Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Bruno's Steaks & Burgers @ Desa Sri Hartamas

Sous-vide steaks, burgers & wraps on a Sri Hartamas sidewalk, served by a banker-turned-chef who loves his meat.

 Bruno's proves that upscale steakhouses hold no monopoly on succulent satisfaction - if you're fine to forgo air-conditioning for an alfresco ambiance & swap a restaurant's comfortable seats for this stall's stools, then you're good to go here, especially if you're hunting for value for cash. This inch-thick Aussie rib-eye weighed over 300 grams & cost only slightly north of RM30.

 Hefty & hearty, done exactly how we like it - a tableau of tenderness; no frills, nice flavour. Easy to enjoy & endorse.

 For burgers, begin with the basics: Bruno's 'Gangster' (RM10.90) flaunts a 125-gram sous vide Aussie beef patty with cheese & egg on a sweetish bun. Without the egg, it's merely a Bad Boy (RM9.90); if you double the beef, cheese & eggs, it turns into a full-blown Mafia (RM21.90). Note that Bruno's patties lean toward a coarser, less processed texture.

 Not into beef? Then dine on duck, with crispy-skin, sous-vide smoked breast sliced on tortillas (RM9.90). If you're starving, pay RM24.90 for a whole duck breast with unlimited tortillas. Expect Bruno's to cultivate a cult following among carnivores.

 And while everything here screams for some Merlot, there's none to be sipped, of course. Still, these independently produced Tanha Lychee, Lemon & Peppermint bottled iced teas perform pleasurably well in partnering with Bruno's chew-worthy protein.

Bruno's Steaks & Burgers
Jalan 25/70A, Desa Sri Hartamas (near Klinik Mediviron)
Generally open 7pm onwards daily, but call 016-335-0295 to check & reserve steaks

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26 comments:

  1. Steaks are the bomb. Good for you to have found this place.

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    1. SuperLux: oh yes, good to sink our teeth into this :)

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  2. I'm not a big fan of beef, I will go with the duck, looks good too! :D

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    1. CK: i like duck, so i approve! :D

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  3. The burgers were so good. Certainly very more-ish. Already planning a return trip to try the steaks!

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    1. Ineedmoredrama: yay! glad to hear you like the food here. thanks for letting me know :)

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  4. Even though I don't eat beef (I used to, though), I have to say that the steaks look quite lovely. :)

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    1. Linda: yep, the steaks here are a pleasant surprise for sure :D

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  5. Pinky perfect steaks by the looks of things! Chewing on meat in the open air is more of a primal man experience, just a shame about the lack of wine.

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    1. YouHadYourLunch: yup, beef and wine is one of my favourite pairings. and it was fun to have an open-air sort of steak picnic, with perfectly cooked meat :)

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  6. Okay.... that beef seems too rare for me lol

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    1. Ken: heheh, the bloodier the better for me :D

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  7. Bring your own Merlot? hahaha.

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    1. KY: haha, wait i kena saman for drinking out in the open :)

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  8. That looks like an honest slab of meat...and at great prices! Suitable for those dining alone or in twos. Wonder how long before the authorities come calling?

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    1. Contact.ewew: i think bruno's plans to eventually have a physical outlet ... looking forward to that too! :D

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  9. I wouldn't want to eat there though - will get heat stroke. Can tapao? I wish there are such burger stalls open in the daytime here - all will start quite late at night...and I'm such a good boy, seldom go out at night one. Wink! Wink!

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    1. Suituapui: heheh, well, this stall is only open at night, so it's OK, since the weather is cooler then :)

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  10. wow, Sous-vide at roadside sound really professional!

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    1. Choi Yen: yeah, quite an interesting new option in hartamas :D

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  11. Hi Sean! Thank you for the awesome review!

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    1. Dan: you're very welcome :)

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  12. Does he have a license to operate??

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    1. Rebecca: oh, I don't recall asking, heh :)

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  13. Hi. Bruno's is currently looking for a new space for steak service. We will update you once we relaunch operation.

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  14. Yum!! These cuisines are just mouthwatering. Thanks for the pictures. Attending food event at some local venues San Francisco in last month was such a great experience for me. Various food trucks had been invited there and each food truck provided varieties of yummy cuisines.

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