OMGGGGG… he’s such a cute little piggy isn’t he?
It’s a bit surreal to go gaga all over these cute memorabilias of the swine and yet, 20 minutes later you’re heartily tucking into dishes that are made out of these cute little piggies…
but I digress….
My pork burger radar bought me here to the unfamiliar territory of SS15 Subang.
The Hungry Hog (total approval awarded for such an original name!) is not at the popular stretch of SS15; where the Asia Cafe and Snowflakes are located but it occupies a lot at the quieter side along rows of shophouses.
The main goal was to chow the Pork Burger of course, followed by the the Guinness Beef Stew. Unfortunately, they were out of Guinness Beef Stew by 8pm, and we settled for The Bangers and Mash instead.
Yes, 8pm. Even though located at a not-so prominent location, The Hungry Hog has it’s share of fans. The restaurant was full and there were a constant stream of customers throughout the night.
The Hungry Hog Pork Burger aka 3 Little Pigs – RM15.90.
The Bangers and Mash. RM15.90.
We had absolutely no regrets whatsoever as the bangers and mash were lip-smackingly good! The Hungry Hog is actually a newly start-up restaurant to their existing made to order meat-based items online store (mostly swine-related) and hence the sausage is their own homemade recipe.
The bangers were juicy and meaty with little filler. Seasonings were added in the right doses; and the result was tasty yet not too salty sausages. The accompanying mash was perfectly executed as well, not too buttery or rich but full of real potato flavour. Even the gravy was faultless to me. I admit I enjoyed this dish very very much!
Somehow the pork burger paled in comparison after the bangers and mash.
Don’t get me wrong, I like the pork burger too but El Meson’s Pork Burger (RM25.90++) rules and for a cheaper alternative, Andes’ BYO at Aman Suria (RM12.90) still holds the award for the best pork burger. The one at here comes close though.
For RM15.90, one can’t really complain for an adequately prepared pork patty, 2 slices of bacon plus ham all encased in a freshly house-baked bun (yes, the bun was good too!). Generous servings of fries and salad completely the ensemble.
What we had impressed us enough for a 2nd visit. This time I called in advance to order the Guinness Beef Stew. I’m not sure what happened; I think it was discontinued or something and we ended up with the Feijoada – RM15.90.
A Feijoada is a hearty black bean and mixed meat stew that is often associated as the national dish of Brazil. The Hungry Hog uses pork for this recipe, and we agreed to their recommendation without any hesistancy.
At first glance it looked very Chinese, especially since when it came served with rice! I stared at it in disbelief but since the test is in the taste I withheld verdict till I had a few mouthfuls.
The final verdict was not in their favour though. All 3 of us thought it lacked the robustness and depth of flavour of a stew. Brazilian or what-not, this was like bland Chinese pork stew with a mistaken identity – this part is refering to the slices of orange & salsa sides.
We gave up on this after a while and waited for the ribs instead. Pork ribs at a porky outlet shouldn’t fare too badly; we hoped silently inside….
Ribs – RM27.90.
The ribs were decent, both in taste and size. But would we come back for it? Not me though, as I prefer my ribs where the marination are thoroughly infused right to the bone. But my makan mates enjoyed it, and the meat remained tender at all parts of the ribs.
Note: Iced water are charged RM0.50 per glass while their refreshing lemonade is RM3.50. 10% service tax applies but there are no government tax for now.
The Hungry Hog (www)
71, Jalan SS15/4C,
47500 Subang Jaya
Opening Hours: 12:00 – 2:30pm, 6:00 – 10:00pm (closed on Mondays)
Call: 012 – 2250 877.