PHILEO Damansara 1 in Section 16, Petaling Jaya, is a place I would gladly walk to when there’s a massive traffic jam in the evenings.

That’s because it’s approximately 300m from Menara Star where I work and the stroll is worth it because of a pizza parlour that serves everything pork.

I chill out at this place called Skippy’s Pizza with my buddies from the desk over a few beers and some pork pizza.

I recently found out the restaurant also serves burgers and pasta dishes.

To cut to the chase, there aren’t many makan places out there that serve really good pork burgers

A lot of the outlets are pure hype and a marketing gimmick ? I find it hard to comprehend people actually queue up to get a taste of burgers with charcoal buns.

I chanced upon the pork treat when I feted a buddy of mine who was rather depressed that he did not qualify for his company’s annual bonus payment.

The poor guy was short of a year in service to earn his dues.

So, I told him to lighten up and gave him a treat at Skippy’s.

We made our way to the makan place and ordered a double pork burger (RM17.90) and a pork burger (RM12.90).

The meals came with a complimentary drink (ice lemon tea or soy bean) and after a brief wait, the dishes arrived and we were happily chomping away.

What I liked about the meat patties was the fact they were not dry and tasteless.

The pork burgers at Skippy’s are quite good and on the Samo-scale, I would rate it at 8 out of 10.

The only letdown was the portion of French fries.

It was so scarce, I could actually count them.

Another big surprise at this makan place was the fact that the owner was my former colleague from the New Straits Times.

I met Fay, the lady boss who was busy ushering customers and clearing up tables.

We complimented her on the awesome pork burgers and vowed to return to her outlet.

> Skippy’s Pizza (GPS 03 07.578, E 101 38.643) is located in Phileo Damansara 1, Section 16, Petaling Jaya and is open for lunch and dinner from Monday to Saturday.

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