Craft Brews : The Food

Note: We started the night with some craft beers but since the post is not ready yet, I’ve decided to post on the food 1st.

Food arrived soon after the beers; which was a blessing because the alcohol was gnawing at my stomach linings.

A complimentary cup of piquant Minestrone – like soup started us off on the right note & set the precedence for the sinful array of food ahead.


My favourites 😛 were the Spiced sausages in bacon skins (RM18), Caramelized Roast Pork II (200g of siew yoke!! – RM16) and Crispy Bacon Streaks (RM14).

crispy bacon

The crisp bacon on the bloggers’ night (back then in oct 2009) wasn’t too memorable & I was pleased that it has improved since. Seriously, the cook does a damn good job in the frying department. Beautifully crisp yet wasn’t dried out nor chewy, it disintegrates in the mouth minus much resistance.

And the sausages!! Boy, was I glad I wasn’t fed those awful generic, rubbery, dense wieners.
This wiener has it’s juices exploding in my mouth once the skin is popped. Bliss.

pork sausages

I seriously love the texture, which reminded me of those of bratwurst.
sausage texture-1

If I have to share any good childhood memories, it would be this. During festive seasons, a whole pig is ordered, offered (to the gods), and then chopped up to be distributed among the devotees. Moi here, squats eagerly by the chopping board, and cut myself any parts I fancy. One such part was always the tongue 😀
The day after, steamed mee koo (pink tortoise shaped buns) & remants of the pig would be stir- fried with bird eye chillies and plenty of thick soy sauce. I love this & the craving for this “oldie” dish has never waned.

siew yoke1

Admittedly, I had better ribs, but this one here ain’t far off the mark.
Malt & maple ribs and the honey mustard (full serving at RM35), was tender enough but it would have been better if the marinate has permeated the meat more thoroughly. Anyhow, I appreaciate variety & here, they offer something out of the ordinary rather than just plain boring BBQ.
The wedges deserves raving reviews. I reiterate, the cook here is to be recommended for his deep frying skills.
Gorgeously fluffy inside and perfect crisp on the skin, this is one of the best wedges I have had.
Lovely, cos I love my carbs. :mrgreen:

craft brews ribs

For those who know me, you can imagine my impish grin when I saw the burger. First question was “Is it Pork??”. 😆

craft brews pork burger

What hits me most about the patty was the nicely charred and smoky flavour imparted from the charbroiled method of cooking. A good thing, as this was the differentiating factor from most other pork burgers I have tasted.

burger texture1

The whole ensemble suits me fine, not too oily, a good bun and topped with a nicely non -dripping with oil egg (my fav!). All for RM26.

I think I know where I’ll be hanging out more often with my drinking buddies now 😛 At least I’ll be occupied with bacon, wedges and weenies while these drunkards poison their livers! Hahaha..

This Post Has 31 Comments

  1. J the chocoholic

    Oooh. Tempting! 😀
    (And pork = protein = not carbs…. So, it’s good right?)

    1. Rebecca

      😀 Haha.not gonna argue with that!

  2. ai wei

    yum yum yum yum. i miss the pasta!!!

  3. Sean

    ooh, so they’re improving already, eh. nice to hear about a drinking place that also takes its food seriously! 😀
    everything is so sinfully scary here!!!

    1. Rebecca

      Haha!! That wht makes it good!
      But well. u got to order the right things though. I wasnt too impressed wit hthe Caesar Salad & garlic bread

  4. unkaleong

    Heart attack on a plate = Crisp fried bacon. I heart this dish. Beer review is in the mail :*

    1. Rebecca

      Luvvv the bacon horr??
      Thks for the review! *muaks*

  5. “…squats eagerly by the chopping board, and cut myself any parts I fancy.”

    Wah, you got such a good position leh… Can just slice up any bits you prefer. So syioookkk! 😀

    1. Rebecca

      Oh yes! cos I’m the one cleaning up after! Ha

  6. Leo

    Gosh!! Luckily it’s almost lunch time now 😛
    with your pic tempting me, most likely I’ll drop by Craft Brew either this week or next!

  7. spectre

    I have strong feeling i going to raid Craft Brew soon for food and some weight at same time

    1. Rebecca

      Oh do go! Rmbr to order the wedges & crisp bacon!

  8. dila

    miss ah, you so lucky la can eat so much and still stay skinny. i jealous betul 🙁
    and food looks damn good, but haha too bad i cant eat pork lol.

    1. Rebecca

      Yea..else we can go makan & chill here!
      But no worries, I’ll find atr plc for us to gossip.
      And hey, join me for my runs! Hahaa..wont get fat one!

  9. Paranoid Android

    This is what happened to the three little pigs when the wolf hunted them them down. I wonder what happened to the hair on the pig’s chimney chin chin? The grub looks great. And I am waiting for part deux. The refreshments!

    1. Rebecca

      Come! We go together for a chitchat session one balmy nite ya!

  10. Chong

    I saw the deep fried bacon in TV before. Pretty famous in the U.S. A heart clogging food. Haha.

    1. Rebecca

      Oh yes! Best part is, we have it here in KL! :mrgreen:

  11. Simon Seow

    Wah. Now you made me want to take back my VIP card from Lex and come here and dine with the 30% discount on food.

    1. Rebecca

      HHmm.. not too late! OR u can go with me! 😛

  12. baDboyzs

    Holi Bir ! Those good looking platefuls will be quite perfect for buddi hours at Library we are sure of that ! Ok coming soon

  13. FBB

    oooh, pork and beer! fantastic combo. wah, how come simon gets 30% discount one? you got or not?

    1. Rebecca

      Oh yes! I got the card as well. Expiring June 2010. U want?

  14. J2Kfm

    LOL. Drunkards poisoning their livers?!! Argh, must have hit some below the belt.

    I like my carbs, esp potatoes, and streaky bacons, dripping with fats.

  15. Kenny Lim

    Good site!

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