Sunday, 20 July 2014

The Uma Balinese Restaurant - The Strand @ Kota Damansara

Chinese Food - Checked
Indian Food - Checked
Malay Food - Checked
Nyonya - Checked
Thai Food - Checked
Japanese Food - Checked
Korean Food - Checked
Taiwanese Food - Checked

What´s left?

Balinese Food!  And The Uma at the Strand does a pretty decent one ...

Seen here, Bebek Betutu with accompanying side dishes.  Portions were too huge for lone luncher like me one fine week day.  I simply could not finish them, but lets not be mistaken that the food is not on par.  On contrary, it is one of the best Balinese in this side of town.

Sunday, 13 July 2014

Fürstenberg Bräustüble @ Donaueschingen

Hubby and I loveeee exploring brewery or winery kind of restaurants whenever we travel around this region.  Not only are they applenty, the food serve up are usually top-notch and what´s even better are the superb, fresh beer or selected wine that comes with it.  During our recent trip to Black Forest region, we have been fortunate to try not only one but two fantastic brewery cum restaurant.

Fürstenberg, which was incorporated back in 1283 survived the test of time with not only an impressive beer brewed here, my Braumeister-Pfannle or translated loosely to Brewmaster´s Pan (17.50 euro) was superb indeed.  Small succulent pieces of Schweine Medallions (I loveee this cut and would order it defaultly whenever I am in a German restaurant) were top notch.  The matching of gourmet mushrooms, possibly freshly harvested from this region were sublime.

Hubby´s Schwarzbierbraten (13.50 euro) arrived soon after and it looked every bit just as glorious.  I can tell that the pork had been tenderly cooked and the black beer sauce, oh wow ... I could just drink it up!  I am usually not a fan of Rotkraut or red cabbage but I guess, I have not been eating the good ones, and these I was told, tasted home made and balance.  

In Germany, it is very common to just order a main course plus a drink for dinner as their portions don´t come small.  But Fürstenberg restaurant is what I classify as in between brewery portion (hugeee) and restaurant portion (small) hence we´ve got room for some sweet ending of ice cream, some local strawberries and cream.