Monday, April 02, 2018

Meat The Porkers

I have to say I love the name....Inspired of course by the movie Meet the Fokkers..Well, the last time I came to this establishment it was known as Fiercer (The sister of Fierce Curry House in Bangsar, ..why sister? Cos they're Fiercer), and I had their legendary Lobster Biryani.  Somewhere along the way, they changed the name, presumably to dissociate from Fierce (which is pork free), and went the route of the porcine path.  Now interestingly enough, pork is never really a very big thing in Indian cuisine, but however, apparently this trend is reversing, and all over India pork restaurants are sprouting up, according the the ebullient, effervescent owner, Herukh.

We were invited (thanks to Pure Glutton for the invite) to sample their new wraps menu, a kind of Mexindian fusion, using tortilla wraps inspired by Kati Rolls, a traditional wrap but not using tortillas.  Actually, the combinations unsurprisingly work well, as really, you're just substituting the wraps with tortillas, which is probably a distant cousin of nan.

Pork 65 Tacos...Apparently the 65 comes from the year that this particular concoction was born, and its not restricted to pork, there's also chicken 65, so 65 is actually a noun like tandoori or butter...

Butter Chicken Tacos, (RM30) I said, it's hardly suprising that this combination works.  You can't really go wrong if your butter chicken is nice to begin with.

Tandoori Pork Rib Tacos.... love the texture of the pulled pork....with the tangy, spicy,  salty cacophony of flavours. 

Paneer Varuval Tacos, the token vegetarian dish in this Indian restaurant...the paneer which is either grilled or fried, I'm not sure, actually takes on the texture of chicken breast.

This slab of pork ribs is cooked in the tandoori oven, and is marinaded with that top layer of boiled milk, which is basically cream, I cannot remember the exact term now... but the meat is moist and tender.

Their iconic Siu Yoke Biryani...whereby the crackling is served separately to maintain its crispiness, which is a stroke of genius.  Meanwhile the bits of juicy roast pork bask within that lovely fluffy basmati.

Rogan Josh, which is also available as a taco.  Delicious chunks of meat that scream out for white rice actually.  Or some breads.

Their delicious palak paneer accompanied with some bacon cheese naan.

Overall, a rather enjoyable meal, something different whilst still maintaining a lot of the familiarity you'd expect from a biryani /Indian restaurant.  One of the highlights was actually Herukh regaling us with tales of India, and had he been selling a tour of Kerala, I'd have been sold.

Address: D1-G3-5,, 1, Jalan Dutamas 1, Solaris Dutamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
Hours: Lunchtime till 3:30PM ⋅ Reopens 6PM
Phone: 019-987 1945

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