After my first visit to Crack Pork@Damansara Uptown, I decided to return for something else. It turned out to be a disappointment.
The coffee was diluted.
And the only thing I enjoyed from this plate of Char Siew with Mantou was the mantou and the salad. The char siew tasted like it was seasoned with sauce that came out of a bottle (reminded me of Lee Kum Kee's BBQ sauce). It was nothing like the sort of char siew that one would expect. So I know that the char siew here is to be avoided.
But based on my good impression of the porchetta, I decided to return for dinner with my partner on our date night.
We ordered a Honey Lemon to share. It was good.
Our appetizer - Quail. We had a giggle when it came to the table. It reminded us of our experience at Tang Room@The Starling. This quail was well seasoned and we were pleased with it. I loved the chili sambal that came with it.
Upon the chef's recommendation, I went for the Pork Chops. I thought it was brilliant. Well seasoned, crusty on the outside and tender and juicy on the inside. This item is apparently not on the menu but I think it should be. Best pork chop I have ever eaten.
The side salad was pretty decent. I felt that the potato salad was too heavily dressed with mayonnaise. The pork chops went really well with the side serving of mustard. Loved this dish a lot!
Unfortunately, the kitchen missed out my partner's order of Pasta with Porchetta. We had to remind the server and then the chef (when he popped out of the kitchen). Luckily my partner was in an agreeable mood.
To make up for the delay, the chef promised my partner extra porchetta. However, when we made the order, we specified "no cheese" as my partner dislikes cheese. We should have reminded the chef. It came with cheese but my partner ate the pasta anyway since he was very hungry by then.
I hope that Crack Pork smooths out such teething issues as forgetting an order (and not fulfilling specific request) is something quite unacceptable.