Monday, June 23, 2008

Dinner with Porky Bess @ Wendy's Bistro

Didn't plan it this way; but somehow all the dishes we ordered that night happened to be courtesy of Porky Bess.
It seems like more and more outlets that specializes in non-halal dishes are springing out. This one is closer to home although not exactly new. Reading this article, it reminded me that I did previously plan to try this place but never got around to it until now.

The restaurant seems cozy and family-like. On the other hand, it was a little bit too dim and the tables were rather too close to each other which might just be a nightmare for the claustrophobic.

A healthy(ier) start to what's to come later, we shared the Grilled Bacon Salad.
Grilled Bacon Salad
Tagged as "Must Eat" in the menu, the salad was described as crispy streaky or back bacon on baby spinach, tomatoes and chillies with creamy balsamic dressing. But we could have sworn that those grilled bacon were fried ham slices instead. It sure tasted that way although not in a bad way at all. I was happy that the salad came with plenty of fresh baby spinach leaves although the same couldn't be said for th tomatoes and chillies (chillies? what chillies???). Liked the salad dressing and the fact that the it was served on the side.

Then came the sausages. I ordered a combination of Pork Chorizo (another "Must Eat" dish) and Pork Oriental.
Combination of Pork Chorizo Pork Oriental sausage.
Served with fries (good texture but too salty) and some simple salad, the Pork Oriental reminded me of those sweet-ish Taiwanese sausages. The Pork Chorizo on the other hand, was not bad.

I was told that the "stars" of this restaurant must be their Grilled Pork Belly and Grilled Spare Ribs. Fortunately for the customers, a Mixed Combo of these two are available.
Mixed Combo: Grilled Pork Belly and Grilled Spare Ribs
Served with a scooped of mashed potatoes (average) and coleslaw (this was pretty good!), we enjoyed both. The succulent pork belly was first marinated in manipur sauce before being grilled. The spareribs were mostly tender although there were some chewy bits. I wouldn't rank them as my favourites but that doesn't mean that I did not enjoy every bite of the meat as witnessed by our empty plates with only totally licked-clean bones on them at the end of the meal.

The desserts selection were pretty uninspiring. Nevertheless, we still ordered Cookies n Cream Ice-cream Cake when we discovered that they use Movenpick ice-cream.
Cookies n Cream Ice-cream Cake
Nothing fancy here. It's just ice-cream sandiwched between 2 layers of plain sponge cake and frosted with sweet whipped cream. I think I have made a similar cake before. Anyway, at the very least, the ice-cream was still enjoyable.

Prices were fair. The dishes above ranged from RM18 to RM25. Desserts are about RM8 onwards.

WENDY’S BISTRO (Non-halal)
20, Jalan PJS 8/18,
Dataran Sunway Mentari, Petaling Jaya
Tel: 03-5630 1699


squall said...


boo_licious said...

Hmmm, I went here once and thot the food was so so only. we had a very bad experience with the pork ribs, no taste at all. Maybe they forgot to marinate it that day for us.

ling239 said...

Dataran Sunway Mentari... sounds so familier... any other landmark ? @_@

myCoffee said...

Hi squall,

Hi boo,
Sorry to hear about your unpleasant experience at this outlet. Maybe it was one of their "bad days".

Hi Ling,
This is the commercial square located opposite Sunway Pyramid. The famous YUEN Steamboat is located nearby. I believe the location map is available on their website.

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

From your review (thanks!), not sure if I'd go out of my way just to try average fare, especially when there are other above average porky places around.

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Simon Seow said...

Hmm, seems good to try it out.

myCoffee said...

Hi Lyrical Lemongrass,
To each its own so what I found average might not be the same to you. :-p

Hi Cheryl,
Welcome, and thanks.

Hi Simon,
Yes, I would say worth trying.

ling239 said...

ok, tks ^_^

kampungboycitygal said...

this jaya one place is pretty interesting..a lot of mid range cafes for me to try out..i likeeeeeeee