Naughty Babe Dirty Duck @ Desa Sri Hartamas

April 8, 2014

A punchy name & a massively meaty menu hold the key to inevitable notoriety & potential prosperity for this Hartamas newbie.

Pigs & ducks hog the limelight throughout both the restaurant's setting & the kitchen's selection; it's a cool, clever look for a casual neighbourhood nook, certainly a notch or two above the average pub, hamstrung only by a schizophrenic soundtrack that careens from Atlantic Starr to The Killers.

Naughty Babe Dirty Duck seeks to specialise in grilled pork ribs; half a slab here turns out to be stunningly humongous, more than sufficient for two to share & costing only RM38 before taxes.

Reasonably tender & fairly flavoursome; a porky pleasure with terrifically tasty accompaniments of tomato salsa & spicy sauce. Customers can also order more expensive Iberico loin ribs if they're willing to splurge.

Signature 'Dirty Duck' (RM32), featuring duck leg confit with deliciously crisp skin & not-too-dry flesh. One of the nice things about Naughty Babe Dirty Duck is that the sides for its main courses are surprising: this one comes with zucchini & sauteed yam laced with pork bacon.

Other attractions include a hearty char-broiled Sakura pork chop (worthwhile for RM28, though a tad on the tough side) with sweet potatoes, broccoli & what was meant to be cranberry sauce but tasted like mushroom sauce.

The pork burger's not bad (though a sunny-side-up might make it more enjoyable), with a juicy patty that proved thicker than expected. RM21. But what's really addictive on this plate ...

... is the hot-stuff mix of sweet potato fries (increasingly popular in the Klang Valley) & French fries; we'd happily eat an entire bucket of these freshly fried, crazy-crisp, insanely flavourful fries.

A bottle of Chilean Merlot clocks in at below RM100 here, poised to be a pleasant partner for the rest of this restaurant's unique offerings, which range from pork-&-duck soup to duck leg stuffed with turkey ham & pork bacon.

Naughty Babe Dirty Duck is currently open 4pm-1am daily but is likely to start operating from lunchtime next week.

Naughty Babe Dirty Duck Hot Stuff
42, Jalan 25/70A, Desa Sri Hartamas, Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-6211-9966 (a possibly unreliable number for now)

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