We’re back again with some juicy scoops for foodies and this time around, we will visiting a gastropub which is somewhat a royal unity between food and drinks at their galore. Thanks to Hungrygowhere, Malaysia food guide for the great tasting food right at your finger tips. Located at TTDI, Dukes & Duchess is gastropub which sees the combination between a bar and restaurant under the same roof.
The Royal Entrance
The décor sees the use of dark woods and wall coverings that exudes class and the Victorian-grunge ambience sits well along with its theme.
Ol’ School in Modern day
So without further adieu, let the royal gourmet be feast and sink our teeth into the gastronomy experience. We start off with the Roasted Mushroom Soup. The roasted button mushroom is blended and braised which is garnished with parsley and cream. The soup texture is thick as broth and the taste envelops the taste bud though there is a slight sourish after taste. The parsley might be attribute to the after taste. There is the side serving of garlic bread with the soup.
Roasted Mushroom Soup – RM 15.00
Fans of Nachos and Chili Con Carne? The next dish is combination of both, Nachos Chili Con Carne. The crispy nachos is made in house along with the chilli con carne which is topped with melted cheese and jalapenos. It taste great as the melted cheese engulf the taste bud and chilli con carne follow suit which brings one to have another serving as one is never enough. A must have during those late night cravings or catching the next match on screen which D&D have just the thing for you. The dish comes with optional beef or pork.
Nachos Chili Con Carne – RM 25.00
The next dish is Mutton Dry Curry. Serve in the claypot, the curry scent had certainly captures attention from all. The blend of spice from the Portuguese recipe proves to be a specialty by the chef Don. The mutton is cut into cubes and cooked to tender along with broth which makes a perfect dish with rice serving that comes with mango pickles or white bread if you prefer the latter. The spicy level is kept mild and in every bite, the taste is uniformed though preferred it to be tad spicier.
Mutton Dry Curry – RM 18.00
Following we have the, Devil’s Curry (Chicken Debal Curry). This spicy Eurasian dish is renowned for its fiery spicy breathing that many would strayed away from however this dish is surprisingly great as it isn’t too spicy which the chef had toned a notch down to favour of the diners. Though it’s kept less fiery, the spice-laden dish, complex in flavour, tantalizing to the taste bud is a must-have.
Devil’s Curry – RM 16.00
Next up we have the Crispy Pork Knuckle. The dish came looking gigantic of epic proportion with the pork knuckle meat carved off the knuckle with the piles of grilled bacon on top, served alongside with roasted vegetables and the special home made sauces by Chef Don. The downside is the bland taste which might be attribute to the inadequate marination, given the thickness of the meat and it’s rather dry on texture though the sauces complement the dish well and having beers to go along, would be good to try.
Crispy Pork Knuckle – RM 88.00
Next is theSpicy Bacon Pizza. The pizza comes with a thin crust tomato based which is topped with spicy pork bacon, olives, capsicum and lots of cheese. Though the crust is thin, it is soft which goes well with the toppings and the cheese.
Spicy Bacon Pizza – RM 28.00
A Slice of Pizza
Next is the Spaghetti Carbonara. The thick cream based spaghetti comes with optional choice of toppings according to preference. However the taste is lacking and the bacon is saving grace for taste.
Spaghetti Carbonara – RM 24.00 (Bacon)
Next is the Malaccan Portuguese Spicy Noodle. The spicy taste is evident as it infused into the noodle though the taste is lacking of a catalyst that will tantalize the taste bud.
Malaccan Portuguese Spicy Noodle – RM 14.00
Continuing the feast, next is the Silence of The Lamb. Serving with fries and grilled vegetables, the smell emit from the lamb is absolutely great. The tender texture of the lamb makes it easy to slice off and not chewy. The grilled taste had seared into the lamb which makes the taste prominent and along with the homemade sauce to complement the lamb further. Checked as D&D’s best sellers, we can taste why.
Silence of The Lamb – RM 30.00
The next dish is a slab of serious solid matter with the Australian Stricky Pork Ribs. This ‘Mean’ meat packs quite a punch with it being marinated in D&D’s special blend for over 24 hours (Now that really got my attention) which is then grilled evenly, to ensure the taste is sealed and serve on a bed of mashed potatoes with grilled vegetables and corn on the side. The texture is absolutely tender and it taste superb. Though it comes choices for the sauces, you can have it without any sauce and it taste great.
Going easy on the meats, the following dish is the Chili Padi Chicken. This green looking in envy dish would push the tolerance in spicy level to whole new level. Alright, it’s not as spicy as Debal Curry, but it still packs a jolt. The chicken is surprisingly tender and soft which makes it easy to bite and the unique taste of the spices is brought forth by Chef Don’s special blend.
Chili Padi Chicken – RM 16.00
The gourmet concludes with the serving of their best sellers which is the Molten Lava Cake. It is said that each serving is personally handmade by Chef Don which quality and taste is definitely maintained. The flowing chocolate lava is served hot in the core as it flows out with the slice of the cake or we will be having lumpy chocolate. The dessert is served with a scoop of ice cream on the side.
Molten Lava Cake – RM 16.00
With the evening came to an end,unique taste that sees the specialty of Malaysia Malaccan Portuguese dishes at their galore.Special thanks to Chef Don for the scrumptious meal and D&D’s owner Ian Ong and Lawrence Tee.