Friday, October 24, 2014

The Porki Society, Seapark

Love the small tiny bowl of noodles which you can finish in one bite and then taking selfie with the colorful bowls stacking on top of each other after you're done? There's a new place for you to satisfy your one bite noodle craving here in Seapark, Petaling Jaya.

The Porki Society is situated in Seapark, few doors away from the corner KFC shop. It's the same area as the Seapark Myburgerlab, Flying Wan Tan Mee and Nasi Lemak Bumbung. Thanks to my friend from Big Boys Oven, I've got the invites to the soft launch The Porki Society. From the name itself, you will not expect that they are also selling boat noodles, a thai street food which had made us queue for hours to dine in Empire Damansara few months back.

Went to The Porki Society in the late evening around 8.30pm with my colleague. Finding a parking in Seapark in the late evening was easy. There were many people dining at their soft launch and we waited at their counter after we walked in with the above vouchers on our hand. Probably they were too busy but we stand there like 5 minutes feeling awkward when no one came to the counter :( 

Luckily, someone came over after that and we got our table. And we spend the next few minutes snapping pictures of the interior decorations of the shop.

The entire shop has this old school stool and tables which we used to sit on when we were in primary school. They are repainted with some basic colours giving them a fresh new look. If you look at the floor, it has almost the same design and colours as its stools. The same goes for its tables too and the main colours are red, blue, white, yellow and green. 

From the entrance, the colourful stools are on your right.

 Some inspiration in painting your stools?
Colourful old school stools

 Old school classroom tables and stools reminds me of having the year end or festive party in the class. It probably looks like a canteen setting due to the buckets of dining utensils on top of the table but to me it looks more like a classroom. Haha. My old school canteen has more modern tables and chairs :P
Dining in the classroom?

 I've also noticed that there's some Coca-cola bottles decorations on the wall. If you've not noticed, there's a Coke bottle painting hanging above the colourful row of stools on one of the picture above. 
Have a coke today!

Soon, we were served a mini glass bottle of Sprite each. It comes with a mug filled with ice for you to pour the Sprite in. I'm amazed to see the small glass bottle of beverage as most cafes and restaurant sells them in can form. Probably they should also input the Sprite bottle into their Coke bottles decorations :P

Just like the other boat noodle cafe, some condiments and sauces are provided to satisfy your spicy craving tongue. Hands up for garlic chili !

Their menu consist of only one page list with everything you need to satisfy your boat noodle craving. The main hero in the menu is of course the noodle which comes in soup or dry with a choice of meehoon or rice noodles to choose from. Selling at RM1.90 per bowl, the portion is just enough for one mouthful bite or probably two if your mouth is small :P

Besides the noodles, you can also order some snack or side dishes to complement your noodles. From the menu, there's 6 types of PORK side dishes to choose from. From braised pork, pork ball, BBQ pork, fried pork and etc; I'm sure you can satisfy your pork craving of the day too. If meat is not your cup of tea, you can opt to add bean sprout (tauge) or water spinach to your noodle at RM1.90 per portion. As for dessert, there's only one choice available on the menu which is Takoh kuih at RM2.50/2pcs.  

Should it be call The Thai Porky Society?  :)

 Soon, a waiter brought us a bowl of braised pork for sharing and this taste just like the home cooked braised pork which we had at home. Homesick :)   This is the Moo Tun Signature Marinated Pork, RM4.90 and it taste exactly like the braised pork that we had at home. Yum. Strong herb smell with soya sauce cooked with pork and complete with coriander as topping. Love the taste but too bad that the food is not hot. I would like it to be hot or least warm though.
Moo Tun Signature Marinated Pork, RM4.90

And they have this nice-to-hold chopsticks :)

And here comes the signature boat noodle. This is the soup version with rice noodle at RM1.90/portion. There's plenty of tauge, kangkung, small chopped pieces of pork, some pork liver and also 2pcs of pork balls. And the "soup" seems to be reduction of pork bone soup and it's quite flavorful. There's some traces of nuts too and I just love the coriander which complements the noodles. If the soup is a bit hot, then it would be complete.  
Soup noodles in rice noodle, RM1.90

We were also served a bowl of pork balls with some pork bone soup. You can see the traces of pork in the soup ;) The pork balls taste normal just like the normal pork balls you've eaten. But the soup complement the pork balls was good; unlike the shops outside which will use clear soup with it. 
Luk Chin Moo Pork Ball with soup, RM3.90

Yum Yum.

 Here's the dry version of the noodle. The presence of gravy in this bowl of noodle is very minimal that is just enough to wet the noodle. It has the same ingredient as the soup version except that it's dry. I still prefer the soup or wet version of noodles because it's more flavorful and the dry one taste bland to me.

Dry version with rice noodle, RM1.90

Here's another side dishes, the BBQ pork at RM4.90/2 sticks. I love this side dishes too. The BBQ pork meat has the same taste as the bakwa (dried pork meat or yuk gon) which we usually eat during CNY. Bakwa consist of thin layers of dried pork meat but this BBQ pork is thicker than bakwa and there's freshly cooked/BBQ pork meat inside the crunchy and brown outer part. Yum. Love this a lot! A must-order food when you dine here.
Moo Ping Porki BBQ, RM4.90/2 sticks

Food was good and it's a good try to come out with such a concept. However, the noodles are not warm or hot and it will be good if they are at least hot. Probably they need to hire more staff in cooking and serving the noodles as most boat noodles I've eaten before are at least warm. Didn't managed to try all the items mentioned in the voucher as it seems they were already closing shop or run out of food after that :(  In terms of service, probably they will have more staff when it's officially open as it's not ok to have customers waiting at the counter and also waiting more than 10 minutes unentertained or having no food to serve them.

The Porki Society
10, Jalan 21/19,
Seapark Seksyen 21
46300, Petaling Jaya,

1 comment:

Law Hui Sheng said...

Visited this delicious PORK version of boat noodle as well.