Saturday, October 12, 2013

Beer Pairing Menu @ Taps Beer Bar

Taps Beer Bar this year introduced experiments to pair food & beer for maximum enjoyment of both; worth a shot, even (or especially) for those of us whose appreciation of beer feels minimal.

The menu explains which food complements or enhances which beer; both the food & the beer sound interesting & prove tasty, so that's a hefty bonus.

No mere, mundane bar snack: Roasted pumpkin with hummus, coriander & chili ...

... complements Blonde/Pilsner, enhances Amber Ale.

The pairing seems harmonious, though our beer-tasting palate isn't experienced enough to discern the details of the 'complement/enhance' aspect.

Double cheese souffle, featuring pecorino & goat's cheese (RM15), rich but not cloying.

Taps' beef burger is worthwhile too, with onion rings, egg, guacamole & mozzarella cheese.

Robust fare deserves to be drawn with deeper, darker brews.

Also a fan of Taps' pizzas; try the one with egg yolk, basil & anchovies (RM16).

Cleanse the sinfulness of all that with a nice, ripe tomato salad (RM12) ...

... or a mushroom one (RM18), perfect to partner with the Mountain Goat organic Steam Ale. Prices at Taps are pretty pleasing.
Earlier entry on Taps Beer Bar: January 13, 2012.

Taps Beer Bar,
A-04, One Residency, Jalan Nagasari, Off Jalan Raja Chulan, Kuala Lumpur.
Daily through late. Tel: 03-2110-1560

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28 comments:

  1. Wow, they do have some uncommon dishes here, double cheese souffle sounds interesting

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    1. Ken: yeah, a good change from the pub grub at other places. couldn't resist the cheese souffle =)

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  2. Wow! Roasted pumpkin with hummus, double cheese souffle n egg yolk pizza...I only need one beer for them...the Paulaner Hacker-Pschorr Munchner Dunkel! =)

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    1. Ulric: ooo, now that's a beer i've not had in recent memory! :D

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    2. I had mine a year ago at Brotzeit =)

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    3. Ulric: wah, i think it's been three years since i was at brotzeit :D

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  3. I know I'll be addicted! to the beeeeeeeer...

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    1. Cquek: heheh, hopefully an addiction in the positive sense! :D

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  4. Taps Beer Bar is definitely one of the places with better beer bites beyond the usual works we see elsewhere. Crafted beer as well too!

    Happy Octoberfest!

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    1. Missyblurkit: yeah, a good bet for those occasions when we wanna go beyond regular beer and bar snacks ... heheh, hope you're having a beer-tiful month! =)

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  5. The pizza looks and sounds tantalizing, Sean!

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    1. Linda: i love egg-topped pizzas! :D

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  6. Roasted pumpkin! I'd like that. Burger looks good. Love that fried egg, not fried using the metal ring - I'd hate that.

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    1. I hate tat too! It doesnt alter the taste but like so amateurish like? cant even handle an egg for a restaurant - gives me that kind of thought

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    2. Suituapui: yeah, could resist ordering the roasted pumpkin, and the burger was quite well-done too (including the egg) :D

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    3. Rebecca: heh, that's a valid point for restaurants to consider when frying their eggs! :D

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    1. Emily: thanks for the link :D

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  9. I'm not experienced enough to tell any differences either, but I stick to light beers (or better, fruit beers) and generally thought beers and food are fine. I mean, since donkey decades ago men drink beers with anything right ? LOL

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    1. Rebecca: heh, i guess it's kinda like wine. we could drink a lot of different reds with a good steak, but some choices would be better than other. and since there are a lot of quality beers with interesting nuances served here, some of them go better with different dishes compared to others :D

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  10. I don't know how to appreciate beer, can I just have all the food? hehehe :P

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    1. CK: ok, can! i drink all the beer, and we share the food together :D

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  11. I have not been to a beer pairing dinner for ages! Yours looks really good!

    Wilson

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    1. Wilson: ya, I still prefer wine pairing meals, but it's fun to experiment with beer too! :D

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