Naked In The Sky @ Melbourne & Boathouse @ One City Subang Skypark

August 16, 2014

Pork & booze with a view, the speciality of Melbourne rooftop hangout Naked In The Sky, where a winsome open terrace affords a far-reaching, picturesque view of the landscape.

From supremely succulent, sticky-sweet pork ribs in quince sherry vinegar ($9, for finger-staining, lip-smacking pleasure) to free-range ham & house-made chorizo, Naked's menu is all dressed up for pursuers of pork.

French prunes soaked unabashedly in Armagnac might seem a bit pricey at $3 a pop, but they're too tasty to resist.

Satan's Vodka, with different options infused with the likes of chilli & cherry, opium & rose, plus figs.

Naked In The Sky is an extension of a street-level restaurant & bar with an equally catchy name, Naked For Satan.

Returning to Malaysia, here's perhaps the closest equivalent to fittingly share this entry: Boathouse opened its second outlet this year, spreading its wings from its long-enduring venue in Taman Tun Dr Ismail to a new perch on the One City complex's 10th-floor Skypark rooftop in Subang.

Porky recipes hog the limelight here too, from the house special of 400 grams of spare ribs (RM29 for 4-5 pieces) marinated overnight in Paulaner wheat beer & served with coleslaw ...

... to what the menu calls 'pig's balls & skin' (RM26), featuring 'balls' of minced meat & ham wrapped in a 'skin' of streaky bacon, shallow-fried till they're crispy outside & tender at the centre, served with a 'boat' saucer of apple-infused Guinness sauce.

And of course, there's plenty of beer to partner with the meat. RM29 for the Johann Auer (500ml bottle).

Pleasant memories here; it'd be nice to have more wide-open spaces like this in the Klang Valley, both on land & in the sky.

Naked In The Sky
285 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy, Melbourne

Sky Park, One City, Jalan USJ 25/1, Subang Jaya, Selangor

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