BellyGood, Sunway.

After hearing promising reviews of this porkielicious place in Sunway, a family diner with affordable prices, we headed here for lunch. The crowd was thin as we were early but by the time we left, the place was filled up nicely.

We were seated near all the grilling action where we could see the chef flipping slabs of ribs and chunks of meat.

We started off lightly with the Grilled Bacon Salad (RM23.90), a salad of lettuce, matchstick carrot strips, cucumber and tomatoes with cooked bacon and a honey mustard dressing. It was pretty alright and the greens were still fresh and crisp to bite.

We also had a Sausage Platter (RM26.90) to share amongst the group. I thought we had 2 sausages of 2 different makes at first but later found out that there were 4 types : pork chorizo, chicken chorizo, pork oriental and spicy Hungarian. The chorizos were nice but I liked the oriental one (like Taiwanese sausages) and the Hungarian one more, despite it not being spicy to me at all. But it did have a distinctive flavour to it.

The Grilled Pork Belly (RM21.90) arrived before the mix platter and at first bite, I like how juicy and succulent the pork belly was. Thanks to the melting fats. Haha. But one of us complained of an overwhelming gamey, porky taste which happens sometimes in pork dishes. But I still liked my slice, which was well marinated, with what the chefs here called the “pekin sauce”. Also enjoyed the mashed potatoes and wished for a bigger scoop. Hehe.

The Mixed Platter (RM23.90) is a dish combining the best of both worlds as it offers both the pork belly and ribs. We should have just stayed with this choice instead of just the pork belly as it 1 1/2 portions of pork belly got a bit too heavy for us in the end. And I believe that they use the same marinade for the pork belly so it’s matter of preference in having solely one item or two. The ribs were slightly sweeter in taste due to the maripur sauce they use but still tender without falling into pieces. And even though the ribs were good, I think I prefer Cagayan’s version. Yet there’s no denying that the pork belly is the best in BellyGood and apparently you can ask to have the fat trimmed off for a healthier option.

To end the meal on a sweet note, we had a Mocha Ice cream cake (RM8.90) and Chocolate Brownie with Vanilla Ice-Cream (RM12.90). The ice-cream used is from Movenpick which complimented the warm brownie well and helped balance out the flavours.

Service was quite friendly and prices very reasonable. Even though I found the food enjoyable and tasty, I felt that after one two many dishes, the sauces started to taste the same. Hence, I would suggest sharing the porky dishes and ordering other non-pork dishes such as their pastas and salads to make sure you don’t overdo it.

BellyGood (www)
20, Jalan PJS 8-18,
Dataran Mentari,
Bandar Sunway,
46150 Petaling Jaya
Selangor Darul Ehsan
Tel: 03 5630 1699

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10 Comments »

  1. J2Kfm said

    yup, i’ve exactly the same target on my mind, just that
    steering away frmo Sunway area for some time now.

    quite cheap eh? Movenpick ice cream with brownies, at only RM12.90?!!!
    what a steal ….

    epicuriousgirl says: ditto on the brownie a la mode. love Movenpick ice cream๐Ÿ˜‰

    why steering away from Sunway?

  2. Sean said

    those prices are terrific. i remember visiting this place early last year when it was still named wendy’s bistro, and it looks like they haven’t raised their rates at all since then. and oh yeah, i also recall a really friendly hostess who made us feel totally at home.

    epicuriousgirl says: good to hear that they haven’t raised the prices despite the current economic situation. so time to make a return visit ya?

  3. Jenn (my wife) and I went there during last year’s Hari Raya.. the place was almost empty by the time we arrived and left.
    I had the Mixed Platter while Jenn had the Grilled Bacon Salad… just like you!!
    But we didn’t have the dessert though…
    Our verdict?? a good place to go for pork…

    epicuriousgirl says: yes, not that many porkie places save for German specialty shops and El Cerdo so one with affordable price tags is always welcomed!

  4. mimi said

    A truly “porkie” place eh…๐Ÿ™‚

    epicuriousgirl says: yes, emphasising on the belly indeed , hehe.

  5. Ooh, this is ex-Wendy’s Bistro? Everything looks so awesome, even if it’s doused in the same sauce. But hark, crinkle cut fries! The bane of my existence!

    epicuriousgirl says: so that’s what I heard – ex Wendy’s bistro. I prefer crinkle cut too!

  6. oh yar! we read about this place..thanks for shaking the memory:)

    epicuriousgirl says: haha, anytime.๐Ÿ™‚

  7. jason said

    I just drove past this place last night. It’s just a matter of time when will I be there.๐Ÿ™‚

    epicuriousgirl says: hope you enjoy their selection then๐Ÿ™‚

  8. teckiee said

    hmm Belly Good was Wendyโ€™s rite? … found the food so so.. and like your said.. the sauces taste the same after a while.

  9. Looks good….have you tried Meaty House in USJ? I see that the food almost the same, will try this to see if it’s as good. The brownies…ahh..I want i want!

    epicuriousgirl says: not yet… but have heard a lot about it too๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Unhappu guest said

    It was an unpleasant dining experience for me and my friend @ Belly Good. The serving was small and the owner who took our order wasn’t a nice guy either.
    Basically, we booked several tables for 30 person and on that morning before the dinner, he called and said he wanted to cancel the reservation because of some stupid excuses related to his own profit (something about lots of students coming in and sharing food instead of ordering one meal per pax resulting in lower business profit).
    If you are unwilling to do our business, then do not accept the reservation and cancel it last minute. Such an unethical businessman.
    On that night itself, I don’t get why the owner seemed so stressed about trying to rush the food out. Why can’t he wait till everyone is seated before taking orders. In the end, we had to be rude to other guests who arrived later by eating first as the food was there and no point waiting until the food is cold. The serving is very small (3 sticks of ribs instead of a row) and the baby back rib that I’ve ordered, doesn’t seems to be a baby ribs at all. At RM29.90 (yes, they increased the price without updating their website), it is definitely not worth it. I could have gotten a 2 course meal at TGI Fridays for that price.
    Another observation of mine was the kitchen. Located in the dining area, the kitchen was an unpleasant sight. The frying pan is abused to the max. I suspect it used to be a non-stick pan, but the coating on the middle is entirely gone, only the side still appear coated. So what have they been serving their customers? Teflon coated pasta? Ewwww….they can’t even invest in a proper aluminium or cast iron cookware that will last longer.
    All I want to say is, avoid that place at all cost. There are many other places for pork lovers. There were more unhappy events that occurred that night, but I do not wish to mention it anymore but it has something to do with mistake during ordering and lost of temper.

    epicuriousgirl says: Sorry to hear about your bad experience and thanks for letting readers out there know.๐Ÿ™‚

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