Sunday, August 22, 2010

Clover Pub @ Solaris Mont Kiara


A laidback, friendly pub with a cool moniker. The food is rather ordinary, but customers can still savor a quiet evening playing pool here.


The luck of the Irish wasn't with the salmon. Despite being moist and hearty, it was the most flavorless fish we've tasted in recent memory.


Guinness beef stew. The meat was tough, but the robust, piping-hot gravy would be a welcome comfort on a rainy evening, whether in Dublin or KL.


Kahlua and two types of beer. The booze selection is limited.


The Clover Pub,
Solaris Mont Kiara, Kuala Lumpur.
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16 comments:

  1. Flavourless fish & tough meat? *shakes head*

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  2. tng: ya, i guess food is just not the priority here, unfortunately...

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  3. The fish was probably frozen hence the tastelessness

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  4. Michelle: aghh quite a struggle to finish it...

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  5. Ho-hum.. reminds me of yet another similar lacklustre appropriation of the Irish pub in the neighbourhood... the Royal Oak. Blergh!

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  6. Min: ooh but royal oak has the advantage of serving pork ... Think I've had some decent pork ribs there (unless that's an inaccurate, booze-fueled memory!)

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  7. Do they have Kilkenny there?

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  8. Eiling: hmmm, not sure, sorry. beer isn't really my thing, heheh :D

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  9. sean, clover does serve pork now.
    try the pork ribs from the snacks menu.

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  10. Ivan: hey, thanks for the info! I must have missed it on the menu...

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  11. Michelle Chin: Is that true about frozen fish?? All this while I have always thought that frozen fish is better because freezing seafood (in general) helps it retain freshness.

    We do get lots of 'fresh' seafood here in Malaysia but I find it doesn't seem to taste as fresh as it should, possibly because the fish is not properly frozen from the time when its been caught to when it lands on my dinner table. Hehe.

    I am sure lots of people will disagree with me on this!

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  12. shaun: i agree that 'fresh' fish at restaurants often don't seem all that fresh! but i'm not really familiar with how seafood is stored. i figure the best ones are straight outta an aquarium (like the fish at some chinese outlets), bought on a daily basis from a local wet market, or regularly flown in if imported (like the seafood at japanese eateries)...

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  13. That Guiness Beef Stew can't hold a candle to the real thing. The beef already looked unappetizing, instead of the soft tender chunks that is expected of a good stew. And no Colcannon? (Irish mashed potatoes). Ditto with the salmon.

    The Kilkenny however, is a saving grace :) by limited booze selection, i'm guessing the cocktails menu is sadly under-populated. Can't win them all, i guess ;)

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  14. elrond: yeah, it's very basic, no-frills pub grub here. which isn't necessarily a bad thing, if the food can be prepared well. but yeah, i can't honestly recommend the food here, but it's an OK hangout. unfortunately, there were no cocktails worth checking out either!

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  15. You'll have to try the chicken wings next time... they are amazing!! And that opinion is before we started drinking!! They have a thin and crispy crust with a slight kick of spice (I think they put just a touch of curry powder in the batter) and are moist and juicy on the inside. Have had them 3-4 times and think they are best thing on the menu! Cheers! :-)

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  16. rachael: many thanks for the suggestions! will definitely keep them in mind :D

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