Thursday, March 06, 2008

Sun, Surf & Frogs?

What do bermudas and onions have in common? Italy, a pinch of France and pork apparently. I had dinner with Hunky at Bermuda & Onion along Changkat Bukit Bintang last night. Its the latest restaurant to open along this busy road. CBB is akin to Jalan Alor with its one street of culinary hot spots, crazy parking and gwai lohs. At least here, theres valet and less dodgy men and red lights. Ahem. Anyway, located next to FLAM'S, B&O's entrance is easy to miss. In their attempt to create more privacy for the diners on the terrace, the small side entrance is hindered by cars which have parked right next to it. How annoying! Anyway, it was a lovely evening so we decided to sit on the terrace and inhale the fumes of cars going by.

We are told by the waiter that the menu is "Italian and pork". So why did I order cordon bleu you might ask? Well, I don't know! I guess because I've only had chicken cordon bleu before and I always thought it would be fantastic with pork. We were not particularly hungry so for starters we ordered a bacon with asparagus skewer and a belly pork with brown sauce skewer. There is a fair selection of paninis, salads, starters and skewers. Hunky ordered pork milanese for his main course. At RM9++, its the most expensive sliver of bacon and asparagus I've ever had I reckon. The bacon was crispy and fatty and delicious with the asparagus. The belly pork skewer (RM12++) was disappointing. It was not aromatic and not particularly tender. Furthermore, the brown sauce, which tasted like Bovril ( I actually love Bovril ), was too intense for the pork. Perhaps we should've tried the proper starters instead. Hunky's pork milanese arrived piled high with chips and looked pretty impressive. It was every bit as crispy as it looked. Can't go wrong with breaded fried pork surely. My cordon bleu pork was miserable looking next to Hunky's. Two halves of rolled up pork. I could barely taste the ham and I'm pretty sure they forgot to add the cheese. And it was that Bovril sauce again! Hmmph, I should known better than to order a French dish at an Italian restaurant. We were too full to order dessert. I think we should have stuck strictly to the Italian menu since it is owned by FLAM's after all and the chef is Italian. I wouldn't mind coming back to try their pastas. The wild boar fettucine and ham ravioli with lardons sounds fab!

NOTE: More about the restaurants within the area
For those of you who never got around to trying
Beijing Roast Duck, I'm sorry to say that you will never get to try it because they have very recently closed down. I knew that fork in the road was bad feng shui!

Opening very soon!
Werner's on Changkat and Chiaroscuro

13 comments:

  1. Bovril reminds me or Marmide, which i normally eat with porridge *nostalgia*

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  2. That was quick...I'm waiting for Werners but even though it says 8 March opening, it does not look likely. The other place sounds brazilian, the meat skewers again.

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  3. werner's new place will be a bistronomy concept which focuses on drinks, cant wait for it to open haha

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  4. Bovril?? I can't imagine, ma'am. Must try one day. The mention of wild boar fettucine got my attention, though.

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  5. I lurve all the "ites" - marmite, vegemite, promite! Mmmm promite is my favourite because its the least salty! I love it over my cheese on toast. Or on toast topped with a fried egg. Yummy!

    I thought it was churrascaria too but it ain't nothing to do with food. It means light dark and is a photography term. Who woulda guessed eh?!

    Werner's opened on Saturday for drinks. I can't believe it! But I saw workers there today when I drove past.

    Comelah LL, lets go for dins!

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  6. yeah werner said that it would be 8 March but I can see that constructions is still going on..noticed this place coz its really near to my office :D

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  7. no more beijing duck??darnit..

    nvrmind..got werners..and i havent even got bored of el cerdo yet..

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  8. Wild boar fettucine? Sounds exotic.

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  9. O.o what a small cordon bleu!

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  10. Anyone been to Werner's yet? Similar food to El-Cerdo?

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  11. WOW... so much pork to stomach! yummy yummy! ...the skewers of snacks looked pretty small portion though.

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  12. Took half a sec to realise there's no frogs on the menu and u meant the Frenchies. Aiyo, you har...

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