Simplicity at its best! Oink was one of the most pleasant discoveries I made during my time in Edinburgh. It’s a shop run by pig farmers who specialise in hog roasts. In the window bronzed with an armour of crispy crackle sits a whole roast pig.
Being that it is actually the farmers running the store; they are able to ensure quality at all stages of production. demonstrating the importance of quality products and how farmers markets are such a great resource for consumers.
The thing about this store that really grabbed my attention is that they have basically put into practice everything that I constantly preach, “keep it simple and let the flavours speak for themselves”. Rather than the ubiquitous cafes that attempt to cook ten different cuisines, 100 different dishes; and failing miserably. Oink does one thing and does it extremely well. They cook and sell only one pig per day. When is it sold out; they close the store and believe me, it was never open beyond 3pm. Kudos Oink!!