Monday, November 29, 2010

Mayfair

Another week, another pork paradise surfaces in the Klang Valley.

Mayfair isn't the most innovative restaurant, but its menu is filled with crowd-pleasers like this pork sausage & bacon pizza. Gooey goodness, ideal for snacking. Each generously topped slice will likely vanish from the table before everyone realizes it. That's the power of cheese.

Char-grilled, bone-in pork chop with berries & poached apple. Gargantuan enough to placate masculine appetites. But the ladies might fall under the spell of its sweet, fruity flavors.

Hickory-smoked pork ribs. Could've been more tender, but sufficiently hearty for at least two people to share and tasty enough for all of them to lick their fingers afterwards. Me? I loved the surprisingly juicy shoestring fries.

One of the better pork knuckles around, with spectacularly crisp skin and succulent, savory flesh. All the accompaniments _ soft, fluffy chunks of roast potato, creamy apple sauce & sauerkraut _ were flawless. An indisputable steal at only 45 ringgit.

Refreshing fruit liquors: Bol's Apricot Brandy & Marie Bizard Parfait Amour.

Mt. Langi Ghiran Billi Billi Shiraz (Australia).

Mayfair,
Menara Taiko, PJ Trade Centre, Damansara Perdana.
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32 comments:

  1. Ah, perhaps ve have found die nächste venue for our Babitarians Anonymous meeting, ja? :D

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  2. I concur (with LFB)!
    Looks perfect for a B.A. meeting.

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  3. Very porkish indeed. Not my kind of place. = =

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  4. Wow! Pork must be big business I tell ya, given how close this is located to places like Ad Hog and Crafts Brew. Well awesome for us.

    Since I've not even been to Brozeit yet, which one among the two was better for ya?

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  5. lfb: doesn't the name 'babitarians anonymous' imply that u all are trying to wean yourselves OFF the porcine addiction, a la alcoholics anonymous? in that case, u should be meeting and eating at, say, restoran satay haji samsuri :D
    j: and u can bring your non-babitarian buddies too, cos this place also serves aussie prime rib beef, seared tuna spaghetti, fish & chips and chicken pie :D
    michelle: ahh, when i was a kid, i didn't eat pork either. thankfully, i was converted when i hit my 20s :D
    qwazymonkey: wah, that's a difficult question! the pork knuckle at mayfair is a lot tastier, but the ribs at brotzeit are better. prices at brotzeit are much higher, but their portions are a bit larger and their menu is wider and more interesting. brotzeit has more beer options, but mayfair has more cocktails and wine. it's a toss-up, but i think more people would prefer brotzeit...

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  6. We do. The TRYING part is the best bit. We like challenging ourselves by dining at babi-friendly establishments. We fail, naturally, but with much panache.

    :D

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  7. lfb: wonder if i should start a Cockle-Suckers Anonymous then. i bet my club would have TONS more panache than yours (though we'd definitely fail in our mission too) :D

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  8. I bet you guys would get more publicity for sure. Not for all the right reasons though. Hee.

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  9. lfb: alas, i think u'd get more members though. there's still a certain stigma attached to cockle-sucking. some prejudices die hard :P

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  10. Maybe if you start them slow. Howsabout cockle-licking first? :P

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  11. u know what? Jenn & I used to joke about this Menara Taiko everytime we passed by. I would say "I'm sure that a lot of triad brothers will rent up a space here.. coz most of them are taiko :P"
    having said that... another porky place to try!! yay!!

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  12. lfb: lick, slurp, suck, swallow? are those the four stages of cockle appreciation? :D
    leo: heheh, yeah, 'taiko' is one of few only cantonese words i know. though i think a 'menara heng tai' would be catchier :D

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  13. lfb: swallow already what's there left to spit? and wouldn't spitting simply be a waste of what a juicy cockle has to offer :P

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  14. Oh my oh my, another porky place - fantastic! LFB: faster call a meeting! :P

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  15. pureglutton: eh, but don't get your hopes up too high! this one isn't as exciting as ad hog. it just does the basic dishes, and there isn't an amusing proprietor to entertain customers :D

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  16. @Sean: No, I meant skip all the rest and just spit it out or spit at it in hopes it'll crawl away and hide. :P

    @PG: Meeting called!! :D

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  17. lfb: cockles have no limbs, they can't crawl! someone clearly needs an anatomy lesson :D

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  18. Slither away, then.

    So long as they go away and never, ever return to darken my day. Or dinner. :D

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  19. lfb: slither away? sounds like u're from the house of slytherin! :D
    and if cockles had feelings, u'd have grievously hurt them by now :P

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  20. The Slytherins have alwaysss been more FUN. :)

    Hurt? I just wanna hurl them far, far away... :P

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  21. Lfb: but they are evillllllll! And u know what happens to evil in the end (even if u didn't finish reading the books)
    Cockles melt in your mouth, not in your hand :p

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  22. Thanks for honestly answering my question. I'll go try both just to compare. :)

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  23. They aren't evil la. Just... misunderstood.

    Cockles may melt in an active volcano for all I care. :P

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  24. the pork bacon pizza looks really good and it's so nice to dine at this outlet where you can get a good fix of porcine delights. Pork knuckle looks great too.

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  25. qwazymonkey: yeah, i think u'll find hits and misses at both. but the hits will make both places worthwhile :D
    lfb: sounds like someone's a closet draco fan! :D hmmmm, subconsciously, u're saying u would enjoy eating cockles that have been roasted over a hot flame, with lotsa wok hei :P
    eiling: oh yeah, these days it seems like we all can't survive without a regular dose of pork flesh! :D

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  26. Closet? Where got? I'm a very OPEN Draco fan. :D

    Screw my subconscious; my conscious mind says NO to cockles. Yay!

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  27. Lfb: you'll like the final movie then, since Draco plays a key part (ok ok, no spoilers, though sheesh, the book has been out for years now!). :D your lips say no, but your heart says yes :p

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  28. Thanks for not spoiling it for me - I haven't been able to read any other books after belabouring/dying after attempting Book Five. Not meant for the faint-hearted or desirous of actual narrative propulsion.

    My heart?

    *checks*

    Also says NO lah. :D

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  29. Lfb: while I'm not a diehard fan of the potter books, I must say they are much more readable, with a hundred times more narrative energy and punch, compared to Lotr :D well, it's when you're dreaming at night that your true feelings are revealed. So I wouldn't be surprised if u dream about slurping up a plateful of cockles and loving 'em :D

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  30. Oh no. Oh VERY no.

    LOTR is far more readable lah. Less annoying, even with all the meandering and singing/poetry bits.

    You so gotta re-read Tolkien. Plus, Peter Jackson did a much better job with the movies than the assortment of Potter directors (Cuarón excluded).

    Never dreamt about cockles. Never will. Whee.

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  31. lfb: hmmm, actually the odds of me re-reading tolkien are extremely low, since i have unfortunate memories of struggling through his stuff in the first place. the spirit is now not willing, and the flesh is also weak :D

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