Away from the hustle and bustle of Lan Kwai Fong and Soho, The Salted Pig is located on the 2/F of posh L Place along Queen's Road.
As we were ushered to our table, I couldn't help but smile at the über jovial attitude of the staff assigned to us. When we told him that we were there to celebrate a birthday, he immediately told our birhtday celebrant that she gets a glass of wine on the house for her birthday. Good job at winning us over with excellent service!
The ambiance was a toss between casual chic and intimate - the decors and lighting suggested intimacy but the music and loud chatter between tables suggested otherwise. The place looks great for a relaxing chit chat with friends, but maybe not for a date (unless, I suppose, if you get one of those slightly secluded booths they have on the quieter side of the restaurant).
They have a bottle of Porkus wine on every table. No idea if this is any good as we didn't try ours but I just find it cute to have a bottle of wine with a picture of a pig in a pork-themed restaurant.
We had the 3-course restaurant week dinner set.
Restaurant Week Menu
We started with:
Soup in a bread bowl - very filling with mild garlicky tones and an amazing pot pourri of textures in your mouth with every spoonful. (The bread bowl itself was pretty yummy, too!)
Brioche toast with mushroom spread - the toast was delicious with a slightly sticky top and crumbly bottom, but the mushroom spread had a weird aftertaste and took some getting used to. We didn't finish this one.
Scallops wrapped in bacon - this was awesome. I can't imagine anybody going wrong with anything wrapped in bacon.
For mains we had:
Crispy pork knuckle - this was good for two people and was just amazing. It was cooked to a beautiful pink-red colour that was oozing with flavour and meat so tender they were almost melting in your mouth. The skin was crispy and the tendon in between so chewy. The portion was more than adequate and came with fried potatoes, sweet potatoes and sauerkraut.
Awesome Cripy Pork Knuckle
Chopped Cripy Pork Knuckle
Fish and chips - this was okay. It might even have been good had we not had the cripy pork knuckle along with it.
Catch of the Day
And finally for dessert, we had both the strawberry custard and the chocolate sundae.
I don't know how the strawberry custard was because I didn't try it but the chocolate sundae was just delightful.
Would I ever go back? Yes, definitely, there's still so much pork dishes to try.
Crispy pork knuckle
Table Wait Time: 0 minute(s)
Date of Visit: Aug 07, 2013
Spending per head: Approximately HK$360(Dinner)Other Ratings:
Value for Money 4