Let’s talk about pork. Bacon. Pulled pork. Pork belly. Crackling. It’s all good and it’s all being transformed into mouth watering dishes all over Brisbane. Faced with the choice of so many delicious porky options we couldn’t pick just one to hunt down – so we chose them all! The result – an epic list of the best porky feeds to pig out on in Brisbane. You’re welcome.
#1. Smashed minted pea breakfast | Pablo | New Farm
Vegetables for breakfast can only be justified when served alongside pork. Especially when it’s pork baked in cider, orange, maple and spices, and served with minted peas and a feta and beetroot potato hashcake.
#2. Pork belly | Habitat | West End
Plated up with a baked apple stuffed with dates and bacon (MORE PORK), wilted kale, orange and red chard salad, this pork belly’s secret comes in the form of blue cheese dressing.
#3. Rosticciana di maiale | Bar Alto | New Farm
Bar Alto’s sweet and sour pork spare ribs with apple slaw and chips are supposed to be shared between two people. But we wont judge if you decide it’s a meal for one.
#4. Whole Hog wood-fired pizza | Firefly | CBD
The pizza base to meat ratio has never been so right. Bacon, ham, salami, chorizo, red onions, olives and mushroom (because vegetables = health), all melted onto a tomato base.
#5. Ragu alla bolognese | Spaghetti House | South Bank
Mouth-watering low cooked pork and beef, in a soffritto, wine and tomato sauce. With pasta of course, because carbs.
#6. Triple Pig Burger | The Bone Lorry | Food Truck
This hunk-of-meat-on-wheels is a carnivore’s dream. We’re talking pulled pork, pork roast pieces AND bacon, and homemade coleslaw on a sweet bun. #omg
#7. Pig City | Hoo Ha Bar | South Brisbane
A share board of pork belly, Hungarian salami, crisp pancetta and chorizo, all served with sriracha mayonnaise and flatbread. Try as you may, this one may actually have to be shared.
#8. Pork belly with crisp pig’s ears | e’cco Bistro | CBD
Roasted pork belly and apple, artichoke and black pudding are served with crisp, oven baked pig’s ears. Oink.
#9. Twice cooked pork belly | Cove | South Brisbane
More pork belly? Always. This one is twice cooked and braised in orange and ginger rum.
#10. Crispy pork hock | Madam Wu | CBD
Asian fusion has never been tastier than oven roasted crispy pork hock with with stir-fried kimchi and apple.
#11. Pork belly burger | Chur Burger | Fortitude Valley
Chur Burger’s signature dish, this sweet and salty burger features chilli caramel, slaw and aioli over drizzled over crispy pork belly. Drool.
#12. BBQ pork ribs | USA BBQ and Bourbon Bar | Eat Street Markets
Cooked for 18 hours and served with apple slaw – these might be the simplest and tastiest ribs that ever dripped down your chin.
#13. Pork Hock Breakfast | The Chelsea Bistro | The Barracks
It’s never too early to get pork on your fork. Fried eggs, Yorkshire pudding and tahini yoghurt compliment a roasted pork hock.
#14. Sticky pork breakfast burrito | Primal Pantry | New Farm
If eating with your hands is more your style, wrap them around this breakfast burrito stuffed with pickled cucumber, BBQ sauce and a fried egg.
#15. Pork Belly Bagel | Scout | Spring Hill
Chilli and fennel rubbed pork belly with a side of pork crackling, all stuffed into a bagel.
#16. Suckling pig | Popolo | CBD
Grab your family, get your friends, pick up the dog – this free range suckling pig roasted with spiced apple, peach compote and anchovy sauce is made for sharing.
#17. Crispy pork belly pancake | Up on Constance | Fortitude Valley
Savoury pancakes cocoon crispy pork belly, grilled squid and kimchi with a spicy plum sauce. The best of surf and turf.
#18. Schweinshaxe | Bavarian Bier Café | CBD
If you haven’t eaten for a few days, you might have room to finish this crispy pork knuckle, but good luck fitting in any sides!
#19. Pork fritters | The Wickham | Fortitude Valley
Bite sized pieces of beer battered, slow cooked pork belly, deep-fried and glazed in bourbon maple sauce. We repeat: deep-fried pork belly.
#20. Caramelised pork belly | Chop Chop Chang’s | West End
Baked with taramind, star anise and cassia bark, Chop Chop Chang’s puts a pan-Asian spin on traditional pork belly.
#21. Porkies burger | Gypsies Wagon | Gaythorne
Apple cider and bourbon together create the ultimate sticky pulled pork, piled on a burger with all the extras you can dream of.
#22. Polenta e tavola | Pane e Vino | CBD
Rich minced pork on a bed of cheesy polenta. No pasta means no carbs right? Don’t think about calories, just dig in.
#23. Pork belly bao | Kwan Brothers | Fortitude Valley
Steamed buns, pork belly and sweet and sour sauce: Kwan Brothers have the recipe for delicious late night eats covered.
#24. Pork Belly Croquettes | International Hotel | Spring Hill
Oven roasted pork belly paired with fluffy potato and deep-fried into croquettes? Their bite sized pieces of heaven.
#25. Pulled pork chilli cheese fries | Newstead Brewing Co. | Newstead
The pork/potato movement is gaining traction – and for good reason. Fries smothered in pulled pork and cheese sound like a good match for beer to us.
Porkin’ delicious, right?
Words by Rebecca Grady