I remember visiting Vintage Bulgaria Restaurant and Bar for the first time when it opens its door last year in Tanjung Bungah. Recently my family was invited to savor selections of Bulgarian cuisines in their recently revamped menu. The restaurant now has an additional dining floor space and is complete with wooden furniture, stone walls and great mural.
The owner Silviya Georgieva arranged the menu for us that evening, ranging from appetizers, main courses to desserts. There were three types homemade soup, all of them served hot and comes with ‘Vintage’ garlic bread of cheese and mayo topping.
I had the Creamy Mushroom Soup that has lots of wild mushrooms cooked with black truffle while hubby indulged in the Bulgarian Borsh Soup, which is a delicious pickle vegetable soup. My dear son opted for the creamy and delicious Chicken Soup.
(From bottom) Chicken, Borsch & Mushroom soup, each @ RM10
Vintage Bulgaria has an array of appetizers. Prior to the main course, we sampled three different types, each one very unique from one another. These appetizers that we had for the night were served in smaller portions, allowing us to sample different appetizers. Under normal circumstances, the appetizer would be larger in serving.
The Shopska Salad @ RM12 is the most popular Bulgarian salad. It consists of cuts of tomatoes, cucumbers, onions and peppers. This colorful salad is topped with grated feta cheese and dressing.
Shopska Salad @ RM12
The Orley Wraps @ RM20 is the traditional Bulgarian dish. This savory appetizer has small blocks of cheese wrapped around with strip of bacon. The skewer of bacon wrapped cheese stick is grilled and served laid on a bed of cabbage.
Orley Wraps @ RM20
The Sherperd’s Salad @ RM12 is a mixed salad of fresh vegetables, ham, mushrooms, olives and garnished with boiled egg, cheese and traditional dressing.
Sherperd’s Salad @ RM12
This food tasting size palate consist a bit of the above three appetizers
The appetizers got our appetites up and stomachs growling, and in due time, the main course was served! It kicked off with this Grilled Cod Fish Fillet. This fresh cod tasted lovely with creamy mushroom sauce accompanied with fresh vegetables and potato.
Grilled Cod Fish Fillet @ RM34
Karnatche Sausage is a homemade traditional Bulgarian sausage with ground meat patty. The long roll of sausage is grilled to perfection and served with fresh salad and slices of cucumber and tomatoes.
Simply delicious Karnatche Sausage @ RM30
This plate of Beef Stroganov is a dish of sauteed strips of Australian tenderloin steak cooked with mushroom, wine, cream and plenty of herbs. It’s ideal to share out this dish as the gravy is very creamy. My son enjoyed it very much, especially when eaten with the butter rice.
Beef Stroganov @ RM38
Finally, last but not least, the most beautiful dish of the night arrived… Pork Knuckle! Over at Vintage Bulgaria, the Pork Djolan (also known as Pork Knuckle) was one of my favorite. The pork knuckle was well marinated and juicy and meat simple melt in the mouth. It comes along with a big serving side dish of mashed potatoes and salad. However, do take note that this traditional pork knuckle is only available every Tuesday and Friday night.
Pork knuckle well done and juicy
Complimenting dish of mashed potatoes and salad
Knuckle with plenty of meat, ideal dish for 2!
In the end of the meal, we had some delicious sweet treats of Chocolate Soup, Sweet Pumpkin and Chocolate Creme Burlee. The cold chocolate soup is the perfect dessert after the meal as it really soothes the tongue. I would personally recommend this dish as the cold chocolate drink was just a joy to have, and the vanilla ice cream just added the extra UMPH!
Chocolate Soup @ RM12 was deliciously smooth
This Sweet Pumpkin dessert is very rare in most restaurants. This soft and smooth dessert with cubes of strong orange color pumpkin was served chilled. I thoroughly enjoyed this dessert.
Finally, Hubby indulged himself with a smooth Chocolate Creme Burlee, which came complete with a crispy hardened thin layer of sugar topping. It was done just right, and the sweetness was very well accompanied with fresh fruits.
Chocolate Creme Burlee
Thank you to Silviya Georgieva for accommodating my family for dinner that night. It’s great to know that her parents came all the way from Bulgaria to help out in the kitchen and upkeep its cuisine quality! Click here for the Map Location to visit this restaurant for some simple delicious and authentic Bulgarian food! They also have a menu just for the young children and a set lunch menu. In the afternoon, they serve coffee and tea with light snacks.
Upstairs dining hall
Downstairs dining hall
Vintage Bulgaria Restaurant & Bar
1E Jalan Sungai Kelian
11200 Tanjong Bungah
Tel : 04 8981890
Business Hour : 12 pm to 12 midnight (last order at 10pm)
GPS Coordinates : N05 2753.9 E100 1732.8
Restaurant business hours stated in the signboard right on its doorstep