Around long before Sai Ying Pun MTR station existed, Metropolitain was one of the first hot openings on Centre Street, gaining quick fame for its great grub and open patio ideal for people watching. Now it seems French Creations wants to make another splash in the pond by opening a new concept just a few doors down from its original SYP outpost.
A collaboration with local artist Malcolm Golding, the Flying Pig Bistro’s interiors are made up of a combination of recycled pallets with metallic elements, creating an urban warehouse vibe. The place offers pan-European cuisine focused on roasts and meats, with a good mix of salads, starters, mains and pastas, with a few specials and burgers listed separately. A quick browse of the weekend brunch menu reveals items such as avocado smash ($118) and roast beef sandwich ($68) at very reasonable prices.
We can’t resist the specials and opt for a pig burger ($155) and a pork tenderloin ($195) to share. The burger proves a top choice – pulled pork slathered in barbecue sauce, smothered in melted Swiss cheese and sandwiched between the sides of a toasted brioche bun. Just as a good are the sides. The fries are well seasoned and the ginger infused slaw is a great palate cleanser, setting us up nicely for the next dish. The tenderloin comes wrapped in bacon, lightly fried and served atop a bed of spinach. Flavourful and extremely tender, the pork is top quality here.
Ending the meal on a sweet note, we trial the Eton mess ($78) since it’s often tricky to serve a decent meringue in Hong Kong due to the humidity. It doesn’t disappoint, the egg white is crunchy and the fresh strawberries have just the right amount of tartness to round off our meaty meal.
French Creations has certainly stepped away from its trademark dainty French concepts and decided to stuff patrons with hearty portions and protein-packed offerings at the Flying Pig Bistro. It also offers Sunday roasts, and judging by the meats we’ve already sampled, we’d come back for those alone.
|Venue name:||Flying Pig Bistro||Contact:|
62 High St, Sai Ying Pun
|Opening hours:||Mon-Fri: 11.00am-11.00pm; Sat-Sun: 9.00am-11.00pm|