Restaurant: Piggy's Restaurant
Address: 5 Glen Cameron Rd
Price Range: $10~15
1: Poor 2: OK 3: Good 4: Very Good 5: Excellent
* Open for lunch and dinner
* Soju Combo avail
* Korean BBQ
Being on twitter at night time is very dangerous when you follow foodies. Yes, you fight the temptation and stay home to be a good girl and save some money...and then you happen to go on twitter and see all these food porn on your twitter feed, it's so hard to resist! I found out about Piggy's Restaurant on twitter when one of the people I follow uploaded a photo of their BBQ meats. You know I love my meats, so I couldn't wait to check out this place.
Piggy's Restaurant is located on Yonge street past Steeles hidden inside a plaza that also has Korean supermarket. The restaurant itself it quite big and spacious, with lots of tables just for regular eats or BBQ depending on whatever you prefer.
This blog is actually based on my second visit to the restaurant- first time I went, I only went with one other person so we didn't get to try much. Whereas on my second visit, I was there with 3 other people so I got to try more items.
Lettuce with spicy sauce
Salad with fruit dressing
Raw seaweed & broccoli with spicy sauce
Jelly-tofu with soy sauce dressing
Pickled cucumber & onions
Steamed sweet pumpkin
They gave us couple side dishes, but I never really pay attention to them- I did like the pickled cucumbers though.
Ordered: Pork Belly BBQ
* 2 orders of pork belly BBQ, minimum 2 orders and each serving is $15.95
* Once the meat comes, they will do the cooking for you
* You know how pork belly is, it's fatty and it's delicious
* Fat from the pork belly will get everywhere and trust me, you will smell like pork belly after this meal
* Pork belly is slightly marinated with greentea leaves as well as basil
Before cutting them into smaller pieces
* Make Ssam (wrap) with the vegetables or eat it with the condiments (ssamjang or kimchi)
* Did you know what pork belly is good for your skin?
* At least for me that is, everytime I have pork belly BBQ- my skin glows the next day
Ordered: Mak Chang BBQ
* Large intestine BBQ, minimum 2 orders and each serving is $15.95
* This is probably something that not many people are familiar with
* Asians love intestines! It's super chewy and I love it
* If you order this, they will also cook it for you
* This is to be cooked until it's somewhat crispy and eaten with their special spicy sauce
* Perfect for pairing with Soju!
Ordered: Bowl of Rice + Daen Jang Jji Gae 4/5
* When you order a bowl of rice, it comes with Daen Jang Jji Gae for $1.50
* Daen Jang Jji Gae was decent with lots of vegetables
* Soup was smaller in portion but worth it for $1.50 that you pay for the rice
Ordered: Naeng Myun + Mandoo Combo 5/5
* Bowl of Naeng Myun (cold noodles) and ManDoo (dumpling) combo for $16.95
* Noodles for their Naeng Myun is made in house and very chewy
* I tried the spicy Naeng Myun the first time I went and I didn't really like the sauce
* Broth for cold noodle soup comes very cold and is refreshing
* Def a good way to end your meal after a greasy BBQ
* I didn't expect much from the ManDoo (dumpling) but it was so good
* It has pork filling inside and is steamed
* Dumpling skin was very thin which is the proper way to make Korean dumplings
* This is probably one of the best Korean dumplings I had in Canada
* I would def recommend this combo!!
Summary: I've been back couple more times after this visit. Although they have a bell you can press for service at your tables, service isn't that great at the restaurant. If pressing the bell doesn't work, you just have to be asian and wave your arms in the air (don't be shy!). I haven't tried any of their beef BBQ, but so far every food I tried from this restaurant has been pretty awesome. If I want porkbelly, I am going to Piggy's Restaurant!