Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Trattoria Il Porcellino

Trattoria Il Porcellino: Round Two. Earlier entry: August 23.

Cheese buffs, head here to sample fun varieties that other restaurants rarely serve. This "burrata" is a mild-tasting mix of mozzarella & fresh cream, boasting a buttery lusciousness to pamper the palate. Ask for it to be dished out at room temperature.

Four types of semi-hard Pecorino ewe's milk cheese, produced in Tuscany. Their delicately savory flavor, bonded with a nutty edge, would bring a nice boost to salads.

Trattoria Il Porcellino's porcine offerings are also noteworthy. Share this cold cut platter of wild boar salami, Parma ham, cured coppa, spicy salami, mortadella & salami felino for terrific tasting portions of pork from wide-ranging Italian regions.

Pork-stuffed tortellini with ham & cream. Rustic comfort food, like something that one might find in a mountain village of Emilia-Romagna.

Strozzapreti with wild boar ragout. The al dente doughiness of the hand-rolled, fat-tubed pasta was well complemented by its tangy, coarsely meaty coating.

Risotto with speck bacon & porcini mushrooms. Enjoyable for its warm earthiness.

Save space for dessert, particularly this tasty troika of mascarpone, nutella & strawberries. Smooth & sensuously sweet.

Yogurt ice cream with more strawberries.

Even the prosecco comes bearing strawberries. Yum!

Wine or beer ... pick your poison.

Trattoria Il Porcellino,
Menara Hap Seng, Jalan P. Ramlee, Kuala Lumpur.
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21 comments:

  1. oOHHH...I so so so wan to come here to try the food!
    Shall reward myself once I close more clients!

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  2. Rebecca: that'll be very soon, hopefully! This place seems to keep expanding its menu, so there might be other interesting items to try later on =)

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  3. so is yogurt ice cream like fro yo?

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  4. Ooh, that strozzapreti with wild boar ragout looks really good. The Trattoria really takes their pork seriously, yes? That's impressive and admirable... Perhaps the Babitarians Anonymous should reassemble and have our next meeting here. :D

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  5. i'm so hungry this morning.. ate 2 digestive biscuits.. that it!! I feel like making a run for the Strozzapreti with wild boar ragout! looks so chewy.. sigh... :P

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  6. I want that tortellini! looks so GOOD like comfort food! Did I read NUTELLA in that dessert? Yumm!!

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  7. michelle: creamier than froyo! definitely more sinful too (but probably more satisfying) :D
    kenny: i thought the babitarians anonymous have been disbanded! kinda like what happened to the fellowship of the ring ... scattered to all corners of the earth! :P

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  8. ciki: heh, the moral is: never surf the net on an empty stomach! you never know what temptations lurk online :D
    iamthewitch: yeah, nearly everything here turned out to be comfort food in the end! i must remember this place the next time i'm heartsick =)

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  9. Like the sword that was re-forged, so shall the Fellowship of the Porcine Lovers be reunited! :P

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  10. kenny: coincidentally enough, it would appear that some members of your fellowship are also almost hobbit-sized in stature. tee hee :D

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  11. kenny: shhhh, must not identify them by name! short folks have short tempers! :D

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  12. I want the risotto, Parma ham and salami. nom nom nom nom nom.... hungry laaaaaaa

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  13. Oh wow.. Menara Hap Seng seems to be another hot-go-to place these days! I've actually been dying for some risotto of late (some strange random craving :S) so that risotto with bacon and mushrooms sound awesome :D

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  14. baby sumo: oooh, i figure parma ham and salami are both available at upmarket retail outlets like cold storage. i dare not check, for fear of temptation to buy some home :D
    wendy: heh, i can totally empathize, since i crave risotto EVERYDAY! it's a primal pleasure, really, the combination of firm grains in a creamy sauce! :D

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  15. the cold cut platter is really value for money! i just can;t get enough of it:D

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  16. it's quite difficult to find decent salami and parma ham in supermarkets. they're usually frozen (eekkkss). used to be able to get them so easily in UK.

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  17. the desserts look lovely especially those super huge strawberries... yum yum

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  18. missyblurkit: yeah, for the quality and quantity on that platter, they certainly could have charged a higher price, heheh :D
    baby sumo: wow, i didn't realize that. i always figured that the butcher sections would offer the whole top-notch range. i really should scout the supermarkets more often =)
    eiling: yeps, the list of desserts here is rather short, but the two that we tried were terrific :D

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  19. That Cold Cuts Platter looks damn good ... making me hungry now and it's not even 10am yet!

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  20. pureglutton: cold cuts are good for breakfast! :D

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