felt a bit like a hustle/up sell.
The place was packed by 7. Glad to see them doing well.
Wine list could have been better with a lower markup given that it’s the same group in charge of Rustic Canyon.
King crab legs- Very good
Egg custard with uni- very good but the uni was a touch fishy. Would have been better without the uni. But these days, I guess it’s obligatory.
Grilled pig tails- served Vietnamese lettuce wrap style with various mints. Quite good but my favorite pig tail prep still goes to Night + Market.
Beef rendang- outstanding. A bit toned down vs the Spice Table version but still very good.
Singapore white pepper crab- outstanding flavor, meat is tender and delicious
Grilled lobster with pistachio- the sauce was outstanding and flavorful. Unfortunately the lobster meat tasted like it had been frozen.
Charcuterie fried rice- loved this. Especially the little but if fried baby fish. Added a nice texture and salinity to the fried rice.
Sautéed pea tendrils- mixed with long beans. Excellent.
Grilled corn- very good.
Overall quite good. A couple of hits, a couple of slight misses, and the other dishes mostly very good.