Smoking Pig is a new restaurant that opened up in Coquitlam and it’s opened by the people who created Ramengers. I came here with the family for lunch. The parking is limited as there are only a few spots out front.
They have Korean comfort food like stews, soup, rice bowls, and smoked pork.
The interior is very simple, but it is decorated with comic books and cases of figurines. The look is a bit confusing as its hard to tell if it’s a family restaurant or a restaurant for younger people.
The menu is very cute as there are piggies drawn for each dish.
Side Dishes – Banchan
Before the dishes we ordered arrived, a few side dishes arrived to munch on. There was pickled radish and cabbage with a light sauce.
Pork & Rice Soup – dwaeji-gukbap
Pork soup with chives, green onions, and pork meat. This is one of the features dishes.
Pork Backbone Stew – Gamja-tang
Spicy pork backbone soup with meat, potato, cabbage, green onion, and perilla seeds.
Boneless Fried Chicken
You can either choose fried spicy chicken or fried soy chicken. We went with the fried soy chicken with half a chicken. You can also get a whole chicken too.
It was crisp and and covered in the delicious soy sauce.
Fried dumpling comes with 6 pieces and is served with a sweet sauce. The fried dumplings were a bit mediocre.
The soups and stews were very delicious and comforting. When I went there, they were short staffed, so a few other items on their menu were unavailable. There were a few hits and misses, but they have opened quite recently, so they have some kinks to work out.
We rate the Smoking Pig:
1043 Brunette Ave, Coquitlam