Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Granite Kitchen @ Centrepoint Bandar Utama

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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10 comments:

  1. So, I guess I'll be expecting to see a lot of granite in the furnishings...and lots of pork on the menu? Oh, I adore housemade sausages....and the ones here look pretty enticing! ^_~

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    1. Contact.ewew: ya, i think 80 percent of the menu is pork (with a sprinkling of chicken here and there) :D i like sausages too, especially the coarse ones that don't taste as processed/artificial :)

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  2. Oink oink! I want to try the babi guling, but this one a bit far, hehehe.

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    1. CK: heheh, if you can reach taman tun dr ismail, this is just another 10 minutes' drive away la :D

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  3. Thai and German, both my favourites. Drooling over the sausages and I sure would love to try the Thai Sai Krok Isan. Slurpsss!!!!

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    1. Suituapui: ooo, i knew you like thai but i didn't know about german! :D

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  4. Oh yums. Prices ok for the portions too! :D

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    1. Rebecca: yeah, it's good that a fair number of restaurants are quite price-sensitive now ;)

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  5. I always like Thai style sausage, strongly seasoned but the pork belly is way too fat for my liking :P

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    1. Choi Yen: yeah, the thais do know how to make very delicious sausages! :)

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