Toki Underground @ Sweetlife Festival 2013 | Washington, D.C.

In honor of Throwback Thursday, I'm posting one of the best meals of my life. It was at the Sweetlife Festival in 2013, where Toki Underground had a food booth in the VIP area. They offered a few things (most of which you will never find on their restaurant ramen menu), including the best banh mi sandwich I've had in my life - corned beef tongue, pulled pork, chicken liver spread, pickled vegetables and some other goodies.

However, the real star of the show was this beauty:

Yup - thats a half-pig head slow roasted in the oven and then deep fried to a golden crispy perfection, served with homemade sausages, fresh herbs and some rice balls. We attacked this thing with our hands only, picking off those individual squares bite by beautifully delicious bite. With each flavor bomb of a cube you had slow roasted pork with a layer of delicious fat, topped off with each bites personal crispy chicharron. Each part of the head from the cheek to the ear to the jowl to the snout had its own unique flavor. This was one of my most memorable foodie experiences of my life, and I'm glad I got to share it with some great friends. Good work. 

DishRanker Pig's Head Score: +3

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