Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Tery Pork Cafe


Pursuing pork in a commercial complex we rarely venture into: Southgate's Tery Pork Cafe, a no-frills eatery with a catchy name that completely explains its raison d'etre.

Possibly KL's cheapest parma ham recipe, partnered with organic rock melon for RM13.90+. Sure, it's not as lavish as what El Cerdo serves, but the meat tastes perfectly OK.

Noodles with pork shoulder slices and fried egg (RM10.90+). Our favorite for the evening; break the runny yolk, mix it with the slick, slippery noodles, then scoop some up with a slice of succulent pork. It's paradise on the tip of your fork.

Braised pork tortilla wraps (RM11.90+). A bit fast food-ish, but considering the price, not a rip-off. Kids will almost certainly relish this one.

Bacon-wrapped ribs, perhaps Tery's most expensive item at RM38+. Thick chunks of flavorsome pork that contain both tender flesh and melt-in-the-mouth fat, swimming in savory gravy.

Roast pork minestrone soup. Another bargain, at RM5.90+, though there are merely tiny morsels of soft-textured pork _ reminiscent of ham _ in this tangy broth.

Minced pork burger with streaky bacon (RM11.90+). Alas, instead of a pork patty, this burger only features a thin layer of minced pork beneath the cheese. Thankfully, there are shreds of streaky bacon to help dial up the flavor.

A small selection of beer is available, all the way through 10 p.m. Tery Pork also has a branch at Kuchai Entrepreneur Park.

Bonus porky place: a short stop at Morganfield's at Pavilion.
Main entry on Morganfield's: August 1, 2011.

Here's what popped up on Morganfield's menu this month: Oriental roast pork belly! Meaty and flavorful (though some might say it should be less salty), with a top that's crispier than expected.

Bacon-wrapped pork balls, too sinful to justify, considering this was a supper snack.

Feeling fruity: Peach Margarita and Lychee Martini.

Lynchburg Lemonade and strawberry milkshake.

Tery Pork Cafe,
Southgate Commercial Center, Jalan Dua, Kuala Lumpur.
Morganfield's,
Pavilion, Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur.
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31 comments:

  1. Wah what brings you to Southgate? Not much to do there right?

    Parma ham and rock melon is a classic (but excellent) combo :)

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    1. Baby Sumo: oh, i drive past southgate at least once a week, since it's one of my routes heading home from the city. ya, there aren't many eateries here that we'd wanna visit. it's mainly the usual outlets: sushi king, subway, pappa rich =)
      yup, i like the ham-melon combo too, but it often feels kinda pricey elsewhere. RM15 here seemed like a nice bargain :D

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  2. One of my fav places after badminton...gotta recharge n re-energise the body with some porky goodness...haha =)

    Btw...they have a branch in Kuchai Lama :)

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    1. Ulric: oooh, at least after all the exercise from the badminton, you can indulge guilt-free in porky pleasure! I have no such excuse, heh =) oh ya, I've not been to the kuchai branch. I understand it's bigger and it even has a karaoke section :D

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  3. hey the Tery Pork cafe does have the cheapest parma ham in town. I think i've never seen those prices anywhere so far! Good to know that there's still hope for an affordable porky meal there.

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    1. Eiling: ya, the parma ham here is probably half the price of what it might cost at most italian restaurants in KL. but i guess this is a more of a casual dining place, so the prices can't be too steep =)

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  4. You dine in Pavilion quite often huh? Any particular eateries that you really like?

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    1. Smitten By Food: ooh, if i had to choose three, then probably spasso milano, market hall and weissbrau =)

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  5. was at Morganfields last Friday to celebrate sensei's birthday after class. funny, i must have missed out those stuffs from the menu..

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    1. Jeffrey: oh, the roast pork belly is a promotional item that's being offered these few weeks, while the bacon-wrapped meatballs are on the a la carte menu =)

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  6. My colleague was raving about Tery Pork just last week. Now I want that bacon wrapped ribs...

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    1. Bangsar Babe: maybe this is a chance for a get-together meal with your office colleagues at tery pork, for ribs and more =)

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  7. Hmm... Not sure they are related or not, but there another outlet in Kuchai Lama Entrepreneur Park with the same name! I have yet to try them though...

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    1. Chong: oh yeah, they're both under the same ownership, though i think there might be slight differences in the menu. i've actually never eaten at kuchai park, ever =)

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  8. hmmm the price seems reasonable ..
    I want the pork ribs wrap with bacon .. drool...

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    1. Simple Person: yeah, the prices here will please a lot of people. and the food is mostly pleasing too! :D

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  9. oh lordy... I'm bombarded with too many pictures of pork!!! :P HAHAH been having too much pork this few days!!

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    1. Vien: hahah, the best cure for a pork overdose is having nothing but desserts for the next few days! :D

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  10. The food in Tery Pork sounds nice and with reasonable price.
    Hmmm should we go? Anything else in Southgate worth to visit? :P

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    1. CK: yeah, i think this is worth visiting if you're on your way home from work and stuck in the jam. there are also two coffee outlets at southgate, i think: pacific coffee and juzviet coffee, which serves vietnamese coffee =)

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  11. Noodles with pork is actually a really great combo that doesn't get enough attention! One of my favourite instant noodle recipes is made with stewed pork chops.. :D

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    1. Drops of Contentment: true, i think it's been a really long time since i last had a nice, simple bowl of chinese noodles with pork. i think i'd like mine with braised pork belly, heh :D

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  12. Noodles with pork shoulder slices and fried egg looks good. The meat looks juicy! Hmm...price is quite affordable!

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    1. Melissa: yeah, the egg was a nice touch that helped to elevate the recipe :D and ya, let's hope they'll continue to keep the prices here as low as profitably possible =)

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  13. I know you said it would be a kid pleaser but the porky tortilla looks good.

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    1. The Yum List: heheh, for kids of all ages then! :D

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  14. I seem to be missing out on the food scene in pavilion. didn't know that morganfield's exist!

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    1. Michelle: it's one of the few western pork paradises in pavilion :D

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  15. That's a good buy for the Parma Ham and its convenient enough for our happy hour since we kinda pass that SouthGate if we skip the not so Smart Tunnel at peak hours:P

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    1. Missyblurkit: ya, i liked the parma ham bargain too. oooh, i usually use the MEX highway to get out of the city from tun razak, so ya, i only pass southgate if it's late and the jam has cleared :D

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  16. How much are the pork burgers? Worth the price?

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