Meat The Porkers Publika, Solaris Dutamas Kuala Lumpur – a restaurant where you can get your pork craving fixed in Indian cuisine. Says Siew Yok in Briyani Rice, Pork Ribs Tandoori, Indian Naan with Bacon & Cheese – If you ever thought of having such combination, you no longer have to hold your imagination. Taste it right at Meet The Porkers.
Opened by the mastermind behind Fierce Curry House, the famous Indian restaurant in Bangsar, which is also the winner for Time Out KL Food Award – “Best Indian Restaurant” category, we are quite convinced that food here will not go far from being delicious.
We paid this place a visit for dinner last weekend. Locating Meat The Porkers could be hard, especially if you are not familiar with the maze-like Solaris Dutamas buildings. It is situated opposite to Publika playground, few doors away from Whimsical and Pan & Tamper Café. Or, same row with Uncle Don. Our shortcut – ask the staff at information kiosk. Haha.
Most items on Meat The Porkers menu are pork related (*oh well it has to be. Their pork-meet-masala kind of theme is clear from the beginning afterall) but for non-pork lovers, don’t worry, your meal will be well taken care here too, as they also have a good list of dishes in lamb, chicken, and vegetables.
If everything looks good, you do not know which one to pick, and you are dining in large group, Meat The Porkers suggest you to order one each from their Signature Menu – Siew Yoke Biryani, Pork Tenderloin Biryani, Bacon Cheese Naan, Tandoori Pork Ribs, Pork 65 Masala, Butter Pork, Goan Pork Vindaloom Pork Seekh Kebab and Pork Pakora.
We started with Tandoori Pork Ribs RM48 – the star of all, one of the best-sellers that brought Meet The Pokers to attention of many.
Freshly ground spices rubbed over a generous slab of pork ribs, marinated for long hours before putting into roast. Meat The Pokers makes their Tandoori Pork Ribs just like how Tandoori Chicken is prepared – the classic way, in the cylindrical clay tandoori oven, slowly have the meat cooked through and turned tender with juiciness locked within.
Differ from the pork ribs we usually have, where meat are soft, easily-fall-off-the-bone and thickly slathered with your favourite BBQ sauce, apple peach sauce or whatever it is, this pork tandoori gives more bite, meatier feeling.
To eat it, squeeze some lemon juice over the meat, take some meat, add coconut floss, Tamarind BBQ sauce served along. It helps to add moist and heighten up the flavours of the ribs. But to us, we feel that the ribs is already great on its own.
Next up, Bacon & Cheese Naan RM15, also Summergirl’s favourite.
Crispy edges, doughy center with some charred surface. Texture is more towards pizza chewiness, thinner base and minimal fluffiness. Burst with flavour of bacon bits in every bite, ‘coz they stuff in lots of it. Just it might be oily for some due to the cheese filled within.
Have your rice doused in this Butter Pork RM30 with smooth, creamy tomato and butter gravy, further flavoured up with dry fenugreek leaves. We can easily get satisfied from comfort food like this. Suggests to order this for sharing, as it is very rich. Eating this alone will make you end up feeling cloying. For those looking for incorporated with pork, check out Orange Double Braised Pork, Palak Pork, Goan Pork Vindaloo, Pork Rogan Josh, Pork 65 Masala, Pork Varuval.
Seeing Siew Yoke Biryani RM28 on Meat The Porkers menu doesn’t surprise us, as we know that Fierce Curry House team never falls short of creativity in the mix & match of biryani – the signature dish they are pride at, all this while. Lobster Biryani, Crab Biryani, Fierce Curry House is the pioneer for these, same goes to this Siew Yoke Briyani.
A bowlful of biryani that looks plain when served, but no longer once you dig in. Generous amount of roasted pork hidden within, the protein base for this one-pot meal. Siew Yoke amplifies the taste of biryani in a subtle way, hence the rice still shines – fluffy, laced with lovely aroma of herbs and spices.
“Roasted pork skin” is served separately, as it will turn soggy if cooked together with the rice. So add some porky crunch to it!
For non-pork dishes, diners can enjoy from Butter Chicken, Chicken 65 Masala, Chicken Tikka Masala, Prawn Curry, Mutton Mirchi Masala, Paneer Tikka, Vege Samosa, Eggplant Masala, Aloo Gobi, Tadka Dal Onion Bhajiya, Mix Vege Pakora and more.
Overall, incorporating pork into Indian dishes is something interesting for us. We especially enjoy their Bacon & Cheese Naan, and Biryani. Check out their banana leaf rice lunch set if you happened to be around during lunch hours.
On a site note, we know that porky dishes are something real different in KL. It is understood that you want to take few more pictures and share with your friends but do bear in mind that for Indian food, as it turns cold, it will alter the taste. So make your photography moments quick, and enjoy the food while it is still at its best.
Meat The Porkers – Asia’s First Porky Indian Restaurant
D1-G3-5 (*opposite playground, same row with Uncle Don Publika)
1, Jalan Dutamas 1,
Solaris Dutamas (Publika),
50480 Kuala Lumpur.
Opening Hours: Mon-Sun (12PM-3.30PM; 6PM-10.30PM)
Closed on Tuesdays