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. The pig-centric menu features dishes like classic “sizzling sisig,” a chopped-pig’s-head-and-fried-egg breakfast, featuring fatty bits fragrant with kafir lime, ginger and chilies, beautifully caramelized, as they should be, in a cast-iron pan. Other highlights include pork jowl with brussels sprouts, Thai curry chicken wings, and sweet-spicy curried lamb ribs. An enclosed backyard is open year-round so you and your crew can sprawl out and dig in family-style.
|Venue name:||Pig and Khao|
68 Clinton St
|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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