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The Flying Pig

For the very first time, I finally got seats at The Flying Pig in Gastown. This restaurant has always been slammed with people both inside and outside of their restaurant whenever I walked by so I never wanted to eat there. Let’s just say that after this dining experience at The Flying Pig, I wouldn’t mind facing the line up just for their delicious siders. My friend, Samantha, surprisingly got us a high table two seater facing the window on a weekday for dinner so let the feast begin!

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Sam persuaded me that their sides were amazing so we ended up only ordering sides. With all that cheese in each sider, we were so full after we were done.

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Crispy Brussels Sprouts (CAD6) 

Grilled to perfection with capers, lemon and a dash of parmesan, I have never had such amazing brussels sprouts in my entire life.

The bitter taste from all brussels sprouts were unrecognisable and I loved how the outside of each brussels sprout was crispy and covered in cheese while the inside was soft and moist.

These were practically addicting to me, but I would lessen the amount of oil in this dish the next time I order this.

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Lobster and Prawn Risotto (CAD11)

The risotto’s texture was a bit undercooked and the temperature was only lukewarm. The sauce, on the other hand, was extremely creamy, cheesy and flavourful.

I didn’t find much prawn meat in the risotto, but there were large pieces of lobster meat in this, to be specific they were lobster claw meat chunks. Yum!

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Andrew’s Pulled Pork Poutine (CAD7.5)

Organic Pemberton valley potatoes cut into fries with gravy, cheese and pulled pork thrown in. It really cannot get better than this.

The cheese was so thick and stretchy. However it does get a bit too salty when you reach the bottom of pan so Sam and I didn’t finish the last few pieces of fries.

There were large chunks of juicy pulled pork to balance out the fries.

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Peach Sangria (CAD9)

Compared to other sangrias I’ve had, this peach sangria was quite watered down. Majority of it tasted like fruit infused water.

The peaches were really crunchy but the pineapple bits, for some odd reason, tasted like sweat under someone’s armpits. I’m not sure whether the pineapple has changed or not, but it tasted gross.

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