Naughty Nuri's KL @ Desa Sri Hartamas

December 9, 2014

Bali's best-loved pork ribs have burst into KL this week, brought into Sri Hartamas by a family of Malaysian F&B entrepreneurs who've won the endorsement of the Indonesian owners of Naughty Nuri's original warung.

Naughty Nuri's in Bali calls itself 'a funky street-side food haven' with 'wicked ribs' & 'brutal martinis' - this breezily casual Hartamas spin-off, where patrons are welcomed with the service team's cries of 'oink, oink,' could earn that exact description.

Let's start with what's most important: The signature char-grilled ribs work hard to live up to the legend of Ubud - marvellously tender (use your fingers to peel the flesh effortlessly off the bone), coated in a flavoursome, sticky-savoury-sweet BBQ sauce & coupled with a spicy chilli dressing. At RM39 for a slab that two or three customers can share, Naughty Nuri's ribs - formulated with the Bali recipe - will be a smash hit. Only 100-plus slabs are currently available everyday, so head here early.

We're also fans of Naughty Nuri's Makassar-inspired pork rib soup, with the caveman-chunky, succulent meat seared & stewed with Balinese spices, soaked with garlic toast that ultimately becomes softly infused with the broth's comfort-food flavours, reminiscent of Chinese home-style peanut soup. RM21.80.

The soft-launch selection is a work in progress - 'babi guling' should be available within two weeks - but even now, there's no shortage of pork; Naughty Nuri's salads are not spared from the hog, served with roast pork belly, crispy pork skin croutons, brie, tomatoes, hard-boiled egg & pork-flavoured apple vinaigrette. RM24.80.

 Indonesian-style nasi goreng with sliced pork (RM18) - fried noodles are also available. 

Spam fries with chilli mayo (RM18); other current offerings here include fried chicken wings tossed in whisky sauce (RM19.90) & sausage platters (RM35). Newsflash: No 'bebek goreng' will be served at Naughty Nuri's KL.

Naughty Nuri's notorious 'shake, shake, shake' martinis - Bourdain-approved in Bali - served with a song & dance.

Attractions include the 'Senget' Martini (RM35; gin, vodka, dry vermouth), Ginger Jams Martini (RM28; with lemongrass essence) & Bunga Kantan Lychee Mojito (RM26), though the ultimate highlight might be a RM150 Caviartini with sturgeon roe,

Naughty Nuri's KL
2, Jalan 20/70A, Desa Sri Hartamas, Kuala Lumpur. 
Beside Bricks & Barrels. Daily, 5pm-1am.

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