Heading to two watering holes this time, one in PJ & another at TTDI. First up, Chancery Lane at Phileo Damansara is a popular hangout for employees of The Star, whose headquarters is a five-second stroll away.
We went on a roast pork rampage here; Chancery Lane's siew yok is not bad, particularly for those who prefer lean, meaty versions.
Fried roast pork, noteworthy for spicy savoriness. Could give Vintry a run for its money.
Roast pork angel hair pasta, perfectly prepared & absolutely addictive.
Roast pork fried rice with sunny-side-up egg. Simple, solid satisfaction, with plenty of meat mixed inside the fluffy, flavorsome rice.
Long Island Iced Tea & Around The World cocktails.
Wine is cheerfully cheap here at about RM12 a glass. Best of all, it's totally drinkable.
Another recent visit: Dukes & Duchess, which has taken over from Chip N Dale at Taman Tun.
Crispy pork trotters with garlic chili sauce. Excellent; other restaurants typically offer overly fatty or bony versions of this, but we can't find fault with the crispy-juicy ones here.
Eggs Benedict with pork ham. The eggs taste fried instead of poached, ruling out runny yolks. But here's a surprise: in spite of that, this combo remains enjoyable.
Skip the Guinness-marinated pork tenderloin sandwich though. Kinda bland, strangely.
Some interesting South African wines are available here. Certainly worth a try.
Phileo Damansara 2, Section 16, Petaling Jaya.
Dukes & Duchess,
Lorong Rahim Kajai 14, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Kuala Lumpur.