Ante Kitchen & Bar @ Publika serves an array of porkilicious dishes, from pork ribs to pork burgers to char siew pastas. We thoroughly enjoyed everything that we ordered I was already planning for what to eat for the next visit before even finishing off the food on our table.
Crispy Trotter Salad (RM 29) – A complex salad with fun textures of crispiness and chewiness from the trotter shavings, and crunchiness from toasted pecans. Despite the substantial amount of trotter shavings in the salad, it was made less sinful (or I try to convince myself that) with refreshing popping pomegranate seeds, lightly pickled papaya and mango slices.
Tomasco Soup (RM 17) – A harmonious marriage of flavors of sweet bell peppers and acidic tomatoes with a hint of herbs.
The chargrilled pork steak (RM 56) was a generous cut of substantial thickness, full of porky goodness. The pork steak had me at first bite. As I sliced through the crisscrossed steak, I could feel the plumpness of the pork; it was sheer succulence with a dash of pink. The pork was as plain as it could be; no fancy marinates; no fancy herbs; just perfect grilling skills with a bit of salt to present pork at its best. A quick dip into the buttery truffle sauce made it even more luxurious.
The tender slab, the glossy sheen, the enticing BBQ sauce made the Chargrilled BBQ Ribs (RM 52) a lavish dish that would elate any carnivores.
A few things that I am already planning on for the next visit include the Ante Burger (RM 42) featuring slow braised pork cheek medallion with gorgonzola cream cheese on brioche buns, Braised Pork Collar with red wine reduction sauce (RM 43) and handmade gnocchi pastas (RM 32 – RM 35).
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Address : A2-G1-09, Publika, Solaris Dutamas, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Opening Hours : 11 am – 11 pm