One day I got a message from my partner asking me if I noticed a newly opened restaurant located at what used to be a foot reflexology center.
Eh? Am I not the one who is usually privy to such matters? Then I realized that I have not been passing by that area lately. So I went to investigate.
Ah! Crack Pork! I have read about it before when it was located at Kota Damansara. I was of course interested and delighted that they have moved closer to me hee...hee....
So a visit was imminent and I had lunch there one day. The menu (displayed outside the premises) obviously showcases roasted pork - siew yoke, porchetta and char siew served in a number of permutations with mantao, baguette, pasta or rice. I also noted beef meatballs and prawns too.
It was good that they serve coffee and I had the iced kopi o (RM5.00) with no sugar. For my meal I chose a salad with something I was unfamiliar with, porchetta, which I understand is Italian roasted pork.
But when my salad came, I was confused.
That looks like siew yoke does it not? What does porchetta look like? So I summoned the server. Is this porchetta or siew yoke? She maintained that it was porchetta and then decided to check with the kitchen.
When she returned, she informed me that they had made a mistake with my order and offered a replacement. But I told her that it was OK, I will come back another time for the porchetta, and to make sure I was correctly charged for siew yoke instead of porchetta (which cost RM1.00 more). After all, I could use this opportunity to taste their siew yoke.
The siew yoke was good, like what one would expect of a decent siew yoke. The salad (RM18.00) was lightly dressed and served with one whole egg. It was all right. Then came the very pleasant surprise.
The server brought me a sampling of porchetta served with a salsa verde to make up for the error in my order. I really appreciated the gesture and the sampling portion was quite a generous one.
Oh yes, the porchetta was very nice. Something different for me. It looked like siew yoke but with a layer of herbs. I guess this tickled my tastebuds more as I am so familiar with siew yoke and already had an excellent one over the weekend.
I would definitely return for the porchetta as I thought it was really good. I noted that a customer at the next table ordered char siew with mantao. I must get that too.
Now, where is the famous garam haram (bacon laced salt)? I did not see any. In fact I wanted to get a bottle to try. Since this is their soft opening (as I gathered from the server) perhaps (I hope) there will be garam haram for sale at a future date.