Tuesday, March 19, 2019

SGV Now Has 8 Flavors of Pork Belly KBBQ at Porkfolio (Arcadia, CA)

A while ago I had written about Eight Korean BBQ in Koreatown, which is known for their 8 flavors of pork belly. Well, now they've partnered up to open Porkfolio at the Arcadia's Westfield Santa Anita mall.
Despite the different restaurant name, you can still find the 8 flavor of korean bbq pork belly and much of the same Korean BBQ menu at Porkfolio.
We got the Combo A, which comes with the 8 flavors of pork belly. The flavors are original, miso, korean red pepper paste, garlic, wine, sesame, curry, and herb. My favorite flavors are the sesame and the spicy Korean red pepper paste.

There's a full set of banchan, of course, but this location has some pig ears, which I thoroughly enjoyed.
The Combo A is actually quite a lot of food. In addition to the eight slabs of pork belly, it also comes with a seafood stew, filled with shrimp, mussels, and more.
At Eight Korean BBQ, the kimchi fried rice was cooked in the seafood stew pot using the leftover broth. Here, the kimchi fried rice (topped with melted cheese) is served in its own pan at the same time as the stew. My friend liked it better this way, because we tend to leave a lot of broth behind and this way the fried rice is crispier.
We ended up taking some fried rice and some pork belly home because it was just so much food.

One thing that Porkfolio has that Eight did not is the K-town Burger. The burger is a thick pork patty topped with kimchi and aioli, and it is served between bolo bao instead of regular burger buns. If you're not familiar, bolo buns (also known as pineapple buns because of the way they look), is a slightly sweet bun that has this special, kinda sweet buttery crust on top.
I like bolo buns a lot so I'm a fan of this burger.

San Gabriel Valley has gotten more and more Korean BBQ lately, but it still could use more! Porkfolio definitely is a nice addition to Arcadia and the Westfield mall, especially for all you pork belly lovers. If you live in the area and don't want to drive to K-town, Porkfolio is a great alternative.

Westfield Santa Anita
400 S Baldwin Ave
Arcadia, CA 91007
Porkfolio Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato


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