January 3, 2011
Exactly one year after Tom, Dick & Harry's sprang up on this street (time truly flies!), 42 East has opened to offer yet another option for pub grub in TTDI.
The highlight here: baby back pork ribs, glazed with Connor's stout. Achingly tender and addictively tasty, with crunchy soft bones that can be easily chewed. Only RM32 for a sizable half-slab _ sufficient to feed a not-too-famished caveman.
The rest of the menu is mostly run-of-the-mill, though 42 East plans to soon showcase Malaccan Portuguese specialties such as devil's curry. For now, the steaming-hot mussels in a pot are fresh and juicy enough to recommend to mollusk maniacs.
Sauteed mushrooms with asparagus & bacon. Won't win any awards; might seem watery and bland to some customers, but it is what it is.
Grilled Hungarian spicy sausages. Chunky, but way too salty for our liking.
Slow-roasted chicken. Scrawny poultry, since this is the free-range variety, but it tastes reassuringly home-cooked, in all the right ways.
Origen Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 (Chile). Wine is only available by the bottle.
Frozen Lime Margarita & Smurfie Smurfette (tequila & blue curacao).
Some sort of complimentary shooters. We were too woozy and boozy to demand details.
Service is brisk and cordial, even on a busy night with a boisterous crowd.
42East (Forty Two East),
42, Lorong Rahim Kajai 14, Taman Tun Dr Ismail.