Lunch At Running Pig (Markham)

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At the popular Metro Square plaza in Markham, there was new restaurant under construction beside the popular Tai Ping Hsiang Bbq called the "Running Pig." Fast forward a couple weeks in to the future in December 2016, Running Pig was finally open for business and decided to venture out to this place to try the food.

Reviewer:Eating With Gordon
Visit Date: December 2016
Food Rating: 2.5/5
Service Rating: 3/5

The place was very small with 2 tables to seat 4 comfortably and a window bar. The restaurant was meant to be a take out place for orders. The decor had a lot of brick and brown colors going on. 

The servers were quick to take my orders and understood my English. From the background chatting, they spoke Cantonese as well.

Based on the menu items on the wall of the restaurant, many of the bento dishes and snack dishes are all Taiwanese in origin. For this meal adventure, I didn't get a chance to order any snacks and decided to go for a #4 Braised Pork Chop Bento ($7.25). My first warning about the restaurant was when I saw a whole lot of people go into Tai Ping Hsiang BBQ restaurant and not this place.

The meal was packaged into a cute cylinder design like a dim sum steamer. Having received the food quickly, I went back to the Metro Food Court to eat the meal with the rest of family.  From the images below, I got tea egg, 1 piece of veg, 1 bean curd piece , yellow radish, sour pieces of pickled veg and one braised pork chop. 

Braised Pork Chop Bento was very disappointing and disrespectful. The pork chop was battered and fried before putting in the braising sauce. The batter/skin was super gooey and soggy since it was in the sauce for so long.

After a couple bites into the meal, I was totally disgusted. I really loved eating mucus ...

Suggestions - don't get this dish at all and bring cash - as credit card isn't accepted

Would I come back here again? I would probably try some of the other dishes.

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Name:Running Pig
Price Range:$
Address:3636 Steeles Ave E #150, Markham, ON L3R 1K9
Phone:(905) 604-5985
Menu URL:

Running Pig Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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