Ad Hog – Kota Damansara for babi guling!

Hmm.. How should I begin?

Perhaps I should keep it short & simple.

Overall verdict: No re-visit for me till perhaps when there is new dishes.

*LIKE*
Chicken Pogs
Rum ice cream

*DISLIKE*
Price
Portions

Let’s keep the babi guling open for debate shall we? Since all of us never had babi guling before except for Kelvin (www.ktheblogger.com) who had babi guling in Bali prior to this & whose verdict was that the babi guling was really bad; maybe there are others out there who wants to share their experience?

So, yea.. does the babi guling in Bali look like this?
This version has tender pork cuts (the texture was alike chicken) with gravy that tasted like rendang, plain rice, bland vegetables & the only credit to be awarded was; at the very least, the sambal was ok.  RM16.90 +.

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Salad, RM19+.

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Tangy vinaigrette dressing with pomegranate. Nothing great & essentially it fulfilled it’s role in providing fibres for our meal.

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Pork ribs: 6 ribs for RM39+ (RM42.90). Ahem..

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The ribs were well marinated enough, but it’s fundamentally BBQ – sauce rub with some mild tweaks I think..

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This side sauce was the bomb though. Very interesting medley of flavours, with us detecting chinese celery, onions, lemon juice and some other unidentifiable herbs/spices. I thought there was lemongrass, but I can’t say for sure.

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The pork shoulders that probably did too many push-ups/chin ups. And oh, would you pay RM39+ (RM42.90) for this?

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To quote Vivian, one out of our group of 8 diners, “Is this pork satay?“. I rest my case.

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I shall end my Ad Hog post with something positive..

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The chicken pog was the saviour of our lunch! Such irony huh?

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Delicous chicken thigh stuffed with Italian sausage and wrapped with bacon! Delightful!!
The stuffing was redolent with herbs, the chicken thigh tender and the bacon wonderfully crispy. A little bowl on the side holds some funky salsa mix but seriously, the chicken pog doesn’t need any embellishments. It can certainly hold its own.
The mash could do with some butter & salt. We do appreciatetangy  side salad of young mangoes though.
Still, would you pay RM49+/ (RM53.90) for this dish?

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Oh yes, there was another nice dish, the vongole. To quote the owner of the dish, Dale (@frostier) – “nothing fancy lo except the meat is tender (this is for the babi guling). Pasta rich in flavor especially black pepper & garlic with rice wine”.
I’m not sure about the rice wine part ( I would bet my dollar on white wine if there was any) but I agreed that the pasta was pretty tasty. The seafood, parsley and plenty of garlic helps to impart most of the flavour to the gravy.

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Rum Ice Cream RM12+. A bit of a misnomer actually. It is rum with vanilla ice cream. Not rum ice cream per se. Still, it sweeten the experience here at Ad Hog quite a bit. 😉

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Date cake: RM12+. I shall reserve further comment.

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Our bill: It was almost RM50/pax, split by 5 of us. There was another separate bill for those who came late.

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The only menu they have, outside of the restaurant.

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LOCATION:

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GPS: N03° 09.81′ E101° 35.91′

Interior:

Open ceiling..

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The tables and chairs looked as if they were scrapped together from everywhere (mismatched). I’m not sure if it’s on purpose and supposedly to add to the ambiance of the place..

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So, babi guling anyone?? 😉

Note: Babi guling is only available at lunchtime.

Ad Hog
25, Jalan PJU 3/45
Sunway Damansara
Kota Damansara, Selangor.
Tel: 019-312 1922 (Sam)
Closed on Mondays