Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Saint's

Saint's has come marching in, bringing haggis at last to the Klang Valley.

It's an acquired taste, this Scottish minced blend of sheep's heart, liver & lungs with onion, oatmeal, suet, salt & spices. Gamy and savory, with a texture that's both mushy and nutty. Served with traditional "neep & tatties" _ turnips & potatoes.

The rest of the menu comprises pub grub that should fit in at many U.K. establishments. The Ploughman's sandwich would be a hearty meal on its own, packed with plenty of cheese, caramelized onions & tomatoes. Simple but satisfying.

Roast beef with Yorkshire pudding. The strips of Angus beef were less tender than expected, though everything else was fine. Note: all this food might make it look like we were having a respectable brunch here, but it was actually a boozy supper.

Saint's Fizz (prosecco, martini rosso, cointreau, white sugar cube) & Sinner's Rum Punch (havana especial rum, creme de cassis, pineapple, orange juice, lime juice).

A Taste of Speyside (Macallan 10yr old, whiskey honey, apple juice, dot angostura bitters) & Victorian Mojito (hendricks gin, lime juice, elderflower nettle cordial, syrup de gomme, apple juice, mint leaves).

Saint's Bar & Kitchen,
Red Carpet Avenue, Encorp Strand,
Jalan PJU5/22, Kota Damansara, Petaling Jaya.
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15 comments:

  1. An interesting concept...but the food doesn't sound too promising eh?

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  2. qwazymonkey: heheh, i liked the cocktails better than the food! but i'll probably still return for more of the haggis, and some of the other pub grub (bangers & mash, pork curry, shepherd's pie, fish & chips) :D

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  3. ohh atr porky pub place!
    And something new to try - haggis!

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  4. Tng: yeah, it's nice to finally have an outlet here that has haggis on the menu! And it tastes just like the haggis in the UK! :D

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  5. Any other Scottish food other than Haggis? I think Hubby may be interested to try it for its authenticity :P

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  6. boozy supper? that's a lot for supper lol!

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  7. Man, you gotta tell what your trick is - to eat and eat and not suffer any worse for it.

    Yours sincerely,
    Daily Fan Who's Suffering From An Abominable Bout of Indigestion.

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  8. baby sumo: only spotted haggis and neeps & tatties on the menu. though for irish food fans, there's colcannon available! :D
    michelle: heheh, supper is the most important meal of the day! (for those of us who skip breakfast) =)
    kenny: yikes, an abominable indigestion must be remedied before one departs for vacation! this page contains some tips, such as avoiding tight-fitting garments (ahem): http://www.webmd.com/heartburn-gerd/guide/indigestion?page=2

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  9. I can never eat haggis. Too weird for me! But am a huge fan of roast beef with Yorkshire pudding. ;)

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  10. bangsar-babe: heheh, i've only had haggis three times so far, but i guess i enjoy it cos i like bold, meaty flavors! :D

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  11. Would love a whisky cocktail too! That's quite creative.

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  12. eiling: heheh, champagne cocktails are my favorite, but they're too pricey :D

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  13. Having just eaten here, I must commend Saint's for their quality of meat. I don't know if you tried the pork sausage, which I know is more common than the haggis thus not a highlight of Saint's but it was quite divine and very well-seasoned. But you're right though, the cocktails were absolutely delicious, did you try Chambles? More on the light side compared to say the Don Alec (tequila-based cocktail) but so so good. Highly recommended :D

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  14. Mil: thanks for the info! i don't think i've had the pork sausage or the chambles here yet, but both sound delicious! will definitely remember to check them out :D

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  15. Do they serve any vegetarian/ vegan meals?

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