The Hungry Pig

“JOEY DOESN’T SHARE FOOD!”

This was definitely my mindset earlier today when I chowed down on, quite possibly, the best sandwich IN THE WORLD.

If I’m honest, I’ve never really done sandwiches, I could never understand the fixation; it’s just bread, butter and a filling (usually some kind of cheese or ham). They’ve always been just a tad boring for me. But oh, how naive and, well, just plain uneducated I have been!

The Hungry Pig is a relatively new breakfast / brunch restaurant on Cong Quynh Street (just off Bui Vien Street, District 1). I’d heard about it through a work colleague who was boasting in the teacher’s room of the best bacon sandwich he’d ever tasted. Like a true Brit, I love my bacon, to the point that I’m very specific in its cooking requirements. As a result, whilst living in the UK, I rarely opted for bacon when eating out to save on any disappointments, instead choosing to buy and cook my own at home. Since moving to Vietnam though, I can’t tell you how much I’ve missed the stuff. Bacon is hard to come by here, and on the rare occasion you do come across it in the supermarket, it tends to be the American style streaky bacon, which is certainly no match for Sainsbury’s meaty Smoked Back Rashers.

So, after 2 years of relentless cravings, I put all my preconceptions aside and dived into The Hungry Pig. Their menu boasts an array of bacon sandwich options, from the classic BLT to spicier Asian style varieties. Not to mention the bacon salads and the (perhaps even more tempting) Full English Breakfasts they offer every Sunday. I opted for the ‘Bacon Bagel’; a cinnamon and raisin bagel topped with Philadelphia cream cheese (the proper stuff!), bacon, rocket and cranberry sauce.

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“What’s not to like?! Bacon. Good! Bagel. Good! Cream Cheese. Goooood!”

My other half chose the ‘Pepper Pig’; a spicy concoction of smoked bacon, jalapeños and cheese on a toasted pita (unfortunately, the ‘toasty’ nature of this one didn’t make for a good photo). I seriously can’t recommend this place more! Even for a fussy eater like myself, their sandwiches are quite honestly heaven on earth.

Safe to say, my cravings have been satisfied, for now. Undoubtedly I’ll be back there again soon though, searching for my next bacon fix. I’m thinking of a lunchtime trip for a BLT this time …

Check them out …

Address: 144 Cong Quynh Street, District 1, HCMC

Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/Thehungrypigcafe

Open most days from 7am – 10pm

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12 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jaya Chela Drolma
    Nov 13, 2013 @ 10:46:35

    *giggling… * I can see the pounds just stacking on now!! LOL! Good sandwiches are a right treat – the cranberry sauce and cream cheese makes them I reckon!

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    • kerril29
      Nov 13, 2013 @ 10:56:08

      Oh I know – it’s no good for the waistline!! I just can’t resist! And you’re totally right about the cream cheese and sauce, delicious! 🙂

      Reply

  2. kelswan
    Nov 13, 2013 @ 11:31:10

    It’s fantastic right?? definitely going back again!

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  3. myothervoices
    Nov 13, 2013 @ 12:27:12

    You can buy pretty good bacon from here if you wanna cook at home:

    http://www.travysbutchershop.com/

    Reply

    • kerril29
      Nov 13, 2013 @ 14:31:13

      Ah, that’s quite the journey from my dwellings in D3, but thanks for the link, I’ll check it out! Their selection looks fab! Thank you 🙂

      Reply

  4. amie
    Nov 13, 2013 @ 12:42:24

    Maybe it’s because I’m Canadian but I must ask – what is “rocket”? 🙂

    Reply

    • kerril29
      Nov 13, 2013 @ 14:32:40

      😀 It’s a type of lettuce – it’s a deeper green than the average lettuce and the leaves are much smaller but also much heavier in their texture. It may go by another name, but I only know it as rocket haha!

      Reply

  5. Tripping Blonde
    Nov 16, 2013 @ 21:55:24

    I luvvvv sandwiches, and I find the best ones in Europe, but this one looks yummy, too!

    Reply

    • kerril29
      Nov 16, 2013 @ 22:54:35

      Ah yes, Vietnam don’t do Sandwiches half as well as the Europeans, but I have to say this one was surprisingly delicious! Thanks for stopping by my blog 🙂

      Reply

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