Monday, August 3, 2015

Fork D World @ Damansara Perdana

A happy hangout with heaps of heart & helpings of hog: Fork D World (love the humour in the name) is helmed by peppy home-cook-turned-restaurateur Jo-Ann, who's enjoyed working in the kitchen ever since she was in primary school pinafores. Now she has a place of her own, whipping up honest comfort food with a heavy focus on pork produce (particularly bacon).

Here's the cookbook definition of 'guilty pleasure': Bacon Bombs (RM18), delivering a mini-explosion of gooey mozzarella wrapped in warm, bacon-blanketed crusty pastry, with a sweet current of brown sugar - the kind of billion-calorie side dish that would prove popular at a pizza parlour. Also made for mindless munching: Bacon Twists (RM18), featuring puff pastry sticks tangled with bacon & sharp cheddar, a savoury snack lightly spiced with cayenne pepper. Dieters should stop reading now.

Jo-Ann tackles fare from both West & East, including recipes she crafted herself & some from her grandmother. She likes deep, robust flavours, illustrated by her creamy-dreamy bolognese pasta, an Italian crowd-pleaser generously coated in minced pork, bacon chips & button mushrooms (RM20). If you prefer something more Malaysian, there's economy mee hoon with a porky twist of bacon strips, plus a really lovely, runny sunny-side-up & very tasty kitchen-made sambal (RM8).

The menu goes on & on - pork rendang pie with boiled eggs & potatoes (RM8), bacon eggplant parmigiana (RM18) & baked eggs in bacon cups (RM18), plus a few non-pork offerings like beef stroganoff (RM23), salmon pot pie (RM18) & grilled Aussie lamb loin (RM35). Expect daily specials to help spice up the week - perhaps Mum's Braised Pork Belly on Mondays, Granny's Yao Mei Rice on Wednesdays & Pork Biryani on Fridays. Wash down with Strongbow Elderflower or Honey cider (RM15).

Fork D World Bistro
D-G-3A, Ritze Perdana 1 Commercial Lot, Jalan PJU 8/2, Damansara Perdana, Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Mon-Fri: 11am-10pm; Sat: 9am-10pm. Tel: 03-7731-3827


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20 comments:

  1. It took me a few seconds to catch the name of the place, Sean, but I get it now! LOL! Yes, I do see the humour. :) It looks like a comfortable and interesting place with plenty of good food. :)

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    1. Linda: the name is cheeky but it's a good choice, i think! :) we weren't able to spend a long time here, but i think it'd be nice to linger :)

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  2. Anything wrapped in bacon....is wrapped in love! ;) But I hate how much the price of bacon has gone up over the years :(

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    1. Contact.ewew: yikes, yes, hates inflation! especially when our own wages aren't rising, yes....

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  3. Gee! What a name!!! Ooooo...bacon!!! Never mind what people say about pork fat or lard or whatever - I'd just tell them ' Fork D World'!!! :D :D :D

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    1. Suituapui: haha, yes, that's a nice comeback line to anyone who complains a lot about bacon or lard! :)

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  4. Haha clever play on words...:P Lots of nice, hearty dishes here ;)

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    1. Baby Sumo: there's a home-cooked, unpretentious feel to the food here :)

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  5. LOL, I like the name of this place!
    Bacon Bombs sounds so not very healthy, but I like! Hehehe.

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    1. CK: haha, ya, not healthy (except for the tomatoes and leaves on the plate, which my friend finished) :D

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  6. love the bacon.....arrrrrr .....FORK TO MY MOUTH....

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    1. Simple Person: with a spoonful of sambal! :D

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  7. Fork D Calories... I'm going here even if it makes my waistline big :P

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    1. Leo: fork d calories ... That could be a cool name for a restaurant too! :)

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  8. Bacon Bombs seem very appropriately named. :-)

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    1. The Yum List: yup, can't think of a better name for 'em :)

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  9. Runny sunny-side up on char bee hoon is a must!

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    1. Ken: a delicious duo, ya :D

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  10. There's a porn star with very similar name :X

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    1. KY: ooo ... though not likely the inspiration for this restaurant :)

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