Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Donkey & Crow Irish Pub @ Bangsar Shopping Centre

Classic Favorites Pub Grub

Scotch Eggs, Dublin Coddle, Grilled Pork Ribs, Crispy Pork Belly and Irish Stew… pub grub fans would agree on how tempting those dishes sounded. The folks at Donkey & Crow Irish Pub knows how to let their diners enjoy classic comfort food with a good beer or stout!

Located at Bangsar Shopping Centre, this is the second outlet for Donkey & Crow. With their first outlet’s success at TREC KL, diners can now also enjoy the same pub experience at the BSC outlet. It’s all about having a good time at Donkey & Crow. Besides being a family-friendly restaurant serving classic Irish and British favorites, one can enjoy their long list of jolly pints of beer while catching up with some live sport actions.

The pub offers alfresco seating as well as indoor seating. Expect lots of woodwork, a long bar, a mosaic mural, brickworks and Irish green fairy lights plus lots of friendly smiles from the service team at Donkey & Crow.

Pool table for some fun!

It’s almost obligatory to order some giggle juice if you’re not into beer. Ours are Beejito (RM38), Mad Dog (RM38) and Apple Tini’s (RM38). Mad Dog and Beejito was so fabulous, we had a second round of these…

With our cocktails, we had to order a classic British pub favorite, Scotch Egg (RM23). Minced meat stuffed with egg and fried to a golden ball, ours was a generous one too. Packed with seasoned sausage meat, the scotch egg is quite a filler on its own.

The pale but flavour-packed Blue Cheese Mushroom (RM23) is delicious. The unctuous flavour of the blue cheese is an explosion of flavours, so much so, one cannot stop dipping the toast into that luscious thick sauce studded with chunky mushrooms.

An Irish classic, the Dublin Coddle (RM33) epitomized homecooked comfort food. Said to be straight from the heart of Dublin city, the Irish stew is a hodgepodge of bacon, sausages and root vegetables that is a sure crowd pleaser. Beautiful stew that has a robust hearty note of its ingredients, this is a dish that one can enjoy often. A must-order, especially if one is craving for simple comfort pleasures…

The Snacks Platter (RM68) offers a little of everything to go with drinks. A sharing platter obviously, there’s golden Onion Rings, Pigs in the Blanket, Smoked Duck Breast, Nacho Bacon and Chips with side salad and sauces. Snacks like these are sure crowd pleasers, especially that yummy bacon wrapped sausage and delectable smoked duck breast slices.

A platter that is perfect for snacking with beer or cocktails!

Another signature dish at Donkey & Crow is the Grilled Pork Ribs with Whiskey Sauce (RM49). Half rack of pork ribs marinated with spices ad slow baked till tender. Not falling-off-the-bone kind of rib but this one has a solid meaty bite of the meat. Pour on the whiskey sauce for added flavours though we personally thought the whiskey sauce could do with more oomph of the whiskey… nevertheless, the pork ribs are well-seasoned and meaty.

The pub only offers Brownies with Ice Cream as their dessert. Its passable but I prefer my brownies to be the fudgy kind. Generous in portion, this dessert is definitely a sharing one…

Lot G130, Ground Floor,
Bangsar Shopping Centre,
285, Jalan Ma'arof,
59000 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03 2011 1868

Monday, May 21, 2018

The Living Room Buka Puasa Buffet @ The Westin Kuala Lumpur

Juadah Iftar Kampung

The holy month of fasting brings forth a reason to gather and spend time with family and friends and break fast together. This year, The Westin Kuala Lumpur is presenting a Juadah Iftar Kampung buffet at The Living Room filled with a myriad spread of kampung favorites as well as international ones.

Available from 19 May to 12 June, the Juadah Iftar Kampung buffet comes with an additional option of an All-You-Can-Eat Durian feast. Diners, who prefer to savor only the All-You-Can-Eat Durian feast without the Juadah Iftar Kampung Buffet, can also opt for this option on its own.

The Living Room is setup with a journey of flavours as diners can explore their way through a big spread of freshly prepared dishes as well as visit live action stations serving made-to-order dishes. There is also a room filled with lots of desserts so make sure to save some tummy room for this.

