Tasting Central Europe: The newest addition to the Tai Hang neighborhood, Porcentric opens this June to serve both classic and creative pork dishes, cold-cuts, as well as a wide range of pescatarian and vegetarian dishes with only too many craft beers options to choose from.
Look & Feel: Upon entering the restaurant, guests will first be greeted by the lovely team and then immediately by the trio of Hong Kong’s first ceiling-mounted beer tanks, with 500 liters of fresh, locally brewed beers sitting within. If you are visiting with a large group for a sit-down meal, you are most likely going to dine on one of the two marble tables, a commissioned work for Chef Giuliano Dacasto that supports local business, that takes center stage in the restaurant. Guests at Little Tai Hang would also find grabbing their happy-hour drink at Porkcentric handy at the open bar that connects with the hotel’s main entrance.
On The Menu: Pork is the star of the show in Porkcentric.
Start your meal with some cold cuts including Slovenian Deer Salami, Italian Cinghiale (boar) Salami, and cooked Hungarian Mangaliza Shoulder that you can’t find anywhere else in Hong Kong. If you get overwhelmed by the choices, order the Chef’s Choice Tasting Platter (from HK$198) which includes 3 or 5 cold cuts complemented with a selection of European cheese. While you are waiting for the food, try Porkcentric’s beer cocktails. Curated from a selection of craft beers, from international breweries and local brewery partner Moonzen, the cocktails will be the best compliments to the flavorful pork dishes.
After looking at the menu, you will understand why you are advised to come with a group — the variety of dishes and their generous portions! Porkcentric’s must-tries include Hungarian Pork Chop Tomahawk (18/20oz, $568) served with cucumber dill salad and jalapeño pork jus and Porkcentric Borscht (HK$98). You would also want to try some of our personal favorites: Roasted Pork Belly (HK$168) and Polish Pierogies ($68 for four pieces, $128 for 8 pieces). Taking cues from the Cantonese roasted pork (燒肉), Porkcentric’s roasted pork belly takes the comfort food to another level with its refreshing salsa verde.
Guests with no-meat diet will also be well taken care of at Porkcentric. You won’t miss out on the team’s honest cooking with the Pickled Herrings (HK$158), Charcoal Garden ($198), a grilled vegetable medley with goat’s cheese and Italian Saba syrup, and so many more pescatarian and vegetarian options.
Finish your meal with the Nutella Parfait with Meringue and Raspberry purée. Combining the rich Nutella ice cream with crispy Meringue and a refreshingly sour raspberry purée, this dessert is sure to complete your night with perfection.
Great For: Family and friends get-togethers.
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