Serves No Pork.


Urghhh..what’s a swine (no, not of the human kind, I’m talking about the pig!!) lover got to do…(order chicken lohh) such outlets

So when Tim of organised a food tasting session at Bellygood, which apparently specialised in all things swine & lardy, I was hard- pressed to decline.
Luckily I went, for I finally got to meet bangsar-babe!, plus a bunch of lifestyle bloggers that’s so young and hip that I felt like an aunty ;p

Food-wise, we were treated to some serious swine-goodness last Thursday.

Starting off with appetizers, Chili Munchies (RM6.50) was the opening dish.
I tucked in eagerly; expectations high and stomach rumbling.

Whoopss.. SALTY and SPICY. Really peppery too.
Next please.
Chili Munchies – grilled jumbo sausages sauteed with onions, garlic and chili.

Oh, did I spied salad??
Oh yes, indeed it is. The Smoked Salmon Salad (RM23.90).
Slices of smoked salmon with mixed greens, tossed in honey mustard dressing.
This would be a great alternative for those who prefers a healthier start to their meal. Come to think of it, it could even be a main on its own since the portion is certainly generous enough.
Or do as what I’ll would, get this shared among the group to balance off the mains, which is essentially very meat- heavy dishes.

Then the Baked Portobello Mushroom with Bacon and Cheese (RM12.50) came.
Portobello (I love them!) Those meaty, flavorful mushrooms were gussied up with bacon bits and melted cheese. It was sweet, earthy and juicy, with the toppings lending the savoury factor. Thumbs up!
Pork Cracklings (RM6.50)
My eyes widen at the sight of this.
Pork skin fried to a crisp, it is very much the prawn crackers version of lard! Sinful, I know. But hey, this is something that you don’t see too often. Bellygood is sure one pork haven!

Pork Tenderloin with Creamy Mustard Sauce (RM23.90)
Pork Tenderloin with Creamy Brown Sauce (RM26.90)
Pork Tenderloin with Creamy Hot Sauce (RM26.90)
The next 3 mains are both identical in presentation and offerings. 3 slices of pork tenderloin pan-fried (I honestly felt that it wasn’t as tender as it should be), doused with your choice of sauce (which is the differentiation factor) and with sides of cold penne & caramelised onions.

The cold penne; though interesting as it was cooked stewed with pears, was forgettable, being chewy and hard. I do like the caramelised onions though. Best eaten all in one mouthful, each piece of meat with the onions and liberal helping of sauce, the dish was enjoyable enough.
The green and red chilli cuts are a bit misplaced though..Personally, I would recommend diners to go for the Mixed Platter (RM23.90) or the Baby Back Ribs (RM29.90) .
The Mixed Platter is a combination of their signatures, Original Grilled Pork Belly (RM21.90) and Original Grilled Pork Ribs (RM23.90) in a one plate serving.
Soused with their House Special Rib / Belly sauce accompanied with mash and coleslaw, the pork belly was great with alternating layers of gelatinous melt -in- the mouth fat. The ribs weren’t that bad either, albeit a bit dry.
While the mash was spud-dy and has a rich buttery taste that I like, the sides of tomatoes and coleslaw was just ordinary.
Sauce wise? Full flavoured, thick and rich. Just perfect for those who like their meat heavily marinated.

Baby Back Ribs (RM29.90)
Succulent, with the sauce moderately spicy and sweet, I rate this the best meat dish of the night.
The meat texture is softer, loose and tender.
Sauteed Bacon Capellini (RM17.50)
Angel hair pasta tossed with garlic wine sauce, with toppings of sauteed bacon, mushrooms, chopped chillies and tomatoes, very akin aglio-olio.
The oil and aroma from the bacon made all the difference here. Coating each strand and making it really fragrant, it definitely adds the appeal to the dish.

