Monday, September 21, 2009

Cristang @ 8 Avenue, Petaling Jaya

Cristang boasts a pleasant ambience and warm service, but its trump card is its menu, which is impressively vast and creative.

The must-try is the P7 Pork Burger, comprising grilled pork patty, back bacon, minced pork chili con carne and petai. As sinfully flavourful as expected. Would love to return to check out their new P9 burger, which is supposedly topped with Korean-inspired bulgogi sauce.

Nasi Lemak Goreng (fried coconut rice with sambal tumis, anchovies, veggies, back bacon, Chinese sausage and egg). Artery-clogging, but worth the risk to try at least once. Loved the one-of-a-kind inclusion of lap cheong in the nasi lemak.

Bacon bone ambila with long beans. A traditional recipe with a satisfyingly spicy kick.

Tiramisu laced with vodka and kahlua, accompanied by strawberry puree. The taste of booze was a bit too subtle to make this memorable.

Pineapple Mojito (pineapple liqueur, rum, mint leaves, sprite) and 3-Mile Long Island Tea (vodka, rum, gin, tequila, lemon juice, coke).

8 Avenue, Petaling Jaya.


  1. Hmm, I wonder if they used overnight (stale) nasi lemak to make Nasi Lemak Goreng, the same way overnight white rice is used to make the normal Nasi Goreng?

    Sound delicious but like you said, our poor arteries! :P

  2. hi hi...hows the family dining outings going?
    been MIA for a while i knw..u prob wondering whre i have been?
    well, i was in half coma with pneumonia the last one week. today i could finally sit up and walk ard..
    And my, i got lots of catching up to do on your posts!!

  3. lfb: hey, i didn't know that about nasi goreng. wonder if that's meant to curb wastage of rice or if it actually makes fried rice taste better...
    tng: just commented on your blog entry. gosh, i thot maybe u balik kampung! hope u're receiving good care. seeya soon, ok. the outings with my visiting relatives have been alright. found a few decent chinese outlets to take them. :D

  4. but the tiramisu looks lovely lah ...
    hmm, looks are deceiving?
    yeah the P1 - P7 pork burgers. tempting stuff.

  5. jfkfm: yeps, beauty can be a mask that conceals many fatal flaws. but i'm not necessarily talking about cristang's tiramisu :D

  6. still prefer p6 over p7. could not resist the addition of grilled pineapples and prawns

  7. yeah, that sounds really appealing too. must try it someday, thanks!

  8. How much is the pork burger?