Jul 25, 2017

21 Guinness Bright - Love At First Sip

Guinness crafted a stout beer specially for the Malaysian market marrying it with ginger, lemongrass and coffee. Light and pleasant on the taste buds, it had a familiar flavour that this person (me) recognised. Having regularly worked with these ingredients in the kitchen, it's no surprise that I liked it at first sip!

" Ma'am, would you like to try this new flavour from Guinness?
" a pleasant salesgirl at Cold Storage approached me, holding out a small paper cup.

" Sure. Just give me a moment. " I waved towards hubs.

" You get a key chain and a free glass if you buy a pack of six, " the girl explained. My non-Spidey senses were tingling at that. Purchase seems imminent.

I took a sip and was thrilled by the refreshing taste. I'll get just one. Hubs gave me a look that said, "Really..? " To cut the story short, we all know I went home with a pack of 6 cans.

Guinness Bright

Instead of enjoying the first can as is, I cooked it off in a pork belly dish. A beer-pork belly pairing is something I can never resist since I've tried it several times with much success and satisfaction. I gave the aroma more punch with a fresh lemongrass thrown in. The dark soy sauce dish tasted really beery before salt was added to round the flavour  - and then it was all delicious and addictive. I was tempted to throw in a bit of jaggery but decided against adding that bit of sweetness in the end.

Guinness Bright - The Beer, The Pork, The Number 6

A '6' was embossed at the bottom of the can. Checking the rest, there was one with a number 4 and three 5s. I wonder what these numbers mean.

Anyway, Hubs and I enjoyed our meal it so much that I imagined us patting our tummies with a satisfied grin.

Lemongrass Guinness Bright Pork Belly

That ends my first adventure with Guinness Bright. Are you into Guinness? Do you think you'll try this new flavour?


21 comments:

  1. I am not a fan of beer or stout, but this one looks really interesting, might give it a try if I happen to see one :)

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    1. I indulge occasionally ;D especially on holidays

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  2. I love how the free key chain and glass swayed your decision! ;)

    Great idea to use it in your cooking, especially with that unique flavor profile. Always a fun read, Sharon!

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    1. Lol...!! I prefer to see it as 'helping the salesperson' out with their commission...haha. Thank you!

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  3. I would love to try this Bright!

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    1. I hope you get to one day, Angie!

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  4. I don't drink alcohol, but the food looks very good, Sharon!

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    1. Thank you, Linda. I'm only a big fan of alcohol in my food ;)

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  5. I dont think Hubby tried this new flavour yet. Well done, you put your Guinness into good use.

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    1. Thanks, Rose ;) I do love food more than drink.

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  6. If there's this here, might also give it a try...

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    1. They might think about selling it there since we're neighbours ..hehe

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  7. I rarely drank a stout but I know it is good for health. The can looks nice and is that a limited edition?
    I believe that your pork belly dish tasted delicious with the mighty stout being added in. I forgot which restaurant served braised chicken with stout. That one was weak as I could not taste the stout at all.

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    1. It's a special edition for Malaysia. For now, it looks like this new flavour is here to stay.

      I'm thinking of trying it braised chicken style but pork belly and thick soy sauce keeps calling me ..haha!

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  8. Wow, beer infused pork! Would love to try your dish, Sharon :)

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    1. It's beery, beery yummy, Shirley ..if you love the taste of beer ^.^

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  9. That combination!!!Can't imagine the taste.

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    1. Like bitter gourd with kicap ..HAHAHAHA!!

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  10. I don't drink stout by itself, but I am interested and will go buy 1 can just for try out your recipe because it looks so delicious!

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    1. Same here, Nancy ;) I don't really drink it by itself either. I love it more in my meals ..haha!

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  11. I am not so into Guinness stout (ori flavour) which is quite bitter
    But I like to try the new flavour as you mentioned
    this looks exciting
    Infusing beer into dish also something intriguing me to try too :D

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