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Dec 18, 2012 10:09 PM

Kuala Lumpur – Fabulous Pasta Carbonara at Three Little Pigs & the Big Bad Wolf

This is one comfy neighbourhood American-style bistro that I won’t mind coming back every day. It’s got slick décor, warm, friendly service, and some really good food.

My lunch today:
- Potato and leek soup, slightly watery for my taste, but was given a delicious boost with freshly-crisped bacon.
- Spaghetti carbonara topped with lots of bacon bits. This was simply the best rendition of one of my fave pasta dishes which I’d ever had in KL. (It's called the Wolf's Favorite o the menu)
- Dessert was the ultra-sinful deep-fried Mars Bar, served a la mode. Nice, though not something I’d have too often - just curious to compare it with the versions I tried in Scotland and Ireland previously. This was very well executed, too.

What I like about this place? The little touches that showed they care about their food & presentation: scattering of chopped parsley to lend color to the pasta, a tiny strawberry drizzled with chocolate sauce on the plate on which the deep-fried Mars Bar was served upon, bottle of water on the table served unasked - these are things which we sometimes take for granted elsewhere, but a rarity here in KL. I think 3 Little Pigs & the Big Bad Wolf is going to be a very special place indeed for the Bangsar dining set.

Address details
Three Little Pigs & the Big Bad Wolf
Lot G1A Ground Floor, Bangsar Village
1 Jalan Telawi Satu, Bangsar Baru
59100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +603-2283 2270

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  1. What's that on top of the carbonara?

    3 Replies
    1. re: mr_gimlet

      It was a poached egg - and the molten yolk gave added richness to the carbonara dressing.

      1. re: klyeoh

        The Carbonara look really nice, even if I have to say as purist that mushrooms and poached egg are definetely wrong. But I would try it if I would go to KL from the photo alone, they look really good!

        1. re: NilesCable

          Give me a shout if you're coming by this way, NilesCable. I may not know as much about KL's dining scene as I do Singapore's as yet, but I'm getting there ;-)

    2. Back to the restaurant again this evening.

      The Caesar salad was fab - crisp romaine lettuce, freshly-fried bacon and croutons, just the right amount of dressing with a distinct taste of anchovies (which is lacking in most other places in Malaysia), and a generous sprinkling of parmesan. The only shortfall - the crumbed, crisp-fried hard-boiled egg was simply that: *hard-boiled*. I'd have much preferred a poached egg with molten centre.

      The grilled BBQ pork-ribs were pretty average and a bit dry for my taste. But the French fries that came with it were perfectly done, and I also enjoyed the small crisp lettuce and walnut salad