I am one of those people who loves variety when it comes to food. In a typical week, I probably had Malay food, a variety of hawker food, maybe even Japanese, Taiwanese, Italian cuisine. It is very rare that I have the same dish more than once in the same week.
Cristang pork burger P7 (by request, not on menu)
But once in a while, a particularly dish come along that is so awesome I just had to have it twice in a row. The latest of such phenomenon come in the form of a very unique pork burger from Cristang Restaurant.
The first time I had it was on Wednesday, I went there again for the same dish on the very next night for dinner, and there is no doubt I would go to Cristang again many times more.
mushroom soup and bacon ribs curry (non spicy)
Cristang Restaurant is located at 8 Avenue in PJ State, a stone throw away across the big Police Station that handles all sorts of traffic accidents in PJ. 8 Avenue itself is a relatively new shop lots that has paid parking much like the concept of Plaza Damas.
The good: there’s always parking spaces
The bad: you have to pay around RM 2 for the spot
pork burger P7, Weihenstephaner beer, pork burger P5
At Cristang, their specialty is pork, and oh, they do serve beer, including the 3 types of Weihenstephaner.
The menu is actually rather extensive, you can find pasta, fried rice with bacon & Chinese sausage, pork bacon soup, pork noodle soup, Portugese laksa, and even Bak Kut Teh noodle.
Then there are the 6 different types of pork burger code name P1 to P6.
Every type of burger comes with their specialty pork patty made fresh and grilled when order. The differences are:
- P1: pork patty (RM 16.80)
- P2: P1 + back bacon (RM 19.80)
- P3: P2 + minced pork chili con carne (RM 23.80)
- P4: P3 + petai stuffed in patty (RM 25.90)
- P5: P4 + grilled cajun prawns (RM 28.80)
- P6: P5 + grilled fresh cut pineapples (RM 30.80)
Missing from the menu is P7, by special request, is basically a P4 plus melted cheese. This was the burger I ate twice in 2 days.
To say the burger is unique is probably an understatement, it is a creation of art, something so ridiculously out of this world I am suspecting the chef probably has a very weird sense of imagination.
Who would have thought a little bit of diced petai in pork chili con carne (something similar to pork sambal at 6-10 nasi lemak , except actually better) with melted cheese, bacon, and that oh-so-juicy pork patty and buns could result in a burger that tastes so good?
My favorite animal meat in three different textures and three different tastes, with that fresh yet slightly pungent smell of petai, then there’s the cheese, the onion, tomato, and pickle. It’s just so goooood!
Did I mention that the wedges accompanying the burger is one of the best I’ve tasted from anywhere too? There’s a hint of rosemary to the potato, a mark that the chef doesn’t prepare the wedges just for the sake of serving the burger with some potato.
Well, other than the burger I’ve tasted the mushroom soup and the bacon ribs curry, they are good too, but I’m not sure when I’ll order other dishes and forgo my stomach space for P7 yet. We shall see.
Jalan Jernih (8/1)
Petaling Jaya, Selangor
GPS: 3.09985, 101.640208
Tel: 03-7956 7877