Carlos Garcia is one of the most sought after chef in the Philippines. He partnered with Anton and Berna Garriz as well as Trish MacDonald in bringing The Pig Pen in Makati. It had its soft opening last June 7, 2017. It’s one of the few restaurants I waited to open since I love European cuisine. The Pig Pen serves a gastronomic fusion of Asian and European cuisines from basic ingredients like chicken or pork with right amount of twist.
I had the privilege of trying some of their best sellers in menu:
I started off with the breakfast items. I love bacon so I chose The Pig Pen Breakfast. Who doesn’t love bacon in the morning? It is composed of fried egg, uber crispy bacon strips, longganisa, masala baked beans, mushrooms and tomatoes. I paired it with Calamansi Garlic Rice. It gives a little Asian kick to it.
I also had Pumpkin Soup as my appetizer. I must say, it was very hearty and very healthy soup. I love how the vivid mustard yellow color pops in contrast with the bacon bits.
European Salad was my source of fiber during my lunch. It features fresh greens with Mediterranean mix of black olives, feta, cherry tomatoes, croutons, pickled cucumber, grated Parmesan cheese, radish and honey mustard vinaigrette. One thing I like about The Pig Pen is that they have a non-organic and organic selections on salad. I had organic European Salad on this instance. It was not too overwhelming. It was well balanced and well spiced. I love how different colors marry in one bowl. It made the salad less boring to eat.
Pulled Pork Cannelloni had to be my most favorite item in the menu. It was very interesting to eat pulled pork inside a pasta. It was well cooked and I love the presentation for this dish. It was indeed yummy!
Blueberry Pomegranate with Basil was my refreshment. Just a word of caution. Make sure to drink it fast as it tends to be bitter after a long time. None the less, I love the balanced between blueberry and pomegranate. Refreshing indeed!
As they say, always leave some space for dessert. I absolutely love Black Rice with Mango. It’s not your traditional suman-like dessert. At each spoonful, a subtle palette will eventually be transformed with a sweet spiced mango taste. It’s a genius dessert! I’ll definitely go back for this!
ACES: The Pig Pen Breakfast, Pumpkin Soup, Pulled Pork Cannelloni, Black Rice with Mango
HITS: European Salad, Calamansi Garlic Rice, Blueberry Pomegranate with Basil
Overall, I really love the Asian-European fusion food served at The Pig Pen. Apart from the great ambiance, they have friendly staff to assist you during your visit. I really appreciate their suggestions especially for first time diners. This is The Tennis Foodie Approved!
The Pig Pen is located at G/F Eton Tower Makati, Legazpi Village, Makati, Philippines. You may contact them at +632-817-8174 (telephone) and 09171576469 (mobile). They are open from 10 AM to 12 MN (Monday to Saturday).
For more gastronomic choices, you may opt to visit their official website at www.pigpenph.com. Alternatively, you may check their official social media accounts for any promos or updates:
23 thoughts on “Comfort Eurasian Food at The Pig Pen”
I have got my eye on that Pomegranate drink!
The Pig Pen breakfast is pure love!
It is strange that a restaurant would be named the Pig Pen. But I guess the name would draw the curious. I like the ambiance of the place. You said it offered a mix of Asian and European foods. In particular I like The Pig Pen’s a European Salad with its fresh greens, black olives, feta, cherry tomatoes, croutons, grated Parmesan cheese, served with honey mustard vinaigrette. This would be a dieter’s dieter’s favorite.
Oh Em Gee! This is making me so hungry! The food looks so so good! I wanna have some! When I think of that sad soup I am gonna have for dinner tonight…
All the food looks amazing! So fresh and so delicious in all your pictures. I also like how clean the place looks! Sounds like a yummy outings, thanks for sharing!
Everything looks delicious! YUM!
Oh wow what a delicious round up of foods they seem to sell, I would most definitely love to try some of the dishes, especially the black rice with mango.
This food looks SO delicious. I would so pig out here. I wish I lived closer.
The Pig Pen looks like a great place to check out. I love to try new places to eat. The food looks amazing.
That garlic rice looks bomb!! Love the name haha. Pig Pen!
The food looks super yumm. I also like attending food tasting events.
The Pig Pen has some delicious comfort food! For me as a vegetarian I am loving the sound of the garlic rice, the pumpkin soup and the European salad. It all looks so tasty.
I haven’t heard of The Pig Pen before, but the environment looks amazing. It really looks like it would be a nice and relaxing meal. Plus the food looks amazing! I would like the breakfast meals.
The pulled pork cannelloni looks stunning! I would never get tired of ordering that!
I would love to try Philliphine food. Great review at the Pig Pen!
This place looks and sounds amazing! Will certainly stop by when in the Philippines!
I love the look of this restaurant, I am all about the minimalist and chic look. I’m so curious to try black rice and mango.
I really wish I was near one of these. I would totally love to dig in!
Thanks for another review
Yay! I want to visit Pig Pen and try they specialty as well.:)
The food looks amazing thank you for sharing
The Pulled Pork Cannelloni looks amazing! I love how cheesy it looks. Cheese makes anything better!
This looks like a really chic place, I like the decor. Also have my eye on that pumpkin soup and garlic rice, it’s making my stomach rhumble thinking about it! 🙂
The place looks very interesting. I would want to try their product and offerings…
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