On Devouring PORK @ Brewster’s & The Featured StoriesJune 5, 2012 | 6,102 views
Tiger Prawns Aglio-Olio (RM38/USD13) featuring four gargantuan tiger prawns pan-fried to an irresistible crunch; served on top of a bed of pretty sloppy serving of pasta cooked in either carbonara, aglio-olio or tomato concasse (if I am not mistaken) sauce.
The weather’s burning hot. And we’re still supposed to do 10,000 steps a day. I can’t imagine how our counterparts over in the other countries could manage 20k on a daily basis. That, or they could be plain cheating.
No, not a sore loser … just growing green with envy. I guess we might be able draft a foolproof gameplan of reaching those kind of mileage IF we are not tasked to sit through ordeals of endless meetings all day.
And it doesn’t help that the notebook’s running at an incredibly slow rate today; possibly already in its terminal stage of critical illness; after a good 6 years (!) of surviving the relentless assault. Especially the past 4 years when this foodie/blogger with a penchant for eating on a reckless/continuous basis kept on tapping nonchalantly on the keyboard on an everyday basis.
And you’re wondering WHERE’S THE PORK already?!!!! Here are TWO slabs of chunky, masculine pork chop beautifully crusted before pan-fried and served with two distinctively different sauces yet complementing the meat well. The brown sauce on one side, and the tarty apple sauce (with a hint of liquor) on the other.
Pasta Carbonara (RM25/USD8) came loaded with dice-sized cubes of caramelized pork bacon, lots of mushrooms and chopped celery, as well as grated parmesan on top of the pasta.
This was not the first time I am writing about Brewster’s, in case you’re having deja vu. Almost two years ago, before I left Ipoh, I had a mighty satisfying pork burger there during lunch with ex-colleagues. And believe me, that wondrous memories still linger until this very day. Can’t find a subtly irresistible version elsewhere in Ipoh; and not that you can easily find one either.
This time we were back because I was once again … put to the test by my dear parents to miraculously bring them to a place for dinner that they have not been to before in Ipoh. And this, supposedly coming from someone who’s already based in Klang Valley for a year and a half, without a clue on the latest happenings in Ipoh. Somewhat.
Still, it brought back the good old memories of dining in Ipoh; when life’s so much simpler and I truly was blessed with bountiful of time to take a deep breath, relish on the dining experience every single day and departing on random excursion to destinations that have left me wanting for a repeat visit even now.
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“Have a happy week dining with your loved ones, dearest Ipoh friends”
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