By Sarah Voon (@foodievstheworld)
I’ve tried Ruyi & Lyn’s Nasi Lemak sushi, my friends rave about Nasi Lemak ice cream but Nasi Lemak pizza? That’s a new one to me.
According to Seng Loh, the founder of Brûlée Brasserie, a cosy little pizza parlour tucked away in a quiet nook of Casa Tropicana, his Nasi Lemak pizza (RM11) is the talking point of most customers. My dining partners and I agreed that it was a rather polarising dish – you would either love it or hate it.
Myself? I loved every bite of it. Call me weird, but I enjoyed the sambal base on the sweet thin crust, sprinkled with some unmistakable santan rice, peanuts, cucumber, and then, melted cheese. The only thing missing from this otherwise ‘authentic’ dish was the ikan bilis, which would have made it all the more better.
I liked this pizza flavour so much, I had two slices of it. Now, I’m not what you would call a traditionalist when it comes to pizza, – but having tried pizza the way it is done in Italy, I’ve set my standards pretty high. And my expectations were met here at Brûlée. The pizzas all come in 10 inch sizes and are affordable.
Seng Loh and his team of chefs have created a menu both youthful and dynamic – pizza flavours come with funky names like Super Mario (which is a, surprise surprise, mushroom pizza, RM14) and Bee-con Hive (chopped up bacon and broccoli, glazed with honey, RM12). We tried 8 types of pizza at Brûlée Brasserie that evening and every pizza stood out in its own way.
The Bee-con Hive is an easy favourite. Who knew we would dig broccoli on pizza? But I suppose when you throw bacon and honey into the equation, who cares what the other ingredients are? Everyone was left licking their fingers clean after tasting this pizza.
Another pizza that we really enjoyed was the Pepperoni pizza (RM12). Chicken and beef pepperoni slices are generously spread out on the pizza and although it is a classic flavour, Brûlée managed to sneak in its own flair into the dish.
Brûlée Brasserie isn’t a name that just appeared out of nowhere. This little pizzeria and casual eatery serves up a mean creme brûlée (RM7), which comes in three flavours: the classic original, a Thai milk tea version and Japanese green tea.
You can never go wrong with the original, but the other two flavours are worth a try too, – if you’re into experimenting.
Brûlée is all about exceeding expectations. On their sizeable drinks menu, special in-house concoctions that are sure to pique your tastebuds include drinks like the Malaysian latte (an interesting mix of milo, coffee and milk, RM10), brûlée latte (which tastes exactly like liquid creme brûlée and has a lovely caramel scent, RM9) and ginger tea (which we didn’t manage to try).
Sarah goes around the world tasting food so you can enjoy them without all the extra calories. She spends most of her time thinking about what she’s going to eat for her next meal. Her favourite food class is carbs (#takethathaters) and she can’t live without potatoes. Find more of her food rants on www.foodievstheworld.com or follow her onInstagram/Facebook (@foodievstheworld).