Top of the day you my readers. Hope you had a good weekend recuperating. I did. It’s been a while since I had a lazy Saturday morning, but last weekend was a treat. Not only did I managed to only roll out of bed by noon on Saturday, I did it again on Sunday. Feeling all rejuvenated from last week’s crazies.
It has been a hectic week putting up Christmas decors at the stores (yes, it’s a lil early. Deal with it!). Most of the time, my job’s pretty much a one man show. So it comes to no surprised that there will be days where I have to sit and eat all by myself. And that was the case last week at KLCC. There were no “family” members to have lunch with since I was in the heart of the city. Neither McCutie, Life for Beginners nor the Devil could join me. So there I was all alone, I decided to check out the newly opened Malones.
Operated by the same people behind successful chain-restaurants like T.G.I.Fridays and The Apartment, this new outlet is fashioned after traditional Irish pubs and offers an array of good pub grubs. And what’s more exciting is that they serve a variety of European beers and Guinness on the tap too. Not that it matters to me. I don’t drink anyway.
While many items on the menu looks promising, I zeroed in on the Mustard Baked Chicken (the Filipino or East Malaysian waitress shockingly mispronounced it with a straight face) which looked very good. This half-chicken dish marinated with whole grain mustard and whiskey is apparently very tasty and is one of their best sellers. But unfortunately for me, I will never know as the table diagonally across from me had the last portion for the day. Sighs, I swear I placed my order with my waitress first. As consolation, I settled for the waitress’s recommended Sausages on Calcannon and Guiness Onion Gravy (RM28.90) after looking through the menu a few times over.
The menu described the dish as “Grilled beef and chicken jumbo sausages and steamed veal bratwurst…” I was surprised to see that the jumbo sausages were fried instead. And I am pretty sure that the two jumbo sausages were of the chicken kind. Where’s the beef Malones? By then I was rather tired to start an argument and decided to just dig into my huge platter of sausages. While the sausages were nothing to shout about, I found the colcannon (traditional Irish mashed potatoes with white cabbage and spring onions) very smooth and went really well with the sweetish and tangy Guinness onion brown sauce.
Perhaps it would be biased if I solely judge Malones based on this one dish alone. Perhaps I could give it another try some other day. Maybe I might just find my happy ending with its highly sought after masturbate chicken (sic). After all, other bloggers like Sean of eatdrinkkl have tried and complimented on their other dishes. But I won’t deny that I have my doubts if their grubs would ever be as authentic (read: Non-halal) as those served by more conventional Irish pubs like Finnegan’s in KL or Muddy Murphy in Singapore. If it’s any consolation, the pub boast a fantastic view of the KLCC park and you can enjoy the breeze on a good cloudy day in their al-fresco area. The service staffs were attentive too despite the explicit pronunciation. *Sniggers*
(Located next to The Apartment)
Lot G48, Ground Floor, Suria KLCC
50088 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +603 2166 2257