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Jul 7, 2011 06:15 PM

The Flying Pig Cafe

I haven't been to their truck. Apparently it's Asian fusion with duck tacos and the like. They are having a soft opening of their cafe tomorrow (Friday) night. What's the food like? Any good?
I keep trying to add, but can't seem to get cooperation of the software. It's at 141 S. Central Ave., LA 90012

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  1. My husband tried their Pork Belly burrito, said it was a banh mi, and loved it. And he's super picky about his burritos & pork. Glad to hear, will forward this info to him.

    EDIT: notice it's not listed on the menu, and he was very specific about what he had. Don't know.

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    1. re: Phurstluv

      yes, well that's the truck menu. they gave me a card for the brick and mortar that refers to the duck taco and pork belly bun.

    2. walked by tonight and it was full. I notice it has a broader menu than the truck...

      Anyone been?

      1. We've had the duck taco and pork belly bun from the truck. The taco was exquisite, the pork bun not so much, reason for that being the time elapsed between the bun's being steamed and its being handed to me. Steamed buns get kinda dull and chewy cold. In a restaurant setting it would probably work better. We will definitely want to drop in on these guys sometime.

        1. Flying Pig Cafe place link added to CH database

          Flying Pig Cafe
          141 S Central Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90013

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          1. re: Servorg

            No point since it probably won't last much longer. Employees I know who work/use to work there tell me business is sucking and the food worse.

            1. re: Johnny L

              So my effort was as useless at "teats on a flying boar pig" then? ;-D>

              1. re: Johnny L

                The truck was OK, nothing special. I wonder how these trucks will do once they convert to real spaces. i mean, it's great when the food comes to you (i work on wilshire/miracle mile- they come here for lunch daily) but i've had so many expensive BAD meals from these trucks that to visit them in a restaurant defeats the reasons why i even bother with the trucks.

                1. re: Clyde

                  It's really hard to find the good food trucks, I know since I've eaten off at least 30-40 of em? I don't count but being that I have more fingers than trucks I'd rather spend money on its a sign. I saw a big trend in that everyone thought they could just put food on a truck and fly with it because their friends thought they could cook.

                  It's basically like how alot of people dream of becoming chefs/owning thier own restaurant but the barriers are high so many never make it or give up in the process but a truck's low cost means lowered barriers = crappier foods making it onto the streets.

            2. was not blown away by this place myself, and I hear J. Gold talking fondly about it on the KCRW Good Food podcast. Makes me re-think some of his other reviews.