If you’ve been reading my blog you’d know how much I enjoyed my breakfast at Brew-Kus. Recently decided to go back to the place and have dinner with a number of good people. Fun dinner with awesome folks!
Ever wondered why it’s called Brew-kus? They said the name of the place came from two words; first was brew that is the way they prepare their beverages (teas and coffee) and the other one was cuisine maybe they thought it’d be a lot cooler if they replace the ‘C’ with ‘K’ .
As for the ambiance (tried to take pictures of the place but I wasn’t able to get a decent one :() and service, it was all the same, no complaints. Though I learned that they recently got a new chef so basically their menu has been revamped. So we were more than excited to try a number of items on their menu.
To start things off we tried their Crisp Spinach Ravioli.
Fresh spinach leaves + cream cheese + parmesan + garlic + crispy wonton wrapper.
It’s no secret that I’m no fun of the green and leafy stuff (shameless meat lover) but this one’s quite good. The wonton wrapper was crisp and the spinach filling with the cheese was nice.
Though it’s a matter of personal preference (since the sauce was good too), I prefer it without the sauce.
Spaghetti noodles + rich cream sauce + prosciutto slices + shitake mushrooms + truffle oil.
Though I’m a big fan of truffle oil in pasta dishes, the aroma of the oil that makes me really excited wasn’t present, though at P280 it’s quite inexpensive at a serving that’s good for sharing. Don’t get me wrong the pasta dish was okay, loved the shitake mushrooms and the prosciutto slices.
Tender grilled chicken + tomato salsa + jalapeño + roasted pineapples + mozarella cheese + ciabatta
This sandwich was certainly a winner! There’s a lot going on in terms of flavor but I loved how it’s balanced and complimented each other quite well.
Loved the grilled bits of chicken and the melted mozzarella cheese, when you bite into it you’ll get this hint of spiciness from the jalapeño then the bits of pineapple balances it off. This one’s really nice and if you’re into sandwiches, I consider this one a definite must-try.
Salmon fillet + lemon + butter + garlic mashed potatoes + herbs + buttered vegetables.
We loved their baked salmon! The salmon fillet was lightly seasoned (just right) and is cooked beautifully. The mashed potato was nice too.
Tried the salmon fillet by itself first and it was moist and tender. Though their lemon-butter sauce lacked that hint of citrus-y goodness of the lemon, it was still quite nice. (Who doesn’t love butter? :D) But I’d imagine it would be a lot better with that tinge of flavor from the lemon.
For our sweet ending we got their Nutella and Banana French Toast (Nutella goodness FTW!)
Thick slice of white bread + special milk batter + fresh banana slices + nutella
This is not your usual french toast, it’s actually stuffed with nutella and banana (drools :D) And I really liked it. I’m a big fan of nutella and even made a post about nutella indulgence where I munched on everything that has that well-loved spread. 😀
Loved their Nutella and Banana French toast and the roasted potatoes that came with it.
For drinks I got their Iced Caramel Macchiato (Last time I tried their Wintermelon Tea and I loved it.)
Though their Iced Caramel Machiatto was more on the sweet side, it was still nice. Be mindful of mixing the drink before taking a sip as you might get all the sweet stuff at bottom.
I’ve still got a lot of stuff that I wanted to try, but there was no space 🙁 Anyway will definitely try that Spicy Seafood Pasta (Penne noodles with prawns, baby scallops, and squid in chili oil) and their Seafood Poboy (breaded shrimps and cajun mayonnaise on ciabatta bread )
VERDICT: With a new and improved menu, Brew-Kus packs good service and good food that I really admire. Loved their Baked Salmon and Chicken Pico de Gallo It’s ideal for eating in large groups as most of the stuff we tried were good for sharing. If you’re tired of the usual fast-food go-to places around the area, give this place a try, and munch on some good food.
VALUE FOR MONEY: Good value for money, most of the stuff we got were good for sharing. Both the beverages and the food items were reasonably priced.