Jiat lat! It had been one month since I visited Vintage Bulgaria at Tanjong Bungah for Penang Food Blogger 4th Gathering (15th August). It was a nice experience gathering with floggers. It is time to dig out those photo I took (in dark environment, again) and post them here. Those participated food bloggers seeing the appearance of this post at this time sure laugh until roll out to main road and ramped by lorry.
The restaurant is just next to Ingolf’s Kneipe, a German restaurant I previewed before so you can choose between German or Bulgarian food over there. I took many photo on its environment as it was really nice.
The flag on the left is the Bulgaria flag, while the one on the right is EU flag.
The restaurant has 3 floors with bar counter and we were seated at 3rd floor.
It was a nice evening as not only I enjoyed food, but also strip dance from fellow flogger as well as had a chance to see how serious floggers took photo.
We had selected set dinner each priced at RM40 that evening. The set dinner included soup, main course, and dessert. We have two kind of soups – Mushroom soup and seafood soup. The mushroom soup came with “Vintage” garlic bread topped with baked cheese :-bd Both mushroom and seafood soups were homemade and tasted nice but somehow I still preferred mushroom soup as it came with a garlic bread to dunk into the soup.
We had 5 main course to choose from, such as chicken, fish, pork rib, pork knuckle, and pork/beef platter. Let’s try the chicken first. The Chicken Stroganov was tender and tasted good as it was boneless chicken drumstick cut into strips, cooked with mushroom, wine, cream, herbs and spices.
The Baked Code Fish Fillet was tender and tasted good as well and did not have mud taste as found in some big fishes. It was finsihed with creamy mushroom sauce. The coleslaw, however, was just average.
As described in the menu, Plovdiv (Pork) Ribs was grilled till tender. So far I tried two other restaurants offering the similar dishes and this one actually not bad even though the sauce was slightly salty.
Here came the best dish of the day – Bulgarian Pork Djolan. It is a traditional roasted pork knuckle came with unique BBQ sauce. Both inner and outer meats were tender and was properly roasted. Even old men have no problem eating it. Women should eat more pork knuckle (or “tu kar”) as it contains fat which is good for breast and prevent it from “falling down”. If all girls like to eat, guys will have merrier world… :waving:
Getting back to business, the last dish was simply Bulgarian Platter – mixed grill trio of kebapche, kyofte, karnatche (own traditional recipe of in-house homemade Bulgarian sausages) and succulent pork fillet. Lai~ let’s translate the new terms above one by one:
|kebapche||a Bulgarian dish of grilled minced meat with spices|
|karnatche||homemade traditional Bulgarian sausage with ground meat patty|
Actually I didn’t try this dish but according to my friend the pork portion was too dry.
We had two dessert to choose from that day. The first one was Chocolate Soup with Vanilla Ice Cream. Tasted like ice cream and simply yummy.
The last dessert was Chocolate Creme Brulee. The chocolate custard was below a hard layer of caramel made by melting sugar using a torch. This dessert can be too sweet and stuffy for some people.
As a whole, I would recommend this restaurant due to its nice dining environment and quality food. Try order its pork knuckles for your next visit.
|Place Name:||Vintage Bulgaria Restaurant and Bar|
|Address:||1E, Jalan Sungai Kelian, Tanjong Bungah, 11200, Penang, Malaysia|
|Tel:||04-8981890 Fax: 04-8982890|