Saturday, October 22, 2011

Beer & Food Pairing @ Spring Garden 荔苑, KLCC - Oktoberfest!!!

What comes into your mind when it comes to Oktoberfest???
Filling pork knuckles, meaty sausages and potatoes to go with the beer?!


Feeling sick of those... How about an oriental twist with the beer?! It is not about having Chinese dishes and beer-drinking but make use of beer in Chinese cooking and then pair it up with the beer.

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Spring Garden; a member of Tai Thong Group has collaborated with Guinness Anchor Beer (GAB) and brought out the idea of pairing food and beer through dishes cooked using GAB beers and ingredients, as well as the ideal beverages to complete the gastronomic experience.


Special thanks to GAB for the warmth invite, I get to sample some dishes on the evening with a gang of beer lovers. :)

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Deep Fried Soft Shell Crab & Chilled Pigeon with Tiger Beer 芋絲軟殼蟹拌啤酒乳鴿 (RM22 per pax)

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Soft shell crab was battered with right amount of curry powder and deep fried into perfection; a great snack to kick start and go with the beer. While its companion, the chilled pigeon was immersed with the Tiger beer overnight; resulted a very well infused meat with the white beer.  



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Guinness Stout Shanghai Dumpling served in Hot & Sour Seafood Soup 黑啤小龍包燴海鮮酸辣湯 (RM 25 per pax)


Beer in Xiu Loong Bao?!
Whoaaa, this was my very first time having Guinness Stout in the dumplings. The mixture of minced meat and Guinness broth was explosive with Guinness Stout. Feeling dizzy after that? Have the hot and soup soup that helps to freshen you up. 

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Baked Cod Fish with Tiger Beer 虎啤燒焗銀鱈魚 (RM 28 per pax)
I love the sauce which was mimic the teriyaki sauce; light but flavourful. Compatible well with the beer-flavoured baked cod fish. 

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Pan Fried King Prawn with Guinness Stout 黑狗啤煎大生蝦 (Seasonal price)
This was one of my favourite of the night. Fresh king prawn tossed with flavourful Guinness gravy and onions; a fingers-licking good experience!

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Chilled Hong Kong Kailan with Crispy Squid 二松脆魷冰镇芥兰 (RM 15 per pax)

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2 way kailan - the stem were chilled and dipped in sourish sauce while the leaves were deep fried with shredded squid. I find the chilled kailan was like an antidote after overdosing with beer. Refreshing! 

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House Special Noodles with Shredded Chicken & Spicy Sauce 麻辣雞絲撈面 (RM 15 per pax)
This was the spicy hakka noodles; deliciously tossed with spicy sauce and shredded chicken 

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Chilled Lemongrass Jelly, Dragon Fruits, Heineken topped with Ice Cream & Glutinous Dumpling with Guinness Stout 龍果香茅凍喜力啤雪糕拌黑啤羅米糍 (RM 20 per pax)


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Finally, we ended the meal with both Heineken & Guinness Stout in our sweet ending. The chilled jelly was refreshing with Heineken; thought the glutinous dumpling was on the bitter side due to the Guinness Stout, I just love the way it was! 

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*Please call a day or two before if you would like to try the above dishes. 
Menu above is not just for the month of October. They are still available after October :) 

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Ohhh, before I end, we were also introduced to GAB's special beers for Oktoberfest


from left to right:
Paulaner Oktoberfest Bier has a rich malty aroma; goes great with roast beef or chicken, barbecues and party food. 
Hopf Ice Wheat Beer is pleasant and easy to drink; best suited with seafood barbecues and mild cheese
111 Zwickl Beer possess sparkling full bodied and full-flavoured, and has a mild yeasty flavour; best paired with salad, grilled seafood or chicken, cold platters and cheese. 


I love October :)


Spring Garden KLCC
Lot 413, 4th Floor
Suria KLCC Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +603 2166 9881

8 comments:

Food Dreams said...

THe food looks amazing and I m sure it goes well with all the beers!! yum..

Life for Beginners | Kenny Mah said...

Mmm... this is like no Oktoberfest I remember... it looks far tastier, haha. Nice beer-and-food pairings btw.

And hooray for Paulaner! My fave beer! :)

CUMI & CIKI said...

yeah.. i believe that beer, goes with everything! hehe

ai wei said...

Food dreams,
yeaaaa, and the best part is, the food are all infused with the beer too! that's really beer overdose. :P


kenny mah,
that was a superb session. this menu is available all time. :)


cumi&ciki,
haha, true true !

babe_kl said...

oh, i thot Spring Garden is halal but how come can serve alcohol one? :p

ai wei said...

babe kl,
yeah wor, i forgot to ask them about that >.<

Yanti said...

Ai wei..how can we confirm if its halal or not ye? my department will have lunch treat nxt week...since i;m the only muslim..i need to know about this..

ai wei said...

Yanti,
this restaurant used to be halal.
try calling up spring garden at Tel: +603 2166 9881
I am sure you can get the answer.
cheers

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