Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Truly Wine But We Don't Drink


A new restaurant opened last year at The Starling. It's called Truly Wine and I suppose this is a place for wine drinkers to come for a tipple and a bite to eat. 

I walked past when they first opened and was informed that food would only be served the following week. Glancing at the menu, I thought it looked quite promising.


Being a non-drinker, the bottles of wine did not attract me but the menu, resplendent with porcine delights persuaded me and my brother to step inside (we were actually headed to Bonfire).


We were early as usual and the place was still quiet, just the way we like it.


The menu is not extensive and yet it took us a while to decide what we wanted. Since this was our first visit, we had no idea how big the portions were but I assured my brother that I had my trusty container with me. So if we over ordered, I could pack the leftovers home.


While waiting for our food, I snapped some pics and my bro volunteered to pose his hand to show you how big that bottle of wine is.

With the benefit of hindsight, my hand would have provided a better contrast (my hand is much smaller) since my bro is a six footer and that bottle is about right for his size hee..hee...


The Sausage Platter was served first. There were three sausages and three bacon wrapped mini sausages.


The sausages were served with a small salad which I reckon was made in advance because there was a pool of liquids in the serving spoon.


This platter is not out of the ordinary as the sausages are those which you can easily pick up from the supermarket. In fact we spotted these cold meats on display at the front counter.


Another dish we ordered was the Caramelised Pork. This is a dish that is best eaten with rice or plain porridge. Maybe it's nice with beer but I wouldn't know. I expected it to have a sweetish taste but it was on the salty side.


It is something like what my auntie used to cook but her's is loads better than this. 

To balance out the meaty dishes, we also ordered a salad. I can't remember the exact name and it's crispy fried squid with cabbage, lettuce and cucumbers with a sesame dressing (I suspect it is the Kewpie roasted sesame dressing).


I thought this salad was quite nice as I enjoyed the crispy deep fried squids.


The last dish was Indomie fried with roasted pork. The server came with the dish but he went off again (with the dish) for a while. When he came back, he explained that he went back for the garnishing of spring onions.


It was alright, though the instant noodles were slightly overcooked. 


No, we did not manage to polish everything off and the remnants of the sausage platter and caramelized pork made it into my container.


Based on the dishes that we had that evening, the food is not something that would make me rush back anytime soon. But I am glad I had the opportunity to try another eatery at The Starling.

22 comments:

  1. Hi Phong Hong,

    There is a lot wine to choose and enjoy in this place and you are right that the food are the complements.

    Happy Chinese New to you and your family! I'm sorry that I have not visiting many blogs lately. Due to the lack of time, I just post and go :p *guilty*

    Zoe

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    1. Hi Zoe! Don't worry about not visiting. I understand! Happy Chinese New Year to you and your family too :)

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  2. I'd be tempted by the wine, although there doesn't look to be much on the shelves.

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  3. Instant noodles in a place that serves wine? What a contrast.

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  4. How is the price like? instant noodles were slightly overcooked - does this mean the noodles were very soft? From your review, I think I won't be trying this place out.

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    1. Sorry I can't remember the price. But what I can say is you won't miss much if you did not visit. Yes, the noodles were too soft for my liking.

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  5. I think this is the second time I've heard you mention that you were on your way to Bonfire...but still have not made it there....hahaha! ;D I believe the bottles on the shelves are just for display only...and the wine is actually stored somewhere else? Luckily, you brought your trusted container with you...coz that's too much porky stuff for me in one sitting.

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    1. We had no fate with Bonfire hah..hah.. I did not notice if the bottles are empty of filled. You are right, there was too much meat :(

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  6. The noodles look like what I would have for breakfast in the morning, minus the pork, of course...unless I have some leftover in the fridge. Lots of spring onions in my garden for garnishing, no problem at all with that.

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    1. The noodles was something I did not expect to be served here.

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  7. Gosh. That was quite a menu for your first visit. Luckily you have container to pack leftover.

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  8. Hi Phong Hong, dropping by to wish you Gong Xi Fa Cai!

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  9. The one that attracts me most is the crispy fried squid with salad!

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    1. I would say that was the best dish :)

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    1. Tak minum sebab saya tak tahan alkohol. Sikit jer dah pening.

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  11. I bet those food will taste better accompanied by wine, hehe :P
    I like wine and always make sure I have a bottle or two in my pantry ^__^

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    1. Since you like wine, this place is for you :)

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