A place that I have heard numerous good feedback is El Cerdo and always wanted to dine here if I have the opportunity, as always do not have a strong reason to come here. A place that is famous for plate breaking that will shoo your badluck away is one of their signature ceremony and when you dine here, often you will hear glass breaking sound.
Well, El Cerdo is definitely a place to die for if you are a pork lover with its little quote ‘nose to tail eating’ which every part of pig can be eaten. A place that specialize in pork that is not stranger than El Cerdo also means ‘The Pig’ in Spannish and here you go by learning a new word. This restaurant serve Cochinillo Spanish cuisine that smack right in the heart of busy night spot at Changkat Bukit Bintang. One of the reason that this restaurant is quite famous because they have a Award-Winning Master chef that specializes in home-cooked pork flavours from all over the world like Europe, the Caribbean and Mexico.
Upon entering the restaurant, you will be greeted by a pig statue on the floor besides the friendly waiter that greet and ushering us to our table.
In the restaurant, you can find many cute piggy icons, pictures, statues around it and this piggy means HUat arrrhhh~
One of the reason they have so constant repeat customer is their quality and service also, that also won them a few awards. Now you know why~
Even the menu also have a cute pig chef picture that ready to blast you with its food range.
In the menu is pretty simple and straight forward with all the porky range that they have and everything looks tempting.
Later we were served with a few Werner’s Special, as we leave our fate to the waiter to recommend us what drink is nice.
A place that would be perfect for any special celebration as on that night itself, which is on weekdays already have a few birthday celebration in da restaurant and its quite pack too for a normal weekday business.
We were then seated in a private room for 4 of us. 😀
Jamon Serrano – Assortment of Jamon Serrano and Jamon Iberico with a Variety of Chorizo Sausages and Condiments @ RM 48
Serve with Imported High Quality Spanish Cured @ Air Dried Ham serve with Rock Melon and Salad
This would be my first time dining a full range of ham, and never had I seen so much ham in one meal. This is one of their signature that feature many types of ham that being serve fresh, air tight bag and flown all the way from a few countries.
To eat it, I always try a combo that one of a restaurant manager that taught me before is pair everything up on the plate that you can find as it is always a ingredient that they would go along and for me this round, I am taking a slice of ham, a vegetable and one rock melon, slide it into my mouth and it taste awesome.! Sweet yet refreshing and slight salty from the ham just pair the taste very well.
Oven Roasted Iberico Spare Ribs
Serve with Pineapple Salsa
When this was serve, Jason and Me Was like woahh!! and when it had landed on the table we cant stop drooling as the smell of the fresh roasted pork ribs trail on the air. Quickly we took the pictures and rape this ribs after that.
Indeed, was well marinated along with perfect roast of temperature that make all the side crispy and every bite filled with crack sound. The meat is just so tender and we have to pull out the meat with our teeth, by enjoying every bite of it.
We had not enough and we order another portion for big meat eater like us.
Cochinillo Alestili Segoviano
Roasted Suckling Pig (Oink Oink)
HALF PIGLET @ RM188
WHOLE PIHLET @ RM358
This is one of the signature that all of you must not miss, the suckling pig.
When the manager came over with the plate and told me that he can cut the suckling pig with the plate and I am so suprise till I ask him ‘ARe you SErious?’ he answered yes. One of the reason that it had been so easy that the pig had been marinated for a few hours before it was put to roast and that is how it ended up so crips and fresh.
Besides that, there is this Spanish tradition before you eat on this suckling pig which is like a little ceremonial to chop. 😀
You have to knock hard on the wooden board for 3 times before cutting it with the plate. Follow by cutting its head, body and tail as it means after chopping 3 times, it will transfer bad luck into the plate then you have to break the plate in the prepared wooden pail to cast away the bad luck and welcome Good Luck. Huat AHH!!!!
Hmm, didnt know that to eat a pig have this cute little ceremony to chase away bad luck. Its fun and you have to really try it yourself. One of the signature thing that many couples and friends do in this restaurant.
Serve along with special gravy.
And here you go, the well perfect cut of the roast skin, meat and everything. Smells just so good. One of the set back is, it has a bit pig smell that some of you might not like it. To us we find it good!
The skin is super crispy, aromatic that makes me keep eating and eating, definitely it had different taste compare to our Chinese traditional suckling pig. Its different league I would say. Meat is soft and juicy and I prefer to eat it like this than along with the gravy. Its just perfect portion for 3 huge guys like us!
Paelle Style Rice with Pork Bacon, Chicken and Fresh Mushroom @ RM 88
Something special to end off our great dinner Werner’s Special – Fresh Strawberry in Mango Sauce with Chocolate Mousse and Wild Raspberry Sherbet . At first it looks weird to all of us that nobody wanted to touch it, and it doesnt bother me and Jason till our expression came up good then Eric only took it. Sourish taste just as my liking that is just perfect to end this meal with this great desert. RM22.50
Overall, I enjoy myself in this dining and if you are saying would I come back again, I will say, DEFINATELY YES! as one of a pork lover this is surely a place that you would not want to miss. Recommended Restaurant. Bare that the food here doesnt comes cheap that you might have to dig a bit into your wallet as easily can comes to RM80-RM120 per pax depending on what is your order. 🙂 Its well worth spend.
El Cerdo, Nose To Tail Eating
43 & 45, Changkat Bukit Bintang,
50200 Kuala Lumpur,
Malaysia.Tel: 03- 2145 0511
Fax: 03- 2145 1375Web: www.elcerdokl.comMap: