Guangzhou Restaurant Review: Pig Out

By Ryan Gandolfo, October 29, 2019

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The Place

Tucked away in Tianhe district’s foodie hive – Tianhe South – you’re bound to find good eats every turn you take. We came across Pig Out over the October holiday and were immediately drawn in by the name. The burger, beer and pizza joint (with more menu items in the works) is run by Sebi and Eva, a friendly couple with experience running a similar concept in Lijiang, Yunnan called Wonderful Oops. Now, they’ve opened up a second restaurant to add a little zest to our fair city.

The Food 

Pig Out serves up mini-burgers, fries and pizza, with fresh ingredients used in their pies and juicy angus beef and flavorful toppings combining for a pretty badass burger. We try the ‘Beer Me Burger’ (RMB31) and ‘Wasa-be Hot Burger’ (RMB33), as recommended by the cook. 

Image provided by Pig Out

Image provided by Pig Out

Topped with old cheddar and mozzarella cheese and bacon, the Beer Me Burger is cooked with a unique beer sauce of your choosing (Pig Out’s sauces include lager, IPA and stout, as well as good ol’ BBQ.) It truly hits the spot, and is quite filling given its smaller stature. We next move on to the Wasa-be Hot Burger, which comes topped with mozzarella, a wasabi-infused mayo or ketchup and teriyaki-glazed bacon. It’s another winner, as the wasabi taste comes through while not overpowering the rest of the flavors.

Pig Out also does milkshakes and ice cream, and they do them right. Among their ice cream options, you’ll find Nutella chunk and a creative beer-flavored ice cream, which boasts a sweet and nutty aftertaste (and just enough of a malty flavor to tell that beer is in the mix).

Image provided by Pig Out

Image provided by Pig Out

And if you’re looking to get your drink on, you’ve come to the right place. The shop offers a great selection of craft beers, including Brewdog and Against the Grain, as well as refreshing brew tea (RMB22), which you can booze up with rum for only RMB3 extra.

Image provided by Pig Out

The Vibe

Image provided by Pig Out

As a corner shop smack dab in the middle of Tianhe South, Pig Out is a neat hang out spot anytime between lunch and the restaurant’s closing time. A couple of seats at the bar, a wooden bench and thin, modern chairs and tables round out the small outdoor establishment, and ‘handy’ artwork is visible throughout. 

Price: RMB50-75
Who’s going: cheat day eaters, beer drinkers
Good for: brew-cooked burgers, hanging out(side)
Nearest metro: Tiyu Xi Lu (Exit D), 5 minutes’ walk

Sun-Thu 1-9pm, Fri-Sat noon-10pm; see listing for Pig Out.

[Cover image via Pig Out]

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