Thursday, August 27, 2009

Cristang @ 8 Avenue Petaling Jaya

Burgers to some fall under the category of junk food, crap food, unhealthy and the list goes on.

For some, it is like soul food, comfort food and almost like a sin that you can't give up on.

So when i overheard two foodies talk (yes, unfortunately we foodies do talk about food quite abit) that there was this pork burger place, i mean PORK BURGER place, we had to go.

Cristang comes with a list of pork burgers from P1 to P6. With each level up, there are more ingredients and the prices goes up. A distinct ingredient towards the top is petai.

It is almost a known trade secret that there is a P7 available for orders and is known to be the ultimate of pork burgers.

Unfortunately for the sake of photography and the unwillingness of my girlfriend to come within 5 feet from petai, we ordered the P4 (without the petai) and a Nasi Lemak Goreng with Lap Cheong and Bacon.

One bite into the burger and you are shot right up to heaven. The juicy patty is full of flavour and complimented by bacon and their chilli con carne. The cajun potatoes are on the salty side but i seriously cant find any complaints (from the two miniscule bites i had). The girlfriend commented that the gherkin cut through the heavy flavours of the meat and that an extra slice of cheese should be put on top of it. There did mentioned that the patty is 250gm, but looking at the thickness of the burger, i have doubts (unless pork weigh more for some reason). (RM20++ to RM30++)

Definitely a winner and warrant a second round back.

The Nasi Lemak Goreng with Lap Cheong with an Omelette sounded like a winner. The concept results in the most sinful way one can consume carbs. Unfortunately having tasted the burger, i felt this may be more novelty than genuinely being a good dish. You get hints of the "lemak" rice, the sweetness from the lap cheong and spicyness in the sambal they use to fry it with. I had problems scavenging through the pile for the bacon though. Maybe a protein would have made this dish more complete. (RM12.80 i think)

At this point after finishing the mains, we realised we were here for a light dinner and were stuffed to the brim. There are alot more items to try on their menu including their portugese fare and a particular bak kut teh noodles and some sinful desserts i spotted.

Parking was plenty when we went on a Saturday night and do remember go visit to make your reservation where you get to collect points and redeem some cash vouchers. Don't be like me, forgetting about my account until i was halfway through the burger.

Address and contact details:

B-G-19, 8 Avenue, Jalan Sungei Jernih (8/1),
46050 Petaling Jaya.
Tel: 03-7956 7877
This is opposite PJ Hilton. The traffic light infront of PJ Hilton, take a right, go straight down to the T junction, take a right and its on the right!

Opening hours: Tues to Sun 11am-3pm, 5.30pm-11pm.

Closed on Mondays.

Rating: The burger deserves a 4 out of 5 stars! Can't wait to go try the P7 burger.


thule a.k.a leo said...

I'm sold just by reading the pork burger alone :) pork is the very best thing that I could have.. as I can't take beef and I don't eat lamb!

hmmm... if the fried rice lacks of bacon, maybe I should skip this to avoid disappointment. Thanks for the info.. quite near to my place :)

zewt said...

i have stayed away from junk food for a while now but i think pork burgers deserve an exception.

your gf doesnt take petai? she doesnt know what she is missing out on.

Allan Yap & Nigel A. Skelchy said...

hmmmm, "Cristang" but pork burgers.

Cristang's my race's dialect ;-)

Any Curry Devil, Say bak, Feng, or Semur? :-)

And yes, Eurasians are big on Pork ;-)

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

allan&nigel: im sure if i dug deep enuf at the menu i might find one of the above..let me go again =)

zewt: so a place i reviewed that u will finall go?

leo: try the burger 1st haha

thenomadGourmand said...

told unka abt this eons ago. Can u plzzz tell him whr is it?? he kept saying dunno!

Sean said...

wah, the burger is as pricey as the daily grind's! but i'm curious about what the p7 contains...
also heard about this place (mainly the portuguese fare), but not sure either where it is. sounds like somewhere near amcorp mall...

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

tng: opp pj hilton..traffic light take a right, go straight down until u hit the T junction and take a right, immediately on ur right there is a parking entrance (after the basement one). once u take the ticket, go straight and you shud c it.

sean: refer above. the burgers are a tad cheaper than daily grind (doesnt reach 40-50++).

550ml jar of faith said...

I actually tried hunting for this after hearing it from my boss. Spent like an hour circling that KFC block and gave up!! Am going to attempt again with yr directions. Porkpetaiporkpetaiporkpetai coming to getcha!!

Bangsar-bAbE said...

My boss asked a few of us to go makan there with him, but since he's "kiam siap", he wanted us to pay for our own share. We told him to forget it! =P

I have to arrange a visit with just my colleagues...since the burger looks darn good!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

bbabe: har!?? terrible..u shud just throw the bill at him!

550ml: the key is opp PJ hilton and behind courts mammoth

qwazymonkey said...

why haven't i head of this place before! Pork burger here I come!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

qwzymonkey: i heard abt it during the dinner @ pj hilton =) haha

kampungboycitygal said...

wow ur fast! i just went this wednesday n ordered d p6 and nasi lemak! colleagues have been raving about the other items too!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

kbcg: i went last saturday..not that fast rite? what happened to p7??

Julian Si said...

Drrrrrrrrroooool, you kill me lah .. PORK burger!? Did you say PORK!? I want!

ps - P7 burger?! Sounds like something you'd find in Lim Tayar ala Pirelli!

Nic (KHKL) said...

i tried their pork petai burger before. kinda good. there are some interesting dishes on the menu. more visits are required, me thinks..haha

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

nic: i knw..its quite a long menu..

juliansi: yes..P-O-R-K!

Lisa said...

...and don't forget, 20% off all pork burgers every Wednesday.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

lisa: yeah that too!!

sc said...

supposed to go 3 months back but my friends ffk me.. now i really wanna go!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

sc: time to take the plan out of the back burner!

Anonymous said...

I've tried P3 and the verdict --> Do not eat too much of their 'orgasmic potatoes' before starting your pork burgers. For gals at least. Their mashed potatoes was soOOoo good, it literally melted in my mouth.

The P3 was good, like how you have decribed it, but after half of it, i was to 'jai'(muak in malay, dunno how to describe in english :P) to continue due to the potatoes :(

My bf had their Bloody Mary Steak (off the menu item, you have to request from the owner as the waiter was like what?!?!). He ordered it medium rare and it wasn't so medium rare. Just a little bit too cooked. Aside from that, it tasted alright, according to him. I only had a small bite, couldn't really remember how it tasted like.

We went back another time for their dessert after a few days. We ordered the normal, Tiramisu. I was so disappointed! Not only it took so long to be prepared, it was not nice at all! Everything seemed like it was just prepared but tiramisu is supposed to be chilled in the fridge as least for a while. A big no-no for tiramisu.

All in all, I would definitely go back for the pork burgers or maybe try the rest of the menu, non-tiramisu style! :P

AugustDiners said...

i honestly cannot imagine burger with petai.. but P7 sounds really tempting, maybe i'll give it a try tonight. :D