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El Cerdo @Changkat Bukit Bintang

My debut post on Spanish cuisine is at El Cerdo, Changkat Bukit Bintang. This is the place where pork is their main highlights. So sorry to my Muslim friends, what you about to see later of this post is all about pig. If you feel offended, please do skip my current post.

For your information, my information on the name of the dish may not be accurate because it was pre-order by my colleagues. If you do know the exact name, please do kindly inform me. Thank you in advance.

Nose to Tail Eating - which means they are serving the pork meat from the pig's nose right to its tail. I am not kidding because their menu really covers every part of a pig.
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Carnitas de Cerdo
Outlook: 4/5
Creativity: 5/5
Taste: 4/5
Overall: 4/5 - Very delicious and I like the way they prepare them. 

Boquerones
Outlook: 3/5
Creativity: 4/5
Taste: 4/5
Overall: 3/5 - This is very unique way to prepare the pork meat. Slightly sourish and sweetness in it. It just opened up your appetite.
Cochinillo Asado (Head)
Cochinillo Asado (Tail) @RM215++
Outlook: 4/5
Creativity: 5/5
Taste: 5/5
Price: 2/5
Overall: 4/5 - This is the highlight or so called signature dish at El Cerdo. It is a roasted suckling pig. Suckling pig grown up in their mother's milk and never let it run freely for less than a month before it is served in a plate in front of you like this. May sound kind of cruel by it has been everyone's favorite not just our Chinese culture by the Western as well. Their skin is so delicious and crispy which can be cut by a normal kitchen plate which you will see in a demonstration below by my colleague.
This is a Spanish custom by cutting the suckling pig using a plate to wish for a good luck either in our love relationship, career or health. The maximum of two persons are allowed to perform this custom. A waiter/waitress will do a briefing and demonstration before hand it over to us.
Once the plate is used to cut the suckling pig, you need to smash the plate in the bucket provided which is means to smash away all your bad luck. You will probably hear the plate braking sound along your dining session. Please get used to it because it is really not someone who accidentally broke their plates.
Yes, today is my colleague's birthday and El Cerdo prepared this special dessert called Werner's Special
Outlook: 4/5
Creativity: 4/5
Taste: 4/5
Overall: 4/5 - Arghhh...so tasty but the portion is just too small. :(

Let's have a final shot on my crazy colleagues.
El Cerdo - A name worth to remember. You will always walk out this restaurant with a memory that you will never forget for the rest of your life.
In my opinion, this place is really produce a great food and an exposure to a Spanish cuisine. However, I do find myself left with guilt and sin. Guilt because I have take too much cholesterol and fats into my body. Sin because I feel pity with the suckling pig. It is kind of cruel to me.

Last but not least, I will highly recommend for big groups to come to this great restaurant. Not really suitable for couples because the restaurant is quite noisy. Pre-booking is highly encouraged to avoid disappointment. If possible, order your desired food in advance as well because some of their signature dishes requires long hours to prepare.

Parking is a nightmare here so you have no choice to park farawy and make a walk to the restaurant. It is a paid parking no matter where you park because there will be certainly some locals collecting parking from you. The parking fee is vary between RM6 - RM20. You are advised to just pay them or else anything will surely happened to your vehicle. By the way, this is another example of a great restaurant to have a break in between their business hours.

Ambiance: 4/5
Service: 4/5
Food Serving Speed: Slow
Will I Revisit?: Yes, for group party.

El Cerdo
43 & 45, Changkat Bukit Bintang,
50200 KL
03-2145 0511
Business Hours:
Lunch: 12.00pm - 2.30pm
Dinner: 6.30pm - 10.30pm
(Only dinner available for Saturday)

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