5 Best Places for Porky Dishes in KL

5 Best Places for Porky Dishes in KL

Check out the best places for porky dishes in KL and PJ! Well, diet can start another day..
 

El Cerdo

5 Best Places for Porky Dishes in KL_El CerdoEl Cerdo specializes in home-cooked pork flavours from all over the world like Europe, the Caribbean and Mexico. This highly popular restaurant on Changkat Bukit Bintang is the result of perfected pork cooking that took 11 years in the making. If you could only have one dish, try their signature Oven Roasted Iberico Spare Ribs. El Cerdo often surprises its patrons with monthly delights, for example, this month’s delight – German style Bak Kut Teh with juicy Iberico ribs, belly, pork tail, potato dumpling, spaetzle and other pork varieties cooked to perfection with their secret recipe soup!

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ANTE

5 Best Places for Porky Dishes in KL_ANTEWinner of The “Best Place for Meat” category for the Time Out Kuala Lumpur Food Awards 2015 and shortlisted for two years running, ANTE takes pride in serving premier pork steak, namely The Chargrilled Pork Steak as its main attraction. ANTE currently has 2 outlets – one in One Utama Shopping Centre while another in Publika – serving select cut of pork steak, artisan smoked meats and other gourmet delicacies on the menu.

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Naughty Nuri’s 

5 Best Places for Porky Dishes in KL_Naughty Nuri'sWell known for its 1995 Signature BBQ Spare Ribs, Naughty Nuri’s has been winning hearts and stomachs of porky lovers. Its porky game is so strong that it now has 4 outlets at different parts of KL and PJ, including Desa Sri Hartamas, Subang, Life Centre, and Atria Shopping Gallery. Drop by Naughty Nuri’s on Sundays to eat-all-you-can for only RM49.90 per person from 11am – 3pm!

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Tonkatsu Anzu

5 Best Places for Porky Dishes in KL_Tonkatsu AnzuThe newly opened 40-seater Tonkatsu Anzu at ISETAN Lot 10 prides itself for using premium, aged pork sourced from Kyushu to ensure the pork cutlet achieves perfect flavour and tenderness. Its name Anzu or apricot in Japanese is inspired by the apricot trees in Fukutsu in Fukuoka prefecture. The pork cutlets are marinated for 7seven days and the limited Katsu sets are prepared with Gin-Jo-Pork which is handpicked by the Chief Chef himself.

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Sion Dining & Bar

5 Best Places for Porky Dishes in KL_Sion Dining & BarQuietly tucked away in Ara Damansara, Sion Dining and Bar is the prefect place for those who are looking for a quiet dining. The restaurant was headed by the Japanese chef Masamichi Shiomi who was originally born in Kyoto and raised in Osaka. Sion serves Iberico pork – Iberico is prized on its unique taste created in part by the aroma of sweet acorns that the pigs feed on. One of the most loved dishes by patrons is the Iberico Pork Hamburger – this 280g juicy pork patty comes with a tangy-sweet salsa sauce and tomatoes.

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5 Hidden Gem Restaurants in KL That Worth The Journey Travelled

5 Hidden Gem Restaurants in KL That Worth The Journey Travelled

These restaurants have unmarked entrances, or are discreetly hidden inside another establishment. Below we compiled a list of 5 hidden gem restaurants in KL and PJ from a hidden bistro with lush greenery to a Asian fusion delight hiding in plain sight beside a highway.

 


5 Hidden Gem Restaurants in KL That Worth The Journey Travelled_Mr WolfHere comes Mr Wolf when you drive along the LDP. Serving Asian fusion cuisine, Young chef Bryan Tan isn’t afraid to use bold combinations, with pairings like sous vide miso pork loin with apple coleslaw, and the crab ravioli with pickled mango and papaya salad gracing the menu. The bar, or as they would call it, the Wolf Den, is certainly no short of drink choices include the Bloodhound aka Bloody Mary.

 

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5 Hidden Gem Restaurants in KL That Worth The Journey Travelled_A'Roma Dinings

Nestled in a corner lot in Taman Paramount, a'Roma Dinings is a premium Italian cuisine restaurant, wine lounge and coffee bar. With the tagline of 'Bringing Italy to you', the team delights patrons with homemade pasta, imported Italian ham and cheeses, fine Italian and French wines. Don't forget to order their signature chocolate moussing, Semi Freddo di Cioccolato when you swing by!

