Hungry Bacon, Damansara Uptown
It’s been a hot minute since our last review here in Kuala Lumpur due to all the restrictions and crazy number of cases.
But as we start to cope with the “endemic” stage, we’ve started going out again and our first food review post MCO in Q4 2021 landed us at Hungry Bacon at Damansara Uptown.
While the exterior of the shop is unassuming and gives off “pub” vibes, (and yes, they serve beers in bottles here) the menu is far more imaginative than what you would find at a pub for sure!
If you love all things porky, you will find yourself right at home here. Just take a look at their starters - this humongous, almost torso-sized pork crackling (chicharron - RM16) is seasoned to perfection and paired with the most mouth-watering pesto sauce that you won’t be able to get enough of!
If you've been a fan of Leonardo's or Delicious in the past, you would be pleased to know that Hungry Bacon is the brainchild of their former executive chef, Chef Tim. Stepping out to bring his best food (pun intended) forward, Hungry Bacon offers an incredibly extensive menu which you will need multiple visits to acquaint yourself with.
For our first visit, we also tried their bacon-wrapped pumpkin salad (RM28). I have nothing but good things to say about this dish because the balsamic vinaigrette packed an acidic punch, which paired beautifully with the roasted pumpkin. Overall, a superstar dish.
Another must-try dish here is their salted egg fish skin (RM19). It's so mouth-wateringly good, you might even need to order two portions!
The wok hei is real with their bacon fried rice (RM20), which is a dish that is part of their local mains, and comes with a generous serving of roe and bonito flakes on top. You will find a real mix of dishes here, ranging from familiar local delights to hearty western fare. There's surely something for everyone on their menu.
Now, if you're a fan of nasi kerabu, this non-halal version which is served with babi percik kembar (RM30) is simply *chef's kiss*. The meat is so well marinated and so tender. We loved it!
A classic on any menu would be the carbonara (RM22) and the Hungry Bacon carbonara surely did not disappoint with its generous portion, huge serving of bacon and just the right amount of creaminess.
Our favourite dish of the evening was the pork shoulder (RM30), which came with truffle mashed potatoes. The meat was so well seasoned and juicy, had that char that we loved and paired perfectly with the mashed potatoes. Though it came with gravy, we enjoyed the entire dish on its own without the gravy. I highly recommend this dish to anyone who loves the protein in all of its simple glory.
Finally, to wrap up our meal was a decadent chocolate lava cake (RM15) served with Forty Licks vanilla ice cream. It's the only dessert on their menu but it is the only one you need because it's so good.
Hungry Bacon also serves many crafted drinks like this Agua Fresca (RM14) and Assam the Bois (RM8), which are pictured above. It's a good thirst quencher and accompaniment to the rich meals you will have here at Hungry Bacon.
If you're looking for your next comfort meal in a casual joint, look no further than Hungry Bacon at Damansara Uptown (same row as The Ship).
Hungry Bacon at Damansara Uptown
No 33, Jalan SS 21/56b, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Opens Tuesdays to Sundays 12pm-10pm