Monday, September 20, 2010

The Pork Place @ Puchong


With a punchy name that heads straight to the point, The Pork Place seems poised to become one of Puchong's most popular eateries.


Tricolor spiralini with grilled pork belly. Thoroughly addictive, thanks to its tasty blend of tender meat and creamy green pea sauce.


Generously sliced breaded pork in warm, aromatic Japanese curry with rice. The menu here is full of basic comfort food that's executed surprisingly well.


Spaghetti carbonara with crispy bacon & wild mushrooms. Good enough to equal efforts by many Italian restaurants; the pasta was al dente and the sauce wasn't cloying. And hey, real pork bacon works better with carbonara compared to turkey ham any day.


Katsu ciabatta, featuring a carnivore-baiting slab of deep-fried pork loin with a "secret sauce" that nicely treaded the line between sweet and savory.


Spaghetti bolognese with grounded pork and garlic. Tangy, but not sourish or artificial-tasting like most versions of this recipe elsewhere. There's hope yet for spaghetti bolognese.


Scrambled egg, bacon & mushroom ciabatta. Of all the dishes available, this had the least amount of pork in it _ thus, it also turned out to be the least memorable.


Oven-roasted pork wrap. Now only if this were available at O'Briens.


Homemade meatball spaghetti. Tomatoey pasta, bouncy meatballs. By the way, this outlet is a spin-off from Sanbanto in SS2, so all its pork is purportedly antibiotic-free. There are also fresh cuts of meat available to take away for home cooking.


The Pork Place,
IOI Boulevard, Puchong.
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27 comments:

  1. http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=89325&id=1249233743&l=fc77628b74

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  2. so much porky goodness but why so far one :(

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  3. jeffrey: nice album :D
    babe_kl: convenient location though, for the residents of puchong (and there seem to be many of them, heheh) =)

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  4. michelle: pork rules! :D

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  5. joe: and extremely memorable too! :D

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  6. Oh man... all the way in Puchong worr...
    :(
    (Tt area is so jammed on most if not all days)

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  7. OMG!!! I'm so there :) will be in KL fr tomorrow.. business trip so will take opp to eat here!
    Except for the bolognese (not really a fan of this dish anyway), everything looks great!! only two of you???

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  8. Puchong is quite quite the foreign land to me. I know there's so much goodness within but I really cannot find it in me to brave it there!

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  9. Must tell hubby!!! But a bit far for me :(

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  10. J: ya, theoretically, puchong isn't all that far from pj, but the insane traffic can make it feel like a hundred miles away!
    Leo: hope u enjoy it! I think they might even have introduced a few more items on their menu. Portions are not too big, but heheh, this meal was shared by more than two people...
    Min: a weekend might present the best opportunity! My problem with puchong is that it lacks really good watering holes to get my booze on :D
    Choi yen: ya, hopefully they'll open more outlets in other parts of the klang valley eventually :D

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  11. porky is screaming my name from a distance, hehe

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  12. I know where to go for my next pork fix - yayyy!

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  13. augustdiners: hope u manage to answer its call!
    pureglutton: heheh, you're one of the few people who haven't complained about this place being in puchong :D

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  14. you ventured to puchong!!! respect! I IS BACK! so tired from work but happy to be reading ur blog again.. hope u r well in HCM city! xoxo

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  15. wow so many porcine delights! Wished I have better sense of directions in Puchong.

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  16. IOI Mall is not that bad ;)
    Time to get a group to head there!

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  17. ciki: thanks! am still away, thousands of miles from malaysia. and feeling a bit homesick :D
    eiling: puchong is easier to navigate than pj!
    tng: ooh, this is at ioi boulevard, across the road from ioi mall!

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  18. clarisse: ahh, then u can visit this place anytime! :D

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  19. pork rulez... going there now!!!

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  20. sledgehammer: enjoy your lunch!

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  21. My family went there last Sat (19-3-11). We ordered the weekend special: crispy pork knuckle (large) @ RM69 and spare ribs @RM45.
    The pork knuckle came jus 5 minutes after our order, even faster than our drinks!. We were surprised! When pork knuckle come that quickly, it can only mean one thing: leftover! True enough, the meat was lukewarm and the skin was not crispy at all. The meat was hard and tough, dry like tree bark. We complained to the captain and he said he will replace it. But all he did was sent back to the kitchen to reheat the skin. The skin was crispy but was also burnt! The meat was still lukewarm and tough like my old leather boots! Our jaws became tired after chewing!
    Then came the spare ribs. Only slightly better than the knuckle. Quite tasteless. We had to ask for salt and pepper. The meat was equally tough and dried.
    All in all, it was very disappointing. We ta-pau the pork knuckle home to feed our pet which also rejected it!
    Don’t waste your money and time visiting this place. There are better dining places!

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  22. erik: yikes! sorry to hear about your bad experience. i haven't tried the pork knuckle, but will keep your comments in mind, tnx

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  23. I have been there many times, always good food and services. Best is the pork steak, well-done. Place always full.

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  24. vincent: good to hear it =)

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