Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Hoghock: The Best Pork Knuckle Bowl in Jakarta


There are tons of pork dishes in Jakarta, but none of them as modern as Hoghock's signature menu. Known for its pork knuckle bowl, Everyday there would be more than 100 boxes being sold and unstoppable lining of a queue. Therefore, Hoghock has redefined the market for pork fanatic.

Established recently, Hoghock is owned by young blood who are passionate about cooking and innovating. The local owner called Brando got no culinary background in the past and being a professional programmer for the past few years. To pursue his culinary dream, he starts Hoghock from a small stall in the HYPE! Bazaar and surprisingly got a much positive response from the customer. Even most of them asking for his phone number to book a daily meal from Hoghock. From that point, Brando brave enough to open Hoghock first physical store in Taman Ratu area. As the results, more than hundred loyal customers has been added to the list, and Hoghock got two physical stores in West and North Jakarta.



Nestled in Taman Ratu Carwash, Hoghock own a small stall at the corner. With minimalist table settings and ordering counter, tons of Go Food driver and loyal consumer join the queue. The fast kitchen movement successfully reduces the waiting time for each guest, but still, the line is unbeatable sometimes. I visit this store during Thursday (PH), and the queue not too long. Maybe you should visit after meal hours or before lunch time.

Combo Pork Knuckle Matah with Pork Satay and BBQ Pork Belly

Combo Pork Knuckle Matah with Satay Pork and BBQ Belly

Start with the crowd pleaser menu called Combo Pork Knuckle Matah with Satay Pork & BBQ Pork Belly (IDR 55,000 / S$ 6,10). Featuring the perfectly juicy pork meat with tender pork Satay and crispy pork skin; bathed in sambal matah sauce. Whenever you dig in, you can smell the aroma of all ingredients together with the numbing flavor of that chili. Not too spicy, but certainly flavourful. Also, that satay is the real winner here. I cannot find any better pork Satay with perfect firmness and meatiness texture like this. Worth every penny.

Hoghock's Pork Knuckle Original

Hoghock's Pork Knuckle Original with Pork Satay

Another delicious menu is Hoghock's Pork Knuckle Original with Pork Satay (IDR 55,000 / S$ 6,10). Set a differentiation from the previous menu, the meat here is slightly dryer and sweeter because it has been caramelized nicely. Also, it works well with green chili or known as sambal hijau for my liking. The rest of components remain the same and always satisfying the taste buds.

Hot Curry Pork Knuckle

Hot Curry Pork Knuckle

Latest menu invention by them is Hot Curry Pork Knuckle (IDR 45,000 / S$ 5,10). A perfect harmony between juicy pork cube with gooey curry sauce will just explode in your mouth. It is slightly hotter than I expected and creamier than I ever imagine. To conclude, it tastes unbelievably delicious.

Giant Pork Satay

Giant Pork Satay

Still not enough? Grab the Giant Pork Satay (IDR 45,000 / S$ 5,10), the nicely handmade pork meat skewers with Hoghock's special sauce; served with sambal matah and green chili. Either you consume this as a snack or with rice, both is acceptable. Also, they sell this in larger quantity like ten pieces with a slightly lower price.


Hoghock indeed the best pork knuckle bowl in Jakarta. Within a bowl, you will get everything that you like including shredded meat/BBQ chicken, pork satay, chili sauce, crispy pork skin, and fragrant rice. All of them is perfectly cooked and well seasoned. Not too spicy, not too sweet, or even not too salty. I am saying 'THE BEST' not the good one.

XYZ District
Jl. Surya Wijaya No. 8, Taman Ratu
Nearest area: Kebon Jeruk, Grenville, Green Garden
Operational Hours: 
10.00am - 10.00pm (Everyday)

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Location: XYZ District, Jl. Surya Wijaya No. 8, Taman Ratu, RT.4, Kedoya Utara, Kb. Jeruk, Kota Jakarta Barat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 11520, Indonesia


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