Cristang @ 8 Avenue, PJ

The hors d’oeuvres known as devils on horseback (bacon-wrapped dates) and pigs in blanket (cocktail franks in puff pastry) never fail to make me chuckle. I mean, aren’t those names just so cute? Well to tell you the truth, the devils on horseback is the reason I keep coming back to Cristang. Their version is crispy fried bacon-wrapped asparagus. Nice!

There was recently a blogging frenzy on this place and we decided to let it ride for awhile. However, since there didn’t seem to be any letting up on the Cristang Wave , we decided to ride the tide .. and here is our post.

Otak-otak – not the conventional otak-otak as this one is crumbly and gritty as opposed to soft and mushy. Flavour wise – delicious and goes perfect with the crackers. Don’t forget to order your wine by the glass or a huge pot of sangria, like we did. You cannot go wrong with wine. It was priced at something ridiculously cheap like RM18 for an extremely huge glass. The sangria however, left a lot to be desired. Not my cup of tea.

The Nasi Lemak Goreng  here at Cristang resembles fried rice. It comes with Chinese sausages (lap cheong), bacon bits and a nice crispy fried egg on top. It actually looks and taste a little like tomato fried rice to me.. with spice!

The laksa – This was a real winner. Spicy, sourish and full of spices and herbs. This dish I would order again without any qualms.

The P7 – rather difficult to photograph (but I am sure hairyberry would beg to differ).. but really the highest ranking burger on the menu at Cristang. Wait a minute.. it’s so high ranking it’s not even on the menu! Go figure. An excellent burger treat that has in it, all the sinful pleasures that a pork patty, bacon slices, minced pork, and petai could possibly possess.  Mind-blowing. I heard that there is recently a P8..? wait.. a P9? Not sure.. but I think the burgers just keep getting bigger and better!

Top that off with butter cake fried in butter and add a dollop of high fat ice-cream and just call it a day.

Cristang. Have you had your pork fix yet..?

Read about why this place is also these two blogger’s favourites here and here.

Cristang Restaurant
Unit B-G-19
8 Avenue
Jalan Jernih (8/1)
Tel: 03-7956 7877
Non- Halal


  1. *groan*

    Hunger pangs.


    Hey, where exactly is this? :) Might want to try it this weekend. Is it open on Sundays?

    Hungry … Hungry … Hungry … Hungry … Hungry … Hungry … Hungry … Hungry … Hungry … Hungry …

  2. I just went there again last night. hahahah

  3. Bacon’s a real devil innit? An of kors Sangria’s not your cup of tea, it’s not even tea to begin with! *chuckles*

  4. Looks like a nice place to eat! I can never have enough pork!! more please!!

  5. Don’t worry – you are not the only one who had trouble taking a good photo of the burger…
    (Actually, your photo looks ok wat. Mine was horrid!.. )

    And.. haha.. lemme guess: The sangria wasn’t strong enough? :)

  6. sigh, the owner used to operate this place as kristao on asian heritage row, just opposite my office … i remember they used to do their devils on horseback using bacon wrapped around BANANAS 😀 then suddenly the outlet vanished earlier this year…
    yeah, the P9 supposedly has bulgogi and kimchi… so far, i’ve also only gone up to P7…

  7. Kenneth:
    hey, thanks for stopping by. Cristang is behind the Courts Mammoth that faces PJ Hilton. Just look out for 8 Avenue.. it’s in there.


    smarty pants:P

    if you love pork then you will love this place!

    LOL, thanks babes

  8. i want!! *screams crazily* wanted to go there last month but ended up not going :(
    will plan to go thr again no matter what. Fried Butter cake, petai pork burger, fried nasi lemak…..yum ;P

  9. the laksa taste sourish? Is it asam laksa ar?

  10. hmmm should i ride on the tide as well??

  11. OMG….the devils on horseback got me salivating! The burger looks massive…can fit into your mouth ah? >P

    Fried butter cake?? I can feel my arteries clogging…

  12. Bacon goes so well with everything, doesn’t it? Bananas, dates, asparagus, tomatoes.. Does the otak-otak have bacon in it as well?

    Is Long Island Tea more your cup of tea, then? 😉

  13. OK! That does it …. I am sold to the burger …. Droolz …..

  14. “butter cake fried in butter”?? That’s like them British folks deep-frying Mars bars in batter eh? Overkill, but then again, I bet it tastes sinfully good too… :)

  15. gee i must be the last flogger who has yet to flog here, i need pork now!

  16. need to go find a burger place now!

  17. aiks, so far only TNG gave bad review of the place.
    fried butter cake?!! bacons?!! fried nasi lemak?!!! *_*
    there goes a perfect diet. hehe …

  18. aiyah, no la. hairyberry also thinks that it was hard to snap da burger. but must thank mr. sunshine la..haha. what’s this horseback devil ar? must go try la.

  19. I reckon I’m one of the few who have had a bad experience at this place :( I didn’t like the laksa at all…at at at all…. *sobs* It was so bad that even Maggi Mee tastes better :'( I went there with some friends who knew the owner & my review was so bad that the owner just gave me the bowl of noodles for free (I guess he gave up on me & may have black-listed me)….I kinda ‘banned’ that place for now ’til I have the courage to go there & ‘forgive’ the place for the bad 1st experience *sigh*

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