OK, here it goes again. I drafted this post yesterday and for some stupid unexplained reason, it didn’t get saved in the computer and all was lost after I closed the file. I spent a couple of hours spinning a tale about the Three Little Pigs… or rather, how the Big Bad Wolves devoured the pigs.
Once upon a time, together with a pack of Big Bad Wolves (and they’re really bad!), we went to a restaurant built from bricks, mortar and glass, somewhere in Bangsar Village I, and ate up a whole lot of pigs, big and small (not just 3 lil ones). Unlike the fable, this was a pack of really hungry wolves (not just one) and we didn’t really have to huff and puff that hard and we all got stuffed on piggy delights.
Located near the main entrance facing Jalan Ara, the Three Little Pigs & The Big Bad Wolf (not that mega warehouse book sale that everyone’s been crazy about) opened recently with a menu which is almost 90% porky-inclined. The cosy waiting area spots inviting sofas and walls adorned with cute colourful posters, many of which are about piggies, of course.
Settling ourselves in, we were joined by the vivacious Inggrid who gave us some insights into the restaurant.
Appetizers appeared and we busied ourselves with the pickings from the Cold Cuts Platter (RM59), Garlic Roast Pork (RM15), Pork Drumsticks (RM13) and Pork Kebabs (RM22). Essentially an “Italy meets Spain” platter, we had a combination of parma ham, Milano salami, Serrano ham, chorizo and salted olives, munched along with slices of baguette – a great start to the piggy meal indeed.
I liked the Pork Kebabs – chunky pieces of pork grilled just right – sweetly pinkish, juicy and tender on the inside and well-charred on the outside. The mushrooms, capsicum and cherry tomatoes not only look pretty on the skewers but gave a refreshing lift to the mouthfeel.
The Garlic Roast Pork was just average and I felt the portion was a bit too dainty… pieces of roast pork saute’ed with chopped garlic and thick soya sauce which caramelized the pieces to a very dark appearance. The Pork Drumsticks looked more appealing… minced pork wrapped around lemongrass sticks served with a Thai Chilli dip. However, I felt the chef was a bit too heavy-handed with the salt in this dish.
Garlic Roast Pork
Oh, we also had the Garlic Mushrooms (RM15) which according to one Big Bad Wolf in the pack, was only ordered as a futile attempt to mitigate the other pork-laden dishes we were having. I’m sure that’s as futile as any attempt I’ve ever encountered (it’s a lost cause, I tell you!) but the mushrooms were pretty good, full of garlicky, olive oil and buttery aromas.
If anyone wants a light and nourishing meal at the Three Little Pigs & The Big Bad Wolf, I’d say just have a soup and a salad. Believe me, a combination of these 2 items will definitely fill you up. The freshly-made soups are thick and creamy, very robust with the natural flavours from whatever ingredients that were blended.
Sweet Carrot Bacon Soup
The Wild Mushrooms Soup (RM15) was a lovely combination of the fresh earthy fungi drizzled with truffle oil and dotted with croutons. No prizes for guessing correct what went into the Sweet Carrot Bacon Soup (RM15) … this soup was so thick it was almost paste-like!
Wild Mushrooms Soup
Salads are not merely greens here… they are all “porked up” with generous portions of pork (what else). We had the Grilled Pork Salad (RM22) and Crispy Bacon & Asparagus Salad (RM23), both of which were very satisfying.
Now, to the mains…
The slab of Glazed BBQ Pork Ribs (RM59) served with fries and garden salad was slathered with homemade BBQ Sauce. Personally, I am not a fan of American-style sweetish-sourish BBQ sauce, so this didn’t quite hit it off for me. The meaty ribs were fork-tender but I felt it had a “boiled texture” to the meat, which, understandably was camouflaged by the thick BBQ sauce. If you are partial to pork ribs done with a heavy lingering smokey tomato-vinegarish sauce, then this is for you.
Glazed BBQ Pork Ribs
Their Mighty Piggy Burger (RM24) has everything going – decent-sized pork patty, cheese, fried egg, herbed mayo sauce served with fries and house salad. It would have been excellent if the egg was a bit under-fried with nice gooey runny eggyolk flowing out the moment you bite into the burger.
Mighty Piggy Burger
Pastas and rice… the wolves eventually got on to these. How can they not, when there’s a Wolf’s Favourite (RM27) listed on the menu! Spaghetti laden with smoked pork bacon, topped with a poached egg and decorated with crispy bacon bits – can’t fault this at all. The Alien Invasion (RM26) was a plate of squiggly long-legged spaghetti threaded through slices of sausages and tossed with button mushrooms in a creamy sauce. Compared to these two, the Piggy Bolognaise (RM19) seemed rather tame, but tasty nonetheless with the classic minced pork bolognaise and lots of parmesan.
The Wolf’s Favourite
The Alien Invasion
Roast Pork Fried Rice
I enjoyed the Roast Pork Fried Rice (RM19) as Japanese pearl rice was used. Each round grain was well coated with flavours of Thai basil, garlic, a sprinkling of chillies and topped with pieces of roast pork.
Piggies Rolling in Mud
As intriguing as the name suggested: Piggies Rolling in Mud (RM25), it turned out to be crumbed pork cutlets served with rice and a mild Japanese curry. I never had a thing about Japanese curries but the pork cutlets had a nice crunchy layer and I’d be quite happy to just eat this on its own.
Deep-fried Mars Bar
We didn’t have much stomach space for desserts after this pork-laden feast but some of the Big Bad Wolves just couldn’t resist the Deep-fried Mars Bar (RM15). There’s a selection of cakes at the counter for dessert lovers.
The Three Little Pigs & The Big Bad Wolf also has a terrace for some al fresco chilling-out. The cosy ambience inside is nice for some quiet dining… have a porky meal there when you are in the company of some big bad wolves ya!
Three Little Pigs & The Big Bad Wolf
Lot G1A, Ground Floor, Bangsar Village
1 Jalan Telawi Satu, Bangsar Baru
59100 Kuala Lumpur