I’m sure there are those of you out there who experience the yearning for pork at times?
Now to our dear Pork lovers … there is a restaurant in Dataran Mentari @ Bandar Sunway where you can satisfy your crave for a hearty “STRICTLY PORK” meal in “FUSION STYLE”. This place is called “BellyGood”. It is a paradise to pork lovers with their specialties in Grilled Pork Bellies, Grilled Pork Ribs, Baby Back Ribs and Pork Chops at reasonable prices.
Let’s begin our journey of discovering their pork dishes with a kick start of their specialties appetizers.
Baked Portobello Mushroom with Bacon and Cheese (RM12.50) – It was a very YUMMY starter, a MUST-TRY dish. The combination of the bacon with melted cheese on the mushrooms pieces draws a perfect balance of bacon-cheesy taste and flavor in each bite.
Chili Munchies (RM6.50) – The dish comes with grilled jumbo sausages sauteed with onion, garlic and chili. I find this dish rather spicy, a lot of pepper and it’s towards the salty side in taste. The flavor is common.
Pork Cracklings (RM6.50) – It is actually pork skin – cleansed and fried to a crisp. The crunchiness reminds me of prawn / fish crackers and the taste is quite similar to “pork fat crisp cubes” found in the black Hokkien noodle and oily in nature. Honestly, I am less incline to this dish due to it’s “SINFUL” nature.
It tastes good on it’s own, or dipped with the spicey sauce that came with it but I prefer to dip it with the honey mustard dressing that came with the next dish. 🙂 Anyway it was good, cripsy crunchy, with a salty touch of pork skin that’s akin to that of 烧肉 (siew yoke)
Smoked Salmon Salad (RM23.90) – It is a dish with slices of smoked salmon with mixed salad tossed in honey mustard dressing, providing a balance healthy, low-calorie and nutritious meal; suitable for those who prefer to have a light or pork-free starter. The salmon meat and mixed salad are fresh. The mix salad comprise of shredded carrot, tomato slices and cabbage pieces.
Next line up are the main dishes.
Pork Tenderloin with Creamy Mustard Sauce (RM23.90) – Served with creamy sauce spiked with hot mustard sauce creates a lively companion to the pork tenderloin. I find that the sauce flavor is special and is another MUST-TRY dish.
The meat texture is tender but towards the dry side. In order to appreciate the best of the tenderloin, you have to savor the meat with the sauce in each bite. It is not spicy at all, though the menu displayed that the sauce is spiked with hot mustard sauce. Another note, the green and red chili slices used as decoration makes the dish look rather confusing, giving an impression that the dish is going to be hot and spicy when it is actually not.
Pork Tenderloin with Creamy Brown Sauce (RM26.90) – The demi-glace brown sauce is a luxurious companion to the thickened cream sauce creating a complex note with the pork tenderloin. The taste and flavor is quite common. The meat texture is tender but towards the dry side and best savor the meat with the sauce in each bite. Again the decoration is confusing and giving wrong impression as red and green chillies slices are used seen in the picture above. The dish looked hot & spicy when it is not
The creamy brown sauce is of a common taste, I think if anyone should try this dish should give the mustard sauce version a try, simply because it adds more taste towards the dish. You know, the slightly tingling sour taste of mustard.
Pork Tenderloin with Creamy Hot Sauce (RM26.90) – The pork tenderloins go with cream sauced laced with hot vinegar chili giving this a spicy Asian hint. The sauce has an interesting locally-taste chili sauce flavor but it is not my favorite dish.
It is hot & spicy in taste and flavor, will definitely attract our local hot & spicy inclined foodies. The meat texture is tender but towards the dry side. Again as mention in the earlier tenderloin dish, you have to savor the meat with the sauce in each bite. At least in this dish extra mark should be given to the decoration as it is more relevant to the food taste and flavor.
I think the 3rd variation is the most special, go for this instead of the mustard sauce variant unless you prefer something not spicy. Go for the brown sauce if you want to play it safe, and don’t wish to have sour or spicy feel to your dish. 🙂
What I commend the most about this dish, is not the usual application of ready-of-the-shelf Thai sauce so-called hot and spicy dish.
Mixed Platter (RM23.90) – It is a dish that combine two signature dishes; i.e., Original Grilled Pork Belly (RM21.90) and Original Grilled Pork Ribs (RM23.90) in one plate serving. Grilled pork belly and pork ribs served together in the House Special Rib / Belly sauce accompanied with mash potatoes and coleslaw.
Generally the pork ribs and belly meat textures are tender, juicy and smooth. In my opinion, the sauce and mash potatoes taste good. The coleslaw is ordinary. This combination is best to taste the best of both signature dishes.
Baby Back Ribs (RM29.90) – the dish has succulent grilled soft pork ribs marinated with homemade sauce, served with mash potatoes and coleslaw. The sauce is moderately spicy and has earthy flavor. The meat texture is more juicy, loose and soft. Generally I like this part of the meat better than the tenderloin.
Yes, it’s the tender and juicy pork again. Yummy!
Sauteed Bacon Capellini (RM17.50) – Served with Angel hair pasta tossed with sauteed bacon, mushrooms, chopped chillies, tomatoes with garlic wine sauce. It is quite oily and spicy. The bacon is tasty.
Sausage Platter (RM26.90) – Its a combination of fries and 5 types of sausages’ flavor; i.e., the Grilled Pork Oriental, Grilled Pork Oriental Garlic, Grilled Spicy Hungarian, Grilled Pork Chorizo and Grilled Chicken Chorizo. You should try these sausages if you wish to experience the cultural difference in terms taste and flavor.
To make a long story short, do give yourself a try with the variety flavors of pork. Experience the Fusion style dishes combining the best of both the Western and spicy and exotic Asian taste, inspired by the American grilling cooking method.
Besides, the damages in the wallet are not too great as you can see the prices for the dishes we had tasted are less than RM30 per dish. Yet you get to venture in a variety cooking style using pork. The serving per dish is generally just nice for a person meal.
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More details on their website at http://www.bellygood.com.my