Saturday, August 16, 2014

Naked In The Sky @ Melbourne & Boathouse @ One City Subang Skypark

Pork & booze with a view, the speciality of Melbourne rooftop hangout Naked In The Sky, where a winsome open terrace affords a far-reaching, picturesque view of the landscape.

From supremely succulent, sticky-sweet pork ribs in quince sherry vinegar ($9, for finger-staining, lip-smacking pleasure) to free-range ham & house-made chorizo, Naked's menu is all dressed up for pursuers of pork.

French prunes soaked unabashedly in Armagnac might seem a bit pricey at $3 a pop, but they're too tasty to resist.

Satan's Vodka, with different options infused with the likes of chilli & cherry, opium & rose, plus figs.

Naked In The Sky is an extension of a street-level restaurant & bar with an equally catchy name, Naked For Satan.

Returning to Malaysia, here's perhaps the closest equivalent to fittingly share this entry: Boathouse opened its second outlet this year, spreading its wings from its long-enduring venue in Taman Tun Dr Ismail to a new perch on the One City complex's 10th-floor Skypark rooftop in Subang.

Porky recipes hog the limelight here too, from the house special of 400 grams of spare ribs (RM29 for 4-5 pieces) marinated overnight in Paulaner wheat beer & served with coleslaw ...

... to what the menu calls 'pig's balls & skin' (RM26), featuring 'balls' of minced meat & ham wrapped in a 'skin' of streaky bacon, shallow-fried till they're crispy outside & tender at the centre, served with a 'boat' saucer of apple-infused Guinness sauce.

And of course, there's plenty of beer to partner with the meat. RM29 for the Johann Auer (500ml bottle).

Pleasant memories here; it'd be nice to have more wide-open spaces like this in the Klang Valley, both on land & in the sky.

Naked In The Sky
285 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy, Melbourne

Sky Park, One City, Jalan USJ 25/1, Subang Jaya, Selangor

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  1. Good grief!!! Those pork ribs look absolutely stunning! Muahahahahaha!!! Pig's balls and skin! That name is so hilarious!!!! Sure doesn't leave anything to the imagination. Ummmm...have to go naked to eat there? Can't do that in Penang. Hehehehehehe!!!!

    1. Suituapui: yeah, those ribs were a sight to behold ... pretty awesome :D and it's always cool when restaurants create fun names for their recipes :) heheh, well, neither of us is in penang right now :D

  2. wow, this looks awesome again! =D

    1. Happy walker: glad you liked reading this :)

  3. What gorgeous views, Sean!!! I love the clouds and sky!

    1. Linda: restaurants with a view are the best! :)

  4. Naked in the sky?! No need to go until so far la LOL :p

    1. Ken: the sky's the limit :)

  5. That sticky-sweet pork rib looks yummy, make me hungry now!

    1. CK: heheh, ya, happy that we ordered that one :D