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


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