Saturday, October 29, 2016

The Salted Pig at D2 Place Two (Hong Kong, CHINA) ★★★☆☆

I was a big fan of The Salted Pig when it first opened doors at The L Place on Queen's Road a few years ago. Although that branch has since closed down, the concept is still very much alive. Their third outpost has recently opened in the little known D2 Place TWO of Lai Chi Kok and we decided to check it over lunch this afternoon.

Thanks to D2 Place Phase 1, Lai Chi Kok has finally got some decent dining options (Umai, Rustico etc.) and the newly opened D2 Place Phase 2 promises more or less the same thing (mainly boutiques and cafes).

Along with Simply Italian (SI), The Salted Pig just opened for business at D2 Place TWO with the same rustic decor we have all grown to enjoy from their other branches.

Scotch egg with bacon jam ($68) - I'm starting things off with this all-time British classic.

Boiled egg wrapped in sausage meat and coated in bread crumbs. Not bad although I personally like the egg yolk to be a bit more runny.

Caesar salad featuring romaine lettuce, sourdough, parmesan and anchovies ($88) - This comes with optional smoked chicken, smoked salmon or prawns ($30) which we gladly declined. Always a good idea to start a meal with something green!

Knuckle sandwich ($158) - I actually wanted their beef burger but thought better of it. It's better to stick with their piggy dishes coz after all, it's a piggy themed eatery.

This consists of pulled pork, shredded knuckle meat, Louisiana BBQ sauce, slaw and sourdough toast. Throw in some homemade French fries and we got ourselves a pretty decent dish right here.

Blue swimmer crab linguine ($198) - Last but not least, it's one of their signature dish, linguine with blue swimmer crab meat, chili, garlic, white wine and chives. For a house specialty, I expected a little more especially with the sauce, which was a little too watery. I thought going with a creamy white sauce would probably do this dish a little more justice.

Lai Chi Kok has been a good landing spot for new restaurants of late but for The Salted Pig to be successful here, they have got a few things to iron out first.

Food Rating: 4/10
Price: $$$
Address: G02, G/F, D2 Place Two, 15 Cheung Shun Street, Lai Chi Kok, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Closest Metro Station: Lai Chi Kok
Tel: +852 2806-1681

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