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A couple weeks ago baby Marco’s father invited me to have a food tasting session at this curiously named Bermuda and Onion at Cangkat Bukit Bintang. Since I was bringing a couple guests, he reminded me that this place serves pork, more pork, and nothing but pork! My drool started flowing just from hearing that magic sentence.

note: Unfortunately this place has gone halal (updated jan 2010)

Bermuda & Onion, Cangkat Bukit Bintang, KL
love the decoration of this place

During the weekend, parking around the area was surprisingly easy to find. We were greeted by this absolutely beautiful interior decoration the moment we stepped into the restaurant, the lime green wall, egg shaped lamp on the curvy ceiling fan, the patio, the bar, the chairs; this place looks like something out of a romantic movie, a striking contrast from the nearby Jalan Alor kopitiams.

Bermuda & Onion, Cangkat Bukit Bintang, KL
bruschetta, parma ham with asparagus, prawn, and okra on skewers

As 2 of my buddies and I waited for TBG and her lesser half, we were served some bruschetta with olive oil and balsamic vinegar to start the day off. Very nice.

Then the pork dishes began, in a small way at first. Out of the three skewers we had, two of them had pork in it. The prawns and parma ham was absolutely fantastic, the asparagus and bacon was equally delicious with it’s contrasting texture and taste of vegetable vs meat. Ladies fingers and tomato gave a pretty good balance to counter the meat just a little. It was a very good start, and I was quite impressed already.

Bermuda & Onion, Cangkat Bukit Bintang, KL
cold cuts, caesar salad, parma ham with rock melon

To warm up our stomach further before the main dishes, we were presented three other appetizers: cold cuts, caesar salad, and prosciutto and melone.

The cold cuts came with three different types of meat with some olives. I love two of them but find the harder type a little bit too much to handle with it’s dryness and more pungent smell (purists would love it though). Caesar salad came with plenty of prawns, bacon, Parmesan cheese and egg. It was very refreshing and delicious!

However, my favorite of the day has to go to the prosciutto and melone. I never knew parma ham could go so well with rock melon, the saltiness of the meat and the sweetness of the rock melon was absolutely brilliant! You must order this when you go to Bermuda and Onion, do not forget this!

Bermuda & Onion, Cangkat Bukit Bintang, KL
wild boar fettuccine, bread dumpling soup, pork chop ala mustard

Then came assault of main dishes. The wild boar fettuccine was pretty strong tasting, with generous chunks of wild boar meat and mushroom cooked with fresh herbs. The speck ‘canedarli’ gnocchi is a homemade Italian bread dumpling served in double boiled chicken broth and Parmesan cheese. The chef explained that they’d have made this bigger in Italy as compared to here.

Then of course, there’s the pork chop ala mustard that came in a huge plate. A generous slab of pork chop is pan seared, and served with creamy Dijon mustard sauce and plenty of mash potato. Very rich and creamy but really good.

Bermuda & Onion, Cangkat Bukit Bintang, KL
sea bass and roasted pork belly

Just as we thought the lunch session is coming to an end, two glorious dishes appeared. The interesting looking sea bass and roasted pork belly.

The sea bass, as with most dishes from this restaurant, didn’t escape the influence of pork. Mantled with parma ham and served with mixed sauteed vegetables, it gives you a false sense of enjoying “healthy” seafood but of course, with a more satisfying experience through the taste buds.

As for the pork belly, what can I say? Proper and glorious layers of pork skin, fat, and meat served in a thick brown sauce with mashed potato and Lardoni bacon, I can’t help myself but to continue slicing it up and chew em down despite already being very full.

Bermuda & Onion, Cangkat Bukit Bintang, KL
hot restaurant manager Sharmini, and good Chef Max

We capped the day with a hot cup of cafe latte, it was definitely the best lunch I’ve had in a long while. Chef Max and restaurant manager Sharmini were very friendly, as with baby Marco’s parents as well.

Price wise, I’d think this place is pretty reasonable. The skewers are RM 8-9, my favorite parma ham with melon at RM33, other main dishes are priced at around 30+ to 50+. Give it a try!

map to Cangkat Bukit Bintang, KL
Bermuda & Onion is located at Changkat Bukit Bintang, nearby Jalan Alor

Address:
no. 41 Changkat Bukit Bintang,
50200 Kuala Lumpur

GPS: 3.147592, 101.708100
Tel: 03-2145 8333

Discuss : KY eats – Bermuda & Onion at Changkat Bukit Bintang

  1. wow, seems like so delicous & i like the environment as well….

  2. Bermuda & Onion… weird name. But I will try someday just for the hot manager. 🙂 Wakaka…

  3. wah next to El Cerdo???? Ohhh lala…piglet then roast pork belly here with the hot manager??

  4. sy,
    Yes ye, very nice!

    Neo,
    Actually inspired by a restaurant in France by the same name. 😀

    lotsofcravings,
    Yes yes, exactly across only! 😀

  5. across el cerdo?? besides only la hahahaha wahhh so many new places sprung up there!

