If you had been long in KL, you might hear about this ‘whole pig’restaurant named El Cerdo. Famous for its pig dishes from head to tail. I had been coming to El Cerdo for everyday dining. Simply because the food and service here are outstanding and above average, it is a place to go for an anniversary, celebration, or any special event that you want to celebrate with your loved one. El Cerdo, located in Changkat Bukit Bintang, is somewhat easy to find. Its name is well known in KL folks. One tip is that the parking here is hard to find, and during the weekend they will close the road heading to the restaurant. So better park somewhere and take grab or uber to the location.
This salad is our first dish. Named ‘Jamon Iberico De Bellota El Pata Negra.’ The ham is salty, so you wrap the rockmelon with bacon and eat it together. It will bring the freshness taste of fruit combined with the saltiness of ham will make you have more. The picture above we order for a small platter because we want to have more stomach space for El Cerdo specialty dish.
This steak is our second dish. Grilled Pork Shoulder Steak. This dish is one of El Cerdo’s specialty dishes and highly recommended for the first time in El Cerdo. The portion is enormous, so you might be full if you order this alone. One thing that I like is that the tenderness and also a rich taste of the meat and grilled into perfection. Kudos for the chef who prepare this delicacy. This steak is one of the dishes that I often order whenever dining there.
This pasta is our last plate. ”El Cerdo Pasta”. One thing for sure, it contains rich lard as when you bite the pasta, it tastes rich in pork oil. Love the way they cook the bacon in this dish. Mouth-watering filling dish. I am often adding chili for pasta, but for this, I did not add anything and eat as it is.
Overall, this place really highly recommend to come. Yes, I am giving two stars for this restaurant. Although the dishes are mouth-watering and the taste is intense, personally I think their meals can be improved by infusing some little wine. It will help to enrich and balance the intense flavor and leaving outstanding after taste effect.
You can find the location of El Cerdo from maps below:
Phone: +60 3-2145 0511
PS: If you plan to dine here, remember to make a reservation in this place to avoid disappointment. The weekend usually packed with people and a waiting list.