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After having rojak opposite Taman Bahagia LRT station at 5pm (I really should blog about that stall) on Saturday, I kinda forgot about dinner till it was past way past 9 pm. Logged onto MSN and saw Haze online, so I asked what she was up to. Her reply “emoing cos no one eating dinner with me“.
So I asked her to join me for late dinner, and by the time we got started it was already way past 10pm.
While most restaurants have closed and started cleaning up already, the night is still young at Berlin Biergarten. That was the first reason I chose to go there, secondly, they sells non-halal bratwurst, and thirdly, the Guinness promotion is on-going.
Having the promotion is definitely one of the biggest reasons I chose Berlin Biergarten instead of other outlets. I’ve done quite a few Guinness food reviews and they’ve always been good experiences.
Berlin Biergarten German Bar & Restaurant
Berlin Biergarten is located on the first floor at Solaris, just a stone’s throw away from the now pretty famous Tenji Japanese buffet. While the name translate to beer garden, it actually does offer a pretty comprehensive food menu too.
While there are some tables inside the smallish outfit, almost everyone chooses to dine al fresco style here, and like most outlets of this type, there’s a projector screen showing live sports too. A pretty chilling environment.
free pork balls with Guinness, Farmer’s Bratwurst
The Guinness promotion at Berlin Beirgarten is pretty simple:
- 4 perfect pint (330ml) of Guinness for RM 60
- get a free finger food/appetizer from the menu
I chose the pork ball (worth RM 19.90 if I remember correctly). They were pretty firm and rather flavorful, the sweetish sauce and the pork went really well with the slight after taste of bitterness of Guinness that I love so much. It was the yums!
Berlin rosemary lamb
Upon recommendation from the server, I chose the Farmer’s Bratwurst (RM 28). The two German sausage doesn’t look big here, but they were actually quite a decent portion. It was a good thing I didn’t ended up ordering the Berlin Sausage Selection (RM 59) that comes with 7-8 bratwursts.
The pan fried sausages were very very good, with the accompanying gravy and dill potato salad being very good side kicks. However, I have to say that german bread dumpling (looks almost exactly like wedges) did taste a bit weird to me though.
Haze the awesome artist, and KY with some Guinness
The other dish we ordered was the Beriln Rosemary Lamb (RM 48). Stripes of lamb with plenty of mint sauce resting on mash, steamed vegetable, and surrounded by chili paste and bits of bell pepper. The presentation definitely scores an A. Thankfully, the taste department is in sync with how well the dish looked.
Other than the carrot being a bit raw, the lamb was soft and flavorful, with plenty of mint sauce to give it that aroma and if you so prefer, the spicy chili sauce to add some kick too.
There are interesting dishes in the menu like Scotch Egg (with pork!), carrot in beer, and sundried tomato with mussels that look pretty promising. I shall return to this place for a second round.
The Guinness promotion of St Patrick’s Finger Food Festival runs from now until 31st of March, 2010 with more than 100 outlets nationwide, don’t miss out! Other outlets that are participating in this promotion includes, but not limited to:
Besides Finger Food Festival, there’s also the St. Patrick’s Hat promotion. A 13oz pint is a stamp, and 20oz pint 2 stamps, collect 12, send the redemption card in, and get a free St. Patrick’s Hat.
If you can’t wait, the Instant Reward gives you a Guinness St. Patrick’s luggage lock with every 3 pints of Guinness Draught or a bucket of Guinness Foreign Extra Stout. There are three designs in all!
There’s also the St. Patrick’s Day celebration at 1 Utama on the 19th of March from 6pm onwards! Check out guinness.com.my/stpatricks for more.
Solaris Mont Kiara
50480 Kuala Lumpur
GPS: 3.174689, 101.659595
Tel: 03-6203 0958
Jarrod and Rawlins is one of the first non-halal “western food” joints that I was introduced to. Their pork burger and dynamite chili sausage sausage are two of my favorite dishes. After a long hiatus, I went to their Damansara Heights branch (they have four locations now) with Elfie to get some dinner and Guinness lovin’.
In case you haven’t found out yet, it is also because Guinness is running their Merry Guinness promotion this time around, more on that later.
Guinness beef stew meat with mash potato
I really like the set up of their branch at Damansara Heights over other locations. The restaurant takes the space of an old bungalow, with tables sprawling within the former living hall, balcony, and back yard. As such, it offers several different ambiance according to taste, I typically favors the backyard especially when the temperature is favorable.
open seafood sandwich with bacon, Guinness stew with mash potato
Jarrod and Rawlins is one of the restaurants that offer several Guinness infused dishes in their menu on a permanent basis. For dinner, I ordered the intriguing Guinness beef stew with mash potato while the lady asked for open seafood sandwich with bacon, and tomato soup.
We also ordered a couple sausages – dynamite chili and something else that is non-spicy, as Elfie is a noob who can’t take anything spicy.
Of course, I got me a pint of Guinness to go with dinner.
tomato soup and J&R’s sausages
The Guinness beef stew was better than I had expected, the slight bitterness from the black beer compliments adds character to the beef and goes really well with the mash potato. This was even better than the Guinness infused beef ribs I had at SevenAteNine during last year’s promotion.
