Thursday, September 22, 2016

Brix Union @ Changkat Bukit Bintang

Changkat Bukit Bintang has lost much of its lustre for dining devotees in recent years, but thankfully, there remains a smattering of restaurants waging the good fight on this street. Brix Union ranks among the better ones, its gastropub menu teeming with temptations. Start your meal here with guacamole (RM20), chunky & creamy, coming in a couple of different styles, including one that's made Southeast Asian with ikan bilis for a briny crunch, served with Indonesian emping chips.

Move on to more starters - the cannellini bean soup, laced with kale, pork bacon & garlic oil (RM19), is comfort food in a bowl, as is the baked triple-grain rice blanketed with Gouda cheese, harissa, broccoli, spinach & pistachios (RM28). Also available: A very European strudel dough pie packed with minced pulled pork & cabbage (RM18).

Choices galore for carnivores: Grilled ox-tail marinated for 24 hours in flavoursome herbs & spices (RM69 for half a tail), a pulled beef brisket burger drenched in its own drippings (RM28) & an 'Underbelly' (RM59), essentially roast pork belly  with sauteed bread dumplings, sauerkraut & apple sauce. Caveat: Our visit here was sometime back, so it's very possible the menu has evolved since then.

Brix Union
51, Changkat Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur. Kitchen opens daily, 3pm-12am. Tel: 03-2145-7100

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  1. As in Brexit? Where's the fish and chips? Britain's national food! Burgers are so American.

    1. Suituapui: i think they're aiming for something more ambitious than fish & chips here ... even their burger isn't the typical patty-style one, since they use pure meat for the pulled beef filling :D

  2. I was just here (on this street) for dinner last weekend. There's so much competition here...and the freakin' cut-throat parking fees (RM20!) are driving patrons (like me) away! :(

    1. Contact.ewew: i used to visit changkat a few times every month - but unfortunately now i barely visit it a few times a year ...

  3. The cannellini bean soup looks interesting, wonder how does it tasted like? Similar with dhal omit the spices and herbs?

    1. Choi Yen: think of it as a creamy bean soup, maybe with the texture of baked beans but with a more pleasant, natural flavour :D