Saturday, July 26, 2014

Bricks & Barrels @ Sri Hartamas

Barrelling through a sweeping selection of grub & booze at one of this year's popular new watering holes at Desa Sri Hartamas.

Pork's the primary pursuit at Bricks & Barrels, a beer garden that first emerged in Ipoh before expanding to KL; first-timers will likely enjoy the roast pork, available in both an English-inspired version of slow-cooked pork belly with sage & garlic (RM38) ...

 ... & a German-influenced preparation, also tender & meaty, with crunchy crackling & plenty of mashed potatoes & mustard.

 The repertoire, more ambitious than many might expect, spans East & West; this reinterpretation of Hainanese pork chop (RM36 nett) comes pan-fried with peas & potatoes in a light tomato gravy, to be soaked up with herb-tinged basmati rice.

Egg can be ordered frittata-style, mixed with luncheon meat & topped with cream cheese (RM16 nett) ...

 ... or fried with oysters, capelin roe & cucumbers (RM20 nett) in an interesting rendition of Chinese 'oh chien' omelettes.

Ultimately, Bricks & Barrels is all about guilty pleasures; scarcely three or four salads feature on the menu, heavily outweighed by two dozen pastas & pizzas. We like the 'French Pizza,' a crispy-crust, garlicky-cheesy one with snails galore. RM42 nett.

The cocktail list is extensive too; it's easy to see green with the eye-catching Mojitos (RM28 nett; variations of ginger, cinnamon, lychee or passion fruit are offered) ...

 ... to Martinis that come in head-turning variations (from black forest to banana, chocolate to apple pie to espresso).

 Our memory of what specifically we had is foggy now, the consequence of guzzling down too many sips of these.

 Bricks & Barrels has a vibe that'll fit customers who want a hangout that's breezy, casual & easy-going. We hope it stays good.

Bricks & Barrels
76, Jalan 27/70A, Desa Sri Hartamas, Kuala Lumpur. Open in the evening, through late.

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15 comments:

  1. Might be barrelling there for the English roast pork, frittata-style and 'oh chien'-style eggs...haha...foggy with alkie! =)

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    1. Ulric: heheh, the english roast pork was the one that i was most surprised and happy with. it was really nicely done. the others were ok too ... a creative step above the usual pub grub at other beer places. anyway, ya, i can't believe the number of cocktails ordered here ... too much! :)

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  2. wow, those food looks so damn yummy!

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    1. Happy walker: some good dishes here :)

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  3. The pizza seems nicely done but i am more interested to try that another variant of Oh Chien, is that takoyaki sauce on that oh chien?

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    1. Ken: ooo i'm not sure, i think it was similar, though maybe soy-based :)

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  4. Pork? I like!!! Somehow the name brings "Sticks & Stones" to mind, dunno why... LOL!!!

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    1. Suituapui: heh, yeah, lotsa pork here ... sticks & stones would be a nice name for a pub too :)

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  5. The pizza was sounding great, Sean, until you mentioned the snails! LOL! Of course, as you know, I have such boring tastes when it comes to food. But whatever I eat is tasty! :) Great review, thank you so much for sharing.

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    1. Linda: heheh, no worries, i like snails, they do have a good chewy texture (in a pleasurable way). thanks! :)

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  6. You can't beat a good looking mojito..Im sure it makes them taste better!

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    1. YouHadYourLunch: looks do count when it comes to cocktails, heh :)

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  7. Haven't had oh chien for long long time, this angmo oh chien makes me craving for that, haha.

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    1. CK: oh ya, i love oh chien too ... it reminds me of my childhood :D

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  8. A group of us went to B&B yesterday and ordered nachos. We were dissapointed with the serving as it doesnt look like what other restaurant serve. We had to mix our own nachos with the ingredient ourselves. We requested for extra chillie pickles and we been informed need to pay extra.. The set looks like MYR10 instead of MYR32..service was bad too.we had to wait for our drinks over 15-20 mins for each order.. The live band pretty bad too !

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