Friends always ask of how I'm able to recall where and what I ate. There's no answer to it, really. If the food is good, it will just stick with you for a very long time.
Ham Bone Ambila
Nasi Lemak Goreng With Lap Cheong, Bacon And Omelette
Burger With Pork Patty, Chili Con Carne And Petai
Chocolate Banana Crepe
Take this for example. Lyrical Lemongrass suggested stink bean pork burger at the then relatively new restaurant called Cristang way back in July. With chopped petai in a burger, who really needs feta or cheddar? It was to me, a burger of multiple layers of savouriness and textures that could have been eaten with plain rice alone. The ambila coalesced the robustness of flavours of a curry, smokiness of grills and embellished with flaky soft cuts of ham. Delicious. As far as I'm concerned, nasi lemak goreng is nothing new but to have sweet waxed Chinese sausages and bacon thrown in, I think it's great. Can't wait to try this at home!
The diverse cultures infused into the Cristang way of life are well expressed in their choice of ingredients, I feel. Certainly a good Eurasian cuisine experience.
See, I do remember the good stuff without really trying.
But of course, there will be things that cling for the wrong reasons. Like their overpriced beers. Let me know if the prices are okay because we felt that they weren't the case on our visit.
B-G-19, 8 Avenue
Jalan Sungei Jernih (8/1)
46050 Petaling Jaya
Tel: (+603) 7956 7877
Check out Masak-Masak's post for links to more food from Cristang.