Friday, December 20, 2013

Porcélene @ Empire, Damansara Perdana

Returning to Porcelene for Round Two. Earlier entry on Porcelene: Oct. 11, 2013.

Beefing up this entry with Porcelene's interpretation of 'sup gearbox' (RM19++), bristling with all manner of bovine cuts & components.

Terrified of tripe? Skip this then. Still, for some of us, this 'soup for the soul,' as the menu calls it, might be the best thing for a rainy night.

Porcelene's 'Black on Black' burger (RM32++) is a big one, boasting a Black Angus beef patty in a toasted charcoal bun with onion rings & cross trax fries.

Not bad; maybe we won't recall what it tastes like in ten months, but we enjoyed it well enough.

More memorable: Porcelene's paella, prettily presented. RM58++, sufficient for two or three.

The platter smells seductively of saffron, with Spanish rice simmered in beef broth & adorned with spicy beef brisket & chicken sausages.

The grains might be mushier than we'd prefer, but did we still finish every bite? Definitely.

Wrap up with coffee cocktails that include the likes of illy coffee with frangelico, chocolate & whipped cream or with Bailey's & milk.

Coffee, Sailor Jerry rum, kahlua & whipped cream.


Porcelene & The Bowler Room
Empire Damansara, Jalan PJU 8/8A, Damansara Perdana
Open noon through midnight, except Mondays. Tel: 03-4065-0039

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16 comments:

  1. Pretty inventive use of the stand lights...gotta love the looks and vibe here =)

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    1. Ulric: ya, nicely thought out, nicely conceived, some memorable touches here =)

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  2. A bowl of piping hot Soup Gearbox will be perfect for a rainy season!

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    1. Ken: coincidentally it's raining right at this very moment in KL, so many of us would probably love some steaming-hot sup gearbox! :D

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  3. I love tripe! Sure would love to try that gearbox. What about the one where they give you a straw to suck out the bone marrow? What's that called? Seen and read a lot about it, don't think we have that here.

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    1. Suituapui: ooo, i must confess i have mixed feelings about tripe. but i don't hate it, heheh. i think that soup's often called sup tulang :D

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  4. The accompaniments to the paella sounds quite interesting.... usually I just have mine with seafood.

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    1. Baby Sumo: ya, it was fun to have a very beefy paella for a change! =)

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  5. The soup look like what I need to keep the body warm:D Feeling a tad chilly these days.

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    1. Missyblurkit: hopefully you'll stay warm and healthy throughout the rest of this festive season ... drink hot soup! :D

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  6. haha, another black burger again~ XD

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    1. Mr Lonely: black is beautiful! =)

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  7. From burgers to street food to spanish creations, this place attempts to please!

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    1. Rebecca: there's something for everyone! :D

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  8. I just love the angle in your first photo, Sean!

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    1. Linda: thanks! It's an interesting section of this restaurant, yeah =)

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