The soup and open seafood sandwich received no complaints at all from Elfie (who is often critical), and the sausages were very tasty as usual. We left happy and very well fed, with my stomach full of a whole pint of Guinness goodness too.
KY, Guinness, and Elfie
Dinner came to around RM 160 with the four dishes and a couple drinks. Jarrod & Rawlins is one of the participating outlets that offer a free pint of Guinness Draught free of charge when you order from the Guinness Infused Menu. For more information and other outlets, check out Guinness Malaysia facebook page.
All my previous posts with Guinness (including last year’s promotion) can be found here.
Jarrod & Rawlins
No. 6, Lorong Dungun,
50480 Kuala Lumpur
GPS: 3.153693, 101.665077
Tel: 03-2093 0708
I gotta admit that I didn’t know about KFC having breakfast menu prior to this advertorial engagement. Needless to say I was actually quite curious about it as KFC has always been one of my favorite fast food chains. In fact, I believe KFC was the first air conditioned restaurant I’ve dined in outside of any wedding dinners attended as a little boy.
This article is supposed to talk about the KFC Happy Morning contest, but since this is primarily a food blog, lets do a food review first!
KFC, that’s where I want to be!
So I went to one of the biggest KFC outlets in town, the 350th restaurant at Jalan Universiti one quiet morning to try it out. At 24-hr outlet like this one, breakfast menu runs from 4am to 11am, others are 8-11am. Check the full list of KFC outlets serving the breakfast menu here.
Since I was out on a mission to do a taste test, I ordered up quite a feast. A sausage platter, a.m. twister, a.m. riser (burger), nasi lemak, chicken porridge, and an orange juice for good measure. When I said “eating here”, it was safe to say that the cashier lady was in a bit of a shock.
sausage platter, a.m. Riser, a.m. twister
The sausage platter came with two chicken sausages, the bun that also comes with any KFC snack plate, hash brown, and scrambled egg. Though presentation was not exactly gourmet, the sausages actually tasted pretty good. I suspect they are from the same good quality Ayamas sausages since they are under the same roof. I like the scrambled egg too.
A.m. Riser is a breakfast size burger with a original recipe chicken patty on top of scrambled egg sandwiched in between the sesame seed buns. The taste is pretty close to colonel burger, but with the extra flavor of scrambled egg.
A.m. Twister is a pita wrap with pieces of original chicken, tomato, and some sauce that tasted similar to mayonnaise/tartar. The tomato makes it kinda refreshing and it was actually better than I had expected.
nasi lemak enak, KFC chicken porridge
The KFC chicken porridge actually tasted pretty good too, I like the fact that it comes with crunchy deep fried anchovies. To me, extra pepper is a must, and I kinda wish they serve this on all hours tho.
Nasi Lemak Enak comes with fragrant rice, half a hard boiled egg, three slices of cucumber, and sambal with anchovies. You can also add a piece of fried chicken for good measure, but since I already ordered so much, I didn’t. The sambal was a little too salty and not spicy enough to my liking, I think this dish is still in need of some refinement.
The full breakfast menu and pricing can be found here.
OK now lets get on to the serious stuff!
There’s a contest in conjunction with KFC Breakfast Meals, and it is a very simple 3 step to participate.
- take a photo of you or with a group of more than 2 people with any KFC Breakfast Meal(s)
- Submit your entry on the website or MMS your name, NRIC, and photo to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Collect points to win. Individual photo – 10 pts, Group photo – 20 points. Collect as many points as possible to win!
Of course, you can submit multiple entries, but make sure they aren’t duplicates of just taken from different angles.
Grand Prize is a cool MacBook Pro, and there are 8 iPhones as weekly prizes!
Check out www.kfc.com.my/happymornings for more info
To break away from routine, we went to the Euro Deli at Damansara Kim to have some sausages for dinner. Euro Deli is probably the only affordable Swiss German restaurant chain in this country, and when it comes to Swiss German food, you can bet that it’s mostly made of pork. Just the way I like it.
nice ambiance, menu with photos!
Though located at a somewhat hidden place of Damansara Kim, there were quite a lot of customers, a sign that the food must be pretty good. The place is decorated almost like a sports bar, but with a huge open fridge displaying a lot of sausages and other items for sale. Nice ambiance.
ahhh.. pork sausages
Since it was our first time there and had no idea what to order, we were delighted to see that there were plenty of photos in the menu. We settled on ordering two types of Bratwurst (pork sausages) and a pork filet meal.
The meals came with the meat, salad, some salty vegetable, and either old school chips or mashed potato. The sausage I had was awesome, firm texture and tastes of quality meat like how all sausages should be. The mashed potato was good too, but the salty vegetable were, well, a little too salty for my liking. The dark gravy with onion complimented the meaty sausage very well though. It was a very good combination.
we were all very happy diners
The meal costs around RM 16 to RM 20 each, and soft drinks at a reasonable RM 2.50 each. A completely satisfying meal with that different European taste for slightly over RM 20 per person. Very well worth it.
Damansara Kim (SS20) is just between Uptown and TTDI
41, Jalan SS20/11
47400 PJ, Selangor
GPS: 3.134881, 101.626743
Tel: 03-7726 7495
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