Oh yes, why the restaurant is called "Hungry Bacon"? A catchy name to call a restaurant - Hungry Bacon derives the name after Timothy and Pearl's five-year-old miniature poodle, Bacon, who appears to be constantly hungry. Look for the Bacon portrait on the restaurant's wall.
Hungry Bacon's menu is easy to read with comfort food and local favourites catering especially to pork lovers. Diners can indulge in these guilty pleasures of comfort food with a plethora of pork-licious dishes; taking a new twist and dimension to tantalize the taste-buds of pork lovers. Diners will be spoilt for choice from big bites of pork chops, BBQ ribs, rice, pasta, and noodles to small bites of bacon crunchies, Nachos and fries to whet your appetite.
Happy Eats With My Family
During our first visit to Hungry Bacon, we sampled some of the dishes and would like to feature them in the order of my recommended TOP FAVOURITES Must Try dishes. Read on and follow me as we go on a strictly "Pork Only" gastronomic adventure with my selections.
Freshly baked corn tortilla chips drizzled with hot cheese sauce and bacon bits served with 5 different dipping sauces which are Bacon Chilli Con Carne, Sour Cream, Guacamole, Pico de Gallo, and Jalapenos.
For fans of pigskin, this appetiser is a must-try. Chicharron (RM20) is an addictive and sinful dish for the cholesterol watcher. I was told that the chef dry-cured the pigskin for 48 hours before deep-frying till it was super crisp.
Deep-fried wonder was a hit with everyone at the table. Spot on for the crunchy pork skin, so sinful yet so tempting and delicious. Flavourful, well-marinated and super crispy too, a great start to prepare your tummy for more pork dishes. When paired with a cold beer, this is a great bite!
Moving on next to one of Chef's fancier snacks are the Bacon Wrapped In Chicken Lollipop and Bacon Cones.
Bacon-Wrapped In Chicken Lollipop
For fans of chicken drumettes and bacon; the Bacon Wrapped In Chicken Lollipop (RM24) is a must not miss dish for you. The bacon is wrapped around the chicken drumettes stuffed with homemade sausage which are then deep-fried to a crisp and served with mayonnaise and barbeque sauce.
Simply crazy and addictive, I guess only a bacon-lover can come out with such a wonderful idea, that is to incorporate the tasty bacon with the chicken drummettes. Addictive appetizer to eat here!
The Bacon Cones (RM25) features crispy firm cone-shaped bacon stuffed with bacon chilli con carne and topped with sour cream, cheese sauce, pico de gallo, and jalapenos in the bacon cones - a great savoury and enticing Tex-Mex take that proves that bacon makes everything taste better.
Bacon-Wrapped Pumpkin Salad
Next, on the tasting list, there is the Bacon Wrapped Pumpkin Salad (RM30) to check out. Features slow roast pumpkin wedge wrapped with bacon served with rockets, spinach, chickpeas, sun-dried tomatoes, feta cheese, pine nuts and balsamic pearls. For RM25.00, you can get a meat-free version without the bacon.
The star of the night was, of course, the much-awaited ~ Signature dish of Hungry Bacon's popular Pork Shoulder Chop (RM 35) loved by diners. This dish was an experience to relish and remember. Chef Timothy's love affair with the pork is evident in every bite of the chops. The pork shoulder (approximately 250 g) was extremely tender and was cooked just right to perfection. Brined for 48 hours, before pan-fried, giving rise to the succulent, juicy meat.
Presented with a juicy chop sitting on a bed of truffle mash with broccoli, romesco, herb butter and gravy on the sides. Scoring high with everyone at the dinner table, I would have loved to hog this whole plate to myself, truly a good crowd-pleaser! It's pure BABI NIRVANA for me!
For an absolute indulgence of finger-licking good pork dish, one simply must order these BBQ Ribs (RM65). The pork ribs turn out to be soft and good to munch - a result of rich marination, coated with a thin layer of delectable sauce.
Char-grilled to perfection with house-made unique Piggy sauce which utilizes the best cut from the ribs, was succulent and juicy fork-tenderness. The mouthwatering pork ribs are served with your choice of sauce: Garlic BBQ, Sweet Guinness, BBQ, or Black Pepper with fries, coleslaw and cornbread on the side.
Truffle Bacon Fried Rice
If the pork chops or the pork ribs are too much to handle, pork-lovers can check out Truffle Bacon Fried Rice (RM31); another winner in its own right. Oink-oink to all pork lovers out there especially those who are crazy over bacon goodness.
Full-of-Wok-Hei, this house speciality Truffle Fried Rice is cooked in the flaming wok to full flavour delivering an explosion of flavours topped with katsuobushi, rice puffs and tobiko. Drool-worthy and a dish guaranteed to please foodies of all ages!
Chocolate Lava Cake
End our satisfying porky meal with a sweet ending dessert of Chocolate Lava Cake (RM18). This irresistible Molten Lava Cake is the perfect dessert for chocolate aficionados. The 'Wow" factor comes through when the chocolate cake is sliced and warm gooey goodness begins to ooze from it.
Adorned with Forty Lick Vanilla Ice Cream, this delightful dessert is here to seduce your sweet tooth and senses, especially with the hot chocolate lava flow within.
Asam Boi ~ Kalamansi Limes, Dried Sour Plum Topped With Kalamansi Sorbet
Overall, Hungry Bacon got us covered with sumptuous and delicious gourmet pork dishes. Almost everything on their menu is worth trying but if you have limited stomach space, then you just have to try out my recommendations!
Our tasting experience heightened with their mouth-watering Pork Shoulder Chop, BBQ Ribs and Truffle Bacon Fried Rice. You must come by with your family and friends to try the porky fare for yourself, and Hungry Bacon is sure to fire up your taste buds with a wonderful pork-tastic feast in no time! BON-APPETITE!