The Flying Pig

Uhm, no, I am not talking about myself here.* I am talking about the restaurant at Eastwood Mall.

I was not really planning to visit this place again as I had visited it around two years ago with the wifey and was not really impressed. I don’t think I was able to write about it, but that was probably because nothing about the experience stuck with me. However, since we didn’t find other options that tickled our interest (and since my brother have not been here), we decided to give it a second chance.

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My memory might just be screwed up (as always) but I distinctly remember that their interiors were a lot plainer a couple of years back. I believe it was primarily purple with pigs with wings on them. Now, they have pigs in superhero costumes all over the place giving it a rather playful look.

Super Pig
Super Pig

Since we were really hungry, we decided to order appetizers first. The waitress suggested that we try their bestseller. Yup, you guessed it, The Flying Pig: Chicken Wings, Honey Cured Bacon, Sweet & Tangy Buffalo Sauce. It was awesome!!!

The Flying Pig
The Flying Pig

We also tried the seafood version (from the Blu Fish menu**). I’m not sure what funky name they gave it so let’s just call it The Flying Shrimp. It was OK but I would suggest that you stick with the pig version.

The Flying Shrimp ???
The Flying Shrimp ???

For the main course, we decided to get real and went with more pork dishes. After all, the place is called Flying Pig so why bother with other dishes.

First up is the Blackened Knuckles: Fried Knuckles Tossed In Pepper Spiced Sauce. The wifey loved this one. As for me, I am not a fan of peppery food but since I am a fan of pork knuckles, it kinda balanced things out for me.

Blackened Knuckles
Blackened Knuckles

Lastly, we had The Pork Treasure Pot: Chinese Style Dry Pot, Pork Ribs, Mushrooms, Flavored Rice, Anise, Chinese Sausage, Bokchoy. We found the pork ribs to be pretty bland, but figured that it must be by design since it was a perfect partner to the flavored rice.

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Overall, it was a pretty good dining experience and I am glad that we gave it a second chance. I won’t mind “giving it a third chance” so long as we order The Flying Pig again.

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*  Although I was actually given that monicker back in the days… not sure if it was meant as a compliment though.
** Flying Pig and Blu Fish have the same owners so they offer both menu to their patrons.

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