Christmas @ Cristang @ Avenue 8, PJ New Town

There I was. Sitting on the red bench of Cristang holding my knife and fork. This time round, it wasn’t their famous pork burger. It was something else.

Lee Shih and I (and our partners) were invited to try Cristang’s Christmas set and give feedback thereafter. I was told that we will be served pork loin with other dishes.

While waiting for our pork loin, we ordered the ever delicious Cristang mash potatoes. It’s a mixture of mash potatoes, cheese and bacon topped with cream of mushroom soup. If I could have this mash potato served as a burger, I would definitely eat it.

Mash potatoes aside, Gerald (owner) served us Winter Summer Salad (RM 13.80+)(previously know as Uncle G’s salad) as the appetizer.

It’s a representation of the traditional colors of Christmas, red, green and white. Freshly grilled tomatoes topped with asparagus and crumbled herbed feta cheese, drizzled with olive soaked olive oil and a dash of balsamic vinegar for a touch of acidity. I normally do not eat asparagus but I must say that this asparagus is tasty.

Then came the shrimp ceviche (RM 23.00+). According to Gerald, it’s a “quick blanch of shrimps in hot water and soaked for 24 hours in freshly squeezed lime juice, allowing the acidity to ‘cook’ the shrimps, together with Bombay onions and jalapeno peppers. Served with diced tomatoes, mangoes and avocados with julienned cucumbers“.

If you’re bringing a date for dinner, bring some strong mint along cause the smell of onion in your mouth is as good as an overloaded garbage truck.

The highlight was the Pan-seared Pork Loin. For RM42, you can enjoy this tender and juicy loin served with cherries, cinnamon and walnuts with a dash of seasoning and seared in olive oil, with cherries, cinnamon and walnuts, together with a juice reduction with cherry brandy and port wine sauce.

There are so many ingredients in this dish and I think one word summarizes this dish – AWESOME.

For dessert, we had the cranberry and cinnamon Semifreddo (RM12.90+). I was told that it is served traditionally during the Christmas season at Cristang. It consists of fresh cranberries cooked with cinnamon and blended with heavy cream into an ice-cream consistency.

I must say that Cristang serves one of the best desserts in town. If Gerald is in the restaurant, get him to describe the food to you. His description is extremely meticulous. You’ll appreciate the dish more after hearing from him.

Richard Wee told me that Gerald framed my review of his restaurant but I never got the chance to see it. It’s the first time I had someone framing my blogpost on their walls. That made my day! Here’s a picture of it.

Unit B-G-19, 8 Avenue,
Jalan Sungai Jernih 8/1
Seksyen 8, 46050 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Tel: 03-7956-7877
Facebook Page

OPERATING HOURS: Tuesdays to Sundays 11:00 am to 3:00 pm; 5:30pm to 11:00pm. Last call @ 10:30pm.


View Larger Map

Safer Malaysia

Those living in Klang Valley will know how bad the crime rates  are. Everyday someone is a victim of crime in Malaysia. Everyday, we live in fear. Everyday I worry when it will be my turn.

If you’ve been following Facebook / Twitter recently, you’ll see a spate of updates on street crimes. Some are caught on CCTV. Some of the victim’s injuries are posted. The days are so bad that my mother stop going out at night due to the fear of being a victim of crime.

Pictures speak a thousand words. The pictures below were all taken from Facebook.

To me, it is undeniable that crime rates are high. Unfortunately, our Home Minister said that the rising crime rate is a matter of perception. It looks like we, as citizens of Malaysia, are left to fend for ourselves.

My friends, Richard Wee and Yip Huen Weng, have taken this matter in their own hands by forming SaferMalaysia, a citizen’s protect which focuses on issues of security and safety of the citizens of the country. For details, please see below:


We are the representatives from Safer Malaysia and are writing to you for your assistance in our effort to make Malaysia a safer place.

Safer Malaysia is a citizens’ project, which focuses on issues of security and safety of the citizens of the country. It is a platform for people to CONNECT, to SHARE their concerns about crime and to COMMUNICATE with each other. Safer Malaysia is also a platform for concern citizens to COMMUNICATE our thoughts and offer suggestions and solutions to the government in the matter of crime. Safer Malaysia also hopes to CO-OPERATE with the relevant authorities to find ways to make Malaysia a safer place for everyone.We append links to our articles, interviews and announcements:-

i. LoyarBurok –
– This is our principle plans at the moment

ii. BFM Radio –
– Safer Malaysia was interviewed on 25th June 2012

iii. Malaysian Insider –

iv. Malaysia Kini –

v.  Website –

At the moment, Safer Malaysia has more than 400 followers on Facebook and more than 350 followers on Twitter. Safer Malaysia started on 11th June 2012.

Safer Malaysia will host a candlelight vigil on 1st August 2012 at Bandar Utama Central Park at 9.00pm. We also strongly encourage all Malaysians to light a candle on that date and time wherever they may be and snap a photo of the same before uploading it to Facebook and Twitter. Our links for Facebook and Twitter are the following:-

i. Facebook –

ii. Twitter – truly hope your company can assist us in the sharing of this news, as this is a citizens’ issue, which concerns all Malaysians.

For avoidance of doubt, Safer Malaysia is initiated by two gentlemen, Richard Wee and Yip Huen Weng, who are both residing in the Klang Valley and both very concern for the safety of their family and friends. They may be contacted at 016-2750025 and 012-3111580, respectively.

I hope that you will take part in the candlelight vigil.