Three Little Pigs – It’s All About Pork At This Restaurant
My favourite childhood story is the name of this restaurant, opened at the basement of Ngee Ann City, selling mainly pork of course.
Some pigs here had a worthy death, while some could have died in vain.
For a restaurant in Orchard Road, the price point is fairly reasonable. Appetisers range from $5.80 to $9.80, while mains are between $16.80 and $19.80.
Here is a story of the Three Little Pigs here.
First little pig. Three slices of Roasted Pork Belly ($16.80) with mushroom risotto and parmigiana shavings. This pig had beautiful slight pink colour, tender enough, though could have crispier crackling. Risotto was meh-meh.
Second little pig. The bowl of 3P Pork Goulash ($6.80) was more watery than stew, had that tone of sweetness which reminded us of minestrone soup. Not satisfying.
Third little pig. Best of the lot. The Pork Chop ($16.80 – $19.80) came with toppings of apricot marmalade, creamy forest mushroom, golden sultana puree, caramelised onion, button mushroom with red win demi glace, or granny smith apple.
Pick toppings with a sour touch, think it should go better with pork.
Am I right to say it is tougher to find a dish of good pork chop in Singapore compared to chicken chop? Pork chops if not prepared well could come with a leathery texture and strong ‘porky’ aftertaste.
Therefore, I am surprised to find a slab tender enough, well-cooked and marinated, tasty enough on its own without the need to dip into the brown sauce. The soft baked potatoes which came with cheddar and pork floss were also the winner.
Desserts such as the Yuzu Financier ($7.80) and Cheese and Berries Trifle were just passable, no regrets if you gave them a miss.
For non-pork lovers, Roasted Farmed Chicken ($16.80), Caramelised Miso Halibut ($19.80), and Braised Beef Cheek ($18.90) are also available.
Three Little Pigs
391 Orchard Road #B2-32 Takashimaya Ngee Ann City, Singapore 238872 (Orchard MRT)
Tel: +65 68364988
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 10pm (Mon-Thurs), 11am – 10pm (Fri-Sun)
*Daniel’s Food Diary pays for food reviewed unless otherwise stated.
March 22, 2017