Thursday, November 13, 2014

Piggy Tail @ Telawi, Bangsar

Hightail it over to Piggy Tail, a Hong Kong & Malaysian collaboration that's heading into Bangsar this week; check out that striking storefront emblem - pink porcine posteriors might be the last thing that passers-by expect to see in Telawi. Pigs will fly!

 Piggy Tail specialises - as its name suggests - in pork & cocktails; it takes over the venue vacated by Foodtique, but the ownership remains essentially the same, with links to roasted meat brand Four Seasons in Subang's Empire Shopping Gallery.

Piggy Tail is still in its soft-launch stage; the menu isn't fully finalised (we hear pig ears are in the pipeline), but for now, come in a foursome to share this memorably massive sampling platter. Lust-worthy pork of epic proportions for Herculean appetites.

Pork knuckle, intestines, burger, sausages, chops, ribs (plus some beef to spare), a worthwhile order for RM238.

 The highlight: the roasted knuckle, resting on a bed of creamy mashed potatoes. It's the epitome of what an excellent knuckle can be, with irresistibly crispy skin enveloping irreproachably luscious flesh. Love, love, love.

We're smitten as well with Piggy Tail's pork burger, which boasts one of the thickest kitchen-made patties ever, juicier than expected & well-tuned in taste, topped with bacon & onion rings, with veggies & a nice balance of herbs at the base. Throw in a sunny-side-up & this would be even more pleasurable.

This is a bit of an acquired taste, but the pork intestines - transformed into flavoursome, compellingly textured sausages - are intriguing too. Note that Piggy Tail opens only during dinnertime this week, but by Monday, it'll likely launch for lunch everyday.

 Prefer the regular sort of sausages? Piggy Tail makes one with spices & the other with herbs, both sufficiently succulent. The sliced pork chop pales in comparison - enjoyable enough but perhaps not as distinctively delicious, cushioned with sauerkraut.

Folks in search of a good ribbing might like Piggy Tail's pork spare rib, with its bounteous balance of flesh & fat. The boneless beef rib on the side may be the odd man out on this platter, but it fits in pretty well with the protein-powered theme nonetheless.

 Some 20 cocktails will be unveiled on the official menu soon; we had one minty & another with Malibu (expect several to feature cute names like Mr Piggy). Kirin on tap is available too.

 This row on Telawi is now bustling with unabashedly porky places like El Meson & New Ban Lee; Piggy Tail has the potential to become a mainstay that keeps the hog-loving flag flying proud & high.

Piggy Tail
39, Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar Baru, Kuala Lumpur. Reservations: 010-288-9878 (Annie)


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32 comments:

  1. what a gigantic set!

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  2. Cute logo. Ooooo...the sampler!!! I'm in love!!! <3 <3 <3

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    1. Suituapui: heheh yeah I hope they'll retain the logo for as long as possible ☺ and yup, pork lovers like you will love this ☺

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  3. Gimme tat porkalicious platter!...but wat's the beef with boneless rib? =)

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    1. Ulric: heheh, it's a chunk beef rib, a bit gelatinous and a bit tendon-y, maybe similar in taste to, say, Tony Roma's ☺

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  4. With a name like that, we would definitely expect to see all things porky here. Hehe I was expecting to see flying pigs hanging from the ceilings... :P

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    1. Baby Sumo: heheh, ya, the name totally gives their menu away ☺ I love your idea for a more piggy ambiance inside ☺

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  5. I want the spare rib and pork knuckle, and maybe some siew yoke? Hehehe.

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    1. CK: heheh, ya, i hope they put siew yok and char siew on the menu someday :D

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  6. cute restaurant name loh~ haha

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    1. Happy walker: heheh, ya, catchy name :)

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  7. That seems to be the strip for pork lovers in the city.

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    1. The Yum List: yeah, it's nice to have that sort of diversity in bangsar :)

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  8. Wow! Looks really impressive! How as the intestine burger? pork knuckle looks small but crispy.. just the way I like it:)

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    1. Ciki: heheh, yeah, the pork knuckle was very satisfying... the skin was crisp and not too chewy :)

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  9. oops sorry i just re-read it. intestine (comma) burger.. LOL. ok ok... :P

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    1. Ciki: heheh, an intestine burger could also be something fun :D

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  10. Woah that is one piggy platter! The burger patties look impressive - this place is going to be a hit I think

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    1. YouHadYourLunch: yeah, they'll have porky hot dogs on the menu too complement the burgers soon! :D

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  11. I WANT THAT piggy burger! :D

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    1. Rebecca: heheh, the next time you're near bangsar village, you can grab it! :)

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  12. Wah, that burger, pretty hard to handle huh... LOL

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    1. Choi Yen: you'll definitely need a bigger mouth to eat that burger! :D

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  13. That mighty pork knuckle is standing proud...but looks a bit big for one person to devour (probably better suited for a 'caveman') :D Loving the pork intestines too!

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    1. Contact.ewew: heheh, yeah, that pork knuckle should be shared by four people, i think :) and yup, it's fun to see pork intestines on the menu here. apparently they have two main chefs in the kitchen, one who specialises in western fare and the other in chinese cuisine, and they combine their talents to create the dishes here :)

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  14. A cute name for this place, Sean! Are you on an animal mission or something? Cats, pigs, etc. Even if you are not, I am enjoying your posts! :)

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    1. Linda: thank you! and yes, i do love animal names for restaurants and cafes ... glad you noticed! :)

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    2. I used to manage a pet supply store (back in the 1990's) and we did not sell animals, only the supplies. I thought if I ever had the money and opened my own pet supply store I would like to call it "Fur, Feathers and Fins." Showing that I sell products for animals that have fur, feathers or fins. LOL! :)

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    3. Linda: thank you for sharing that fascinating bit of background. Fur, Feathers & Fins is a wonderful name ... i really love it, it's brilliant :)

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  15. Awesome recommendation. Pork knuckles were done well and the intestines are something different.. Spare part lovers sure like..

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    1. JoJo: thanks for letting me know you enjoyed this place, and i'm glad to hear it :)

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