“Broke da mouth” didn’t sound promising, but the saying on the front door of Honolulu is also a badge of honor in Pidgen. The phrase refers to food that tastes so good that bites send your senses haywire, and after eating their roast suckling pig, we could relate.
Alicia’s Market was our first stop in Honolulu thanks to a recommendation from a Hawaii Tourism rep, and we loaded up on poke, indulged in a half-pound of roast pork, and learned some important information. On weekends, they serve roast suckling pig. We clearly had to return to truly broke da mouth, and return we did.
On Saturdays, which is when we revisited Alicia’s Market, suckling pig typically emerges at about 9:15 a.m. We didn’t arrive until about 1 p.m., which means we were limited to belly, never a hardship. The pig was a bargain $9.49 per pound, featuring fat-rimmed, rosy meat and crunchy tiles of pork skin. Alicia’s standard marinated roast pork is already outstanding, and substituting suckling pig takes the dish to new depths of indulgence.
Dose of Vitamin P spotlights my favorite pork dish from the previous week.