Pig Out at Livestock Restaurant & Bar

A stone's throw away from two of the country's biggest TV networks is a relatively new restaurant that will delight pork lovers.


Opened by husband and wife tandem, Mico and Chef Ching Uy, this spacious establishment turns into a bar at night but would like to be known more as a restaurant. It can accommodate diners of all group sizes on the ground floor, on their function rooms or the al fresco area on the second floor.




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They own a hog farm in Bulacan where they source the meat and also grow their own herbs by the restaurant's balcony.



Livestock Bar & Restaurant Food


In an intimate lunch with Ate Vance and Ms. Leony, we started off our meal with creamy Bacon & Clam Chowder.




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If you think fries drizzled with cheese is yummy, add in smoky pulled pork barbecue and you got yourself one tasty appetizer right there! I had to resist eating all of the Porky Fries so as not to spoil my lunch hihi :P




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A healthy alternative is Lemon Asparagus - buttered fresh green asparagus sauteed with a squeeze of lemon.




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Everyone's favorite putok-batok but irresistable dish, Melts-in-your-mouth Crispy Pata, is Livestock's specialty.




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If you're wondering why there's a popsicle stick stuck into it (like I was), watch this short clip:



How cool is that? Crispy on the outside and tender on the inside without being greasy. Taste-wise it did not disappoint, with or without sauce :)


We also had Livestock Crackling Pork Belly. It comes with vinegar reminiscent of sukang Iloko and sweet sarsa which needed a little more spice. The smell got me before the dish was laid on our table. The skin was crispy just the way I like it. The lemongrass made the tender meat and fat flavorful. It's like mini lechon hehe :)




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We can't seem to eat meat without rice so we helped ourselves with a serving of Salted Egg Rice.




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But wait, there's still dessert! We were served Bacon Ice Cream Sandwich which was basically french toast, bacon, honey and a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Salty and sweet, hot and cold.. ah~ Simple yet so good, I'm tempted to have this everyday :P




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Verdict


Livestock not only offers dishes that are pork based, they also have vegetables and seafood choices to balance out the meal and for non-pork eaters. Serving size is for sharing and they do not scrimp the ingredients. Drinks vary from soda, iced tea, shakes, wine and beers.


What stood out most for me is the Livestock Crackling Pork Belly (and the vinegar that comes with it) and the Bacon Ice Cream Sandwich.


For special occasions or simple gatherings, head over to Livestock Restaurant & Bar and satisfy your pork craving :)



Livestock Restaurant & Bar Menu


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Livestock Restaurant & Bar


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Jardin de Zenaida
34 Sgt. Esguerra St.
South Triangle, Quezon City

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2 comments:

  1. Yummm. Loved everything. Cool idea of taking a vid of that pata.

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