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5 Hidden Gem Restaurants in KL That Worth The Journey Travelled_Vino Vino Bistro

Vino Vino Bistro, situated at a discreet destination in Phileo Damansara is not exactly a crowd magnet, but it merits a mention for its sticks of enjoyably crunchy chicken skin, both served on its own or wrapped around garlic, alongside plenty of other yakitori – chicken thigh, tail, cartilage, liver, heart, gizzard and a smattering of other meat skewers, like lamb, ox tongue and duck breast.

 

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5 Hidden Gem Restaurants in KL That Worth The Journey Travelled_Sion Dining

Quietly tucked away in Ara Damansara, Sion Dining and Bar is the prefect place for those who are looking for a quiet dining. The restaurant is headed by the Japanese chef Masamichi Shiomi. At Sion Dining, Masamichi leads the KL dining scene with his yoshoku cuisine, a Japanese-infused European cooking style. The chef delights his diners by redefining Western cuisine with Japanese touches.

 

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5 Hidden Gem Restaurants in KL That Worth The Journey Travelled_Bistro Richard Restaurant

A quiet little gem, amidst the limited F&B scene around KLPAC, this lakeside dining bistro has a little something for everyone. Red and white chequered tablecloths, solid wooden oak panels, all cosily lit by Tiffany stained-glass lamps, Bistro Richard offers a classic European menu, ideal for family-style dining as well as romantic dining.

 

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Sion Dining & Bar

Sion Dining & Bar, Dataran Ara Damansara, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

A hidden gem that offers surprises!

 

Quietly tucked away in Ara Damansara, Sion Dining and Bar is the prefect place for those who are looking for a quiet dining. The restaurant was headed by the Japanese chef Masamichi Shiomi. Originally born in Kyoto and raised in Osaka, Masamichi has spent some time to work in Papua New Guinea, where he was the chef to the Japanese ambassador, as well as Australia and Indonesia. Masamichi’s last culinary venture was Akane in Desa Sri Hartamas.

 

Sion Dining and Bar
Sion Dining and Bar

At Sion Dining and Bar, Masamichi leads the KL dining scene with his yoshoku cuisine, a Japanese-infused European cooking style. The chef delights his diners by redefining Western cuisine with Japanese touches. 

 

Masamichi is a certified Sommelier. Sommeliers are rare to find in Malaysia. Being a Sommelier is all about dining. Sommeliers must be able to recommend wine pairings with different entrees with ease. They would be able to tell where a wine is from and its basic characteristics by only blind tasting it. As a certified Sommelier, Masamichi will give you perfect answers to any wine-related questions.

 

Sion Dining and Bar
It is a no wonder the first thing you will see when you walk into Sion Dining and Bar is the walk-in wine cellar on your left.

You wouldn't find printed wine list at Sion Dining and Bar. Masamichi fills the shelves with his latest finds – sounds like finding a hidden gem – always a delightful surprise when you walk into the wine cellar.

 

Sion Dining & Bar
Classic. Guess the price? RM15900 for this bottle!

Sion Dining is dimly lit, with gigantic paintings of Marilyn Monroe hung on the walls and soft jazz music playing at the background. Seductively elegant settings indeed. It was a weekday night, Sion Dining is filled with tables of Japanese diners looking for authentic Japanese cuisines and a relax environment to hang out after work.

 

Sion Dining and Bar
A peek at Sion Dining and Bar

Sion Dining & Bar
A relaxing ambiance with good jazz music at Sion Dining.

The setting at Sion Dining is seductively elegant and the cooking is undeniably engaging. Sion Dining's menu is in both English and katakana (to cater the needs of Japanese patrons they serve). Flip through the menu and you will find interesting quotes like this "Alcohol is the anesthesia by which we endure the operation of life".

 

We started with Iberico Pork Salami – finely chopped pork shoulder and belly – and things went interesting from here on. Iberico is prized on its unique taste created in part by the aroma of sweet acorns that the pigs feed on. The traditional methods of production of this most spectacular of hams, along with the rigorous standards of the Denomination of Origin imposed on those who choose to farm the Iberico pigs are so strict that the resulting ham deserves its place alongside caviar, truffles and champagne in the upper echelons of cuisine.

