We’ve tasted a whole lotta pork dishes and tracked down the best ones served in our city, some of them sticky sweet, some peppery and others on the super-fiery side but all of them are devilishly delicious. Here are LBB’s top 15 picks in no particular order.

Reader’s Vote: Braised Pork Burrito at Chinita

LBB’s Loving: Fat Chance at Cafe Thulp

Sorpotel Jam Pot at Monkey Bar

Monkey Bar

Monkey Bar

Monkey Bar’s Chef Manu Chandra got Aunt Maise from Saligao to part with her family recipe and for that we’ll forever remain indebted to him. Use the accompanying buttery, grilled pav to scoop out these tender bits of pork, cooked in a warm, spicy, tart sauce. It also helps that this bar nosh is served in a charming little pot.

Where: 610, 12th Main, Indiranagar

Contact: 080 49653197

Price: INR 200 {approx.}

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Viet Spare Ribs at Phobidden Fruit

This dish is standard order for most regulars at this Vietnamese restaurant. Succulent, falling-off-the-bone piggy spare ribs are tossed in a thick, dark sauce that is intense and rich with caramelised, bittersweet flavours. We know you’ll love it too!

Where: 965, 12th Main, Indira Nagar

Contact: 080 41255175

Price: INR 250 {approx.}

Jack Daniel’s Pork Steak at Connie’s Restaurant and Steakhouse 

A slab of juicy pork that has been marinated in whiskey and cooked to perfection on the grill is served with fried pork sausages, a dollop of buttery, mash and is accompanied by thick slices of garlicky bread. We suggest you keep your cardiologist on speed dial and dig into this dish with great gusto. Please don’t ruin the experience by getting the sizzler option.

Where: 305, Nehru Road, Kammanahalli

Contact: +91 8792815159

Price: INR 450

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Fat Chance at Cafe Thulp

Cafe Thulp

Cafe Thulp

Chef Gautam Krishnankutty has decided to add smoking meats to his oeuvre of techniques, and this has perfectly worked to our advantage. The Fat Chance, involves chunks of smoked pork belly paired with a dash of sweetish honey oyster sauce. But what is wonderful is that extra special crunch and crackle of the skin.

Where: 39, 12th Main Junction, Indira Nagar; 21, 2nd Cross, CPR Layout, Kammanahalli; 998, 1st Main, 1st Block, Koramangala; 5/1, Skywalk, Assaye Road, Ulsoor

Contact: 080 41607606 for Indiranagar; 080 41606454 for Kammanahalli; 080 40933344; +91 8884138957 for Ulsoor

PRICE: INR 450 {approx.}

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Braised Pork Burrito at Chinita



Shredded, slow-braised, and really tender pork piled into a flour tortilla with generous helpings of beans, cheese, spicy salsa, onions, sour cream, jalapenos, and served with cilantro rice. Yes, drool!

Where: 218, Double Road, Indira Nagar

Contact: +91 9686551896

Price: INR 300 {approx.}

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Jeyuk-Chulpan at Hae Kum Gang

Sliced pork that has been stir fried with mushrooms, onions and greens in a fiery chilli sauce is served sizzling on a hot plate with a bowl of sticky rice and clear vegetable broth. We recommend, you alternate between mouthfuls of porky goodness with the veggies and the broth rice for the ultimate experience.

Where: 20, Castle Street, Ashok Nagar

Contact: 080 49652616

Price: INR 500 {approx.}

Pandi Curry at Coorg

This dark, divine and intensely flavourful pork curry is cooked the traditional Coorg style with kachampuli, a viscous malty vinegar. The vinegar is responsible for giving this dish its earthy, tangy and tart taste along with a dense black colouring. The Pandi curry is part of this home-style restaurant’s authentic buffet spread.

Where: 477, Krishna Temple Road, Indira Nagar

Contact: +91 984549368

Price: INR 420 {approx.}

Pork Bulgogi-Dolsot Bibimbap at Arirang

A pile of sliced, sweetened, barbecued pork sits atop vegetables and the sticky rice waits, crisping in anticipation in a hot stone pot. We recommend, you stick in your chopsticks and mix everything together with a dash of sesame oil and pick up bits of sticky and crispy rice, crunchy veggies and delish morsels of the tender pork.

Where: 13, NK Enclave Building, 4th Cross, Kammanahalli Main Road

Contact: +91 9916162400

Price: INR 650 {approx.}

Smoked Pork Ribs at Zingron

Pork ribs are marinated in a simple paste of minced garlic, ginger and the angry bhoot jolokia chilli, and smoked for days over wood, in this Naga-style dish.

Where: 62, Solitaire, 1st A Main, 7th Block, Koramangala

Contact: +91 9483414002

Price: INR 235 {approx.}

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Coorg Pork Fry at Wild Spice

Their Coorg pork fry and ghee rich is a legendary combination and best had after a hard day’s work when all you crave is lots of grease. Note: fatty pieces of pork rendered in a pan and cooked in its own fat and juices, then braised with a mix of freshly ground spices is also a great fortifier and pick-me-up after any Friday night of drinking.

Where: 1, FM Cariappa Bhavan, Residency Road

Contact: +91 9880381009

Price: INR 180 {approx.}

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Char Siu Bao at The Fatty Bao

The Fatty Bao

The Fatty Bao

The balance of caramelised, juicy chunks of barbecued pork paired with fresh, tart kimchi of green apples, tucked into a perfectly steamed open bao is magic. You’ll be wolfing them down and ordering seconds in no time.

Where: 610, 12th Main, Indira Nagar

Contact: 80 49652983

Price: INR 275 {approx.}

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Double Cooked Pork at Chung Wah 

We won’t stick our necks out for the other branches of this Chinese food chain in the city but the one off Residency Road does a fine job with this dish of slices of grilled pork that is stir fried in a savoury sauce of red chilli, chopped onions and scallions. We love it because it is crispy, moist and very very hot.

Where: 45/1, Leo Complex, Residency Cross Road

Contact: 080 49653406

Price: INR 295 {approx.}

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The Great Goan Sausage Fest at The Hole in the Wall Cafe

Breakfast can be spicy, tangy and a Goan affair with the sunshine state’s signature chorizo or sausages making it to a spicy scramble with plenty of masala at this cafe’s breakfast offering.  Served on a bed of creamy potato mash, garnished with spring onions, with a fried egg and some toast, this is breakfast of champions indeed.

Where: 4, 8th Main Road, 4th Block, Koramangala

Contact: +91 9945602562

Price: INR 220 {approx.}

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Pork Vindaloo at Maria’s Goan Kitchen

Maria's Goan Kitchen

Maria’s Goan Kitchen

Home cook Maria Fernandes dishes out Goan specialities from her small food delivery service. Aunty Maria swears by her very spicy and pungent slow cooked Pork Vindaloo and so do we.

Where: 1st Main, Ejipura Main Road, Vivek Nagar

Contact: +91 9845143541

Price: INR 200 {approx.}

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Pandi Curry at PigOut 

Pig Out

Pig Out

Siblings Ambika and Anjali Ganapathy started this food service, three years ago, to share with the city the dishes they’d grown up eating. There are a number of specialities and they keep adding to their menu from found recipes, but you must order their version of the traditional Coorg Pork Curry.

Where: Kammanahalli

Contact: +91 9980210979

Price: INR 250 {approx.}

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