>> Friday, April 2, 2010
Venue: Euro Deli, Damansara Kim
Overall comment: My colleague, JS, recommended me to this place, but I found it so-so only. Somehow, the supposedly lovely roast pork knuckles was a great disappointment to PerutBesi Ruth :(
Euro Deli is well-known for their pork-products. They have their little corner in many supermarkets in the Klang Valley & so far, I've never heard of Euro Deli disappointing anyone.
I was sharing with my colleague, JS, on my plan to take my dad & my family out for a nice Western meal to celebrate my dad's birthday. No steak, no Italian - cos my dad doesn't fancy those. In the end, he told me to try out Euro Deli for their roast pork knuckles. The one that he had in KL was pleasing to his pork-craving appetite.
Oh ya, one of my colleagues even told me to just bring my dad out to the market & have a good meal of bah kut teh...aiseh...how often does my dad gets to dine at some nice restaurant? I thought of giving him a nice birthday treat (but I guess my dad is a typical Chinese & may much prefer his usual "dai-chow" instead... :S Oh well...)
Since I'm not a KL person & my dad won't want to drive all the way to KL for a meal anyways, I decided to give the Euro Deli shop at Damansara Kim a try.
The restaurant had a cozy ambiance. Being a typical 'beer' restaurant, the place has a beer bar & there are tables that cater to small & large crowds. It was a Friday night and I'm impressed by the constant flow of diners. "Not too bad," I thought to myself.
Prices of food here aren't too high, surprisingly. On an average of RM20.00, you'll get a decent meal with a drink. Of course when you're in such restaurants, you'll just have to be prepared to spend a little more than your usual "roadside-stall" meal :)
By supermarket standards, this is a rip-off, but by restaurant standards, I would rather pay RM15.90 for a bottle that serves 4 than a glass worth RM6.90 that only serves 1.
The buns were warm & soft, but somehow I can't help but reminisce of the bread that I had at Italiannies! Oh, how I love the vinegar + olive oil concoction as compared to butter... *drifts into a dream*
We ordered 2 main pork dishes, a sausage meal, a small plate of pasta, & a quiche to try. Conclusion, over-stuffed! My dad was too full & "jelak" to have anymore, while my sister wasn't too keen on the pork dishes due to the slightly pungent pork-smell. My mum & I struggled to finish up most of the food...
Now you know why I've been putting on so much weight? =.="
Don't judge a book by its cover; don't judge the sausage by its size! It doesn't look filling, but it is :) I enjoyed the sausage. Having this alone for a meal is actually sufficient for me...really!
My sister somehow loved this more than the rest of the dishes. Perhaps it's because she doesn't really fancy pork, especially if there's a pungent "pork-smell". Tasting this spaghetti Carbonara brought to memory the spaghetti Carbonara at Crocodile Rock, which I really enjoyed. The Carbonara there was slightly different. It's not as "thick & wet" like this one, but it was "thick & slightly dry", which made the spaghetti less "jelak" and not so soggy.
I found this quite interesting. I forgot that I ordered a rolled stuffed pork belly & kept thinking that I just ordered a roast pork belly dish. It was only until I discovered the 'treasure' in the middle of the meat that I came to realization of my order :P Nice. I kinda enjoyed this, & surely did enjoy this more than the pork knuckles! Sad, eh?
I thought this was a 'failure' *sigh* I was recommended to Euro Deli (but the one in KL) by a colleague who claimed that Euro Deli offers really good roast pork knuckles. What a disappointment. The skin wasn't crispy & the meat was dry. The worst part is that the "porky-smell" was very pungent that my family found it very hard to finish the whole portion of meat without wasting. Unfortunately, we weren't smart enough to bring the pork knuckle home to be cooked with porridge! Oh, the bone & meat would make delightful porridge! (I'll post up one place which I just tried recently, where the roast pork knuckles was crispy & one where you'll ask for more)
After having so much meat, having this isn't too good an idea....hahaha....however, generally, it's actually quite delicious. By just having this dish alone, you would be more than satisfied. The cheese was tasty & the bacon pie was fragrant. If I were to come back here for a simple meal, I could just make do with this alone ;)
Euro Deli Shop at Damansara Kim sells their 'fresh' pork/meat products as well. What a wide range of goodies!
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Verdict: I'm not too sure if I will come back here any time soon. I know that I won't come here for the roast pork knuckles! Perhaps for their bratwurst or quiche...or some other dishes that I have not tried ;) I know that my dad won't want to come here anymore! To him, the roast pork at the market is cheaper & the skin is crispier...hmm...Euro Deli has competition! :D
Euro Deli Shop
41, Jalan SS20/11
Tel/Fax: (+603) 7726 7495
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