 

Sion Dining & Bar
Salami (Iberico Pork) (RM28)
Sion Dining & Bar
Tako Ajillo (RM32)
Sion Dining & Bar
Garlic Shrimp (RM52)

Both Tako Ajillo and Garlic Shrimp are on the specials menu. The Tako Ajillo fills your mouth with carefully prepared octopus, black olives, mushrooms, sun-dried tomatoes and garlic in olive oil. The Garlic Shrimp is a good try with a robust taste of of garlic, olive oil and lemon juice.

 

Sion Dining & Bar
Iberico Park Hamburger (RM38)

Sion Dining & Bar
Gorgon Penne – Penne with Gorgonzola cheese sauce (RM32)

The Iberico Pork Hamburger is vastly welcome by the patrons. The 280g juicy pork patty comes with a tangy-sweet salsa sauce and tomatoes. We love the combination of the flavours. While for the Gorgon Penne with freshly crack black pepper, it is simple yet satisfying.

 

Sion Dining & Bar
Gyutan (ox tongue) stew (RM78)

The Gyutan Stew is a must-try if you visit Sion Dining. The ox tongue is simmered for 3 nights at low tempeartures. Chef Masamichi has taken large effort in preparing the red wine sauce as well; he made the sauce from scratch. Needless to say, the dish comes out great – the genereous cuts of ox tongue are so tender after the simmering that they melt in the mouth with a burst of robust red wine flaour. Heavenly taste. For a person that does not particularly flavour of "exotic parts", it's rare for me to recommend such dish and I am actually tempting to revisit Sion DIning just for this dish. 

 

All hail to Iberico and Gyutan Stew!

 


 

Sion Dining & Bar

 

B-1-16, 1st Floor,

Block B,

Jalan PJU 1A/20A,

Dataran Ara Damansara,

47301 Petaling Jaya, 

Selangor,

Malaysia.

 

 

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5 Best Japanese Bars in KL

5 Best Japanese Bars in KL

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Saké, shochu, Japanese-inspired cocktails, whisky and more, get the best drinking experience from the land of the rising sun at these Japanese bars in KL.

5 Best Japanese Bars in KL_IKK

Drop by TREC for an after-work drink at IKKI which specialises in crafted cocktail and artisanal whiskey. With haute-rustic decor, classic grandeur and rich colours, IKKI is the largest speakeasy bar that has over 200 types of liquor on their menu with a bigger collection on whisky, focusing on the Japanese kind. Their drinks are executed with flair to produce extraordinary combinations of flavours and fragrances. Saké cocktails are superb here.

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5 Best Japanese Bars in KL_Sion Dining & Bar

This is what happens when a Japanese chef who loves Spanish and Swiss cuisine opens a restaurant and bar. Experience the spirit of Sion Dining & Bar and enjoy the great ambiance and service offered. Since the opening of the restobar, it has been gaining strong support from Japanese patrons. Chef Masamichi Shiomi personally hand-picked wines for Sion Dining. Highly recommended to those who are looking for an intimate place for a drink and gathering.

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5 Best Japanese Bars in KL_Nobu Club Lounge

Nobu Club Lounge tailors one of the most scenic view, offering a stunning view of KL’s skyline from the floor-to-ceiling windows. Nobu Club Lounge stands out among the rest with their use of local ingredients and flavours. Some of the cocktails were made especially for KL such as the Mangosteen Calpico Martini (with pandan syrup). You can also have a sip of fruit saké infusions and cocktails but if you are up for the true Japanese way, the saké selection is not to be missed!

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5 Best Japanese Bars in KL_Vino Vino Bistro

Vino Vino Bistro is quietly tucked away at one of the alleys nearby Eastin Hotel PJ. Not many have noticed but it is a true hidden gem. Vino Vino Bistro carries around 1000 different brands of liquor, wine, shōchū and sake. Backed by Lim Chui the bottle shop, it is also the sole distributor in Malaysia for a number of exclusive Japanese shochus. If you pay a visit, you definitely have to try their Asian Flitini or Toyko Cosmo. Very intimate dining and drinking atmosphere here.

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5 Best Japanese Bars in KL_Hana Dining

If you are passing by Sunway Pyramid, you should stop and have a drink at Hana Dining + Sake Bar. They have pretty good range of Japanese Sake and Whisky. Other brands and beer on tap can be hunted in this area too. Recently Hana Dining + Sake Bar rolled out their first food pairing with sake event, one of the first to do so in KL. You will completely love their cozy feeling in this modern infuse Japanese concept.

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