Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Sanbanto @ Bangsar

Oink! Pork specialist Sanbanto recently opened its third outlet in the Klang Valley, becoming one of Bangsar's handful of eateries to go the whole hog.
Entry on Sanbanto at SS2: Sept. 24, 2009. At Puchong: Sept. 20, 2010.

The menu is wide, borrowing inspiration from Asian and European recipes. From Thailand: Pork Khanom Pang _ ground meat marinated with herbs and spread on toasted baguette. Flavorsome finger food, served steaming-hot.

From Japan: Niku Miso _ Hiyamugi noodles with minced lean pork, seaweed, cucumber shreds & miso sauce. One of Sanbanto's offerings for health-conscious customers. We loved the slippery, slurp-worthy noodles, topped with a mushy mound of savory meat.

From Malaysia: curry pork ribs with turmeric rice & lady's fingers. The ribs were satisfyingly succulent, but this would have been even better if the rice were more aromatic.

From Italy: Pork tonnato _ chilled, thinly sliced meat with tuna sauce. Surprising to find this classic summer dish here. Commendable enough to pass muster at true-blue Italian outlets.


Sanbanto Premium Pork,
Persiaran Ara Kiri, Lucky Garden, Bangsar.
Tel: 03-2201-1301
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21 comments:

  1. It's like a Babitarina Revival's in town! :D

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  2. I mean "Babitarian"... How did I misspell an imaginary word, even? :P

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  3. lfb: ya lah, at first i thought you meant a cross between babi and ballerina (making me imagine a pig in a tutu!) :D at any rate, i'll believe there'll be a babi backlash eventually, and people will start nibbling on carrots and celery (and call themselves the C&C Factory) :D

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  4. A piggy in a tutu can be quite cute... and then we get to roast it, yes? Yums.

    (The side veges we can get from that C&C Factory lor.)

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  5. lfb: nooooo! we'd need to protect such a precious pig, if it really can dance and sing (think miss piggy from the muppets!). i can already envision her swaying to the sounds of the c&c music factory's 'gonna make you sweat' :D

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  6. The Niku Miso Hiyamugi noodles looks good. Is it served cold?

    The seating arrangements are unusual to say the least...wats with the long bench-like seating? :)

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  7. Michelle: heh, apparently it's not officially certified organic, so they prefer not to use that term for their pork products =)
    Ulric: the noodles were lukewarm-ish, but the pork on top of it was warm :D ya, it's quite cafeteria-style, kinda like Ben's general food store. But luckily there's regular cushion seating by the walls :D

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  8. The first piggy illustration is so cute! :)

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  9. Baby sumo: heheh, ya, it made us smile when we saw it before ordering. Which is always a nice way to start a meal :D

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  10. C&C Factory, haha! If the folks behind the pork onslaught catch on fast enough, they could move in to pair a C&C Factory outlet or kiosk next to all their babi outlets and cater for various stages of pork reception. The makings of a gastronomic empire, totally!

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  11. I'm oinking it! Pa-dah-pap-pa-pa!

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  12. min: heheh, now you've got me wondering which veggies are the best to pair with pork. cabbage seems to be the traditional choice, but i'm thinking that beetroot would work really well too :D
    qwazymonkey: heheh, well, they have burgers here too. no big macs, but 100 percent pork patties :D

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  13. The first pic damn cute! Haha.

    Didn't know they have 3 outlets now. Always thought they have only one in SS2. Anyway, thanks for the introduction.

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  14. chong: yeah, the one at puchong is called 'the pork place,' but it's still sanbanto. let's hope they open one in the city center next! :D

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  15. Miss Piggy would make quite a dish! Possibly two or three dishes, even. :P

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  16. lfb: miss piggy might be dishy, but she's NOT a dish! kermit will have your head for that remark! :P

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  17. Kermit's quite a dish too, now that you mention it. Heh.

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  18. Yay - another porky place to rejoice in! This will be on my next Bangsar jaunt :P

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  19. lfb: i'm not particularly partial to frog legs ... too many bones and not enough juicy morsels of flesh to suck :D
    pureglutton: hopefully you'll like it enough to return again and again (and again!) :D

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