Pig and Khao
So, so good.We went for brunch on Sunday afternoon. The bottomless Mimosa deal was a no-brainer, luckily they don't seem to be too alcoholic, as it's hard to stop at 2 or 3 with the Lychee or watermelon ones.
We ate Sizzling Sisig and Khao Soi and the flavors were really great. I'm not usually a big pig eater, but the Sizzling Sisig was one of the tastiest things I have eaten in ages.
We will definitely be going back soon to try some more of the menu.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMWell-balanced, delicious food.I was a little doubtful of the Filipino influenced Asian cuisine thing but found the food well prepared and enjoyable. Very much liked the quail adobo, a soft shell crab in green curry special (best dish of the evening) and the crispy pata with pickled green mango. I prefer a full bar but had a drink based on vermouth and bitters that was somehow too sweet - probably could have used some sparkling water,5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMYumWe visited Pig and Khao on Sunday Mothers Day. My son has recently moved into the neighborhood and has seen crowds trying to get in. With a reservation we were whisked right
in to our table. The wait staff was friendly and attentive. It was great to watch he chefs cooking. The food was GREAT. We were a little hesitant about the menu at first, but decided to jump right in. The Red curry crispy rice salad was actually lettuce wraps. The flavors exploded in our mouth. We also had the Pigs jowl served with a watermelon chutney. Superb! Kudos to the Chef and the staff. We will be back.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic BrunchBottomless watermelon mimosas, fun family style food, excellent service, and a little hip hop in the early afternoon on the LES makes for a perfect brunch. Can't wait to see what the scene is like at night.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMPig and Khao is an unbelievablePig and Khao is an unbelievable spot. It is the only place in a very long time where I always walk out feeling that everything I ate was delicious and perfectly executed. The service can be a bit lacking--they may bring the wrong drink or forget a side of rice--but it is a small price to pay for such delicious food. This place is best enjoyed by at least a small group, as the dishes are perfect for sharing and you'll want to try more than one thing.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMUnwelcoming hostess - twice!I generally dont submit reviews but felt compelled to do so for Pig and Khao. The food was amazing and our waiter was incredibly attentive and charming. The hostess however couldnt have been more rude or unwelcoming.The first time i had a reservation here, there was a mix up in the time. My calendar reminder set by open table listed the reservation under 730pm when in fact it was at 7pm. I appreciate the need to give away tables when parties dont show for their reservation, however, when i explained this situation to the hostess she made no attempt to offer any alternatives or accomodate us in any way. Maybe she had a bad day we told ourselves, yet on our second visit she was equally rude. Not the best first impression for a new restaurant.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic service - serverFantastic service - server was really knowledgable and made some great recommendations, everything we ordered was great (sisig was my fav!). Unlimited Mimosas are a definite must if you are here for brunch!5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was absolutely delicious.The food was absolutely delicious. Had chicken and mango salad, pork head, and Khao ski(curry noodles)
Unbelievable taste combinations and flavor.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMService was amazing and onService was amazing and on point. Went during brunch on a Sunday afternoon and wasn't crowded yet at 1:30pm. Shared the sisig and steak and eggs + garlic rice. Perfect to share for two people!4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was delish. OrderedFood was delish. Ordered mostly Filipino dishes and they were all good. The only thing missing on the sizzling sisig was the sizzle itself. Great crowd, great service...would definitely come back.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was delicious. TheThe food was delicious. The hospitality was great. The music level said, "Can you leave now so we can flip these tables". Energetic is a complete misnomer for the music level. It such a disappointment to feel as if you aren't wanted somewhere.
The quail with adobo was a crunchy bit of fried. The quail was slightly overcooked, but it still had a great sauce and was not greasy.
The mussels were sublime. They had a great broth that was good for sopping us with the sweet buns they provided or the coconut rice we ordered. The coconut rice was delish.
The whole fish soup was great, especially since I wasn't that interested in it when we ordered it. The first was cooked well. It was a sort of traditional sour fish soup.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMI'm not a foodie, but theI'm not a foodie, but the food (mussels, a curry noodle dish and coconut rice) seemed of a high caliber and was very tasty, for a good price. Music was a bit loud but not overwhelming. The place was busy, but we called ahead with a reservation and were able to sit after 10 minutes. The bar offers a wide selection of beers including a bottomless serve-yourself PBR for $15. Our server offered to get me a single draft, even though it is not normally offered.
