Recently, there have been a number of restaurant that specialize to serve Pork dishes in Klang Valley. A new place for lovers to this swine meat is the Pink Belly located at 1, Lorong Kurau, Taman Bukit Pantai, Bangsar Baru Kuala Lumpur. +BestRestaurant ToEat was invited to taste the signature dishes that is served from this restaurant.
Located in a quiet area in the bustling Bangsar area, Pink Belly @Bangsar serves quality delicious pork dishes. The setup is one of a very simple and minimal setting with high table and stools that adorned a portion of the restaurant while casual sit down are on the other side of the restaurant.
The Pink Belly offers diners with a nice ambiance for a family dinner or a get together with friends or business associates served by friendly waiters.
Our review started with a Salad which is Pink Belly Salad (RM24.00); Generous amount of Romaine green lettuce fill the plates with red cabbages, tomatoes cubes with a fruity combination of watermelon cubes and lychee to add a refreshing flavour and sweet taste to this salad. It is then topped with honey ham cube and smoked bacon chips.
The next dish is a pasta i.e. Porky Penne Pasta (RM24.00); This pasta is cooked with smoked bacon, honey ham cubes and mushrooms in a spicy aglio olio sauce. Instead of the spicy aglio olio sauce, patrons can also opt for carbonara or pesto sauce to suit to their taste.
For the main dish of the night we first had the signature Roasted Pork Belly (RM34.00). The pork belly is roasted to a perfect crackling texture (this is the one of the most important criteria of roast pork) and served with roasted root vegetables and bedded on top of braised red cabbage. Patrons are offered a choice of Honey BBQ, Jalapeno or Original sauce to goes with the Pork Belly. Will be great when eaten with a cold beer to down this pork belly.
Next on, is another one of the signature dishes at Pink Belly which is the BBQ Sticky Pork Ribs (RM75.00). The whole slab of Pork Ribs are slow cooked and drenched with Chef special BBQ sauce; are then grilled to a charred texture and served with wedges and coleslaw. We like the moist juicy meat on the ribs as it did not fall off too easily from the ribs which gives us a little bite texture.
After that, it was the Grilled Pork Skewers (RM26.00); The honey glazed pork balls skewers are pan grilled with a spicy sauce are served with roasted root vegetables and the aromatic buttered basmati rice. We were a little surprised as; from the look of the meat ball when it was served to us it look quite normal, but taking on the first bite of the meatball, it was still juicy and have a little bouncy feel. With the right marinade of the meatball, it was a delight to eat this meatball.
and the next dish that we had was the Porky Risotto (RM25.00). The risotto are stir-fried with pork belly slices with wild mushrooms and garden fresh vegetables. You can have a choice of either caramelized or original version.
and for desserts we had the Special Vanilla Ice Cream (RM15.00) which is a double scoop vanilla ice cream drizzled with maple syrup and topped with smoked bacon slices and walnut bits.
For those that loves pork, Pink Belly@ Bangsar does offers you a choice of interesting porkilicious dish.