Tuesday, January 1, 2013
My 2012 Oink Oink Bday - El Cerdo
Pardon my nerdy/act-cute photo. On my ahem, not-so-young-anymore-bday, I decided to go cute with the big-ass specs. I suppose if I didn't act cute this year, I cannot afford to do it the following years.
Before the dinner, we had tea at Dreamz Bakery at Kota Damansara.
My darlings ♥
Carbonara @ RM12.90. Not much of food selections, but I love their spaghetti, very creamy, with 3 fresh prawns, mushrooms and bits of smoked salmon.
Chocolate cheese. Japanese-style I assume as the cheese is very light-weight, to our liking.
No 32-1, The Strand Jalan PJU 5/20D
Pusat Perdagangan Kota Damansara
47810 Petaling Jaya (Close on every Tuesday)
And now to the star of the day, El Cerdo at Changkat Bukit Bintang.
First of all, a happy picture of me with my 2012 present.
And next, Xmas present from the big sista ♥
El Cerdo means 'The Pig' in Spanish and the place is famous for its pork dishes from around the world.
The place is very cosy with good service and with good food. A highly recommended place for a good family dinner or even for an outing with friends.
We are first greeted with soft, complimentary bread with pork liver spread?
Jamon Serrano. Imported Spanish cured & air-dried ham served on rock melon and salad. There are alot of thin ham varieties on the plate. Some of the ham is a bit salty, recommended to be eaten with the condiments which are served together.
Oven Roasted Pork Ribs. My skill really doesn't do justice to the yummy-juicy ribs. It is very tasteful and the meats are tender, cooked to perfection. And the layer of fats really compliment the meat very well.
We also ordered the Caesar salad and I loved the dressings. Apologies, no picture of it.
And the signature dish, Roasted Suckling Pig. We were told that the piglet is only 2 weeks old. We stunted for awhile when we heard that. We prefer not to be told such details.
The dish is served together with a plate of salad and a bowl of potatoes.
There is a Spanish tradition before eating the suckling pig that we had to perform. We were asked to knock on the wooden board for 3 times before cutting it with the plate. It is believed that by doing so the bad luck will transfer to the plate. After that, break the plate in the prepared wooden pail to cast away the bad luck and welcome Good Luck.
Mountain Paella. Paelle Style Rice with Pork Bacon, Chicken and Fresh Mushroom.
Churros with nice warm chocolate dip.
Soft and moist chocolate cake. Spanish flourless choco cake.
Complimentary shots for everyone which serves to clean and to digest the meats that we've consumed earlier. And that night, it also served as my birthday cake.
When the shots are served, the staff came in and sang us an oink oink, Happy birthday song.
Even the pig loves the complimentary shot.
And this year I have a happy and also pricey oink-oink birthday dinner. Thanks, Kam Sia, Xie-Xie, Arigatou to all who make this happened.