This post is way overdue. I went to eat there a long time ago and have been there a few times since my first visit. I ate the most during my first visit as well. At my first visit to Cristang, which is an establishment in PJ serving fusion Portuguese food (or was it modern?), we ordered the whole works. Appetisers right up until drinks. No dessert for us :P
The first dish was Devil on Horseback which is a fancy name for Asparagus with Bacon. Not too bad, it has pork bacon, so no complains there.
If there is masher on the menu, one must always order. And am I glad we did. This is one of the best I’ve eaten and I would gladly go back there to have this again. Then again, the star of the show is not the potato, so we might as well move swiftly along.
We ordered some brinjal dish, because Sharon loves brinjal. I do too but definitely not this one. This tasted weird, although Sharon thought it was fine. I found it weird, very “peppery” for a lack of a better word. I will avoid this dish the next time I go (and I did!).
At Cristang, the dishes are largely hit and miss. It is just unfortunate that I had two misses during my first visit. There is nothing entirely wrong with the mushroom dish, just that it is not a stand-out, and that is a shame as their burgers and one other dish is the absolute must have. So, let’s move on to the main eh?
This is probably world famous by now. The P# Burger of Cristang is the reason why people go to Kristang in the first place. And also the fact that we don’t have a whole lot of restaurants serving pork burgers. You can order from P1 up to P7, although they might add secret numbers that I don’t know about. I believe mine was a P5 which had Petai, bacon and pineapple. This is 100% satisfaction guaranteed!
This is less publicised but I think it is a dish worth mentioning. Take one of Malaysia’s favourite food, Nasi Lemak, and fry it! Simple in concept, brilliant in execution. This was very delicious as well. And well worth ordering. These days I just skip ahead to either of these dishes and forget the rest.
Cristang is definitely a restaurant that deserves the praises that many have sung and I hope that its relatively unknown location won’t cost its demise. But with so many people blogging about them, and the amount of Tweets I’ve seen, I think enough traffic is driven there.
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