CAT: Before we could fly to Japan, we needed to travel down to KL since we're living in Penang and AirAsia X flies from KL LCCT. We decided to fly by Firefly since it's A.) Cheap at RM130 return per person, and B.) flies to Subang instead of LCCT which gave us an opportunity to have dinner with my older brother before heading off to the airport.
Big Bro took us to El Cerdo for dinner, having heard about it before but he's never actually been there until recently, since he was sceptical as to how good it could be. Turns out it's REALLY good.
El Cerdo means "The Pig" in Spanish, and every dish here contains pork in one way or another, so it's definitely not a place for Muslims and Jews.
Right off the bat, El Cerdo impresses with excellent service and free flow of delicious bread served with pork liver pate. Particularly impressive was the fact that my 2 year old niece got her own little menu which also served as a colouring project, complete with a brand new set of colouring pencils. The dishes on the kid's menu are all free of charge, which is rather nice.
On the other hand, the prices in the adult menu are also quite impressive, as you can see from the picture below.
By this time our bellies were already bursting with pork so we regretfully skipped dessert. Total bill came to around RM80 per person, so it's pretty expensive.
BEAR: To be truthful, I'm more of a cow person than a pig person. I do love bacon of course but a nice juicy steak beats everything else.
In El Cerdo, our first dish the Pork Shoulder Steak was so amazingly tender it was hard to believe it was pork. Grilled to perfection and every mouthful was an amazing experience by it self.
The Smokey Whisky Ribs was again, amazingly tender. To be truthful, it wasn't my favourite, I still can't get over the beef ribs we had on our first trip to Singapore together on November 2009. I had forgotten then name of the place but it was within walking distance from our boutique hotel, The Scarlet.
It came with a small bowl of shredded french fries which was delicious and best of all a bowl to wash your hands with before tearing into the ribs like the hungry carnivours that we are. Rawr!
The piglet came cleaved in half. So you still get one eye and one side of the butt. *D'oh, stupid bear*
This has nothing to do with the food but the server asked Cat to make a wish and to choose between 'Money or Love', without hesitation Cat replied 'Love' which took me by suprise.
Lesson Learnt : Cat and plates = dangerous. Cat deserves only plastic plates from now on.
Warning: Disturbing Insight
I was a little grossed out when the server, after telling us the tradition and all, took a plate and chopped off the poor piggy's head in one clean chop. It was almost enough to make me not want to eat it. I don't have a problems with those Suckling Pigs in chinese restaurants cause there is never any beheadings happening right in front of me.
All in all, it was a good experience, the servers are heplful, fast and efficient, the restaurant filled with the sound of plate smashing and 'Happy Birthday to you, Oink Oink' s. Not somewhere Cat would take me since the price would have outright scared Cat away, so Bear is thankful for the treat.
Thank you Big Brother and Big Sister Cat!