The Google offer deal we had made it all the more worth it. I would definitely recommend this establishment and would return to eat in the future.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMSit at the bar and watch them cookExcellent meal, highly recommend the tasting menu. Fried Oysters, Mango Salad, Rib, Steak, all exceptional. This has become a regular place for me now, look forward to going back again. Almost forgot to mention the Coconut rice, YUMMMMMY! the tasting menu was so large that I had to take the final course home with the coconut rice and it was awesome. Best next day lunch ever.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMTasty, eclectic food. ServiceTasty, eclectic food. Service was swift and friendly. Food was very good, but a bit heavy.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMMango Salad was terrific;Mango Salad was terrific; tangy, spicy, salty, nutty. Amazing. The sisig was OK but not something I would order again. Very small place with cool open kitchen; I sat at the bar and was basically in the kitchen. Chef Leah Cohen was running the pass when I was there.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMWent here for brunch. TheWent here for brunch. The sirloin in the Steak and Eggs was perfectly cooked, although I wasn't asked how I wanted either my steak or egg done. The longonissa sausage was just ok. The champorado was excellent, although there was a bit too much bacon (something I never thought I'd say). The fresh watermelon juice was very refreshing. Service was attentive.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food met all of my expectationsThe food met all of my expectations for a top chef! The curry in particular was the best I had ever tasted... I wanted to drink the sauce! I also found the unique combination of pork jowls, watermelon, and onions to be both rich and refreshing. I can't wait to go back! And next time I plan to take advantage of the self service beer.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMCulinary AdventureDelicious and innovative Filipino and Filipino-inspired cuisine. But ambiance is a little chaotic and crowded, and restaurant is noisy.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGet the Prix Fixe!As a Philippine-American, I had been craving some familiar tastes from my mom's kitchen. Though, knowing that Pig & Khao isn't a traditional Filipino restaurant got me curious to try a different spin on the food I craved. A friend visiting from my hometown was the perfect opportunity to go; she's 1/2 Filipino. We got the Prix Fixe of 5 courses, about $40 a person, and from the first bite (still can't stop thinking about the shrimp toast) to the last (we could only take a couple of bites of the 5th course--we were stuffed!) we enjoyed every bite. I love the spin on adobo using quail, and the sisig with an egg cracked on top. Definitely going back to try other menu items.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMPig & Khao has a person inPig & Khao has a person in the kitchen who acts as the interface between the cook and the waiters. This person wears a shirt with the logo: "Pleasure Dispenser." This statement could not be more accurate. The food that comes out of the tiny little kitchen is amazing. Well worth the trip deep into hipsterville. The 5 course tasting menu for $39 a person is absolutely worth it.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesomeSuperb and imaginative food - wish we lived in NYC and could visit regularly.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome Brunch!!We've eaten at several of Leah Cohen's restaurants and this is hands down the best. Although the restaurant is small it is lively, eclectic and serves delicious food. Our server was friendly, happy and full of great suggestions which all created a great atmosphere for us to have a great meal. The entire staff was friendly and welcoming including the owner/chef and the manager. The corned beef hash and the powdered sugar donuts were both so good we had doubles of each! Mimosas were cheap, bottomless and delicious. We also enjoyed the Bahn Xeo and the side of Garlic Fried Rice was fantastic. We can't wait to visit again when the weather is warmer and we can sit outside. A perfect meal! A++.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMTaste of the PhillipinesWe loved this latest venture from the Fatty Crew crowd. Go with the small plates, we had small plates and then main courses and were stuffed to the gills. The small plates are their strength, especially the pork and watermelon salad. Service could've been better, they forgot our side vegetable, which I hear is a common problem. They need to work out their communication strategy. I asked for the dish after they brought out the main courses, and was assured "it's coming." Well, it wasn't, so I cancelled it. Wasn't a big deal but that's something that needs to be addressed. Everything else was great, though, and my teenage son found it very enjoyable! Good for those hungry teens!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMfood was fantastic and ourfood was fantastic and our server was terrific in helping us navigate the menu. Loved that the menu wasn't overwhelmingly large. would definitely return to try all the things we didn't order the first time.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMMust try!A nice addition to the neighborhood! We ordered the sisig, and the curry chicken noodles and we loved it. The doughnuts were also pretty amazing. There are also a nice selection of beers. Our waitress was friendly and helpful with recommendations and our glasses were always filled with water - very attentive. If you do not mind being fairly closely seated to your neighbor, you will like this place. We had some friendly people next to us, who told us that the dishes were pretty authentic. Highly recommend this place!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMSpicy & savory, but noisy spaceThis restaurant is not afraid of spicy, which I appreciate, but it may be a bit too much for some. Thus be warned about the red curry dishes. The signature pata dish (fried pork) was delicious as well as the quail adobo. Lots of savory sauces for everything. The large dishes are generous in portion-size. We ordered far too much food for two people with a decent appetite (1 appetizer, 2 small plates, and 1 large plate, and rice). The food was interesting asian comfort food and inventive overall. The space itself is small and can get uncomfortably loud. It's not the place for deep conversations. Overall the atmosphere is relaxed and welcoming if a bit too noisy for the likes of me.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat find!Very happy with our meal here!! Everything was delicious and the size of small plates was perfect for sharing.
We had a great mix of flavors within this small menu. The staff was friendly and attentive.
We'll definitely be back and recommend to friends.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMI lived in the PhilippinesI lived in the Philippines for 2 years and my daughter is 1/2 Filipino, so when we saw the review in the NYT prior to our visit, we decided to check it out. We sampled many things on the menu and indulged in the bottomless mimosas and had a fabulous time. Wait staff was awesome, attentive without being overwhelming, music was very contemporary and pretty loud. The food was really eyeopening and much more sophisticated than anything I ever experienced while living in the PI.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic casual feelingFantastic casual feeling restaurant with exceptional food and service. Intimate, personal and yet clearly marking the point of view from the chef. The sirloin and whole fish were both seriously memorable. Would highly recommend, and will, as am a foodie influencer.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMA lot of fun!Took my boyfriend and two other couples here for his birthday and have been on a few other occassions. The food is amazing, service is great, everyone's friendly. It's a little pricey but I'll definitely go back.2/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food, great music andGood food, great music and vibe. The only problem is the wait for a table.1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM