Wednesday, April 18, 2007

"Oink-oink! Feast" at The Vintry

I understand that this outlet has been around for a while but my recent visit there was my first, thanks to recommendations from bloggers and friends. We went on a Friday evening without reservations and were lucky enough to get a table (after a short wait) for the place was packed! And I can see why, food was good particularly if you like "Madam Porky" (I don't usually crave for pork but I have to admit I enjoyed what we had) and wine selection was plentiful and reasonably priced.

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Beringer Zinfandel
Very easy and pleasant to drink. As in all Zinfandels, it is sweet and sligtly fruity. Ladies would like this very much. First sip reminds me of an alcoholic Ribena.

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Deep Fried Pork Strips
If the description turns you off, then don't even taste it because once started, you simply can't stop! It's that addictive!

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Fried Korean Noodles with Caramelized Roast Pork
I was craving for some carbo so we ordered this. Really looks like Mamak Mee Goreng right? But it really did fully satisfy my carbo craving. Very good albeit a very expensive mee goreng.

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Spicy Caramelized Roast Pork
Those few pieces of caramelized roast pork that came with the noodles had us craving for more so we ordered another plate of this. Again, very good!

Time for desserts:
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Tiramisu - Rich and creamy. Not bad but not among the best that I have tasted though.

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I prefer this, their House Special Creme Brulee. Smooth and creamy. You will probably not want to share this with anyone else.

Update: I should probably mention that their service is definitely a hit-and-miss. Can be anything from enthusiastic to downright sulky, depending on who's serving you (here's a game for you if you visit this place: try to guess who is the lady with invisible and unremovable weights attached to both corners of her mouth) and how busy they happened to be that night (which is probably, most of the time). During our most recent time there, my friends and I (a big group of 10 or more) nearly "au huet" (vomit blood) from the service that we got that night (don't get me started, you might just see blood...) to the point that some of my friends who were first timers there vowed never to return again.....*sigh* 'Allo, if you dislike serving people so much, change job lah!
Note to the Management: Service DOES Matter!

Other reviews:
Memoirs of a Chocoholic

The Vintry Cellar
Medan Damansara (same row as The Rib Shop, behind Victoria Station and Jake's Charbroiled)
Kuala Lumpur
Tel No: 03 - 2094 8262


boo_licious said...

I love those deep fried pork strips. Can keep eating them as they are so addictive.

Kay said...

I too find those pork strips looking tasty!!!

Precious Pea said...

Now I know what to do with leftover Roast Pork. OMG, Creme Brulee is my fav.

Xiu Long Bao said...

all porks???

myCoffee said...

Hi boo and kay,
Yep, me too...! So good and yet so "bad"....

Hi Precious Pea,
They also have a standard "un-caramelized" version of the roast pork which from what I understand from the people at the next table, was very good!

Hi xlb,
They do have stuff other than pork on their menu...haha.

tankiasu said...

Yumm..that maggi goreng lookalike looks very tempting!

MeiyeN said...

da tiramisu looks yummy but... it doesn't tastes good?

myCoffee said...

hi tankiasu,
Well, it was a good as it looks! ;)

Hi Meiyen,
It wasn't bad at all, just not the best that I have tried. Still, it was above average in my books.

Tummythoz said...

Just saw a post on this restaurant at Lyrical Lemongrass's blog. I do find it odd that somehow or rather the floggers tend to visit or post similar venue or food within a short span of time. Hmm...

KampungboyCitygal said... mum alwiz do that for the left over roasted pork..but those in vintry looks better !!

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

haha...just saw your last note. I do know who you're talking about. I was thinking the same thing about her too! Understandably, it is hard to be in a service industry and deal with demanding customers, and maybe they're understaffed, so management really ought to do something about that. Having said that, I noticed that the other waiters still maintained cheerful dispositions, so what's HER excuse? :-P

Julian Si said...

Slurrrrp! Oink Oink fest is always good, espesh with some vino :-) to wash it down!