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Pig and Khao

Restaurants, Filipino Lower East Side
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Photograph: Paul WagtouiczSizzling sisig at Pig and Khao
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Photograph: Paul WagtouiczKhao soi at Pig and Khao
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Photograph: Paul WagtouiczLamb ribs at Pig and Khao
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Photograph: Paul WagtouiczQuail adobo at Pig and Khao
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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. 

By: Time Out New York contributors


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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Average User Rating

4.3 / 5

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SO GOOD. I honestly had no clue what anything was but loved every minute of it! Tons of options, great for sharing so you can have a little of everything. If you're a little timid when it comes to trying new foods, just go with an open mind.


I wanted to get behind this restaurant but I would say it's more Filipino fusion than true Filipino food. Anything pork is quite good and savory but I didn't leave feeling all that full. Overrated in my opinion.