Granite's tagline - Heaven Is Upstairs - holds true if you're seeking a potential paradise for pork; the menu seems to be ever-evolving, but when we visited, highlights included a wide range of house-made sausages & roasts that spanned East & West, with Indonesian-inspired babi guling & Filipino crispy pata sharing the menu with European suckling pig & German knuckles.
We started with a sausage platter; there were no fewer than 10 types, all crafted in Granite's kitchen. The Thai Sai Krok Isan comprised pork mixed with glutinous rice & Southeast Asian herbs (RM22+), & the German Knockwurst had smoked ground veal & pork (RM23+) - both were moist & rustically textured, ideal for patrons who loathe mass-made sausages, though the Thai sausage edged out its German rival for flavour. Other options included Taiwanese sausages, Italian sausages infused with red wine & French ones with smoked cheese, each matched with crisp bread & a creamy mash of potatoes & sauerkraut.
Granite's most recent reinterpretation of babi guling showcased roast pork belly with substantial fat & satisfyingly crunchy skin, with plenty of spicy Balinese-influenced condiments that proved more flavoursome than the meat (RM28+; we added a further RM5+ for brown rice instead of white). The Deutsches Ribs was a reasonably priced choice, featuring fairly tender flesh braised with a veggie stew (RM38+). Wine & cocktails remain available; a mix of Prosecco & passion fruit puree costs RM25+.
Granite Kitchen & Lounge Bar
First Floor (above money-changer), Centrepoint, Lebuh Bandar Utama, Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Daily, 2pm-2am. Tel: 03-7733-5571
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