Friday, June 3, 2011

Sanbanto @ Bangsar

Sanbanto @ Bangsar: Round Two. Earlier entry: May 18.

Tonkatsu _ a 180-gram slab of pork loin coated with breadcrumbs & served with mustard, shredded cabbage & potato salad. Meaty and tasty enough to recommend.

Beer-braised pork with polenta. The zenith of comfort food; succulent flesh, remarkably rich in flavor, wading in groovy gravy and wedded to creamy cornmeal.

Pork burger. The patty, topped with bacon, was tender but unexceptional; what made this mouthwatering was a fat cut of deep-fried mozzarella cheese, oozing with a lava-like flow of searing-hot savoriness to complete the ensemble.

Purple sweet potato soup. Visually alluring and nutritionally beneficial, bearing antioxidants that aren't found in regular white potatoes.

Sanbanto's only alcoholic beverage is beer, but feel free to bring your own wine, since the corkage charge is a mere RM20 (which was waived on this visit. Thanks!).

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

  1. Purple sweet potato soup and Beer-braised pork with polenta n a nice desert...tat will make my day :)

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  2. My oh my the pork burger! With cheese oozing out.. I can't help but salivate! I have only eaten at The Pork Place at Puchong, but there's no cheese patty in the pork burger there! :(

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  3. ulric: now i'm wondering whether that should be brekkie, lunch or dinner! :D i'd need some booze with all that to make it complete though =)
    iamthewitch: heheh, i figure the ULTIMATE pork burger should comprise a pork patty, a cheese patty, bacon, ham, tomatoes, lettuce, chopped walnuts, guacamole, garlic mayonnaise AND foie gras! someone, please make that! :D

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  4. OMG Sean! Ur totally right! that's THE PORK BURGER of Msia! ;p

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  5. "Purple sweet potato soup. Visually alluring and nutritionally beneficial, bearing antioxidants that aren't found in regular white potatoes."

    Uhm, but does it TASTE good? Would be fun if you actually rated the dishes/places you review, no? ;)

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  6. Breakfast? Nope...I need my eggs...

    The Pork Katsu Ciabatta at Pork Place was superb...

    I need some dijon mustard in the ULTIMATE porkie burger...hahaha...

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  7. i have been dying for some katsu curry and i think this hits the spot, im going to have some for lunch!

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  8. tng: heheh, we wouldn't even need any fries or side dishes with that burger! and maybe only the bottom of the bread bun, no need for the top slice :D
    lfb: aiya, you just want to tambah my beban kerja. ok, as a one-off deal, i'll rate the purple potato soup: 6/10. hope you're happy :P
    ulric: sunny-side-up, i hope! (that's my favorite way of having eggs) :D yikes, i suppose mustard would add a bit of kick to the burger. but no ketchup or chili sauce, k =)_
    joe: mmmm, sounds good to me too! too bad you're 6,000 kilometers away; otherwise i miiiiiight have been able to join ya, heheh :D

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  9. Yes...sunny-side up or half-boiled...as long as the yolk oozes out :D

    With the guacamole and dijon mustard plus a touch of garlic mayo...there's no need for ketchup or chili :D

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  10. ulric: heeee, that's exactly my preference too (or poached, like in eggs benedict) :D this dream burger of ours is gonna be really messy to eat! actually, except for the foie gras component, it's probably something that someone could make at home, heh =)

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  11. 6/10 only ar? Hehe, okay lah - worth a try, yes? :)

    P.S. Out of curiosity, what will constitute two thumbs up from you out of a scale of ten? 9? 9.5? 10?

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  12. Wrong time to read this. :( I'm pretty hungry.

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  13. Lfb: ok here's the grading scale. 0 = inedible, 1 disgusting, 2 foul, 3 bad, 4 lackluster, 5 mediocre, 6 decent, 7 good, 8 lovely, 9 fantastic, 10 out of this world :D

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  14. Michelle: hope it's nearly time for dinner for you! =)

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  15. wah i really need to try this. ok, i don't mind to BYO. RM20 is reasonable.

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  16. Eiling: yep, especially compared to the jalan bangkung outlets, which have a rm50 corkage fee, if I recall correctly =)

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  17. i'm suddenly missing canh khoai mở

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  18. Nicotinegum: fortunately I can't miss what I've never had (though I can definitely wish I'd had it!)

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  19. if you ever come back to saigon, i'll make you eat street food

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  20. Nicotinegum: and run the risk of food poisoning! Shudder! And you make it sound like you're STILL in Saigon! :p

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  21. i left my heart and my wife there

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  22. Nicotinegum: your heart must go on, your wife has found a new sugar daddy :D

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  23. considering that i did not send any money back during the lunar new year, i can't possibly blame my wife for doing so

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  24. nicotinegum: sounds like someone needs to be enrolled in the 'obedient wives club' :P

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