Pork Lovers would definitely be familiar with the word El Cerdo (meaning pork in Spanish). As a pork lovers too, we also had never stopped discovering great places for delicious porks in town. One of our recent visits was to a restaurant located at TTDI named El Cerdo.
El Cerdo TTDI which is located inside Menara KEN is a newly opened outlet after a successful opening in Changkat Bukit Bintang. El Cerdo is also an award-winning restaurant which had been recognized as the Best Roast Pork restaurant in Kuala Lumpur. Among some of their signature dishes were; Chochinillo Al Estilo Segoviano; a Spanish-style roasted suckling pig, Jamon Iberico de Bellota; a pork shoulder steak, and Oven-Roasted Iberico Spare Ribs.
We were attracted by many of the dishes on the menu ranging from Tapas, Cold Appetiser, Paella, Ribs, and many more. Based on the restaurant recommendation, we had a Ceasar’s Salad which includes romaine lettuce, crisp bacon, ciabatta croutons tossed with its classic garlic anchovy dressing, and silvers of aged parmesan cheese that makes us can’t stop eating. Its Albondigas Iberico dish was being served with Spanish Iberico meatballs toasted with homemade tomato sauce & fresh herbs that are tender and juicy and it’s Gambas Al Ajllo sauteed tiger prawns tossed with garlic, chili, and olive oil. This dis is one of our favorite Tapas that we had. Its garlic taste we awesome in our opinion and dipped with bread, this tapas had brought us to another world.
We then tried out its signature Grilled Pork Shoulder Steak which has been marinated in paprika, herbs, onions & garlic together with Werner’s secret seasoning, served with jalapeno & smoke paprika sauce for 48 hours, and obviously, it was great! Its Mountain Paella, which was being served with Spanish bomba rice cooked with bacon, chicken slices, fresh assorted mushrooms, chicken sausage, and semi-cured chorizo slices was something that we never had before. Not even when we were in Spain.
The 2 dishes that we were looking forward were its all-time best-seller; Spicy Baby Back served with green apple and an almond side salad with baked rosemary potatoes and Roasted Spanish Iberico Spare Ribs served with Italy’s Iberico that being cooked tenderly and overn roasted serving togather with pineapple and apple sauces Even after eating so many dishes, we still are able to almost cleared both of this two dish even though we had so many dishes before these two were served. This is how you know how delicious their pork is 😀
Of course not forgetting to talk about its beverages and desserts! Its signature drinks were; Sangria and Cold Tea for non-alcoholic. We had tried out its Fruity Red Sangria; Spanish red wine, rum, liquor, Cointreau & orange juice, White Wine Pear Sangria; spanish white wine, gin, licor, peach schnapps, lemon juice, and pear punch.
As for desserts, we had taken 4 out of its 6 desserts in their menu; Home Made Tiramisu with a touch of mango sauce, Home Baked Cheese Cake served with berries compote and vanilla ice cream, Werner’s Special served with fresh strawberries in mango sauce with chocolate mousse and wild raspberry sorbet and Andreas’ Special “A Dream in Chocolate” serving with vanilla ice cream, milk chocolate mousse, chocolate crumble, banana in passion fruit and pear in red wine.
Overall this time, we had pleased our tummies and went back home with a happy soul too. El Cerdo is one of the restaurants that we had been listed in one of the restaurants that we will be visiting again when we crave for great quality pork meals. For more information on El Cerdo, check out their Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ElCerdoTTDI