I suppose that Betty's Midwestern doesn't need much/ any introduction amongst the pork loving community in PJ, as it's already become a firm favourite among the babitarian masses since opening its doors about 2 years back.
(Just in case though, here's a short summary: Specialises in midwestern American food, family run, located in Aman Suria)
Somehow, it took me about 2 years to finally go try it out, but well, better late than never, right? :)
Inside, the decor is simple and cheerful. The only downside is that it gets a bit noisy and claustraphobic when it gets packed...
(... And apparently, it is packed EVERY SINGLE NIGHT, from 7pm onwards)
It was a big group that night and we ate A LOT, so I'll keep the descriptions fairly short. :)
(Hope you don't mind)
- Dog Food (RM 7.50+):
This is one of the most popular starters here - a simple combination of thick french fries doused with a slightly runny sauce (tasted like mushroom sauce mixed with brown sauce) and cheese, which turned out to be fairly tasty.
(Eat quickly though, or the combination becomes mushy.)
- Pigs in a blanket (RM 8+):
Although the bacon tasted ok, I didn't like that the little sausages had a slightly sweet taste.
- House Salad (RM 8+)
Normal, but otherwise it's a refreshing accompanying dish to balance out all the meat. :)
- Budweiser (RM 15+)
What? Beer is an essential starter to my meal lah. :P
(Haha.. Tastewise, it was ok....)
- Pulled Pork Burger (RM 12+):
Not bad! Although I would have liked if the pieces of pork were more tender, I would order this again - it's incredibly reasonably priced.
- Grilled Pork Belly (RM 24.50+):
Again, I would have liked if it was a tad more tender, but otherwise the meat was well marinated and tasty, with a good balance of fat. Nicer when dipped into the accompanying sauce. :)
- Classic Meatloaf (RM 15+)
This is another of the popular dishes here - Overall, it was pretty nice, with the tender (almost too tender/ soft) meat mince mixing well with the taste of healthy veggies like celery and carrot.
- Grilled Baby Back Ribs (RM 28.50+)
Again, the meat was well marinated and tasty but it wasn't exactly falling off the meat tender.
- Grilled Beer Braised Boston Butt (RM 25.50+):
(We ordered this because of the funny name. Lol)
Tastewise, also not bad...
(One of my friends said she could taste the beer very strongly in the sauce but I couldn't - maybe because I was already drinking beer on the side anyway)
- Apple crumble with vanilla ice cream (RM 8+):
A nice, refreshing way to end the meal with the tart apple chunks going well with the ice cream.
Overall: Simple restaurant in the Aman Suria area with a variety of reasonably priced, porky American food BUT it gets super packed - either get there early (before 6.30pm) or book ahead (Warning: They do not accept bookings for Fridays and weekends)....
Betty's Midwestern Kitchen @ Aman Suria, PJ
A-G-40, Jalan PJU 1/43, Aman Suria Damansara, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Ambience : 5
Service : 7
Price** : RM 45++ per person
** Approximation - 3 course meal, excluding drinks
Telephone No.: 03-7880 0196
Opening Hours: 11am to 10pm (Closed Mondays)
Parking : OK
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