We all know July is a scorching hot month and at the Oriental Group of Restaurants, “hot” takes on a whole different meaning. The chefs there, led by Executive Chef Justin Hor have decided to make it a month for BBQ specials. Yes, it’s all about roast meats in July – from Peking Ducks to Iberico Pork Ribs to golden Suckling Pigs, the Oriental Group of Restaurants are rolling out these delicacies non-stop.
For porky fans, the suckling pigs and BBQ Iberico Pork Ribs rank at the top of the list as what we discovered recently at Oriental Pavilion in Jaya 33, Petaling Jaya. Believe me, they were selling like hot cakes!
The Finest Macau Style Roast Suckling Pig made a grand entrance to our table. The glorious golden shiney skin was a sight to behold. As expected, the skin was super crispy to the bite with a nice layer of lean meat beneath, cushioned by bits of fat. The composition of skin, meat and fat was just perfect in this meaty little pig. The unique spiced and herbal marinade which flavoured the pig is a closely-guarded secret, known only to Executive Chef Justin and his master roaster.
This suckling pig comes with a platter of salad greens and cherry tomatoes. Shots of chilled citrus juice are served after we have wiped out the suckling pig – that’s such a nice thoughtful touch as the sourish juice does a good job as a palate cleanser as well as aiding digestion.
These shots of tangy citrus juice help cleanse the palate and pave the way for more BBQ delights!
Having tantalised our appetite, we just had to have another pig and this time we had the BBQ Suckling Pig with Glutinous Rice. For this piggy, only the crispy skin was served, lined neatly atop the serving of delicious steamed glutinous rice. It’s a great combo: crunchy piggy skin eaten with fragrant slightly-chewy glutinous rice and if you like, there’s also raw spring onions and plum sauce served on the side.
There’s another option: BBQ Suckling Pig with Foie Gras Sauce, which we will leave for another day. Each of the suckling pig is now priced at RM238++ (usual price RM350++) for July only.
Next, we just couldn’t resist the Charcoal-grilled Iberico Pork Ribs done Spanish-style. Marinated with a rich mixture of aromatic spices and herbs, the ribs were really flavoursome with a tender juicy texture. It’s not falling-off-the-bone kind of tenderness (I really don’t like that!) but yielded more of a delightful succulent texture that’s hard to beat. Similar to the Macau-style Suckling Pig, the ribs are served with a platter of salad and citrus juice.
Now at only RM138++ per rack (usual price RM198++), that’s a price that’s hard to beat too!
For the latest updates and more information, do check out The Oriental Group of Restaurants’ Facebook Page and their website. While it’s not necessary to book the roast meats, I’d encourage you to book your table at your preferred restaurant first before going for this delicious value-for-money promotion.
Hurry – this promotion is until 31 July 2017 only!
P1-04 Level 1 Podium, Jaya 33
3 Jalan Semangat
46200 Petaling Jaya
Mondays-Saturdays 11.00am-3.00pm; 6.00pm-11.00pm
Sundays & Public Holidays: 10.00am-3.00pm; 6.00pm-11.00pm