Obviously “motoring” is very much a passion for the owners – how else do you explain the whole wall tacked with car wheels, truck tyres modified into wash basins, car wing mirrors for guests to check their hair, a vintage car hanging upside-down on the ceiling and a 1970’s red bus at the main entrance with the outlet brands emblazoned across its windows?
And if you don’t feel a bit apprehensive about a car hanging above you, have fun at the pool table while chilling out with some beergaritas here.
But let’s get to the food first… (I’m warning you this is a very long post with lots of foodporn!)
MOLEY’S OYSTER BAR
As suggested by the name, it’s all about oysters here – have them “au natural” or “dressed up” with various sauces. Have either the French or Irish ones but why not have both?
Harvested from the French Atlantic Coast, the Fine de Claire No.2 Oysters (RM144 per dozen) and flown in fresh, these oysters have a perfect balance of saltiness and sweetness. Kelly’s Gigas No.4 Oysters (RM96 per dozen) – these plump oysters cultivated in the beautiful inlet of Galway Bay, Ireland are well-rounded in taste and texture.
Besides eating them raw, the oysters are also served as Virgin Bloody Mary shooters, topped with spicy sriracha sauce or baked in cheese. What’s your preference?
Being no stranger to Crab Factory where I’ve had many happy crabby meals, it was a bonus for me to see this here in Brolly. What’s special here is that Po’Boys are available here. Po’ Boys are classic Louisiana sandwiches consisting of meat or seafood served in a long baguette-like French bun.
Po’ Boys with fried prawns, fried soft-shell crabs and pulled beef brisket are served on a bed of crispy fries. Trust me, this is a sufficient meal on its own as portions are generous.
We were lucky there were some huge Spanner Crabs available and we had these in garlic butter sauce and Crab Factory’s signature Southern Bang sauce. The crab meat was really sweet with a bouncy texture and the shells were not too hard so cracking them was quite a breeze. The usual bag buddies, sides and combo sets are all available in Crab Factory.
Brown Crab (RM 19 per 100gm) Spanner Crabs (RM 19 per 100gm)
Literally translated as “Monster” (raksaksa) and “Future” (mirai) and influenced by childhood love of UltraMan, Raksaksa Mirai holds tribute to Japanese curry rice dishes. There are 5 types of flavoured rice to choose from (signature, tobiko, garlic shallot, spicy shijimi & mango), various meats, seafood, omelette and vegetarian accompaniment and finally 2 choices of curry: traditional or coconut.
NOVE 9 PIZZERIA
The thin pizza base here takes healthy eating to the next step by incorporating blended spinach in it and that explains the greenish hue. There are 6 savoury pizzas to choose from and our favourites are the Lambogarlic (RM26) and Thai Beef Guava Salad (RM28).
Minced lamb and lamb sausage flooded with garlic sauce make up the Lambogarlic – the combination of flavours here can best be described as “deliciously heady”.
Personally I prefer the piquant spicy flavours of beef, crunchy guava and tangy mango in the Thai Beef Guava Salad pizza. Interesting flavours and textures, I’d say. There’s even a sweet pizza called Miloreo, a Milo pizza topped with crushed Oreo biscuits – how about that? Definitely something for me to check out in my next visit!
MY WING MAN
It’s chicken wings and only chicken wings on this menu. Crunchy oatmeal-coated deep-fried chicken wings are the order of the day, tossed in sauces of your choice. There’s a good variety of interesting sauces to choose from: cencaluk, spicy chocolate, kung po, sambal, Japanese curry and Korean bean paste.
If you’re here just to chill-out with drinks, small bites from VariEATy would be perfect. Take your pick of grilled, fried and soup items from the menu. Have some Kushiyaki (3 skewers per serving) – these grilled skewers hold tasty bites of meats, seafood and vegetables. My favourite skewers are the addictive chicken hearts and seafood tofu.
A unique conversation piece is the sweet Onion Flower (RM18) served with brown sauce.
For something nourishing and comforting, I love the Short Ribs Soup (RM35) served piping hot. It’s a delicious milder version of the local “sup tulang” using quality Australian beef short ribs. The meat was fork-tender yet able to hold its shape on the ribs and the soup was good to its last drop.
There are 2 types of desserts here: grilled or bottled. Choose from apples, bananas and pears for the grilled fruit parcels and be careful with the steaming hot fruits when the foil is lifted! Perfumed with melted butter, caramel and a dash of cinnamon, these are quite irresistible.
The best-seller Chunky Peanut Butter Granola (RM16) is a big hit with us. Everything is there: chunky peanut, buttery granola, cream and ice-cream and a tangy berries coulis topping!
BANG BANG BALLER BAR
My favourite drinks at Brolly are the beergaritas (RM30) – a glorious mixture of beer, tequila and real fruit purees, a more macho and spunky version of the margarita. In fact, as I’m writing this, I’m dying for a mug of that Passionfruit Beergarita. For a stronger kick, the High-Ballrus (RM26) is recommended: shots of whiskey with their home-made soda served in a mug with large iceballs. For something really cool and refreshing and non-alcoholic, I love their Pu-Er Ice Tea Mocktails (RM15).
EMBER & BARA BBQ
Cooked over open charcoal stoves, the barbequed delights came piping hot. We started off with a barrel of BBQ Small Yabbies which yielded deliciously sweet meat once we got the tiresome peeling done.
Ember & Bara is immensely popular as the menu includes a huge variety of meats and seafood to grill. What makes it even more enjoyable is that diners get to choose different sauces to go with the BBQ items. There are 4 types of sauces each for meats and seafood. Their old-fashioned BBQ sauces here are the bomb as they come with coffee and chocolate versions!
Seafood goes very well with spicy sambal sauces and Ember & Bara’s are fiery with just the right amount of spices and heat.
To cool off our palate after the sambals, the salads are a godsend. At Ember & Bara, some salads are also grilled for that extra smokey nuance. The Grilled Watermelon & Pineapple Minty Salad (RM15) is my favourite – nothing beats sweet juicy watermelon slices eaten together with cool refreshing mint leaves.
And now, because I love the Ember & Barra offerings and I think you should give this a try, there’s a special 20% discount given for all my readers. Yes, to redeem this 20% discount, all you have to do is just FLASH this blog post on your mobile devices to the good people at Brolly when you order food from the Ember & Barra menu for this whole month of October! Yes, it’s as easy as that!
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With all these 9 outlets housed under one roof, can you imagine how extensive the food choices are?! Those featured above are just samplings of what’s available at Brolly and believe me, there are many more dishes out there. I need to go back again and again!
Ground Floor, Menara Felda
50088 Kuala Lumpur