Sausage Platter (RM26.90)
Consist of 5 types of sausage; the Spicy Hungarian, Pork Oriental, Pork Oriental Garlic, Pork Chorizo and Chicken Chorizo.
Order if you are a real bangers fan, else it’s better to share a plate among a group. Then everyone gets a bite to taste the difference, just like us that night. As expected, some prefers this, other prefers that. Anyhow, the plate was wiped clean 😉
No 20, Jalan PJS 8/18
Dataran Mentari
Bandar sunway, 46150 PJ.
603- 5630 1699
11am -11pm
Closed on Mon.

What’s to like:
1. Fusion style dishes combining the best of both the Western and spicy and exotic Asian taste, inspired by the American grilling cooking method.
2. No tenderizers were used, other than the mechanical- manual mallet way so the level of tenderness in the meat is due solely by way of cooking and the skill of the chef.
3. Reasonably priced menu.

Josh of ( generously treated us to 2 desserts.
Movenpick is Movenpick, so there’s really nothing to complain about it. The accompanying brownie is uummm… “could be improved“.
The Tiramisu.
No cheese, no liquer and 75% custard (yup you read right) and whipped cream.
Some “behind the scenes” pics..
Open Kitchen.. (almost all food outlets has it anyways..)
And..the bunch of us who turned up..
last note: Can someone please kindly tell me how do I make my pics bigger? Seems that blogger only allows this size (under upload ‘large’)..I tried editing the html code for the size & my pics ended up blurry… grrr…

This Post Has 34 Comments

  1. Sugar Bean

    Cute restaurant name. The smoked salmon salad looks nice. Other food looks decent too. Looks good.

  2. boo_licious

    Don’t use blogger, use a software like flickr or photobucket instead. Then you can control the size. Once you upload the pixs, just copy the code and paste it.

    Wow, that is a lot of food tasters in the session. Think Simon was also there as I saw his FB.

  3. J2Kfm

    aiyo .. all the porky goodness at once! this outlet has been on my list, but somehow whenever go Sunway Pyramid, tends to eat there lah.

    to make pics bigger, upload to Flickr, or Photobucket then link from there.

  4. thenomadGourmand

    sugar bean: very heavy sauces, so if your taste is towards the heavier/salty side, then this is a gd bet.

    boo: i did try frm flickr – for the very reason cos ur using it 😉
    but it only allows 1 pic at a time??
    I used “Blog this” ..

    j2Kfm: hehe..sunway has enuf to keep the mind and tummy distracted!
    link frm there – meaning instead of choosin upload frm PC, choose add image frm the web? My pic is gets resized to the “large” blogger size woorr..

  5. Selba

    Whooaaaaa… so many yummy food on the table! I’m for the Baby Back Ribs *drools*

    I also want to use larger size pics in my blog but still don’t know how to do it, kekeke….

  6. 550ml jar of faith

    Phew! When I read your opening lines, I thought Belly Good had decided, through some absurd twist of circumstances, to become halal and pork free! Glad that’s not the case. Very well… Mixed Platter for me thanks! Though looking through yr pics, can’t help but FEEL the sodium overload, hehe.

  7. thenomadGourmand

    selba: ya lorr..darn..mayb i should jz put up a post requesting for a lesson!

    550ml: ahh..i was tryin sooo hard not use the word salty (too many complains frm me alrei), hence the “full flavoured”, err..”heavily marinated”.. sigh..invited reviews..

  8. Allie

    Pork Cracklings is so sinful ler.. but agree with you that we don’t see this too often..

  9. UnkaLeong

    Now I feel a little guilty 😛 We look at the pic problem again soon, k?

  10. Wilson Ng

    Great review! Can I copy and paste?
    Joking okay… See u soon

  11. Nic (KHKL)

    wow, pork crackling!! what flavour is the dip ar? *intrigued*

    yupe, use flickr or photobucket. good for archiving as well. ;D

  12. Sean

    whew, that meal is like cholesterol heaven! i’ll have to resist going here, otherwise i’d want to order everything on the menu! 😀

  13. Tummythoz

    I too have not learn hoe to upload big-big pix.

