Irish, Western

Malones @ Pavilion

June 30, 2011

I have never tried Irish food. The only time I was in an Irish pub was many moons ago during an outing with my colleagues and even that time, we were there just for the drinks. Irish pubs over the years have been increasingly popular, especially with the collaboration with Guinness.

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Me and my friends gathered here last Friday for drinks and dinner. Being a Friday, Malones is already packed with people.

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It wouldn’t be an Irish pub if there’s no Guinness. Happy hours run till 8PM and you get 3 pints for RM50.

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I have to settle for Bickford’s Ginger Beer because of my alcohol intolerance.

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The one and only, Newcastle Brown Ale. I drank this while I was in the UK because it’s our local beer. Yup, I spent my final year in Newcastle.

Malones have a pretty interesting menu and what my friends labeled as ‘Pub Food’. I have been looking at their menu for a while and thought that this is a must.

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Beer Battered Fish & Chips, something that cannot be missed when you are hanging out in an Irish pub. The batter is light and crisp with a tinge of beer, coated over a fresh piece of dory fillet and fried to perfection. However, I do find that the portion is a little bit small.

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It’s indicated that the Cider Wings is new on their menu. We didn’t regret ordering it because it’s very tasty. Given it’s name, I believe that the chicken wings are marinated with cider and tossed with Cayenne glaze which makes it slightly sweet. We can’t help but have to order a 2nd helping.

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The Traditional Irish Fish Cake is not bad either. Coated with bread crumbs and golden fried, it’s served with parsley sauce, and have some resemblance of the Malay version of ‘begedel’.

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Mustard Baked Chicken. The half chicken is marinated with whole grain mustard and whisky and served with green peas and sautéed new potatoes. I like the marinate as it’s very flavourful albeit a bit salty, the half of the chicken is also a bit small. For big eaters, eating just 1 entrée might not be enough.

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Irish Stew, a traditional Irish dish with lamb, potatoes, carrots, onions and parsley served with mashed potatoes and Tuscan bread. I always like stew and find it to be good.

Overall, it’s a good place to spend Friday nights. The Guinness promotions are a blessing for Guinness fanatics and despite the slightly small portion of their entrée, however as they said on their website, “If you are looking for luck, do so in Malones.” Who knows, you might get ‘lucky’?

Malones @Pavilion KL
Lot C3.02.00, Level 3, Pavilion KL Shopping Mall
168 Jalan Bukit Bintang
55100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel No : 03-2141 6310
Website : www.malones.my

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