Pork/Non-Halal NEW Chicago Rib House 170-G-43 Gurney Plaza, Persiaran Gurney (04 229 0763/www. chicagoribhouse.com.my).
Named after the self-dubbed city of steaks and ribs, Chicago Rib House is the capital of all things flamed, grilled, barbecued and porky. The meats (namely pork ribs basted in original barbecue or bourbon sauce, grilled lamb rack, wagyu ribeye and beer-battered fried pork chop) are coated with crispy charred skin before revealing tender, fall-off-the-bone meat at first bite.
Credit cards accepted. Daily, 11am– 11pm. $$$
NEW Mr Pork 50D-1 Jalan Fettes, Tanjung Bungah (04 899 6363/04 899 3636/www. facebook.com/MrPorkRestaurant).
Enjoy value-for-money Western dishes within this casual, colourful interior. From the extensive menu you’ll find meaty dishes including eight types of pork dishes such as grilled ribs and chops, lamb chops and cutlets, fish and chips, fish and chicken cordon bleu, linguini, mixed grill of seafood and meats and Hainanese chicken chop from between RM10.90 and RM31.90. These dishes come with fries or potato wedges, coleslaw and, sometimes, corn on the cob. Besides the rib-eye, we’d recommend the fish cordon bleu. Although thin on the fish, the breadcrumbed layer is crispy, not too thick and the melty-cheesy filling is generous. Fries and coleslaw are good and the tartar sauce will grow on you. A little tip on the sauces offered here on the side: Go easy on it. You might want to dip each bite rather than slather it on top to enjoy the fairly fresh meats. Aside from the friendly service, the real surprise here is that there’s a 20 percent discount on every lunch order daily between 12pm and 3pm. The colourful, casual interior of Mr Pork gets a bit crowded during meal times, so if you’re in a hurry during lunch, opt for take-away – the packaging is efficient and will allow for tidy eating at the desk.
Child friendly. Daily, 11am–1.30am. $$