With every Iftar buffet, the highlight of the spread is the Roasted Whole Lamb. Marinated with various spices, savor the tender lamb slices with fluffy briyani rice with egg.

There is also a beautiful Roasted Beef Ribs with BBQ sauce and roasted vegetables that is a must-try!

On the carving station, there is Roasted Chicken and Baked Fish Fillet as well.

A kaleidoscope of Ulams and Sambals are set along with various Kerabu salads as well as Telur Masin, Ikan Masin and Burung Puyuh Berlado to whet the appetite with robust and spicy flavours.

Assorted Kerabu on daily rotation such as Kerabu Sotong Berserai, Kerabu Perut Dan Soo Hoon, Kerabu Limau Bali, Ikan Bilis Petai and Kerabu Daging Salai.

Other main highlight of the buffet is the row of huge kawahs filled with classic kampung dishes like Kupang Berlada, Gulai Keting Kambing Keluak, Ayam Sambal Hijau, Kari Daging Tetel, Labu Pucuk Manis Lemak Putih, Kacang Panjang Goreng Kunyit, Uddang Sambal Petai and Ketam Masak Lemak Nenas.

There is a whole live action station dedicated to Claypot Asam Pedas that one should not miss. Select your choices of meat and seafood to be cook with your choices of Asam Pedas Nyonya, Asam Pedas Johor and Asam Pedas Tempoyak gravy!

Street food is another must savor delight at Juadah Iftar Kampung buffet. From freshly made Roti Canai, Murtabak, Roti Boom, Roti Telur, Burger, Roti John to Yong Tau Fu, Kerang Rebus Chili Sauce, Chicken Rice and Char Kway Teow, choosing there to try is quite difficult one as they all looked deliciously tempting at sight.

Kerang Rebus Chili Sauce is superb as these large kerangs are plump, fresh and juicy!

Char Kway Teow was a hit as these were scooped up by many as soon as the chef is done cooking it…

There is also Nasi Air Berlauk,, Curry Laksa and Mee Celup at the noodle station where one can pick your own ingredients.

Hot warmers filled with steamy hot Lemang, Ketupat, Pulut Hitam Lemang, Roti Jala and Nasi Impit are to be savored with Ayam Rendang, Kari Kepala Ikan, Beef Kandar, Ayam Madu, Sayur Lodeh, Satay and Bubur Lambuk.

Time for desserts… and the spread is substantially sweet and colorful. Fresh local fruits to Chocolate Fountain, Frozen Yoghurt Soft Serve Ice Cream, Ice Cream, Ais Krim Potong, Tau Fu Fah, Bread & Butter Pudding, Honey Sea Coconut with Longan, Pengat Durian and Bubur Pulut Hitam are among the list of desserts to savor.

There is also local Kuih Muih, Cookies, Jellies, Buah Kurma, Kek Lapis and a whole lot of other international cakes, pastries and desserts available.

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Last but not least, durian lovers have the option to add-on for the Juadah Iftar Kampung buffet with the All-You-Can-Eat Durian Feast! Tuck into smooth and creamy unctuous durian from local kampungs around Malaysia…

Juadah Iftar Kampung Buffet
Price: RM158nett per person
Period: 19 May to 12 June 2018

All-You-Can-Eat Durian Feast
Gather with your friends and family and savor the unique and aromatic flavors of this King of Fruit. Eat to your heart’s contents in a specially constructed canopy as our chefs wield their knives and pop open the thorny fruit in all its glory, one durian at a time.

Ramadan buffet diner: Add RM18 nett per person
Non-Ramadan buffet diner: RM48 nett per person

·       SPG, Marriott Rewards and The Ritz-Carlton Rewards members are entitled to special discounts on the above restaurant promotions for food only for up to 8 persons
·       Beyond Dining and Club Marriott members are entitled to 20% discount on the above restaurant promotions for food only for up to 10 persons
·       Major bank cardholders are entitled to 20% discount on the above restaurant promotions for food only
·       Discounts are not applicable for All-You-Can-Eat Durian Feast
·       Children 4 years and below dine for free
·       Children aged 5 to 12 years receive 50% off

For dining reservations, please contact Westin Dining at 603.2773.8338 or log on to for more information.

The Westin Kuala Lumpur
199, Jalan Bukit Bintang,
55100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 603 2731 8333

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