Pig and Khao

Restaurants , Filipino Lower East Side
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Photograph: Paul Wagtouicz

Pig and Khao

Photograph: Paul Wagtouicz
Pig and Khao
Photograph: Paul Wagtouicz
Pig and Khao
Photograph: Paul Wagtouicz
Pig and Khao
Photograph: Paul Wagtouicz

Sizzling sisig at Pig and Khao

Photograph: Paul Wagtouicz

Khao soi at Pig and Khao

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Lamb ribs at Pig and Khao

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Quail adobo at Pig and Khao

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Halo-Halo at Pig and Khao

The Southeast Asian honky-tonk is fast becoming a food-world cliché. Pig and Khao might have seemed audacious once, but it comes across as mostly derivative today. Run by former Top Chef contender Leah Cohen, the joint has a familiar setup, with plenty of canned beer, hot chilies and hip-hop. Chef Leah Cohen has been turning diners on to funky Southeast Asian flavors since 2012. The pig-centric menu features dishes like Sizzling Sisig, Pork Jowl with Brussels Sprouts, Khao Soi, Thai Curry Chicken Wings and more. Enclosed backyard seating is available year-round, and the restaurant prepares a traditional Filipino brunch on the weekends with bottomless mimosas.

Venue name: Pig and Khao
Address: 68 Clinton St
New York
Cross street: between Rivington and Stanton Sts
Opening hours: Mon 5-10pm; Tue-Thu 5-11pm; Fri 5pm-midnight; Sat 11am-3:30pm, 5pm-midnight; Sun 11am-3:30pm, 5-10pm
Transport: Subway: F to Delancey St
Price: Average main course: $20.
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