Pieds de Porc at Bulgogi
Dropped in for a quick fix at MB last evening and noticed intro of new dish - Pieds de Porc. Cool pics on the meal on the wall so asked to have it for one. Was told it was WAY too much for one diner, priced at $18.95. SO settled for my old standby - Spicy Stir-fried Squid. While I enjoyed my meal, I was salivating over the Pieds de Porc order being consumed by the couple next to my table. Oh my.... looks like I found my replacement for the old Dominion Square version! And maybe I can convince the staff to let me order it for one and do the doggie-bag thing......Stay tuned!!!
Went to Maison Bulgogi last night and had the pig's foot platter. I loved it! The pig's foot is slow cooked. The meat is sliced thinly and served with the bones on the side. Munching on the bones and gristly bits is half the fun of eating the dish. It comes with two sauces – gojuchang and a garlicky soy based sauce. I thought the latter went better with the meat. They also bring you a vinegary cabbage stir-fry which complements the dish very well, and the usual array of ban chan.
And all that for $19.
Although I would have preferred if the skin had been crisped instead of being served soft, I was still delighted with the dish. The meat is flavourful and the textures are pleasant. Of course you have to be a fan of this sort of stuff. For someone like me who loves the texture of melted collagen and gnawing bits of tendon off pork bones, it's the dogs bollocks.
The dish, by itself, feeds two people very easily, but could be shared by four if you added a couple of appetizers.