Bermuda & Onion, KL.

The news is out. Changkat Bukit Bintang is the place to go if you are hankering for decent pork dishes. We were pleased to hear that El Cerdo and Bermuda & Onion had western menus that featured pork heavily. Trying to decide between the two places depended heavily on table availability as it was a weekend night and we were quite a large group of 10.

Bermuda & Onion was a cheery looking place with soothing green walls, green & yellow mixed mosaics and fresh flowers. The view of fresh daisies against the green wall was refreshing. Plus there was an “open” kitchen of sorts, which was actually glass partitioned so one could watch the cooks prepare the food, if you’re so inclined. We took up the whole lot of the booth seats, which gave us a bird’s eye view of the bar, where the resident chef, Max was chatting.

To start, we were served bread with Tzatziki (a greek cucumber yogurt dip). The kids of course weren’t too fond of the dip but I loved it. Brought back fond memories of when my Greek housemate would whip up huge portions of these and force feed us this, along with Banana Nutella Crepes. Lol.

I can’t remember what the exact name of this dish is, but it had a strange name along the lines of “Stinko”. Heh, go figure. But it’s actually pork knuckle. And unlike the German Schweinhaxe, this once crisp pork knuckle is served on a mashed potato bed and drenched with gravy. Perhaps not my favourite as I love the crispy-ness of an authentic pork knuckle. The gravy was also quite distinctive tasting. My favourite part of the dish turned out to be the smooth, yummy mashed potato. Lol.

When we saw the item Suckling Pig on the menu, visions of the crisp chinese dish came up. But this version sees the piglet stuffed with sausage meat and green apples before being cooked and served. And a few of my dining companions didn’t appreciate that it was stabbed with the serving fork & knife as it was sent to our table. But I understood that carving it in front of us was part of the serving novelty. But I guess when the piglet is deboned and stuffed as such, it looks too much like a reminder of what it was and freaked out the other girls a bit. Heh.

So the verdict. We all prefer the chinese style of cooking this , Lol. The stuffing of sausage meat and green apples was nice, but that somehow took away the crunchy factor of the crispy skin quickly once it was cooked. Also served with the same mashed potato and gravy.

I think the best dish of the night was the Roasted Pork Belly. Having a good ratio of the fat and lean bits, it was sticky like a good piece of char siew but tasted so juicy. Yum. Once again it was served with mashed potato, which was starting to fill us up very quickly, not to mention along with all the meat we were having.

As soon as I saw Wild Boar Fettucine on the menu, I knew we had to try it. Cooked with the tomato paste, mushrooms and herbs, it tasted a bit more gamey and strong but was quite pleasing to the palate. The kids chose Carbonara and I tried some, and it was very good! Chunks of meat swimming in the creamy fettucine.

This was shared by the guys in our group. The B&O Platter is meant for two and has a good mix of grilled sausage, loin, ribs, belly with potato, onion and beans. The sausage in B&O is really succulent and tasty! Also tried some of the loin. Once again, yummy! I do think that this dish is a good sampler for first time visitors who can try the most important bits. And wash it down with a swig of cold beer.

Bermuda & Onion is quite a cosy restaurant and service was quite attentive. So worth to go and pig out. Lol.

Bermuda & Onion
No 41 Changkat Bukit Bintang
Kuala Lumpur.
Tel : 03-21458333

Opening hours: Weekdays 12pm – 11pm
Weekends 10am – 11pm

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7 Comments »

  1. J2Kfm said

    Oh, another great spot for great pork dishes?
    if only there are such eateries in Ipoh! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ
    how about the price?

    epicuriousgirl says: haha, Ipoh hawker food is already the best! Sorry I don’t really recall the prices and as uncle paid, don’t even have the receipt to refer to. But KY mentioned that it’s bet. RM30 to RM50 for the mains.

  2. go for the english brekkie..very good deal..rm28+ for juice, coffee and a huge plate of goodies!

    epicuriousgirl says: yup, read about it only after I got back. Another time maybe. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. ugwug said

    WMW here. Yup, I think seeing that suckling pig would make me sad too! I’ll go for the roasted pork belly!

    epicuriousgirl says: I loved the pork belly! It was finger licking good.

  4. Yumika said

    Love porky places~ ๐Ÿ˜€ *drool* I heard it’s slightly cheaper than El Cerdo, but how’s the pricing ar? I’m planning to take my family there this weekend~ XD]

    epicuriousgirl says: I do think it’s cheaper than El Cerdo but I can’t really remember the prices, sorry. I only remember that the piglet was RM158 and the B&O platter RM70.

  5. JENCOOKS said

    Every pic looks so palatable except my oink oink piglet “kena” backstab –> ouch.

    epicuriousgirl says: haha, looks like this style of serving doesn’t sit well with a lot of people.

  6. mimi said

    What a porky feast!!

    epicuriousgirl says: indeed! luscious feast too ๐Ÿ˜€

  7. Jazz said

    Bermuda and Onion does not serve pork. It has either changed menu or management. They have beef sausages. An abomination against the order of nature.

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