Restaurant review: Yonge Piggies, Sheung Wan - burritos and poutine
The mural of cute flying pigs with text that reads "street-style burritos" on the wall of Yonge Piggies in Sheung Wan informs us that the Canadian hot dog shop has added Mexican wraps to its menu.
There are four burritos (HK$70 each) to choose from: barbecued pulled pork, citrus chicken, slow-grilled steak and stir fried veggies, all of which can be ordered as burrito bowls at no extra cost. Guests can watch the staff make the food in the open kitchen. We picked cheese, sautéed onion and mushroom for our pulled pork burrito; and sliced olives, jalapeno and tomato for our steak burrito bowl. Other options include raw onion and corn.
The pulled pork is tender with a sweet aftertaste which goes well with the soft onion and crunchy mushrooms. The steak burrito bowl is even better. The sliced steak is nicely seasoned and charred, and the generous helping of guacamole and refried beans - which has a nice mix of mashed and whole beans - give balance to the firm rice. The jalapeno adds a good kick. The salsa served on the side is heavy on vinegar, but we still enjoyed it.
We love the chocolate bacon milkshake (HK$40), which is creamy and spiked with crunchy deep-fried bacon pieces. However, the poutine classique (HK$48) has runny gravy that doesn't have much taste, and the cheese curds don't help, either. The sweet potato fries our neighbour ordered look more appetising.
Yonge Piggies, 1 Jervois Street, Sheung Wan, tel: 2104 7218. Open: Sunday-Wednesday 11am-10pm, Thursday-Saturday 11am until late