Gastronomical Adventures: Green Pigs’ Kitchen

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With all the delicious food that life presents everyday, we sometimes neglect the fact that what we are digesting are actually not healthy for our body. Good thing there are still people who take health benefits on their dishes into consideration, without sacrificing the taste, or the happiness of their customers.
Green Pigs’ Kitchen is a small restaurant/cafe located in Quezon City that serves crowd favorites using a healthier alternative on their ingredients. The place is not necessarily vegetarian nor vegan — in fact, one of their best sellers is the Grilled Pork Belly — but they make sure that their food are friendly to those who are concerned with their well being. Besides, healthy food does not always equate to salads, right? So in case you wanted to stick to your healthy eating regimen but want to indulge into some delicious lunch or dinner, Green Pigs’ Kitchen is your place to be.

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The place has a very french-y vibe and feels like it popped out from Pinterest!

The team behind the place, Ms. Hazel Hong and Ms. Elfil Lim, are a tandem of food loving women who has been nothing but frustrated to restaurants around Manila. This pushed and inspired them to create a menu of dishes that their family personally enjoys. Aside from their usual dishes, they also offer flexible meals that you can customize depending on your preference. Quinoa? Weighed/ portioned serving of your dish? Just call them in advance and they would gladly oblige on creating a meal specifically for you.
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Baked Caprese Dip (Php 165.00)

During our visit, we were served with a hearty meal, highlighting their best dishes. The cuisine is a mishmash of different things, but I guess it’s safe to categorize them as comfort food, or something that your mom would lovingly cook when you feel blue. The first dish that we were able to try was the Baked Caprese Dip, served with garlic baguettes and a hearty tomato sauce with mozzarella cheese. The sauce comes with fresh tomatoes that you can actually feel the crisp on your bite. The flavor is also really good, and the cheese (I love cheese) blends in perfectly with the tomatoes. They definitely got me on the first bite.

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Tuna Salpicao (Php 265.00)
The next dish was Tuna Salpicao, served with chopped tomatoes as a side dish. I love that the salpicao is topped with a bunch of fried garlic, and the amount of saltiness is just right. Tastes like a regular salpicao but has a distinct tuna flavor at the end of the bite.
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Rosemary Chicken (Php 245.00)
One of my personal favorites during the tasting would be the Rosemary Chicken. Very aromatic, and the flavor really gets in to the meat. I love how the chicken maintained its juiciness, and how it was served with french beans (I have a thing for french beans, sorry).
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Baby Back Ribs (Php 435.00)

But my ultimate favorite of all would definitely be the Baby Back Ribs, with its well marinated and very tender meat, you can never go wrong. True to their promise, Green Pigs’ Kitchen try their best to serve dishes with little to no fats at all, and the ribs just proved their credibility. There are almost no fat on the dish. Warning, though: eat the ribs right after they’re served. Once it gets a wee bit cold, the meat has the tendency to go dry.

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Grilled Pork Belly (Php 200.00)
The Grilled Pork Belly was not a let down, with its saucy and tender meat. If you are a fan of the usual fats, then that might be something that you would totally miss when you order this. The fats are so limited and thin, you’d barely taste it.
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Baked Cream Sole (Php 260.00)
After helping ourselves with a very meaty entree, we were served with their Baked Cream Sole. I’m not the type of person who digs fish, but the way that they presented this dish was a winner. Topped with creamy low-fat sauce, it’s surely something that you’d thoroughly enjoy. The cream melts in your mouth and offers a really diverse flavor that you wouldn’t get from eating a fish alone.
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Shrimp Scampi (Php 250.00)

If you’re into the authentic Italian styled pasta, then you’d enjoy their Shrimp Scampi. It’s served in a hearty sauce with chunks of tomato and shrimps. It has a distinct herb-y, and fresh tomato taste that would capture the heart of those craving for the type of authenticity that you’d enjoy when you dine in on pasta places.

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Mango Pudding

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Creme Brulee

We whipped off our meal with Mango Pudding and Creme Brulee. If you’re a mango lover like me, you’d like the refreshing pudding, with bits of mango sandwiched on pudding and jelly. Their creme brulee, on the other hand, is a bit too creamy for me, and the sugar doesn’t crack as easily. I think it’s the consistency of the sugar, but it does taste okay, nonetheless.
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Vintage Afternoon Tea (Php 500.00)
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Cupcakes, Scones, and Other Finger Food
Before we left the place, we were treated for an afternoon tea, complete with cupcakes and scones. We learned how to serve teas and properly prepare them, as well as on how to actually eat scones (you cut them in half, put the cream in between, and viola!). It’s really very TWG-ish, with a lesser price, and cute ambiance. If you’re tired of coffee and would like to try something fancy, then the afternoon tea would something that you’d dig. Bonus points for their teas are served in cute (not to mention, vintage) tea cups!
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Looks pretty, am I right?

If you’d ask me if I’d come back to Green Pigs’, I’d give you a happy nod. The place is super laid back and pretty, and it feels like somewhere that I would love to hangout. However, the only downside would be the location itself, since it’s a wee bit hard to find. It’s located at Sct. Torillo, but you would have to keep your eye peeled open to spot it. It’s worth the search, don’t worry.
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Green Pigs’ Kitchen

U2 Ground Floor, Triple A Health Plaza, Scout Torillo St.,
Brgy. Sacred Heart, Quezon City
(02) 246 90 69 ext. 202
Operating Hours: Monday – Saturday, 11AM – 9PM
Recommended Budget: Php 700.00 for 2

Bonus: The restaurant has plenty of space for parking
Directions/Commuting:
  • You may take any bus passing by EDSA and go down in Timog (just before Mother Ignacia, if you’re coming from the south). It’s the near JAM and JAC Liners.
  • Take any jeepney going to Timog and go down at Scout Torillo (third street to the left if coming from EDSA).
  • You may walk towards Green Pigs’ from there. It’s before Crossfit Insurrecto and just near the corner of Scout Rallos.

Disclosure: The Yellow Pad Chronicles was invited to the food tasting event at Green Pigs’ Kitchen, organized by Zomato. All opinions, thoughts, and ideas presented in this post are entirely my own.

34 thoughts on “Gastronomical Adventures: Green Pigs’ Kitchen

  1. Yum, those all look delicious! I would love to try the Rosemary chicken or grilled pork belly. I'm also a big fan of mango desserts. That's great that they can customize meals, especially the portioned option. That's probably good for people watching how much they eat!

    Oohh, their tea set is so pretty, and there's so many finger food options. This looks like a great place to go to!

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