bookmark_borderThe Hungry Hog, SS15 Subang Jaya

Despite its unassuming appearance in a bustling area of SS15, Hungry Hog is no stranger to folks who are accustomed to cheap, decent porky western food. It has established itself as the place to go to for some simple western / eastern comfort porky goodness. There are, of course, other places that offer similar cuisine / style such as the one in Aman Suria or Dataran Mentari, but truth to be told, I have yet to try them… sadly.

Hungry Hog, SS15 Subang Jaya

I have visited this place twice and on both occasion, I was there for lunch on weekends. Locating place requires slight experience but then again, with the existence of Google Maps, it should be as easy as ABC.

Hungry Hog's Menu

Its menu is pretty straight forward with appetisers, main courses, pastas and burgers occupying the same page. There are probably two or three eastern dishes in the menu while the rest are of western type. Click here to view their menu.

Siew Yuk (Roasted Pork Belly)

The Siew Yuk (RM11.90) was not fantastic but it was not bad either. It did not have the oh-melt-in-your-mouth texture like the one in Pudu but rest assured that the skin was crackling goodness.

3 Little Pigs Pork Burger

On both of my visits, the 3 Little Pigs (RM15.90) was picked/ordered without hesitation. It has streaky bacon, ham, pork patty, melted cheese and caramelised onions piled on top of one another and sandwiched between a burger bun.

3 Little Pigs Pork Burger

While I liked the combination of salty savoury pork patty and cheese with sweet caramelised onions, I wished they were more generous with the patty (thicker or wider) as it was lacking.

French Fries

The bun was nothing great but the fries were crisp and piping hot when served. The side salad was there, perhaps, for presentation purpose as there was no dressing on it.

Pork Ribs

Came in rather large portion, the Pork Ribs (RM27.90) was probably the most expensive dish in the menu. Although the meat was nicely seasoned and was easily separated from the bone, it was slightly dry to my liking. The good thing was the char siew sauce was not overly sweet yet adequately flavourful.

Iced Lemon Tea

Unfortunately there are no photos of Bangers and Mash (RM15.90), my friend and I liked it. The herbs and spices used in the sauce were apparent but it did not overpowering the overall dish. The pork sausages were of good quality while the mashed potatoes were slight chunky, flavourful.

Decorations

Overall, there were hits and misses here and there. The ambiance was fine with lots of piggy momentos and photos placed as decorations inside the restaurant. The prices were reasonable for its portion and quality while parking can be a hassle on weekdays and/or during peak hours.

Address:
71, Jalan SS15/4C,
47500 Subang Jaya.

GPS Coordinates : 3.077138, 101.588538

Tel : +6012 225 0877

Business Hours: 1200PM – 230PM, 600PM – 1000PM (Closed on Mondays)

bookmark_borderBreakfast At Pao Xiang Bak Kut Teh, Taman Berkeley

Before this, I could not remember the last time I had bak kut teh from Klang for breakfast. I guess it has been that long that I could not remember the exact month, let alone the date although I do remember the day (it was a Saturday). But occasionally, in between that long period, I did actually get my bak kut teh dosage albeit not as tasty as the ones from Klang.

And on one fine (but busy) Saturday morning, the day has come to fulfill my cravings for the much touted and loved by Klang folks; bak kut teh.

Pao Xiang Bak Kut Teh

Reputed for its cooking technique, Pao Xiang Bak Kut Teh is no stranger to bak kut teh arena. Their business are that good that they have expanded to more than 10 outlets around the Klang Valley dishing out bowls of herbal porky goodness for its loyal customers’ enjoyment / consumption.

Pao Xiang Bak Kut Teh

Unlike the one I usually go to, Pao Xiang Bak Kut Teh serve the porky goodness in individual bowls instead of having everything in a (huge) claypot. It’s a good thing I would say as the less important stuffs such as vegetables and mushrooms that can be found in the claypot will dilute the flavour of the soup. Besides, by this way, I’d know the amount of meat (and other stuff) they serve per bowl. In other words, they won’t skimp on the meat by giving more straw mushrooms, beancurds, lettuce and what’s not in it. Speaking of which, they do not have any in the bowl although they do offer vegetables that goes by per plate.

Burner

Another interesting that I found was that there was a tiny burner beneath each bowl to warm the dish. Although I do not think it will add much heat to the dish since we sat in air-condition area, but I have to give them brownie points for presentation wise.

Rice

Chinese Tea

Chinese tea. The mandatory drink for any bak kut teh session to ease down the oily fatty affair. As usual, we brought our own tea leaves and hence, we were charged RM0.50 per person for warm water.

Bak Kut Teh

We ordered 2 types of meat and 2 types of spare part dishes on that day. Pai Kut (排骨), Luan Kut (软骨), Pig Stomach (肚) and Teng Kia (肠子). Each bowl was filled to the brim with the exception of Pai Kut as they were bigger and longer than the bowl they were in.

Luan Kut

Luan Kut (软骨)

Pai Kut

Pai Kut (排骨)

Safe to say, I liked the soup as much as I liked the one from my usual hunt. It was intense, aromatic and flavourful yet it wasn’t overpowering or bitter whilst it has the natural sweetness from the pork itself. Although we didn’t ask for any, the soup is refillable upon request (with extra charge, maybe). The meat was cooked nicely; fork tender and tasty.

Layered Intestines

Intestines (肠子)

Pig Stomach

Pig Stomach (肚)

The only gripe we had was the layered intestines. Somehow, it has bitter aftertaste from it. The soup itself wasn’t spared either as it was slightly bitter compared to others. According to them, they weren’t sure either to what causes the intestines to be bitter. The pig stomach was alright though. Another tiny issue was the You Tiao (油条). Although it was crispy on the exterior and soft inside, it was slightly sweet compared to others.

You Tiao

You Tiao (油条)

Priced at RM8.50 per bowl (it may vary according to the location of the branch / shop) except for the You Tiao (油条), I enjoyed the meal thoroughly. The environment of the shop was clean and comfortable with the option of sitting in air-condition area or outside shaded area. The service was prompt. Now that I have another shop / restaurant in my Bak Kut Teh list, I wouldn’t mind coming here again and again and again… if time permits.

Address:
No. 51, Lebuh Bangau,
Taman Berkeley,
41150 Klang,
Selangor Darul Ehsan.
Tel. Number : +603 3343 9869 / +603 3344 9869

P.S.: Checkout their Facebook page for other outlets’ location / address.




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