Tery Pork Cafe

July 3, 2012

Pursuing pork in a commercial complex we rarely venture into: Southgate's Tery Pork Cafe, a no-frills eatery with a catchy name that completely explains its raison d'etre.

Possibly KL's cheapest parma ham recipe, partnered with organic rock melon for RM13.90+. Sure, it's not as lavish as what El Cerdo serves, but the meat tastes perfectly OK.

Noodles with pork shoulder slices and fried egg (RM10.90+). Our favorite for the evening; break the runny yolk, mix it with the slick, slippery noodles, then scoop some up with a slice of succulent pork. It's paradise on the tip of your fork.

Braised pork tortilla wraps (RM11.90+). A bit fast food-ish, but considering the price, not a rip-off. Kids will almost certainly relish this one.

Bacon-wrapped ribs, perhaps Tery's most expensive item at RM38+. Thick chunks of flavorsome pork that contain both tender flesh and melt-in-the-mouth fat, swimming in savory gravy.

Roast pork minestrone soup. Another bargain, at RM5.90+, though there are merely tiny morsels of soft-textured pork _ reminiscent of ham _ in this tangy broth.

Minced pork burger with streaky bacon (RM11.90+). Alas, instead of a pork patty, this burger only features a thin layer of minced pork beneath the cheese. Thankfully, there are shreds of streaky bacon to help dial up the flavor.

A small selection of beer is available, all the way through 10 p.m. Tery Pork also has a branch at Kuchai Entrepreneur Park.

Bonus porky place: a short stop at Morganfield's at Pavilion.
Main entry on Morganfield's: August 1, 2011.

Here's what popped up on Morganfield's menu this month: Oriental roast pork belly! Meaty and flavorful (though some might say it should be less salty), with a top that's crispier than expected.

Bacon-wrapped pork balls, too sinful to justify, considering this was a supper snack.

Feeling fruity: Peach Margarita and Lychee Martini.

Lynchburg Lemonade and strawberry milkshake.

Tery Pork Cafe,
Southgate Commercial Center, Jalan Dua, Kuala Lumpur.
Pavilion, Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur.