It’s one of my good friend birthday and five of us, all men, looking for meaty place where it serve alcohol and meat. Many restaurant pops out from our mind, and we decide to choose Anne Elizabeth as our option for that night simply we want to have great amount of protein meal. Now, I am not a fan of driving more than half an hour for some average restaurant. So I have high expectation on this. Seriously, I never heard of Anne Elizabeth, it must be because they are in Taman Segar, Cheras area. The place that I seldom go.
When I arrive there, woow, I see many people queue to dine here. Which is why they set up waiting counter, which I really think it is absolute great service that put customer first in mind. You can grab as many candy and jelly as you like. Hahaha, and the waiting chair is comfortable as well. It is indeed a great place for dining with a group of people. I just need to wait for 5 mins before they prepare my table. It is kind of fast dining place. From this experience I know that I would not dine here in weekend for very long queue unless making reservation.
Guide to make order in Anne Elizabeth
Head to meat counter
The menu that on table is just drink menu, for main course you need to go to counter to choose what you want to have. Bring the number that the waiter give you before you sit on your table so that they can send the dish to the right table. Yes it can be confusing for the first timer, and what I love their waiters is really friendly and kind to explain on how to order the main dish. So once you hit the counter, you can ask their recommendation if you are first timer.
Choose your choice of meat
Here you go, main course selection. Now I did not take any lamb and beef, as I think I rather focus on pork meat (Anne Elizabeth specialty). I come with four adult men, who are hungry and ready to eat big quantity of food. Talk about price, it is not really expensive, compare to Él Cedor at Changkat Bukit Bintang.
One thing that worth note is that they serve Iberico pork, A.K.A black pig. Here is the wiki article about Iberian pig.
Anne Elizabeth Dishes
My first order, Portobello. This oversize mushroom is good when you grill with cheese and some bacon plus tomato. It is kinda simple dish but it takes amount of experience to prepare this dish. One thing that can be improve is that the prep effort. Too bad it gives a feeling of watery, due to the slightly excess of oil.
One of the best Pancetta that I had in my life. It is kinda rare to have this in Asian, well not to mention the price is on the high side. The juicy meat balance with the oil part is what makes this dish outstanding. Their apple sauce is good too. So order a beer when you eat this as it will bring out better after taste. One trick to have this in best taste, cut a small piece of rosemary and eat it together without any dipping sauce and mustard.
This is one of the signature dish of Anne Elizabeth, long ribs. Well it is kinda average dish, with some burn on certain side which give away a bitter taste. Use the sauce to dip to reduce bitter taste or take the burn side away. I taste better of the pork ribs so for me it is kinda average taste.
First signature dish
Now this is really the true signature dish in my opinion. It cooks 70% to make the meat juicy and tender. First time I eat non-fully cooked pork, I guess it is kinda worth to take risk. Rather than using slow cooked method, Anne Elizabeth using high flame cook for this dish, which is why they did not fully cook to obtain juicy level. If they use better pepper and salt, this dish will gain outstanding taste.
Our own version of sorbet
Sorbet is served. Yes I am serious. Nothing special with this dish. Watermelon, some greens, and mayo sauce. All can be obtain in supermarket. We get this to wash our meat taste, which is very important for our second round of meat order.
Four types of sausages. I love the spicy one, and that is it for this. If they make it slightly more salty, it will be good to pair with beer. But yeah, at least it is slightly healthy with low-sodium version.
Second signature dish
Another highlight dish that I love. Signature pork belly. The one I got is rich of fats!!! Yeah, my artery is ready for this dish. Thanks for the sorbet, I can taste this dish better after my mouth cleanse from all the ‘meaty taste’.
I love to come here again, during weekday obviously. Yes, the driving this far is somehow worth. The overall price is not in the high side. Any cafe you go, you will get similar price for the main dish, which is average RM 18 – RM 25. I am rating this restaurant as one star, it gives nice experience, friendly service, and fast serving. If they can step up on the cooking style, it will gives better taste and experience.
You can find the location from link below:
Open from 12 PM to 11 PM. To avoid having long waiting time, do make reservation by calling their number 03-9130 0319.