Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Naughty Babe Dirty Duck @ Desa Sri Hartamas

A punchy name & a massively meaty menu hold the key to inevitable notoriety & potential prosperity for this Hartamas newbie.

Pigs & ducks hog the limelight throughout both the restaurant's setting & the kitchen's selection; it's a cool, clever look for a casual neighbourhood nook, certainly a notch or two above the average pub, hamstrung only by a schizophrenic soundtrack that careens from Atlantic Starr to The Killers.

Naughty Babe Dirty Duck seeks to specialise in grilled pork ribs; half a slab here turns out to be stunningly humongous, more than sufficient for two to share & costing only RM38 before taxes.

Reasonably tender & fairly flavoursome; a porky pleasure with terrifically tasty accompaniments of tomato salsa & spicy sauce. Customers can also order more expensive Iberico loin ribs if they're willing to splurge.

Signature 'Dirty Duck' (RM32), featuring duck leg confit with deliciously crisp skin & not-too-dry flesh. One of the nice things about Naughty Babe Dirty Duck is that the sides for its main courses are surprising: this one comes with zucchini & sauteed yam laced with pork bacon.

Other attractions include a hearty char-broiled Sakura pork chop (worthwhile for RM28, though a tad on the tough side) with sweet potatoes, broccoli & what was meant to be cranberry sauce but tasted like mushroom sauce.

The pork burger's not bad (though a sunny-side-up might make it more enjoyable), with a juicy patty that proved thicker than expected. RM21. But what's really addictive on this plate ...

... is the hot-stuff mix of sweet potato fries (increasingly popular in the Klang Valley) & French fries; we'd happily eat an entire bucket of these freshly fried, crazy-crisp, insanely flavourful fries.

A bottle of Chilean Merlot clocks in at below RM100 here, poised to be a pleasant partner for the rest of this restaurant's unique offerings, which range from pork-&-duck soup to duck leg stuffed with turkey ham & pork bacon.

Naughty Babe Dirty Duck is currently open 4pm-1am daily but is likely to start operating from lunchtime next week.

Naughty Babe Dirty Duck Hot Stuff
42, Jalan 25/70A, Desa Sri Hartamas, Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-6211-9966 (a possibly unreliable number for now)


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23 comments:

  1. Oooooo....I would love this place!!! Slurpssss!!!! Interesting name - Babe, as in the movie...and Dirty rhymes with Duck. Nice, very nice. Donald or Daffy would be rather cliche, I would think.

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    1. Suituapui: oh yeah, i think Babe's probably the piggy movie reference, while Dirty Duck would likely be alluding to the eatery in Bali :)

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  2. When I first saw the title here I thought it was something like out of an X-rated movie. LOL! The ribs...wow! Very interesting place, Sean.

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    1. Linda: heheh, yeah, the outlet's name will totally raise eyebrows :) i love good pork ribs :)

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    2. I also love duck, and would definitely enjoy it.

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    3. Linda: yep, duck is such a flavourful option :)

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  3. The price of that huge portion ribs really surprised me! Also the side of yam definitely more welcome!

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    1. Choi Yen: true, the size of the ribs amazed us. totally unexpected :) and we enjoyed having yam instead of potatoes for the side :)

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  4. the pork ribs's price is just too generous! thx boss!! =)

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    1. 小乱: you're welcome! yeah, i hope they manage to maintain the size, the quality and the price for the ribs! :)

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  5. Waht a mouthful!
    A friend liked their FB page and i saw so i went over to check out the page. There was absolutely no info on what's the outlet about then. Well, thks to you, now we know! :)

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    1. Rebecca: oh yes, this place is quite mysterious, it suddenly popped up and i have no idea who owns it, heheh :)

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  6. I like the name- Dirty Duck lol, reasonable prices, great environment too

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    1. Ken: haha, yeah, cute name :) true, the ambiance is relaxed and chilled-out, the prices are pleasant :)

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  7. The grilled pork ribs is super duper big, I know where to look for when I'm craving for pork ribs now, lol;p

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    1. 比比: ya, i think it's safe to recommend this place for customers who want a big meal of big ribs! :)

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  8. The humongous half-slab n Sakura pork chop...*drools*...I especially like their pairing with the unique sides =)

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    1. Ulric: yeah, so much pork here and so hearty :) and ya, definitely appreciate the effort they took to think of interesting sides. love sweet potatoes, and they're high in beta-carotene, heheh :)

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  9. My two favourite meats! Pinning this for a visit when I'm back :)

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    1. Elaine: true, pork and duck both place very high on my enjoyment scale too! :) this part of hartamas should be familiar territory for you! hope your return trip will be soon :)

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  10. I'm eying on that slab of grilled pork rib lor....
    Price indeed affordable for that size!

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    1. Melissa: ya, i think that slab of pork ribs could even be shared by four light eaters! :)

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  11. this place was terrible ... we tried it assuming it was a copy of the two bali places, Naughty Nuris and Dirty Duck ... it seems to be but at MUCH LOWER quality ... beware, the ribs are boiled first, warmed on the grill and then slabbed with overly sweet BBQ sauce ... for people who know BBQ, you will not enjoy. the nacho chips had cheese from a can on them ...

    i have to admit others around us seemed happy, i am assuming they didn't know the difference between cheap and good ... sad, hartamas needs some good food, we hoped, but this is not it.

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