Eat Drink KL: The Meat Experts @ Hartamas Shopping Center

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

The Meat Experts @ Hartamas Shopping Center

A shopping mall haven for pork-lovers, with artery-clogging recipes galore.

Cold cut platter of culatello (the most prized variety of prosciutto, made from heavier pigs), prosciutto di parma, porchetta, napoli salami & salchichon iberico bellota. Excellent, but should have been served with melon to accompany the meat.

Warm bacon and walnut salad, with green coral, sliced parmesan cheese, sweet balsamic vinaigrette and extra virgin olive oil. If you dislike healthy salads, then choose this one _ the bacon negates the benefits of everything else.

Roast pork pasta. The roast pork was sensational, with spectacularly juicy meat and crispy skin. But the spaghetti was bland and bordered on soggy.

BBQ Pork Ribs and Roasted Chicken. The ribs were wonderfully tender and smoky, but the chicken was forgettable.

Pork sausages and smoked bacon. The sausages were dry and overcooked; the bacon was too salty for our liking.

Roast duck. The outlet owners said this was imported from Bayswater. It was OK, but tasted more like the Malaysian variant at the Four Seasons in Capsquare.

Char siew. Also supposedly flown in from London (?!?). Sweet, sticky & succulent.

Roasted pork knuckle. Not the best in town, but no real complaints.

Franziskaner. A light, smooth German wheat beer. Went well with the food.

The Meat Experts,
Hartamas Shopping Centre.