I recently celebrated a friend’s birthday at a small cosy restaurant tucked away in the busy heart of Kuala Lumpur. Located on Lorong Ceylon, in close proximity to Jalan Alor and Tengkat Tong Shin, Neroteca has a wide variety of dishes to choose from.
For drinks, we decided to have a bottle of white wine. We went with a bottle of Arneis, which was a pleasant surprise as it turned out to be well-balanced and smooth.
For starters, we decided to be healthy and go with a salad, the Neroteca salad. It consists of crutons, four cheeses, crispy smoked pork bacon, shallots, sun-dried tomatoes, olives and some grilled vegetables dressed with a healthy serve of a balsamic vinaigrette. A definite must try, which tasted like a modified Caeser’s salad, as the mix of flavours complemented each other.
Next up, the Grigliata Mista, or the pork platter mix grill. It is a dish meant for 2-3 persons, but for some reason it seemed to be lacking alot more meat than expected. Throw in a few grilled pork chops, ribs, sausages and bacon with potatoes and voila you have a pork platter.
Usually, you would expect to find spaghetti carbonara at most Italian restaurants, a simple and favourite dish. This one in particular was perhaps one of the better carbonaras I’ve had so far. The sauce was thick and the pork bacon used was nice and chunky.
Finally, we arrive at desserts (you always have to leave space for desserts). The Bunet consists of amaretto liquor and coffee’ flan. The picture looks tempting doesn’t it?
We then tried the Torta della Nonna, a lemon and pine-nut tarte which had a very smooth and pleasant texture and was not too sweet; something I would recommend to try.
Those in search for a restaurant that goes no holds bar on pork, then this is one that should not be passed up.
Ground floor, Somerset
8 Lorong Ceylon
50250 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03 – 2070 0530
Fax: 03 – 2070 2530