The Ultimate Macau Pork Chop Bun
Head over to Lot 10 Hutong, the award winning food non halal food court, for more porkalicious bites! This round, Porco Macau Pork Chop Bun is stealing the limelight with its offerings of swine-ful delights from Executive Chef Fong, more well-known as Yoke Cheh or sister Yoke.
We paid a visit to the new stall that has garnered quite a storming rush of porky fans since its launch not too long ago. We like how Porco Macau Pork Chop Bun stayed minimal with its offering, choosing to focus on what they know best and that is their signature secret recipe of pork chops served several ways.
One can’t miss the stall with its huge signage of tempting porky buns!
Be prepared to queue for this as every order is made upon request but it’s ultimately worthy of the wait. Leading the pack is the classic Macau’s famous Macau Pork Chop Bun. Story goes of how a young women perfected her Portuguese pork chop and bread recipe from a Portuguese chef and the classic Macau Pork Chop Bun was born.
Despite coming from an IT education, Yoke Cheh traded her white collar job for her passion in the food industry and has never looked back since then. She nailed her pork chop recipes to tasty perfection and ensures quality control her own self daily for Porco Macau.
One gets a brawny and substantial piece of juicy lean pork chop, well-seasoned and utterly tender, sandwiched with a crusty bun upon order. Assured that no further condiments or sauces needed, this is the epic glory of what every Macau pork chop bun should be savored. Each piece of bone-in pork chop gets manual hand labor of tedious pounding to achieve its tenderness and it seasoned by Yoke Cheh herself with soy sauce and other special seasonings. The salty moreish flavours are addictive, sufficiently tasty enough to be enjoyed with the golden crusty bread with a tender flesh. Extra brownie points for the large pork chop peeking out from the bun for Yoke Cheh…
One bite of the Macau Pork Chop Bun (la carte RM13.90, set meal with a drink RM15.90) and you’ll be chasing more bites of this gloriously delectable pork chop!
So we know some Malaysians still argues that we need more to jazz up this pork chop bun. If you still insist, then opt for the Macau Pork Chop Bun Special Set (RM17.90) that has the classic version pumped up with fried Sunny Side up egg and sliced cheese. I daresay, this version is pretty darn amazing too because the one sided crisp egg with oozing melted cheese does elevate the deliciousness to new heights… ok, so you now know who that ‘some Malaysians’ are.
If bread is not your thing, then go for the Macau Pork Chop Noodles (RM13.90) where one gets the same glorious piece of porky chop paired with springy noodles laced with special soy sauce. These are no ordinary noodles as these are specially made with traditional bamboo-pressed techniques to achieve its springy texture. Again, you get just pork chop and noodles in an order and I concurred that Portuguese must really enjoy simplicity in their food.
This one was a tad over salty for me since the pork chop alone is already pretty savory and the noodles are just as savory as well. It is still yummy in every slurp of noodles and was pretty much a crowd favorite on our table that day.
I personally favored the Macau Pork Chop Rice with Egg (RM14.90) when I saw the glistening pork chop served with steamed rice, perfect Sunny side up egg and a bowl of curry sauce. The fluffy rice balanced up the salty notes of the pork chop very well, making it very easy on the palate. The egg with its soft molten egg yolk oozing out added lusciousness while the curry sauce heated up the taste bud with its light sweetness and robust spiced notes. It’s an overall combination of what every pork chop rice should be in my books.
I returned with my family again a few weeks later for this and my son gave his thumbs up for this dish too!
Porco Macau also offers Macau Curry Fish Balls (RM6.90), a side portion of bouncy fish balls cooked in non-creamy curry sauce. The dish is a classic one available on the streets of Macau as well as Hong Kong. This one was sufficiently decent and is much a pleaser with every one of all ages since there heat factor is rather mild.
We hope Porco Macau Pork Chop Bun opens up other outlets soon as we can’t seem to get enough of this porkalicious bites. Yoke Cheh mentioned that they might also add more to the menu later on once they settle down. Till then, it looks like we still have to queue for Porco Macau Pork Chop Bun if you’re a porky fan like me!
PORCO MACAU PORK CHOP BUN
Lot 10 Hutong, LG Floor,
Lot 10 Shopping Centre,
50 Jalan Sultan Ismail,
50250 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +603-2782 3500
Daily 10am to 10pm