The Porki Society in Seapark, Petaling Jaya focuses on boat noodle, served in small bowls (RM1.90 each) with bits of pork lard for added crunch. You can have it dry or soup style, with a choice of Thai noodles or vermicelli. Some fish sauce and pickled chilli makes it tastier – it’s easy to polish off 5 or 6 bowls of this. ;)
I found it tastier than the Thai Clear Soup Pork Noodle (RM15.90) which had more toppings such as pork slices, pork liver, pork rind and fried porki, but a less flavourful broth. If you’re into light soup noodles, this might be to your liking. I piled on the fish sauce to give it more oomph.
The Basil Leaf Eggplant with Minced Pork (RM15.90) comes with a BBQ pork skewer and a Thai sausage. This was quite good but the pork skewer wasn’t as tender as I liked it to be. We ordered an a la carte portion of the skewer (RM5.90 for 2 pieces), which came with dipping sauce. That sauce was good and it made a lot of difference in the flavour of the pork skewer.
At first glance, the Green Curry Pork Rice (RM17.90) looked like a mess, but if you like your rice saucy, you’ll love this. There’s plenty of curry to go around and this comes with a side of papaya salad and BBQ Thai pork ball, which I didn’t care much about. Tastewise, the curry was alright but it could have been a tad spicier to cut through the richness.
Skip the Thai Iced Tea (RM6.90) here, for it tasted rather watered down and more like our local Teh Ais. Not sure if it was our luck that night, since I heard good things about the iced tea here. But based on what we ordered, I would probably come back for the minced pork eggplant rice and the boat noodles. If only they served the latter in a large bowl…
Food: 5.5/10 (non halal)
Verdict: Try the Basil Leaf Eggplant with Minced Pork rice set.
The Porki Society
No. 10, Jalan 21/19,
Seapark Seksyen 21,
46300 Petaling Jaya,
Tel: 03-7865 1968