Now I’m going English… at Sids Pub in TTDI

Yes.. a break from all that Middle Eastern fare! I have been chowing down Mid Eastern cuisine still, but saving that for another post on another day ;p

On a different note: Jeez, the blog-sphere has sure been busy, for blogs updates are being posted faster than I can read!

This post will cover the different dishes I have stapled at Sid’s, which lately has been a regular haunt of mine.

The first trip to Sids’ was a continuous affair from the day out at Sunway after the Borneo Rainforest pre-dinner.
We had to sit at the bar as Sid’s takes no reservation, so coming in a big group we had to wait a while to get settled down.
Once seated, I immediately got down to business. ORDERING that’s it. Taking cue from her highness AWOL, I started off with this.

Blue Cheese mushroom. It was absolute divine. Really. You got to order this if you ever step into Sid’s.
Enough said.

Mushrooms cooked with garlic, white wine & cream, sprinkled w blue cheese…thick, sinful, rich, creamy.. needless to say, we polished the bowl clean with the bread (though I feel they should serve some thick hearty English bread instead of miserable wholemeal Gardenia, it just does’nt “gel” somehow..)

Another appetizer dish.. Pigs in a Blanket. Basically we ordered this based on the name..thought it sounded cute ;p

..and we found out the ‘blankets’ were strips of crispy fatty bacon. Pure porky – satisfaction, great with beer.

An attempt to go gourmet-y, I insisted on ordering the homemade chic liver pate with tangy tomato and plum chutney; especially since no one in the group knows what is it. Trust the foodie here, I asserted convincingly, though to be fair I did forewarned them that it’s an acquired taste, much like durians, you’re either hooked or otherwise.
Nevertheless, I managed to persuade each one of them to sample it when it was served.

Sadly, this was what was left to clear from the table at the end of the dinner. The kids didn’t like it, my friend’s parents can’t fathom what is it and I couldn’t finish it all. A delicacy that we didn’t know how to appreciate..

Truth to be told, I had better but I can’t remember where that was ;p
Another place I stapled pate was at The Apartment, KLCC and it came served with sweet caramelised onions, not plum and tomatoes chutney though.

Moving on, what’s English food without the classic pie right?
Since no one was in favour of kidneys ( I was lobbying for the Steak and Kidney pie..), we ordered the Beef and Onion pie.

With light flaky pastry and generous filling of finely minced beef stewed with onions, it was one really tasty pie. It came with the normal accompanying side serving of buttered veg of carrots, broccoli, cauliflower and green peas. We were provided with made- from- scratch mushroom gravy which was served separately in a gravy bowl.

Ohhh… this was SUPER delicious.
THE BBQ Pork ribs.

The marinade was fully permeated into the tender meat, so good that it got us licking our fingers and ordering 2 portions more!

Yup, licked clean to the bone!

Pork Vindaloo.

Being Malaysian, I guess we just can’t do without our curries. Everyone was in favour of ordering this. Must be the combination of the exotic description of the dish plus the fact that it is pork!

While I would never order an Indian dish in an English pub, I must say it wasn’t bad, at least it didn’t taste like the curries we are accustomed to; it being sourish due to vinegar added in the dish. The lean pork tenderloin was tender but spiciness level was the sort that doesn’t hit you at once, but leave your stomach burning after a few bites.

I find the sides of rice and papadom as well as the “arf and arf” (= fries) [god, did I sound like a dog yelping there??] quite a weird combination. The kids ended up dipping the papadom into the blue cheese sauce of the mushroom dish and also the plum chutney from the pate dish!

Of course, Sid’s is famous for its tapped Guinness Draught, and is one of the 9 (or less) outlets in KL that has it.

Observing the bartender, I realized that every glass is tapped to 3-quarter full, and left to sit for 5 minutes before it is filled to the brim and served to the customer.

Logan, the outlet manager explains that it is so that the residue in the malt is settled and at the same time that actually enhance the taste (??) (or something like that, me not a drinker laa)..

Anyways, it’s a good place for food and to chill. Beware though, it does get pretty crowded on weekends.
Well, the owners got to be doing something right, for they are opening another outlet in Pantai Hillpark, just beside Pantai Panorama soon.

Oohh…there’s MORE of the salivating-inducing food.. Sid’s – PART II here!

Sid’s Pub
34, Lorong Rahim Kajai 14
Taman Tun Dr. Ismail
60000 KL
Tel: + 603-7727 7437

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