Friday, September 12, 2008

Jarrod & Rawlins @ 1 Utama

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Jarrod & Rawlins- Purveyors of Fine Food & Wine

If I were to be given a choice in my afterlife, I would choose to be a Chinese again. Now, don't get me wrong, I am not a Chinese supremist, but I really enjoy the freedom to 'eat what you want'.

One of the bestest thing being a Chinese, IMHO, is the freedom to eat "anything and everything crawling under the sun". Well unless you have certain faith, for e.g. some Chinese don't eat beef, the world is your stage dinner plate! Very sinful, I know :/

Oh before I go on to my delicious meal, sorry this is strictly a NON-HALAL post.

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House red wine (RM15 per glass)

Joining the ranks of Fogal Meat Market, Euro Deli, Mr Ho's Fine Foods and the likes in the meats and delicatessen field is Jarrod & Rawlins, founded by Jarrod Chek and Denis Rawlins. The former is a wine connoisseur while the latter was in the delicatessen industry for many years. The best jobs in the world- to eat, drink and be merry!

I was there with a bunch of meat-loving friends last Wednesday. It was relatively quiet, maybe because it was a weekday night and nobody splurges on a porky meal on a weekday night except us. Hehe.

Param started off with a glass of house red wine (RM15) while the rest of us had free refillable plain water. He let me have a sip and indeed it was smooth and not too strong, a good accompaniment to a meaty meal.

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ham and mushrooms

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Grilled ham- so big and meaty!

Jill and Andy had their "appetizers" to kickstart the dinner. They both had a slice of glazed ham each, one in its original form while the other was grilled. Jill also had a serving of mushrooms (sorry i don't know in what style).

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2 types of porky sausages and huge serving of fries with dippings

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3 types of sausages, fries and dippings

For your information, this is how it basically works at J&R. You can either choose your mains from the menu, which has items from soups, salads, sandwiches, pies, hot wraps etc. If you want something different and customized, then proceed to the delicatessen counter and pick what you want on your dinner plate. There is an array of sausages, hams, bacons, and cheese! Your picks will be weighed and you'll be charged according to the weight of your picks, choose a side dish (mashed potato or fries) + RM12 for cooking fees!

p/s- Definitely not a place you want to go when you're broke :p

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Streaky bacon (rm3.04), beef banger (rm5.21), pig in blanket (rm3.06), back bacon (rm1.95), lamb cranberry (rm3.86), glazed ham (rm3.60) with mashed potato and onion gravy

The above is what I had, the total bill summed up to RM36. Pretty damaging to the pocket but the dinner plate was awesome! I even salivate looking at the porky juicy sausages now... What I can deduce is that, while sausages in general are my comfort food, between chicken, beef and pork sausages, the pork one still tastes the best! At J&R, there's even a lamb sausage (lamb and cranberry- RM7.20 per 100g) which tastes great too- don't worry, no pungent lamb'ish smell/taste.

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Pork chop (rm21.84) topped with picon blue cheese (rm12.31)

What's more delightful than seeing a big slab of pork and another big slab of blue cheese infront of you, all ready to be eaten? At RM35 per kg for the pork chop, Param's cut weighs a whopping 600g. The Picon blue cheese is definitely not for everyone, as most people cannot stomach the smell, if not the taste! While I am a fan of cheese in general and blue cheese too, I don't think I'll be able to lick clean Param's plate... too sated.

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Lamb chop, streaky bacon and 2 types of sausages

Jen and David had a meat platter with a slab of lamb chop (rm62 per kg), a few streaky bacons, and 2 types of porky sausages. Both attacked the plate like Tarzan & Jane escaped from the jungle.

Hehe, just kidding!

Jarrod & Rawlins
G360, Ground Floor,
One Utama 1,
Lebuh Bandar Utama,
47600 PJ.
Tel: 03-77260708

Jarrod & Rawlins
No.36, Ground Floor,
Jalan 27/70a,
Desa Sri Hartamas,
50480 KL.
Tel: 03-23000708
Business hours: 11.00am-12.30am daily

[disclaimer: the opinions expressed here are based on my personal views, tastebuds and preference and may vary for others. please dont sue me, i dont have money. kthxbye.]

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