    This is one place I wanna try. *memorising go for mains, skip desserts*

  14. FoOd PaRaDiSe

    wow… the foods look delicious leh…..

  15. Rebeliciosz

    I want pork!!

  16. CK Lam

    I like to have the Baked Portobello Mushroom and the Baby Back Ribs…both of them makes my day 🙂

  17. boo_licious

    Yeah, ask Unkaleong to sort it out. He is the IT expert in town or if you want just bring yr notebook on Thursday and we’ll try and sort it out.

  18. thenomadGourmand

    allie: hehe..innovative ler!

    UnkaLeong: ahh..a little?

    wilson: waiting for urs 😉

    nic: it was served w some piquant sauce..(at least it aint those watery chilli sauce tht comes w ur lekor.. lol)

    sean: u can resist or not?? looking at ur thinks

    tummythoz: yes skip the desserts else go for Movenpick!
    as for the pics..when i know hw i tell u ya!

    food paradise: it was 😉 SOME.

    Rebeliciosz: hehe..the Q is WHEN?

    CK: hey, i really appreciate seeing ur comments! cos i know u got prob leavin comments on my blog. Yup the mushrooms n baby ribs r worth-trying.

    boo: tht guy ahhh.. ahem.
    C u thurs! 😉

  19. CUMI & CIKI

    pork crackling.. yums! yea blogger photos suck man. use flckr or photobucket

  20. mimid3vils

    I saw many those fried pork skin at Thailand!!!

  21. yapthomas

    So near where I stay!!!!!

  22. thenomadGourmand

    cumi & ciki: pork cracklings: yup, somethin 'new'
    photos: trying tryin..cant get it done yet tho..

    Mimid3vils: ahh.. thailand – the land of delicious all-parts of the pig can be eaten.. 😉

    yapthomas: if i in Subang can call u out for makan yea?

  23. yapthomas

    Yes! 😀

  24. WEI ZHI

    uhhhh so sad that we cant make it

  25. Lingzie

    ooo i’ve heard abt this oink oink place! havent had the chance to go yet. the pork cracklings are soooo sinful la… i think must go work out in the gym for a week after eating that! lol
    and custard is just SO SALAH!

  26. burpandslurp

    hey! I’m So sorry to hear you’re down with flu…that SUCKS ASS I know! Hope you get better soon!
    lovely food, though. I love that mushroom with the bacon and cheese the most. but the sausages…kinda freaks me out! LOL!

  27. thenomadGourmand

    yapthomas: ok nx week – atr round of burger?

    wei zhi: ya lorr..else we will hv fun! 😉

    lingzie: custard = i know!! u knw ur desserts!

    burpandslurp: me not a fan of bangers either 😉
    flu nt gettin any better, me need more food! lol

  28. worldwindows

    I have the pork skin crackling in Philippines. Yummy be expensive. They must leave some oil behind otherwise its not nice.

  29. vialentino

    aiya…next time ajak me a long ler…want my number a not? hehehehe

    bellygood…damn nice name ler and suitable for me ler…since my belly is big

  30. thenomadGourmand

    worldwindows: wah..leave some oil behind? alrei so oily worr..

    vialentino: hehe..i can tell tht the cavity of yr tummy is big judgin frm ur posts!
    email me ur #, i scared u not free only. me alws got makan-makan..

  31. AaronD

    i think the header of this blog entry should be changed to “Non-Halal”, “Porked IS Served”.. gave me a shock when i saw that BellyGood has become “Halal”..

    anyways, been here once with wife and every dish ordered was great.. looking forward to going again.. Lady boss also very chatty and good in recommending dishes according to your tastebuds and hunger-level

    1. rebeccasaw overall an enjoyable dinner yea?
      Thks for visiting! :good:

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