  6. babe_kl,
    Yes yes besides, salah typed 😛

  7. ‘sea bass and roasted pork belly’
    Keng ar !!! must try lei

  8. mMMmmmmm~ Saliva dripping.

  9. dude, you are making me H.U.N.G.R.Y lah~~~~ dammit!!!

    ruining my diet plan only HAHAHAH but its worth it 😀 *shhhh~~~ don’t tell people I was pigging my face out ar!!*

  10. btw, baby Marco just turned 7 months 😀 don’t mind me whore my blog entry here….i’ve uploaded his latest vid. come come see see 😀

  11. Wah sooo luckyyyyyyyyyy :~(

    It’s ‘canederli’ btw in case anybody wants to google it. I tried it once but didn’t like it. Maybe the broth was too salty. How did yours taste like there?

  12. foodcrazee

    PROSCIUTTO – – – – u touched me taste bud bro . . . absolute delish.

    and by the look of the pork belly – its delish.

  13. 9393,
    Do it! 😀

    Lynn,
    *Slurps*

    TBG,
    Hahahhaa, what diet!?

    crysV,
    It was pretty good but overshadowed by all the parma ham! slurpsss

    foodcrazee,
    Very awesome!

  14. kl_fatguy

    KY,where is our local foods…..
    Why nowdays no more on hawker or cheap foods 1.

    Maybe standard sudah talak sama kah???

    I more enjoy your last time blog then now lor..

  15. kl_fatguy,
    The previous post was about teow chew porridge maa. 😀
    and I do have quite a few local finds I haven’t posted yet, stay tuned! 😉

  16. hi KY!
    i have been reading your blog for a long time but never commented.
    just want to let you know that i love reading your blog. it always brings a smile to my face.
    😉

    PJ

  17. looks like a mega good place to dine . tapi the street always hard to park. vallet is is ok, but few times my car was driven by smelly fellas, so really scared let them park my car anymore.

  18. Paul Tan

    hot manager too old for you laaaaa

  19. PJ,
    Thanks! 😀

    chris tock,
    wahhahaha stim!

    aeroplane1234,
    Weekend afternoon no problems lo.

    Paul Tan,
    LOL I’m sure.

  20. wow looks really yumm… ok will go tomorrow!

  21. hi there..

    i came to ur site coz ur friend lindsey referred me to it..
    mmmm..ur pics of food makes it look so yummy..despite whatever is served at this place i can’t eat.

    great job!

  22. wow..looks great. Will be there tonight to celebrate my Yiling graduating with 1st class. She saw your recommendation and she’ll be paying!

  23. Looks delicious but it looks a bit expensive.

  24. YilingL,
    Great! Tell us how you think about the place. 😉

    nurul,
    Thanks thanks, I do blog about halal places as well. 😉

    eiling,
    Wahh.. bring me too!

    David Chew,
    Well the price is still pretty reasonable if you ask me. 🙂

  25. wild boar fettucine…wow.. never would i imagine a dish like this… YUMMY!

  26. izzit same owner…elcerdo and bermuda & onion?

  27. Ally,
    Nice kan? 😀

    ec,
    No, bermuda & onion is under FLAM group. 🙂

  28. heh.. the roast pork belly was savoury to the last bite. haha

  29. Hey Ky,

    Wah the food at B+O damn nice. The staff are friendly and attentive. The Sangria was yummy too and it’s Buy 1 Free 1 during Happy Hours!However I prefer the ambiance at ElCerdo. It was a good dinner since yiling was paying! Good recommendation.

    Cheers,
    eiling

  30. THEdupree,
    oOOo no kidding!

    eiling,
    Glad you like it! Haven’t been to ElCerdo myself, bring me!!!

  31. Ok, sureboh? who’s treat?

  32. eiling,
    That can be discussed! =D Lets do it!

  33. Ok fine. I’m cool with anything. Maybe we could try chatting up the boss and then eat for free! Fix a time and date and I’ll get my to-eat-or-to-live sister to tag along.

  34. eiling,
    Sounds like a deal!

  35. then i’ll look like a minion compared to femes blogger ky. hehe maybe u can teach me a trick or two bout food blogging 🙂

  36. YilingL,
    Why not! Except that there’s no tricks :/

  37. SO this is the place TBG mentioned a bit in her blog.

  38. Simon Seow,
    Correct. 😀

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  41. Meena N.

    Hey KY, saw your site address & details in the NST today…this is just what Malaysians need – an online directory to good food! Nice page, keep up the brill work!

    Changkat Bukit Bintang eateries & the Tamarind Restaurants etc… are amazing places to dine at indeed.

  42. Meena N,
    Thanks for the vote of confidence! 😀

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  46. Bermuda and Onion does not serve pork. There has either been a change of management or a change of menu. They have beef sausages. An abomination!

  47. Jazz,
    I’m not sure, I have to find out!

  48. check and post a correction on your website. its such a downer to go to a place for pork and find beef sausages. you should warn your readers.

  49. Jazz,
    I apologize, didn’t know it myself until recently, but I’ve since put a note on the first paragraph of the post.

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