Monday, July 25, 2011

The Hungry Hog

The Hungry Hog started out as a small-scale catering service, evolving this past month into a suburban cafe that's run with humor and heart.

True to this outlet's name, it's all about the pig here, with no poultry in sight. So loosen your belt and indulge in crunchy, puffy fried pork skin _ deceptively light but devastatingly sinful _ served with a vinegar-based dip.

The signature dish? A bulked-up pork burger, of course, dubbed "3 Little Pigs," topped with streaky bacon, ham, caramelized onions & cheese. Some might say this is too salty and greasy, but we wish The Hungry Hog had piled on the cholesterol and plopped a fried egg here.

Juicy house-made sausages, one laced with fennel & pepper, the other with nutmeg & sage for an aromatic touch. Prices seem low enough to keep Subang's student population as pleased as pigs in mud; RM50 might be sufficient to feed four people.

Five-spice roast pork, since no restaurant like this would be complete without siew yoke. The menu is kept short and sweet, but we wouldn't mind trying their bacon spaghetti & Thai basil minced pork with rice too sometime.

Chunky pork spare ribs, slathered in char siew sauce for sweet, sticky succulence.

A small selection of beer is offered, perfect for partnering with pork.



The Hungry Hog,
71, Jalan SS 15/4C, Subang Jaya.
Closed Mondays.
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28 comments:

  1. I demand some eggy goodness on d '3 Lil Pigs' :D

    Good to hear of another porkylicious option... :)

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  2. Ulric: come to think of it, their menu lists a minced pork rice that comes with a fried egg. I bet they'd happily oblige if we ask them to whip up an egg to accompany the burger! :D

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  3. Haha...sounds good...any ribs here by any chance?

    Btw those fried pork skins remind me of d snacks in Manila during my working visits there...hehehe...

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  4. Your post is urging me to buy crispy pork rind from the asian mart!

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  5. LARDCORE. Hahahaha! That'll be my stance for this helluva working week... Imma be lardcore and no one shall stand in my way!

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  6. had their roast pork tapao before, 5 star indeed!

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  7. Looks like a good place to have porky dinner. And yes... a sinful burger, for me at least, must have sunny side up egg. Haha.

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  8. Fried pork skin... I like!! Used to munch on salty pork scratchings in UK :P

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  9. ulric: yeps, gargantuan spare ribs; the priciest dish here, but still less than RM30 and enough for two to share :D haven't had fried pork skin in manila, but since the filipinos are excellent at preparing pork, am sure it's deliciousssss :D
    michelle: oooh, i hope the pork rind comes pre-fried, so you can enjoy it straight out of the shop. but then again, i guess it'd be tastier to have it fresh and hot :D
    min: heheh, good luck! and if any haters dare to cross you, just ignore them. no point casting pearls to swine, rite =)

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  10. ky: crispy, fatty, meaty and flavorful! i haven't eaten much siew yok in subang, but this place seems like a convenient choice now :D
    chong: oh yeah, pork burgers need as many trimmings as possible! i like the ones that come with a slice of pineapple too, for a tangy twist! :D
    baby sumo: ooo, sounds like they're an internationally beloved delicacy! but i wonder whether popcorn or fried pork skin is healthier, heheh :D

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  11. Lardcore?? So funny! I like their humour already :) And the price seem to be reasonable for what seems to be a hearty portion! Perfect to go for pig-dulgence! LOL!

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  12. iamthewitch: yeps, and business here seems to be encouraging so far. at least half a dozen tables before 8pm on a weekend night! let's hope the word of mouth stays positive =)

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  13. A friend informed me about this, since it's opened by her friend's mum. She has been making those pork sausages for sale prior to this venture.

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  14. j2kfm: sounds like an admirably enterprising lady! i hadn't been aware of the catering service before this, but i'll remember it if i ever need a lot of pork dishes for a gathering =)

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  15. Ahhh pork burger!
    but too salty fr me right? U knw my tolerance..

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  16. Tng: yeps, I think you'll prefer the pork burger at Sid's ... That one is a favorite of a lot of folks! :D

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  17. wah this is definitely a good place to visit. Love pork cracklings and vinegar like the ones in Philippines. Is the shop near the Taylors/Inti college area?

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  18. eiling: yeps! it's in that big area of shophouses and restaurants. a bit hidden inside, but very near KFC =)

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  19. Looks really compelling. Five-spice roast pork is a keeper!

    Remmy

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  20. remmy: yep, deeeeeeeeeelicious! :D

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  21. I have been buying Sausages from the Hungry Hog for the past one year when they were still doing orders from the house. They probably have the best home made sausages I know. Mostly actual meat and very little filler. Heck, I needed to pan fry the meat in oil since there was so little fat. :)

    Nice place. Nice chap. EXTREMELY generous ribs. They're as big as Vintry's Barbarian Ribs at half the price. Good stuff. :)

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  22. puppet master: oh yeah, the sausages were so much more satisfying than the supermarket varieties. you're right, it felt like we were eating REAL meat, instead of something artificial and overly processed. i assume they're able to charge lower prices since the rental at subang might be cheaper, but yep, we were still very impressed with all the portion sizes :D

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  23. OK that's it - I'm heading there to get the sausages, if nothin else! :P

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  24. pureglutton: they're succulent and so flavorful! :D

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  25. hungryhog is awesome! 3 little pigs is just heavenly! oh, and the brownies too...

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  26. queensleen: happy to hear you like it! i haven't tried their brownies yet, but i'll remember to next time! :D

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  27. Ooh... guess who's finally heading here tonite for some hogfeast? :D

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  28. Kenny: you! i hope you didn't hog the whole hog here! :D

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