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Most of us associate Kilkenny as one of those premium beers you get from fancy pubs and restaurants, places like Bernard’s and Sid’s Pub, and indeed this is true, Kilkenny draught can be found in all those places.

But now, one the fastest growing beer in this country has just gotten even more accessible, we have Kilkenny in the bottle!

Update: Unfortunately Ming Tien food court is now closed permanently

Kilkenny can now be found at food courts like Ming Tien!
Kilkenny can now be found at food courts like Ming Tien!

I was just at Ming Tien the other day, taking a break out of all these home cooking activities and just decided to have a light meal and a bit of relaxation during the week. We ordered a couple bottles of Kilkenny to go with asam laksa and takoyaki.

Penang asam laksa, takoyaki, kilkenny
Penang asam laksa, takoyaki, kilkenny

The beer came in a bucket of ice to keep chilled, and two small glasses. I actually like small glasses cos you don’t ever let the beer go warm (I don’t drink fast enough I guess).

The best part was, it only costs RM 18.80 for the two bottles. A pretty good deal for premium beer if you ask me. 😀

So far as taste goes, it was still the same Kilkenny good taste that I’m familiar with, but with one small distinction: The draught version is nitrogenated to give it a smooth, creamy head. However, the bottled version enjoy the ability of staying chilled in ice bucket and only pour as you drink, I really can’t pick a favorite here. At the end of the day it is still essentially Kilkenny.

KY & Haze having a good beer over supper
KY & Haze having a good beer over supper

The laksa though, wasn’t exactly premium and can’t hold a candle to it’s Penang counterparts, or even the Kedah laksa at Alison nearby, but they don’t sell Kilkenny there, hehe.

Takoyaki wasn’t the best either, but at least it was a decent snacks since my favorite fried dumpling stall at Ming Tien was not in operation that day.

map to ming tien food court

You can also find Kilkenny at selected pubs and bars, food courts, restaurants, and cafes such as Kepong Food Court, Frontera Bar & Grill in Jaya One, Station 1 cafes and more.

Ming Tien Hawker Center
Jalan SS24/8, Taman Megah,
Petaling Jaya, Selangor

GPS: 3.114334, 101.611658

Takoyaki, or Octopus Balls, but not Octopus’ Balls, is a Japanese delicacy made with chopped octopus, cabbage, green onion and pickled ginger all wrapped a flour and egg shell. There are also some Japanese named ingredients that I had no clue. You can find a sample of recepi here, though it’ll be hard to cook it at home since you’ll need the mold.

Takoyaki at SS15 Asia Cafe
Topped with mayonese, yummm

Asia Cafe at SS15, Subang Jaya, just happened to have a stall serving Takoyaki. They come in a package of 6 balls for RM 4.00, a pretty reasonable price. Please do not eat it straight away when they’re served cos usually they are very hot and will easily burn your mouth (just ask ST.) The taste is pretty rich and quite greesy but managable. Overall, with the mayonese topping, it’s pretty good for finger food, or when you just want to cram that extra 8000 calories in your system. You’re all skinny, right?

Takoyaki at Asia Cafe ss15
Huey Fang says it’s teh delicious

Similiar stuff is served in 1U Jusco at ground level. It is slightly more expensive but comes in extra varities, such as the Unagi balls. I have yet to try it there.

Asia Cafe,
SS15, Subang Jaya, Selangor

GPS: 3.074684,101.589965