- Address: 5 Glen Cameron Rd, Thornhill
- Visited: 01/13/2017, Dinner, 4 people
- Cuisine: Korean
- Rating: 4.5 5.0 Excellent, worth every $
4.5 Good, food & value
4.0 Good, but $$, would re-visit
3.5 Meh, good $, would re-visit
3.0 Meh, would not re-visit
2.0 Did not like $$ [$] <20; [$$] <40; [$$$] <80; [$$$$] >80
- Website: http://www.piggysrestaurant.ca/
Piggy’s Restaurant is located on Yonge and one of my favourite Korean BBQ spots in the city. Stephen and I visit whenever I’m craving pork belly and I’ve also brought my parents and brother. The restaurant burns real charcoal under their grills and has special grates for cooking pork or beef. I had the chance to stop by earlier this year to try out a new menu item and indulge in a few of my favourites.
Disclaimer: All food and drinks reviewed below were provided complimentary. All opinions expressed below are wholly mine.
One of my favourite things about Piggy’s is their selection of side dishes. That night, there was a dish of marinated pork terrine that I couldn’t get enough of. The slices had a mix of gelatin, lean meat and skin, doused in a spicy, soy sauce. I also liked the lettuce with poppy seed dressing and the pickled jalapenos.
We started with an order of beef, which was marbled and cut in thick slices. The beef cooked quickly on the hot grill and had a great smokey flavour. Next up was seasoned pork belly, thick slices with a beautiful ratio of fat to meat. The grill setup was tilted up, allowing the rendered oil to flow away. A bunch of kimchi is placed on the grill where the oil flows, soaking up flavour and becoming crispy, creating the perfect topping to each pork belly lettuce wrap. Two sauces were provided, a spicy red one, and a salt with sesame oil. Both were tasty.
The new menu item we tried was Spicy Baby Octopus with cheese and corn, cooked at the table over the grill. I really liked how fresh and tender the octopus were and it was a huge platter. The sauce was pretty spicy, which was perfectly complimented by the melted cheese and sweet corn.
Overall dinner at Piggy’s is always fun and satisfying with high quality ingredients and a great drink menu. I would recommend trying the Makgeolli, a unique milky Soju that’s slightly sweet and drank in bowls.