DTLA: Flying Pig Cafe Now Open
Another food truck in L.A. has laid down some roots. The Flying Pig Cafe opened a couple of weeks ago in Little Tokyo. The brilliantly white space is decorated with “flying pigs” of ever breed and type- from hanging sculptures to paintings.
I went with a friend for lunch and was pleased to see the cafe also served beer and wine, with a neat little bar. Perhaps it’ll be a good stop for happy hour? But back to our boozeless lunch.
Initially I was given the dinner menu and everything sounded so good! But then when I tried to order from it, the counter girl realized I had the wrong menu. Ah well, perhaps I should come back for dinner as well.
I went with the duck fried rice and salad combo for $8. My friend has the spicy seafood ramen. I also added on a pork belly bun because it wouldn’t be a meal from Flying Pig without one of their famous buns.
My friend and I were put off by the ramen being the instant sort. Sure, my friend said the seafood was pretty good and it smelled really nice but instant ramen? Oh man.
I liked my salad quite a bit. It was really great dressing. So much so, I poured the remainder into my duck fried rice. Actually, I should just call it fried brown rice. Where’s my duck? There was so little meat that I felt like I was eating carbs and lettuce. I’m glad I ordered the extra pork belly bun.
I want to love this place but for $25 for two, we left a bit hungry…