Once upon a time, in a fat away land, lived a family of pigs, whom we shall arbitrarilly name ...THE PIGS. Which reminds me of a joke, that is only funny told in Bahasa Melayu. "Kenapa anak babi, bila jalan ikut mak nya, kepala tunduk?" (why is it piglets, when walking behind their mother pig, walk with their heads bowed). Answer: Sebab diorang malu maknya babi. (cos they're ashamed their mother is a pig). You see, pigs aren't abhored in all cultures and religions, in fact, are placed rather highly in some. A pig is one of the animals in the chinese zodiac, right up there with the mighty dragon, and tiger, whilst in Orwell's animal farm, the pigs led the revolution. But I digress from the story of the Pig Family.
So yes, we all know the story of the 3 Lil Pigs, and how the two lazy brothers built houses from wood and straw respectively, whilst brother no 3, the over achiever and probably went to Oxford, (like the sausages), built a house of bricks, which prevented them from being eaten by the nemesis, the BIG BAD WOLF. Give the big guy a break, it's in his DNA to eat pig, not salad, so one can HARDLY blame him. Actually, some of our blogging friends are like that too, I might add...it's in our DNA to zero in on the pig. And salads, what a load of tosh.
Unlike the Big Bad Wolf, we didn't have to don on sheep's clothing to get our three little pigs. Now in case I have totally confused you, THE THREE LITTLE PIGS AND BIG BAD WOLF is the newest F&B establishment to open in Bangsar Village 1. Located where D'lish, and Country Farm Organics used to be, you really can't miss it if you enter via the open air carpark into BV1. Alternatively you can access it via the Village Grocer. As the name suggests, ....it's everything non kosher.
By day, the place is THE THREE LITTLE PIGS, and by night, the place is miraculously transformed to the BIG BAD WOLF, and wine racks that were invisible in the day, appear out of nowhere. What a marvellous idea.
The invitation came from David Choong, part shareholder, and also proprietor of THE MEAT EXPERTS, and we were entertained by the very sweet Inggrid, who is also one of the co-owners. They offer a range of imported beers, like the two shown above, Little Creatures, Crown Lager, etc.
There is a cosy waiting area, which looks like an ideal place to chill and play board games, actually.
This is the wine area I mentioned, that miraculously disappears in the day, like Dracula.
A lovely outdoor area as well, which is ideal for those who huff and puff...and blow the house down.
The bar area, and there looks like there's going to be beers on tap, but alas, my favourite dark nectar, guinness, does not seem to be a featured draught.
We start off with the Garlic Caramelized Roast Pork, RM15, which is absolutely sinful. Bits of fatty roast pork, (this was probably from the lil pig who made his house from straw, and proceeded to sip martinis by the pool side and never exercised), in a lovely sweetish sauce and generous heap of garlic.
Our token non pork starter, garlic mushrooms, which were sauteed just right, leaving a nice crunch still on these white button mushrooms. RM15 for this too.
Pork Drumsticks, (no, unlike chicken drumsticks, these are not part of a pig's anatomy, but deconstructed and reconstructed to resemble the fowl version), which are so convenient to eat. Could have done with a little less salt, or the big bad wolf might end up with hypertension. RM13.
Pork Kebabs, RM22. Not exactly my favourite, because it is adulterated by too many non pork items, such as mushrooms, onions, and tomatoes, making it almost healthy, with a couple of cubes of pork.
Sweet Carrot Bacon Soup, (RM15) which I swear was a pumpkin in disguise. Delicious, naturally creamy and very easy to drink. Almost wholesome.
Now, this is my kind of salad. Bacon, with a hint of greens. Crispy bacon and asparagus salad, RM22. Absolutely no complaints here, except for the rich dressing, which kind of made it not so healthy.
This salad, grilled pork salad, is definitely made from the hardworking overachiever little pig who went to Oxford, and probably spent his spare time working out in the gym. Very lean, and totally not my kind of dish. RM22. Afterall eating lean pork is like eating....Hainanese chicken rice with white rice and no skin.
Wild Mushroom Soup. To be HONEST, I don't know if the naming of this dish in establishments all around KL, refers to Wild Mushrooms, or Wild "Mushroom Soup", ..a soup that's wild. I would seriously have my doubts about eating random wild mushrooms, as I heard from a doctor friend of mine in Sydney that mainland Chinese have been harvesting "wild mushrooms" that are neither magical, nor edible, and end up, well, dying, basically.
Wild or not, the soup is satisfying and tasty, and for RM15, very reasonable.
Almost as if an afterthought, we suddenly realised we missed the all important cold cuts platter, RM59, which has parma, serrano, salami, chorizo and olives. Being ever the health conscious one, I single handedly polished off all the olives. After all, olive oil is good for you.
A pasta called Alien Invasion. Well, they're nothing if not imaginative with their nomenclature of dishes. Why Alien Invasion? Well, I have no idea. But if you like creamy meaty cheesy pastas, then this is your dish.
Oh, did I say cheesy creamy meaty just then? Well, add eggy to this...The Wolf's Favourite, basically a carbonara with a poached egg, with yolks that ooze out. I love these creamy pastas, but could never eat a whole one by myself.
Piggy Bolognaise - the least rich of the three we had. I could finish this, I guess.
The Mighty Piggy Burger, a yummy pork patty with a fried egg. I think it should be gazetted in Parliament that all burgers MUST come with fried egg. I love burgers with fried eggs.
Piggies Rolling In Mud. Charming name, but actually a pork chop in Japanese Curry Sauce. Well, unless you're a fan of that Japanese curry, which is sweetish, and thick, ...For me personally, my least favourite.
Glazed BBQ Pork Ribs, RM59, tender falling off the bone, in a barbecue sauce that is tangy and sweet. My only comment was that the sides, after being left out awhile, were a bit dry, but the main parts from the bone, when freshly cooked, are absolutely porkilicious.
Roast Porky Fried Rice RM19...Yummy, one of my favourites. Japanese rice, almost like a risotto, but not as soggy, with lovely chunks of roast pork.
Check out their breakfast menu..... I must come back for this.
Deep fried Mars Bar...
A post on Facebook solicited a LOT of comments about how sinfully unhealthy this must be. But it's no worse than your regular deep fried stuff I reckon. However, to me, its more a novelty than an actual dessert, and taste wise, not my cup of tea.
I'm glad I met no wolves on the way back, after being stuff with so much pig.
Three Little Pigs & The Big Bad Wolf
Lot G1A, Ground Floor, Bangsar Village
1 Jalan Telawi Satu, Bangsar Baru
59100 Kuala Lumpur