Wednesday, November 10, 2010

El Cerdo - nose to tail eating

We were walking along Changkat Bukit Bintang in KL looking for a nice restaurant for dinner and found ourselves at a Spanish restaurant, El Cerdo, not knowing how famous this place is until I Googled about the it after our dinner.

El Cerdo means "The Pig" in Spanish thus the name of this restaurant which is famous for its pork dishes from around the world. The restaurant serves all things pork and a host of other interesting tapas and dishes e.g. paella, pasta etc.

We ordered some tapas and a paella to share. The waiter recommended their famous roast suckling pig but we didn't try because we felt it was a bit too heavy for just the two of us. However we saw a lot of people ordering this house special and read a lot of rave reviews about it so we are definitely going to try the infamous roast pork next time.

Prawns with Olive Oil Garlic and Chili (RM18)

Jamon Serrano - Thin slices of mountain air dried ham (RM18)

Loved the prawns but not the ham because they were too "raw" for me. Hubs loved both tapas nevertheless.

Rose Raspberry Sangria (RM25)

I loved the decor. It felt like you are transported to a small European town in a sidewalk restaurant. :)

Paella Traditional with Seafood, Chicken, Chorizo Sausage and Pork (RM88)

I loved the paella to bits. Even to this day I still pine over the paella. The paella took longer to cook (about 25 minutes) but it was well worth the wait. The flavours or the seafood, chicken and pork were so fully infused in the paella.

Churros Con Chocolate

Churros is the Spanish equivalent of the Chinese crueller or 'yau tiao'. The churros is deep fried
and sprinkled with icing sugar, accompanied by thick and rich hot chocolate. Simply decadent.

We were presented with a complimentary after dinner drink to aid digestion.

Business Hours:
Open Daily for Lunch & Dinner
(closed between 3pm - 6.30pm)
except Saturdays, El Cerdo is closed for lunch and open for dinner only.
Reservation: Call 603 2145 0511

No. 43 & 45, Changkat Bukit Bintang,
50200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Tel: 603 2145 0511
Fax: 603 2145 1375


New Kid on the Blog said...

some how I've not been to this area. :)

ck lam said...

Me too! Just like New Kid, I have yet to try the food.

My Food Fetish said...

Hi NKOTB and CK, both of you should try this place. It is shortlisted in the Time Out KL Food Awards 2010 under the Best Continental category and received special commendation for garnering 23% or more of the total vote.

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